Godzilla Flees San Francisco When He Looks At Apartment Rent Rates!

I met with my (and they keep telling me NOT to make blogging all about me, and I keep doing it anyway!) good friend, Godzilla today. It was utterly impossible to meet & greet & get popcorn @ AMC 1000 Van Ness because he forgot to remind me about Bay To Breakers. When I first got here when Godzilla was in 8th grade, I really & truly thought it was Beta Breakers, a run of drunken college sorority or fraternity people. It took about 10 years for the fog on that issue to lift. Why I am so learning impaired? But Godzilla was fine. He really able to sink his teeth in his latest film role. I just wanted so much to act right along side him, maybe a reptile animal trainer, or a Catholic priest in a straight jacket, trying to give Last Rites to all the dying people.

My poor friend had to contend with these two antecedents of giant, meat-eating, pesky pigeons that had plans on getting first dibs on all the water-front apartments & penthouses with great views. That got all messed up due to their size. They just won’t fit into Million Dollar 700 Square Foot condominiums, the way humans clamour to do around here.

Nope, it was a bit chaotic. The big birds fouled things up for everyone, but the music that was generated by the reptile rebellion was terrific. You can tear up San Francisco, you can earthquake it, and have over-sized lizards come & act out their nuclear waste binge eating, but you can’t close a film made here without some ambiguity & uplift-and that’s just what happened.

Go see this—and believe it! It will happen. There is a reference, belated, to the reason for Godzilla’s coming to life. That reason is because things are out of balance. Too many cell phones being stared at for too long will bring giant reptiles out of the woodwork, out of the strip mines, and they will probably come out from recycling centers. In the case of Godzilla: 2014–what came from Las Vegas did NOT stay in Los Vegas, or Honolulu, or even Paris. Towards the end, we all became one with Detroit, the Godzilla of Cities.

You Tube Trailer of Godzilla: 2014
“You’re hiding something out there…and it’s going to send us back to the Stone Age…”

“Please stand by.” The cameraman always has the last laugh.

You Tube Trailer of Godzilla: 1998
As things turned out, content mattered more than size. But it was still Godzilla!

You Tube Trailer of Godzilla: 1954/2014 Mashup
Images are from the original with voice-over from 2014 version.

Godzilla thundered on the set, we thought at first this was a film...then, the horror unfolded before our unbelieving eyes.  He had returned & meant business!

Godzilla thundered on the set, we thought at first this was a film…then, the horror unfolded before our unbelieving eyes. He had returned & meant business!


Even baby Peeps were not safe. Were they made from nuclear waste? Were they from Las Vegas? They were so innocent, so cute!

Three little Peep huddle in terror, too little to fly away.  They did not know that Godzilla has a 'thing' about flying creatures.  Poor babies...

Three little Peeps huddle in terror, too little to fly away. They did not know that Godzilla has a ‘thing’ about flying creatures. Poor babies…the 4th one did not make it!

Their baby brother is sadly missed.  You can visit his other family members via Facebook.  They are not big enough to withstand Godzilla!  He just does not take kindly to peeps, human or otherwise.  He rules!

Their baby brother is sadly missed. You can visit his other family members via Facebook. They are not big enough to withstand Godzilla! He just does not take kindly to peeps, human or otherwise. He rules!

You Tube of Death Scene From Godzilla: 1954
The original film has something that the remakes did not quite get: beauty, poetry, sublimity. The original Godzilla leaves the viewer with a sense of pathos & empathy for this wronged creature. The compelling music, and the simple gesture of the woman who removed her hat says it all so perfectly. Her eyes fill with tears…because of loss.
That is the great theme of Godzilla, loss. The first film captures that with a majesty unmatched by the others.

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BRICK MANSIONS–SITTING EMPTY

The death of actor Paul Walker was tragic & heart rending. He seemed to have evoke the quality of being “nice.” This is a trait that is often abandoned when a certain level of success is reached. Fame & fortune can mess things us up–both for those who have it, and for those who don’t. It can be an oil & water combination, one that might work on salad, but makes the streets of life way too slick for safe travel.

