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Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Sigh. No pics or movie reviews today, as I'm subbing for Junior today. Will have some tomorrow.
Here's an interesting article on songs that "should" have won the Oscar for best movie theme, compared to those that did win
Listen here to some of the winners and losers

These are the songs that did not win, and my thoughts. In each case, the article prefers these to the winners, but I don't think the case is as clear as they seem to think.

  • "They Can't Take That Away From Me" from Shall We Dance, 1937. (Yes, an obvious hose job in this case. If you think the Oscar voters are dumb now, get this ...... Gershwin never won an Oscar in his lifetime, and didn't win here despite the fact that he died just before the Awards Show. I guess it's now reasonable to argue that he was the most memorable American composer of the 20th century. The winner was that immortal classic, "Sweet Leilani", from Waikiki Wedding. As the Delta's would say "blowjob, blowjob, bullshit, bullshit, mumble, mumble")
  • "My Kind of Town" from Robin & the Seven Hoods, 1964 (Another obvious hose job. Interestingly enough, Sinatra didn't have that many Oscar voters killed when the results were announced, although many woke up with horseheads in their beds. Oscar went for the cutsie-pie "Chim Chim Cheree" from Mary Poppins. That wasn't even the most memorable song in Mary Poppins, and "My Kind of Town" has emerged as an undisputed classic, one of the biggest hits of one of the three biggest stars of the 20th century. Elvis, The Beatles, Sinatra, I suppose, not necessarily in that order. . )
  • "The Trolley Song," from Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944 (Not that clear a decision. Bing Crosby's "Swingin' on a Star", also recognized now as a classic, won. Matter of preference, as I see it.)
  • "Unchained Melody" from Unchained, 1955 (Winner: "Love is a MST", also an enduring song, although inexplicably. I agree with teh author, but it's not so very obvious.)
  • "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky, 1976 ("Evergreen" won. I agree with the Academy on this one, although on a technicality. "Gonna Fly Now" is inspirational, but basically background music, not a song)
  • "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from Against All Odds, 1984 (The winner was "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from Woman in Red. Both songs have endured. Again, I agree with the article that Against All Odds is a great song (the ending of that movie, with the song playing over it, always grabs me), but the other song is still played nearly 20 years later, and many people like it, so I just can't endorse this as a hose job.
  • "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, 1999. (The winner was "You'll Be In My Heart" from Tarzan. The academy gave Phil Collins the Oscar they screwed him out of for "Against All Odds". Frankly, they did everything they could to ignore "South Park", and its two co-creators who are openly contemptuous of Hollywood and its sacred cows. Who cares? Forget the stupid song - which is a minor point- where was the Best Picture nomination for the one of the brightest, edgiest comedies ever made, and the best original musical written since Gershwin, Kern and Porter died? I suppose South Park isn't as good a movie as "American Beauty", but it was probably the second best picture of the year, or maybe third, if you count the other unnominated great, "Run, Lola, Run".)
  • Tuna
    "Lila" (1968)

    Lila (1968), aka Mantis in Lace is an exploitation quality titty film and less. Susan Stewart plays Lila, a stripper and wild flower child. She is in the habit of picking up a man at work, and taking him to a warehouse she has access to for sex. One night, her "date" gives her some acid. HUGE MISTAKE. She goes off on a "bummer," and stabs him to death with a screwdriver, than makes some structural changes to his anatomy with a cleaver.

    At this point, she has found her thing -- dropping acid and hacking up lovers. In addition to Lila, there are several other strippers shown in two or three minute segments, The two unknowns are most likely Judith Crane and Cheryl Trepton, but there is no telling which one time wonder is which. The other strippers, Janu Wine and Pat Barrington round out the exposure. Note the cellulite on Unknown2. Also note that she provides the only full frontal in the film. Barrington and Wine are shown in a dressing room sharing a roach and rubbing each other with oil, and also perform on stage.

