50 Classic Horror Films

Frank bought me this the other day.

I’m not sure if its a good thing or a bad thing, I love horror films yet there’s 50. I can see my self wasting a lot of free time on this.

The back of the box lists all 50, I’m going to have to check them off as I watch them and X them out as they suck too much to finish. Now I’m sure I’m going to love Metropolis and I’m sure I’m going like seeing the original Night of the Living Dead (By the way I recently saw the remake of Dawn of the Dead and I have to say I enjoyed it throughly.) but I can’t believe that all 50 of these movies are going to be watchable.

I can’t even find some of them on IMDB. “the Terror Doomed to Die” is one of them. I did find a page for “The Giant Gila Monster” but I’m not sure thats going to make the film any better then any of the others.

This should be fun, cheep 1930’s horror fun but fun all the same. I can only hope that the lack of special effects makes for a better story. ;-)

Crash into Me

Crash Into Me Lyrics

You’ve got your ball,
You’ve got your chain
Tied to me tight, tie me up again.
Who’s got their claws
In you my friend?
Into your heart I’ll beat again
Sweet like candy to my soul
Sweet you rock,
And sweet you roll
Lost for you, I’m so lost for you

Oh, and you come crash into me
And I come into you
And I come into you
In a boy’s dream
In a boy’s dream

Touch your lips just so I know
In your eyes, love, it glows so
I’m bare-boned and crazy… for you.

Oh, and you come crash into me
Baby, and I come into you
In a boy’s dream
In a boy’s dream

And if I’ve gone overboard
Then I’m begging you
To forgive me
In my haste
When I’m holding you so girl,
Close to me

Oh and you come crash into me, yeah
Baby, and I come into you
Hike up your skirt a little more
And show the world to me
Hike up your skirt a little more
And show your world to me
In a boy’s dream
In a boy’s dream

Oh, I watch you there
Through the window
And I stare at you
You wear nothing, but you
Wear it so well
Tied up and twisted,
The way I’d like to be
For you, for me, come crash into me, baby
Come crash into me, yeah

Crash into me…
Crash into me…
Crash into me…

You know, I’m the king of the castle,
You’re the dirty rascal, crash into me.
Please crash into me, baby…

Oh, no no no…
Yes, I see the waves
Come and crash into me.
See the waves come and crash into me.
Crash into me.

Spring Break

So I’m back. A week later and few dollars richer. I’ve decided that I can’t wake up in the morning while in NYC. I’ve got an 18 year habbit of not sleeping at night in that city and while I tried quite hard, I could not break it. Thank god I have more luck here. (When I’m not up at this hour.)

I spent most of the week sleeping, I was going to say working but I slept through most of it. I did get a good 2 days worth in and got the cash to prove it. The only thing I’m stuck with is not knowing how to properly delete old backups automatically. A little shell script would do what I want but I was to tired to figure it out, and its probably not the best way to do things either.

On tuesday I got to spend a little time with Steff but I had to fight American Idol for it. American Idol is possibly the biggest waste of air time on TV, but I could be wrong that mob of midgets vs. and elephant thing was pretty crappy. I hate Fox more then Matt Groening.

Thursday I got sick because of some ill placed (and by placed I mean in my stomach) olives. But before my almost puking out an ill made hamburger (the burger was fine but it didn’t happen to be what I ordered) and a few olives I attended Fat Cat Billards which also happens to be a happening Jazz club.

I loved the musicians. I’m proud to say that the trumpet has become my favorite jazz instrument. The sounds that thing can make is awesome. It wasn’t about the sound, jazz never is, its about the emotions that the musician is conveying threw their music. I don’t think this bunch would ever be that expressive with anything else, not speech, not body language, nothing.

They also had a guest play with them. I can’t remember his name to save my life. But he was a drummer and he played more naturally then he walked or talked. Click for more on Fat Cat Billiards

Friday I drove 40 miles to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in Scarsdale NY. It was a good movie, I need to see it again under different circumstances when I’ve got less on my mind but I grasped enough of what Kaufman was thinking when he made it to make this viewing worth my while. If you don’t know I’ve got a thing for his movies. He’s probably one of the weirdest writers out there and thats why I think he’s one of the best (Reference The Icarus Project to see why being weird is a dangerous gift. Note: deserves a post on its own.) I haven’t seen all his movies yet (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is next in my Netflix Queue.) but Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Human Nature (which is odd) have all turned out to be worth the $11.50. (Yes folks New York City is a rip off.) I’ve left each movie feeling confused, dazed, sad, happy, or in love. And each time impressed. As I said I’ve got a thing for his movies.