BRICK MANSIONS is an action film. I went understanding that this was not going to be any great competition for either William Shakespeare or Tennessee Williams. But I did have some hope that it might have some of the James Bond or Arnold Schwarzenegger deadpan one liners, or some irony that would serve a purpose. It did not. I can’t quite keep up with the linguistic eloquence of San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick La Salle, but he got it right. It was one pointless fight scene after another. The man who played ‘the con’ (David Belle) came closest to being an interesting human. He had terrific looks, but, more importantly, he had a motivation, protecting his wife from harm. He was convincing, and that small touch of human interest was about the only thing I carried away with me once the closing credits started rolling. To nod off during an action film? Sure did. It was a sad way to say ‘Goodbye’ to one who had potential to expand to other areas. Being sealed into chase/fight scenes may be lucrative, but not memorable.

It was very decent & kind that the film editors did offer a visual Requiem for Paul Walker at the film’s end.

A symbol of hope for BRICK MANSIONS--both in Detroit, Michigan & Galena, Kansas.

A symbol of hope for BRICK MANSIONS–both in Detroit, Michigan & Galena, Kansas.



You Tube Trailer For BRICK MANSIONS

How To Get A Royal Runaway Elected As Detroit’s Mayor-Del Shannon

When Her Imperial Highness was in the 4th grade, staring out the window, not paying strict attention to her Latin instruction, she dreamed about running away from The Tatoi Palace to Detroit. She wanted something different, she wanted something Supreme! She had not yet met Miss Ross.

Here was her dream: Del Shannon, The Runaway–the dream of Princess Melita Bonaparte, before she matured & Imperial thoughts entered her mind.

Her Imperial Highness, The Princess Melita Bonaparte, looking for work as a model, no computer skills, did not even know how to wait tables in restaurants, or do the fries in fast food joints. All she wanted was Detroit!

"If the telling of my life is a novel, then it will be a bestseller," proclaims Princess Melita Bonaparte.

“If the telling of my life is a novel, then it will be a bestseller,” proclaims Princess Melita Bonaparte.

PRINCESS MELITA BONAPARTE’S DESPERATE ATTEMPTS TO FIND NON ROYAL WORK! SHE BEGGED THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM TO FEATURE HER AS PART OF THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING PUBLICITY MACHINE, BUT WAS DEEMED TOO MUCH A LIABILITY–“More Suitable for eye-level supermarket reading,” sniffed one high-ranking board member.

“I know I can bring back Detroit, if the people do not mind electing a Royal Runaway for Mayor,” pleads Princess Melita Bonaparte.

“Once I get Detroit back on its feet, then on to the Tatoi Palace.”–Princess Melita Bonaparte, regarding her 4th grade dreams as a Runaway Royal.

“LET ME BRING PEACE THAT DOES NOT HAVE ELEMENTS OF WAR!”-Princess Melita Bonaparte–“Join me in Prosperity for All.”

Who Ho? Ho Who? Wendy Ho! HOw Things Just Go Wrong!

Last night was not for the faint of heart, or the art of paint. It was for the part all of us that needs a clean dirty laugh. Mae West once said, “It’s hard to be funny if you gotta’ be clean.” We got sort of low down & went straight to the filth & rolled in it! It was huge fun–made turning 38 seem pointless, so I added a few more years for extra credit, sort of like how you’d do a school audit back in Indiana. That Tony Bennett (not the same one) did not leave any heart in this city. Why Indiana people like to go to Florida & do the same stuff they do in Indiana always was beyond me.

But back to Wendy Ho. I tried to tell her that I am her mother, had her on an airplane over Detroit airspace & I have just transitioned a whole lot since then. They took her away from me, being that I was clearly an unfit parent, and she was adopted by the hamburger Wendy’s man, and he named them after her. She just won’t believe me when I tell her all about her past. It’s a good thing, because I only tell her the nice stuff. I left out about the parts about being a drug addicted infant, did not want to cause any further trauma. But she got really good at the purse thing & is making a living. That’s good, Wendy! We got a public toilet that is supposed to have a Grand Opening–I hope you can make it when I cut the ribbon. But they still don’t have electricity. We know you don’t have to have PG&E for that, but it helps to be able to see who you are trying to get away from…

SING IT WENDY!

Delighted & surprised to see my other daughter, Wendy.  I haven't had the nerve to tell her about this yet.

