Thursday, May 19, 2011

Poster Frenzy Contest!

It's time for Poster Frenzy! And Books, TOO. But more Posters. Lots more. (Contest entry deadline extended with Phoenix Comicon Freebies added into EACH pack!)

FOR HOOK ME UP! ONLY -- INTERNATIONAL CONTEST

Posters! We got posters! Well, I got posters at LepreCon 37, but I got them for you! So, how do YOU get them?

1. Be a registered Hook Me Up! subscriber. (Not on? Send an email to gini@ginikoch.com with “Hook Me Up!” in the subject line.)
2. Respond as instructed to the Hook Me Up! messages that will go out from May 19 through May 29, 2001. (Yes, you can join Hook Me Up! after the contest starts, but you’ll lose out on chances to win.)
3. Cross the digits that you’re one of the winners selected by the Gods of Random!

So, what can I win, already?
There are a variety of Poster Packs available, some with books included.

The Blockbuster (1)*
This one has it all! Huge posters, including “Limitless”, large posters, including “Narnia”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, and “Black Swan”, and regular-sized, including “Twilight: Eclipse”, “Insidious”, “Legion”, “Green Hornet”, “The Fighter”, and so many, many more! Addition: Extra Posters from Phoenix Comicon!

Simply Huge (1)*
These are the big, movie marquee posters. Perfect for wallpapering any room or covering any window. And with “Limitless”, “Saw”, and “Rabbit Hole”, among others, why not paint the room in paper? Addition: Extra Posters from Phoenix Comicon!

Gimme Gimme (2)
All the large and regular-sized posters, including “Narnia”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, and “Black Swan”, and regular-sized, including “Twilight: Eclipse”, “Insidious”, “Legion”, “Green Hornet”, “The Fighter”, and so many, many more! PLUS it comes with books and other swag, including a “Spacetrawler” comics sheet signed by author/artist Christopher Baldwin. Addition: Extra Posters from Phoenix Comicon!

The Consolation (1)
One large and one small poster, PLUS it comes with books and other swag, including a “Spacetrawler” comics sheet signed by author/artist Christopher Baldwin. (Winner will be chosen by dint of making me laugh the most/hardest/so much I snort Coke through my nose. So get your funny, snaky, sarcastic comments prepped and on center stage!) Addition: Extra Posters from Phoenix Comicon!

The Grab Bag (1) - NEW!
Assorted swag from Phoenix Comicon including a signed badge, plus books and whatever else I toss in there.

Five (NOW 6!) Packs in all. So what are you waiting for? Get your win on!

Hook Me Up! Gang, riddle me this: If we were going to catch a movie, any movie, what would we see and why, and would we do a double feature or not?

Love,
Gini

Catch-22’s, Gotchas, Legalese
You must be registered on Hook Me Up! to play and win. Sign up by sending an email to gini@ginikoch.com with “Hook Me Up!” in the subject line. Full contest rules will be emailed to you.

This is a worldwide contest. You must have a deliverable address (no P.O. Boxes, please).

Contest will run from Thursday, May 19, 2011 through Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Winners will be announced week of June 13th. In order to share the loot at least somewhat fairly, once you win a prize, you're out of the running for any of the others. This is an international contest -- as long as you're on Planet Earth, and are on Hook Me Up!, you can enter and win. You must have a deliverable address, though - no P.O. boxes. Prize may take 2-4 weeks to ship; it may take 6-8 weeks for international.

Winners should receive their prizes in 4-6 weeks. If it’s going to take longer for some reason, we’ll let you know.

*Shipping constraints mean The Blockbuster and Simply Huge Packs won’t have books or swag that can’t roll up in them.

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104 Comments:

Blogger Goaliefan1973 said...

If we were going to see a movie it would be 'Pirates of the Caribean' #4, so I can find out where the heck the fountain of freakin' youth is! I know, I know, it's just a movie, but isn't it possible to find truth in fiction? And no double feature, I will be catching a flight to the Fountain. Maybe on my way back to SoCal?
muahahahaha!

