Monday, December 27, 2010

Onyx Gets Cal Captioned Again

Here's another funny caption from our amigo Cal.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Return Of Onyx!

Here's some new pictures of my Girlfriend's cat Mr. Onyx aka Kitty of TERROR! I'm sure his legion of fans will enjoy these Christmas pix.

Last pic he's attacking "Shammy" the alien doggy.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

To everyone today, let's give peace a chance and share love.

Friday, December 10, 2010

William Schallert Sighting

Watched "Them!" tonight and saw William Schallert, first sighting of the Holiday season.

Keep watching the skies er movies and tv shows for William Schallert!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It Was 30 Years Ago Today

It feels strange and odd that John Lennon has been dead for 30 years, his music stays alive (with and without the Beatles) and so does his spirit. I was watching Monday Night Football when Howard Cosell announced the news that John had been shot and then later was dead, i was shocked and numb from the news.
I grew up with the Beatles, i can't explain how much the Beatles were a part of our lives, you just had to be there. With his death a door was closed, i never thought the Beatles would ever get back together.
Imagine if more people listened to his words.
Thank you John.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

69 Years Ago Today

Sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by Empire of Japan and bringing the United States of America into World War Two.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas & Coke

Polar Bears drinking Coke, just says Christmas for me.


Is it working for anyone?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Am I Bad Person?

I have wondered about this question most of my life. I seem to have the ability to get people angry at me. Sure i have many a human fault that i try to deal with.
I'm always sad these days, holidays never help and tomorrow is my Mom's birthday (still miss you Mom).
I ask about the bad person part because i find i'm jealous of one my fellow bloggers blog, always with an interesting post, his followers who all love him and the attention he gets (well deserved, he is a great guy) and i know i'm not the kind of guy who'll ever be popular like that or engender much love.
Many issues in real life and being alone make the night slong.
Yeah i know boo hoo others have it worse but i'm not others just me.

Leslie Nielsen

Mr. Nielsen has passed away.
Another favorite actor of mine now dead and gone.
Thankyou for all the great tv shows and movie roles Leslie, rest in peace.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Hope you're with Family and lots of Food!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ingrid Pitt - 1937 - 2010

Sad loss, so sexy and beautiful. Here she is from "Where Eagles Dare", Thankyou Ingrid and goodbye.

Anne Hathaway

I've realized watching commercials for her latest movie that i've never seen any of her films, not a single one. I know she's been around for ten years or so but i cannot name a single film she's been in. Her films seem all to be "Rom Coms" aka "Chick Flicks" which isn't a bad thing and i've seen many of these types of films.
I can't tell you if she's a good actor and her films are fun, etc etc, never seen one. As a movie lover this seems odd to not have seen any of her films.
It just seems (and i could be wrong) she's one of those actors who get films that Queen of the RomComs Julia Roberts turns down.
There's a new Hathaway film out like i mentioned before, looks the same as the last one and the one before it and i most likely won't see it. Nothing against her but her films seems quite dull.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


It eats up all my time and attention and i leave my blogs idle and un-updated.
I'll think of something soon to get my blogs blogging again.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It's November, must be time to put up the Christmas tree!
I guess Thanksgiving is just forgotten now.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I spent the day and night watching Ghost Hunters on SyFy. Totally missed that new Zombie mini series on AMC. All that Ghost Hunters made me dream of, yep you guessed it..Ghost Hunters! For some reason Jason of the TAPS team was wearing a blue Fez.
Had zero Trick or Treaters, good thing i had no Halloween candy.
I keep looking for my Dog since he died, old habits i guess are hard to break.
It's November, starting to want some turkey...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Book'em Dan-O

Sadly we've lost the last original cast member of Hawaii Five-O. James MacArthur has passed away of natural causes at the age of 72.
Rest In Peace.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cat says it all

I hope to be back posting more soon, just been a rotten month, year etc.
The olde brain just isn't thinking up good posts. :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Lost my buddy today. Best dog ever.
Goodbye Mo.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Onyx

Warning major cuteness ahead!


Here's the Love of my Life's new kitty, meet Onyx!

