Cheap Thrills Posts

  • “You’re out of your damn mind!” (4/25/2021) - That’s what Stephen A. Smith would say to Max Kellerman – who (along with Molly Qerim Rose) is his co-host on First Take – if Kellerman had come up with this list. I adore Stephen A., but REALLY!?! I have to call him on it… Last Friday, Stephen A. Smith unveiled his Stephen’s A-List: Top […]
  • Lack.Luster. (2/8/2021) - lackluster adj. lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring The ancient Greeks felt that people are known by the heroes they crown. America is a nation of hero-worshippers. We hoist them on pedestals where the adulation lasts until someone better comes along or said hero’s reputation becomes tarnished. It’s during times of great […]
  • The Genius Myth (1/8/2021) - The Great Conjunction opened a portal whereby the world is entering the true Age of Aquarius. You can read my Post on that here. Author Michael Meade writes, “There is a poem at the heart of things and a mythic story in the heart of each of us.” But there’s a lot of hate, rage, […]
  • Stevie Nicks and Cyndi Lauper (11/17/2020) - I love books and I love to read. I’ll take on any and all topics that interest me or that pique my interest. interest n. the state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone Lately I’ve been checking-out library books on gardening, food/cooking, psychology, fiction, and non-fiction. I also make a point […]
  • What I’m Reading (9.22.2020) (9/22/2020) - What books I'm reading right now.
  • Stop the Buzzwords! (9/22/2020) - From Don McMillan‘s (my favorite comedian EVER) Comedy in Place YouTube videos. Finally…the cat HAS to have the last laugh, right? ℳ –
  • I may be a White Witch Bitch, but I’m still mad as hell (8/26/2020) - The recent ATTEMPTED MURDER of Jacob Blake has my blood boiling. I don’t normally “get political” on this site but I’m too pissed-off. (Even listening to Grim Reaper on my Power Walk – which turned into a run – didn’t seem to help.) First Breonna Taylor (SAY HER NAME!) was GUNNED DOWN in March. Then […]
  • What I’m Reading (8.3.2020) (8/3/2020) - What books I'm reading right now - plus recipes that celebrate National Watermelon Day!
  • GAME ON! (7/23/2020) - Before I get to 2020’s MLB and NBA season, I’d like to give props to three other sports organizations that have kept us entertained during these MADNESS-driven months:  WWE, AEW, and UFC. UFC’s Dana White never took “never” for an answer and has given us some fantastic matches. Kudos! Of the two wrestling factions, AEW […]
  • What’s Rockin’ My World (5.6.2020) (5/6/2020) - What’s “trending” at Chez Rock Vixen. Chris Jericho’s “Bubbly Bunch” episodes on AEW Dynamite. At 2:44 – Catch Jericho’s homage to Ozzy Osbourne (Decline of Western Civilization Part II – The Metal Years) At :43 – Sammy Guevara and his kitty! How many non-wrestlers can you spot in this episode? (I recognized Gabriel Iglesias, Lou […]
  • Jericho Delivers (4/9/2020) - During this time of MADNESS when sports entertainment companies are taping shows in empty arenas, AEW has consistently outshined WWE – largely due to their recruiting “…a loud contingent of wrestlers to take the place of fans and add an energy to the room that might otherwise be lacking.” On last night’s Dynamite, Chris Jericho […]
  • Wrestlemania 36 (4/6/2020) - The 36th annual WrestleMania marked the first time the “Super Bowl of sports entertainment” was broadcast over two nights. Due to the MADNESS it was filmed at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL SANS live audience. I knew going in that this year’s WrestleMania wasn’t going to be an over-top spectacle like it normally […]
  • 101: Spread This Meme (3/31/2020) - meme n. an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation; n. a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users More Don McMillan YouTube technicallyfunny.com […]
  • There is nothing wrong with your television set. (3/25/2020) - A Message from House M – Having never viewed TV shows only in black and white, those born after 1964 may be dismayed at the content herein. (In 1965 prime time network programs began broadcasting in color.) Do not be alarmed, however, for the lack of colorization did not hinder our enjoyment of such shows […]