May 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Dana Alma said...

Hey Gini,
Supah kool contest! Have a great week!
See ya,
Dana
Readaholics Anonymous

May 19, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Shrouded Heart said...

Do I have to travel to you to see this movie? I mean we both know how that'll go down ;) haha... Hmmm what movie? Hold on let me IMDB what's out... I've not been to a movie in years (yes I really am checking IMDB)... Super 8 followed by X-Men: First Class... Figure if I'm travelling all that way might as well see 2 ;)

May 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

If we were going to catch a movie it would be Beetlejuice because it's an awesome movie and really funny. Plus how can you not love that view of the afterlife. :)

We could make it a double feature by watching the movie Splash. This is the movie that added to my Little Mermaid mania as a child. :)

So two very funny movies full of dark humor and mermaid goodness = a great double feature.

May 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Shrouded Heart said...

Oh I forgot to put why I picked those movies... Ok... X-Men is self explanatory really, the X-Men are AWESOME!! and Super 8? Well I love a mindless horror movie and that looks about as mindless as it gets haha So there you have it :)

May 19, 2011 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Jolene and Family said...

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May 19, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Jolene and Family said...

OMG, I haven't done a double feature since I was in highschool. Do they still do those? I have no idea, small town living has left me out of the loop. Well, I would drag you to a double feature whether you wanted to go or not. >Insert evil laugh here< That's what friends are for right, to drag around and keep me company and give me sanity away from my crazy kids :) We would go see Thor and then Conan and swoon over the male hottness on the big screen and of course I would pack extra napkins with our popcorn to wipe up all the drool that will come with our oogling and swooning of all that male goodness in which you will remind me that both these manly men are fictional characters and no my husband would not appreciate the invitaion of these two into our home. Then give me a smack because, duh, no home equals no bed. Consoling will ensue and out for some Tequila shots after the movie :)

june111(at)att(dot)net

May 19, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Beezil said...

I think we need to watch 'Tomb Raider' and 'Cradle of life' with Lara Croft together.. Kick ass girls movies and I love them so think it would fit with the the Kitty style of how she does things.

May 19, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Jessica Subject said...

I'd go with a double feature of alien movies. How about 'I am Number Four' and 'Paul'?

May 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger JoAnna said...

Ok, never been to a double feature. But if we are going to do a double feature it has to have some hot guys! Ok so first Thor. Even the hubby was impressed with the bare chest! For the second feature, Green Lantern! Ryan Reynolds, YUMMY!!! It's not out yet but will be soon. So it will have to be the plan for June.

May 19, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Jen B. said...

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May 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Jen B. said...

Ok, let's try this again and this time I won't hit enter until I am done. Holy cow. This really is a poster frenzy! Thanks for the giveaway. It's so cool to get a shot at some swag! If I could see a movie it would be the upcoming Harry Potter. And, yes I would sit through a back to back showing of parts 1 and 2.
jepebATverizonDOTnet

May 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

I totally need a comedy right now, I would want to watch Bridemaids that looks hilarious, and I will definitely be watching The Hangover: part 2 in theaters next week!! the pack is back...whoo hoo :)

@Goaliefan1973: Wanted to watch POTC4 too but...it sucks without the entire gang. :/

@Shrouded Heart: Super8 looks pretty cool!

@Becky: Love beetlejuice, haven't seen the movie for ages.

@Jolene and family: Conan *swoon*, did you know he's in the HBO show Game of Thrones? Well not a great character in the show, but still hot hahaha

@Jessica subject: love aliens movie, watched I am number four, thought it was pretty good...too bad i heard there isn't a plan for the next film yet. I would of totally watched it because Number 6 is totally kick@ass!

