Friday, October 31, 2008

Top 12 Vampire Films

(In order of release date from earliest to latest)

"Nosferatu" (Germany 1922)

"Dracula" (1931)

"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948)

"Drakula Istanbulda/Dracula in Istanbul" (Turkey 1953)

"Black Sunday" (Italy 1961)

"Fearless Vampire Killers" (1967)

"Dracula Has Risen from His Grave" (1968)

"Count Yorga the Vampire" (1970)

"Blacula" (1972)

"Scream Blacula Scream!" (1973)

"Nosferatu" (Germany 1979)

"The Hunger" (1981)

I am sure there are others which could be listed, and many of those probably came after 1981!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!

From The Daily Vampire

A Very Short Political Endorsement



THIS WEEKEND: Look for Halloween leftovers on this blog

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

21 Words in Turkish (21 of 21)


Hayvanat Bahcesi (literal translation: animal garden)

This is an image of Knut the polar bear cub who was raised at the Berlin Zoo. We understand he has grown considerably within the last year.

Our series, which my mother gave a thumbs down too (but I enjoyed putting it together), is over. Now to wrap up the Norwegian word series on my other blog

21 Words in Turkish (20 of 21)



21 Words in Turkish (19 of 21)



NOTE: Today is Republic's Day in Turkey. The Republic of Turkey was formed on Oct. 29, 1923

SIDEBAR: "Sweeney Todd," the musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler picture here, will be performed by Live Arts Theatre of Charlottesville, Va., from Dec. 12- Jan. 10. The direction of the production will be John Gibson.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

21 Words in Turkish (18 of 21)



Note: This is an actual Turkish soup (Tarator Soup), which is served in the Balkan regions as well.

21 Words in Turkish (17 of 21)



"Fight Club" will be playing at the Lincoln Grande in Lincoln, Neb., on Dec. 19

SIDEBAR: Sarah Palin indeed refused to talk to reporters, according to Mason Adams of "The Roanoke Times" after her rally in Salem, Va., yesterday. What else is new?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

21 Words in Turkish (13 of 21)



Sarah Palin will be in my hometown of Salem, Va., on Monday. I hope one of the local reporters (one of whom I suspect is a staunch Republican) will ask her if she really thinks global warming is the work of a divine power.

Joe Biden was in Martinsville, Va., an hour south of Salem on Friday.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

21 Words in Turkish (9 of 21)



Image is of "Sid and Nancy," but we presume this is the real couple instead of the Alex Cox film. Well, actually no we don't make that presumption!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

21 Words in Turkish (8 of 21)



The image is of King Richard II. The Shakespearean play "Richard II" is currently being performed at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Welcome to My New Blog-The Daily Vampire

Welcome to my new blog "The Daily Vampire." I am choosing this title because I happen to have insomnia, which has been remedied in somewhat within recent weeks, but I don't see that occurring at all tonight. It is also a reference to a Cuban cult film I saw this week called "Vampires in Havana."
I am in the process of closing down my current blog "Politics, Culture and Other Wastes of Time" on AOL, as all AOL blog must close down by month's end.
Somehow, I expect to follow a similar format on Blogger, but we may try new things. One possibility I have pondered is writing a memoir in the form of blog entries.
It is ironic I am starting this blog as one of my good friends Christopher Knight of Reidsville, NC, has apparently closed his popular blog The Knight Shift down!
Chris is one of many fellow bloggers who have inspired me along the way as has my good friend Moviezzz, who somehow manages two blogs! One is devoted to film and the other is for politics.
I will probably continue my hod podge approach for the time-being.
And, I hope my old friends will join me for the ride here on this blog as well and in turn I hope to meet new folks who partake in this new blog as well. I just hope the fringe right winger who effectively told me that Bobby Kennedy got what he deserved does not find me here! But, for every lunatic there are many good folks out there from all sorts of backgrounds and political p.o.v.s. Hopefully, you are among those who I will jokingly refer to as 'the silent majority.'