Saturday, March 31, 2007

Allison Krauss & Union Station

It's Saturday night and I'm struggling to find the right Sunday song... Primarily because I can not stay on task... I was completely immersed in the Barenaked Ladies Bathroom Sessions... good stuff... seriously... go to You Tube and search for Barenaked Ladies Bathroom Sessions... watch One Week... love it! Then I got off track and started watching all the vile Rosie O'Donnell clips from The View... someone... please for the love of anyone... have Glenn Beck duct tape her freaking mouth....

I spent some time over at mtvU's Best Music on Campus... I love the melody on a song by a band called Autifoy... the song is called Alive.... go take a listen. I want this song for my iPod!!!!

So, I also spent quite a bit of time on my Amazon Account today... I can't tell you how much I spent today... just know that I can't wait for all my stuff...

Where was I? Yeah... I have been pining for the Allison Krauss' Live Album and bought it... and this song, Baby, Now That I Found You is on this album. Many folks believe this is an original of hers, but in fact it is a cover song. I actually love the original just as much... Afterall, it is from the 60's... and it's pop... although some say it is Motown... but it can't be Motown since these fellas came from across the pond... how about soul or R&B?

So, since I'm on a roll and really just going with the whole A.D.D. thing... Here's some trivia... What was that 60's pop group that originally sang this? Hint listed below the video... no cheating.

The video is out of sync....I hate that! So, just listen...

This same 60's band also sang Build Me Up Buttercup which was featured in this movie:

NO CHEATING!!! Answer posted on Sunday's edition....

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday Song and Nothing Else

Showers - Hi 74 Lo 54 for Baghdad, Iraq
Partly Cloudy - Hi 78 Lo 59 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Great Gig in the Sky,
Pink Floyd


Fix a nice cup of coffee and ease into your Sunday.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday Funny


1. NAMES If Laurie, Linda, Elizabeth and Barbara go out for lunch, they will call each other Laurie, Linda, Elizabeth and Barbara. If Mark, Chris, Eric and Tom go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla, Peanut-Head and Scrappy.

2. EATING OUT When the bill arrives, Mark, Chris, Eric and Tom will each throw in a $20 , even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. When the women get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

3. MONEY A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need, but it's on sale.

4. BATHROOMS A man has five items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel from the Marriott. the average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

5. ARGUMENTS A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that... is the beginning of a new argument.

6. CATS Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.

7. FUTURE A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

8. SUCCESS A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

9. MARRIAGE A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't. A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.

10. DRESSING UP A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail. A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

11. NATURAL Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. women somehow deriorate during the night.

12. OFFSPRING Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

13. THOUGHT FOR THE DAYA married man easily forgets his mistakes. His reasoning: There's no use in two people remembering the same thing.

**thanks Tammy

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wednesday at the Movies, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

This is a musical that instantly makes me think of spring...I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this one. Me? I love it! Howard Keel--- a manly man with the best voice ever... and the dancing... well... let me tell you... this is manly masculine dancing... no metrosexuals in this crowd...

Oh... and for you Batman fans (the 60's television series starring Adam West), you might recognize Julie Newmar- Catwoman...

And all those wonderful Johnny Mercer songs...

Bless Your Beautiful Hide
Sobbin Women...
When You're in Love
Spring Spring Spring
and Michael doesn't know this... and if he doesn't read this post... he will continue to not know this.. but the song June Bride is the reason I wanted to get married in June...

This movie is about spring... watch it! Watch it for the music, watch it for the choreography, set design, costuming... did I mention music? Watch it because it is a wonderful happy escape!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Good Bye Winter

Click on images to enlarge... I took these after the ice storm we had back in February. The hawk was a bonus.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sunday Song, Resolve

If you would like to comment on the song, please wait for the Sunday post, which will be up shortly. I would love to read your comments or email about the music selection and I am certainly willing to take requests.

