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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Ghosts...50 ton o' high-ballin' ghosts...


and running late as usual.


Sound your warning...

Send your message...

Huff and puff and

belch your smoke

and kill and maim

and run off unpunished.


I am tied to this blog for life!



Hi, I'm Shady Del Knight.
I hope you enjoyed that little blurb from Mary Poppins.
It's my way of letting you know this is my 600th post.

Thank you very much for
your friendship and support!




TRIVIA QUESTIONS:

* WITHOUT USING GOOGLE, WIKI OR IMDB,
CAN YOU NAME THAT MOVIE?

* CAN YOU NAME THE DIRECTOR?

* CAN YOU NAME THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED
THE ROLE OF "THE OLD MAN"?

BONUS POINTS:

* WHO IS PICTURED BELOW...
YOUNG JFK... OR YOUNG SDK?


SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWERS:






















ANSWERS TO TRIVIA QUESTIONS:

The movie stills are from
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
directed by Russ Meyer.


"The Old Man" was played by character actor
Stuart Lancaster who also appeared
in five other Russ Meyer films.


The young man (who is now "The Old Man")
is your host, SDK - Shady Del Knight.

Have a Shady day!

84 comments:

  1. Congratulations are in order. Reaching 600 posts is quite an achievement considering the amount of time, work and creativity you put into each one.

    I didn't get all the trivia answers. I knew those pictures came from a Russ Meyer movie but I couldn't think of the name and I didn't know the actor. I knew the last picture was you but I never saw it before.

    Congratulations again on publishing 600 imaginative, fun-filled posts!

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    1. Hi, dear Kathryn! Thank you very much for coming by!

      I am very grateful to read these words. They mean a lot coming from you. I am keenly aware, as are most bloggers, that blogging is time consuming and sometimes keeps us away from family longer than intended. Thank you for your patience and support as I continue my journey. In FPKK, The Old Man exclaimed, "I am tied to this chair for life." Likewise, I am tied to this blog for life, and happily so. Thank you for understanding that.

      Now then, let's check your score in the trivia game. If you got 1 out of 3 movie answers correct along with the bonus question, then you'll be happy to know that you won the small size plush stuffed animal of your choice along with a handsome, barely used No. 2 pencil with a broken point. :)

      Thank you again for your kind words, dear Kathryn. Let's have a happy Labor Day!

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  2. Congratulations on reaching 600 posts! Love your humor and love your movie knowledge!

    Aww, a young Shady Del Knight was adorable! You almost do look like JFK!

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    1. Hi, dear Jessica Marie! Thank you very much for taking time during your holiday weekend to stop by and spread cheer.

      Thank you very much for the kind and generous acknowledgement. The first thing you ever wrote about me was that you enjoy my humor and that means a great deal to me. I agree that I look a lot like young JFK in that picture. It's one of many many many that my shutterbug dad took of me as a boy. This is the first time that I have published that particular photo on SDMM.

      Thank you again for your friendship and support, dear Jessica Marie!

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    2. One time in English class when I was in 10th grade, we had to do a report on people from history. I was assigned Castro. We had the option of dressing up as our character to present our report. Yep, you guessed it, I dressed up as Castro (sans beard... it was April 2006 and I was still too young to order online myself). I even made Cuban sandwiches to hand out to the class. Everyone loved my get up and the fact I brought food.

      You probably could have capitalized on your resemblance as JFK when you were younger. :)

      Thank you for your friendship, Shady! I enjoy your blog and this post wasn't an exception. :)

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    3. Hi, again, dear Jessica! If you can find a picture of yourself dressed up as Castro I would love to see it posted on your blog. For authenticity did you smoke a great big ole stinky cigar? :)

      FYI - Last fall I published a Castro post on SDMM. Have a look:

      http://shadydell.blogspot.com/search?q=castro+convertibles

      Gotcha!

      I am very happy with our wonderful friendship. dear JM. Thanks for the follow-up and have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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    4. I'd like to see a photo of Jessica as Castro, too. Let's start a petition.

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  3. I know a lot of movie trivia, but missed that.
    Congratulations on six hundred posts!

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    1. Hi, Alex! Thank you very much, good buddy! Russ Meyer was one of my favorite movie directors. A few years ago I was moderator of an online Russ Meyer forum. As a teenager, I went to see many Russ Meyer flicks at a drive-in theater south of York. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a collaboration between Russ and future famed movie critic Roger Ebert, is the best known Russ Meyer movie followed by Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, a wildly popular B&W cult classic that starred the formidable Tura Satana. I highly recommend it!

