Tag Archives: 2017

Throwback Thursday: “Going In Style” (1979)

Does anyone else remember the original “Going In Style” (1979), with George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasburg? It was a really funny movie in which three old men become bank robbers.

It got its share of air time on 1980’s television; it was actually a big family favorite. I’d been looking around for information about it for years (because movie trivia keeps me up at night), but I remembered the title wrong — I kept thinking of “The Sunshine Boys” (1975), which was a different George Burns movie entirely.

They actually remade the movie 2017 with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.



Turkey Vultures!

This is just a photo that I dug up from 2017 — those great winged horrors that you see are carrion-eating turkey vultures (cathartes aura).  They were seemingly everywhere when I first came to Roanoke that year — but I haven’t seen too many since.  (Or maybe they just haven’t again roosted near enough for me to see them — there are plenty of birds with tremendous wingspans overhead, and I don’t think they’re eagles.)

Turkey vultures are truly ugly beasts.

 

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Cover for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ “The Vietnam War (Original Score)” Album, 2017

Vinyl.  Universal Music Enterprises, The Null Corporation.  Music for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary series “The Vietnam War.”

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