Heroes and Eagles

Sunny - Hi 68 Lo 45 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 46 Lo 31 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Resolve,
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters My Space

Listen to their music, not their politics.


I am riveted by NBC's television series, Heroes. For those of you that believe this show to be a rip off of X-Men... I would say that some of the powers the characters in Heroes have been given are from X-Men, but that is where the similarities end. The characters in Heroes come from all walks of life and they are faced with the daily struggles all us mere mortals must face... from money issues to marital woes to to teenage angst to parenting issues- they are flawed...

Stan Lee, the man behind X-Men, Fantastic 4, Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk and others has stated that super-heroes have the ability to do great things with super human powers, but like all humans, super-heroes are flawed in some way. These characters must overcome their flaws and decide what to do... use their power for good or for evil. And that is what makes this show so enjoyable to watch. This is a group of individuals (with a list that continues to grow) that find themselves with super powers. As each character learns about their ability, they struggle with themselves and what to do with that power- With power comes great responsibility.

If you are not a sci-fi fan, I doubt this post will convince you, but I find the show to be exhilarating and yes... an escape... a place where I can go and get lost in their universe. I hope you give it a shot. Heroes will resume with new episodes on Monday, April 23. You can catch previous episodes on the Sci Fi Channel on Fridays at 7 o'clock in the evening. Or you can catch all the episodes on line.

Heroes are part of our American fabric. Heroes make us believe we are capable of doing anything we set our minds to accomplish. A man doesn't wake up in the morning and decide... "I'm going to be a hero." No, the guy wakes up in the morning and lives his life... making decisions and trying to do the right thing. And when in the sight of danger, despite what can be lost... he still does the right thing... that is what makes him a hero. We have monuments all over this great nation recognizing our heroes- from our neighborhood police and firemen to war heroes like Audie Murphy. Most recently, the man that comes to mind is Wesley Autry--- the guy that jumped down in the subway to save another man while onlookers and his two little girls stood there and watched. I can't imagine what was going through his mind... Mr. Autry did the right thing. Despite danger to himself, he would not allow someone to get hurt while he was "on watch". That message will be one that his daughters will always remember... and they will be better for it- always do the right thing.

Heroes can't do it by themselves... they need our support. They need to know that we stand behind them when they do the right thing. This weekend there were protesters in our nations capital.... they were there to do the usual talking points... "Bush lied, people died... Haliburton Haliburton... 9/11 was an inside job... blah blah blah... !" A.N.S.W.E.R. and the others continue to try and divide this nation and demoralize our military.

In response to this protest... Americans on the other side came together to meet and protect our memorials in a Gathering of Eagles--- To stand silent guard over our nation's memorials, in honor of our fallen, and in solidarity with our armed forces in harm's way today.

Go visit Gunn Nutt, Michelle Malkin, and Mark Levin Fan to see some inspiring photos. Patriot Guard Riders were there. It is estimated that 30,000 folks showed up to show support compared to the 10,000 that fell on the other side...

Everyone that went to stand and protect --Thank You! More importantly, thank you for showing our troops in harms way that we do care about them... that we support them and their mission...

One of my favorite places to visit when I need to be inspired is GCS Distributing. If you only click on one of my links from today's post, I ask that it be this one. Please take 4 minutes to be inspired and to remember that we have men and women in harms way protecting us. The folks there have put together some of the most heartfelt passionate tributes I have ever seen. So, please visit GCS Distributing's Tribute - Honor, Sacrifice, Duty. Please bookmark GCS... and visit them and become a patron if you can.

The most dangerous time for our service men and women is when their minds are distracted from the task at hand by concerns at home or a lack of support from those of us whom they protect.

We can help them keep their focus through our show of support and by assisting the families they leave behind.

The reason that my post is late is because I did not click "save"... and then naturally as I was finishing up this post.... I had a server "issue". The resurrection of this post isn't the best, but I'm ticked and this is the best I have to offer on this spectacularly beautiful morning.