      Thank you very much for sticking with me, Alex. I appreciate your support. I'll be emailing you soon with the date of my/our next BOTB. Have a great holiday, good buddy!

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    2. Roger Ebert! Now that's amazing. Did you know that White Zombie took audio samples of that movie and used them in their song Thunder Kiss 65?

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    3. Hi, good buddy Alex! I have "Thunder Kiss 65" on CD and am aware that Rob Zombie, born in '65, was heavily influenced by horror, sci-fi and exploitation/sexploitation movies of the 60s and 70s. I just watched the "Thunder Kiss" vid and noticed how it is shot and edited much like a Russ Meyer movie. Scenes of girls dancing in the desert for no reason, for example, were indicative of the Meyer style of movie making. And yes, I heard sound samples of Varla from FPKK. She had some great lines in that movie:

      Varla: I never try anything. I just do it. And I don't beat clocks, just people!

      Thanks for checking back in, good buddy Alex. I'll be "seeing" you three days from now in Sunday's post here on SDMM. You have a recurring role in my new 10-part series! :)

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  4. Another milestone for you, dear Shady! You keep us laughing and informed with your humor and knowledge of music ( & movies) X 600! Wow! That's a whole lotta writin' and noggin' usin'!

    I didn't know any of the trivia questions but, I sure did know who that cute young boy was!!!

    Hope to see at least 600 more! Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

    Toni Deroche

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    1. Hi, dear Toni! Thank you for coming to my "Sweet 600" party!

      I also thank you very much for this wonderful endorsement, my friend. Your words mean a lot to me and I thank you for faithfully following SDMM since 2008. I'm glad you have enjoyed your visits and my humor over the years.

      Okay, let's get down to business and check your score. You flunked the movie trivia part of the quiz but got the bonus answer correct. I'm sorry to say that you do not win the inflatable, life-size Shady Del Knight balloon, but the good news is that you do win a nice, barely used, No. 2 lead writing pencil (with a broken point) donated by our friends at Dick Blick Art Materials. Enjoy!

      Thank you again for your kind words, dear friend Toni. I hope you are having a very happy holiday weekend!

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  5. Hello dear Shady,

    Congratulations on reaching the big 600! That's a lot of posts, but it's also a lot of conversation with your readers. You do such a nice job of taking the time to talk to us and make us all feel welcome.

    I didn't know the answer to any of the movie questions, but I did know the handsome lad in the picture was you. We would never have gotten any of his films as they would have been banned. There's no way I could have known those. I will gladly accept a broken No. 2 pencil as my reward though!

    Have a nice holiday weekend Shady!



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    1. Hi, dear Anne! Thank you very much for coming over today to view my 600th post. I also thank you for the kind words of encouragement. It makes me very happy to know that you understand what I'm all about and what I'm trying to do here. Your words touch me deeply. :) As a boy I loved to welcome friends into my home and show them a good time. I never outgrew that desire. You are one of my greatest and most appreciated friends, Anne, and it's always a pleasure to welcome you and chat with you here.

      When I was a teenager I saw most of Russ Meyer's movies at a "passion pit" drive-in theater south of York. Years ago, as an adult, I collected nearly all of Russ Meyer's films on VHS format but no longer have a player to watch them. DVD releases of his movies are very pricey, (see Amazon), and I have not yet been willing to invest all that money to collect them in that format.

      Thank you again for joining me today, dear friend Anne. You might be leaving with nothing more than a No. 2 pencil, but you score a perfect 10 on my friendship scale. I wish you a safe and happy holiday as well!

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  6. 'Fraid I was less than useless on the trivia, but congrats on 600!

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    1. Hey, thank you very much, Chris! You take home the consolation prize along with my gratitude for being here and taking my brain buster trivia quiz. Thank you, good buddy, for your ongoing friendship and support. I wish you and Scrappy a safe and happy holiday!

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  7. Can't say I'm surprised at 600, dear sir :-) In fact your posts are so magnetic 1600 wouldn't surprise me! I smile at the sight of each new post and anxiously await a few (okay, several) free moments when I can immerse myself in this comfortable, carefree place you present for all of us. Dare I say that I sense more than a little of the Ettlines magic in your spell?
    Gads, I thought I would at least know the actor...
    As I'm fond of saying, there's always next time!

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    1. Hi, Diedre! Welcome welcome welcome, my dear Arizona friend! I am deeply moved by the kindness and generosity of your comment. You and I haven't known each other very long, but it took no time at all for me to realize that you are a great writer. You have proven yourself to be a great friend as well.

