Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys ….

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown 2

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown 4

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - John Wayne
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Wayne
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown 2
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown 4
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

Dead Man’s Burden / 2013 Now Showing

Dead Man’s Burden

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A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.

Trailer: 

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Rotten Tomatoes Dead Mans Burden
Rotten Tomatoes Dead Mans Burden
IMDB Dead Mans Burden
IMDB Dead Mans Burden

Liberty Valance / Marvin – “Right between the eyes”

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Next one ... is Right Between the Eyes
“The next one … is right between the eyes.”

Trailer

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Reviews

It’s often interesting to read reviews from when the time the film was originally released – and see how they bear up as to how the film is presently regarded.
Several movies that are now regarded as Classics were savagely ripped by reviewers of the day. But time often tells a different story. However …

Wikipedia tells us (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Shot_Liberty_Valance)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was an instant hit when released in April 1962, thanks to its classic story and popular stars John Wayne and James Stewart. Produced on a budget of $3.2 million, the film grossed $8,000,000 at the box office, making it the 16th highest grossing film of 1962. Edith Head‘s costumes for the film were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, one of the few westerns to ever be nominated for the award. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance has continued its popularity through repeated television broadcasts and the rental market. It is also widely considered to be one of director John Ford‘s best westerns and generally ranks alongside Red RiverThe SearchersThe Big Trail, and Stagecoach as one of John Wayne‘s best films.”

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Rotten Tomatoes Review
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Rotten Tomatoes Review

The Critics liked – and the People liked it.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - IMDB Review
A Classic
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Andy Devine and Woody Strode
Andy Devine and Woody Strode

Below: A nice video presentation with a nice rendition of song The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance written by songsters Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis.
Warning: possible huge spoilers … if you’ve never seen the movie.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance / Lee Marvin

Looking back on posts I made in 2013.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Lee MarvinFebruary 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987

Between The Comancheros  and Cat Ballou (Oscar), Marvin continued his meteoric climb to the Hollywood heights with perhaps his most famous role as Liberty Valence in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Many will agree that Lees viscous performance easily upstages Hollywood greats John Wayne and James Stewart – and perhaps establishing an iconic benchmark for Western villainy. YET, on the official poster (below) we still see Marvin billed a distant 4th behind Stewart (billed first over Wayne?), Wayne, and Vera Miles – with no notable image of Marvin – even though his character (Valance) is in the movies title !!! I’ll never figure out Hollywood marketing.
Look for another future Western Badguy superstar (yet to emerge)
Lee (Van Cleef) as one of Marvin’s henchmen.

Liberty Valence poster
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Valance – Official Poster
Liberty Valence poster 2
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

(Above) That’s Lee at the bottom … I guess

Liberty Valence poster 3
The stage to Hollywood?
Lee
Lee
Marvin - making a point
Making a point …
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Where's my breakfast?
Making a stronger point
Marvin - Demanding a recount
I demand a recount
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Bad ... I tell ya.
Bad I tell ya.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Breakfast at Badguys
Badguys at Breakfast – Van Cleef, Strother Martin, Marvin
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THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE – John Wayne

Love him or hate him, you’d really have to search for a long time to find a lousy picture of John Wayne. This guy was charisma personified.

James Stewart
James Stewart
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Woody Strode and Wayne
Woody Strode and Wayne
3 Western Icons
Three great Western Film icons- Stewart, Ford, Wayne

No lack of Star Power.

Canyons to Galleries …

Fay Canyon
Sedona, AZ

(Apology. Our photo library is a bit sketchy. I had not yet discovered that most of the photos
(I thought I was taking) were lost due to my ignorance in how to operate Rose’s camera properly.)

Fay Canyon
Fay Canyon  /  Trails End

In Canada I had worked 7 years in road construction – paving.  Mostly on hand crews, shoveling 450 degree asphalt.
It’s long hot days of hard, dirty work in the sun. But I was young and fit. And when the temperature hit 90 F, nobody worked.
And in past visits to Sedona, I’d only came in the Fall – to avoid the excessive heat.

Yet here we are in late May and it was hot already. Over 85 F in the morning sun – and climbing.
“1.1 miles” said the sign at trail head.

Not far, but …

Up the canyon we went. Our time is short and precious.