More pix soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I wish today was the start of people treating others with respect and respecting what others people are and what they believe. No more hating of people because their gay, the color of their skin, what religion they may or may not have, what political party they belong to and whatever reason people use as a reason to hate.

Stop hating and hurting each other.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Barbara Billingsley

Barbara Billingsley has passed away at 94
She had a long career in television and film.
Goodbye Mrs. Cleaver.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simon MacCorkindale

Got news that Simon aka Manimal (which wasn't that bad of an 80's show) MacCorkindale has passed away at 58.
Way too young of an age to die.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Logo

How about that great new Eclectic Banana logo there? Made for me by the talented Kelly Gannon.
Thanks Kelly!
Great to have talented friends. :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm trying to post

I keep getting ideas for posts which don't involve any visual uploads on my part but i never post them, i've been fighting a cold and i'm depressed.
And tonight reading something on Live Journal by someone close to me kind of took the wind from my sails, so to speak.
It's too complicated for me to talk about and i'd just look like a whiner, so i'll roll along and let things go as they will.
Still upset i can't do a good "Countdown To Halloween" over at the Macabre Drive-In Theater blog with the inability to post the Halloween stuff i collected but i'm dumping them onto the Macabre tumbler.
I think i've gone off track, just lonely tonight and made so more by that LJ post.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Amazing Race

I can't Feel My Face

I Can't Feel My Face

I Can't Feel My Face

I guess not when you get clobbered by a flying watermelon. Amazing Race started last night and i'm already thinking it's going to be one of the best seasons. Phil told the teams it was going to be faster and harder, so i guess that's why we have no old team or chubby team this season. Driving in the English countryside seemed to be the hardest task for a few teams ( also the wrong/right sided driver's door caught a few ), one team kept going around Heathrow looking for Stonehenge.

And the Biker couple have to be the dumbest team ever on the show...they couldn't anything, didn't know what a battlement was and asked one of the performers at the castle "Are you a battlement?", didn't know they had to punt across a river in a small midevil boat and then when Phil asked them what country they were in Biker Chick said "The country of London?". Only a miracle saved them from elimination this week.

I love the Amazing Race especially when it's in the country of London. :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


did this get through, can anyone see it?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Green Slime

The Green Slime is finally coming to DVD but as a made to order DVD from Warner's. It's worth it for the higher price and seems this will be the only to get the film on DVD. I love this kooky all american cast Japanese SF film with rubbery evil aliens taking over a space station more than i should.

Would have put up a pic of the film's poster but blooger has screwed around with how you add a picture and i couldn't upload.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday!

A big happy birthday to Joan Jett!
She turns a rockin' and youthful 52 today.
Thanks for keeping Rock & Roll alive.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hawaii Five-O part deux

I watched the remake/reboot/rewhateveryouwanttocallit of Hawaii Five-O and thought it was ok but it didn't really grab me and make me think it was classic like the original. I know it's the pilot and like many pilots it had a bad case of "Pilotitis" where they tried to put introductions in for the main characters,create a new villian,explain how Five-O gets created...too much for a 42 minute show.
The original pilot for the original series was a movie of the week and didn't explain much and just had Five-O off and running, implications that the Five-O had been around since McGarrett left the Navy sometime in the early 60's but really in 12 seasons it was never explained and you know they didn't have to.
Another thing about the new show is Hawaii seemed to take a back seat to all the roller coaster camera work (sea sick cam as i call it) and artsy fartsy editing, Hawaii has always been one the key elements of the original show.
I hope they get their groove in place and the show gets better and drops the esemble style they seem to be going for, the show really just needs one main strong character and that's McGarrett and the other characters will grow and make a fine program, that's how they did it before.



A big thanks to all who read and liked my Top TV show post and a warm welcome to my new followers!
I know i could have added 10,20 maybe 30 more shows to the list, a lifetime spent watching tv and i don't regret a minute of it. :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Top Ten Favorite TV SHows

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Top Ten Favorite TV Show blog list meme going, here are mine :

The Avengers - the best spy show ever, Steed and his many partners fighting spies and evil masterminds. British tv at it's best.

Doctor Who - the greatest science fiction show ever and the longest running, first saw it in the early 70's when Jon Pertwee was the 3rd Doctor (they're up to Doctor #11).

