Wednesday, January 23, 2013

R.I.P. Jon Finch

English actor Jon Finch, best known for playing the title role in Roman Polanski's 1971 film Macbeth as well as the lead male role in Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 thriller Frenzy, took his last break on December 28, 2012, at age 71. Science fiction fans might also remember him as the guy who played Jerry Cornelius in the 1973 adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel The Final Programme, a film not exactly fondly remembered by Mr. Moorcock and most sci-fi fans.

Anyway, he will be missed.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

R.I.P. Patti Page

American pop singer Patti Page, best known for such songs as "The Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window", sang her last note on New Year's Day at age 85.

She will be missed.

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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Movie Quote of the Week

Everyone but the bandits will be slacking off till after New Year, anyway.
--Michael Keaton, Batman Returns (1992)

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TV Quote of the Week

Well, personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon. Let's go to work.
--David Boreanaz, Angel, "Not Fade Away"

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

¡Bienvenidos, 2013! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Here's hoping that the only dolores I have to deal with in this new year is Ms. del Río herself.

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