We're really tired of this thing and we know you are too.
Don't be afraid, be aware. Stay safe, follow instructions and we'll get through it together.
Next stop… The Corona Zone!
the last 16 years our local club launches have
been cancelled due to rain, lightning, drought and wind but having a nationwide
ban due to a virus is a first and it’s given an entirely new meaning to,
distance from the pads… or each other. The whole situation is right out of The
the need for keeping 6 feet away from
other people and self quarantine. It makes sense, especially if you or a loved
one has a compromised immune system but now that they’ve extended the isolation
time until April 30th it also means you have to come up with
something to fill the time. By now most people have cleaned their homes, yards
and reorganized the closets.
If the weather and your allergies permit, you could
read, walk, jog or ride a bike and if you have kids, play board games. There’s
nothing like Monopoly for hours of family squabbles, I mean family fun.
Of course, after you’ve done all of that there’s
always TV, where there’s now 42,000 channels and still nothing on. Or is there?
If you have Amazon Fire, Hulu or one of the other “everything that’s ever been
on TV” providers, it’s a great time to go back to your childhood, or that of
your grandfather, when science fiction would scare the living heck out of you.
Those old black & white sci-fi / horror movies with
their eerie music and few special effects left much of the visuals to your own imagination
and that could be far more scary than what was seen on screen.
Just in case you’re at a loss for some of the
classics I’ll list a few of my favorites that you may want to check out over
the next few weeks beginning with my all-time favorite - the original 1951, The Thing From Another
World. This one was directed by Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks. It starred
Kenneth Toby and a very young James Arnes (Matt Dillion) with a host of well
known character actors from the 1950’s.
And in no particular order, here’s a short list of
a few others: Invasion Of The Saucer Men, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers,
Twenty Million Miles To Earth, Forbidden Planet, the original War Of The
Worlds, Earth vs The Flying Saucers, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Flight To
Mars, It Came From Outer Space, Devil Girl From Mars, Teenagers From Outer
And if space isn’t your thing there’s always: Them,
Tarantula and Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman. These 3 are about the effects of too
much atomic radiation. Them, features giant ants, Tarantula is about a super
sized spider featuring a very young Clint Eastwood as the fighter pilot who
saves the day and finally, Allison Hayes as the 50 foot woman. To be honest, I
much prefer a 50 foot woman in a tattered dress to Godzilla any day.
If you want a laugh, look for any one of several
Three Stooges space movies; their rocket looks like an elaborate coffee pot. And don't miss Zaza Gabor as, Queen Of Outer
Most of these are
free on YouTube and then there’s always Twilight Zone and Outer Limits loaded
with weird space tales featuring rockets, saucers and mean aliens but whatever you do, don’t watch Plan 9 From Outer
Space, it’s horrible! Really, even the actors
didn’t want to watch it.
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