Archive for September, 2003

Favorite Golden Oldies?

September 30, 2003

What are some of your favorite golden oldies or rather older singers and songs?

Mine ofcourse are all David Bowie!

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VH1: I LOVE THE 70’s (Yes, I Do)

September 30, 2003

[size=large][color=CC6600][font=Impact]This a good series! It is better than the I LOVE THE 80’s![/font][/color][/size]
Most of the guests on the show are about my age or a little younger. They were just kids like my sisters and myself in the 70’s. VH1 did get some celebrities who were in their 20 or 30’s in the 70’s. They also had 2 or 3 people who were not even born in the 70’s! Like Kelly Rowland (Destiny Child/ FREDDY vs. JASON). She was born in ’81!

Monday – 1970 & 1971. They covered TV shows like “The Brady Bunch”, “The Partridge Family”, “Love, American Style”, “The Carol Burnett Show” and the kids’ PBS show “Sesame Street” They had Kermit the frog give a pitch on the show before a commerical break. He said that the show was sponsored by the letter ‘V’ and the ‘H’ and the number ‘1’. When the letters & the number appeared on the screen, I burst out laughing. The way they did it was so funny! Linda Carter did the wonders of the 70’s with the Wonder Women theme playing. They talked about the break up of The Beatles. When they showed Yoko’s face, they played [b][size=medium][font=Impact]Black Magic Woman[/font][/size][/b]. That was so funny!

Tuesday – 1972 & 1973. I missed all of 1972 and some of 1973. What I saw was the short shorts, the ugly polyester, leisure suits and those bellbottoms (called ‘flares now). I hated those things. My mother had to dress us in those things! We had the Afro to go along with it!!
Remember shows like “The Dating Game”, “The Waltons” and another PBS kids’ shows “Electric Company” and “ZOOM”. James Bond was the man! “EXORIST” was the movie!

Wednesday – 1974 & 1975. I’ll be home to see these two.

These series like “I LOVE THE 70’s” & “I LOVE THE 80’s” brings back good memories of my childhood and teen life.

cold creek manor

September 30, 2003

COld Creek Manor had some plot holes, but was still a better than average film for the genre. Mike Figgis (director) brought a nice sensibility to the project, and i love the snapshot effect (if you see it you’ll know what I mean).

i know that movie sat in a can for a while (at least a year) but there are some worth performances in it. It would be nice to see Jennifer Lewis not play a PWT at some point in her career though….

animal house..double secret probation edition

September 30, 2003

interesting package…contains the movie plus a where are they now reunion info….plus info on the making of the film…

you can turn on or off the little bits of info that are like subtitles at the bottom of the screen…explains a lot of stuff…

highly recommended..still a great classic

Fun Fact!

September 30, 2003

The name fairy ring comes from an old folk-tale. People once believed that mushrooms growing in a circle followed the path made by fairies dancing in a ring. Fairy rings are found in open grassy places and in forests.

In grass, the best known fairy ring fungus has the scientific name Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.

Large rings are created when the older mycelium in the center finally exhausts the soil nutrients and dies. On the death of the central mycelium, the nutrients are returned to the soil and grass can grow again.

The living edge of the mycelium continues to grow outward. As it grows, it secretes chemicals into the ground ahead. These chemicals break down the organic matter, releasing nutrients so that the mycelium will have food when it reaches this area. For a brief time, the grass at the outer edge of the ring also benefits. The extra nutrients make the grass darker green, taller, and thicker than the rest of the lawn or pasture. This lush grass dies when the mycelium grows under it and steals the nutrients.

Fairy rings made by fungi like Marasmius oreades are called “free” rings. They will continue to grow outward until a barrier is reached. Sometimes the barrier is another fairy ring! Rings can grow into each other’s territory and die as each reaches the other’s “dead zone.”

