Monday, April 6, 2009

Steve McQueen, Another Load of Nothin' and My Mother-in-Law

STEVE MCQUEEN FACT OF THE DAY

Steve McQueen’s first lead role was in The Blob, a 1958 horror film
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ANOTHER LOAD OF NOTHIN'

It looks like that poor freezing Canuck will just have to wait for the riveting story and pictures from the NBA Legends brunch. I’m still waiting for one of the White kids to email me the digital photos.

Thank you, Jayden.
Thank you, Brady.
Thank you, Dylan.

But I’m not bitter.





WHY I LOVE MY MOTHER-IN-LAW

As a kid, I can remember dreading the concept of marriage. I owe this fear to the old Bewitched television show. Darren Stevens was married to a hot blonde witch. The down side of the situation was his mother-in-law, Endora. She was a witch too and she hated him. The old bag was constantly changing the guy into things like donkeys, blenders and kitchen tables - the poor slob. Things worked out much better for me in the mother-in-law department. My mother-in-law is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met – and she likes my writing. My wife won’t even read my writing. I guess she’s afraid it’s going to be really awful and she doesn’t want to deal with the ugly truth that I’ve been wasting my time cranking out hundreds of pages of idiotic gibberish when I could have been out there making MONEY. I’m off course again, now aren’t I? This is about my mother-in-law, the anti Endora. The last time I saw her she told me she laughed five times, out loud at my blog postings. Perhaps she’s just trying to make me feel good. If that’s the case it worked. She made me feel great. Beats the hell out of being turned into a kitchen table, doesn’t it?


12 comments:

beFrank said...

I have nothing to comapre it too. I've never been turned into a kitchen table.

beFrank said...

Oops, "to".

Guely of Sweden said...

Oh Samantha Stevens!! My first crush at five.I wouldn't mind Endora, uncle Arthur, dr. Bombay or (less of all) the sexy Serena if i could at least catch one of those nose things she use to do.
Dunno why, but you writting and your missus without understanding it remind me a bit of Jack Torrance!! Here's #167 Daaaaad!

Together We Save said...

I enjoy your writing. Maybe because you make mention of Bewitched. I loved that show.

David C. said...

Here are two other fun facts:
Steve McQueen's costar in "The Blob" was Aneta Corsault, who later played school teacher and Andy's love interest Helen Crump on the "Andy Griffith Show."
The TV Land Channel has erected a bronze statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens, riding a broomstick, in downtown Salem, Mass.

#167 Dad said...

BeFrank,
Me neither, but I'm sure it's no no walk in the park...

#167 Dad said...

I had more of a thing for Barbara Eden on I Dream of Jeannie. As far as the Jack Torrence business goes, I keep telling my wife that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

#167 Dad said...

TWS,
Thanks for dropping in. Don't be a stranger.

#167 Dad said...

Didn't know about the statue in Salem. And Helen Crump has got to be one of the all time corniest tv names.

Thanks, David. Love the obscure stuff.

Anonymous said...

I remember how my friend Sybille and I looked forward to watching The Blob with great expectations when we were about 14 years old. I admit I was disappointed - I should watch the movie again now. I'd probably be amused half way these days.

Bluesfrau

#167 Dad said...

Bluesfrau,
You have to rewatch it! It's one of the alltime great born ball movies. And of course, cornball is a good thing!

Bluesfrau said...

Will do when I get the chance - and report the experience on my bloody blog, lol...