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...


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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