Saturday, June 07, 2008
Intercooler 'Old School Is The New School'
I hear that the weather today was pretty hot… I don’t know the entire truth about today’s sweltering heat because I haven’t really ventured outside too many times. I went out to the mailbox twice and made a trip down to “the lab”… That’s where I keep the bulk of my compacts disc… I managed not to break a sweat today.
As a matter of fact… I decided to take “J’s” advice and follow the Gilmore Girls influence.
I’m enjoying a huge tumbler full of iced coffee right now!
Don’t you love my Budweiser tumbler?
That joker has been on this planet longer than any of my nieces or nephews. I got it for Christmas one year and it has managed to stick around longer than my camouflage tumbler. I have no idea where that mofo is… Maybe in my storage building.
I’m not sure I completely like the idea of drinking coffee when it’s hot. It seems wrong… Like standing in line to see a Disney film. Damn the influence of the Gilmore Girls!
--I’m getting over my motorcycle learner’s permit failure. After all, I’m very consistent when it comes to learner’s permits. When I was 15, I failed the exam for a learner’s permit.
Like this past week… I studied. Yes, I studied the handbook and I aced all the sample questions.
I don’t know if I just got whacky nervous or what… Oh well, I’ll give it another shot this week.
I was just hoping to be tooling around my neighborhood on my new scooter this weekend. I wanted to get real familiar with it before hitting the mean streets of Greensboro. I even had the fantasy of jumping a couple of school buses at the county fairgrounds.
--I watched No Country For Old Men this morning and I LOVED it!
I should’ve went to the theaters to see that one… Oh well. The damn flick was great! I think I may have liked it more than Blood Simple.
I didn’t really understand the ending… And strangely, that made me like it even more!
--Now that I’ve finished season 2 of Gilmore Girls, I’m ready to jump onto season 1 of The Untouchables.
Since I was a kid, I have been intrigued with this show from the late 50’s and early 60’s. And I have NEVER seen a single episode of this show. As far as I know, The Untouchables never ran in syndication since my early fascination began. At least, not in syndication where I could watch it.
How did I find out about this television show?
Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor) was always talking about Frank Nitty on Green Acres. She and Eb Dawson would chat and chat about the show until Oliver Douglas “blew his top”. I had no idea there was a television show called The Untouchables before they made it into a movie. I thought it was just something made up or an inside joke with the Green Acres scriptwriters.
So imagine my surprise when I found out Frank Nitty was a real person! And the show mentioned on Green Acres really existed!
But then again, the character of Fred Ziffle was always talking about watching real television shows… Like The Beverly Hillbillies and Gomer Pyle.
I can’t wait to get started.