@Joanna: Green Lantern...Ryan reyonlds <3 enough said haha

May 19, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

If we were going to see a movie it would be "Wonder Woman" What do ya mean there's no Wonder Woman movie? Well, too bad, it's my fantasy and they'll just have to make one to suit me!
And in this movie someone WILL explain how her suit stays on with all her jumping around and no sleeves or even straps! And how she runs so well in those high-heeled boots. And with the long hair flying all around in close combat someone dosent just grab and pull it!

May 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

Forget " Beetlejuice", "X-men", "Super8" and "Conan" let's see something with Girl power AND hot sex. OH I know! "Thelma and Louise!"

May 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

Oh, Also, if we're going to see a double Feature I want one about Catwoman. I know they already have one, but I want one where she's hot and sexy and kick-ass and doing what she wants and NOT pineing over Batman!

May 19, 2011 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Calliope said...

Oh, um, definitely a double feature, possibly even a triple: MEN IN BLACK, MEN IN BLACK 2 and, hey, INDEPENDENCE DAY thrown in for good measure.

May 19, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Hmm well it really depends on my mood. I LOVE Braveheart (i love ya, I always have...god that movie is great!)) and if we are taking about "big screen" then I would have to add that to my double feature. And holy crap JoAnne never been to a double feature?! Say wha?!

Hmm what else...anything vamp. Duh. Oh I got it! I would watch all the Blade movies. :) Yay!

*grabs space boots and heads out*

May 19, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Misa Buckley said...

I would travel back in time and drag you to watch Stargate Continuum. Because Baal is the most badass bad guy and freaking hot with it.

Bad guys in leather are my aliens in Armani ;-)

May 19, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

Ugh hated the Catwomen movie with Halle Berry, horrible.

Forget blade films, UNDERWORLD FILMS!!!!

May 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@van_pham - I agree the Catwoman film with Halle Barry IS horrible, that's why I want a new one. As a character she has so much potential and yet movie writers waste it all with her, trying too hard to make her "sexy" (and failing, I might add). Instead they just make her stupid.

May 20, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Goaliefan1973 - Everyone knows the Fountain of Youth was discovered in Florida by Ponce de Leon in 1513. It has since been moved to a secret goverment hidaway and can only be used by the super rich who pay millions for one swallow. And yet the US is still in debt, go figure.

May 20, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

I have obsession with posters. I collect everything( big, small, card.....).When I was a kid I had them in a box into the closet and some day my mother try to fix the closet and fit into the clothes but she couldn't and when she realized what I had into the box she threw these in rubbish. I was angry for many days. I never forget it. I know I was a weird kid I don't really like dolls.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

May 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme .... Double sided tape. It holds up everything. That's how Wonder Woman held up that outfit. :)

May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds - EWWW! Imagine taking it off! OUCH!

May 20, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Thuyvu said...

@Ducknme: agree! Did you hear that Anne Hathaway is going to be the NEW CATWOMAN in the next Dark Knight film?! Gah, bad choice in my opinion, i like Anne as an actress, shes funny but I cannot see her in that role. I don't think she can come off as strong & sexy Villain.

May 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Thuyvu - Serious?! Anne Hathaway? I admire her as an actress, just as I admire Halle Berry but neither one of them is right for that role. I don't know who is, but not them!

May 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme - just jump in the shower afterwards. a nice hot, steamy shower... steam takes care of it... or they might like the pain... but yeah ... nope.
there needs to be a dominatrix type catwoman ... maybe traci lords?

May 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds - Traci Lords... Hm... not bad....
I'll have to mull that over for awhile, but not bad....

May 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

@ducknme: heard about Anne Hathaway too...think I saw that on one of the movie sites. I'd prefer an unknown actress haha.

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds: Traci Lords doesn't look exotic enough or pretty enough haha...IMO.

May 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@van_pham and Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds: I've been thinking and you know who'd make a spectacular Catwoman? Selma Hayek! She's drop-dead beautiful, dosen't take herself too seriously AND she can act!

May 21, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme: but can we understand her through that thick accent, w/ some cat purring? hmmm....

