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It’s round three of our Guillermo del Toro HITCHCOCK giveaways.

For those just tuning in, beginning on May 7th at the TIFF LIGHTBOX, Guillermo del Toro will present four Alfred Hitchcock classics over four nights, offering a one-hour introduction and a one-hour post-screening discussion for each film.

So the good news is, Rue Morgue (in conjunction with the Rue Morgue Podcast & The Mortuary) has tickets to giveaway to each of the screenings.

Next up, we have four pairs for the third film in the series, one of Hitchcock’s personal favourites, 1943′s SHADOW OF A DOUBT, starring Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright.

It’s screening on Tuesday, May 15th @ 7 p.m.

So here’s how to enter: Tell us your favourite Alfred Hitchcock cameo. Describe the cameo and tell us the film it came from.

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:48 AM
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Contest aside.. has anyone bought tickets? I'm going to be there for the "Shadow of a Doubt" night. Can't freakin' wait!
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Contest aside.. has anyone bought tickets? I'm going to be there for the "Shadow of a Doubt" night. Can't freakin' wait!

Frenzy and Shadow of a Doubt for me. Not sure what i am more excited about? Listening to Del Toro talk about two of the master's darkest films or actually seeing these two brilliant films being projected on the big screen for the first time.
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I must confess I am not really an Alfred Hitchcock film fan. His films for the most part simply don't interest me. However, the man himself and learning about his filmmaking process is very interesting to me, I'm watching all the films just so I can understand that stuff more, not because I actually wanna watch the movies. Plus I was curious to see how a guy can answer questions about films he had nothing to do with.... maybe one day I'll be giving master classes on Tim Burton (maybe I'll mention his "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" short, The Jar)
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:36 AM
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Well, I hope after all this, you come around on HITCHCOCK a little bit. You know, it's okay to like movies directed by someone other than Tim Burton you know.
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NORTH BY NORTHWEST is SOLD OUT!

That's the bad news.

The good news is....we have FOUR DOUBLE PASSES to give away!

http://rue-morgue.com/2012/05/win-ti...ermo-del-toro/

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Old 05-12-2012, 02:10 AM
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Win copies of THE THEATRE BIZARRE on Home Video

On the latest episode of THE RUE MORGUE PODCAST, we're giving away 3 copies of THE THEATRE BIZARRE on DVD and/or Blu-ray (whatever format pleases.)

The Theatre Bizarre is a horror anthology film featuring segments directed by David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Richard Stanley, Douglas Buck, Jeremy Kasten, Buddy Giovanazzo & the legendary King of Splatter himself, Mr. Tom Savini.

It's a two-fold process to enter.

First, you gotta come up with a catchy term to describe the sort of long-form, making of, behind the scenes film documentaries that David Gregory from Severin Films (and one of the directors/producers of The Theatre Bizarre) specializes in. (Gregory is responsible for such classics in the genre as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH, THE JOE SPINELL STORY & THE WICKERMAN ENIGMA.)

And secondly, tell us your favourite Horror Anthology film.

Post your answers on the Rue Morgue Blog HERE.

The winners will be selected within the next two weeks and announced on an upcoming edition of THE RUE MORGUE PODCAST.

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By the way, there's still time to enter this. We're picking the winners tomorrow night.
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Win Tickets to SHOCK AND AWE

This weekend, Toronto will be pummeled by the long-awaited return of Dion Conflict's all night Grindhouse marathon:

SHOCK AND AWE is happening on Sat. June 23rd at 11:30 p.m. at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.

The titles include:

Chevy Chase (Pre SNL) in the groundbreaking television spoof The Groove Tube!

The rare UK hippie/mad scientist thriller Horror Hospital (with celebrated actor Michael Gough and British Boobie-film fave Robin Askwith)!

The seldom seen South American jungle albino cave dweller epic What Waits Below!

A Mystery Film!

The 80s hip hop musical Rappin with Mario Van Peebles lip-synching Ice-T rhymez.

And for the finale; the home video mega-smash slasher classic Sleepaway Camp.