      I post an average of only once a week and strive to give readers "their money's worth." (I also offer my exclusive "DOUBLE your money back if not completely satisfied" blog guarantee :). In essence I try to turn every post into a special event to maximize your enjoyment. I want you to think of SDMM as your home away from home and me as your brother from another mother, the kid who never grew up.

      In future posts I will be offering more movie trivia along with vintage television trivia. I can't wait to find out how many of my favorite movies and series you remember.

      Thank you again for being here for me and for your sweet compliments, dear friend Diedre. Please say hello to the herd of javelina gathered in the shade outside your window and have a very happy Sunday and Labor Day!

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  8. I knew it was Faster Pussy Cat, Kill, Kill-LOL-No I really did even though I have never seen the movie I have come across this title and it is a film I would love to see. I didn't know the other answers though regarding the film. I figured it was you in the photo because JFK looked ...not so good to me plus the photo looked like a later photo since he would have been a kid in the late 20's early 30's. Happy 600th post!

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    1. Hi, dear BB! You're back! Does this mean what I think it does, that W-10 is working properly on your computer now? I hope so!

      Congratulations for correctly guessing the title of the movie. You are tied with Mrs. Shady for the lead in the competition and have won the right to select a small plush stuffed animal from the bottom shelf. (Please don't touch the medium size animals on the middle shelf or the giant pandas and teddy bears on the top shelf.) I'm proud to let you know that you will also be going home with a No. 2 pencil (point not included) from the Dick Blick company.

      Thank you very much for the visit and the well wishes on my 600th blog post, dear friend Birgit. Have a super Sunday and a fine week ahead!

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    2. Yes it is working again-I have a feeling my hubby went to "Administrator" instead of "User". My ex set it up so that it works through "User". Ask me how it works-don't have a clue. Later when I turned on the computer to see what happens and saw it went straight to "administrator", I informed my dear sweet hubby that it was on this and should be on "User" when we login. Of course he denied that he did anything of the sort and knows better but ...well...I won't say any more. Mrs. Shady will understand:) Yahoo to winning a little stuffed toy-I hope it looks like one of the Boom-boom gals from this movie flick:)

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    3. Hi again, dear BB! Thanks for explaining how you solved your computer woes. You should design a T-shirt that reads "I Survived Windows 10!" (LOL) Yessum, Mrs. Shady would be the first to agree with you that women are much smarter than men. She is constantly reminding me. :)

      Thank you very much for stopping by again, my dear friend. I always love having you here!

      Happy L-Day to you, Birgit!

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  9. Dearest Shady, I am terrible for guessing movies unless it is one I know well, so I failed at that one. However, I did guess accurately on this lovely photo of yourself, which I really like! :) I don't publish any of my own post milestones, but congratulations on your 600th post, my dear friend. I look forward to many more! :)

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    1. Hi, dear Linda! Thank you very much for coming down from Canada and helping me celebrate my 600th post. I am very happy to see you, my sweet friend!

      I'm glad you like that old picture of me. My father always seemed to have his camera in his hands and he coaxed me into posing for hundreds of pictures. This is one of them.

      I hope you had some fun playing my guessing game today and once again I thank you for your ongoing friendship and support. I wish you a wonderful week ahead, dear friend Linda!

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  10. Gee, I totally bombed out on this one. Didn't know the movie at all, only vaguely recognized SL, but I redeemed myself at the end: I knew that was young Tommykins.

    Don't ask me how. I swear I did not begin following the young SDK when he was a mere pre-teen. He was at least 13 at the time.

    In my 40 to 50 composition books full of stalker notes, I feel there is the start of a good natured, albeit one-sided, biographical rom-com....or a Mutual of Omaha nature special. It could be adapted to a series. Light sabers are not out of the question.

    Have a good weekend, dear big-Tommy.

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    1. Hi, dear Cherdo! Thank you very much for attending my Sweet 600 potty. I am very happy to see you!

      Hmmm. Seems you flunked Part A of the test, young lady. I'll need you to sign up for Indian summer school and let me teach you a thing or two about Russ Meyer's Cult Classics.

      I'm sure you remember the heavy metal glam band Faster Pussycat. As you might know or at least suspect, their name was inspired by this movie. The official video for "Don't Change That Song" contains scenes from the film. This one burned up the request lines at the MTV style station where I worked in the 80s and 90s:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miL0b9qaWBE

      Are you saying that you have been stalking me since I was age 13? How flattering! :) Forget about Mutual of Omaha. You and I have our own Mutual Admiration Society. :)

      Thank you very much, Cherdo, for dropping by my Wild Kingdom and helping me celebrate another milestone. I hope you are having a terrific Labor Day weekend and I look forward to another week of fun over at your place.

