The Hideous Sun Demon vs. the Wizard of Oz!

Live! On this blog!! Who will win???

What does it all mean?

Probably not a great deal except to film addicts like me.

–          Today in 1920, actor Robert Clarke was born. Mr. Clarke built a career acting (and sometimes directing, writing, and driving the company car) in classic, catastrophic (in every definition of the word) films such as “The Hideous Sun Demon”, “The Man From Planet X”, “The Astounding She-Monster”, and “The Incredible Petrified World”. Having met a few hideous sun demons and astounding she-monsters, and having greeted a couple of mornings feeling like the man from Planet X, these films resonate with me. I can relate.

–          It’s also the day of birth (in 1890) for actor Frank Morgan. Mr. Morgan masterfully played the befuddled Wizard of Oz in the classic film of the same name. Having achieved befuddlement and having always wanted to fly in a balloon, Mr. Morgan’s performance speaks to me as well.

Happy birthday to us!

Today in 1792, Kentucky was admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

And I can’t let this pass unnoticed;

Friar John Cor recorded the first known batch of Scotch whisky today in 1792. Soda and Frank Sinatra songs instantly became viable and necessary.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I guess it by all rights it should be Scotch, but I really like “The Wizard of Oz”.

Wizard of Oz Cocktail

2 oz. Royal James Gin

2 oz. Ron Diaz Rum

4 oz. Hpnotiq Liqueur

3 oz. Apple Juice

1 can Ginger Ale

Pour all ingredients together over ice in a tall glass.

Follow the yellow brick road to the incredible petrified world.

Cheers!

Roger

6/1/2012.

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