  • This Weekend’s Not Just For Sports Fans! (3/20/2020) - ESPN has grabbed COVID by the reins and stepped-up the sports game, providing a weekend of FUN SHIT! Stock-up on beer (Corona?) and pizza. Saturday:  UFC Day All times are Eastern Noon-3pm:  UFC 25 Greatest Fights: Nos. 1-4 3-4pm:        Demetrious Jonson vs Henry Cejudo 2 4-5pm:        Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz (both fights) 5-5:30pm:    Jon […]
  • Saving the Day from COVID-19 (3/19/2020) - In the midst of the craziness surrounding the current pandemic – where the World of Sports has metaphorically died – an unlikely white knight has arrived to save us from being bored to death:  Professional Wrestling. I for one will be eternally grateful. Last Friday, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) aired Smackdown – minus live audience […]
  • Think Dirty® (2/24/2020) - Disclaimer I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics on this site. The views and opinions expressed herein are purely my own. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic, product, or service, I will only endorse products/services that I believe (based on […]
  • VIXENS::Marie Fredriksson (2/21/2020) - vixen n. an attractive or sexy woman; a femme fatale As a self-crowned Rock Vixen, I reserve the right to establish the criteria for what is considered a Vixen. Whether Musician or “Video Babe”, she’s got to Rock – 80’s style! They may be eye candy to the guys, but to us gals these ladies […]
  • My Top 5 Favorite Super Bowl 54 Commercials (2/3/2020) - ‘Kayso even though I did NOT watch the game yesterday (Another FUCK YOU Award has been issued) I DID tune in to the commercials. The past decade (at least) the Super Bowl Commercials have been boring, lame, or both. This year I was pleasantly surprised by how funny, clever, and (sometimes) touching they were. Yeah […]
  • Reflecting on yesterday’s tragedy (1/27/2020) - By now most of you have heard about the tragic death of former NBA star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other passengers. I became a basketball aficionado pretty recently so I never saw Kobe play, but I do know that he ranks among the top NBA players EVER. What I do remember […]
  • What’s Rockin’ My World (1.20.2020) (1/20/2020) - What’s “trending” at Chez Rock Vixen. Let’s kick-off this new year right! A Gift From Bob A sequel to “A Street Cat Named Bob” is being filmed. Luke Treadaway reprises his role as James Bowen while Bob, once again, will play himself. The sequel is based upon James Bowen’s best-selling book, “A Gift From Bob: […]
  • Beefcake::Derrick Henry (1/17/2020) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles In the run-up to this Sunday’s final playoff games, I thought it would be appropriate to do a Post on an NFL player who’s not only BEEFY but (as the league’s leading rusher) is red-hot right now. Derrick Henry Running Back for the Tennessee Titans Capricorn Vegan […]
  • Poe, Rise, and Conquer (1/11/2020) - ‘Kayso, today I spent the day in bed nursing a cold and watching two of the four NFL Divisional Playoff Games:  Minnesota Vikings at SF 49ers (49ers won and will go on to play whoever wins tomorrow’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers next Sunday for a chance to secure a place […]
  • Metal Cats ~ and their Humans (12/29/2019) - I trust all of you had a Happy Christmas and that Santa Claws gave you lots of presents. I’ve been poring over one of my Xmas goodies: Having a love of both Mëtal and Felines, this book is to me what catnip is to a kitten! All the cats (and their head-banging owners) are beautiful […]
  • Dubnation: Merry Christmas! (12/25/2019) - This has been a very rough season for the Golden State Warriors. They lost many seasoned players at the end of last year (Kevin Durant [Nets], Andre Iguodala [Grizzlies], Shaun Livingston [retired], Quinn Cook [Lakers], Jordan Bell [Timberwolves], DeMarcus Cousins [Lakers], Andrew Bogut [Sydney Kings], Alfonzo McKinnie [Cavaliers], Damian Jones [Hawks], Jonas Jerebko [Khimki]); and […]
  • What’s Rockin’ My World (12.24.2019) (12/24/2019) - 1. Suicide Silence plays Santa to Children's Health Center 2. W.A.S.P. guitarist Douglas Blair raises money for Vets with PTSD 3. Guitarist Jason Becker's "early Christmas Gift". 4. Former KYUSS frontman John Garcia is proud of his career as a Veterinary Tech. 5. Nikki Sixx speaks out against Texas A&M Univ research using golden retrievers. 6. MÖTLEY CRÜE reflects on record-breaking 2019. 7. MÖTLEY CRÜE getting in shape for 2020 "The Stadium Tour". 8. John Corabi says "Donald Trumps's Impeachment has 'divided us even further'".