Fay Canyon 4
Canyon Wall
Fay Canyon Knarly Tree
Knarly brush along the trail …
Fay Canyon 5
Eye of the needle ?
Fay Canyon Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock

For a far better synopsis of Fay Canyon and it’s glories visit
Cindy Bruchman’s Blog
http://cindybruchman.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/fay-canyon-sedona/

Enchantment Resort

Staggering out of the canyon I wheeze to Rose: “I see a cold drink in my future.”
It was more of a promise than a premonition.

We chug over to nearby Enchantment Resort.

On the patio we enjoy a fine (and not too expensive) lunch – and several refreshments.

Enchantment Resort - The view from the terrace
Enchantment Resort – The view from the terrace
On the Patio ... the back of Rose's head
On the Patio
Enchantment Resort - Rose and Ivy
Enchantment Resort – Rose / Ivy

Outta here.

 

 

 

 

Cactus to Castles …

A Glimpse of the Garden –
Scottsdale, AZ

When we were in Scottsdale, Rose had this idea to go to Scottsdale Botanical Garden (it wasn’t high on my list I have to admit – somewhere far below sleeping and watching TV). But off we went – like Canadians in the desert.
Well … I gotta tell ya, it was quite a treat.

Scottsdale Botanical Gardens
Scottsdale Botanical Gardens

There’s humming birds, lizards and other critters in there … somewhere.

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Saguarro Castus – they don’t get much bigger than this … even in Texas
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Rose and I .. at an unusual statue. Nature spirit?
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Beauty to see … prickly to pick

Montezuma’s Castle – National Monument

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The remains of an ancient culture

A brief stop at Montezuma’s Castle

800 years ago the “Sinagua people … inhabited this riparian “oasis” along Beaver Creek for over 400 years.”

http://www.nps.gov/moca/historyculture/index.htm

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Most of this once extensive structure has fallen

On to Sedona …

Sedona - Cathedral Rock
Sedona – Cathedral Rock

 

 

Sedona Trip completed … Phoenix, Yuma, Sedona …

American South West

Wow! We’re back.
Like most things, you can read about it and watch it from afar all you like … but until you actually go there and experience it …
Especially the heat. We’re tanned and tired. But it was great (except for the dental stuff).
I now have a mouth full of teeth. Sort of. No gaps anyway.
Modern dentristry has come a long way, but they still haven’t figured out how to completely remove the pain.
Maybe I shoulda thot about going to one of those guys who ‘puts you under’ – anesthesia. Or … I coulda just drank a bottle of whisky with John Wayne and had him knock me cold.
But where can you find a John Wayne when you need him? Well … right here!

Lottsa Pictures

We took lottsa pictures – over 400 (not including the ones I sadly lost)
Posting a few for your curiosity:

Sedona - entering from the south
Sedona – entering

Below: the view from our 4th floor room in Sedona – partial. Not spectacular as many vistas in the area, but still nice.

Sedona - View
Sedona View
Sedona - The View 2
Sedona View Too
Sedona - The View 3
Rose and Fountain
Sedona - The Pool
Old fat guy in pool

At poolside Rose and I call ourselves “The Tsunami Twins” – cuz when we jump in the pool the water level rises by several inches and unwary bathers are frequently washed ashore.

Rose - Tsunami Twin #1 - and survivors
Rose (Tsunami Twin #1) – and survivors

 Whew !!! enough for today …

Coming Soon: completions for Western Movie Badguys: Lee Marvin. 

John Wayne and Gail Russell in Angel and the Badman (1947, Republic Pictures). Filmed in Sedona in 1946.

http://arizonaslittlehollywood.blogspot.ca/2010/05/sedona-fashion-gets-back-in-saddle.html

Sedona Trip cont’d … into Yuma

Yuma

Arrived back here this afternoon. 110 degrees F. You don’t see many folks walking around on the street. And this is just the start of their hot season.

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park Arizona

It was 95 yesterday when Rose and I went on a hour and a half hike in Red Rock State Park in Sedona (AZ). I gotta tell you that I felt it later. I’d like to just rest a day or so, but our time here is so limited that we are trying to squeeze as much out of the opportunity as we can. We may never get back here again. It’s just a misfortune that my dental work in Algodones (Mexico) became necessary at this time – as we would normally (wisely) come in cooler months.