To enter, drop by the Rue Morgue website and answer the following skill testing question:

What film would YOU like to see at an all-night Grindhouse marathon?

http://rue-morgue.com/2012/06/win-ti...shock-and-awe/

The winner will be chosen by random on Friday and will receive a pair of tickets to the show.

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June 23rd, starting at 11:30pm
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So many to list so little time.

Just off the top:

Ken Russell's THE DEVILS 1971 UNCUT, Shaun Costello's WATER POWER 1977 UNCUT, ANGEL 1984 with Donna Wilkes,the HK sleaze classic RUN AND KILL, Umberto Lenzi's ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH AKA BRUTAL JUSTICE 1976.
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Dion always puts together an entertaining assortment of flicks for these nights and this one looks to be one of the most fun line-ups he's come up with so far.

I'm especially looking forward to WHAT WAITS BELOW which I've never seen before but it's directed by the late Don Sharp (Psychomania, Curse of the Fly) and it's from a story by Freddie Francis.

It also stars the amazing Robert Powell, a brilliant British actor most famous for JESUS OF NAZARETH but he was also in Don Sharp's excellent remake of THE THIRTY NINE STEPS.

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Old 06-22-2012, 02:39 AM
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Win Tickets To NEAR DARK @ The Tiff Lightbox

Makeup effects pioneer Gordon Smith discusses the techniques he used to transform the living into the (un)dead in Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire western Near Dark.

Gordon Smith’s 30-year film career began when the special makeup effects industry was still in its infancy. His innovations as an industry pioneer, and as president of FXSMITH Inc., have become the industry standard, including the silicone prosthetic technology he invented that is used all over the world.

Smith’s extensive credits include such classic films as Oliver Stone’s Salvador (1986), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Nixon (1995), Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark (1987) and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder (1990), and Bryan Singer’s hit comic-book adaptations X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003).

Smith’s work is the subject of TIFF Bell Lightbox’s upcoming exhibition X-Men Master: Gordon Smith, in the CIBC Canadian Film Gallery.

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/ti...012/5500003541

Rue Morgue in conjunction with The Mortuary are giving away three pairs of tickets to the event.

You can enter by answering the following question on the Rue Morgue blog:

In your opinion, which horror movie has the greatest practical make-up effects?

The winners will be picked by random on Monday, June 25th.

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:21 AM
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Win Tickets to see CANNIBAL FEROX @ The Lightbox hosted by Eli Roth

On Monday, July 30th, director Eli Roth will present an uncut print of Umberto Lenzi’s notorious 1981 splatterfest CANNIBAL FEROX (a.k.a. Make Them Die Slowly) @ the TIFF LIGHTBOX.

The Rue Morgue Podcast (in conjunction with The Mortuary) wanna send two pairs of lucky winners to the big show.

To enter, just tell us what your favourite Italian horror flick from the 1980′s is.

Write your answers on the Rue Morgue Blog HERE and we’ll pick the winners by random on Sunday night.

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p.s. This uncut 35mm restored print comes courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing. RIP Sage Stallone (1976-2012).

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It would be cool if you mentioned this a print owned by Sage Stallone / Grindhouse releasing.

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Old 07-28-2012, 01:33 PM
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It would be cool if you mentioned this a print owned by Sage Stallone / Grindhouse releasing.

R.I.P. Sage!!!
Of course. I've added that info (both here and on the blog.)

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Win a copy of TWINS OF EVIL!

There's still a chance to win a copy of the Synapse Films Blu-ray/DVD reissue of the 1971 naughty Hammer flick Twins of Evil.

We're picking the winners later this week so if you haven't entered, you better hurry!

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Toronto's horror lecture series THE BLACK MUSEUM kicks off next week on Sept 27th with Vincenzo Natali discussing THE ARCHITECTURE OF FEAR: THE USE OF SPACE IN HORROR CINEMA!

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Win Tickets to the ERASERHEAD masterclass with Vincenzo Natali

Director Vincenzo Natali is coming to the Tiff Lightbox on October 9 to lead a Master Class on David Lynch's legendary surrealist horror masterpiece Eraserhead (1977).

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/ti...012/2550004474

The night includes an extended lecture and post-screening discussion and Q&A.

And the best part is, The Mortuary & Cinephobia Radio has two pairs of tickets to giveaway!