  • What’s Rockin’ My World (12.22.2019) (12/22/2019) - What’s “trending” at Chez Rock Vixen…and this one’s ALL ROCK & ROLL! Tommy Lee Urges Greece To Ban Cruel Donkey And Mule Rides “The Greek government introduced new legislation last year that made it illegal for donkeys or mules to carry more than 15 stone (210 lbs) or one-fifth of their body weight, but it […]
  • I ❤ Gronk (11/21/2019) - This week two videos surfaced starring former tight end for the NFL Patriots, Rob Gronkowski (“Gronk”) Gronk joins the Lakers Girls during halftime last Tuesday (Lakers vs. Thunder). He also released a video via Instagram promoting Gronk Beach – a music festival (hosted by Gronk) that will take place in Miami during the 2020 Super […]
  • The Cowboys have a Lucky Charm (11/12/2019) - The plucky little black cat that turned the November 4, 2019 game between the Giants and the Cowboys around in the Cowboys’ favor, has captured the hearts of NFL fans. After his appearance (and subsequent furry touchdown), the Cowboys went on to win 37-18. So far all efforts to humanely capture the feline have been […]
  • What’s Rockin’ My World (11.10.2019) (11/10/2019) - What’s “trending” at Chez Rock Vixen… pluto.tv/live-tv/cats-247 ℳ –
  • Black Cat turns game around for Cowboys (11/5/2019) - In last night’s game against the Giants, the Cowboys were down by 6 when this happened: This morning’s headlines: Curse breaker? Cowboys’ luck turns after black cat runs on field ‘Shiftiest player in the NFC!’: How a black cat stole the show during Cowboys-Giants A black cat halted the Cowboys-Giants NFL game with a thrillingly […]
  • Halloween 2019: Placerville Public House (11/3/2019) - Placerville Public House hosts Thinkin-&-Drinkin Trivia every Thursday night – and boy are the questions tough! With last Thursday being Halloween, it was a special night with Halloween-themed questions – and a costume contest. The place was packed, energetic, and LOUD! And guess what? We placed 1st in the Trivia contest!!!! ℳ –
  • Go Go Godzilla…and other Halloween tidbits (10/17/2019) - From iheart.com Renown Japanese guitar company ESP has just unveiled one of the most stunning, detailed and pricey guitars in its history. The Godzilla guitar was designed by musician Takamizawa Toshihiko, who plays in the Japanese folk rock band The Alfee, but it’s a good bet Blue Öyster Cult would also love it. SLIPKNOT frontman, […]
  • VIXENS::Raff Raffaele (10/6/2019) - vixen n. an attractive or sexy woman; a femme fatale As a self-crowned Rock Vixen, I reserve the right to establish the criteria for what is considered a Vixen. Whether Musician or “Video Babe”, she’s got to Rock – 80’s style! They may be eye candy to the guys, but to us gals these ladies […]
  • Playlist::Dance Moves (10/4/2019) - This Playlist is great for Power Walks AND Mëtal Aerobix! Some of the songs you’re probably familiar with. Quite a few are attached to a dance sequence that inspires me.(There may be one or two without embedded videos, in which case I’ve included links which will open in a new browser window.) I hope these’ll […]
  • What’s Rockin’ My World (9.27.2019) (9/27/2019) - 1. The Plant Paradox (Steven R. Gundry, M.D.) 2. Placerville Public House Pub Nachos 3. Dee Snider slams NFL for not choosing heavy metal acts for Super Bowl halftimes 3. Joaquin Phoenix and PETA unveil new billboard in Times Square
  • River Cats @ Raley Field (9.10.2018) (9/12/2019) - Sacramento River Cats vs Texas Round Rock Express ℳ –
  • James Bowen & Street Cat Bob (9/4/2019) - If you don’t know who James Bowen and Street Cat Bob are, James is the author of several best-selling books – including A Streetcat Named Bob and The World According to Bob – centering around the amazing ginger cat who saved both their lives. A Street Cat Named Bob was made into a 2016 film […]
  • 80’s Blast::London (8/27/2019) - (anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka) In Memory of Lizzie Grey (1958-2019) London was formed in 1978 by Lizzie Grey, Nikki Sixx, and Dane Rage. Nadir D’Priest and Brian West joined in 1984. Former members include Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.), Izzy Stradlin, Slash & Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses), and Fred Coury […]
  • On the Catwalk: NFL Felines (8/19/2019) - We all know there are cat-lovers in the NBA, including Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) shown here kissing a tiger cub: But did you also know there are some RABID cat fanciers in the NFL? Dante Pettis (SF 49ers) talks about why he likes cats (#3: They look extremely cool) and introduces us to his new […]
  • Oscar Wilde (8/17/2019) - Author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as numerous plays and essays, Oscar Wilde was also a prolific epigrammatist. epigrammatist n. Someone who writes an epigram (any meanings) epigram n. a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way Here are some of my favorite quotes by Mr. […]
