I enjoyed an early Cyber Monday adventure this morning during my hypoglycemic delirium and nabbed the following excellent Internet deals: 1) a large quantity of sugar free chocolates from Russell Stover at 25% off with free shipping; 2) four one-quart glass stacking canisters at 50% off from Anchor Hocking so I can store a bunch of essential crapola on my kitchen counters; and 3) little jars of spicy sauces, boxed tofu and half a dozen cans of straw mushrooms from Asian Food Grocer.
- Rod Taylor as Australian tractor tycoon Les Mangrum in The V.I.P.s (1963). Rod sounded terrible and I wondered why the hell nobody considered hiring an actor for that part who could do a more believable Australian accent ... until I found out he was actually born and raised in Lidcombe, Australia.
- Alan Young as David Filby in The Time Machine (1960) with that abysmal Scottish brogue. Lo and behold, Alan Young is really a Scot who grew up in Edinburgh, so apparently that brogue isn’t so abysmal after all. And believe it or not, at age 94 he’s still actively doing voiceover work in Hollywood whenever an animated feature or doumentary needs an authentic Scottish accent. (Holy crap, right?)
At least I know I’m not entirely crazy. (Maybe just a little bit crazy.)
I’ll try to write another post after my nap with our latest Putz of the Week award and exciting breaking news from Texas. Thank you for reading this.