      God bless!

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    2. Happy 600th to you!
      Happy 600th to you!
      Happy 600th dear...wait a minute...who am I talking to?....

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    3. Aren't the correct lyrics Happy 600th, Mr. President," partly sung/partly whispered as you emerge from a cake? :)

      Thank you, dear friend Cherdo!

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    4. She had to be sewn into the dress. Show that cleavage, Cherdo!

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    5. There's another picture petition that I'd sign!

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  11. Congratulations on your 600th post. I had no idea what the movie was, but I felt certain that the handsome boy was one Thomas Anderson. Here's to six hundred more posts and then some!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi, dear Janie Junebug! Well, aren't you sweet? Thank you very much for the kind words and for being here for me as I mark my 600th post.

      Part A of the quiz counts as the bulk of your grade. Unfortunately you failed it. Therefore, I'm afraid the only thing you'll be leaving with today is a copy of our home game along with the consolation prize - a No. 2 pencil in dire need of sharpening. But, hey, it's better than a sentence in the pen, right? :)

      Thank you again for your generous remarks, my wonderful friend Janie. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and I'll be chitchatting with you again soon. Bless you! :)

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    2. I have an electric pencil sharpener. That pencil is meant for me.

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    3. No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should!

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  12. I'm afraid I never saw that movie, and it looks so good too! Lol I was too busy looking through the TV guide from stem to stern for Cary Grant movies. I would circle each one. Oh the heartache if one was on during school.

    600 posts!! You have done such a great job. I also love coming on over here. I hope there will be at least 600 more.

    I did guess it was you. You were a very handsome young man. You would have been popular at my school. I would have written you a note during class.

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    1. Hi, dear sweet Belle! I'm up very late here on the East Coast and not ready to call it quits for the night until I reply to your kind and generous message.

      I love Cary Grant movies. Two favorites that spring to mind immediately are Hitchcock's North By Northwest and the tear-jerker An Affair To Remember. Did you like both of those?

      I am not surprised that most people don't know this movie, Faster Pussycat. It was a cult film, loaded with sex and violence, and was not screened in mainstream theaters. I needed to sneak down the highway and watch it at a notorious drive-in theater that specialized in exploitation films of this type.

      You have been with me through most of my 600 posts, dear Belle, and your faithful friendship means the world to me. Thank you, my wonderful friend, for sticking with me. I regret that we didn't know each other when we were school age. Surely we would have been passing notes in class (and probably hanging out in detention hall together ;).

      Thank you again for coming over on this special occasion, dear friend Belle. I hope to connect with you again soon!

      God bless!

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  13. I've seen the film once, but would have never guessed your questions without peeking. Although I did guess the young man was you.

    I know the feeling of being tied to your blog. Well, not your blog, but my blog--yeah, I know that feeling.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi, Lee! It's almost 1 am here in the East but I'm still chugging away fielding comments. I very much appreciate yours tonight, good buddy!

      You are the first reader to admit that you have watched Faster Pussycat. Exotic dancer turned actress, Tura Satana, was a force to be reckoned with, wasn't she? I loved the movie's witty dialogue, too. If I recall correctly, The Old Man was struck by that train and paralyzed, confined to a wheelchair for life.

      Thanks again for joining me as I celebrate my 600th post, good buddy Lee. Have a safe and happy Labor Day and a wonderful week ahead!

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  14. Quite an achievement Shady! 600 posts!!!!! That's some serious blogging and you do it beautifully!

    Keep on, keeping on Shady....although I can seldom answer your quizzes, you always bring a chuckle with every post!

    And I love reading all those comments from other readers and your replies....it really makes me feel part of the conversation. Bravo to you Shady!

    Ciao

    R

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    1. Hi, dear Robyn! Thank you for coming up to see me, my great Australian friend, and for your laudatory remarks as I celebrate 600 posts. This achievement is hard for me to fathom, considering the fact that I was devoid of new ideas and ready to retire and post reruns by the end of 2010. I thank myself every day that I got creative, developed fresh material and continued the journey.

      Thank you again for showing up for me and for the kind words of encouragement, dear friend Robyn. I wish you a very happy week ahead!

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  15. Hey, happy to see your younger version. :)
    Looking cool chilling out there, huh? :)

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    1. Hi, dear Lux! Yessum, that pose is one of hundreds that my father asked me to strike so that he could practice portraiture with his camera. Dad was a lifelong shutterbug and he pressed me into service as his primary subject for many years. I suppose I consider myself lucky to have so many pictorial reminders of my childhood.

