Friday, December 9, 2016

“The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” is a ridiculous and wonderful schlockfest.

Know what? There’s something warm and comforting about typing furiously in the study at 5:30 in the morning while Sam is still in bed. This is a private, productive and intensely creative time for me that’s usually accentuated by good drugs, low overall chronic pain and — best of all — I don’t have to share my Veggie Straws and Diet Sunkist with anybody. It’s the BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!

I only have two FREE FONTS for you today, but each of them includes so many different styles and weights that you’re actually getting 43. I love both of these and you will, too! — although “Spellbound” probably offers more versatility with four or five completely different looks and multiple styles for each. I’ll include download links below the graphic, okay?

FYI, “Spellbound” also throws in a huge herd of seamless background patterns in EPS and PNG formats (samples appear below) plus a pile of interesting doodly clip art for Adobe Illustrator. I’m also including samples (below, right) of some adorable high resolution Christmas icons that have nothing whatsoever to do with free fonts. (Please click here if you want my Christmas icons and I’ll send you the files in an email.)

John Glenn, an original astronaut in the NASA space program, the first American to orbit the earth and a former senator from the state of Ohio, died on Thursday in Columbus. He was 95.

On February 20, 1962, Glenn cemented his place in history when his Friendship 7 capsule launched from Cape Canaveral and orbited the earth three times. He was 40 years old, a Marine Corps test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts. I was in sixth grade at the time and remember watching every single NASA event on TV ... the take-offs, the splash-downs and the ticker-tape parades. It was definitely a thrilling time to be a kid in America. We had lots of heroes, and John Glenn definitely belongs in that category.

As a handicapped old coot with mobility issues who can’t stand up any more to cook things in the kitchen, I’ve been reviewing easy food solutions that I can nuke at my desk in the study. Today I’ll review Campbell’s Classic Chunky Chicken Noodle soup in a convenient little microwaveable tub. I ordered mine from Target.
After I got past my initial disappointment that Campbell’s Classic Chunky Chicken Noodle wasn’t the same as their original chicken noodle soup from a can, I began to appreciate this version for it’s many positive qualities, such as large cubes of actual chicken, huge wavy egg noodles, big carrots, recognizable wads of celery, real peas and a nicely-flavored broth. Feel free to throw in some matzo farfel if you want to. Matzo farfel rocks! I am pleased to award Campbell’s Classic Chunky Chicken Noodle soup with our four-chopper rating.

I have other topics I’d like to cover in this post but I think I’ll just sign off for now and join Sam in the family room with a good movie. I’d like to watch The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) starring Virginia Leith and Jason Evers, a ridiculous schlockfest about a mad doctor (Evers) whose fiancée (Leith) is decapitated in an auto accident. He keeps her head alive floating in a pan of Jell-o with wires while he searches all over town for a body he likes better than her old one (i.e., strippers, cheesecake models and hookers). Eventually the head in the pan gets sick of her existence and develops a psychic connection with the monster who’s chained up in the doctor’s closet ... and all hell breaks loose. It’s no Ben-Hur, but we LOVE this movie!
Please do your best to remember the Alamo and thank you for reading this.

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