To enter, tell us your favourite David Lynch movie. Post your answers in this thread. The winners will be selected by random on Saturday.

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:59 PM
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ERASERHEAD or maybe MULHOLLAND DR.
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I agree with LaMort, Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive are his two best movies. However, forced to choose, I'd have to go with Eraserhead. No other Lynch movie, or probably any movie for that matter, is so effective in bringing you into a bizarre alternate reality.
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So far, this is gonna be an easy contest to decide!
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For the record, my personal favs are ERASERHEAD followed by BLUE VELVET and THE ELEPHANT MAN (but I love all his films.)
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THE ELEPHANT MAN was the first one of his movies that I ever saw and I saw it first run on the big screen. I just adored it. Dennis Hopper gives one of the great screen villain performances in BLUE VELVET, but ERASERHEAD is one of my go to movies that I MUST watch at least once every 6 months or so. More often than not I find it quite funny in an absurdist way.
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THE ELEPHANT MAN was the first one of his movies that I ever saw and I saw it first run on the big screen. I just adored it. Dennis Hopper gives one of the great screen villain performances in BLUE VELVET, but ERASERHEAD is one of my go to movies that I MUST watch at least once every 6 months or so. More often than not I find it quite funny in an absurdist way.
I estimate that it's possible I've seen ERASERHEAD about 100 times.

At the very early days of VHS players, a friend made a single tape for me that included A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL and ERASERHEAD - all recorded at SLP.

I watched one of those films every night for an entire school year. I was OBSESSED with those films because collectively, they introduced me to the notion that films could be something FAR more than anything I'd previously imagined they were, especially ERASERHEAD.

TAXI DRIVER and THE EXORCIST were also instrumental in my emerging consciousness but it was that initial triptych of SLP recorded video nasties that changed my life.
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I think I'd have to go with Mulholland Drive, since it's the one I've most worked over. Fire Walk With Me and Wild At Heart would be up there, too.
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LaMort was savvy enough to enter both the Rue Morgue and the Mortuary contest - and the good news is, he won a pair of tickets in the Rue Morgue contest (so I am kindly eliminating him from this one.)

So the even better news is....less competition for the rest!

I'm gonna pick the winners later tonight so stay tuned.

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Eraserhead made me angry that I watched it. So did Blue Velvet, which I revisited a few years ago and determined that I still fucking hated it. I didn't like Twin Peaks either. Lynch just ain't for me.
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Eraserhead made me angry that I watched it. So did Blue Velvet, which I revisited a few years ago and determined that I still fucking hated it. I didn't like Twin Peaks either. Lynch just ain't for me.
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So I went to the screening of Eraserhead last night, and it was a thrill to see one of my favourite movies on the big screen for the first time and with the incredible sound quality at the Lightbox. Natali gave a good little introduction to Lynch and his signature style at the beginning, but the discussion/Q&A at the end between him and Jesse Wente and audience members was disappointing. Everybody seemed terrified to discuss the content of the film at anything beyond a superficial level. At several points people tried to bring up questions like "What is this movie about?", to which Natali and Wente would only kind of shrug their shoulders, and Natali actually said at one point "I have no idea what it's about". I have a feeling this was just an on-the-spot thing and his initial presentation did offer some ideas about themes, but neither he or Wente went beyond naming them. For example, they made some perfunctory comments about sexuality and what not but didn't really say anything other than "sexuality is a theme in the movie." Surely there's more to say?