  • Fishdom (8/5/2019) - I don’t consider myself a techie (I don’t own a smart phone), but I do love my iPod Touch! I can check email, watch shows/movies, download and listen to music. But I spend most of my time playing games on it. I especially like word-based games but have become fond of a couple of puzzle-based […]
  • Beefcake::Micha Bergese (7/19/2019) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Micha Bergese Actor, dancer/choreographer, theater director Micha Bergese was a choreographer for Interview with the Vampire. He also played one of the Paris vampires. However, Micha might be best known as the Huntsman in The Company of Wolves. Micha Berges on IMDB Shaolin Show Interview with Micha […]
  • Game of Thrones sets new record (7/16/2019) - From Deadline: “The HBO epic, which wrapped its final season this year, set a new benchmark with 32 total nominations, the most for any program in a single season (beating NYPD Blue‘s previous mark). The series returns to the Best Drama series fight and also scored lead acting noms for Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, […]
  • 80’s Blast::St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) (7/9/2019) - (anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka) I’ve been “power-walking” (walking briskly on hilly roads while wearing 1-pound weighted hand gloves) 2-1/2 miles each morning before picking-up the weights. I set-up a Playlist on my iPod specifically for this cardio workout. (More on this later.) One of the songs has proven to […]
  • Happy 4th of Kawhi (7/4/2019) - Day 4 of “Kawhi Watch”…which suitor will he choose in the Free-Agency Dating Game? As of this morning, we’re being told it’s between the L.A. Lakers and the Toronto Raptors. Even at Wimbleton, this is THE STORY being discussed. I love the NBA… 7.6.2019 Kawhi chooses the L.A. Clippers! (Warriors’ 2019 Draft Pick, Jordan Poole, […]
  • Farrah (6/25/2019) - Anyone who lived during the 1970’s knows who Farrah was. (We didn’t need to add Fawcett or Fawcett-Majors to her name.) Like Cher, Farrah’s first name proved to be as iconic as the lady herself. Although Michael Jackson’s death on the same day overshadowed hers, I felt her loss more. You see, I kinda grew […]
  • Schrödinger’s Cat (Box) (6/17/2019) - From my favorite Engineer-turned-Comedian, Don McMillan: BIG PHYSICS NEWS THIS WEEK: Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrödinger’s famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps and acting in real time to save it from proverbial doom. In the process, they overturn years of cornerstone dogma […]
  • Oracle Arena (6/13/2019) - Tonight marks the 6th game in the 2019 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 2 games to 3. If the Warriors are to stay in this series – moving to the final round in Toronto – they MUST win tonight. The Dubs will be playing minus 2 of their key players […]
  • Diego’s Good Reads (6/11/2019) - As you can see from the photo below, both Diego and I enjoy the WARRIOR CATS series by Erin Hunter. The books chronicle the trials and tribulations of (non-domesticated) cats and their Clans. We are currently on Book 2 (Thunder and Shadow) of the latest series entitled A Vision of Shadows. From warriorcats.com: The Warrior […]
  • The (NBA) Free-Agent Dating Game (5/24/2019) - One of two sports shows I watch Monday-Friday, this is The Herd’s version of The Dating Game (1965-1980). It was hilarious fun. I hope they schedule another “episode”!! ℳ –
  • GoT ~ and now our Watch has ended (5/20/2019) - “The Iron Throne” I got (GoT?) my wish. The wicked queen is dead. No, not Cersei. Dany. The bottom line is that Daenerys’ love for Jon/Aegon allowed him to get close enough to put a knife in her. Sensing the death of the Mother of Dragons, Drogon appears and his anguish over her death was […]
  • GoT + Fender = badass guitars (5/19/2019) - Fender worked directly with D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones creator and guitar player) to ensure the three guitars reflected the identity of each of the three houses. House Stark Telecaster House Lannister Jaguar House Targaryen Stratocaster Dan Weiss, Brad Paisley, Nuno Bettencourt, Tom Morello, Scott Ian, and Game of Thrones award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi ROCK […]
  • References to Game of Thrones are popping up in the oddest places… (5/14/2019) - One would think sports and Game of Thrones make odd bedfellows, but references to the series keep popping up (See Game of Zones and NBA on TNT). Last Friday, Scott Van Pelt (SportsCenter) was discussing the Rockets-Warriors game (where the Warriors once more killed the Rockets’ chances of an NBA Championship…yay) and mentioned “Royalty being […]
  • GoT ~ Season 8 Episode 5 (5/12/2019) - They say the Devil you know is better than the one you don’t know… Tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones gave us a good look at the devil inside Daenerys Targaryen. I would rather have had Cersei… ℳ –