After the movie we went to a diner and spouted movie quotes. I had some interesting things I wanted to discuss about the movie. But I was quickly informed that I shouldn’t try to have a discussion. (Its been a long time since any of my friends turned down intellectual conversation.) so I joined in on the movie quotes. A few funny ones were said but in the end I was left hung up on wanting to convince people that a gag movie (Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back) wasn’t better then a Mislabeled Comedy (Its drama: Chasing Amy). It may have been more funny but it had no story. And being funny, while fun, gets old really fast. I can only laugh at “Cock Knocker” so many times. Which is totally alright because gags aren’t meant to last for ever.

I need to watch “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” again so I can figure out what I was thinking the first time I saw it and maybe talk with people about it.

I went home that night in a poor mood, I guess I wasn’t looking to drive so much for so little. I had originally planned to see it that morning in a local theater with someone I could talk to, but she couldn’t make it.

Saturday I slept a lot (much needed) and then fixed things, packed (forgot a shirt I bought and really liked and a flashlight – hoping to receive them in the mail soon), fixed things at my parents house and then went home. I did get to say hi to my ever interesting aunt who I should visit sometime soon.

As if I needed an excuse to flee to Seattle for a week or two. ;-)

Its ‘wayy’ past when I wanted to goto sleep, I would have gone to sleep hours ago but a friend I hadn’t seen in a while showed up and I went on a diner run with them. (Stupid friends working the night shift and never sleeping EVER.)

I’m glad I’m home. Even if this apartment is only going to be home for a few more months. (We’re all moving out if you didn’t know.) My most promising new home is a couple’s apartment. The couple are friends of Josh’s and they have a room mate moving out (going to germany or something odd). I don’t know them yet, nor do they know me but I’m told they’re nice people. Because I don’t know how that will pan out I’m still on the look out for 2-3 bedroom apartments and people who will want to live there. I shouldn’t have too much of a problem with that, especially since I plan on living on campus until I meet enough people that I can find 2-3 financially backed, sane room mates. I know its a tall order but I’m feeling hopeful.

I’m sleepy (by far) so I’m sleeping. Good night.

-Francis

Hand Spring – The White Stripes

I took my girl to go bowling downtown at the red door
after an argument I started
cause I thought she didn’t like me anymore
I can’t help it sometimes I feel pitiful
and of course she’s so young and beautiful

I bought us two glasses of coke
that’s her favorite and I wanted to make up for earlier
but I dropped her glass and it broke
so I just gave my glass to her

she laughed and so did I in our lane
and then she went to a vending machine
to buy a candy cane
but right next to that was a boy I knew
with a spring in his hand
playing a country pinball machine
called ‘stand by your man’
I saw him talk to her
but I stayed in my lane
and played my game steady
and was thinking of a day
when I’d be too old to throw a ball this heavy

but I guess I’m young now
so it’s easier to knock ’em all down
then I looked and saw her say to him
‘you’re really hittin’ that ball around’
and he’s lookin’ at her the way I did
when I first met her
I could see in his face
white flowers
and cups of coffee
and love letters

I was sorry to interrupt their game
but I went and did it anyway
I dropped my red bowling ball
through the glass of his machine
I said ‘are you quick enough to hit this ball, mr. clean?’
I was scared to lose her
so I couldn’t help being mean

and that ended both of our games
I said I was sorry
but my girl left with him just the same
I thought how much I hate when love makes me act this way
I was bent over a broken pinball machine
in a bowling alley and I threw it all away

well isn’t it all just a big game?

Blues

Society passing on your essence so to speak. If you don’t have a good one to remember your accomplishments and remember you then what are doing? You’ll be forgotten.

Franks a long time ago told me about a musician named Muddy Waters. He’s is quite good. You’ve heard his music before.