@van_pham: that's what make up is for. plus she's used to leather, that's the plus. lol...

May 22, 2011 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds: Either way either one would be better than Anne Hathaway.

May 22, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds: I forgot to say thath the leather comment with Traci Lords made me lol for real!

May 22, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme: I figured it would! I was laughing pretty hard, and I'm at work! LOL ... and true about Anne Hathaway. I love her and all, but she's much better as a princess than as catwoman.
MEOW ...

May 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

@ducknme: i like Selma hayek ;)and YES anyone would be better than Anne Hathaway.

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds:Yes, I cannot picture Anne as anyone else beside being Princess Mia haha

May 23, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@van_pham: or Ella Enchanted ... :)

May 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

I got it!!! The perfect (purrfect?) Catwoman! Jocelyn Wildenstein! What do ya think? (Err... okay, No.)

May 23, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme: she already is a cat woman. there's not enough vaseline on earth to schmear on the camera lens to make woman look passable! LOL

May 23, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds - I know, literally right? She's way too scary to play the role, even if Catwoman is a villaness!

May 24, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme: I know she LOOKS like an animated character - an animate villain at that. We're looking for "hollywood villain" or "hollywood ugly" like Maryann (Gilligan's Island) not, ugly ugly. Plus, she might be too scary for the younger ones in the audience. Ok, I would have nightmares! LOL ...

May 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds: She does look like an animated character! HA! I LOLd at that!

May 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

Sooo I didn't know who you guys were talking about so I "googled" Jocelyn Wildenstein. MY GAH! think im gonna get nightmares...what the hell happened to her face?!!!

*shivers*

May 26, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

Too many plastic surgeries is what happened to her face. She wants to look like a cat. Fails miserably IMO.
I think she gets the mony for her next plastic surgery by suing her previous surgon....

May 28, 2011 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

@Ducknme: hahahahaha, yeah her face is totally messed up.

Also I ended up watching The Hangover Part 2 (like the question asked) NOT as funny as number 1 :/.

Are you going to watch the movies you wanted...super 8, xmen?

May 30, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@van_pham: I usually don't get the chance to go to movies and end up waiting until they come out on video. Which is okay 'cause the popcorn at home is cheaper and I can put REAL butter on it if I want to.
The movie I really want to see is Thor even though it's a guy movie and there's going to be way more blood than I want. But fantasy-type movies always intrigue me.

May 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

@ducknme:

That's cool too! Yes, the food at the theater is SUPER expensive. I think a large popcorn and soda where i live is $13.00! Way more than a decent entree at a restaurant haha

I love fantasy-type movies too, Hangover is actually a type of movie I don't watch to often but I really enjoyed the first.

I wanna watch The Green Lantern, the trailer looked reallly good.

May 30, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@van_pham: Yeah, I want to see The Green Lantern too. I just saw The Green Hornet a few days ago and it was waayy better than I thought it was going to be.

May 31, 2011 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

OH BOY! New swag! With BOOKS! posters are fab, but books are my thing! Come on and comment folks! let's chat about something besides Catwoman and Jocelyn Wildenstein. Catwoman is great, but Jocelyn gives me nightmares!

May 31, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Denise Z said...

I love to go to double features, but generally will pick a day off when needing to get away from my home office and will go to a multiplex for the early shows and buy tickets to two movies. I definitely want to see Pirates and the new Harry Potter. Ultimately I want a new Star Trek movie with the young Kirk I hope one is coming. Thank you for being so generous and sharing this giveaway.
zaky[at]charter[dot]net
and dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

May 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

Boy, oh boy...drop into a coma for a few days and people just start new contests without you! The Home just got a new aide whose age was lower than an interstate speed limit, and I got so excited my pacemaker battery gave out!

I can't stay up late enough to wait out a double feature, so you'll have to settle for just one. I just know there has to be a revival of "My Man Godfrey" around here, somewhere....

