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  • mistermuse 12:05 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Don't call me Shirley, , , , INTERNATIONAL KISSING DAY, , Kim Jong Un, , Leslie Nielsen, LOVER COME BACK TO ME, , ,   


    First, I want to beg your forgiveness for forgetting to publish a post for you on July 2nd (I FORGOT DAY), for I forgot it was I FORGOT DAY….but even if I hadn’t forgotten it was I FORGOT DAY,¬† I might have forgotten to forget what I forgot. In any case, my bad.

    If memory serves me right, friends, they say you never get a second chance to make a worst impression. But now it’s July 6th (INTERNATIONAL KISSING DAY), so let us let bygones be bygones, kiss and make up. After all, if Trump and North Korean dicktator Kim Jong Un can rise above it all on the world stage, you can see that you and I, surely, should be able to get down to a measure of serendipity on this piddling platform (albeit a bit less passionately than The Donald embracing Un). Of course, it would surely help if you….

    And just in case you forgot how Trump and Un have come to feel about each other….

    Surly friends, it’s TIME to bury the hatchet, forget that I forgot, dig our differences, and pucker up. However, since kissing can transmit 80 million microbes of bacteria in a single buss, I suggest we get off the buss and blow each other kisses electronically. Ready. Set. Blow. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    I’d blow more, but I don’t want this post to be X-rated. Besides, I want to leave space for you to return the love….

    I’m waiting.


    • calmkate 1:56 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      you clown! xxxxx

      loves his enemies who may well be lining his pockets and hates his allies …
      fighting UK for airports in 1770 .. what an insane accusation!

      Clearly demonstrates his keenness to suspend believability in order to brainwash us … maybe war with Iran isn’t enough, maybe he’d prefer to fight the Brits ūüė¶

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      • mistermuse 7:50 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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        • calmkate 7:08 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink

          lol very good!

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        • mistermuse 8:18 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink

          In case you didn’t recognize the clown opposite Judy Garland, that’s Gene Kelly (in a scene from the underrated 1948 film THE PIRATE). As for BE A CLOWN, it was composed by Cole Porter, who didn’t clown around when it came to writing good songs!


    • Rachel McAlpine 2:58 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply


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    • Yeah, Another Blogger 7:52 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      All is forgiven.

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    • Rivergirl 7:57 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Don‚Äôt pick on poor Donald. His TelePrompTer died during his speech and he had to think for himself. We know that never ends well…

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      • mistermuse 8:13 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Apparently the rain prompted his TelePrompTer to quit. I’m amazed that he didn’t order Mother Nature to cease and desist (or maybe he did, but Mother Nature said Up yours, Almighty One!).

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    • masercot 9:11 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      It’s okay to bury the hatchet… but way better to bury it while your enemy is holding it…

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      • mistermuse 9:37 am on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        According to some Dems, Repubs aren’t the enemy, they’re just opponents. In that case, it’s better to bury the hatchet while your opponent is holding it.

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    • Elizabeth 5:12 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe he is admitting his sexual preference after all these years!

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      • mistermuse 8:24 pm on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        One might think so, Elizabeth, the way he gushed his love for Kim Jong Un in that clip. But deep down, we all know that the only person Donald Trump really loves is Donald Trump.

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    • arekhill1 11:43 am on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Spent the 4th in Ensenada, Sr. Muse, practicing for my future in an entirely different country than Trump.

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    • mistermuse 12:51 pm on July 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Might as well seek your ‘ensalada days’ in Ensenada, Ricardo — our ‘salad days’ in America are in the past, thanks to Trump.


    • thelonelyauthorblog 3:34 pm on July 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t worry, it’s all forgotten.

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , flim noir, gangster movies, , , , Leslie Nielsen, , , , , The Naked Gun   


    I trust that you remember my March 30 post titled HOLLYWOOD, DEAD LEFT ON VINE. If not, maybe you could use a nudge from Police Lt. Frank Drebin to refresh your memory:

    Maybe now¬†you remember:¬†my¬†March 30 opus delicti¬†distinguished between film noir (theme of that post)¬†and gangster movies (this post’s theme), while allowing for crossover in films¬†like WHITE HEAT (classified as film noir in¬†one book, and¬†gangster film in another). To¬†anyone not ‘into’ such films,¬†these thorny details¬†may¬†strike one as¬†nothing more than¬†a distinction without a difference….but I’ll assume you aren’t “anyone,” because I’ve got a job to pull — I mean, a¬†post to write —¬†and the subject ain’t roses.

    That’s odd. I¬†could have sworn¬†the subject¬†was not¬†roses.

    Wait a¬†shrouded¬†minute! Now I remember¬†— the subject¬†was¬†supposed to be gangster movies.¬†My bad.¬†Sorry for the¬†hold up.

    In¬†the introduction to his book¬†CLASSIC GANGSTER FILMS, by (appropriately enough) Robert Bookbinder, he writes: “The gangster film has always been one of the staples of the American cinema. Though there were several motion pictures with a gangster theme produced as far back as the silent era, the genre did not really begin to flourish until the thirties, when it reigned throughout the decade as one of the public’s favorite kinds of “escapist” entertainment. Depression-era audiences responded strongly to all the action, violence and romance, and were more than willing to get caught up in the on-screen exploits of Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. In a sense, the movie gangster, with his rebellious breaking of society’s rules and regulations, and his aggressive drive to “get somewhere” regardless of consequences, became something of a hero to filmgoers of the period.”

