June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975
Yes, another food-centered, non-Six Degrees of Stoogeration entry. I’ll get to Flesh Feast (1970) one of these days, I promise!
This is another one of my inspirational sites. I know that I won’t be taking pictures of food (unless I unearth Moe and Larry’s recipes!) but it turns out that writing a movie review is hard work! Who knew?!
As usual here at Balladeer’s Blog I like to cover those things that tend to fly under the radar to a large degree. On this page I’ll be looking at bad/weird movies that don’t seem…
Source: BAD MOVIES | Balladeer’s Blog
For the terminally lazy (ME!), I LOVE sites like this that have ready-made bad movie lists! Sure, I know that The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals isn’t worth the film it’s filmed on, and that star Anthony Eisley talked his stunt double into doing most of the walking about in the terrible “jackal head,” and that the director, Oliver Drake was supposedly senile. (I say “supposedly,” because looking at this film, who can tell?)
And if you were wondering, yes, I CAN tie this in to the Three Stooges. Anthony Eisley starred in a couple of Al Adamson films. Al Adamson and Sam Sherman wanted the Three Stooges to star in The Jet Set (which became Blazing Stewardesses). Everything was set until Moe was too ill to go on with the filming (which would’ve begun in March).
Remember, almost everything can be connected to the Three Stooges and/or John Carradine!
On this day in History, Nixon resigns on Aug 08, 1974. Learn more about what happened today on History.
Of course, I couldn’t let today pass without mentioning what happened 42 years ago. Granted, I’ve run into more than my fair share of people that gave me a look of “Whaaaa?!” when I mentioned “Watergate,” but meh. It was 42 years ago, which may as well be the Middle Ages for today’s youth.
Here are more images from that wond’rous time.
(As a side note: the Stooges were not fans of Nixon and watched the hearings religiously–just found that out today from a co-worker that regularly visited them when he lived in California.)
Can you imagine living through all this? I mean, sure, I lived through Clinton’s “impeachment” hearings, but with all the things they could’ve gotten him on, it was SEX?!
Then there was Reagan (another Stooge favorite!) and Iran-Contra, where he suddenly “forgot” everything. Of course, with what we know now, that might not have been far from the truth.
I wonder…if Trumpy’s elected, would he have to resign, or would Pence?
On an ending note, this should be the most glorious, snarky election EVAR, but I’m not feeling it. Mostly because Trump’s getting so much attention just being Trumpy, but it seems that all the fun (snark) has gone out of it, and it’s just a long, slow trudge for the next 92 days…
…it’s just that WordPress was acting more like TurdPress yesterday, and I didn’t get around to it.
The last of the “original” Stooges died May 4, 1975, bringing an end to the New New NEW Three Stooges (Howard, Sitka and DeRita).
Instead of drowning my unemployment anniversary sorrows with Diet Coke (or Diet Mountain Dew), I’ve decided to laugh in the face of continued in-between-engagement-ism (that’s a perfectly cromulent word!) and get started on my annual Hallowe’en B-movie thon a day early.
The first short on the list Three Pests in a Mess (1945), isn’t technically a “scare” short, but there’s a bit where the fellows run around the Ever-Rest Pet Cemetary with a “body” (actually a dummy that Curly “shot”). It’s funny and fast paced and interestingly, is one of the final shorts Curly would film before his stroke later in 1945. It’s amazing to see how much he aged in a matter of months. Funnily enough, the “old age” of 42 seemed ancient for the Stooges, but 42 now? A mere baby! Maybe people just lived harder back then.
The rest of the list includes the usual “spook” themed shorts, as well as the last short filmed–Flying Saucer Daffy (1957). It’s a Besser-era short, which is “Niagara Falls!” for some Stooge fans, but you have to admit, Joe Besser was a talented comic, and he could hold his own with Moe and Larry…even though he didn’t really fit. Sometimes that worked (like this short), sometimes it didn’t (the reincarnation shorts). Then again, after 20+ years, I’m not sure what would’ve worked after the deaths of Curly and Shemp.
Anyhoo, that’s the first half of the Halloween-a-Rama, the second begins tomorrow night!