I don't know how long they've been programming old serials at 10:00 am Saturday on Turner Classic Movies (channel 97 on the rearranged cable system), but this weekend was an unhappy flashback 65 years to my youth as an Army brat when it always seemed as if I was in another state the following weekend when I was anxious to learn how "Tim Tyler's Luck" was holding out or if "Flash Gordon" was able to defend Dale Arden's maidenly virtue from the carnal depredations of Ming the Merciless.
Monday, August 03, 2015
Sunday, August 02, 2015
...help me to understand what Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia thought she knew that had her running her mouth like Floyd Mayweather on a testosterone jag... the claims she made about Ronda Rousey, and the promise made to her mother to break her opponent's jaw.
I hope the undercard was exciting, because it took just 34 seconds for Rousey to put Correia on the octagon canvas, and she didn't use her famous "armbar" submission hold to end the fight... she literally punched the girl's lights out!
Here's the sudden finish.
That's about one-fourth of the time I paid $5 to watch "Sonny" Liston knock heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson senseless in 2:09 of the first round in a pay-per-view at the Island Garden Arena in West Hempstead in 1962.
Friday, July 31, 2015
...behind the brief entry in today's Moore/Palmer Agitprop site, curiously captioned "No Shoes Today..."
"The quote 'A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.' is often incorrectly ascribed to Mark Twain."
The reader would not unreasonably expect that the blogger would reveal the identity of the true author...
(If one is going to say what it's not, one is then obliged to say what it is!)
...but noooooooooooooo, nowhere is found even a hint (or a link) to the actualy origins of the Twain-esque bons mots.
Not to worry... OtBB herein addresses that deficiency: it was Jonathan Swift!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
The fall-out from the July 17 shootings in which a radicalized "devout Muslim" shot and killed four Marines and a Navy petty officer at two recruiting offices and one adjacent motor pool enclosure in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, has fallen across a broad spectrum.
After it was learned that military policy dictates that service personnel staffing recruiting centers not be armed... the return fire came from one of those in the motor pool... came the announcment:
"The officials could not discuss the nature of the security measures – but they did say that the measures will not include arming personnel at off-base facilities like the ones attacked in Chattanooga." More...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
...and not just The Sundance Channel "reality show," but its star, 47-year old Loredana Nesci whose body was discovered in the Redondo Beach, California, home she shared with her accused killer.
What interested me in her "Loredana, Esq." series when it aired last year was the revelation of just how far the tainted tenacles of the mortgage fraud for which area residents George Guldi and Donald MacPherson are presently incarcerated, spread. More...
Friday, July 24, 2015
...that after that initial big success, no matter how mediocre the string of follow-ups they produce, studios and networks are always eager to provide financing for another project with the fond belief of "Well, they did it once...."
Case in point, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan caused a stir in 1999 with "The Sixth Sense," and was runner-up to "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" as the top grossing film of that year. More...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
...I feel an almost overwhelming urge to resurrect my most celebrated tee-shirt, one from 1974 popularly known simply as "Gloria's."
I was traveling up Mill Road and saw large semi rig coming the opposite direction was waiting to make a left turn into the Westhampton 7-Eleven store, and had a line of traffic stacked behind it from the the hillock coming up from Montauk Highway and the Beaver Dam traffic light. More...
Monday, July 20, 2015
From the latest entry on the Progress For Westhampton Beach (a/k/a "Moore/Palmer Agitprop") under the heading of "House Special:"
"Larry and his wife Maureen, with their nephew Evan, live in the old Howell House on the corner of Aspatuck and Main Street another old home brought back to life to keep the interesting history of our village alive."
Someone should explain to the Moores the difference between the "Howell House" and The Howell Homestead.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
I try to watch as much of the Sunday morning network news shows as possible, and with my cable box I'm able to get in an hour each of "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" plus the last 30 minutes of CBS' "Face The Nation."
Today's central focus was evenly split between the murderous "Lone Wolf" attacks on the military recruiting offices in Tennessee, and the pending nuclear arms treaty with Iran. More...
Saturday, July 18, 2015
...much less commented on it in the wake of the horrifying single shooter assault on two United States Military recruiting offices in Tennessee this week:
Friday, July 17, 2015
...as he does among the Republican Primary candidates, even with that ridiculous hair-do.
Ripped from a current headline on 27East:
"The man, described by witnesses as five feet four inches tall and Hispanic, was driving a Honda Accord and crashed into a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck on Railroad Avenue just before 11 a.m." More...
...was a grand occasion under balmy skies and the fairest of winds on the South Bay Avenue dock jutting into Seatuck Cove off Eastport.
It was the memorial service for Emmett E. Boone III who had passed away the week earlier, and Peter Botsford, surveying the large assemblage, had probably the best encapsulation of it:
"It looks like 1969 at The Artful Dodger."