Hawaii Five-O - the remake starts tonight on CBS, 42 years to the day after the original's pilot was aired. Jack Lord led a crack team of cops fighting crime in paradise. Show lasted 12 years.

Big Bang Theory - My current fave series, the writing and acting are all great and it's funny.

Upstairs Downstairs - British soap set in the early 20th century about the Bellamy family and their servants. I hear Jean Marsh is bringing the series back, she created the original and played Rose.

Addams Family - the family i should have had, wonderful, creepy, know the perfect family. The Munsters have aged a bit but the Addams Family is a timeless and very funny comedy based on the Charles Addams cartoons.

The Amazing Race - my favorite "reality" "game" show. The idea of running around the globe for money has always appealed to me (being a semi shut-in).

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - What can i say, one of the few shows that can make me laugh out loud over and over again. Mike or Joel and the bots watching bad movies and making wisecracks...i mean it's like this show was made just for me!

Monty Python's Flying Circus - the series that warped my sense of humour, they are to blame for the smartarse i am today. It's a dead it's only stunned...

Have Gun Will Travel - probably the best western ever made for tv. Starring the late great Richard Boone as Paladin. Thoughtful scripts and great acting, a thinking person's western but still with plenty of old west action.

I could go on and on with more great tv shows but only could list 10. I recommend all of these shows and all are on DVD i think.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

You know

I should really start posting more.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy has passed away at 96. He always seemed ageless. Great actor, he'll be missed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

And now,

Mr. Slim Whitman.


1) Matter

2) Anti-Matter

3) What'saMatter?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Let's head to the future, it's 1970 and Aliens are attacking...we need SHADO!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big Bang Theory

My favorite current tv series. Season 4 starting next month.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Going back To the 60's

Come and join on a trip back to the 60's, when life seemed more fun.

You can have the present, i'll live in the past.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


tumblr seems to be broken. You can post and read the posts of the people you follow but you need a lot of patience. Just this morning i'm guessing i've had around 30 error messages, that's a lot for a short period of time. This problem has been going on for 2 days, is this the slow death of tumblr?

Fingers crossed Blogger dosen't go belly up on us.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Something Nice To Look At This Sunday

I've been a bad and lazy blogger lately, reasons beyond me have dried up the old blog ideas to post part of my brain, so why not post something pretty?
And so i have, the beautiful Christina Hendricks.

It's all about the redheads!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Picture Discs

Does anyone remember picture discs? They looked cool but didn't play very well. These two Runaways picture discs i got back in the 80's. You can see one was trying to cash in on Joan Jett's succesful solo career at the time.
Most of the tracks are songs that weren't used on the legit Runaways albums.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Things Eclectic Bananas Get Up To!


Thanks to Mr. Samuraifrog

Doctor Who

You have to check this out, the Doctor Who Anime Trailer (fan made) is finished and Shag has posted over at his blog :

It's really cool and stars the Third Doctor!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Cal was talking about Zulu Dawn over at the Cave of Cool, the prequel to Zulu made abour 15 years later. It's a good film but for me Zulu is the best. Stanley Baker (my favorite Welsh actor), Michael Caine ( no this wasn't his first film no matter what the "And introducing Michael Caine" credit says) and some great British actors like Nigel Green, Jack Hawkins ( not sure if this was before he lost his voice to cancer or after) and many more.
It's a darn good well made film with drama,adventure and all done without cgi,mindless camera pans, mtv like whiplash editing. It's the way films should be made.
You'll Enjoy Zulu, go see it if you haven't.


Oh i so need this, it's so damn cool.

Cal not only has the coolest blog but he's got one of the coolest tumblrs now.

Real Books

Reak books, they don't have constant hardware and software updates. You can go to a library and read books for free. You can hold a book, stop anywhere you want and use a real bookmark to mark your place. Stop being lazy and read real books.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Muy Calliente

Today was not the day to have your Air Conditioner go out! Heat and humidity rose fast inside to 89 degrees F.
But since this is Florida, AC repairman came quick and fixed the problem, house is slowly cooling down.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Has it gone belly up or what?
First i couldn't get to my dashboard and now it's near impossible to get it to load at all.