Troll dolls used to be called Dammit Dolls. If you want to find out why, check out my article. Troll dolls began popping up in the 1950s, but didn’t really take off until JFK was cheating on his wife with Marilyn Monroe. Or thereabouts. An episode of “Gomer Pyle, USMC” reveals that Gomer kept a troll doll. Bobby Hill on “King of the Hill” has a troll doll collection that his dad, Hank, arranges be disposed of permanently by a man who has come to inspect water damage inside his house.
Chalkboards do have an advantage over the newer plastic dry erase boards. The surface of dry erase boards are slippery and thus subject to illegible writing. The rougher surface of chalkboards means that writing done with chalk is less subject to smearing and therefore produces a clearer result that is easier to read, especially from a distance.
When did Al Pacino’s Scarface character become an icon for disaffected black youth? And, more importantly, why?
They act without any apparent regard for moral instruction whether spiritually divined or obtained in a more secular manner that is capable of providing any authentic understanding of the difference between what is moral and what is immoral and so remain vigilantly engaged in a mechanistic response to the rest of society that is devoid of the capacity for applying individual values within each unique context.
After more than eight decades, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally decided to recognize a woman with an Oscar as the Best Director of the Year. They waited too long and the winner was undeserving of the honor, but nobody ever accused Hollywood of being ahead of the curve.
Yes, Linda Evangelista proved that models really do not have the single slightest idea what life is like under the terms of reality we have all agreed to sign. And if Ms. Evangelista’s bottomless well of idiocy and ignorance don’t do the trick for you, then perhaps some of these other classic dumb quotes from stupid supermodels will convince you that one supermodel discussing another supermodel’s intelligence is roughly as useful as one Geico caveman discussing another Geico cavemen’s good looks.
Tink’s impolitic attitude toward this romantic rival for Peter’s affections is quite clearly delineated in a conversation between Pan and Wendy: “She says you are a great ugly girl, and that she is my fairy” It doesn’t take long to realize that in Tinker Bell’s mind there is a place for only one girl in Peter’s life, even if that girl is a fairy.
By the time it was all over at least 20 people had died and dozens had been injured. What did Orson Welles get for provoking a little pre-Pearl Harbor fear? He got the chance to go to Hollywood, make Citizen Kane, and marry Rita Hayworth. Paez and Alcaras were a little less lucky. Alcaras was arrested almost immediately.
Action movies are where bored actors go to get lazy and pick up a big paycheck. The stone-faced actor committed to two hours worth of expressionless performance had existed before McQueen’s death, but without McQueen’s yin for Eastwood’s yang, the vacuum was created and the chasm has only gotten bigger.
Maybe Murray is comfortable with his level of wealth. Or maybe, just maybe, he would prefer not to be involved with a project that, as of now at least, would seem to one day exist only for the same of commercialism than for any obvious aesthetic reason.