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Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

Junior is heading back on a plane from Amsterdam as I write this, so I'm the Temporary Daily Kahuna again today. I hope it will be only one day this time.


Read on an internet bulletin board:

"If you HATE Britney's your chance to see her getting booed in London England. You must have Real Player to see this video at the link below....." 


I liked Romeo is Bleeding far better than Tuna did, but I just love those 1940's noir films, and this is a perfect update, except in color.

  • Lena Olin (1,2,3,4)
  • Others (1,2,3)

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"European Vacation" from Tuna

European Vacation (1985) is being released next week in a pristine anamorphic Widescreen DVD with commentary. This marks the last of the 4 D'Angelo/Chase vacation films to arrive on DVD. I am fond of all of them. Vegas Vacation is my least favorite, but the other three are about equal to me. Not every scene is hilarious, but there are more than enough great comedic moments in each film to make them a great watch. In this one, the Griswalds accidently win a family quiz show, Pig in a Poke, and are sent on a whirlwind 4 countries in 14 days European Tour. Audry doesn't want to leave her boyfriend, Rusty wants to get laid, Ellen is hoping for some romantic time with Clark, and Clark wants to see every single landmark and museum in England, German, France and Italy.

As they are packing, Clark films Ellen doing a strip, and D'Angelo shows the side of a breast (collage #2). When the video camera is stolen with the footage Clark promised to erase, it turns up on a billboard for an Italian porno. Rusty is about to get lucky in Germany with Claudia Neidig, who has bared her breasts, when Clark picks a fight with some Bavarian dancers, who want to lynch him. There are also some topless aerobic dancers at the club Clark takes Ellen to (to see French culture).

IMDB readers say 5.1 of 10. The genre is Chevy Chase comedy. If you hate them, this one won't change your mind, but if you enjoy him, than this is a good one. C.


"Attack of the 50 ft Woman" from Tuna


Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993 TV movie) stars Daryl Hannah, but don't get your hopes up, she stayed decent the entire boring film. A flying saucer turns Daryl in a 50 foot tall woman, which eventually gives her the nerve to get even with all of those who have made fun of her, most notably her husband and her father. The exposure is from Cristi Conaway, who shows buns and the side of a breast getting out of bed. The IMDB rating of 3.3 of 10 is about right for this weak offering. The plot is juvinile, the performances weak, and the entire film was undersaturated. I give it a D.

Scoop, Not sure if I sent these before anyway, here are the final scenes  of "Girls are for Loving" as Jocelyn Peters is tied down stark naked.

( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)


And Ursula Andress topless in 1978's "Slave of the Cannibal God".

(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Lae de Mae

collage of porn star Lae de la Mae.

Heidi Fleiss

Heidi Fleiss, from the sensitive screen documentary, Heidi Fleiss, Hollywood Madam. I don't seem to remember this winning any Oscars.

Jennifer Connelly

This is a comparison of Jen's appearance at the last two Oscars. It breaks your heart to look at her. I guess you all noticed that she doesn't look very healthy. We all hope that this is some planned strategy on her part, or preparation for some role, and not a sign of some illness.

Patrice Jennings In, "Society".

Angelina Jolie In, "Original Sin".

The ten times when using the "f" word was perfectly acceptable:
10. "What the @#$% was that?" - Mayor Of Hiroshima, 1945
9. "Where did all those @#$%ing Indians come from?"- Custer, 1877
8. "Any @#$%ing idiot could understand that." - Einstein, 1938
7. "It does so @#$%ing look like her!" - Picasso, 1926
6. "How the @#$% did you work that out?" - Pythagoras, 126 BC
5. "You want WHAT on the @#$%ing ceiling?" - Michelangelo,1566
4. "Where the @#$% are we?" - Amelia Earhart, 1937
3. "Scattered @#$%ing showers....My ass!" - Noah, 4314 BC
2. "Aw c'mon. Who the @#$% is going to find out?" - Bill Clinton, 1999
And .. . . drum roll . . .
1. "Geez, I didn't think they'd get this @%#*^ing mad." - Osama bin Laden, November 2001

Gossip and News

IMDb reported:

Following Denzel Washington's and Halle Berry's Oscar wins, black actors working in Britain have complained that their opportunity for similar success is bleak and that institutional racism is rampant in their industry. In interviews with Britain's Guardian newspaper, they noted that not only has no black British actor ever received a BAFTA ward for a leading role, blacks are never even cast in a romantic lead role and are generally relegated to gangster parts. Actor Lennie James told the newspaper: "Hopefully, these Oscars will mark a sea change in the British attitude that a black lead will not 'sell' a film abroad. ... The U.S. has huge race problems, but at least in the U.S. culture everyone gets a chance. Here, we are sidelined and insulted.

AOL Time Warner will take a goodwill writedown of $54 billion in the first quarter -- the largest in corporate history -- to reflect the plunging value of its assets since the Internet bubble popped. When AOL announced its acquisition of Time Warner in January 2000 the two companies had a combined worth of $290 billion. They are now valued at $111 billion.