Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"There is no such thing as girlie push ups."

Maria Bee says, "There is no such thing as girlie push ups." I certainly hope so. The 100 Push-Up Challenge is gonna make a believer out of me. By the end of the seven weeks, I hope that I can crank out some push ups like Maria.

Look at her go!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Music for Acapcolist #1 Can't Get Any Harder DJ Rehab

I need some motivational music for

Can't Get Any Harder DJ Rehab by Dj Rehab

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

SMH. The Birth of My Acapcolist Quest

During a drive to the library, I started thinking about what I wanted to accomplish for the summer. Being that this is the first week of summer and all. Just as I was about to turn off the car,  Nickelback's song, If Today Were Your Last Day (from their Dark Horse album), started playing on the radio (see the music video on I started shaking my head, recalling my reaction to the "Save the Date/Return of Christ" campaign. In case you need a refresher, read The Daily News post by Kevin Modesti -  Billboards across the Valley trumpet Judgment Day.

Sadly, the sum of my reaction was essentially zero. On May 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm, I was sitting on a porch with my dad. If you'll recall, the drama was to start at 6:00 pm that day. It hit me that I hadn't prepared for the start of the end. Although I didn't believe the hype, I realized that I wasn't quite as prepared for the world's downfall if it was true.

According to Harold Camping and his Family Radio show, Judgement Day was to be on October 21, 2011. Right around the corner. I shrugged off the notion and I suggested that we go get a margarita. I actually ended up watching TV Land reruns with my mom because the trip to the restaurant was too much effort. <big sigh>

Guy Kawasaki and Steven Pressfield should have smacked my palms with rulers! Did I learn nothing from reading The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything and The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

For Petey's sake and my own, I need to get right and ready in more ways than one! After recently watching 2012 and The Bucket List, I ready to commit to a program.

Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Deja Vu: Bringing Up Baby vs. All About Steve

Sweet! My Free Huddle House Waffle.

On June 20, I retweeted Huddle House's one-day free waffle offer for 6/21. 

RT @HuddleHouse Who's excited for our #FREE Waffle for Facebook fans tomorrow? Get the details on our page:

On June 21, I was at the Huddle House gettin' my waffle. Yeah baby!

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dug Up: My Favorite Wife vs, The Parent Trap

YouTuber, helped me out big time with this one! In My Favorite Wife, Nick Arden (Cary Grant) does a crazy lean to catch a glance of his long lost wife as the elevator doors close. I immediately thought, "Haven't I seen that gag before?" Yep. In The Parent Trap

Be sure to check out 's upload explanation for more details.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Oh, you Casanova, you."

Suite C is my favorite scene in the movie. Nick Arden discovers that his wife is alive while on his honeymoon. He rents Suite C for the "old" Mrs Arden so that they can talk things over. "Old" Mrs. Arden gives him a hard time about his new marriage and how he intends to break the news of her return to the "new" Mrs. Arden (in Suite B).

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"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is 25 years old today!

"Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."

Check out MSN's Wonderwall "then & now" photo gallery and explanation of the cast. I vote "OMG."

Friday, June 10, 2011

Home Movie Advice from Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley's vintage movie short, Home Movies, can also be found under Special Features on Turner Home Entertainment's DVD release (June 1, 2004) of My Favorite Wife starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.

I had never heard of Robert Benchley until watching this short. I was surprised  to find that he was a noted humorist (he wrote essays, newspaper writings, and drama criticism) in addition to being a film actor.

"It took me 15 years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous." - Robert Benchley
Check out Wikipedia's write up on Benchley.

Have you read or watched any of Benchley's other works? Any suggestions?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"My Favorite Wife" Adapted for Radio

Check out the Screen Director's Playhouse radio version of My Favorite Wife (courtesy of Internet Archive). The 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie was broadcast on December 7, 1950 with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.

What do you think of  radio adaptation?

This adaptation can also be found under Special Features on Turner Home Entertainment's DVD release (June 1, 2004) of My Favorite Wife starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesdays with Cary Grant - My Favorite Wife

Actors: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick
Rated: Not Rated 
Production Studio: RKO Studios 
U.S. Movie Release Date: May 17, 1940 
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
Run Time: 88 minutes
Color: Black and White
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award Nominations:
  • Best Black and White Art Direction (1940) - Mark-Lee Kirk
  • Best Black and White Art Direction (1940) - Van Nest Polglase
  • Best Original Score (1940) - Roy Webb
  • Best Original Story (1940) - Leo McCarey*
  • Best Original Story (1940) - Bella Spewack* 

*The story is contains an adaptation of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem Enoch Arden. The screenplay's main characters' last name is Arden.