“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”

Here I am still behind shut windows and closed doors in the coolness of my house. Last night my feet were cold, and I used the afghan. It was wonderful feeling chilly.

I have a few errands today which is fine as I never left the house yesterday except to water the back garden and the deck flowers. It would be far too easy to become a hermit.

Yesterday I watched The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and laughed out loud too many times to count. The movie is a spoof of 1950’s B-movies. The skeleton, lying on the ground, talked and commanded humans as well as Kro-Bar and Laddis, the two aliens, to do its bidding. The strings on the skeleton’s moving arms were obvious. The Mutant with one eye wore shoes easily seen as he walked. His costume was too cheesy to describe. The actors were perfect saying the awful dialogue with perfectly straight faces, “Well again I didn’t mean to throw a damper. Believe me that’s the last thing I’d like to throw. I don’t want to throw anything at all really. But when folks are horribly mutilated, I feel it’s my job to tell others. We take our horrible mutilations seriously up in these parts,” was the warning from Ranger Brad. Dr. Paul Armstrong, the Earth hero, told Kro-Bar, “From now on, I’ll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!” I warn you, though, unless you love B-movies, you’ll hate this spoof. As soon as it was over, I went to Amazon and bought a copy.

Tomorrow will be our first movie on the deck night. We’ll play a game or two while we munch appetizers including a new one with melted cheese. I love trying out new dishes and having my friends over is the perfect time. They never mind being Guinea pigs. Then we’ll have the main course: different flavors of grilled sausages with peppers and onions on fresh rolls and a pasta salad on the side. I’m showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as neither of my friends have ever seen it. During the movie I’ll bring out the popcorn, the Nonpareils and the malted milk balls. Maybe I’ll buy some JuJus just to throw. It’ll be like the old days!

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19 Comments on ““Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We had a furious thunder storm here last night and the lightning went out through my telephone jacket at the same time as it hit outside. We all jumped when the bang came from two places 🙂
    Today has been very humid, around 90% and a bit warm. No wind so it has been feeling like walking in a sauna all day 🙂

    I must see if I can find that movie over here! It sounds like something I would love to see 🙂 I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it before and I know more of these golden nuggets than most over here 🙂

    I like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off but it is long since I last saw it. For some reason they gave it a title in swedish saying Celebrate with Ferris Bueller, thankfully they rarely give new names on foreign movies any longer 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • olof1 Says:

      I just found a couple of scenes on YouTube and I’ve been laughing so much 🙂 🙂 🙂 I loved how the aliens walked up the stairs and finally got in to the scientist and his wife 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • Kat Says:

        I knew you would appreciate this film. It is definitely a laugh out loud picture!

        I bought it used on Amazon for cheap money. Maybe you can find it for your zone.

      • olof1 Says:

        Can’t find it anywhere here. I guess it never got released at all on this side of the ocean. To bad!

    • Kat Says:

      I would have jumped too! It is amazing nothing was damaged by the lightning.

      That is just so hot for you. We haven’t even reached that high today. The sun has disappeared and the clouds have rolled in. The weatherman says the possibility is for scattered thunder showers.

      I haven’t seen Ferris in a long time either. My friends have never seen it. I hope they like it. Their taste in movies is different than mine so it is difficult finding the right film. They would hate the Skeleton movie.

      Have a great weekend!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    You threw jujubes in the theater!?! I would never have wasted my candy money like that. Considering the cost of snacks in the movies today, throwing jujubes would be like throwing gemstones. 🙂
    It’s nasty humid up here. No wind. Dull skies. No AC. Every so often I go outside and sit on the front steps until I get a bit sticky. Then I come back inside and savor how cool inside really is in comparison to outside even though there is no AC.
    That movie sounds fun. I will have to see if I can find it, too.
    Enjoy movie night!

    • Kat Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I was all of ten, and it was pure retaliation for what had been tossed at my head. The box was only a nickel in those days.

      It is now the same down here. I was out on the deck a while back to get the dog, and I thought it was ghastly outside. I got Gracie and hurried bcd into the AC.

      If you are not a fan of B-scifi, you’ll hate this, but if you’re a fan, you’ll howl with laughter.

      • Caryn Says:

        I’m not a fan of B-scifi but I truly enjoy MST3K. Does that count?

  3. Bob Says:

    I am headed to winter later today as I am flying down to Sao Paulo for the week. Although located south of the equator where it is winter the high temperatures this week have been in the mid 60s.

    Your title came from one of my favorite movies, “Dr. Strange Love”. The line was delivered by George C. Scott near the end of the film. Believe it or not, the scenes of the cockpit of the B52 bomber were very realistic because the film makers had help from the US Air Force. Slim Pickens reading the contents of the survival kit on the B52 is also was a great laugh.

    My iPad is chock full of music, books, games and seven movies that I haven’t seen. Hopefully the TV in the hotel will have more stations in English than just CNN and BBC world.

    Keep your AC on full blast since the heat wave in the Midwest is forecasted to move into the North east today.

    • Kat Says:

      I was in Sao Paulo and Rio in late August. I too thought it was warm for winter, and I was glad to ditch the sweatshirt I had worn starting in Peru.

      Dr. Strangelove is also one of my favorite movies, but I think it was President Merkin Muffley, Peter Sellers, who said the quote. Slim Pickens was amazing in that movie.

      Like you, I fill my iPad before I travel. It will come back with me to Ghana in August after I refill it with lots of goodies.

      The AC is cranking! Thanks for the warning!!

  4. Rick Oztown Says:

    Kat, you will obviously enjoy Amazon Women On The Moon:
    I recall cardboard space ships and a cigarette rolling out of a pocket on a space suit and BURSTING INTO FLAMES in the sunlight on the AIRLESS moon surface!

    • Kat Says:

      No question I’d enjoy it! Nothing better than a movie spoof my favorite Saturday afternoon addiction, and this one’s new to me. Thanks!

  5. Kat Says:

    Of course that counts!

  6. Zoey & Me Says:

    Be happy you don’t have to hold dinner and movies on my deck. Muggy, hot and more rain on the way. At least we don’t have those over 100 temps but pray tell, what is the difference? Once over 90 it’s as hot for me as it could get. I even dropped our A/C down to 75 it’s that miserable outside. Never viewed the movie you watched but have seen Ferris and there are a few laughs in that one. I wouldn’t know where to find JuJus here in Florida but they were a favorite back in VA. Have a great evening.

  7. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    Left one out:


  8. Kat Says:

    I don’t know if you have to pay to join this site but it does have the movie to download:

    Here is another download site:


    I suspect you can find more on-line if these don’t work, but they looked good to me.

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