Friday Movie and Cocktail Pairing: They Live and Bubblegum Vodka

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Another perfect pairing for your weekend! Enjoy!

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They Live! And you'd better believe Rowdy Roddy Piper is gonna do something about it!

They Live! And you’d better believe Rowdy Roddy Piper is gonna do something about it!

It came from Outer Space. It came from 1988. It came, yes, from Rowdy Roddy Piper.

And it was glorious!

It wasThey Live!!!

The plot is a fantastic, John Carpenterian twist on the “hidden overlords” theme which is universal to the human psyche. Or is that just me? Mullet-headed drifter Nada (see what he did there?) searches for a job. A job somewhere that has no ish with mullets and the Canadian Tuxedo he sports, presumably. Nada scores a construction gig and, elated, rummages around in trash and stumbles across a pair of bitchin’ Wayfarers.

Deus Ex Machina alert!

He puts them on, the better to complete his ensemble as The Ultimate 80’s Dude, and finds that, to his shock/horror, through their lenses the world we think of as normal is…

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Friday Pairing: VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES and the Zombie Cocktail

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The next in our ongoing series of movie/cocktail pairings for a crazy weekend in.

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Why HELLO there

Why HELLO there

Or, as it’s known in the original Spanish, LA REBELION DE LAS MUERTAS. Or, as it’s known chez raincoaster, “another extremely hot Paul Naschy movie.”

For weedy, consumptive contemporary zombie fans (why do even the zombies look anorexic in Hollywood? Oh yeah, no brains there!) who think zombies are caused by some sort of contagious cooties and don’t differ all that much from the people you see staffing the till at gas stations in the wee small hours, this movie is a true shocker. You see, it has real zombies. And real movie stars.

Paul Naschy, one of my favorite (reluctant) movie stars, wrote, directed, and/or starred in an all-too-forgotten series of horror movies throughout the late 60’s and up as late as the 90’s. His heroes were flawed; well, actually they were generally homicidal werewolves who, when in human form, were consumed with complex self-hatred. So, less flawed than…

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From the Department of Holy Shit, comes this apology from the Ottawa Citizen to David Bowie. Lest you think this a minor fracas in the media wars, realize that every major media outlet in the planet grabbed this as a headline, thus getting it wrong all the way across the globe. And yes, click the add more.

 

Saturday Pairing: Valley of the Dolls and the Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail

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The Second in our ongoing series of bad movie/good cocktail pairings. Tonight’s features are Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls and the Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail.

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Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls

Sorry I missed yesterday; I had a bad case of the “cocktail flu” and was offline, watching a delightful classic movie: Valley of the Dolls from 1967.

Neely is Needy

Neely is Needy

It is unthinkable to me that Patty Duke did not win the Oscar for her portrayal of Neely O’Hara or, as our generation calls her, LiLo. Yes, it was over-the-top, but have you met people like that? They are over-the-top. She was fucking stone-cold brilliant in that role.

Sharon Tate as Jennifer

Sharon Tate as Jennifer

Sharon Tate was transcendently beautiful, perpetually slightly confused-looking, and perfectly cast as Jennifer, the doomed showgirl-cum-housewife with no particular talent outside generating pity and taking off her clothes. At least she had no illusions either.

Barbara Parkins on left

Barbara Parkins on left

Barbara Parkins was beautiful, classic, a brunette of the Royal Doulton type with china-white skin, enormous panda eyes, and hair that was too well-brought-up to…

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