Resolve by Foo Fighters

Something that I felt today, something that I heard
Swingin' from the chandeliers, hanging on your word
I remember watchin' you, once upon a time
Dancing from across the room, in another life

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

Lookin' back to find my way, never seemed so hard
Yesterday's been laid to rest, change another guard
I would never change a thing, even if I could
All the songs we used to sing, everything was good

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

One more year that you're not here has gone and passed you by
What happened to you, what happened to you?
One more tear that you won't hear has gone and passed you by
What happened to you, what happened to you?

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

A little bit of resolve
One more year that you're not here
Has gone and passed you by (A little bit of resolve)
A little bit of resolve
One more year that you're not here
Has gone and passed you by (A little bit of resolve)

Have a great week everyone!


Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Funny, TGIF Edition

Thanks to Shallow and Tacky, I found Cats That Look Like Hitler. This is a website dedicated to pet owners that love their little "kitlers"....
So... if you are looking for a good laugh, go visit both sites.

If you don't find it amusing... good grief... go find a sense of humor.

And now an oldie but but a goodie... Thanks, Tony.

A guy was sitting quietly reading his paper when his wife walked up behind him and whacked him on the head with a magazine.

"What was that for?" he asked.

"That was for the piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name Laura Lou written on it," she replied.

"Two weeks ago when I went to the races, Laura Lou was the name of one of the horses I bet on," he explained.

"Oh honey, I'm sorry," she said. "I should have known there was a good explanation."

Three days later he was watching a ball game on TV when she walked up and hit him in the head again, this time with the iron skillet, which knocked him out cold.

When he came to, he asked, "What in the world was that for?"

She replied, "Your horse called."

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wednesday at the Movies, Monty Python & the Holy Grail

There are two kinds of people in this world... those that love Monty Python and those that don't... I happen to be in the category that loves slapstick, sophomoric, oh... and of course silly comedy... Monty Python makes me laugh.

So... if you love the legend of King Arthur and his men of the round table... then please join me in reminiscing about his quest for the grail...

I'm French. Why do think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king.
We're knights of the round table,
We dance whenever we're able,
We do routines, and chorus scenes,
With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot,
We eat ham, and jam, and spam a lot.
And the Lord spoke, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out! Once the number three, being the third number be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.
Follow, but follow only if ye be men of valor! For the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so fowl, so cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived. Bones of four fifty men lie strewn about its lair! So, brave knights, if you do doubt your courage, or your strength, come nay further, for death awaits you all . . . with nasty big pointy teeth!


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Song, Ue Wo Muite Arukou

If you would like to comment on the song, please wait for the Sunday post, which will be up shortly. I would love to read your comments or email about the music selection and I am certainly willing to take requests.

I Look Up

Sunny - Hi 76 Lo 53 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 57 Lo 31 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Ue Wo Muite Arukou-- I Look Up When I Walk (The Sukiyaki Song), Kyu Sakamoto

This is the only Japanese pop song to make it to #1 on the American pop charts. The song was released in Japan in 1961 and in the United States in 1963. Sadly, Kyu Sakamoto died in a plane crash in 1985.


My earliest childhood memory was when I was three years old.

My grandfather built my grandmother a house when he returned home from the Marines. It consisted of 3 rooms (kitchen, bedroom, and living room) and an outhouse over the hill. This part, the oldest part of the house was made from scrap wood (because everything was scarce during the war years). My grandfather built this home with his own two hands and was his gift to my grandmother. He loved that piece of property and still does to this day. My grandmother never really liked the house and whenever there was an opportunity, she would have my grandfather buy another house and they would move....but he never sold the house in the country.

So, in any event, when my father brought his new wife and new baby daughter home from Okinawa via Barstow (actually, I was born in Barstow), a new tradition was born... My grandparents would buy a new home while someone in the family lived there... to get us on our feet so to speak. By the time we moved in to the house a fourth room as well as a bathroom had been added. Today the house consists of a couple of bathrooms, and 7 rooms with an attached garage... again... all built by my grandfather.

