Thursday, July 12, 2007

Anniversary today

Today was Dean's and my wedding anniversary! Twenty-one years. Last year was the BIG anniversary, so this year I told him not to get a present for me, as I had in mind something suitable for both of us. I got us the Mr. Moto dvd collection, volume 1 and volume 2. We saw a single Mr. Moto film last year, "Mr. Moto's Last Warning", and very much enjoyed it. Peter Lorre was, after all, a fine actor, and it was really quite a nicely plotted film. I wasn't expecting it to be so good, since we've seen so many lame Charlie Chan movies. Don't get me wrong, some of them are good too, but the later ones...

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Blogger Nicholodeon said...

Happy Anniversary!

Mr Moto is great. But I am also a fan of Charlie Chan...even though the later ones, as you say, are corny.

But when I was 12, CBC played one of them every Friday night starting at 11 00 pm and didn't my younger brother and I stay up and watch them on our black and white t.v. in the dark!

11:01 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

I don't think I ever saw a Charlie Chan film until I met Dean - he'd enjoyed them, and when they started coming out on video, we watched a good number. When I was a kid, it was the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies that I was addicted to. And yes, in those pre-vcr days, you DID have to stay up until 11:00 or midnight to see them! (Not the best thing to do on a school night, but I couldn't help myself.)

The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes stories eventually came along, and eclipsed all the others, but now I'm rediscovering the charm of Basil Rathbone's performance again.

8:27 am  
Blogger Nicholodeon said...

Oh Yes!
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce!!! I like the ones that are set in 1940s USA and/or 1940s Britain, as in 'Sherlock Holmes in Washington'. And the one with the musical boxes. Poor old Stinky.

Thanks for the amazing mention of DOGma reVIEW. Every now and then I blush that I have actually put it up for everyone to see.

But it is my way to channel cocern about where logicians of some disciplines are raltionalizing themselves to.

Note: I have been SOOOO careful not to identify who I am referring to...but I have to tell you some of my most ardent readers are clergy of that certain Ecclesial Body.

Before I discovered blogging I used to have DOGma reVIEW printed out in full colour and mailed to a select few.

2:42 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Well, I'm a Johnny-come-lately, but maybe I'll be able to steer some ardent gardeners past your place! (Love the plant cemetery!)

4:01 pm  
Blogger Kasia said...

Happy anniversary!

Have not yet seen any Charlie Chan...just seen Neil Simon's spoof of the character in Murder by Death.

9:39 pm  

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