The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack - a collection of the weirdest comic strips I have ever seen. My cousin Paul had a different book by the same guy and it was flat-out hysterical. I'm saving this for vacation!
"The Best Of Friends" - the PBS movie that was adapted from a play adapted from the writings of Shaw, Cockerill, and Dame Laurentia which starred McGoohan, Gielgud,and Dame Wendy Hiller
"The Girl Most Likely To...." a TV movie I only saw once decades ago, but really loved. Stockard Channing, Ed Asner, Chuck McCann, and Jim Backus among the actors. Written by Joan Rivers. Black comedy.
Both DVDs are used, promised to be in very good condition. We'll see.
I ordered everything through Amazon, a name you can trust as they commercials would put it. Not so sure about a company called "A Different City"......
Back in February I ordered about six DVDs from them of TV movies I wanted to see again. I sent them a check, they cashed it in early March, and despite two follow-up emails, they've failed to contact me and let me know where my order is.
So even though the titles are tempting ("Between Time And Timbuktu"! How could I resist?), my advice right now would be to steer clear of them. If they ever get back to me, I'll let you know.
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Here's how Wikipedia begins their profile of the controversial operatic legend:
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813, Leipzig, Germany – 13 February 1883, Venice, Italy) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called). Unlike most other great opera composers, Wagner wrote both the scenario and libretto for his works.
Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for contrapuntal texture, rich chromaticism, harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate use of leitmotifs: musical themes associated with particular characters, locales or plot elements. Wagner pioneered advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, which greatly influenced the development of European classical music.
He transformed musical thought through his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk ("total artwork"), the synthesis of all the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, epitomized by his monumental four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876). To try to stage these works as he imagined them, Wagner built his own opera house, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
Based on this picture of the real Wagner, I think John Wayne looked more like him.....
As the Taco Bell spokesperson (her voice supplied by Carlos Alazraqui), Ginger's life within the reality of Toobworld proved to be different from most dogs. Like any talking canine, "he" may have been reincarnated from a past life as a Toobworld human (perhaps as some tele-revolutionary like El Puerco of 'Soap'?).And "he" faced down the tele-version of the new Godzilla in one of the last ad campaigns, trying to lure the monster into a trap using the food of Taco Bell. ("Here, Lizard, Lizard, Lizard....")