Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 15, 2018

30 Years Ago


Die Hard was released.

"Yippie-kai-ai, motherfucker" became a thing.

Die Hard was a good thriller that suffered from stupid sequels. But that's how Hollywood rolls.

(What I didn't know was that Die Hard itself was a sequel to The Detective, which had been made twenty years prior. By contract, they had to offer Die Hard to the star of The Detective, Frank Sinatra. He was in his early 70s and declined.)

4 comments:

Bradley Pierson said...

The Peter Principle, in another context.

RJ the paragon said...

I liked how the bad guys had all the good guns. Hans Gruber had a HK P7, which clearly showed that it was not loaded in the scene before he falls out of the building.

OK, I know HK hates me and I suck. I admit to being a total HK fan boi.

Mike Jones said...

The first sequel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZZSfGdXIf8

Nangleator said...

This is a feminist appreciation of Die Hard: https://anotherangrywoman.com/2016/12/18/making-fists-with-your-toes-towards-a-feminist-analysis-of-die-hard/