OK... back to my earliest childhood memory which takes me to a summer day which had to be in 1968. I was outside playing by myself. The house was in the country (at least it was country back then). Our closest neighbors lived on the other side of the crick (creek) and past the woods... So, I was outside collecting wild violets and dandelions and making a bouquet for my beautiful mother. After I had collected just the right amount of purple and yellow, I went running in the house. She was in the kitchen washing dishes (we had running water--- but just cold... no hot water) and looking out the window. I held up my hand with the flowers and said, "Mommy!" She looked at me and smiled. I don't remember what happened to the flowers, but I remember sitting down at the kitchen table and speaking with my mother- who knows about what... good grief... it couldn't have been that complex... after all I was three and my mother had only been in the United States for a few years and wasn't provided much opportunity to speak English. (Mom became a United States citizen while we lived in California. To this day, she proudly speaks of the moment when she took her oath.)
Even though my mother was very pregnant with my brother at the time, (I do not remember her being pregnant- in discussing this memory with my mother, surprisingly she remembers it also and is amazed I have the same memory), my father had already started with his extended disappearing acts...

Now where was I, yes in the kitchen... We were in the kitchen, Sukiyaki came on the radio... first time I ever remember hearing the song. American music moguls called the song Sukiyaki because Americans have this thing about not trying to pronounce Japanese properly. We mercilessly make fun of Japanese folks when they speak English... maybe we have a fear they will make fun of us and our pronunciation of Japanese. American mouths don't move that way... As I sat at the kitchen table, my mother sang along and I remember seeing tears well up in her eyes... but never once did a tear fall down her cheek. That is the first time I remember her singing...and one of the few times I ever saw her emotional. After the song was over, she laughed and said that the music was so happy, but the words were so sad.....

My mother fell in love with an Okinawan man before she met my father... I've no idea how serious or long the relationship lasted... I do know that the relationship ended because they came from different classes in society... and their relationship was not accepted.

At the time of my flash of a memory and for many years I never knew what the song was about.... The song is about the sadness a man carries because his love is gone... He walks looking up so the tears don't roll down his face... hokey.... yeah... I have no doubt the poetry of the song is somehow lost in translation... to have seen my mother sing the song and still remember it as if it were yesterday.... well... you would understand why I like the song and for me how nothing was lost in translation...

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

Reel Fanatic - likes movies
Useless Drivel - funny
That Gay Conservative - conservative w/ a capital C
Bluegrass Red State - Bluegrass = Kentucky


Did you see the headlines on my sidebar? I saw that over at MacBro's Place. MacBro saw it over at Larry's Place. Pretty cool, don't you think? However, sometimes the headline reads as "undefined"... just hit refresh... no idea why it's doing that...

I've also added an RSS link to my sidebar... it's about time, huh?

and I've joined MyBlogLog.

I have been in a funk and I will get back to my posts on terrorist organizations... but this is my blog... My place to exorcise my demons....

Ue Wo Muite Arukou

Ue wo muite arukou
Namida ga kobore naiyouni
Omoidasu harunohi
Hitoribotchi no yoru

Ue wo muite arukou
Nijinda hosi o kazoete
Omoidasu natsunohi
Hitoribotchi no yoru

Shiawase wa kumo no ueni
Shiawase wa sora no ueni

Ue wo muite arukou
Namida ga kobore naiyouni
Nakinagara aruku
Hitoribotchi no yoru


Omoidasu akinohi
Hitoribotchi no yoru

Kanashimi wa hosino kageni
Kanashimi wa tsukino kageni

Ue wo muite arukou
Namida ga kobore naiyouni
Nakinagara aruku
Hitoribotchi no yoru
Hitoribotchi no yoru