    It is worth noting that, although the gangster film¬†by no means¬†passed completely out of the picture, its most productive period (1930 to 1941-42) led to the¬†era¬†of classic¬†film noir (1941-59)….which began¬†with¬†THE (never-surpassed)¬†MALTESE FALCON. The above three stars were equally¬†without rival in both genres.

    Bookbinder’s book binds together the above transition,¬†providing a fascinating look back at 45 gangster films (several overlapping into¬†film noir), complete with credits, cast, commentary, photos¬†and synopsis for each film, ranging from LITTLE CAESAR in 1930 to BONNIE AND CLYDE in 1967 and THE BROTHERHOOD in 1969. Of the latter, Bookbinder states:¬†“It was not especially successful, and it has been almost completely overshadowed¬†in film history by the more expensive and elaborate Godfather films of the early seventies. The picture deserves a better fate….what a truly entertaining gem it is.”

    Now, I will admit that, in general, I am not as big a fan of gangster films as I am of film noir. I¬†have an affinity for¬†the more tangled and¬†convoluted¬†plots (in most cases) of the latter, compared to the¬†more macho¬†and¬†less sophisticated gangster films….but then, “sophisticated” is not a term one normally associates with gangsters —¬†so, by Sam, let’s call a spade a Spade. It’s not a bum rap.

    But there is one¬†bailiwick in which gangster films win hands down — I mean, hands up! (ha ha)¬†— and that is in gangster film spoofs¬†such as¬†the all-time classic, SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959), which lost out to¬†(would you believe?) BEN-HUR in practically every Academy Award¬†category for that year. Oh, well — nobody’s perfect. ūüė¶

    And that’s a wrap.



    • linnetmoss 7:14 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      According to Variety, Liam Neeson is on board to play Sam Spade in a new movie. He’s not the actor I would have thought of, but I’ll give him a chance.

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      • mistermuse 10:49 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Haven’t seen much of Neeson since SCHINDLER’S LIST (I don’t keep up with the current movie scene much anymore), but unless he’s aged really well in the last 24 years, he seems a bit long in the tooth for Sam Spade. I, on the other hand, would be perfect for the part of Methuselah if they decide to make a movie about him.

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        • linnetmoss 6:43 am on April 11, 2017 Permalink

          He has aged well, since he’s still playing action roles in his 60s, but I agree that it’s a bit of a stretch.

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    • Don Frankel 7:35 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The Gangster films live on of course and some were even funny. Not ‘Some Like It Hot’ funny but still funny. Funny how you might ask?

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      • mistermuse 10:59 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Good one, Don. Another Don (Rickles), who just died four days ago, couldn’t have played it any better

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    • arekhill1 10:48 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Has anyone ever done a gangster film in total “Airplane” style? Bet it would be a hoot.

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      • mistermuse 11:12 am on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I hear that plans for such a film are up in the air right now, Ricardo, but we can always hope (just like you can always hope that most of my puns don’t fall flat).

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    • Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC 12:08 am on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Groaned my way down through the comments to “Leave a Reply” primarily to make sure I said thanks for the HOT clip. One of my favorites. The only possible reason it lost out to Ben Hur was that the Academy voters were “not very bright” that year! (always love MM – another severely under-rated talent, IMHO)

      I vote with you on Noir vs. Gansta’ btw. Another great post.
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    • M√©l@nie 2:27 pm on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      @”Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart…” – holy Molly!!! THE Dream-team, by excellence… ūüôā btw, Edward G. Robinson was born in Romania, like me… ūüėČ

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      • mistermuse 3:51 pm on April 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Speaking of three-member Dream teams, how about Edward G. Robinson, you….and Bela Lugosi, all born in Romania!


    • mitchteemley 5:15 pm on April 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I never get tired of watching Some Like it Hot.

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Boo!, Clinton Foundation, cobwebs, , , , , Leslie Nielsen, monsters, , , , trick or treat   


    To¬†protect ourselves¬†from hordes of trick-threatening¬†little monsters¬†demanding treats¬†at mister¬†& missus muse’s doorway¬†tomorrow night, I’m¬†considering leaving the lights off as darkness descends on our humble abode….sort of¬†the ‘discretion-is-the-better-part-of-valor’ equivalent¬†of playing dead¬†if real life (threatening) monsters¬†were to besiege us.

    But I fear that¬†the more worldly-wise of those juvenile mendicants¬†will see through¬†my hoary Halloween subterfuge — especially if they¬†shine a flashlight¬†through¬†our garage window, see cobwebs¬†stretching from¬†my wife’s 1929 Duesenberg¬†Model¬†J Sports Sedan¬†to my 1919 Locomobile Model 48 Town Car, and (putting two and to together)¬†realize¬†we senior citizens¬†haven’t gone out¬†in ages.¬†We¬†are home.

