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Sunday, March 9, 2008

That's Entertainment!

Seems like this winter will never end! With the recent snowfall and cold temperatures, if you’re anything like me, you’ve resorted to staying inside and seeking out the right kind of entertainment to distract you and pass the time til The Great Melt of Aught Eight. So I started looking at movies to watch, TV shows to catch up on, and searching out music videos on YouTube and the like. Here’s just a short list of what I’ve found and each selection was chosen for its ChiChi elements.

Okay, sure, it’s a zombie movie, not for the faint of heart but definitely for the funny of bone! But it’s a Canadian-made zombie movie with heart and great vintage décor & fashions! It’s as though the producers (including my personal friend Mary Anne Waterhouse) & her Sig-Ot writer/director Andrew Currie traveled back in time to shoot this movie. Did I mention the fashions and home décor? When you watch this movie, take note of the ChiChi chachkas on display, the lamps, the furniture, really – everything the set decorators managed to find! Then watch for those items because sooner or later you’ll see them when you come to the store. Of course we don’t have a line on domesticated zombies yet…
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MUST SEE TV – “Gilligan’s Island”
Although the island was named for Gilligan, the supposed star, we all know the show was about Ginger & Mary Anne (as an aside, 20 years ago Kathy could’ve passed for Ginger and I for Mary Anne, but that was then – and don’t bother with the parallel to Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble). Pretty sure you can find this on retro TV but Seasons 1-3 DVDs are available almost anywhere. All I can say is, whatever suitcase brand Ginger used to store her tres chichi clothing and jewelry I’d like to know what it is cuz it’s apparently bottomless and entirely waterproof! Here’s just one link to get you started down memory lane:
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MUST SEE MUSIC VIDS – Robbie Williams, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, etc.
My mini ChiChi Chicklet was watching Nemo for the hundredth time (to the power of 10) in her bid to alleviate her cabin fever, and I was reminded of how great a singer Robbie Williams really is, bad boy persona aside. So we started to look around on YouTube and found some pretty great videos from days of yore. If you search “Beyond the Sea” you’ll find both the original by Bobby Darin, and the modern take on it by Robbie Williams. Look up “Somethin’ Stupid” and you’ll find both the 1967 original sung by the odd pairing of Frank & Nancy Sinatra, and the decidedly racy remake by Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman. You can also find all of the 50’s greats in all their glory, it really is worth the effort.
Miss P
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