I look up when I walk
So the tears won't fall
Remembering those happy spring days
But tonight I'm all alone

I look up when I walk
Counting the stars with tearful eyes
Remembering those happy summer days
But tonight I'm all alone

Happiness lies beyond the clouds
Happiness lies above the sky

I look up when I walk
So the tears won't fall
Though my heart is filled with sorrow
For tonight I'm all alone


Remembering those happy autumn days
But tonight I'm all alone
Sadness hides in the shadow of the stars
Sadness lurks in the shadow of the moon

I look up when I walk
So the tears won't fall
Thought my heart is filled with sorrow
For tonight I'm all alone


Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sunday Song, Star Spangled Banner

If you would like to comment on the song, please wait for the Sunday post, which will be up shortly. I would love to read your comments or email about the music selection and I am certainly willing to take requests.

A Call to Duty -- at least to work....

Sunny - Hi 80 Lo 54 for Baghdad, Iraq
Flurries - Hi 38 Lo 25 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: The Star Spangled Banner, sung by
Whitney Houston (pre crack is whack days)

There are times when the spirit of our country is captured and bottled for the world to see. Superbowl 25 was one of the moments. Whitney's voice brought me to tears then... and 16 years later, the emotion, I feel is no different... the pride I felt for our men fighting in the Persian Gulf, the spirit of a unified country... We need that back now... more than ever.


I'm sorry, but no Sunday Morning Coffee post on this chilly morning. I have to run in to work and sort through some heavy duty government contracts. Let's just say that I'm doing my duty... There are certain key things that are needed by our great fighting men and women and I'm here to see that the company I work for does our part.

If I have time later today- I may try and get something else posted.

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

I have added some blogs to my blogroll... and there is a meme below you can play.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Movie Meme...

I am awake early on a Saturday morning.... why....? hmmm? Because some say as one gets older... one doesn't need as much sleep... Oh yeah? Well take a look at the bags under my eyes...

Now where was I? Ah yes, despite the fact the folks in Hollywood are completely narcissistic and I question the talent of many, I still love the movies... I found this meme ages ago and saved it. I thought I had saved the link to give credit, but unfortunately did not.... so, if I stole this from you... please let me know, so I can provide some linkish love and appreciation.

The RULES: Top 100 Movies

Take this list of the AFI's top 100 movies and copy to your own blog; bold the movies you have seen. Leave a comment here once you have done so...