  • Game of Thrones ~ “The Long Night” (S8 E3) (5/4/2019) - It was a very long night indeed – 82 minutes, most of it devoted to the battle which pitted the living against the dead. It was a dark episode in more ways than one, and I hear a lot of viewers were angry with how difficult it was to see anything – and some wrote […]
  • Tonight’s (GoT) Cluster-fuck (4/28/2019) - cluster-fuck n. a disastrously mishandled situation or undertaking My there are tons of rumors circulating about what’s to happen tonight in Game of Thrones (S8 E3) – which by the way was filmed in Ireland, took 11 weeks to film with 750 people working at night in the freezing cold. It clocks in at 82 […]
  • Local Comedian Channels Game of Thrones (4/27/2019) - Silicon Valley Engineer-turned-Über-Comedian, Don MacMillan, is also my favorite comedian! ℳ –
  • Game of Zones (?) (4/26/2019) - Created by Bleacher Report, Game of Zones is a animated parody of Game of Thrones featuring NBA players. I saw the advertisement for Game of Zones on TV during (surprise!) NBA games. Being a fan of Game of Thrones I was curious and checked it out. It’s very well-done. Professional and polished. I definitely recommend […]
  • Beefcake::Alex Anzalone (4/25/2019) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Alex Anzalone Line Backer for the New Orleans Saints ℳ –
  • The (Remaining) Men of GoT – Part 3 (4/18/2019) - Here are the final eight men of Game of Thrones that have played/will play a prominent part of Season 8. Part 1 Part 2 Davos Seaworth Dubbed the “Onion Knight”, Ser Davos is both a landed knight and a smuggler (now reformed). For his past crimes Stannis Baratheon cut off four fingertips from his right […]
  • The (Remaining) Men of GoT – Part 2 (4/16/2019) - Part 1 examined the six most important men in Game of Thrones (as of Season 8, Episode 1). But there are 14 other male characters that play notable roles. Here are six of them (in no particular order of importance). The remaining eight will comprise Part 3. Sandor Clegane I harbor a not-so-secret crush on […]
  • Watching “A Street Cat Named Bob” (4/16/2019) - ℳ –
  • The (Remaining) Men of GoT – Part 1 (4/15/2019) - The last season of Game of Thrones (Season 8) premiered last night on HBO. For those of us who are fans, there aren’t any spoilers here ’cause you’re already caught-up; and for those of you who are NOT fans – well, you know what you can do. In Part 1 of this series, I’m covering […]
  • Game of Thrones joins NBA on TNT (4/15/2019) - “Charles Barkley made the case for James to join the show Sunday night. His main argument was that, since James has nothing to do after the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, he should join the crew for a night to talk basketball. They even considered getting a ‘Game of Thrones’ chair for King James […]
  • Palladio LUXE Theater (4/3/2019) - Tomorrow, Diego and I will be celebrating our birthdays. Diego’s turning sweet sixteen and will be getting some fresh Ahi Tuna! I’m being treated to a luxurious theater & dining experience. I’m not a theater-goer, but this place is for me! We are going to see US at the Palladio LUXE Theater (not to be […]
  • Beefcake::Joseph Vargo (3/17/2019) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Joseph Vargo Conceptual Artist He also owns a publishing company, Monolith Graphics, and is an accomplished musician/producer/composer ℳ –
  • Warriors – Nuggets game tonight is important (3/8/2019) - Golden State has lost three of their last four games. Last Tuesday’s game in Oakland was especially brutal – with the Celtics beating them by 33 points. They are hosting the Denver Nuggets tonight and it’s important that they “bring it” not only for their fans, but a loss will mean a tie with the […]
  • Beefcake::Steven Adams (2/23/2019) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Steven Adams Center for NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder Widely considered NBA’s strongman, Adams was born in New Zealand, stands 7′ tall, and weighs 265 pounds. He’s a Cancer and is single! ℳ –
  • Beefcake::Alex Biffin (2/18/2019) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Alex Biffin Actor and Dancer (Thunder from Down Under). ℳ –
  • Go Gurley!!! (1/20/2019) - Todd Gurley has openly professed his penchant for CATS and Diego is putting all of his support behind Todd and his team today, the L.A. Rams. and it’s a RAMS Super Bowl Game!!! ℳ –
  • You Can’t Run the World (1/4/2019) - AND Have All the Pretty Underwear… The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 2 Episode 1 “Simone” Fandom IMDB ℳ –
  • So This is Christmas… (12/25/2018) - Christmas Cards mailed:  4 Christmas Cards received:  1  2 ❤ ❤ Email greetings sent:  34 Email greetings received:  2  ❤ ❤ Today I’m spending quality time with my Best Friend (and Familiar). We are enjoying the 2nd season of Amazon Prime’s Original Series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The stylish 1950’s-inspired ads for this series caught […]