If there are no barriers, free rings can grow outward at up to 8 inches (20 cm) per year. They can reach a diameter of over 30 feet (10 m). One ring formed in France by the fungus Clitocybe geotropa is almost a half mile (600 m) in diameter. This ring is thought to be 700 years old.

Mycorrhizal fungi, which live in symbiotic partnership with trees, also form fairy rings. Their rings are called “tethered” rings. A tether is like a leash. The fungus and its mycorrhizal partner tree need each other to survive. The mycelium of these fungi always remains joined to the tree’s roots. Roots are the “tether” that keeps the fairy rings of mycorrhizal fungi from growing too far from their tree.

GLOSSARY

hyphae (hí – fee) plural: the threads that form the body of a fungus (mycelium)
mycelium (my – sée – lee – um): see hyphae
mycorrhiza (my – koh – rý – zuh) singular; mycorrhizae (my – koh – rý – zee) plural: a beneficial combination between a fungus and a living plant root
symbiosis (sim – by – óh – sis) singular; symbioses (sim – by – óh – sees) plural: a partnership formed between two living organisms.

Awe and I thought it was a portal to Faery land to the world of the Underground!!!!!!!
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“Capturing the Friedmans”

September 29, 2003

“Capturing the Friedmans” really does not
capture the family, rather it captures the
viewer. This is not a summer adventure
film; it is a skillfully presented real life
story of a family torn apart by a married
homosexual pedophile. It presents a
horrible set of situations but gives no real
complete answers. There are many clues
to misdeeds but these clues often
contradict each other so you never are
able to learn the truth. After watching
this harrowing account – ask yourself –
“What’s missing?” {both in what you are
seeing and what might have been included}
GRADE = “A-“

A Twist of Motown Is sweet Music

September 29, 2003

Lee Rittenour has assembled another all-star collection of stars for

This week the Rock!!! Denzel!! Dean Cain, James Bond, and more surprises!!!!

September 29, 2003

In this male testerone filled episode of Eclipse Magazine, we have The Rock, Sean William Scott and Rosario Dawson in the house!!!!! Denzel Washington and Dean Cain talk about their latest flick “”Out of Time.”” News on the new James Bond Game, we look at the new “”Scarface”” and “”The Core”” DVDs and more!!!

You can catch EMTV on your local Cable Station in the following cities,Arlington, VA – Arlington Channel 69 (Wed nights at 7:30, repeat Thursday at 11pm)Baltimore, MD, – Channel 5, Wednesday Night at 7:30 pmBerkeley, CA – Channel 17, Check your local listingFairfax, Va – Channel 10, Check your local listingMadison, WI – WYOU 4, Saturdays at 6pmPrince Georges, MD – CTV 76, Mondays at 12:30Lanthrup, MI Channel 17 – Check your local listing[url=http://www.eclipsemagazine.com/tvshow/emtv56w.wmv]CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW!!!![/url]

Selma Heyak, A Live Performance by Vertigo Lab, Cast of Underworld and more!!

September 29, 2003

This week on EclipseMagazine, Selma Heyak, Johnny Depp, and Antonio Banderas are in the house. A live in studio performance by Vertigo Lab! The cast of Underworld is here. News on Empires Dawn of the Modern World, and Xena and Alias DVD News!!!

You can catch EMTV on your local Cable Station in the following cities,Arlington, VA – Arlington Channel 69 (Wed nights at 7:30, repeat Thursday at 11pm)Baltimore, MD, – Channel 5, Wednesday Night at 7:30 pmBerkeley, CA – Channel 17, Check your local listingFairfax, Va – Channel 10, Check your local listingMadison, WI – WYOU 4, Saturdays at 6pmPrince Georges, MD – CTV 76, Mondays at 12:30Lanthrup, MI Channel 17 – Check your local listing[url=http://www.eclipsemagazine.com/tvshow/emtv55w.wmv]CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW!!!![/url]

Jason Talks Devil’s Candy w/ Tokyopop Winners Clint Bickham and Priscilla Hamby

September 28, 2003