Sedona Slide Rock Park

We also snuck (hiked) into Sedona Slide Rock Park earlier in the day. Several of the most popular places around Sedona are actually on private land – such as Red Rock Crossing below Cathedral Rock and it will cost you 20 bucks to get in there. It’s worth it if you never gone there before, but 20 bucks is still 20 bucks.

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Sedona Trip … a day in Jerome !!!

Jerome Arizona … Western Wonder

Jerome Plaque
Jerome Plaque

JEROME ARIZONA

TOO STRONG TO DIE

THE FIRST MINING CLAIMS WERE FILED IN 1876. WITHIN 20 YEARS JEROME WAS A BILLION DOLLAR COPPER MECCA AND ONE OF THE WILDEST, WICKEDEST MINING TOWNS IN THE WEST. DRINKING, GAMBLING, BRAWLS AND FROLICKING WITH LADIES OF THE NIGHT OCCURRED AROUND-THE-CLOCK IN TWO DOZEN MAGNIFICENT SALOONS. BY THE TIME MINING SHUT DOWN IN 1952, ENOUGH COPPER HAD BEEN PRODUCED TO PUT 13 POUNDS IN THE HANDS OF EVERY CITIZEN IN THE WORLD. GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCTION COVERED MINING EXPENSES. THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, JEROME BECAME ONE OF THE WEST’SMOST CELEBRATED ‘GHOST TOWNS’. ALTHOUGH THIS IMAGE PERSISTED INTO THE 1970’S, JEROME’S POPULATION GREWIN THE 1960’S. BUILDINGS BEGAN TO BE RESTORED TO THEIR GRACEFUL PRE=1953 CONDITIONS, AND IN 1970 JEROME WAS DESIGNATED A NATIONAL LANDMARK. TODAY, JEROME IS AN ARTS ORIENTED VILLAGE OF 500. A MILLION TOURIST A YEAR STROLL IT’S TWISTED STREETS AND GAPE AT THE 100-MILE VIEWS. WITH ITS RICH HISTORY AND TENACIOUS CITIZENS
JEROME IS A TOWN TO STRONG TO DIE.

DEDICATED APRIL 8, 1995

LOST DUTCHMAN CHAPTER 5917

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Jerome Grand Hotel
Former Hospital and Asylum – rumoured (by many) to be haunted.

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Modern day Jerome is pleasant surprise. We spent the whole day there and didn’t see everything. Several excellent restaurants and art galleries among the usual tourist trappings.

Jerome has a lot of history and stories to tell. Wish I had more time and space.
Curiously, I had passed through Jerome back in the 70’s on my way to California. I had no time but to glance about before moving along. This was my infamous blunder of trying to cross the Mojave Desert in daytime without and air conditioning. Barely made it.

Anyway … a very interesting place. Recommended.

Sedona Trip …

Can’t do much on the blog until I get back home and have access to my graphics programs and download the photos.

Over at the Chamber of Commerce (downtown) tourist Information, Ron was telling me about a chap who is trying get a Western Movie museum set up here. Over 70 Western movies have been shot in and around Sedona area over the years – so that’s quite a heritage.

Here is a list of some of them:

Great Love Review – Western Movies in Sedona

By admin • May 30, 2009

by Liz H. Kelly

http://greatlifegreatlove.com/great-love-reviews/great-love-review-western-movies-in-sedona/

