The Pulpier The Better

outofideasIt seems like the
trend in Hollyweird
these days is to
remake everything
they can get
their hands on……

And
come on,
did they
really need
to revisit “Ant Man
and The Wasp” from
comics ?

Lame,
man, lame.

Talk about
running out of ideas.worldofif

When they do
come up with
something of a
semi-original plot
idea —

it’s about turning
obnoxious rich guys
into pet house cats
so they’ll have to
spend more time
with their
just-as-obnoxious
families.

Oh well,
at least he
can’t complain
about not getting
enough pussy,
anymore.eat

Anyhoo —
back in the
vein of remakes,

I was thinking
that a fertile field
that Hollyweird
has thus-far
failed to tap
is the whole genre of
bad pulp paperbacks
from the
1950’s
and 1960’s–

After all,
how much
worse can
the movies getacdc
than they are now?

Of course, anybody
who has ever had
the pleasure of
furtively perusing
one of these vintage,
shabby pulp tomes
(as a young boy)
knows that the
interesting content
is all on the cover …..

— the rest of
the book
might as well
be an
encyclopedic entry
set on demonstratingcruel
the literary concept
of boring.

Vapid,
Tedious,
Lackluster,
Stodgy,
Mundane,
Banal,
Stale,
Unimaginative,
Jejeune,

—- Dullsville,
man.

Flat as
a pancake. 

Again, though —
it seems perfectly
in tune with the
current movie trendexp
which provide more
than ample breaks
in the action for the opportunity to go
visit the snack bar
several times during
a feature without
missing so much
as an Ooooh,
or an Ahhhh.

‘Cause at
the movie theatre —

Popcorn is profit.

Hmmmm….

Come to think about it…

Movies have gone through
all kinds of expensive,libraian
technological changes
over the years —

Panavision,
Technocolor,
3-D,
Sensoround,
Dolby Sound,
Digital Animation ….

All to produce,
what,
to average Joe,
is no more than
a hum-drum
minor adrenaline
surge at the
52:17 mark.

Popcorn
can do that,nursey
and has required
absolutely no expensive breakthroughs in
production technologies,

— nor has it
required spiraling
multi-billion dollar
contracts for over-paid
actors, writers,
and the rest of that ilk.

So my idea is that
we print up a few vintage
risque paperback covers
and charge people
to stand in line
at the snack bar
and look at em.

They can useprinc
their imagination
to develop the plots,
characters,
situations,
and
all the happy
endings they want.

We simply provide:

a $100 popcorn popper

and a years supply
of popcorn,

artificially flavored
synthetic ‘butter’

( really, just something
to wet the stuff,
but nothing to interfere
with the bland taste
which is so key to today’s sinstreet
cutting edge media
experience,
apparently )

plus a soda fountain,

posters,

an attendant that moves
slower than molasses,

and of course,
plenty of napkins.

You know,
for the happy
endings.

Jeeeez….

I’ll make a mint.

And they said
I’d never amount
to anything.

HOY !!!!!

pizzarolls

Doggies Of The Dewey Decimal System

Sometimes,
when I don’t have
any fresh reading
material…….

(and I’m bored
outta my mind ),

I like to go wander
the storied halls of
the local B**s and N**e
bookstore —

Sure,
ok…

the coffee area
is appreciated  
( and that cute
redhead behind
the counter is a real
sweetie) but what I
really like is what
seems a rather
randomly selected,
but certainly extensive,
range of books on
just about any subject
you can name.

( ok- dirty books
excluded, but ya
can’t win em all )

I’ll walk in, and then,
straight to the non-
fiction area-

…. looking for the
religion, philosophy,
and psychology aisles.

It’s a huge store, and
a comparatively small
percentage of the place
is dedicated to non-fiction,
but I usually find some
special things that will
just have to go home
with me.

Today’s selection
included a book on
advanced induction
techniques (Hypnosis) –
a tome on Comparative
Religion (Joseph Campbell) –
and another, a continuation
of a series of books
explaining the way humans
perceive the world around
them (“The Handbook
Of Perception”).

You might be
seeing some
posts based
on those
subjects once
I’ve digested
them……. 

Oh, and
let’s see…..

– there was also
a big honkin book
with lots of pictures
of classic automobiles
from the 1950’s and 1960’s,
which probably should be
entitled:
” An Overgrown Boy’s
Book of Cool Cars “.

Score,
baby.

Oh, and
let’s not forget
the fresh copy of:
” Zen and the Art of
Motorcycle Motorcycle “

— sure, I know I’ve got
two copies already,
but this one gonna
be a gift.

Time has a tendency
to get away from me
in that place…..

I think the manager
was worried she might
have to feed me if I
hung around for
much longer.

I used to be that way
at the Public Library,
too–

– lost among the stacks-

but I always wanted to
keep the books once I
had ’em,

( I’m very possessive of
books, and records, and
other stuff… )

— and they kinda
frowned on that –

– the fines got rather
expensive while the
library people tried
to convince me to
give ’em back.

It was always hard
to part with a book
once I’ve read it –
– it’s way too much
like breaking up.

Nope,
love isn’t
something that
should be rented,
or borrowed –
– aspects of it
should linger
on and on…
– for keeps –

And so, damn it,
are my books
for keeps .

Because books give,
and give,
and keep giving –

– you only need
to give them a place
in your home and
your heart , and
appreciate them
in return….

they’re like
paperback puppies,
hardcover hounds,
or the Doggies
of the Dewey
Decimal System.

No,
I don’t have
the room
for any more books
( I’m told )

… but,
there really is
no other option
for me.

Online digital
‘books’ ??

well,
all I got
to say is
pphhooooooooey.

😛

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!!! HOY !!!

Motley Mish Mash

Let me tell
you a story ….

About how another
one of those motley
mish-mash posts
that this here
Muscleheaded Blog
seems to specialize in
came together.

See,
my friend Katie
sent me a
strange page that purported
to be from a car manual . 

Here it is. —>

She wondered about it,
and so did I.

When I looked at it,
I thought –

“hey , that looks like
something out of a
1950’s humor magazine.”

So,
I went searching
for it online.

Ya know….
a Mad Magazine
or similar type
of sarcasm/comic/
humor mag,
I figured.

But I didn’t find
the original source.

Yet.

What I did find was
some other neat-o cool
shit —-

like a cover of “Dotty” comic
from the late 1950’s –
” a real hep cutie ” .

Apparently, this was a
kinda popular genre.

Or,
like our lead off piccie:

which is a cover from
Life Magazine in 1908-
— the art is called
“The Candle of Love ” .

Go back and look at it
if you want –

— it’s magnificent.

I found all sorts of other
groovy vintage-magazine
related stuff, too.

And since there’s
a damned deadline
hanging over my head
like the sword of Damocles
to get this tripe of a blog
out in a timely manner

— or our science editor
Suzie Wonder will beat
me within an inch of my
life —

— that’s what’s cooking on the
Muscleheaded Blog today.

You may well ask why the hell
the science editor thinks she’s
the boss —

— and I’d ask her myself
if I didn’t think she’d
try that new set of
cat o nine tails she just
ordered on Etsy on me.

That used to be
such a nice site, too.

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