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Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

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  1. JanCinLV commented on Benitin y Eneas about 18 hours ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.


    David, did you ever see the remake from 1966? The only one of the lead roles I didn’t recognize was the Ringo Kid played by Alex Cord. It also starred Ann Margaret, Keenan Wynn, Red Buttons, Mike Connors, Bing Crosby, Van Heflin, Robert Cummings, Slim Pickins and Stephanie Powers. Quite an all-star cast for a movie that was nowhere near as good as the original. I did love Crosby’s performance as the drunken doctor, though. It was so out of character for him as an actor and he pulled it off very well. (I think Connors and Powers were also relatively unknown at the time, but went on to greater fame than Cord.)


    Then there was the television version from 1986 with the Highwaymen (Jennings, Cash, Kristopherson & Nelson). In that one, Willy Nelson was the Doc, only he was Doc Holliday with all that might imply. Kris Kristopherson was the Ringo Kid, Waylon Jennings was the gambler and Johnny Cash was the marshal. Even John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) and June Carter Cash were in on that one. And Bing’s daughter Mary played the pregnant young wife. If you watch it as a tribute to the original, it wasn’t too bad. If you think of it as a remake, it isn’t very good.

  2. JanCinLV commented on Annie about 19 hours ago

    Come on Warbucks. Quit slicing up the expensive draperies.

  3. JanCinLV commented on Shoe about 19 hours ago

    3 implants, one crown and a six-crown bridge where my front teeth used to be. $15,000 later…….

  4. JanCinLV commented on Benitin y Eneas 2 days ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.


    It’s been in the 90’s here for a few days, but it is only supposed to be 83 today. I haven’t had to leave the AC on at night because it gets down into the 60’s. This is the best time of year to live in the desert.


    Speaking of the desert, does anyone know anything about Slim? We haven’t heard from him in so long and I’m not on Facebook anymore to check there.

  5. JanCinLV commented on Nancy 2 days ago

    Smart little girl.

  6. JanCinLV commented on Trivquiz 2 days ago

    I can hear Mr. Sanders voice in my head. He had such an elegant way of speaking. And I loved his part in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

  7. JanCinLV commented on Shoe 2 days ago

    In most of the story of Samson in the Bible, he did have a full head of hair. It was only at the very end when Delilah tricked him (not difficult – he wasn’t exactly the sharpest tack in the box) that his hair was cut.

  8. JanCinLV commented on Broom Hilda 2 days ago

    I would call AARP Man a super villain, not a hero.

  9. JanCinLV commented on Fred Basset 2 days ago

    Even more so to cats.

  10. JanCinLV commented on Benitin y Eneas 2 days ago

    Thanks, Rita. I read a lot, too and that does help me fall asleep. Last night just happened to be one of those where it took a while. And, of course, I needed to be up earlier than usual this morning……..