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Nolan's Pop Culture Review 2007!
Established A.D. 2000, March 19. Now in our eighth calendar year!
Number 400  (Vol. 8, No. 47). This edition is for the week of November 19--25, 2007.

The 2007 Holiday Movie Preview
"No Country For Old Men"
Show Review: Renningers Antique & Collector Extravaganza

Happy #400 & Thanksgrave-ing, VHS Grindhouse
Happy Thanksgiving....The Big 400....Famous Monsters of Filmland Coming To An End
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PCR #400!

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

We here at Crazed Fanboy wish every one of our friends and fans a safe and joyous Thanksgiving.

Old Business
Before another second goes by I want to address my negligence last week in not acknowledging the passing of two great men: authors Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives) at 78, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Norman Mailer (The Naked and the Dead, The Executioner's Song) at 84. Fortunately, Mike Smith was on top of that and discussed them in last week's Rant.

Another Sad Passing
Sadly, another pop-culture icon was taken this week with the passing of Dick Wilson, aka, George Whipple of TV's Charmin toilet paper commercials ("Ladies, please don't squeeze the Charmin!"). After a decades-long successful career in show-biz, he died a few days ago at age 91.

Funky Fossils
Scientists digging through rocks 390 million years old have just uncovered evidence of a primitive scorpion that was eight feet long! RAAAAIIIIIDDD'S HERE! Seriously, it looks to be a progenitor of many multi-legged bugs of today such as spiders, caterpillars and, of course, scorpions. But smaller. Evidently, bugs back then were REAL big. (See? All those "giant bug" monster movies we all grew up watching were closer to the truth than we thought!)

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, BUT....
A temple was just uncovered in Rome that marks the spot where, around 2,000 years ago, brothers Romulus and Remus were nursed as babies by a wolf. Upon reaching adulthood, Romulus founded Rome and was its first king...after...um....killing his brother. Wow, greedy bastard; must've been something in that wolf milk. Anyway, the find has been hailed as one of the greatest archeological finds of modern times. Excavation is proceeding slowly as the fragile building is half caved-in and filled with dirt.

Cristina's Court and Eddie Munster
So, I get a call from a good friend the afternoon of Wednesday, November 21st to quickly get the TV on FOX and check out Cristina's Court. It was surreal. Best as I could glean, Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick and his former webmaster were suing and counter-suing each other over the rights to the domain name "munsters.com". Eddie wanted access to e-mails he claims he was locked out of. The former webmaster claims Patrick's girlfriend had been an interfering pain-in-the-ass, and he basically locked them all out in a fit of pique. The judge decided the webmaster was jealous of the girlfriend, found for Butch as far as the domain name and website access, and any counter suits were dismissed, save for some money Butch still owed the webmaster. I guess I thought it funny these two would decide to take this onto a "TV Court" rather than a private LA one, but whatever. In a weird way it's consistent with the egos involved.

PCR Writers, Wherefore Art Thou?
Some of my stalwart staff of rascally writers postponed their contributions until after the holiday, and I was out of town Thursday myself, so things got a little weird this week. Thanks to Mike Smith for at least getting us started this week with two Movie Review pieces! Thanks also to ED Tucker (I wasn't able to get to Retrorama right away due to being out of town, apologies) and Andy Lalino (good Thanksgiving-oriented Oddservations!), and yes, even Matt Drinnenberg (excellent, thanks Matt!). Mike's Rant wraps it up. Have a good weekend, y'all!

For Numerology Buffs...
At sometime in the wee hours of November 21st, the homepage hitcounter read 222,222. Don't know if that means anything (other than it's approaching a quarter million), just thought I'd pass that along.

Readers' Comments

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Nolan [23-11-2007 14:45] 
Thank you, all!

I, too, want to wish John Lewis and ED Tucker belated Happy Birthdays. I'm really sorry I ran behind with that. I claim Thanksgiving/work/website madness as the excuse, lame as that is. Hope the special day went well for both of you.
J.MILLER2 [22-11-2007 19:18] 
Nole congrats on issue # 400!
Vinnie B. [22-11-2007 17:17] 
I love everyone.
Odds [22-11-2007 12:19] 
And Ed Tucker, John Lewis - Happy Birthday!!
Chris Woods [22-11-2007 09:04] 
Happy #400 issue too!
Chris Woods [22-11-2007 09:03] 
Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!
FuriousD [22-11-2007 08:30] 
Even though they obviously don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Siberia, Puff Chrissy and I will try our best to have a professional time of it anyway. I wish everyone the best.
Nolan [22-11-2007 06:14] 
Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts. I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving as well!
ED [22-11-2007 04:58] 
Nolan - congratulations on making it to #400! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. May you spend it in peace with your family and loved ones. I am in Ocala frying turkey!
Puff Chrissy [22-11-2007 03:35]  
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope you enjoy the holiday.
Joel D. Wynkoop [21-11-2007 20:36] 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING NOLAN and to everyone on the board.

Joel and Cathy Wynkoop
Nolan [21-11-2007 12:52] 
I'm going to attempt to write a DVD review this week and finish the Creature Feature store. I am trying to get caught up, folks!
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