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Thursday, November 27, 2021

damn dirty turkey!
Is Turkey Day a major holiday on Ape Planet? It must be, because Fox Movie Channel is running an all-day Planet of the Apes marathon today, including the 1968 original tonight.

The daytime portion is kinda lame, though. The first filmings are edited-together episodes of the POTA television series, resulting in the following latter-day made-for-TV movies:

- Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981)
- Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1981)
- Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1981)
- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Planet of the Apes (1981)
- Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1981)

Not a Charlton Heston sighting in any of those. Just a bunch of cheap monkey-masks and ’70s haircuts. Could be worse, I suppose.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/27/2008 11:27:22 AM
Category: Movies, Pop Culture, TV
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jivin' turkey
Happy Thanksgiving! What better day to roll out a fresh list of the last eight shuffled-up songs to play from my iTouch?

Well, actually, these songs have practically nothing to do with turkey, pilgrims, the Mayflower, or any of the holiday’s themes. Really, the day just came, and this random grouping came with it (early, yet).

But I will say that it’s one of the odder consecutive sequence of songs to flow out of my iPod, simply because it’s notably light on the pop-music vibe. In fact, with the lyrical snippets, there’s something of a somber tone at work — at least until Marky Mark crashes the party.

So anyway, here we go:

1. “Private Conversation”, Lyle Lovett - And she watched the shade go down.

2. “Come On Get Happy”, The Partridge Family - A whole lotta lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’.

3. “Always On My Mind”, Pet Shop Boys - I just never took the time.

4. “Chance (Atmosphere) (Piccadilly Radio Session)”, Joy Division - Always danger.

5. “Sometime To Return”, Soul Asylum - The hourglass is draining fast.

6. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, Hank Williams Sr. - The moon just went behind the clouds.

7. “Spirits In The Material World”, The Police - But it’s the rhetoric of failure.

8. “Good Vibration”, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Made me want to know who done this.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/27/2008 09:17:04 AM
Category: iPod Random Tracks
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