"Or the Long Island Potato 1971," I added. More...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Last week we welcomed into our home a new four-footed member, a 16-month old Rotty pup named at the time, "Jade."
In my experience with household animals, the most propitious events occur spontaneously... never more so than with the arrival of His Royal Highness Charles of Flatbush in 1986, the peripatetic 13-inch beagle with 15-inch ears who maintained a tab at Restaurant at Hampton Square. More...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Updated Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 04:27 pm
Current headline on 27East:
Here's the fiction part of the story:
"...the mayor and board members have said that the space would be needed to allow new restaurants to open on Main Street while also providing additional protection to nearby Moniebogue Bay."
So, in addition to the one-time fee of $1.5 million More...
Monday, July 13, 2015
...being the one which was to occupy this space, but which I thought better of as the day progressed, and following a night's sleep I decided to spike.
With the warm weather comes the annoyance of the big green flies (Lucilia sericata), and that's how the subject of the "retired" blog entry should be considered.
One of the deep-Winter Depression Era strategies of some rural families, was to send a member down to the railroad tracks to throw stones at the cabs of passing trains in the expectation of engineers and tenders returning fire with chunks of coal which would be carefully collected and taken home to provide heat for the domicile.
I'll not oblige him any further... let him shiver in solitude.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
In East Hampton it was outsiders bussed in to bust his chops, but before he left Albany his distress was self-inflicted and he was hoping that no one noticed.
Saturday evening an economy-sized crowd... they came in "busloads..." of ad-hoc activists caused a ruckus in front of the premises of hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb. More...
Friday, July 10, 2015
...or, more familiarly across the world, Skip Boone, passed away earlier this afternoon, just hours before he and his brother Charlie were to attend a "reunion" concert of their brother Steve's The Lovin' Spoonful at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.
...a Governor with a porn-star name, but South Carolina's Nikki Haley made one of the most moronic statements of any state's Chief Executive I've ever heard!
Madam Governor, yesterday, fresh from the exhilaration of signing into law a measure to remove the beleagured Confederate battle flag from the state Capitol, spoke of the murder victims, memorialized as the "Emanuel 9:" More...
Thursday, July 09, 2015
...to the Editor (Southampton Press Western Edition, pg. A10) authored by one Christian Bruun of Remsenburg, is stunning in its ignorance and assumptions.
"I also find it more than a little disingenuous to hear avid hunters proclaim how inhumane the sterilization program is when they, as a hobby, kill the same animals, often in a very slow and painful manner." More...
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
...and it looks like we're going to keep her.
We were not looking for another pooch, but higher More...
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
(A fifth title, "Back in Time," won't be released 'til October so no reviews are available.)
Monday, July 06, 2015
...which by custom and code is Westhampton Beach's annual organizational meeting where the newly elected Trustees are administered their oaths of office attended by raucous huzzahs by friends and well-wishers, appointments are made, finanacial institutions and media are given official designations, etc.
After the swearing in of Trustees Rob Rubio and Bryan Tymann by Clerk of the Village Elizabeth Lindtvit, the evening's agenda was called, highlighted by:
- The Riverhead law firm of Esseks, Hefter & Angel were re-appointed to serve the Village Attorneys for the Boards of Trustees, Planning and Zoning Appeals for an annual retainer of $63,000.00. More...
Sunday, July 05, 2015
As with the inaugural season of HBO' "True Detective," Season Two has required some patience on the part of the viewer.
In point of fact, I didn't get into Season One with it's weird framing narrative device of the co-protagonists, former Louisiana police detective partners portrayed by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, being interviewed separately in the present day and relating events at several different times in the past... throw in recurring references to Ambrose Bierce's fictional city of "Carcosa" and Robert W. Chambers's "The King in Yellow" from the late 19th Century, and at the end of three hours, you realize that you've been watching these episodes with a big WTF balloon hovering above your crinkled brow. More...
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Angered by the language of Justice Clarence Thomas' dissenting opinion in this week's remarkable opinion legitimizing same-sex marriage across the United States, Takei called the African-American jurist...
The 84-year old actor, standing beside his marital partner Brad Altman, defiantly made the comment this week in a television interview. More...
Friday, July 03, 2015
...will probably best be remembered for the release of wunderkind Steven Speilberg's aquatic horror flick "Jaws."
And I'll forever associate that blockbuster movie with the evening at the then United Artists theater on Main Street when I learned how serious my four-year old son's hearing disability had been.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Anyone who is sincere about wanting it, can start right here with 30-year-old Bree Newsome... she's no kid... who Saturday took it upon herself to scale the flagpole at the South Carolina Statehouse and tear down the Confederate flag which flew there.
(She certainly knew what she was doing... it was clearly a premeditated act since she brought with her what the news reports are terming "climbing gear.") More...
"It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds."
And so it is with the Moores... husband Tom actually writes the blog, sometimes in the Mayor's "voice..." in last Friday's item, captioned: More...