Delighted & surprised to see my other daughter, Wendy. I haven’t had the nerve to tell her about this yet.

SHE LIKES TO SING ABOUT HER WORK…& HER COLLECTIONS

You can’t go around with junky looking purses. They have to look good!

Royal Nuptials Unite Imperial Couple

The Burger King, happy before his marriage to Princes Melita Bonaparte

The Burger King, happy before his marriage to Princes Melita Bonaparte

Will Holy Matrimony give equality to the Bonaparte Princess & the King of Burgerland?

Will Holy Matrimony give equality to the Bonaparte Princess & the King of Burgerland?

Her Serene Highness, The Princess Melita Bonaparte, decided Glenn Acornn was “officially dead” due to Twinkie Deprivation. “He was like a murderous form of Panda & could eat only one thing: Twinkies,” reported the Princess. “It was much easier to collect the life insurance & run, and along the way I met the Marvelous Magical Burger King.” It seems that it’s a match made in heaven for the dynamite Bonaparte Princess & the King of Char-broiled Burgers.

Word has it that the ‘officially dead’ husband murdered at least two of their children, Prince Pierre & Prince Louis. The other two children ran away out of fear for their lives. The Princess was informed that her only daughter, Princess Antoinette Bonaparte, was eaten alive–and did not survive long after Easter Sunday, being a chocolate Bonaparte Easter bunny. It is believed that a similar fate may have literally consumed her shy, reclusive, scholarly son, Prince Roland Bonaparte II. Her life with Glenn Acorrn was far more sordid than anything before, during, and after Valley of the Dolls or Peyton Place.

Happiness & security have long been elusive for this Bonaparte whose Great-grandfather, Prince Roland Bonaparte, was excluded from the Imperial Line. This dynastic exclusion has simply fueled ambitions for Princess Melita to not merely survive, but to prevail.

Ambassadorship to Antarctica, annexation of Monaco, Mayoralty of Detroit–all are but starting points for Princess Melita in her drive to unite all nations of the world under her direct, unquestioned rule.

When confronted with discussion about a democratic process, she quips, “Too expensive to keep building those Presidential Libraries. They are bankrupting the people. I can wear diamonds over & over again at half the cost.”

Who can argue this logic? Let’s wish them a long & prosperous reign & marriage.

Will marriage make  the Burger King Imperial?  He has come a long way since ascending the throne as a boy-king back in 1957.

Will marriage make the Burger King Imperial? He has come a long way since ascending the throne as a boy-king back in 1957.


PARIS BRÛLE!~~PARIS IS BURNING!

Princesse Christina attempts to avoid the flames!

Princesse Christina attempts to avoid the flames!

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Son Altesse Sérénissime la Princesse Melita Bonaparte, le plus gracieusement permet de prévisualiser une photographie son Paris-en-Pâques bouquet de la mariée thème. Cette bouquet, personnellement conçu par la princesse elle-même, créera la sensation du jour au lendemain et internationale et de noblesse. Il est d'ores et déjà déclaré qu'il ne devienne une source de miracles et guérisons de crampes aux plus élaborés comptes de carte de crédit. Si cela est vrai, elle va atteindre la sainteté dans son temps propre vie et facilement devenir le maire de Detroit et le premier monarque catholique de France, Estats-Unis, le Canada, et Monaco – qui elle le souhaite avec ferveur, mais promet de prendre toutes ces fonctions avec un cœur sincère. Suivez-la! Suivez-la! Elle va nous apporter l'espoir et la paix mondiale.” width=”460″ height=”345″ class=”size-large wp-image-2412″ />

PARIS IS BURNING!

Her Serene Highness, The Princess Melita Bonaparte, most graciously permits a photograph to preview her Paris-in-Easter themed bridal bouquet. This bouquet, personally designed by the Princess herself, will create overnight & international sensation & acclaim. It is already being said that it will become a source of miracles & cures from cramps to over drawn credit card accounts. If this is true, she will achieve sainthood in her own life time & easily become the Mayor of Detroit & the first Catholic Monarch of a United States, France, Canada, & Monaco–all of which she devoutly wishes, but promises to take all such duties with a sincere heart. Follow her! Follow her! She will bring us hope & world peace.

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