If Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein is not the funniest movie ever made, I'd like to know what is. I think it was especially effective if you were a fan of the old Boris Karloff/ Bela Lugosi classics from UNIVERSAL in the 1930's and '40's. Mel Brooks went so far as to use the actual sets and props from the first two films of the series, FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, which starred Karloff and was directed by James Whale.
I couldn't get through the scene with the monster meeting the blind man without laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes....for the 100th time possibly!
So here's my little holiday treat for you intrepid visitors...three classic scenes from YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, featuring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn.....and the blind hermit was played by none other than two time Oscar winner Gene Hackman.
Dr. Frankenstein (exasperated, speaking to Igor)-"DAMN YOUR EYES!!!" Igor..... "TOO LATE!!!!"
The national touring company of the stage version of Young Frankenstein is in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, and moves on to Chicago, Washington, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Check the website for exact dates.
Real journalists continue to lose their jobs as newspapers cut staff in record numbers. And while this is happening hucksters like Glenn Bec...
Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in the Rutgers- Army football game. To send Eric a "Get Well" message click his photo.
Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund
Click the picture for more information on the Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund, established for the longterm care and rehabilitation of this seriously injured Rutgers Football player. Thank You!
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".