It’s been a long week. On Monday, the WiFi at the house went down. It was down for about 15 hours. It was frustrating and it set me behind for the rest of the week. It also made me think about what life must have been like in the past. How did people used to live without all of this technology? I imagine they were very happy for 32 years that they lived before dying of the plague or sweating sickness. I swear, I’ve read about people in the 13th century dying of something called “sun sickness.” I have no idea what sun sickness was but apparently, it was a thing!
My point is, things could always be worse. You could go to sleep tonight and wake up in 1342. Think abut the next time you’re tempted to give into the forces of doom and gloom.
Here’s what I watched, read, and listened to this week!
Films I Watched:
- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
- Hostile (2017)
- Meteorites (1998)
- The Net (1995)
- National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
- Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
- Sworn to Justice (1996)
- Tommy (1975)
Television Shows I Watched:
- Allo Allo
- The Amazing Race 33
- The Bachelor
- The Brady Bunch
- Dexter: New Blood
- Joe Millionaire
- The Larry Sanders Show
- The Love Boat
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show
- The Office
- Open All Hours
- Shipping Wars
- Silk Stalkings
- US Figure Skating Championship
- WKRP In Cincinnati
Books I Read:
- Limo (1976) by Dan Jenkins and Bud Shrake
- The Prodigal Daughter (1982) by Jeffrey Archer
Music To Which I Listened:
- Andrea True Connection
- Avril Lavigne
- Bee Gees
- Britney Spears
- Donna Summer
- Emerson Lake and Palmer
- The Four Tops
- Gloria Gaynor
- Hot Chocolate
- Jefferson Airplane
- Katy Perry
- KC and the Sunshine Band
- Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots
- Saint Motel
- The Trammps
- Walter Murphy
- Yvonne Elliman
- Golden Globe Winners
- Columbus Film Critics Association Winners
- Chicago Indie Critics Winners
- National Society of Film Critics Winners
- San Diego Film Critics Nominations
- Georgia Film Critics Association Nominations
- Hawaii Film Critics Society Nominations
- Critics Association of Central Florida Winners
- North Carolina Film Critics Association Winners
- Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Winners
- Chicago Indie Critics Nominations
News From Last Week:
- Trail-blazing Oscar Winner Sidney Poitier dies.
- Director Peter Bogdanovich dies.
- Award-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman dies
- Michael Lang, co-creator of Woodstock, dies
- Actor Mark Forest Dies
- Comedian Bob Saget Dies At 65
- Dwayne Hickman, Star of ‘The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis,’ Dies at 87
- Actress Joan Copeland Dies at 99
- Golden Globes 2022: HFPA Fails to Secure Celebrity Presenters
Links From Last Week:
- Why Do Poets Paint
- RIP Sidney Poitier…A Tribute To A Groundbreaking Actor And Activist…
- The World’s Worst Album Covers! Celebrating Horrible Vinyl Cover Art – Plus Some Good Songs Too!
- The World’s Common Tater’s Last Few Weeks In Movies, Books, and Television 1/7/22
Links From The Site:
- Ryan reviewed Scoop Scuttle And His Pals, Beatnik Buenos Aires, Marshal Law, and A Superhero Comic Book!
- Erin shared The Girl With The Long Green Heart, Office Wife, Crime, Bed-Time Angel, A Girl Called Joy, Gambler’s Girl, and Reno Tramp! She also shared The Covers of Fantastic and reviewed King’s Faith!
- Jeff reviewed Battles of Chief Pontiac, The Gatling Gun, Mohawk, The Light of Western Stars, Bully, Riders of Destiny, and The Fighting Vigilantes! He also played Being A Thing and shared a moment featuring Elvis and Sinatra! Finally, he wrote about the angst of Spider-Man!
- I reviewed the ninth episode of Dexter, Monster, Kapo, An American Dream, Strike Commando, East of the Mountains, and The Last Don II!
- I shared music videos from KC and the Sunshine Band, Walter Murphy, The Trammps, Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots, Bee Gees, Hot Chocolate, and The Brady Bunch!
- I read Alright Alright Alright, The Prodigal Daughter, The War For Late Night, The Power Exchange, Things I’ve Said But Probably Shouldn’t Have, The Power of the Dog, and Monster!
- I paid tribute to Sidney Poitier, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Duvall, Carlos Saura,, and Sergio Leone!
- I shared The Outsider and scenes from For A Few Dollars More, Christiane F, Wild At Heart, Cobra, and Once Upon A Time In America!
- I shared my week in television and an AMV of the Day!
- I wrote about what could have been with The Godfather Part III!
More From Us:
- Ryan has a patreon! You should subscribe!
- At Days Without Incident, Leonard shared Happy New Year, Hurt, Putting Out Fire, Dead Man Walking, and As The World Falls Down!
- At Pop Politics. Jeff shared: Fireworks on a Cold Night, Bobby Rush Is Retiring, Michael Steele Is Not Running, The More Things Change, Nick Kristof Has Been Kicked Off The Ballot, Elvis Joins The Army, and Sign of the Times.
- At her photography site, Erin shared: The Cold Never Leaves, Dallas Fountains in Black-and-White, City Dreams, City Street, Reaching, Falling, and Dealey!
- At my music site, I shared songs from Yvonne Elliman, CHIC, Andrea True Connection, Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, and Commodores!
- At SyFyDesigns, I shared: I Don’t Trust Google, Freedom?, The Amazing Race, Hoping For Snow, Did Video Stores Still Exist In 2009?, A Poem For Winter, and The 6 Best Reality Competition Shows!
- At my online dream journal, I shared: Garage Nightmare, Car Accident Dream, Bus Crash Dream, Licorice Pizza Dream, Socially Awkward Dream, I Think I Had A Dream Last Night, and No Sleep No Dreams!
- At Reality TV Chat Blog, I reviewed the first episode of The Amazing Race!
- At Horror Critic, I reviewed Hostile!