May 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin: Ha! I'd never seen "My Man Godfrey", nor heard of it either, so I looked it up on Youtube. That was hilarious! I loved the end. And Corneila deserved her ash pile....

June 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme You betcha! That Cornelia was a real pain in the ash.

June 1, 2011 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

My other choice would be "Duck Soup," but that one always leaves me feeling frustrated. By the end I always want some lemonade. Here at The Home the only thing sour that we ever get is the look on the head nurse's face.

June 1, 2011 at 3:37 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Duck Soup dosen't fill me up as good as Animal Crackers. Sorry about the lemonade. Maybe the idea of Harpo swimming in it will help stop the cravings.

I also rather like the version of Peter Pan that has Danny Kaye as a blonde Captian Hook, though maybe that one is too new for you. Hmm. Arsnic and Old Lace is a classic.

June 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. Chuckie Reynolds said...

@ducknme ... but all this talk about Jocelyn is giving others nightmares too... they don't even dare comment!! Scares away the competition ....
****excellent!!**** (a la Mr. Burns)

June 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Things don't always have to be old to be good. Cyril Ritchard will always stand as the Ultimate Captain Hook.

June 1, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Yeah, but Cyril Ritchard was about the ONLY thing good about that particular version of Peter Pan. The rest was overly cheesey! To be honest with you, the book will always stand out as my fav!

June 1, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

**muttering unintelligibly about something - - or is it someone? - - being unAmerican**

@ducknme - "Cyril Ritchard was about the ONLY thing good about that particular version of Peter Pan"? You don't like Mary Martin?? Or the music??? Me and the old biddies at The Home will have a picket line around you residence Toot Sweet! You'll know it's us because we'll be waving flaming torches made out of old support stockings!!

June 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - How do you know I'm American? No, There's a lot about that version of Peter Pan I don't like. It's just unbearably cheesy.

If you do decide to picket my house, let me know and we'll roast marshmallows! ;)

June 2, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - We've got some really hefty ol' bats at The Home, so these'll be some BIG torches. You should be able to manage at least s'mores, if not Baked Alaska.

June 2, 2011 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Aww, your welcome anytime, even if you come to picket me, I'll make sure I have the ambulance guys on standby in case your pacemakers give out. And after you are all done you can all come in and we'll eat our Baked Alaska and argue over which Laurel and Hardy film to watch!

June 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - 'Short,' not movie. Give me "The Musical Box" or give me...well...let the Grim Reaper sink his hooks in faster! We can follow it with Buster's "The General"!

June 3, 2011 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Ohh! I'll take Buster Keaton any day! And after you all fall asleep I'll follow it up with "Benny and Joon"!

June 3, 2011 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@Gini - This "ratkin" person is HILARIOUS! I hope you dont mind if I blogged about your blog, specifically the conversation going on with "rakin" here.
My address is http://totallyquackers.blogspot.com/2011/06/funny-funny-funny.html
and I'll take it down if you decide you'd rather not have me talk about it.

June 3, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger van_pham said...

@Ducknme: I saw the Green Hornet just a couple of days too hahaha...and yeah i must admit wayyy better than i expected....even when seth rogen's character wasn't very likable.

June 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

Yay more posters and goodies :) me likely!

June 3, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@van_pham - Well, as I recall yhe original Green Hornet was kind of a snob too. But I loved the end where they didn't get the head on right....

June 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Whatta you mean "he could be a lady"?? Yeah, I got one of those snot-nosed young aides to get me over to that page of yours, and I was outraged!! I'll have you know that I'm the reason all the ladies in The Home have those little smiles on their faces! I'm the talk of the whole place (even though I have no idea who that Beau Doodley guy is they keep comparing me to).

June 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Oh dear! My most humble apologies! I did not want to assume anything, such as you assuming I'm American, because you know what happens when you assume... it makes an ass out of you and me.

June 3, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - You, maybe. I'm perfectly capable of making an ass out of me without any help, thank you very much. Why do you young people always think people my age need help?