      I hope you enjoyed my 600th post, dear friend Lux. Thank you very much for coming and have a wonderful week there in the Philippines!

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  16. Congratulations, Shady! Your posts are always interesting and I can tell you put a lot of work into each one. To reach 600 is a major achievement. May you have many more to come!

    I wasn't familiar with the movie but knew that had to be a photo of the young Shady. Much better looking than JFK. ☺

    Happy Labor Day to you and your family.


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    1. P.S. I can also relate to that "tied to the blog" feeling!

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    2. Hi, dear Debbie the Doglady! Thank you very much for coming down for my 600 post celebration. I also thank you for the kind words of support. They mean a lot coming from a blogger of your caliber.

      In Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! the character known only as "The Old Man," confined to a wheelchair after being struck by a train, speaks the line "I am tied to this chair for life!" I modified the quote for use in this post. Blogging is indeed a commitment and for some it is lifelong. I hope to be keeping this record of my favorite music and memories for the rest of my life and I invite you, dear Debbie, to come along for the ride.

      Thank you again for your visit and generous remarks, dear friend Debbie. Happy L-Day and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  17. Congrats on 600 posts! I had never seen that movie so I was clueless. But I guessed that picture was of you. :)

    I am glad I am getting your posts again!

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    1. Hi, dear Rita! I am very grateful to see you again, my wonderful Fargo friend! I've been missing you here and missing Miss Karma, too. I'm very happy to know that my posts are showing up in your email again and that we are not in danger of losing the wonderful friendship that we have built. :)

      Thank you very much for the congrats on 600 posts, every one of them a labor of love. Yessum, that is one of the many pictures my father snapped of me in my youth. I was his favorite guinea pig as he tinkered with his camera for what seemed like an eternity to get the best possible image.

      Thank you again for stopping in, dear friend Rita. Please smooch Karma for me and have a wonderful holiday and week ahead!

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  18. Hi, Shady! I didn't know the movie but I did recognize Stuart Lancaster, although I couldn't think of his name.

    Sorry, I haven't been by your blog much lately. I'm still trying to figure out this work-mama balance thing, and now that Alexis is getting more alert and mobile, my free time is getting more limited. Take this weekend -- I haven't been on the computer at all, and the only way I'm able to be right now is that she's napping! Fingers crossed for at least 30 minutes ;)

    Hope your holiday weekend has been fabulous!

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    1. Hi, dear Ashton! Thank you very much for coming by and helping me mark this special occasion, blog post # 600. I'm pretty sure that you and I have been friends ever since my posts numbered in double digits. Thank you very much for sticking with me through the years. Your support means a lot.

      I know your plate is full with the challenges of your producing career and baby Alexis. (I am still reeling from the shooting of that features reporter and her cameraman on live TV a couple of weeks ago.)

      Thank you again for checking in and saying hello, dear friend Ashton. Please give your little girl a hug and a kiss for me and enjoy the rest of your holiday!

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  19. Tom, I didn't know the movie and I was pretty sure the photo wasn't JFK, but you. So, I got one thing right. lol I hope y'all are enjoying the Labor Day weekend!

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    1. Hi, dear Cathy! Thank you very much for attending my 600 post celebration. It's great to see you again!

      Yessum, you correctly guessed that the young man who is now the old man is me. I'm sorry you didn't know the name of that movie. Russ Meyer flicks must be a guy thing, because Arlee Bird is the only other blog friend who has admitted (confessed?) that he has seen Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

      I hope you are having a lovely holiday, too, dear friend Cathy. Thanks again for coming and have a great week!

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  20. Happy 600 posts! Whew...that's a ton of music trivia, contests, videos, tributes, and just plain good fun! I love old flicks but I didn't recognize that one...but you I did know...you haven't changed a bit! Happy Labor Day...good bye to Summer here in the North..seasons will be changing...and I wish you 600+ more posts!!

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    1. Hi, dear Yaya! Thank you very much for swinging on in for my 600 post blogapalooza. That number boggles my mind because I know that I have only repeated a few posts in 7+ years and I can't even remember a fraction of the 600 that I published.

      You say I haven't changed a bit since that picture was taken? Truth be told, I look more like I did as a baby - toothless and bald! :)

      You are such a sweet and valued friend, Kathleen. Thank you very much for your support over the years and for your generous comments here today. I'm sorry you are saying goodbye to summer up there in Ohio. It's still in high gear down here and the a/c is running full blast!