Mannish Boy
Ooooooh, yeah, ooh, yeah

Everythin’, everythin’, everytin’s gonna be alright this mornin’
Ooh yeah, whoaw
Now when I was a young boy, at the age of five
My mother said I was, gonna be the greatest man alive
But now I’m a man, way past 21
Want you to believe me baby,
I had lot’s of fun
I’m a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No B, O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
I’m a man
I’m a full grown man
I’m a man
I’m a natural born lovers man
I’m a man
I’m a rollin’ stone
I’m a man
I’m a hoochie coochie man

Sittin’ on the outside, just me and my mate
You know I’m made to move you honey,
come up two hours late
Wasn’t that a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No B, O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
I’m a man
I’m a full grown man
Man
I’m a natural born lovers man
Man
I’m a rolllin’ stone
Man-child
I’m a hoochie coochie man

The line I shoot will never miss
When I make love to a woman,
she can’t resist
I think I go down,
to old Kansas Stew
I’m gonna bring back my second cousin,
that little Johnny Cocheroo
All you little girls,
sittin’out at that line
I can make love to you woman,
in five minutes time
Ain’t that a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No B, O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
Man
I’m a full grown man
Man
I’m a natural born lovers man
Man
I’m a rollin’ stone
I’m a man-child
I’m a hoochie coochie man
well, well, well, well
hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me child
don’t hurt me, don’t hurt, don’t hurt me child
well, well, well, well

Yeah

Anyone ever listen to ledbelly?

-Francis

Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot was a cute movie about two musicians who pretend to be girls to escape the mob and leave for Florida with an all girls band. My favorite scene has got to be the train car party. These two guys dressed as girl surrounded by 15 girls in their sleeper bed. The girls trying to get drunk and tickling. Like… if it wasn’t 1959 I’d be worried about about the goings on, but it wasn’t anything of bad taste. Despite these two guys who desperately wanted something of ill repute to happen, but in the end decided it was better to keep their cover and not be murdered by the mob.

This is my first Marilyn Monroe and boy is she something. She’s beautiful of course, you don’t become a nation’s sex symbol for nothing but she’s got some sort of charm and innocence which was ironic. I don’t know how to describe it.

MarilynMonroe2small.jpg
Click for a larger version.

She’s got “it”. Anyway the movie ended with her running off with one of the guys then saying that she wasn’t very smart (and from the amount of takes she had to do to say simple lines that this trivia page says she had to do it might actually be true) and the other guy telling his fiance (a guy who didn’t know he was really a man) that he’s a man and him replying “Nobody’s perfect.” I’m surprised they had an ending like that (they did mention “laws and accords” preventing gay marriage previously) in 1959.

Over all its a quite funny movie that won some awards, made it to number 40 on imdb’s top 250, and of course has the illustrious Marilyn Monroe. I would have named it “I want to be loved by you” but it probably had something to do with Marilyn’s solo.

“You’re not a girl!” Curtis protests to Lemmon. “You’re a guy! Why would a guy want to marry a guy?” Lemmon: “Security!”

-Francis

(Have some more links. Plot Summary, Memorable Quotes, a list of 40 reviews of the movie and the review I read and liked.)

Life is like a Tree

I’m thinking in this tree analogy. I’m somewhere up where the branches start.

I’m not sure what to do.

You see. Josh isn’t going to be living off campus again. Too many surprise bills, people owing you money, etc. I agree its stressful not knowing how much money you’re going to have at the end of the month and wondering if its going to be enough. In the short term I don’t have to deal with those problems, in the long term I do.

I’m doing well in my classes. Not 100% picture perfect but I know what’s going on and I’m able to answer questions. Put those questions on a test and I pass the class.

I’ve decided to forgo the rowan summer registration. Rowan is expensive and I don’t need to take my gen eds here for more money when I could be at any country college for much cheaper anywhere I please.

Where do I please? My good friends all have housing and have things they do. I need to find a place that will help me out. Give me what I need to do to thrive (food water exercise), time to study.

Where do I live? What do I want to do?

-Francis

311 – Love Song

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away, I will always love you
However long I stay, I will always love you
Whatever words I say, I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away, I will always love you
However long I stay, I will always love you
Whatever words I say, I will always love you
I will always love you

Parking

So I had to park in a spot between two Suv’s one of which had a ticket on it (for not moving during the alternate side parking I’d suspect). The spot was tiny and I bumped both suv’s multiple times and even tried to move the one behind my car. (Thank god his bumper met my bumper instead of my taillights.) As I was parking all I could think of was my friend Matt telling me that in New Jersey people would pass a spot if there wasn’t adequate clearance to make everyone feel comfortable. I just chuckled to my self.

-Francis