Westerns Filmed in Sedona’s Red Rocks

1931 – Riders of the Purple Sage – George O’Brien
1932 – Robber’s Roost – George O’Brien, Maureen O”Sullivan
1937 – Texas Trail – William Boyd, George Hayes
1941 – Billy the Kid – Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy
1946 – Angel and the Badman – John Wayne, Gail Russell
1946 – California – Ray Milland, Barbara Stanwyck
1947 – Desert Fury – Lizbeth Scott, John Hodiak, Burt Lancaster
1947 – Cheyenne – Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman
1947 – Last of the Duanes – George Montgomery, Lynn Roberts
1947 – Gunfighters – Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton
1948 – Albuquerque – Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton
1948 – The Fabulous Texan – William Elliott, Catherine McLeod
1948 – Corner Creek – Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman
1948 – Station West – Dick Powell, Jane Greer
1948 – Blood on the Moon – Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Gaddes
1949 – Tall in the Saddle – John Wayne, Ella Raines
1950 – Comanche Territory – McDonald Carey, Maureen O’Hara
1950 – Copper Canyon – Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr
1950 – Eagle and the Hawk – John Payne, Rhonda Fleming
1950 – Broken Arrow – James Stewart, Debra Paget
1951 – The Red Head and the Cowboy – Glenn Ford, Rhonda Fleming
1951 – Indian Uprising – George Montgomery, Audrey Long
1952 – Half Breed – Robert Young, Janis Carter
1952 – Pony Soldier – Tyrone Power, Thomas Gomez, Penny Edwards
1952 – Flaming Feather – Sterling Hayden, Barbara Rush
1953 – Gun Fury – Rock Hudson, Donna Reed
1953 – Johnny Guitar – Sterling Hayden, Joan Crawford
1954 – Apache – Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters
1954 – The Outlaw’s Daughter – Bill Williams, Kelly Ryan, Jim Davis (star of Dallas)
1954 – The Strawberry Roan – Gene Autry, Gloria Henry
1954 – Drum Beat – Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton
1955 – Stranger on Horseback – Joel McCrea, Miroslava and John McIntyre
1955 – Johnny’s Guitar
1956 – The Last Wagon – Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr
1957 – 3:10 to Yuma – Glenn Ford, Felicia Farr
1959 – Yellowstone Kelly – Clint Walker, Andrea Martin
1961 – The Legend of Lobo
1965 – The Rounders – Glenn Ford, Sue Ann Langdon and Hope Holiday
1967 – Stay Away Joe Elvis Presley, Katy Jurado
1967 – Yellowstone Kelly
1972 – The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle
1972 – Fire Creek – Henry Fonda, James Stewart
1973 – The Wild Rovers – William Holden, Ryan O’Neal
1985 – The Quick and The Dead

Any Western Movie fan will recognize a few of those. So they’ve had some big names here over the years: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Elvis … and many others.

The chap who is trying to get the museum going is McNeil, who has a book out called Arizona’s Little Hollywood: Sedona and Northern Arizona’s Forgotten Film History 1923-1973

http://www.amazon.com/Arizonas-Little-Hollywood-Forgotten-1923-1973/dp/0615323219

Looks like an interesting and informative read.

Sedona Trip 2013 Day 4 – Travelling Day …

Sedona Trip Day 4
Travelling Day …

We’re on the road for 13 hours – Sedona to Algodones (for more dental work) and back again. It’s not really as scenic drive across all that desert either. OH well …

Absolutely nothing has gone as I hoped or expected regarding my dental work. EVERYTHING has required more work and more time. I’ve tried to be prepared for the ‘the worst case scenario’, but it’s even exceeded that at every turn. Today was no exception. I’d thought I might just get my implants approved and moulds made for the teeth – then they would put in before I left. No Sir. Lots of needles work … and stitches … and all I get is ‘temps’ – temporary implant – and one of the ‘posts’ needs to be replaced. It’s torture – plain and simple. If I’d known what I was in for before I started all this, I might well have reconsidered the whole thing. Yet I’m assured it will all be for the better … in the long run.

You know what … I’m normally a pretty cheerful guy. But this is really testing my resolve.

A lost day … as far as any Holiday is concerned.

But starting tomorrow we get 3 days to have some fun!

Ya !

Sedona Trip 2013 Day 4 – Fay Canyon and Art …

Sedona Trip Day 4
Fay Canyon

Woke up sick. Nauseous. Possibly due to sun, heat, old age, fatness, out of shapeness, injuns …
Had some breakfast anyway – headed out to Fay Canyon.
The weather Gods are being nice: coolish, mid 80’s, slight overcast.
A nice little hike. I had to rest a couple of times though … a few other people on the trail.
People start asking us how to get to the “Arch”. ?? Never knew about any Arch. There’s a special trail
to get there evidently … but we don’t know it.


The mysterious Fay Canyon Arch (Below)

Hike is 1.1 miles – takes about an hour and a bit – there and back.

Camera Calamity

I just discovered that I been operating Rose’s camera incorrectly. Every picture I took … didn’t take.
Lost a lot of good shots … can’t be recovered. Bummer.
Moving along.

Enchantment Resort

On the way back we decide to treat ourselves .. head into Enchantment Resort – the abode of Movie Stars and other such celebrities … so we’re told.
On the patio we have a nice lunch. Don’t see Kevin Costner or Jane Fonda … or any such people.
Great view though.