      Thank you again, dear friend YaYa, and happy Labor Day to you!

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  21. Whoa, SIX HUNDRED music packed, trivia testing, yesteryear hangout filled posts.
    You deserve some kind of medal!
    i did not get all the trivia questions this time, but i did second guess if that was JFK and decided it was you. (in which i was right hahah!)
    Holy mackerel, Shady, I don't know how you do it, but as long as you want to, keep doing it.
    Because it's awesome.

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    1. Oh, that is very sweet and kind of you to say (write), dear friend Abigail! How are you? Thank you very much for taking time out of your holiday to visit me and leave such a generous comment. I think by now you know how proud I am of our special friendship, one that crosses over both gender and generation. To your credit you understand and appreciate much of what I present here. That means a great deal to me.

      Thank you again for being here, dear friend Abigail. I hope you had a swell holiday weekend and I wish you and fur baby Daisy a safe and happy week ahead!

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  22. Well I knew the photo was a young SDK but that is all I knew just so you know I don't much

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    1. Hi, dear Jo-Anne! How are you doing, my Australian friend? I'm very pleased to see you back here at SDMM.

      Yessum, you guessed correctly if you identified that kid as young SDK. That picture was taken by my dad on one of our hikes in the country, something that he and I must have done hundreds of times over the years. something that too few dads do with their boys nowadays. Whenever we'd come upon a fallen tree or a tree stump, Dad recognized a photo op and made me pose for a picture. Today I'm glad he took so many of them during my youth. I treasure them all.

      Thank you very much for the kind greeting, dear friend Jo-Anne. Enjoy your Tuesday and the rest of your week!

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  23. I loved both those movies. My favorite was Notorious. Remember when he finds Ingrid sick in bed because they are poisoning her? He picks lifts her up out of the bed and takes her downstairs and saves her. And the long kiss in the apartment? Arsenic and Old Lace and His Girl Friday were two comedies I still love today.

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    1. Hi again, dear sweet Belle! Welcome back! (I got the note you passed me in class :)

      Cary Grant was certainly one of my favorite leading men. He was handsome, suave sophisticated, debonair, poised, polished - all the things the ladies like in a guy and most of us don't have. :) I do remember that screwball comedy His Girl Friday, directed by Howard Hawks, one of my favorite movie-makers, the director who gave us The Thing From Another World (1951) and my favorite racing movie Red Line 7000 (1965). I studied His Girl Friday in film class and loved the technique of rapid fire, overlapping dialogue, a technique that Hawks also used in The Thing which made it more realistic than other horror/sci-fi pictures.

      Thank you again for the follow-up visit, my wonderful friend. Come back and see me anytime. I love having you here. Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Belle!

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    2. I love His Girl Friday. I love Cary Grant. You remind me of Cary Grant.

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    3. May I be Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story?

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    4. Judy, Judy, Judy!

      I mean Janie, Janie, Janie!

      I mean MARCIA MARCIA MARCIA!

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  24. I knew the movie!! What a crazy movie. I remember watching it when I was in college and thinking they are supposed to be in the desert and they're wearing black jeans. Then my friend laughed hysterically because the movie was black and white.
    I liked the band Faster Pussycat too . I think their song was House of Pain or something like that.
    Arent you just the cutest boy there!! I love this picture of you so much. Congrats on your 600th post. I am sooo very happy we connected via blog. I look forward to your posts. YOU make me happy sir Shady!

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    1. Hi, dear Holli! What a sweet comment from you, dear friend! You gave me goose bumps! :) Thank you very much!

      If you correctly guessed the title of the movie, Faster Pussycat, AND correctly guessed that the boy in the picture is me, then you leapfrog to the head of the class. You may choose a medium size plush stuffed animal (any of the ones on the second shelf). You'll also receive a copy of our home game and a brand new, unused, No. 2 writing pencil. Sound too good to be true? It is! :)

      I liked the glam band Faster Pussycat, too. Their videos were played heavily on the MTV style station where I worked. In case you never saw it, here is the vid of theirs that includes footage from the movie:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miL0b9qaWBE

      You wrote:

      << Arent you just the cutest boy there!! >>

      To answer your question - YES. :)

      Dearie, it makes me happy knowing that I make you happy. I am very thankful that you and I crossed paths here in bloggyland and became such good friends.

      Thanks again for the vote of confidence, dear friend Holli, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  25. Congratulations on 600 posts! Here's to 600 more!

    (I'm really bad a movies, which is why I don't participate in movie blog hops. I just don't have time to sit in front of the TV. Too busy!)

