July 13, 2013

It’s been a while since my last post I know.  Why?  Life.  Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started.

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The Silent House (La Casa Muda) is an Uruguayan horror film released in 2010 and directed by Gustavo Hernández. The film is supposedly inspired by real events that took place in the 1940s, but no information can be found to authenticate the claims. 

Plot:  Laura and her father Wilson arrive at a cottage in a secluded area in order to repair it since its owner Nestor will soon put the house on sale. Beforehand, he tells them that the floor on the second level is unstable and that it is unsafe to go upstairs. It all goes to shit when they go upstairs.

A big deal is made that this film is shot in real time.  This means you get to watch Laura as she walks very slowly through numerous rooms, stopping to look closely at each and every object.  It was so dull and boring that the hubby fell asleep, causing a real fear. . . his snoring. 

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Nancy Drew: The Secret of Mirror Bay by Carolyn Keene, copyright 1972, published by Grosset & Dunlap

Yes, I’m sorry, I read another Nancy Drew.  Why?  Life.  When life kicks me in the ass, I want something simple and funny to read and Nancy Drew fulfills these requirements. 

Plot:  Nancy and her friends solve a mystery while vacationing near a lake. 

In the beginning, Nancy describes the lake thusly to her friends:

Nancy said the water was shallow near shore and gradually became deeper.

Well no shit Sherlock!  I’ve found that to be a common occurrence in bodies of water.  Nancy is one canny young woman and no doubt could take Dr. Moriarty to task!  HA!

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Encyclopedia Horrifica by Joshua Gee, copyright 2007, published by Scholastic, Inc.

You need this book.  Not because it’s a great book but because it’s a great cover.  It’s one of those optical illusion thingies (which is a scientific word), so that when you tilt the book, the jaw of the skull opens and closes and a spider crawls out an eye socket.  How cool is that?

A few of the cooler bits of information in the book are:

Bat Facts:  There are three species of vampire bat:  The common vampire bat, the hairy-legged vampire bat, and the white winged vampire bat.  I’d show you a picture of the hairy-legged vampire bat but the hubby is sleeping right now with the covers up over his legs.

Giant Squids:  In 2004 a Japanese zoologist hooked a tentacle (supposedly of a giant squid), which put up quite the fight.  After 4 hours all the zoologist brought on board was the severed 18-foot tentacle which

still slithered, blindly seeking human flesh as if it had a hungry mind of it’s own.

Yeah.  Uhm.  Squid don’t eat people.  Tentacles are even less likely to eat people.  Too bad they didn’t have Nancy Drew on board to tell them this.

A place you need to visit:  The Evolution Store (www.evolutionnyc.com)

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You need this!  I need this!  Go check it out and buy yourself something cool.  Except you G.  For you I’m attaching a site for Disney (www.disneystore.com).  Enjoy!

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One response to “July 13, 2013

  1. Grignr

    I cannot imagine what you mean.

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