    The film is dark, there is not a single person in the cast who can act, the pace is all wrong, the plot, as you can see, is merely an excuse to show nudity. I imagine the LSD was thrown in as "redeeming social merit." During the sex scenes, they spent minutes at a time showing the woman digging her fingernails into the mans back in close-up. Notice the top images. These were psychedelic hallucinations by Lila during sex.

    The film was made for $35,000.00. I can't imagine how they wasted that much money. 17 IMDB readers have it way too high at 5.3/10. I imagine this was produced as adult drive-in fare, and probably made money. Something Weird Video and Image Entertainment produced the DVD, and, I am sure, did their best with the transfer. They also included a lot of extras, including out-takes, an alternate psychedelic murder scene, trailers, and a special anti-LSD film produced by a Southern California police department. Not a good film, but given that it is very lowbrow exploitation titty fare, it is a good example of that genre.

  • Thumbnails, #1
  • Thumbnails, #2
  • Thumbnails, #3

  • Janu Wine ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Pat Barrington ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Susan Stewart ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • First Unknown ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Second Unknown ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Mardi Gras/Spring Break

    And now for something completely different from the Big Fish today. A collection of captures from the Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Spring Break at Lake Havasu

  • Spring Break ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 )
  • The Gras ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 )
  • Deafbeer
    "A Girl Thing" (2001)

    Just as Rembrandt created a school of painting styles, I think Tuna has the first member of the Tuna School. His name is Deafbeer, and the film is the one with the Capshaw and Macpherson lezzie scene.

  • Thumbnails
  • Elle Macpherson ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 )
  • Kate Capshaw ( 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Jotell
  • Florentine Lahme in "Der Pfundskerl".
  • Florentine Lahme in "Der Pfundskerl".
  • Katja Flint in "Erst die Ehe, dann das Vergnugen".
  • Ornella Muti in "Erst die Ehe, dann das Vergnugen".
  • Ulrike Folkerts in an episode of "Tatort".

  • Blackshine
    Phew, Blackshine was down for a while there and was only scanning about 80 or 90 pics a day, but I think he's feeling better now. His scanner burns out more bulbs than Kate Winslet's refrigerator. These are all from photographer David Lachapelle. ONLY the ones with asterisks contain nudity or see-throughs.
  • Alek Wek
  • Alek Wek
  • Alek Wek
  • Amy Wesson
  • Devon Aoki
  • Devon Aoki
  • Devon Aoki *
  • Christina Kruse
  • Madonna
  • Madonna *
  • Madonna *
  • Rose McGowan *
  • Rose McGowan
  • Rose McGowan *
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  • Amanda Lepore *
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  • Celeblover
    New Euro-Tootsies in "Alma - a ShowBiz ans Ende"
  • Johanna Wokalek
  • Johanna Wokalek
  • Johanna Wokalek
  • Nicole Ansari
  • Nicole Ansari
  • Nicole Ansari
  • Josefin Platt
  • Pamela Knaack
  • Blacksheep
  • Ana Hickman
  • Ana Hickman
  • Ana Hickman
  • Manuela Arcuri
  • Manuela Arcuri
  • Schmutzfink
    This week: French babes.

  • Sandrine Bonnaire in "A nos amours"
  • Veronique Genest n "La Baston"
  • Anne Girardot in "Marie Fransson"
  • Delphine Zentout in "Farinelli"
  • and ...
    Gorel Crona (1, 2, 3) Joker's vidcaps from "Apelsinmannen"
    Yvonne Schaloske in "Gladjekallen"
    Rachel Guenot (1, 2, 3, 4) in "Desir sur toile". Scanman's captures.

    "If these walls ... 2" ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Watty's caps. The first two are Stone and Degeneres, the last three are Williams and Sevigny. Watty's captures seem to improve with every set.

    Nicole Kidman (1, 2, 3) first one from EWS, other two from "Windrider". Scanman's captures.

    Angelina Jolie (1, 2, 3) in "Foxfire". Scanman's captures.

    Rachel Weisz full frontals from "I Want You", Captures by nmd

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