December 3, 2015
During the filming of Stagecoach, Claire managed to: a. design and build a merry-go-round. b. sneak up unobserved behind John Ford every day and shout, “Boo!” c. win a substantial amount of cash playing poker with Donald Meek, John Carradine, and Andy Devine. d. steal and later return the stagecoach four times.
November 2, 2015
Prudhomme Jerico unfastened the hinges of his platypus costume and shucked himself free of the disguise. The land in front of Rose Talisman rose up to greet her with a violent caress, breaking her harmonica. Stebbins Boulder vowed silently to discover why his bath attendant was an elephant. Walking in triumph, Jones wondered how he […]
September 6, 2015
On cue, the streetlamps exploded, and the tiny reindeer emerged from the fake buffalo and fanned out to take their positions. The slim young man wearing boots with turnover tops nodded, and the secondary display unfurled, bats chittering down the wall of the stable and the insane monkey turning flips up and down the alley. […]
March 24, 2015
This work is what I would call ‘a good book’, not the Bible per se, but a book that never in fact arms itself and robs a convenience store. This book is exactly like a braided lamp sputtering an effusion of liquid sparkles which make an ordinary parlor seem like a dentist’s nightmare. This book […]
March 12, 2015
During the filming of The Seventh Seal, Gunnar Bjornstrand and Max Von Sydow relaxed between scenes by: a. sharing knock knock jokes. b. downing flagon on flagon of ale and giggling. c. waging a Bibi Andersson impersonation contest judged by Bibi herself. d. thumb wrestling. e. doing all of the above.
March 5, 2015
While working on Sunrise, F. W. Murnau’s brilliant and strange expressionist silent movie about a sweet little farm wife and her deeply disturbed husband, Janet Gaynor relaxed by: a. swimming in Lake Arrowhead with Murnau’s pet albino hippopotamus. b. knitting sweaters for owls. c. undergoing experimental self-induced comas. d. marching in circles leading her geese.
January 15, 2015
In this photo, the robot doctor has just informed the patient: a. that the first thing to do was rip that stupid mustache off his face. b. that dinner was about to be served, and he was it. c. that the invasive thoracic surgery would be done without anesthesia. d. that a teeming mass of […]
November 28, 2014
When the names of all the movie cowboys were written on little strips of paper and placed in a hat (oddly enough, a fedora), the first name drawn from the hat by a seven year old movie mogul’s daughter with her eyes closed was Tim McCoy, thereby securing for McCoy the right to wear in […]
September 21, 2014
Loon: Today the Lords of the 4th Dimension have seen fit to deliver to us for the 3 question interview the ghost of Sir William Gilbert. I am led to believe Sir William was active in Victorian England. Sir William, did you have anything to do with investigating the Jack the Ripper murders? Ghost of […]