This brings me to an issue with David Lynch and the way people speak about him and his movies that I have a real problem with. People like to talk about how weird his movies are and treat them sometimes as utter abstractions, which I think is a major disservice to the man. Eraserhead is not a bunch of random weirdness with no meaning or purpose. Yes, it's surrealistic, but that doesn't mean there's nothing we can hold on to or that there's no meaningful or interesting commentary happening. I think Eraserhead makes INCREDIBLY profound and fascinating insights about things like reproduction, desire, isolation, and on and on. There are many ways to interpret it, and seeing it again last night gave me some new ideas about it and I found it more interesting than ever. But to suggest that it's inherently meaningless and that it can only be experienced at the level of the unconscious really doesn't give Lynch credit for making very intelligent and thoughtful films. Eraserhead taps into some of our deepest fears and anxieties, and not in a strictly unconscious or abstract way - despite the superficial weirdness (which is a joy in itself to revel in) there really is a narrative going on, and it's a fascinating one. I think because Lynch's style is so unique and unconventional people somehow tune out of the actual content and focus their attention on appearances. This is certainly understandable and that's probably been the way I engaged with most of Lynch's films on the first go because the style and appearances are so mesmerizing, but repeat viewings reveal incredible richness of theme and character. I'd be interested in discussing this movie more if people want to offer their own ideas and interpretations, but basically this event made me think that David Lynch somehow still doesn't get the respect he deserves, even when people are praising him.
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Eraserhead made me angry that I watched it. So did Blue Velvet, which I revisited a few years ago and determined that I still fucking hated it. I didn't like Twin Peaks either. Lynch just ain't for me.

Wow, me and the Gore-met have really different taste. I thought Eraserhead and Blue Velvet were both masterpieces, and Twin Peaks was some of the best television ever produced.
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Wow, me and the Gore-met have really different taste.
I won't say anything about that except that one of you is huffing serious amounts of glue. But I'll let you guess which one it is. (Clue: it's not you.)
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I won't say anything about that except that one of you is huffing serious amounts of glue. But I'll let you guess which one it is. (Clue: it's not you.)
LOL! Yes, it's not possible that anyone can have differing tastes, viewpoints, perspectives or opinions than you, they're either wrong or on glue. Most people grow out of that know-it-all attitude by the time they hit 30, what's your excuse?
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Most people grow out of that know-it-all attitude by the time they hit 30, what's your excuse?
Using the Gore-met method of averting direct questions.....

How about those Blue Jays? (Are they even still around?)
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So I went to the screening of Eraserhead last night, and it was a thrill to see one of my favourite movies on the big screen for the first time and with the incredible sound quality at the Lightbox. Natali gave a good little introduction to Lynch and his signature style at the beginning, but the discussion/Q&A at the end between him and Jesse Wente and audience members was disappointing. Everybody seemed terrified to discuss the content of the film at anything beyond a superficial level. At several points people tried to bring up questions like "What is this movie about?", to which Natali and Wente would only kind of shrug their shoulders, and Natali actually said at one point "I have no idea what it's about". I have a feeling this was just an on-the-spot thing and his initial presentation did offer some ideas about themes, but neither he or Wente went beyond naming them. For example, they made some perfunctory comments about sexuality and what not but didn't really say anything other than "sexuality is a theme in the movie." Surely there's more to say?

This brings me to an issue with David Lynch and the way people speak about him and his movies that I have a real problem with. People like to talk about how weird his movies are and treat them sometimes as utter abstractions, which I think is a major disservice to the man. Eraserhead is not a bunch of random weirdness with no meaning or purpose. Yes, it's surrealistic, but that doesn't mean there's nothing we can hold on to or that there's no meaningful or interesting commentary happening. I think Eraserhead makes INCREDIBLY profound and fascinating insights about things like reproduction, desire, isolation, and on and on. There are many ways to interpret it, and seeing it again last night gave me some new ideas about it and I found it more interesting than ever. But to suggest that it's inherently meaningless and that it can only be experienced at the level of the unconscious really doesn't give Lynch credit for making very intelligent and thoughtful films. Eraserhead taps into some of our deepest fears and anxieties, and not in a strictly unconscious or abstract way - despite the superficial weirdness (which is a joy in itself to revel in) there really is a narrative going on, and it's a fascinating one. I think because Lynch's style is so unique and unconventional people somehow tune out of the actual content and focus their attention on appearances. This is certainly understandable and that's probably been the way I engaged with most of Lynch's films on the first go because the style and appearances are so mesmerizing, but repeat viewings reveal incredible richness of theme and character. I'd be interested in discussing this movie more if people want to offer their own ideas and interpretations, but basically this event made me think that David Lynch somehow still doesn't get the respect he deserves, even when people are praising him.
I totally agree with Arbogast and me being "that asshole LaMort" let me take it a step further.