Godfather, The (1972)
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) --Great movie, but hard to watch because of Tim Robbins
Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
Schindler's List (1993) --Powerful
Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) (1954) -- One of my favorites
Casablanca (1942)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
Star Wars (1977) --But of course
Citizen Kane (1941) --"rosebud"
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Dr. Strangelove (1964) --am I the only one that believes this is over rated, not to mention a propaganda piece?
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - my favorite of the trilogy
Rear Window (1954) --any Hitchcock movie is a favorite of mine-- but this had one of my favorites... James Stewart
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) --Harrison Ford!!
Pulp Fiction (1994) -- yuck
Usual Suspects, The (1995) --I love Kevin Spacey
Memento (2000)
North by Northwest (1959) --another Hitchcock movie... this one with Cary Grant
12 Angry Men (1957) -- love this one
Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) (1966) --back when Clint Eastwood was.... Clint Eastwood...
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- the cinematography is breathtaking. I would have loved to have seen this on the big screen.
Psycho (1960) -- Hitchcock!
Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (Amelie) (2001)
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) --a tradition... a favorite...
Goodfellas (1990) -- dark, ugly
American Beauty (1999) -- dark ugly and another favorite...
Sunset Blvd. (1950) -- This was directed by Billy Wilder... I LOVE this movie... William Holden and Gloria Swanson... "We didn't need dialogue... We had faces!"
Vertigo (1958) --Hitchcock, Stewart
Matrix, The (1999)
Cidade de Deus (City of Gold) (2002)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Gregory Peck
C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1968) -- I think I have seen this one, but I can't recall the plot so, I won't count it.
Apocalypse Now (1979) --Michael's favorite line... "I love the smell of napalm in the morning... it smells like.... like victory."
Pianist, The (2002) --fabulous
Third Man, The (1949) --another movie I believe I have seen but can not recall the storyline
Paths of Glory (1957)
Taxi Driver (1976) -- ugly
Fight Club (1999)
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away) (2001)
Some Like It Hot (1959) --what is funnier than Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag?
Double Indemnity (1944) -- another film noir... this is a good one-- I've gone blank on the name of the actor that played Walter Neff.... he was the dad on My Three Sons... Barbara Stanwyck is also in this one.
Boot, Das (1981)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) --this is a frantic movie with an interesting plot... I only watched it once... but it is in my personal library I enjoyed it that much...
Singin' in the Rain (1952) -- not my favorite Gene Kelley musical, but none the less I love the movie and especially the "gotta dance" sequence...
Chinatown (1974)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
All About Eve (1950) -- Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holme, and Marilyn Monroe-- this movie is loaded with great lines.... just loaded! probably the most quoted... "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night"
M (1931)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) -- This is a great great movie. Alec Guinness
Se7en (1995) --disgusting... for the sake of being disgusting
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) --"Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
Saving Private Ryan (1998) --a wonderful tribute to the greatest generation
Rashômon (1950) --another Japanese movie- I believe I saw this back in my college days, but can't recall the plot.
Raging Bull (1980)
Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
Alien (1979)
American History X (1998)
Sting, The (1973)
Léon (1994)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) --This Frank Capra classic should be required viewing of every single politician in Washington...
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) --This is a great movie and Frank Sinatra is fabulous
Vita è bella, La (Life is Beautiful) (1997) --What one man does to protect his son... the emotion behind this movie isn't powered by the horror of the holocaust or the concentration camps but the love a man has for his son and what he is willing to do to protect him from evil... I need to watch this again.
Touch of Evil (1958) -- I have to be in the right mood to watch this movie. The last time I pulled this movie out, I fell asleep watching it. Directed and starring Orson Welles, and Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) --great movie about greed.
Finding Nemo (2003) --love this one!
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) --visually this movie was stunning... but... I fall asleep watching this... every time... C'MON!! It's boring!!
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Great Escape, The (1963) --no one is cooler than Steve McQueen
Modern Times (1936) --
Clockwork Orange, A (1971) --I watched this movie a lot when I was in college. I don't think I could watch it again. Violence for the sake of violence.
Amadeus (1984) --fabulous
On the Waterfront (1954) -wonderful
Ran (1985) --powerful
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Annie Hall (1977) --I caught this a couple of months ago at my mom's. I think it is still funny.
Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (2000)
Jaws (1975) --"I think we're gonna need a bigger boat"
Apartment, The (1960) --Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine
Braveheart (1995) --"they may take our lives, but they'll never take Our Freedom!"
High Noon (1952) --My very favorite western. A man that does the RIGHT thing even though no one supports him...
Aliens (1986)
Fargo (1996) --"oh, I think I'm gonna barf."
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Shining, The (1980) --This is one scary movie- although the book was much better...
Metropolis (1927)
Blade Runner (1982) --I think this is my favorite science fiction movie.
Sixth Sense, The (1999) --yeah yeah yeah... I see dead people.
City Lights (1931) --I've never been able to find this to watch it.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Duck Soup (1933) --I admit... I have never found the Marx Brothers funny...
Great Dictator, The (1940) --I thought this was horrible
General, The (1927)
Sjunde inseglet, Det (The Seventh Seal) (1957)
Princess Bride, The (1987) --"My name is Inego Montoya, you kill my father. Prepare to die." This is a must see... What a wonderful story, and how nice... it can be watched and enjoyed by everyone.
Dogville (2003)

OK.. your turn... leave a comment when you have completed yours!