  • (Post) Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (1950-1959) (11/24/2018) - Saturday afternoon creature features and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup… A reminder that my super-favorites are highlighted in RED. Diego’s put his pawprint on the ones that star fab Felines. Bell, Book, and Candle Film adaptation of the 1950 play, Diego and I never get tired of watching Bell, Book, and Candle. A sultry and […]
  • (Post) Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (1960-1969) (11/20/2018) - It’s the 1960’s – a time of great social and political change (civil rights, Vietnam war, assassinations of JFK & MLK, Apollo 11, Woodstock, and “flower power”). It also marks the appearance of such movie classics as Rosemary’s Baby and Night of the Living Dead and the continued release of gothic horror offerings by British-based […]
  • (Post) Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (1970-1979) (11/13/2018) - Though past Halloween, I’m still thinking about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night… Continuing with a list of movies I love that contain elements of occult, fantasy, horror, sci-fi (or any combination thereof), here’s my compilation from the 1970’s. Remember, super-favorites are highlighted in RED with Diego noting those starring […]
  • Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (1980-1989) (10/31/2018) - Aaah…my favorite holiday is here. I’ve been listening to Halloween Radio (Stay tuned for some 80’s Blasts, Halloween-style) and the songs they’ve been playing had me reminiscing about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night… So, I compiled a list of all the movies I especially like/love that contain elements of […]
  • Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (1990-1999) (10/28/2018) - Aaah…my favorite holiday is just days away. I’ve been listening to Halloween Radio (Stay tuned for some 80’s Blasts, Halloween-style) and the songs they’ve been playing had me reminiscing about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night… So, I compiled a list of all the movies I especially like/love that contain […]
  • Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (2000 -2009) (10/25/2018) - Aaah…my favorite holiday is just 10 days away. I’ve been listening to Halloween Radio (Stay tuned for some 80’s Blasts, Halloween-style) and the songs they’ve been playing had me reminiscing about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night… So, I compiled a list of all the movies I especially like/love that […]
  • Countdown to Halloween: My Favorite Films (2010-2017) (10/21/2018) - Aaah…my favorite holiday is just 10 days away. I’ve been listening to Halloween Radio   (Stay tuned for some 80’s Blasts, Halloween-style)  and the songs they’ve been playing had me reminiscing about chillers, thrillers, magic, and things that go bump in the night… So, I compiled a list of all the movies I especially like/love that […]
  • Serendipity (8/2/2018) - serendipity n.  the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way Have you ever randomly stumbled across something that is inspirational or creates an epiphany – that AHA moment? I’ve had several of these synchronicitous occurrences this last week. I’m an avid reader, routinely checking-out books and magazines from the […]
  • River Cats @ Raley Field (7.2.2018) (7/4/2018) - Sacramento River Cats vs. Fresno Grizzlies Final Score:  4-3 ℳ –
  • Dubs win 2018 NBA Championship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (6/8/2018) - What a sweep. We in Dub-nation be wearing smiles and shooting guns in the sky! – and to my man, Kevin Durant, congratulations for nailing Finals MVP two years in a row. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, THE UNSTOPPABLE DREAM TEAM OF THE NBA ℳ –
  • I’m Going Out On A Limb (5/27/2018) - 2018 NBA PLAYOFFS Both the Eastern and Western Divions are in Game 7 of their respective series – with the final match between the Cavaliers and Celtics tonight in Boston. I’m betting the Cavaliers will win the Eastern series and go on to the Finals. I’m also predicting 2018 MVP will go to LeBron James. […]
  • It’s a Blow-Out!!! (5/20/2018) - Nothing but smiles for Dub Nation tonight! The Golden State War-riors blew away the Houston Rockets like a hurricane through Texas:  85-126 GO WARRIORS!!! ℳ –
  • Gallerie::Ladies Night All Male Review (4.7.2018) (4/9/2018) - Many of the mens’ photos were too blurry to Post, but the show was a blast! And the owner, Stafania, is a total sweetheart. ≋;> ℳ –
  • Just the Fact-oids from Dubsville (3/31/2018) - The Golden State Warriors have been having a tough time of it the last few months injury-wise. But instead of focusing on the speculation about the upcoming playoffs, I dug-up some interesting tidbits on a few of their players. Jordan Bell (#2) Astrological sign:  Capricorn Attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School Kevin Durant (#35) Astrological […]
