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Friday Fun

Hollywood used to know how to make good movies. They started with a good story, not a big budget for special effects. The other night, I just randomly happened to notice that a certain film was being shown. I haven’t sat and watched a movie since October (loyal friends may remember my mention of The African Queen)
And, the title is on my Top 30 Movies Of All Time list, so, I forced myself to sit quietly and watched 1963’s It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World — which featured a cast comprising anybody who was anybody.. and is darned funny.

In 2001 a .. um, er, “new version” was released, which I also thoroughly enjoyed, and also highly recommend, name Rat Race. Those of you with Netflix accounts might want to add this to your “what should I watch?” lists.. If for no other reason than it has Mr. Bean in it.

Here is the movie’s “trailer” to give you a taste of some Friday Fun. (Because, we can’t be all-work-and-no-play now, can we?!)

It’s like a mosquito bite… From the What Were They Thinking Department

… not a bad name…

A quotable quote for your day:Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial. They perceive that this is the talk of weaklings.

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January 28, 2011 - Posted by | computers


  1. Friday Fun…watching a fav. movie yes… SOME of the old CLASSICS of course. The movie trailer…WILD…

    …and your quote of the day RIGHT ON!



    Comment by Gaia | January 29, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I guess my bias for the classics shows, eh?


      Comment by techpaul | January 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hello Paul

    I saw It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World when it was first released… I was a young lad (about 10 years old) and my folks took the family to our local theater on the town square to see it. What a stellar cast, and I agree, absolutely hilarious.

    I was unaware that Rat Race was a remake of “Mad World”. I have not seen it yet, but I’m going to watch it now that you brought it up. This is just one more reason that I enjoy reading your blog.



    Comment by Balmy33 | January 29, 2011 | Reply

    • Balmy33,
      Well, in the jargon of the industry, Rat Race was “loosely based on” It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. (Marketing people think we’re morons, I guess.)

      I am afraid you will have to be in the mood for a comedy if you watch either (be prepared to laugh, is what I am sayin’).

      (And laughter is the best medicine, they say,)


      Comment by techpaul | January 29, 2011 | Reply

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