    Have a great day, Shady!

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    1. Hi, dear Sherry! Thank you very much for coming over and for the kind words as I mark 600 blog posts here on SDMM.

      I'm sure most people would agree that you are better off with your nose in a book (either reading one or writing one) than you are wasting time in front of the boob tube. I'm sure you have taught you children that same lesson. I admire your parenting ethic.

      Thank you again for the mandate, my sweet friend, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  26. Happy 600!
    I was not able to guess any of the questions above. I'm not that much of a movie buff. Though I did suspect the photo was SDK.

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    1. Hi, Jeffrey! Thank you very much for leaving the 60th comment on my 600th post. I always appreciate your visits.

      You were correct in guessing that the young lad in the photo was me and not the future president. In addition to having more movie trivia in the pipeline, I have television trivia games coming up. If you happen to be a vintage TV buff, there's a good chance you can improve your G.P.A. by the end of the semester.

      Thanks again for your ongoing friendship and support, good buddy Jeffrey, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    2. Yes, I'm a TV buff. Depending on the age of the TV show, I'm usually pretty good. For good reason anything 70-80's I'm pretty good at. Anything earlier than that and my trivia quotient goes down, but I'm still better than most of my friends.

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    3. You must be at least 20 years younger than I am, Jeffrey. If that is the case, then you probably won't know most of the TV series from the 50s and 60s. However I trust that you will find those posts interesting and have fun learning about the shows that I watched as a kid.

      Thanks for reporting back in, good buddy Jeffrey. I'll see you soon!

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    4. I don't know much about TV from the seventies and eighties. It annoys Willy Dunne Wooters when he says, That actress (in my mind I'm doing my WDW impression) used to be on That Seventies Show, or He was on Friends. WDW is pretty shocked that I missed out on such brilliant TV in favor of caring for my children and reading. Oi! I'm a slacker.

      Love,
      Janie

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    5. You were quite selfish caring for your children and reading when you could have been watching TV classics like My Mother The Car.

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    6. My Mother the Car. Classic. One of the many shows I wish I had access to watch. That always interested me.
      LOL Janie is selfish. ;)

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    7. Hey, Jeffrey! Thanks for peeking in my door again today. I love having you over to my clubhouse. Janie Junebug and I love to tease each other. She typically peppers my posts with multiple comments. I'm glad you find some of our exchanges amusing.

      Have a great weekend, Jeffrey, and try to swing by on Sunday when I will launch a new 10-part series starring a couple of guys that someone your age should recognize. I hope to see you then, good buddy!

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    8. Well, I appreciate the fact you welcome me. It's like I was once told. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. And they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same. You wanna be where everybody knows your name.
      Cheers mate!

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    9. Good one, Jeffrey, and so true. My blogging philosophy has always been to acknowledge people when they drop by, to welcome them and thank them for coming. It disappoints me when bloggers don't reply to the comments people leave for them. To me that's like having an invited guest in your home taking time to visit you and refusing to speak to him or her. Friendship is a two-way street. When it turns into a lonely one-way avenue it's likely to come to a dead end.

      Thanks again, good buddy. I hope to see you Sunday!

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  27. Congrats on your 600th post! Wow!! I didn't know the answers to the trivia questions. Great photo of you Shady! Where was that taken? I love looking at old pictures...
    Have a great weekend!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hi, dear Michele! Thank you very much for coming by and helping me celebrate my 600th post. (Sorry you flunked my quiz! :)

      To answer your question, the picture was taken somewhere around York County (PENNA). For years, every weekend, my dad took me hiking in rural wooded areas within a few miles of our home. Fallen trees and old stumps presented an opportunity to rest. Dad, a photography buff, never missed the chance to snap a picture. I was very lucky to have a dad who invested so much time in me. I feel very sorry for kids today who don't have a father living at home, those who stay glued to electronic devices and games all day and those who are trapped in the city and don't get to experience the joy that comes from breathing fresh clean air and communing with nature.

      Thank you very much for the kind visit and comment, Michele. I wish you a happy weekend, too, and invite you to return Sunday, if at all possible, when I will launch a new 10-part series starring a couple of familiar faces. I hope you can come over and check it out. Until then, take care, my dear friend!

