Monday, April 12, 2010

Movie Mania Monday - Don't Torture Yourself

So I'm back from Ohio for a week, first week at the new job was phenomonal.  Plus, I've managed to find us a place to live, big bonus.  As for rental cars, I had a Dodge Avenger R/T, quite well-optioned for a rental.  And I needed those heated seats on Friday, when it dropped to a crisp 35 degrees outside.  Only one real complaint about the car, they have a chrome inset on top of the shifter that perfectly reflects the sun into ones eyes on those bright days we had until Friday.  Still, quite zippy, comfortable for a smaller car, and Avis was nice enough to let me drop it in a different place than I picked it up.  I'd give the car a solid B+.


Not much news on the weekend, worked on packing the garage and breaking down shelves, I'm going to be Sir Gimpsalot by the time you read this, I'm sure.  Oh, and I broke down and actually bought a car.  I still think it's an impulse, though Lori thinks that the years I've been ogling new cars constitutes a measured purchase. 


This week in movies, La Bev quickly identified last week's quote from The Addams Family.  I was always a fan of the original show, when it was on in syndication between Bugs Bunny cartoons and The Munsters.  Loved the Sonnenfeld films, they gave the characters a slightly darker feel, as I think Charles Addams originally intended.

As for this week, I'm tired and quite sick of fighting with the computer, so I'm forgoing the quote this week.  Let's just call it an Ohiatus.  Because that's how I roll.

15 comments:

MJenks said...

I never really saw the Addams family when I was a kid. My only exposure(s) to them was via the Scooby-Doo episodes where they had special guest stars.

The best of those, of course, featured Mama Cass, but I'll try to digress too much.

Anyway, I did see a lot of the Munsters. And...meh. They were alright, but deep down inside I think I knew I would always prefer the Addams family.

Maybe it's because the doctor who delivered me (apparently) bore an uncanny resemblance to Jon Astin.

Bev said...

Welcome back, and congrats on the new job, digs, and ride! Look at you, Mr. Fancy Pants!

I loved loved loved The Addams Family when I was a kid. My sister and I both had long hair and we loved to flip it over and put on sunglasses to be "Cousin It." Good times.

Also, Morticia is a BABE.

Bev said...

One last thing - did you know that The Addams Family musical just opened on Broadway? It stars Bebe Neuworth and Nathan Lane.

Meh.

Frank Irwin said...

Like MJenks, I too liked the Addams Family better, but always seemed to find The Munsters. I hated the Munsters. Well, the male Munsters.

Sarah J. Bradley said...

Here's where I shock everyone with my repressed childhood. I wasn't allowed to watch the Addams family on TV...because the children were sassy to their parents. I was also not allowed to watch Happy Days because Fonzi was a high school drop out.
And still I turned out...well, just for yourself! LOL!
I liked the Addams family movies, however, and I agree, the characters are darker, and very fun!
Elliott, glad your new job is working out and that you found a place to live! Yay!

Mala said...

I was allowed to watch TV but we only had 2 channels... and one was really fuzzy. So I've never seen the Addams Family OR The Munsters.
Oh, my Dad finally broke down and got cable last summer. Woo!

Best of luck with the move!

Daisy said...

Glad to hear you found a place to live and congratulations on the new car! We watched both the Addams Family and the Munsters as kids. I always got a kick out of Cousin It.

Krëg said...

Moving is best done by others.

Ohiatus sounds like a porn move.

dogimo said...

Congratulations on Ohio! They have some nice, soft accents there. Or so I hear!

Nej said...

Whatever channels we had as a kid played the Munsters and never the Adams. I wasn't running to the TV to watch them, if that tells you anything.

Although, I did do an awesome "Thing" costume in high school. Wasn't much of a stretch, my hair was the same color...and down past my rump already. :-)

Congrats on the job, the car and the house. You know...you really should spread that stuff out a little. Then you can get more congrats cards in the mail! Just sayin'. :-)

Elliott said...

Nej, I thought good things were supposed to come in threes. Or is that celebrity deaths?

And 'Thing' was the disembodied hand. I think you're thinking Cousin Itt...

Nej said...

Oh d*mn...see what happens when I comment while my brain is going in three (at least) different directions. I totally meant Cousin It! :-) :-)

Elliott said...

In fairness, though, Thing would be an AWESOME costume, if you could pull it off...

Nej said...

I could TOTALLY do a Thing costume...right now. I just need a cardboard box, a knife, and black bed sheet, 30 million dollars, and a 3 legged dog.

:-)

Frank Irwin said...

I can make a three-legged dog for you. Where do you want it sent?

Be nice and share!

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