Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ROLL ON MISSISSIPPI

I'm including this because Mississippi is such a cool word to type.  Also, because Charlie Pride is a great singer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEL7nGyQ_iA

DESERVEDLY OVERLOOKED FILM: THE KILLER SHREWS

I'm more of a cat person than I am a dog person, but I admit a great fondness for Declan, our old, rescued, blind-in-one-eye, gapped-tooth, moves-even-more-slowly-than-I-do dog.

Even BD (Before Declan), I could not tolerate anyone being cruel to a dog, those persons being lower than the pus in a pimple on the penis of a protozoa in Patagonia.

Speaking of cruely to dogs (or, at least, to their egos), I present The Killer Shrews.

And shame on you director Ray Kellogg, screenwriter Jay Simms, and James Best, Ken Curtis, Ingrid Goude, and the rest of the cast.  I have it on good authority that dogs throughout America hung their heads in shame after the 1959 release of this turkey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVsddgwHi40

Monday, March 30, 2015

WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS

Freddy Cannon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAF5V0V_xlo

INCOMING


  • B. A. Botkin, editor, A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends, and Folklore.  One of Botkin's many enjoyable books on American folklore.  A perfect book for dipping and sampling.
  • Michael Brandman, Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice.  A Jesse Stone mystery, the second post-Parker.
  • Lewis Black, Nothing's Sacred.  Miscellany from a biting wit.
  • Lee Childs, 61 Hours.  a Jack Reacher thriller.
  • Agatha Christie, The Unexpected Guest.  Mystery play.
  • Peter Church, Bitter Pill.  Thriller from New Zealand.
  • Silvia Cinca, Comrade Dracula.  Vampire novel.
  • Humphrey Cobb, Paths of Glory.  War novel.  The basis of the 1957 Kirk Douglas film.
  • Harlan Coben, Missing You.  Thriller.
  • Micheal Connelly, The Burning Room.  A Harry Bosch mystery.
  • Greg Cox, The Q Continuum, Book 2:  Q-Zone and Book 3: Q-Strike.  Television franchise (Star Trek) tie-in.  Still need Book 1 of this trilogy.
  • Guillain de Benouville, The Unknown Warriors.  A personal account of the French resistance.  Translated by Lawrence G. Blochman.
  • Jeffrey Deaver, XO, a thriller, and The Sleeping Doll, a Kathryn Dance thriller.
  • John F. Dobbyn, Frame Up.  Legal thriller.  Signed and inscribed to previous owner.
  • James Alan Gardner, Hunted.  SF, the fourth novel in the League of Peoples series.
  • Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg, editors, The World's Finest Mystery Mystery and Crime Stories, Third Annual Collection.  An anthology with 39 stories from 2001, plus in-depth articles about the mystery world.
  • Peter F. Hamilton, The Naked God, The Neutronium Alchemist, Part 1:  Consolidation and Part 2:  Conflict, and The Reality Disfunction,  Part 1: Emergence.  SF novels in the Night's Dawn series.
  • Ron Hanson & Jim Shepard, editors, You've Got To Read This.  Anthology of 35 stories, each introduced by a contemporary author -- "stories that held them in awe."
  • Carolyn Hart, Set Sail to Murder.  A Henrie O mystery.
  • Thomas Heggen, Mr. Roberts.  The novel from which the play and the movie arose.
  • Stephen Hunter, 47th Samurai.  A Bob Lee Swagger thriller.
  • "Jack Higgins" (Harry Patterson) - Exocet.  Thriller.
  • Greg Iles, Third Degree.  Thriller.
  • Tohru Kai, Chibi Vampire:  The Novel 1 and Chibi Vampire:  The Novel 2.  Manga tie-in novels.  A "school-vampire-love-comedy-mystery series."
  • MacKinley Kantor, Signal Thirty-Two.  Novel about the New York City Police, circa 1950.
  • Theodora Kroebler, Ishi in Two Worlds.  A biography of the last wild Indian in North America.  A classic in anthropology written by Ursula K. leGuin's mother.
  • Herbert Lieberman, The Girl with the Botticelli Eyes.  Thriller.
  • Laura Lippman, By a Spider's Thread.  A Tess Monaghan mystery.
  • Nathan Long, Orcslayer.  Gaming (Warhammer) tie-in novel in the Gotrex & Felix sequence.

  • Jaye Maiman, Old Black Magic.  A Robin Miller mystery.
  • Robert Mayer, Super-Folks.  Satire.  "There were no more heroes.  Kennedy was dead.  Batman and Robin were dead.  The Lone Ranger was dead.  Superman was missing.  Even Snoopy had bought it:  missing in action over France."
  • H. L. Mencken, The Vintage Mencken.  A collection of 23 articles "gathered" by Alistair Cooke.
  • James Morrow, The Wine of Violence.  SF.
  • Richard North Patterson, Eclipse.  Legal thriller.
  • Kathy Reichs, Bones to Ashes.  A Temperance Brennan mystery.
  • Ruth Rendell, The Keys to the Street.  Mystery.
  • "J. D. Robb" (Nora Roberts), Reunion in Death.  An Eve Dallas near-future mystery.
  • Willow Davis Roberts, Twisted Summer.  YA mystery novel, winner of an Edgar award.
  • Eric Frank Russell, Wasp.  SF.  When Russell was good, he was very, very good.
  • Dorothy L. Sayers & "Robert Eustace" (Eustace Robert Barton), The Documents in the Case.  An epistolatory mystery.
  • Dorothy L. Sayers & Jill Paton Walsh, Thrones, Dominions.  An uncompleted Lord Peter Wimsey mystery finished by Walsh.
  • Zoe Sharp, Hard Knocks.  A Charlie Fox mystery.
  • Rev. Ivan Stang, High Weirdness by Mail:  A Directory of The Fringe:  Mad Prophets, Crackpots, Kooks & True Visionaries.  There are a lot of whack-jobs out there, people.
  • "Josephine Tey" (Elizabeth MacKintosh) - A Shilling for Candles.  A classic mystery.
  • Grant Turner, The Ricky Mokel Stories.  A collection of four humorous adventure stories.  Signed by the author and inscribed to the previous owner.
  • Harry Turtledove, American Empire:  The Center Cannot Hold and Settling Accounts:  Return Engagement.  Alternate history SF.
  • Stuart Woods, Bel-Air Dead, Doing Hard Time, and Son of Stone.  Three Stone Barrington adventures.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

STEPHEN HAWKING -- QUESTIONING THE UNIVERSE

Stephen Hawking asks the big questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjBIsp8mS-c

HYMN TIME

The Sons of the Pioneers singing "What Wonderful Joy."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbsY7NQ2e4U


Saturday, March 28, 2015