Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Full Moon...

...in the treetops...which made it a perfect night to watch...
...The Bride of Frankenstein!

This is the highly touted sequel to the blockbuster original...and common wisdom says it's one of the very few sequels that's actually better than the original.

I beg to differ.

Yes, it did a great job of furthering the story, moved along briskly, and definitely added more depth to the legend of "the most misunderstood monster in history"...
...but you just can't beat the original...it was fresh, new, and in the cultural context of its time - in 1931 "talkies" were still the new and exciting development in the movie industry - it was groundbreaking cinema.

Four years later in 1935 The Bride definitely moved the ball forward, but did not surpass the original in my humble opinion.
the real Franky and his Bride...
But either way, it's definitely worth a look...your cinematic education is not complete without it...

Was a gorgeous sunny afternoon yesterday when I got home from work, so with Karen's blessing...

(K:"What?  Golfing again??  O sure!  Go ahead, see if I care!  I'll just be here slaving away as usual while you're off playing!"

Me: "Really?  Thanks, dear!  See you in a bit!")

...I hit the links for an enjoyable 9...

...did neither great nor terrible...parred both par 3s, putted fairly well, and hit a few really nice shots to go with a few really bad shots...but it was fabulous to be out in the beautiful fall weather...more so because I know it won't be here very much longer.

As much as anything I just enjoy swinging my 1930's era hickories...not exactly sure why, but on some level it's tied up with my love of history and my tendency to imagine what it was like back then.

Can't help but wonder who it was 80 plus years ago that reached for his/my mashie when he was 130 yards away from the green...
...what part of the country was he in?  Did he play in a foursome or walk the course alone like I do?  Was he a talented player or a duffer like me?  When he was done, did he climb in his Model T or Model A and drive home to his wife and kids?  What did he do for work the next day?

There was a life back then that used these clubs like I do now, and when I hold them in my hands I can't help but feel connected in some way to an earlier era.

Plus it's satisfying to use "old technology" and achieve similar results as folks using "current technology".

Not exactly like John Henry racing against the steam powered steel driving machine and winning...
statue of John Henry at Great Bend Tunnel in West Virginia where his race against a steam powered machine ended with his magnificent triumph...and death...
...but not altogether different, either...

Progress continues on preparation for the big night...
...that's a treat bag and typical contents...candy, a toy or two, and a gospel tract, all inside a cool bag or box...
...40 of them so far...a little less than halfway through.  Gave away 70 or so last year...don't know what to expect this year but don't want to run out.  One week away from the Halloween surprise...

later, mcm fans...

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