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    2. You were very blessed to have a father who was so engaged with you! That's beautiful. That makes me happy to know that.
      You're so right about kids being slaves to their computers and games. Communing with nature is so important! So many are missing out... When I was a kid, we were outside all the time, playing, romping, running, riding bikes and Lord knows what else and we didn't go inside until the street lights came on! That was our alarm to get out butts home... I miss those days.
      I'll look forward to your new series starting on Sunday!
      Michele at Angels Bark

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    3. Hi again, dear Michele! Thank you for adding your thoughts and personal recollections to our thread. My childhood years were the same as yours. I spent the whole day outdoors playing baseball, football and basketball, climbing trees, swimming, hiking and simply taking walks around the block. I never wanted the fun to end. I waited until the lightning bugs (aka fireflies) were floating around in the darkness before I gave up and went inside. I ate like a horse and never gained an ounce. Too many kids today lead sedentary lives and have not developed communication skills or social skills, don't know the joy of writing and receiving a snail mail letter and so many other simple, low tech/no tech pleasures that we enjoyed.

      Thank you again for your return visit and sweet comment, dear friend Michele. Take care and have a great weekend!

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  28. Kathleen Mae SchneiderSeptember 12, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Oh my, here I am - the latest one to comment again! I almost wasn't able to publish anything, or even see your post because our internet connection was not functional for days.

    Anyway, I hope I finally made it under the wire to express my admiration for your longevity as a blogger, and to make a few observations about this post.

    I did some hasty research and I can see why this film has entered cult-dom. It foreshadowed the use of extreme/bizarre plots and action sequences to come in future movies. (Forgive me, but it does appear to me from his work that Russ Meyer surely weaned too soon!)

    As for the wonderful photo of young Shady, what a touching and sensitively composed memento of your youth! Your father realized what a handsome son he had and must have loved you very much to want to capture so many images of you. They serve as a kind of time capsule now don't they, taking you back to those idyllic days in the country? (Just curious - what size shoe did you take back then? Your right sneaker looks gigantic, but maybe it's just a foreshortening illusion...)

    Just as your Dad used his photographic talent into preserving your youth, you bring your gifts of humor, knowledge and appreciation of cultural phenomena to us every week, all while preserving the spirit of The Shady Dell as you remember it.

    Had I never met you or followed your blog, I would be quite lacking in so much understanding and pleasure, not only from music, films and television classics that are new or enhanced to me. I would be missing the most important thing that keeps me returning, and probably a lot of your other readers as well. It's to bask in the friendship you extend, Tom - pure and simple - that we find here.

    600 represents a tremendous effort and reaching out on your part to find the common ground among us and share the things that fascinate us. You make us curious to learn more, and bestow on us melodies and laughs to brighten our days.

    It's a respite for me from a world that can seem cold and indifferent sometimes, a place where I am respected for who I am, and a great diversion from weariness and solitude. Did I forget to mention it's also just plain FUN?

    I also need to thank you again for allowing me space to share what I know of my ancestral home, celebrate my mother's life, reveal her connection to the Dell, and thereby get me to use the technology that I was afraid of encountering for so long.

    So I am in awe then, Tom, and add my congratulations to those above. Your Dad would be so proud!

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    1. Hi, dear Kathleen! This is such a wonderful surprise. Thank you very much for coming over and showering me with your kind words. For the record, I would like new readers to know that you, Kathleen, contributed dozens of wonderful posts to these 600 that I am celebrating, and I thank you very much. I and other readers who have followed your guest series In-Dell-ible Memories over the years eagerly await the next chapter.

      Director Russ Meyer was obsessed with large bosoms. Well endowed females appear in all of his movies, but Russ Meyer's greatness as a director is measured in other ways. Russ was an innovator, ahead of his time in the use of unusual camera angles, bizarre imagery and fast paced editing. His cutting edge techniques inspired new generations of movie directors and directors of MTV music videos. The Russ Meyer writing style was another distinctive feature of his films. His larger than life characters typically engaged in snappy, outrageous, irreverent dialogue. I'm glad you were inspired to investigate the films of one of my favorite directors, Russ Meyer.

      Yessum, my dad took hundreds of picture of me over the years and they now serve as a time capsule. I feel very fortunate to have had a caring and loving father and one who had a passion for taking pictures. I needed to smile when you asked about my shoe size. I don't have big feet by any stretch of the imagination, and yet I admit that my sneakers look gigantic in that photo. It must be an optical illusion.

      Thank you again for expressing appreciation for this friendly place, Shady Dell Music & Memories, a place where great friendships are waiting to happen. I will always be thankful that you and mother Margaret found me, became dear friends and agreed to share your stories with me and my community of readers. We all hope there is much more to come.

      Thank you again for all your sweet words, dear friend Kathleen. Thank you for understanding what I am trying to do here and thank you for being a major part of it.

      God bless!

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