    So I put my thinking cap-tion on to¬†come up with¬†the title of this post and a plan¬†that, while it may not fool the little devils into passing¬†us by,¬†should absolutely scare the bejesus out of them when they approach: a¬†bigger than life-size cutout (revealed by motion-activated overhead light)¬†of — who else¬†—¬†DONALD TRUMP¬†on the stump¬†and¬†rigged with appropriate sound effects (such as “Get ’em outta here!“). If that doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what wood. Here’s a sneak preview — BOO!


    Now, you might think: Surely some of those pre-pubescent scavengers are little Republicans who adore The Donald and will think his visage is such a treat that they will knock on my door just to thank me, and not even ask for goodies. To you I say airily:

    As for¬†those Donald-adorers¬†and¬†their thanks, I will say: You’re¬†NOT¬†welcome. Next Halloween, the specter of¬†that¬†mean-spirited¬†blowhard¬†will be replaced by¬†a cutout of President (if she doesn’t blow it)¬†Hillary warning you bad¬†little¬†beggars to¬†get the GOP-hell outta here and never darken my door again. But¬†as long as you’re here¬†now, you might as¬†well leave a donation to The Clinton Foundation —¬†if you know what’s good for you.

    • scifihammy 7:09 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      haha Love this clip! ūüôā Leslie Neilsen was hilarious as a comic actor in his later career.
      Good Luck avoiding all the little monsters! ūüôā

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    • GP Cox 7:30 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You can’t avoid all the ghosts and goblins of this weekend…. I’m always lurking around somewhere….

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    • linnetmoss 7:38 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Haha! Much-needed humor. I am so ready for this campaign to be over. I want my Witch-In-Chief!!

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      • mistermuse 8:07 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        You should send Hillary an e-mail telling her that, Linnet (on second thought, better wait until after the election). ūüôā

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    • Carmen 8:06 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Well, hopefully you won’t be witless after Nov. 8th! ūüôā

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    • mistermuse 8:22 am on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Carmen, it will be hard to keep my wits about me if The Donald wins, but I’ll do my best (while he does his boast). ūüė¶

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    • arekhill1 1:27 pm on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Again, Sr. Muse, you should move out here, specifically to my neighborhood. Not only are there no active Trumpies, but your years would put you at about the median age around here. Nobody has so much as a pumpkin on their doorstep to advertise their willingness to give out treats, since even their grandchildren are old enough to have jobs and mortgages.

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      • mistermuse 2:08 pm on October 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately, I’ve sworn off flying, and our 1929 Duesenberg and 1919 Locomobile have seen better days….or ( should I say) decades. I suppose we could aFord a new car, Ricardo, but today’s cars have so much new-fangled technology that I’d be lucky to move down the road without driving into a ditch, much less to San Diego.


    • Don Frankel 6:57 pm on October 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I like your cars. Here no one comes to the door. It’s a doorman building and they can’t get in. But I liked the title here and in case no one got it here it is.


      • mistermuse 8:08 pm on October 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I knew if anyone “got it,” it would be you, Don. BLUES IN THE NIGHT, btw, was composed by the great songwriting team of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (but I bet you knew that, too).


    • Mark Scheel 2:31 pm on November 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Boy, am I ever in hostile territory here–well, at least I do appreciate good puns. And Don explained the title to me (thanks, Don). We turned the porch light on because my wife is superstitious, but no one came. There are no Trump signs in our neighborhood either, Ricardo; however, no Hillary signs either and this is the first election I can remember where there were none for either team. I fear the next administration, whoever heads it, will be one endless “Halloween.” That’s my bottom line this season. Now to get ready to head over to Mass for All Saints’ Day. Yep, my wife again.

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      • mistermuse 4:46 pm on November 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        As an ex-Catholic, I remember All Saints’ Day as a Holy Day of obligation — meaning get your butt to Mass under pain of mortal sin if you miss Mass….in which (non-)event, you had to get your butt to Confession, or risk going to hell (like the whole country is doing right now, according to Saint Donald, who may spark a Mass Exodus if he wins the election). Well, maybe not a Mass Exodus, but at least a Hillary exodus, if she wants to avoid Trump locking her up.


    • Cynthia Jobin 2:38 pm on November 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Fun memories on “Blues in the Night”….My mama done taught me this song when I was very little—the reverse version of course, i.e. “..a man is a two-face…”—- Then, as I remember, my parents would have me sing it at gatherings of their friends, and they would all laugh uproariously…. I didn’t know what they were laughing at, but enjoyed the praise and attention.

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    • mistermuse 4:25 pm on November 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      “a man is a two-face” reminds me of the great Abraham Lincoln quote: “If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?” I can relate to that! ūüė¶ ūüôā


    • D. Wallace Peach 7:44 pm on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I love the humor. It’s almost over. Oh, I can’t wait. Hopefully, Hilary has it sewed up. Just in case she doesn’t, my husband is already checking out real estate in Canada.

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    • mistermuse 9:24 pm on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Better check out real estate in Mexico too, because after The Donald builds his wall, getting back in the U.S. may be difficult should you be tempted to return for any reason (such as Trump making America great again).


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