Friday, July 13, 2012

Not Goodbye

*cheery wave*
This is not a depressing post. I'm not going to say that I've decided to move on with my life and leave the blog behind but I'll always have fond memories blah blah blah. That's pretty much the truth, but the phrasing is way too touchy-feely for my own comfort.

First: I am moving - but not far. I'm going to be just a hop and a skip away at The Movie House At Boo Corner.

Second: I am going to look back on A Noodle In A Haystack with fondness, but do I really have to say it in such a cheesy way? I mean, it isn't like I'm never going to blog again.

So why the move?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Morning Glory (2010)

A movie doesn't have to be revolutionary to bring a smile to your face. Morning Glory probably won't change your life one way or the other, but it knows not to take itself too seriously and there's something very watchable about it. After a long day when I'm tired to the bone and need to relax, I know that Morning Glory will the do the trick, every time. Why? Because it's pure entertainment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Open the Windows and Turn on the Fan

Whoa! Two posts in 24 hours! Is the world ending? Well, since this isn't a long post, I think it's safe for you to come out from under the bed. The cockroaches will have to put up with us a little bit longer, I guess.

Anyway, I just wanted to make sure you guys noticed that I've (finally) changed the blog playlist, so if you still want to listen to Christmas carols... you'll have to go somewhere else. It's summertime, people!

What Every (Pop Culture) Nerd Knows

[Advance warning: this is a long and ranty but humorous post. It's entirely my own opinions, somewhat exaggerated for entertainment purposes but mostly true. If you're a literal thinker, you might not appreciate the spirit in which this is written, but if you've got a good sense of humor, you'll get the gist of what I mean and consider the rest good fun.]

You may not know this about me, but I am pained whenever I drop a big name and get blank stares in response. Okay, honestly, if I mention Jean Arthur or Joseph Cotten, I don't expect anyone to know who I'm talking about because while they were big stars in their day, they didn't have the staying power of some others and as a result they are no longer a part of the public consciousness. On the other hand, you have people like Frank Sinatra. Now he was a huge star in his day, he's a legend now, and in my mind he is one of those larger-than-life celebrities that everyone should know about. Yet when I mention him to some of my friends, this is how it usually goes:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie!

It's Debbie Reynolds' birthday! Yay! In celebration, here some fun pictures, a video of one of Debbie's appearances on that classic TV show, What's My Line?, and some fun clips from Tammy & the Bachelor (1957), Singin' in the Rain (1952), and I Love Melvin (1953). If you're still in the mood for celebrating after this post, check out my posts from last year and the year before. I may not post consistently, but I consistently post on Debbie's birthday. I guess that just goes to show how much I love her.