Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West. US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq. Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC. Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada. Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBOsyEmPY4Y Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida. 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minnesota. 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner and Gettysburg Address. "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres. First Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1990
Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting. "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13. Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy. Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die. "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV. Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1990
Stuff that happened this month: Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger. Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history. "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990
The "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting. Wrestlemania VI, Ultimate Warrior fights Hulk Hogan. World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC). Madonna starts her controversial Blond Ambition Tour in Tokyo, Japan. Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery. The Earth Day Special, a two-hour commercial-free special event, … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1990
I gave Black Pilled an opportunity to respond to my comments on his video. He hasn't. It could be because he gets so flooded with comments he doesn't have time to read them all (understandable), or that he doesn't care enough, not even on Gab.com. I said I would post my youtube response on my … Continue reading Critique of Black Pilled’s video regarding Arbuckle, and the sexual nature of films.
Stop being reasonable. Start being rational. -- Stefan Molyneux So as some of you may know, I have been following and listening to Slaughterfilm for some time. Actually, I've been following them since September 2012. Over 6 years. That's about as long as I followed and watched WWE (2002-2008). Well, that's ending. And, you guessed … Continue reading When you can’t avoid political diatribes.
Studio employees had little time or energy for social life except when they were not working, and in those circumstances they stuck as close as they could to other motion-picture people, hoping to find a new assignment. [...] After working together all day, players and directors often dined together, visited together. For many performers, whose … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 6: The Star Treatment (1910-1935)
Utilitarianism (noun): A theory that the aim of action should be the largest possible balance of pleasure over pain or the greatest happiness of the greatest number -- Merriam Webster Paternalism (noun): A policy or practice of treating or governing people in a fatherly manner, especially by providing for their needs without giving them rights … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 5: For the Children (1916-1917)
Detailed account of the controversies surrounding the 1915 release of The Birth of a Nation.