Friday, May 25, 2007

Ways the Original "Yours, Mine and Ours" Is Better Than the Remake

1. Lucille Ball is better than Rene Russo.

2. Henry Fonda is better than Dennis Quaid.

3. Frank Beardsley is a military man - the original is in the Navy, but the 2005 version is in the Coast Guard - that's not really the military, is it?

4. In the original, the two families did not get along because they were two different families. In the 2005 version, they felt the need to make a more obvious difference between them, so they don't get along because the Beardsleys are military and the Norths are hippies.

5. The original had one of the North kids, Phillip - a cute little 6- or 7-year-old who kept getting the short end of the stick - sort of narrate the movie. Or maybe he was just in it a lot - anyway, he was cute. (Played by Eric Shea - also in the original Poseidon Adventure - maybe I'll do that list later.)

6. The 2005 version had a pig as a family pet. Ewww.

7. The original showed the difficulties of raising a family with 18 kids in a light-hearted and cute way. The 2005 version relied on Dennis Quaid falling into various liquids.

8. The original had this fantastic quote from Frank Beardsley/Henry Fonda: "All the crazy haircuts in the world won't keep it (life) turning. Life isn't a love in, it's the dishes and the orthodontist and the shoe repairman and... ground round instead of roast beef. And I'll tell you something else: it isn't going to a bed with a man that proves you're in love with him; it's getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful everyday world with him that counts."

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Tips for Giving Presentations

1. Do not use your sinus rinse the morning of a presentation, as it might make your nose drippy all morning.
2. Wear sturdy shoes in case you have to kill any giant cockroaches while setting up for your presentation.
3. Don't make your presentation too good, or you will be asked to give it again to different groups.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Things You Should Do This Week & Next

1. Saturday, May 19, 7:00-midnight at Powerhouse (45 GE Patterson)

2. Thursday, May 24, 6:00 PM
Studio visit at MY STUDIO! Sponsored by Delta Axis - see their site for more information.

photo by Click (Daily)

3. Saturday, May 26, doors open at 6:00 PM, Collierville Funquest, 440 HWY 72 - buy your tickets here!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Guestlist: Top 22 Elvis Costello Bonus Tracks

By RJA: Top 22 Elvis Costello Bonus Tracks That I Own
(in no particular order)

1. Everyday I Write the Book (Alternate Version) – Punch The Clock, bonus disc
2. Watch Your Step (Live) – Punch The Clock, bonus disc
3. Put Your Big Toe in The Milk of Human Kindness (Demo) – Spike, bonus disc
4. Stalin Malone (Vocal Version) – Spike, bonus disc
5. Pouring Water On a Drowning Man (Alternate Version) – Rhino Extras: Kojak Variety
6. The Dark End of the Street – Rhino Extras: Kojak Variety
7. Crimes of Paris (Electric Version) – Blood & Chocolate, bonus disc
8. American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version) – Blood & Chocolate, bonus disc
9. Radio, Radio – This Year’s Model, extended play (Rykodisc)
10. Green Shirt – This Year’s Model, extended play (Rykodisc)
11. My Funny Valentine – Armed Forces, extended play (Rykodisc)
12. Alison (Live) – Armed Forces, extended play (Rykodisc)
13. Tracks 14-22 – My Aim Is True, extended play (Rykodisc)
14. That Day is Done, with The Fairfield Four – All This Useless Beauty, bonus disc
15. World’s Great Optimist (Demo) – All This Useless Beauty, bonus disc
16. The Comedians (Demo) – All This Useless Beauty, bonus disc
17. Suffering Face (Solo Demo) – King of America, bonus disc
18. Betrayal (Outtake) – King of America, bonus disc
19. A Drunken Man’s Praise of Sobriety – Brutal Youth, bonus disc
20. Rocking Horse Road (Demo) – Brutal Youth, bonus disc
21. The Land of Give and Take – Imperial Bedroom, bonus disc
22. Really Mystified – Imperial Bedroom, bonus disc

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

10 of the Ugliest and Dumbest Things Anyone Has Ever Said

1. If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
2. AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
3. The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
4. It appears that America's anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men's movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
5. The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
6. I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One's misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
7. AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals. To oppose it would be like an Israelite jumping in the Red Sea to save one of Pharoah's chariotters.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
8. Textbooks are Soviet propaganda.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
9. Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
-- Rev Jerry Falwell
10. And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say, "You helped this (September 11th) happen."
-- Rev Jerry Falwell

R.I.P., freedom hater!

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Few Fun Things about Roller Derby

1. People loan you awesome cars

2. Roller derby kids

3. Friends

4. Silver boots

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A Few Things about the BBQ Shop

• I haven't been there in many, many years, but all my friends love it.
• The menu states that pulled pork (as opposed to chopped up fine) costs an extra 25 cents.
• They give you a choice of bread.
• Barbecue beef? This is Memphis.
• The BBQ itself? Slightly sweet but otherwise bland.
• The slaw is okay.
• At $3.75, it is more expensive than Tops.
• At least mine

looked better than this.

Get to Know Your Blogger

1. New: Thoroughly entertaining interview of my very own husband, The Saucier, by blog-hog Stacey.
2. Stacey dines with a Chockley at EP Delta Kitchen!
3. S.A.M. i.m.'s StephChockleyBlog.
4. Stacey Greenberg right here on Listwork.
5. Me! Elizabeth Alley interviewed by Urf!
6. RJA of Urf! interviewed by StephChockleyblog of One of Each, part 1 and part 2.
7. More to come as soon of the rest of these people get on the ball.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Five Reasons You Should See My Show Tonight

1. Free wine, maybe free beer (though donations are strongly recommended).
2. Paintings of rollerderby girls, plus real live rollerderby girls may be present.
3. See how I have managed to include actual movement in my artwork.
4. See paintings of a foreign country, though not necessarily of Spain as the Memphis Flyer stated.
5. Find out the answer to Hamlett's question, "How is EA going to fill that space?"