Art Galleries

There is a very large art colony / community in and around Sedona; painters, potters, sculptors, crafters … you name it. Consequently there are a ton of Art Galleries here.
Rose and I spend the whole afternoon browsing through them. If I was a milli0naire I could easily have spent a hundred thousand dollars on wonderful stuff.
But I’m not.
Still nice to see.

We’re tired … jump in the pool for a minute.

Time for bed.

Sedona Trip 2013 Day 3 – Sedona temperarily …

My days are starting to run together, but I haven’t figured out whether that’s bad or not … yet.

Sedona Trip Day 3

Heading for Sedona

We left Scottsdale and  headed for Sedona … but for only a couple of day before heading back to Algodones (MX) for more dental chores.
THEN we’re back to Sedona for a 4 days. Then … back to Algodones one more time … before heading home.
I’m starting to feel a little bouncy.

Montezuma’s Castle

On the way into Sedona we stop to visit Monetzuma’s Castle – the ancient pueblo ruins/settlement. Despite my previous visits to Sedona I had never been Been here.
The night before I’d had a dream about these ancient denizens and the ruins high on the cliff face. On occasion, I’ve had dreams about past lives or other such insights/information. This happens to me. I don’t seek it our or ask for it. It just happens.

But it’s an enjoyable and enlightening visit. We pick up a few souenirs.

Sedona

Everybody seems to be heading out of Sedona as we’re heading in. Memorial Day weekend is closing so folks heading back to Scottsdale and Phoenix.
We find our hotel: Arroyo Roble. Nice.
I hate to admit it, but Sedona has become somewhat of a tourist trap. Sadly.
Out for a walk downtown we know enough now to avoid all the phony Tourst Info places (and the like) which are really Time Share sales kiosks.
I’ve got a hankering for an ice cream cone – Rose wants a hot dog. We spot a place that claims to sell hot dogs and go in. They want 8 dollars for a hot dog. I ask them what makes their hot dogs so special that they would cost 8 dollars. The poor gal can’t answer my question. They also charge $5.50 for a scoop of ice cream. We leave.
That’s downtown Sedona.
Also … avoid the Mexican restaurant with the wierd Aztec name. It’s dirty and the food is awful.
Much has changed about Sedona and almost none of it is good. This will likely be my last trip.

But I’m still looking forward to some hikes and getting out in in the area.
That can’t have screwed that up. Right?

Sedona Trip 2013 Day 2 – Mad Dogs and Canadians …

… Go out in the Arizona sun

Sedona Trip Day 2

My dentistry misadventures in Algodones are on hold till Wednesday. Then they will scrutinize whether I’ve healed enough to proceed with my implants.

In the meantime my pardner (Rose) figured a trip to Scottsdale (AZ) for a couple of days was a nice idea. So … off we went, scampering across the desert, for a 6 hour drive from Yuma to Scottsdale.

Dateland

Made a pit stop in Dateland … kind of an oasis gas station/restaurant/shop. Bought some sunglasses and a chocolate date milkshake. Pretty good.

The Zona

Got lost in Scottsdale … couldn’t find our hotel: The Zona.

Finally found it after driving around for a hour or so. (Scottsdale is big … and confusing.)

The Zona is a nice place – 4 swimming pools. And modestly priced.

Scottsdale Botanical Gardens

After we got settled in Rose wants to go for a drive around and see if we can find a place called Scottsdale Botanical Gardens. Doesn’t sound like my cup of whisky but …

… what a wonderful place !! Far exceeding my expectations. It’s very large and has an excellent restaurant. Saw lots of wild life there too: hummingbirds, rabbits, quail, lizards, several other species of birds – and plenty of interesting plants, cactus,  flowers … Recommended.

Alright … back to the pool and hot tub to close out the day.

Beautiful.

Sedona Trip 2013 … Day 1

Sedona Trip 2013 – Day 1

We flew into Phoenix from Calgary … was an uncomfortable flight. Felt cramped in that seat and had no leg room.

Rented a car … drove to Yuma. Slept for about 10 hours.