June 4, 2011 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - My oh my! I opened a big can of worms, didn't I? I think you are perfectly capable too. I also admit your wisdom, experiance and curmudgeonliness (the word was invented especially for you) far outweigh my own.
A quote for you:
"I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left." ~Voltaire

June 4, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - I beg to differ; I'm not a curmudgeon - I don't even like mud - I'm a cynic. Since you like to toss around seemingly learned quote, I will respond in kind.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
-George Bernard Shaw

And more apropos here at The Home, "A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."
-H. L. Mencken

June 4, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - *SIGH* “It's hard to argue against cynics - they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side” Molly Ivins

June 4, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - I'll see your Ivins and raise you an Ambrose Bierce:

"Optimism, n. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly."
(from "The Devil's Dictionary")

June 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Okay, but speaking of beauty, will you take a Miss Piggy?


"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."

June 4, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Miss Piggy is an icon for those of us who quote 'people' who heads contain someone's fingers.

June 5, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Actually, I think that describes a lot of people. Thinking for ones self may be a lost art.... Hence all the quotes I threw at you, I suppose. Oh dear, I think i painted myself in a corner on that one.

June 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme -Have you noticed that we seem to have turned this into our own private dialogue? Intimidated 'em is my guess.

I apologize for taking so long to respond. It's Enema Day here at The Home, so I've spent most of my time wandering around humming "I Who Have Nothing." Don't worry, though - - I'll eschew "process of elimination" jokes. Why? Alimentary, my dear Watson...because I try to maintain at least the veneer of good manners!

As or thinking for yourself, I don't have any handy quips for that one.

Do you know what the fish said when he swam into the concrete wall? Dam!

June 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - I choose to believe our charm, wit and intelligence were more than they could handle.

I hope you had a good enama day, but please spare me the details. We just call Roto-Rooter around here. But in case tou get bored, here are 10 games for old age...
1.)Sag, You're it
2.)Pin the Toupee on the bald guy
3.)20 questions shouted into your good ear
4.)Kick the bucket
5.)Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over
6.)Doc Goose
7.)Simon says something incoherent
8.)Hide and go pee
9.)Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10.)Musical recliners

June 5, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Jeez, you couple a comment on 'charm, wit and intelligence' with a nasty, demeaning bit of (doubtless cut-and-paste) Old Age humor. Did the Good Irony Fairy come and take a dump at your place?

In the future (and yes, I know that yours will be much longer than mine) please remember that I do the Old Folks humor around here. It's just like that comment about your kid sister - you can make fun of her, but nobody else gets to without getting a bloody nose. They even know about that out in the sticks in Utah, right?

June 6, 2011 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Now give me a break. I could be old, or young, or somewhat in between. If I choose to do old age humor, that is my business. Yes, it was cut and paste, someone sent it to me in an email. And while I DO live in Utah, and it is undoubtably the sticks, It is neither where I grew up, nor the only place I've ever lived, so, who says you've cornered the market on age, wisdom, or grumpiness?

June 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Let me explain. A person I cared about very much was murdered Saturday, and I had just found out while in the midst of typing up a reply to you, so I am not now, nor was I then, feeling on top of my game. I won't apologize for snaping at you, old people need it now and then, I will apologize for the blatant cut and paste though.

June 6, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Everything I've said up until now has been in jest. This isn't: My sincerest condolences on your loss.

June 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - ARRGGG! See, now I feel guilty. Tell you what, you go back to being the curmudgeon who dosen't like mud, and I'll go back to laughing at you. Fair enough?

(Thanks for the condolences, I really do appreciate it, and apologize for dumping on you. You were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.)

June 6, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Fair enough, and no apology is necessary. Keep your chin up.

If you were one of the old bats here at The Home it would be "keep your chins up," but you have to work with what's available.

