YAM No Longer At WAM NOW in BOSTON!






It used to be right here in the Big Woo for something like 40 years, but now the most amazing collection of the best young artists in the State displayed proudly at the Transportation Building in Copley Square.

We need to look to these artists, they are the designers of our future.

To be fair, a mini-local show was displayed at WAM this year with a focus on Worcester area students.  Nice, and worth checking out I'm sure, but YAM is a National Event and I'd rather make the trip to Boston to see the full on event.

Celebration this Sunday March 22nd-- the WAMite version is currently on view.

Movie Monday: THE PHANTOM CHAPTER 4 and HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

This week we start with a trailer for our feature...





A newsreel-- things are getting tough here....


Our Serial, Chapter Four of THE PHANTOM-- the great Columbia Serial from 1943 with Tom Tyler as the famous comic strip character.



Our cartoon is also from WWII


And our feature this week; 1959's HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL-- this is the film that put director William Castle on the map!


And how about a sneak peek at next week's feature!


See you here next week!

BATMAN SUNDAYS!





Come back on Friday for more Batman!
Tomorrow swing by to watch some great old movies and Wednesday we've got a FREE Comic Book featuring THE BLACK TERROR!

STRAIGHT TALK: YOU NEED TO SHOWER.






Here's the deal- please feel free to forward this to that person you know who needs to read this, in case you don't have it in you to tell them yourself.  Tell them it's funny-- or "wow isn't this so true!" in the guise of giving them a hint.

I'm nothing if not direct, but even I don't like the uncomfortable task of telling a friend they need to shower.  I personally think you should already know this, but for some of us it's becoming increasingly apparent that the knowledge is nowhere near as common as I think it is.

In fact-- in my inner circle-- I have three very good friends who need to shower, or need to shower more.    In one case I think it's a matter of not enough free time in the day-- they accomplish a lot everyday, stay up late and probably oversleep a lot causing them to rush out skipping "time wasters" like showering.   A little cologne will solve it!

No, no it won't.

Listen, maybe your mamma's didn't get this instilled into you.  Maybe you didn't go through Marine Bootcamp where it's beat into you, maybe you just think you're the exception to this simple rule:

YOU NEED TO TAKE  A SHOWER (with Soap and Shampoo) EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Now most of us read this and say "No duh? Who the hell does he think doesn't know this?"  But then there are a few of us reading this saying "Well, this doesn't apply to me.  I don't shower everyday but it's no big deal, I smell fine BECAUSE NOBODY SAYS OTHERWISE."

And that dear friends is the trouble.    Bottom line-- yes it does apply to you.  The reason nobody is saying anything to you?  Two possiblities

1. They are being nice.  No one likes to have this conversation.
2. They don't shower either.  

See the thing is whoever put humans together-- whatever your belief of how we came to exist on this planet here-- they granted us one great ability which is equal parts flaw-- the inability to smell our own FUNK.

When we shower, we wash away bacteria, fecal matter (yup), dandruff and dead skin-- all things that smell.  The ONLY way these things leave our body is to wash them off in a shower with soap and shampoo.

I'm also going out on a limb here-- you need to wash your clothes too.  No sniff test-- no "I think I can get one more day out of these."  No you can't.  Wash 'em.  Don't want to wear out your favorite pair of jeans?  Freeze 'em then.  Yup-- put them in the freezer overnight-- let them freeze, take them out and let them thaw-- it will kill 90% of the germs on your pants and you can reduce the number of times they actually go through the wash.

So my friends, trust me, you need to shower.  It's not an option.  If you didn't shower today you smell.  If you ask someone if you smell there is less than a 33% chance they are going to tell you the truth.

 

Essentials for PHONE and iPad THE WAZE & Gavel Snipe


1. WAZE I love WAZE-- it's a great live traffic app that relies on other drivers to report actual happening now traffic conditions.

Driving from Chicago back home last summer this was a life safer.  I strongly advise you pull into a rest stop before using it-- but it's a great FREE app that I consider essential.

Get it in the Apple Store on Google Play.

2. GAVELSNIPE-- If you bid on eBay auctions this is your best friend.  You enter a proxy bid and it bids for you in the final seconds of the auction.  Why is this better than just putting your max bid in eBay directly?

Let's say an item starts at 99c-- you decide it's worth $10.00 to you so you bid $10.00 and end up with the opening bid at 99c with a week left.  Along that week other people now see that there is bidding interest in the item, which drives the price up and eventually you are either outbid, in which case you watch the live close and end up bidding more OR you lose out.

I use Gavelsnipe 99% of the time and about 75% of the time I win the auction at far below my maximum bid.  It also allows me to bid and forget about it so I don't succumb to the higher price enticement of Must Have iT!

Visit Gavelsnipe to try it, also free!


Obama's Problems with Putin

In 1962 when then Russian Leader Kruschev considered then president Kennedy "less than a man" the world slid dangerously close to the brink of nuclear war.






Russian leader Vladamire Putin can be called a lot of things, but pantywaist isn't one of them.





Meanwhile Barry seems to need help walking his dog.
I think he should hire someone to do it, if nothing than to avoid photos like this one.

Movie Monday: Phantom Chapter 3 and INVISIBLE GHOST

This week let's relive what it was like to catch a movie on a lazy Saturday afternoon back in the 1940s:

First Up--  how about a coming attraction for our feature this week?



Next-- THE PHANTOM Chapter 3-- the next thrilling installment of the 1943 Columbia Pictures Serial!



Next Up-- here's a Bugs Bunny Cartoon from WWII



A newsreel...


And our feature, this week with the legendary Bela Lugosi


And of course, what movie house would be complete without a preview of next week's feature?


STOP UNWANTED CALLS ON YOUR CELL PHONE-- this works!






I think there is little worse than Spam calls or text messages on your cell phone.
Not only is it time wasting,  but you may very well be paying to get that call or text message depending on your plan.

I was getting hit probably 2x a day-- the BIGGEST offender?  DirecTV.

Yup-- my old friend.

I had DirecTV for the $12/mo introductory offer for a year-- then it jumped up to $48/mo and then to $84 a month on year three.  Apparently you can call DirecTV and ask them for a lower plan or a deal or whatever other nonsense but you have to CALL them.  Nothing more fun that sitting on hold and then chatting with your friendly DTV operator.

The first time I called, they offered to lower the bill to $20 a month for a year-- I came back with $10 a month for LIFE.  Meaning I would never have to call again and the service, 300+ channels which come in great as long as the weather is perfect is worth about $120 a year.  Mainly because out of the 300+ channels I actually watched about seven of them.

They said they couldn't do that so I cancelled the service.  Interesting to note-- they don't send a tech out to take down the dish-- that stays as a sort of advertisement to your neighbors that you use them, even if you don't.

So you send back just the box inside your house.  Account canceled that's the end right?

Nope-- they called me at least four times a week to try and get me back.  Even when I specifically said to remove me from the call list they kept on doing it.

There are offshoots too-- a Credit Card Company offering a rate here, another service selling something else-- all told about 12 calls a week.

Annoying.

Not anymore.




I installed the Mister Number App to my phone (it's available in the Google Play and iTunes stores) and BAM problem eliminated.

Not only does it stop Spam numbers it already knows about-- you can designate ANY call that comes to your phone to a level of defense on your end.

Send it straight to voicemail, hang up on it, block it.

I LOVE THIS APP.   Best of all-- it's either free or 99c I don't remember which.

So buh bye DTV.