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“O Captain! My Captain!”

O Captain! My Captain!

Dead Poets Society: “O Captain! My Captain!”

Thank you, boys. Thank you.

Dead Poets Society: “Thank you, boys. Thank you.”


Robin Williams, I will aways miss your sense of humor and honesty, when you were full-on and off. I could never change the channel when you were on the late night talk shows. You were a true artist that used all the colors in the rainbow in your acting, comedy and in life. Robin my favorite movies of yours are Dead Poets Society and you playing the open-minded and encouraging English teacher John Keating, and Good Morning, Vietnam, and who else could play Popeye and the older Peter Pan. The world seams a less happier place with you not present in it. As a cyclist enthusiast, it was cool to see the late Oscar winner was one of the world’s biggest cycling fanatics.

Robin Williams: “I’m Lucky to Have Bikes in My Life”

“They can pee while riding. I take my hat off to them – to them, but not near them.”
—Robin Williams, on pro riders’ handling skills

“The dope tests came back. They found traces of Viagra. It helps me ride long and hard, and I don’t need a kickstand.”
—Williams, at the start of the 2002 San Francisco Grand Prix bike race

“With thighs like these, you’ve got two choices- cycling, or go-go dancer.”
—Williams, describing his less-than-classic cycling physique

We laugh, so we don’t cry.

CG :)

Fans await “Batman” release on DVD!

Adam West as BATMAN

Adam West as BATMAN


My all-time favorite and the most-wanted unreleased-on-DVD television show is the 1966 Batman TV Series, and we, the old-school fans of the campy 60s television show are painstakingly waiting for the corporate greed of Fox, DC Comics, Warner Bros., and the Dozier estate to get on with the negotiations already, for crying out loud! Tick-Tock… I want to relive my fond childhood memories, so what’s taking so long?

BATMAN and Robin

BATMAN and Robin


Adam West: “Lookwell” was sadly never made, but “Batman,” of course was on the air for 120 glorious episodes. Yet, because it’s never been released on DVD, legions of fans, young and old, haven’t been able to enjoy it, some for the first time and some to relive those great memories. Do you have any idea when we might see “Batman” come out on DVD?

I guess FOX and Warner Bros. have been trying to sift that one out. I think it’s simply a matter of dividing up the pie. I’ve heard that they’re very close to an agreement and they’ll be bringing it out. In the meantime, because they haven’t and people have been screaming for it, I did “Adam West Naked.”

But of course, you’re right. People want “Batman” released on DVD and I think it will happen. “Batman: The Movie” is available and it’s always sold really well. But it seems most people have seen that.

ETA: I’d like to pay tribute to Actor Michael Gough who played Bruce Wayne’s Butler: Alfred Pennyworth, in the four Batman movies. He passed away on March 18th, 2011 at the age of 94. R.I.P. Alfred.

Long Way Round (Collectors Edition DVD Box Set)

With all the wintry weather we been having lately, what a perfect time to sit by the fireplace and watch these entertaining and funny adventure motorcycle documentary DVDs, I totally recommend them! Ewan McGregor of Star Wars and Angles & Demons sets off with his mate Charley Boorman and crew to go the long way round the world in their motorbike adventures. The two-actor buddies are motorcyclist enthusiasts and enjoy touring in their down time. Adventure touring is not really as popular here in the states as it is in Europe, but it’s gaining ground with the go-anywhere crowd.

Long Way Round

Long Way Round: Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor


Collectors Edition Box Set contains Long Way Round, Race To Dakar & Long Way Down. 8 DVD set containing a massive 24 1/2 hours! Take three trips of a lifetime in the company of best friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, as they straddle their beloved motorbikes and cross unlikely terrain to reach some of the world’s most far-flung corners. Powering through notoriously desolate countryside, they ride from London to New York via Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia and Canada In Long Way ‘Round, and from the northernmost tip of Scotland descending through Western Europe and Africa to South Africa’s southernmost point in Long Way Down. These DVD stories cover their adventures and misadventures while they soak up the most incredible natural and cultural wonders. In Race to Dakar, Boorman recounts his extraordinary experience as he tackles the toughest race on earth – The Dakar Rally.

North America Marketplace Availability and NTSC Formatted Request GRANTED: Back in 2005, I made the request and suggestion directly to Long Way Round Ltd. & Kentec Mail & Courier Service Ltd. to offer the DVDs in NTSC Format (North America) so they would play on U.S. DVD players, because originally they did not, and the documentaries were not available in the U.S. Marketplace. Eventually they heeded my request and suggestions. Now they are available on this side of the pond, and I can report all 8-Discs are awesome and play just fine!

Why So Serious?

On a much lighter pop-culture, entertainment note. As one of the most iconic and recognized villains in popular media. The Joker has been portrayed by Cesar Romero in the 1966 Batman television series, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s Batman, and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Mark Hamill (AKA: Luke Skywalker) provided the funny but sinister voice for the character in BATMAN: The Animated Series.

Jack Nicholson as The Joker

Jack Nicholson as The Joker


On the absence of Heath Ledger who won an Oscar for his portrayal of the The Joker “clown prince of crime” in the mega blockbuster The Dark Knight, who will fill the void of the other villainous characters in the rogues gallery for Warner Bros. in the next BATMAN movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Heath Ledger as The Joker


Heath’s nailed the dark role of The Joker, but his makeup or lack their of in my opinion made the whole character work. Local Mount Sinai, NY’s resident and Oscar nominated, award-winning makeup artist John Caglione Jr. was the artist behind the freakish face paint. Check out the other films John Caglione Jr. has worked on at