June 6, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - I've been meaning to ask you, since you are so knowledgeble about old black and white movies, I watched one when I was in college about a man who was involved in an insurance fraud scheme, and murder. I think he was working in insurance too. I know it's not Death of a Salesman, but I can't think of the title. Do you know what I am talking about?

June 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - How about "Double Indemnity" with Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Rombinson? It's in black and white, and it's from 1944 which should qualify as 'old' for you youngsters.

June 6, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

That's it! I need a good movie tonight. As soon as the kids are in bed I'll cuddle up with hubby and a cup of coffee and watch it. It IS 67 years old. That's a lot in movie years.

June 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - The other day I was watching "The Cocoanuts," the first movie by The Marx Brothers. That one's from 1929, and was one of the early 'talkies.'

"Do you realize that real estate has gone up 1929 since a thousand percent?"
-Groucho

June 7, 2011 at 2:28 AM  
Blogger ducknme said...

Haha! I love Groucho! One my favorite quotes of his is above my computer.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it's too dark to read!"

June 7, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Gotta love Groucho!

Groucho to Margaret Dumont on their alleged future together: "I can see you bending over a hot stove. But I can't see the stove."

President Groucho to a cabinet member: "Go home to your wife. Better yet I'll go home to your wife, and outside of the improvement she'll never know the difference!"

June 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - I forgot my favorite non-movie Grouchoism.

TV star Groucho (of "You Bet Your Life") talking about TV in general: "Television is very educational. Every time someone has it on, I go in the other room and read a book."

June 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger van_pham said...

@ducknme: haha, yeah :)

June 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin and van-pham - the only other Marx Bros. quote I know by heart, comes from Harpo...
"*BEEP* *BEEP*"

June 7, 2011 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme and van-pham - the old comedians/comediennes are endlessly quotable. A favorite W.C. Fields moment is when Fields is at a table, playing poker. A woman walks in and exclaims, "Oh look...a game of chance." Fields mutters under his breath, "Not the way I play it, it's not."

June 7, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - when I was a kid we we would drive somewhere every summer and my dad would play these old Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy tapes and I remember one where Edgar, I think, said:
"Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot!"
I thought that was the funniest thing!

June 7, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - I used to have some wonderful old recordings (now gone, unfortunately) of Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy radio shows with W.C. Fields as a guest. They had an infamous 'feud' going at the time.

Sample dialogue:
Fields: Tell me, Charles, is it true that you father was a gateleg table?
'McCarthy': If it is, then your father was under it!

Fields: Quiet, wordwood, or I'll break every knot in your body.

June 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Make that 'wormwood' in the prior quote!

June 7, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

I remember one show where Edgar and Charlie told WC Fields that there was alcohol in munitions and WC Fields said "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!" Another line I thought was hilarious. I didn't realize at the time it was a song too wich made it even funnier!

June 7, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - I remember a classic Fields radio bit where he was discussing an accident he had recently had. It started, "I was was in my garden in pursuit of flora and fauna - Flora's my maid, you know..."

June 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Mae West was also a favorite of mine. I don't remember the film, but a guy in a saloon,speaking of Mae's character, told another guy, "Five minutes with her and you're lucky to come away with your vaccinations!" And of course her famous quote, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!"

June 8, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger ratkin said...

@ducknme - Mae West was a true original, and she and Fields were magic together in "My Little Chickadee." It's unfortunate, though, that late in her life she became a very bad parody of herself. Check out the excreable "Sextette," (made when she was 85 years old) if you have a strong stomach.

June 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger ducknme said...

@ratkin - Yeah, I know, poor lady. So afraid of growing old.

Well, the contest is drawing to a close and it has been entertaining and informative chatting with you. I hope to run across you again sometime. And I really hope you don't think any less of me for snaping at you the other day. I do realize it was all in fun, but I was having a bad day and didn't realize how waspish I sounded until I went back and reread what I wrote. I'm not the person that I came across as being.

And you are still one of the funniest people I've ever chatted with. Good luck with your next enama day!

June 8, 2011 at 8:41 PM  

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