Monday, February 05, 2018

Limited Edition: Presidential Hutch Box


A super deluxe set crammed full of Presidential foolishness! Be the envy of all your Presidential lovin pals when you open this delightful parcel.

Includes: signed copy of Letters to the Hall of Presidents!
Ever wonder what happens when people write letters to the robots in The Hall of Presidents? Of course not! But you'll still want to revel in the good humor of Guy Hutchinson's newest book Letter's to The Hall of Presidents! Read about the time Nixon ate a Big Mac! Learn Warren Harding's middle name! See the contents of The Hall of Presidents' mailroom trash!

Be the envy of all your friends with this sweet Garfield sticker! Yes, stick this on your Trapper Keeper and everyone will know that you HATE Mondays. #NoHate #ExceptForMondays

Plus an adorable Drunk on Disney button that tells the world 'yeah, I like a cocktail... but I am also whimsical!"

Now here comes the big stuff! First, a Ross Perot 1992 bumper sticker! Relive the failed third party candidacy of diminutive business man Ross Perot! Put this on your 2018 car to make people think you are a time traveler!

In 1968 The Louis Marx company released the The Marx Presidents of the United States series! These figures have all the accuracy and detail of a groom cake topper and can be used to tell your GI Joes which war they need to fight!
I will randomly select one of these (new in package) figures for each order!

Remember the stereoscope in the Carousel of Progress? Where the kid gets to see Little Egypt doing the hoochie coochie? Well, I have several original William McKinley stereoscope cards! These depict important events in his life and death.
I will carefully choose the perfect William McKinley stereoscope card for each order!

Historians say that Abe Lincoln wrestled for money. The current US President is also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Thus, no movie is more closely tied to the office of the presidency than Russell Madness. From the makers of Air Bud, this film tells the tale of a dog that fights humans... in the ring.
A new DVD copy will be included in each Presidential Hutch Box!


Guy Hutchinson
Guy Hutchinson

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Trapped in Paradise filming locations

One of my favorite Christmas movies is Trapped in Paradise. It's what some people would call a guilty pleasure, but I feel no guilt.

Recently I stumbled across a pretty neat YouTube video. Parts of the film were shot in Niagara on the Lake in Canada. The video was taken by a resident and he shows some of the fake store fronts and signage. I tracked down the locations on Google Maps and then I figured, why not update this blog for the first time in about a year?

Here's the bank from the film. You can see in the inset shot from the video that they had added a false front to an existing building:

The Paradise Theater, aka The Royal George in real life:

Lastly, this shot. Not sure how prominent this co-op sign is in the movie. The Greyhound station plays a big part. I assume that beautiful building on the left is in the place of the parking lot that was used for the Greyhound station. Odds are they didn't have an actual Greyhound station there, because movies are fake.
See ya next year or whatever.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Drunk On Disney 153: Total Eclipse of Your Face

LINK (right click to save) 0:51:13

Dana and Guy visit the Keen's Chophouse in NYC! Also Guy discusses possible names for a new Disney Hollywood Studios!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cinderella’s Christmas Crisis

Digging through some old newspapers on Google News Archives I stumbled across "Cinderella’s Christmas Crisis" in a November 30th 1981 edition of the Reading Eagle.

According to Mouse Planet this strip ran from November 30th to Christmas Eve 1981 and had the following staff: Carl Fallberg (writer) Tony Strobl (pencil) Steve Steere (inker)

It doesn't look like anyone else compiled this little gem online so I will do it here.

The story is told in serial fashion and has to do with Cinderella trying to get letters from orphans delivered to Santa. The story features a fun surprise cameo from another Disney movie.

The strip ran daily skipping 12/7, 12/13 and 12/20.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Searching for Michael Nirenberg

I rewatched Searching for Bobby Fischer last night. It's a superb film about kids playing chess. It's like the Rocky of kid chess films.

The villain of the film was a little kid played by Michael Nirenberg. He was great in the film. Looked a little like Elijah Wood:

According to IMDB he has one other film credit.

Find a grave has a page for him:

Many pages on the internet list him as having died of cancer in 1996.

IMDb also has another person same name, born on the same day who is a documentary director.
Her confirmed on twitter that it isn't the same guy.

However, it also brings to question the birth date. It says this actor was born in 1978. That would have made him a teenager playing a 9 year old. Which doesn't add up at all.

So, the birth date of the director is probably incorrectly listed as the actor's birth date.

In the IMDB message boards we have the following:
Someone claiming to be his brother, saying he was born on Aug. 3rd 1983. He also claims he is now a chef:

A poster claimed to be his mother and says he is alive.

Someone in the comments of this blog:
Posted this:
"Max Pomeranc and Michael Nirenberg actually went to high school together! I was in Michael’s year (2001) at the Bronx High School of Science, and Max was a year behind us. I’m Facebook friends with Mike, so I can tell you he’s very much alive!"

If that's true then he is a chef:

"Bruce" the Shark dead at 44

 Shark starred in the 1975 film Jaws 
Bruce clowns around on set with unknown crew member.

(AP) Bruce, the ferocious looking shark who starred in the Universal movie “Jaws,” has died of unknown causes.

Bruce’s death Tuesday came six months after the shark had made a rare appearance at the Universal Studios party for Superbowl 50. He died in his sleep at his San Diego home, Universal said.

“Jaws,” released in 1977, showcased Bruce's ability to bite things and look ferocious, however off camera Bruce was different than his screen alter ego. "He was a sweetheart. He always enjoyed making others happy, even if he knew he was going to eat them." friend Kevin Clarkson said.

Starting his career very young, some say Bruce became a household name after them film. However, Universal Studios CEO Ted Innis disagrees "I've never seen a household named Bruce." he said shaking his head.

Bruce declined to appear in the sequel, Jaws 2, because he wanted more money than Michael J Fox.

"I thought it was a legitimate request," Bruce said in an 1992 interview, "Fox was just a kid at the time and didn't have that much money."

The studio refused and instead cast Jeffrey Weissman as Jaws and made him hang upside down for all his scenes. "I don't know what we were thinking," said a remorseful Ted Innis, "By the way, how did you get my phone number?"