  • Horror::The Mephisto Waltz (1971) (2/22/2018) - A top-notch cast keeps The Mephisto Waltz (named after a piano piece written by Franz Liszt) from feeling too much like a made-for-TV offering, and the score is chillingly appropriate for this story of Satan worship and body-swapping. Curt Jürgens, Barbara Parkins, and Jacqueline Bisset are all perfect in their respective roles. Although Alan Alda […]
  • Gallerie::My Bloody Valentine Gorlesque Show (2.17.2018) (2/18/2018) - Photo-taking wasn’t allowed during the show, but we got a few of the after-show party! Photos courtesy of Niki Nagamao This was my first visit to H.Art Lounge, which is located in downtown Placerville. Tiny venue (43 max occupancy) with a very cool, hip, artistic vibe – they encourage patrons to unleash their inner artist […]
  • Horror::The Hunger (1983) (2/14/2018) - I love vampires – and vampire movies – but I have standards, which do not include the insipid Twilight series and their ilk. insipid adj. unimaginative, uninspired, dull, boring, tedious, lame, etc. The Hunger is one of my favorite vampire flicks. It has style, elegance, top-notch actors, and a delicious score. It juxtaposes the stark, […]
  • Roman Inspirations (1/19/2018) - ‘Kayso I’ve been re-watching HBO’s Rome… The set designs run from your average household rental to some magnificent villas. The Roman villa of Servilia of the Junii is probably my favorite: It also inspired me to design some new jewelry pieces: ℳ –
  • Beefcake::Kane Roberts (1/9/2018) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Kane Roberts Heavy Metal Guitarist (best known for his tenure with Alice Cooper) and Bodybuilder. ℳ –
  • Warriors-Clippers Halftime Show (1/7/2018) - Warriors 121 – Clippers 105 Saving Forever played @ the Staples Center during halftime – they rocked! Loved the female drummer. Saving Forever Facebook page: “Saving Forever is a youth band that consists of three talented young siblings whom are all guitarists, vocalists, and songwriters. Kavah Harris, Kye Harris, and the youngest, Khaden Harris, began […]
  • Beefcake::Roman Reigns (1/4/2018) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Roman Reigns ℳ –
  • What to do on a Sunday afternoon – with your Cat (12/31/2017) - ℳ –
  • Christmas = Pizza, Beer, Basketball & the Living Dead (12/26/2017) - New Christmas Day traditions… Homemade spinach and 3-cheese pizza Enjoyed the repast during halftime of the Warriors/Cavaliers game. (Note to self:  Never play Scrabble while watching basketball.) Santa granted Warriors’ Nick Young (#6) his Christmas wish! Warriors 99 – Cavs 92 Wrapped-up this wonderful day with more Scrabble (!) and a movie classic:  the 30th […]
  • All I Want for Christmas (12/24/2017) - Game starts @ Noon on Christmas Day! ℳ –
  • Beefcake::Clint Walker (11/17/2017) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles A hunky blast from the past! Well-known for playing in Westerns, Clint Walker was the bees knees when I was a kid – and Yellowstone Kelly remains a favorite of mine. Clint Walker ℳ –
  • Cats ~ Bats ~ Rock ‘n Roll (10/31/2017) - Diego and I wish you fiendishly scary tidings this Halloween! Today we’re celebrating cats, bats, and rock and roll – starting with cats. Black cats, of course. Diego’s been collecting art over the last few years, and his online gallery is an homage to all things black cat. Bats are cats with wings…(just look at […]
  • Renaissance Faire (9.17.2017) (9/26/2017) -

  • GoT Season 7 ~ Episode 2 (7/23/2017) - “Stormborn” SPOILER ALERT Lost some ladies (Fucking Euron) but Melisandre’s back looking strong and confident again. Guess who else is back (I knew she would be) – and look at how BIG she’s grown! Balerion, The Black Dread shit ℳ –
  • Beefcake::Brian Rountree (7/18/2017) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Not only is this guy gorgeous AND a killer guitarist – he lives right here in the Bay Area! Brian Rountree ℳ –
  • Game of Thrones ~ Season 7 Premiere (7/16/2017) - Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere SPOILER ALERT Killer opening scene! You go, Arya. Wun Wun… WTF – did they not burn his body (this is obviously a rhetorical question)?!?!?!?!?!?! BEAUTIFUL job on the Greyjoy fleet ships. Gorgeous – even if Euron is a fuckstick (reminds me of my would-be creep of a stalker). What […]
  • GoT::Season 6 Recap (7/11/2017) - As the Countdown Clock on my Homepage says, “5 days to go.” before Game of Thrones begins its seventh season. I thought this would be a PURR-fect time to recap Season 6 and get us all warmed-up – because Winter Is Here… Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Queen, Lady, Paramour, Warrior, or Maid! […]
  • Beefcake::Jason Momoa (7/3/2017) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles Jason Momoa* ℳ – *This one’s for you, Andrea!