Transition Time

I’m now in the process of switching over to a day shift routine after working 12 hour night shifts for 4 years. I’ve arrived at the conclusion that night shift work is completely unnatural for human beings – who have been doing the exact opposite for thousands of years. I’ve read research that states that night shift workers have 70% more health issues than people doing the exact same work in day shift. I believe it. My health deteriorated immediately after I started night shift and I could never adjust to it. I could neve get enough rest and my fitness declined radically. Gradually this effected me emotionally and psychologically – making me depressed and angry. Ultimately I had no choice but to quit. So now I’m in a recovery period. I don’t know how long it will take to lose the 60 pounds I gained. Worse yet, the company I worked for offered no pay adjustment or compensation for night work – as many companies do. They don’t care about their people.

I’m just glad to be the hell outta there.

Worse yet …

So … today (Friday May 24) I went to the dentist across the border in Algodones, Mexico. I had tried to prepare myself for the ‘worse case scenario” – that more work would need to be done and it would take longer that I hoped.

Worse yet …

The treatment was very painful … 2 hours of drilling around the bone where the implants go. I needed extra needles of painkiller. Then I was told that it will require extra work and more time and it still won’t be completed. We will have to stay here 3 days instead of 2 and cut our Sedona trip short by another day in order come back here again before we leave. Very disappointing … and more expensive.

There is little joy.

Yet when I see the tornado disaster on TV, I count my blessings. Sometimes I am just happy to be alive.

Tonight we’ll take my swollen and bruised face over to the local theatre and watch the new Star Trek movie.

Make it so.

 

Dentistry … Western Style .. Sedona Trip 2013

“This won’t hurt a bit …”

Hey Folks …

I’m off to AlgodonesMexico tomorrow for more excruciating dental work – have 4 implants to put in – among other things.

Then I get to go to Sedona, Arizona for a few days … and drink milkshakes.

So my blog will be slower than normal.  Sorry.

But I have quit my awful 12 hour night shift job … as it was killing me. Literally. Will be looking for something sane to replace it.

Hopefully then, I can blog more consistently than before.

Anyway … it’s beautiful Spring and I’m off for a little adventure … and R&R.

See you soon.

– jcalberta

The James gang
The James gang … didn’t take care of their teeth
Expensive Dentistry
Expensive Dentistry
Painless I tell ya ... you can tell by the skull.
Painless I tell ya … you can tell by the skull
mplements-of-destruction-extraction
Implements-of-Destruction / Extraction
A Western actors dream - a scene - and a drink with the Duke
Western Painkiller – 100% Proven
Cowboy dental tools – borrowed from the army

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Where I buy my milkshakes:

The McDonald's in Sedona, Arizona is the only ...
The McDonald’s in Sedona, Arizona is the only one in the world with turquoise arches. They are not yellow because the city thought they would mesh poorly with the surrounding red rocks. The first color McDonald’s offered was turquoise which the city accepted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sedona - Cathedral Rock
Sedona – Cathedral Rock
Time for a coffee ...
Time for a coffee …

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 3 …

No plain Jane 

“Well, if people didn’t try something new,
there wouldn’t be hardly any progress at all.”

–  Jane Fonda / 
Cat Ballou

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
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CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA
CAT BALLOU - Jane and Lee
CAT BALLOU – Jane and Lee
CAT BALLOU Lee and Jane
CAT BALLOU Lee and Jane
CAT BALLOU - Jane and Lee
CAT BALLOU – Jane and Lee
Jane Fonda - Best Actress - Coming Home 1978
Jane Fonda – Best Actress – ‘Coming Home’ 1978
CAT BALLOU - The End
CAT BALLOU – The End

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 2 …

Cat Ballou – Ballad of Kid Shelleen

Jane Who ?

MFW: You’re right Marilyn … nobody knew he had it in him. 

Cat Ballou - Rotten Tomatoes
Cat Ballou – Rotten Tomatoes Review

 Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin) demonstrates his gun hand ….  

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen 2
Don’t do this at home folks …
Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen 4
Kid Shelleen … shooting everything in the vicinity …
Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen
Kid Shelleen … ready for action
Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen
Kid Shelleen – Yee Haw !!
Time for nap ...
Time for nap …
Cat Ballou - Nat 'King' Cole and Stuby Kaye
Cat Ballou – Nat ‘King’ Cole and Stubby Kaye

CAT BALLOU the whole gang ...

The whole dang gang:
Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Tom Nardini