First i wanna say that i really like Vincenzo Natali. He comes across as a really great guy you just wanna hang and geek out with. He has also made some great films too, but after the Black Museum lecture on THE ARCHITECTURE OF FEAR i also attended last week, i must state whole heartedly, i disagree with some of the statements he made last week and yesterday.

Yes, yes i know it's completely a matter of opinion in both these cases but i am pretty sure i can prove some, not all of Vincenzo's statements may be wrong. Yesterday i had a problem with a few things he stating but not to bore you guy i will focus on the fact that Vincenzo thought ERASERHEAD is the first piece of Industrial music and or score in a film. He also said he wasn't sure about that but he couldn't find or think of anything that came before this 1977 film.

As soon as i heard that in the intro i wanted to point out how wrong that statement is, but i patiently waited till the Q&A after the film. I must say the print looked GEORGEOUS and i actually went home and compared it to my bluray and I am pretty sure that was the same print they used for the new bluray. They mentioned that they burrowed the print form My Lynch himself!!

In the Q&A i tried to explain that Michelangelo Antonioni's 1964 film THE RED DESSERT is the first film to have an industrial score and this film is the basis of Industrial Music and the idea of that existential horror that comes from living in such a modern dystopian society. There is a sick child in this film, whose mother (actress Monica Vitti) is having a hard time dealing with this and is suicidal. There is a lot of similarities between the two films. The Red Dessert created the idea industrial living and it's short coming which Throbbing Gristle in 75-76 turned into their framework of their music. They started a record label called INDUSTRIAL RECORDS with the tagline "INDUSTRIAL MUSIC FOR INDUSTRIAL PEOPLE". Throbbing Gristle though had added a rock vibe to the sounds of Music Croncrete artists like the German Kluster, whose early early albums 71-72 sound a LOT like the score of ERASERHEAD.

The reply i got was Vincenzo thought just because this stuff existed doesn't mean David Lynch had seen or heard it. While there is a chance Natali is right, i personally have a very hard time believing when David Lynch was living in Hollywood making ERASERHEAD for the American Film Institute and was completely unaware of Antonioni's film. That was another thing that i disagreed with, not as much about Lynch bring industrial to the mainstream, but i didn't agree with Natali's comments that Lynch didn't take idea's from other film makers. Lynch has stated many times he is a lover of film and anyone who has seen Blake Edward's excellent 1962 thriller EXPERIMENT IN TERROR and The Red Dessert knows Lynch lifted ideas from other films.

I also agree that Natali and the host were avoiding the questions during the Q&A like Arbogast has stated. Sometimes i wondered if the sex and the idea of expressing the idea of orgasm, getting off and cumming was a bit embarrassing for them. Many idea's were brought up and they just seemed to change the subject with there answers it was very weird.

Anyways i still had a great time at the screening and met Tara the other person who won tix for this sold out screening. I only wish to sit down and talk movies with Natali someday and we are both the same age and very similar interests yet i find myself not understanding where he is coming from some times. I don't think that is a bad thing as it just makes me more interested with this man who grew up in the same neighborhood as me.
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Thanks for the report, Arbogast and LaMort. I've seen The Red Desert but I've never seen Experiment in Terror. I'll have to track it down.

Arbogast. I'm curious to hear more about your thoughts on Eraserhead. If you get a chance, throw a review in the Eraserhead thread here:

http://the-mortuary.com/showthread.php?t=11496
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Did someone call you that recently or something?
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Did someone call you that recently or something?
Oh, i get that all the time. What can i say? I was born with the gift to always notice the bad, negative and/or just plain wrong. Most people don't like that and say i'm too negative. I certainly don't agree but i learned to accept it and perhaps wear it like a badge of honor. The MCJC has spoken.
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Oh, i get that all the time. What can i say? I was born with the gift to always notice the bad, negative and/or just plain wrong. Most people don't like that and say i'm too negative.
Strange. Because reading a lot of your posts, you come off more like a ray of dazzling sunshine, like glistening dew drops on a morning dale, like fluffy puffs of cotton balls bouncing and bobbing on a gentle, summer's breeze.....

Actually you're more like a cross between Freddie Mercury and Max Schreck with a pinch of the Road Warrior....







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