  • Beefcake::Zach McGowan (6/13/2017) - beefcake n.  an attractive man with well-developed muscles It is only fitting that the first installment of masculine magnificence be the actor who embodies MY ideal man:  Captain Charles Vane* Zach McGowan ℳ – *Black Sails
  • Words of Wisdom – from a Horny Little Devil (6/13/2017) - The Witches of Eastwick 1987 Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) to Alex Medford (Cher) On Marriage: "Good for the man, lousy for the woman. She dies, suffocates... then the husband runs around complaining to everyone that he's fucking a dead person - and he's the one who killed her!" ℳ –
  • We are the Champions, We are the Cham-pions (6/12/2017) - OF THE WORLD!!!!! Congratulations, Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Champs Kevin Durant ~ MVP Thank you for nailing this right here @ home. You ALL ROCK! and on the street outside my place a little celebrating was taking place… ℳ –
  • Warriors, come out to pla-ay (5/16/2017) - Game 2 Western Conference Finals Not only did they come out to play – the Warriors BROUGHT IT!! Final Score: Warriors 136, Spurs 100 Oakland dominated the game tonight from start to finish. Hotshot rookie, Patrick McCaw, showed some real hustle and Curry didn’t fail to WOW the fans at Oracle Arena. The next showdown […]
  • The Curry-Durant Show…Take 1 (5/14/2017) - Game 1 Western Conference Finals Final Score: Warriors 113, Spurs 111 Oakland does this so often I almost think it’s “game strategy”:   They were behind from the git-go – waiting until the 11th hour to pull ahead to win the game. (But man what a nail-biter…I alternated cursing and cheering while jumping up and […]
  • 80’s Blast::Fast Times at Ridgemont High (5/1/2017) - (anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka) OK, so this post sprung from a 1982 movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. HBO’s been showing movies from the 80’s on “Throwback Thursdays” and this one was last week’s feature. TRIVIA TIME Nancy Wilson (who, at the time, was Director Cameron Crowe’s girlfriend) had […]
  • GoT::Season 7 (3/23/2017) - Game of Thrones Season 7 “teaser” (love the dragons) ℳ –
  • GoT::Season 6 (3/15/2017) - Having finished re-watching Game of Thrones, Season 6 can be can be summed up with: “The Women of GoT:  Doin’ it for Themselves“ This male-dominated story has done a 180, placing the Game of Thrones women at the top of the Game – as they shed the “skins” originally given them:  bartered bride, butch lesbian, […]
  • The Door (2/27/2017) - SPOILER ALERT My Posts on Game of Thrones episodes have been of the hard-hitting “shock and awe” type (Hardhome & Battle of the Bastards) and I give ANY episode featuring the dragons (wyverns actually) five stars. I’ve been re-watching the entire 6 seasons as a recap to Season 7 (which begins in April). To be […]
  • Gallerie::Misfit Cabaret (2.24.17) (2/25/2017) - GRIMM The Great Star Theater, SF Runs through March 4, 2017 Misfit Cabaret website More here @ Eventbrite ℳ –
  • Aargh! (11/26/2016) - Tonight's Post is brought to you courtesy of the Internet.
  • Sigil for House of M – (11/18/2016) - Motto: "Dance with Fire"
  • Holy C**p (11/3/2016) - Just watched Season 6, Episode 9 of Game of Thrones: "Battle of the Bastards". If I thought Season 5's "Hardhome" was intense - I mean intense - it paled by comparison.
  • Great Weekend for Bay Area Sports Lovers (10/30/2016) - What a Great Weekend for Bay Area Teams: Sharks and Raiders score!
  • Hardhome (10/21/2016) - This was intense...
  • This is “what” country? (10/11/2016) - How I support #16
  • Let’s Go, Giants! (10/10/2016) - Freakin' knuckle-biter!!!!
  • 28-27 (10/2/2016) - Oakland Raiders vs. Boston: 28-27 Final SF Giants vs. Dodgers: 7-1 Final
  • What the Hell? (9/24/2016) - Apparently Gorgeous left the series...
  • Adios, Pelota! (8/26/2016) - Pagan hits home run - puts score at: Braves 0, Giants 5. ¡GO ANGEL!
  • It’s pronounced (8/18/2016) - Pagan is not pronounced the same as the people who worship idols...
  • Go Sharks! (well, this sucked) (6/10/2016) - When things went from good to bad...
  • Charles Vane – R.I.P. (spoiler alert) (3/27/2016) - I don't watch television - I don't get the point of it. I'll watch an occasional movie on DVD - but I made a HUGE exception for Black Sails.

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