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1977 The King Dies,The Force, 2 Crazy Guys, & More #tbt

Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I presenting to you my retro post editions on a new day with a new name, Throw Back Thursday (formerly Way Back Wednesday) with a look back in time to 1977!


The year the King of Rock n’ Roll died!

ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII (Aired 04/04/73) Gary Null, Photographer

This past August 16th marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Do you remember this world breaking news? I do. I was sitting in the living room with then DBF (now DH) on the sofa when the report cut into our TV programming. My jaw hit the floor with the passing of this legend. He was only 42 at the time of his death.

I found supposedly this quote by Elvis just before his death after meeting Scientologists who tried to recruit him.

Elvis fumed: “The hell with those people. There’s no way I’ll ever get involved with that s.o.b. group. All they want is my money.”

Star Wars IV, New Hope, released in theatres in May of 1977 and is the second highest grossing movie in North America for which we all recognize the popular quote, “May the force be with you“. We didn’t actually see this film until after we got married in 1979.

Saturday Night Live was the popular late night TV viewing for many and became the springboard for two comedians. I didn’t watch it much because I’m not a night owl but I do remember Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd characters, mostly from watching the show after getting married.


Popular TV Shows I watched…

  1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
  2. Happy Days (ABC)
  3. Three’s Company (ABC)
  4. Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
  5. All in the Family (CBS)
  6. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
  7. Alice (CBS)
  8. One Day at a Time (CBS)
  9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
  10. 60 Minutes (CBS)

I didn’t watch MASH or 60 Minutes much in those years. I had a greater appreciation for both shows by the time I was in my early 20s and 30s, especially M*A*S*H. I only liked watching the Andy Roony segment on 60 Minutes.


I’m not sure when these individual clips originally ran on 60 Minutes but they are a lot of fun to watch. Rooney’s humorous commentaries are sure to make you smile. They do me!

This is also the year, DH graduated high school. I can’t believe it’s been 40 years! In this time, he’s lost classmates and friends.  It’s sad how the hands of time give one the shaft in so many ways. He started college in the fall and I began grade 10. Just look at me, aren’t I cute? lol Geez, my face is chubby! We called DD#2 “Chubby Checks” when she was little. She favors me the most but you see her daddy in her, too.  Anywho, those pencil eyebrows were the thing and parting one’s hair in the middle was the style. Neither really suited me. My appearance hasn’t changed a lot over the years, I don’t think, except my eyebrows aren’t this thin and I part (sorta) my a hair to one side (see me here).


Where were you and what were you doing in 1977?


I can’t close out the year without sharing some popular mewsic with you. Hit play while you read my responses to Joyce’s Wednesday Hodgepodge questions!




That’s all for now. I want to encourage you to join my email circulation (see side menu) to not miss the latest mews from Curious as a Cathy and I hope to see you tomorrow at Friday Fun Stuff for some giggles.















Part 4: My 25 Favorite Male Actors

Thanks for joining me, kittens & dawgs! First off, let me apologize. I had every intention of sharing this post with you last Thursday, but my schedule got too full and I couldn’t devote the time needed to it.

Secondly, I truly appreciate your sticking it out with me as I presented My 25 Favorite Male Actors series to you. This will be my final installment. Don’t worry, if you haven’t been following along with me then you can catch up, here.


Two wise-cracking, prankster cops assigned to watch an escaped convict’s girlfriend home in the uproariously flick, Stake Out.

Stake Out

The 70’s cult classic Jaws introduced me to Richard Dreyfuss, but it was in this movie as Detective Chris Lecce I became an instant Dreyfuss fan, along with his side-kick Emilio Estevez (Detective Bill Reimers). This blockbuster hit cranked out a sequel in 1993 with the same fun-loving, witty duo and Rosie O’Donnell in Another Stakeout.

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When you think of Sylvester Stallone, what movie comes to mind? I know what many of you are thinking. Rocky, right? Believe it or not, I have yet to watch these movies. The first movie I saw Stallone in is Rambo: First Blood.

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His dialogue in this movie was very little, but did he really need it? The whole quiet persona of a Vietnam war hero struggling to fit back in with society was executed brilliantly by Stallone. He plays the silent tough guy very well. I have followed his career over the years enjoying many outstanding features with the Italian Stallone, but one of my all-time favorites is Cliffhanger.

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Born Edward Regan Murphy in Brooklyn, New York to one telephone operator, Lillian, and transit police officer, Charles Edward Murphy. Edward Regan or as we better know him, Eddie Murphy, had aspirations as a young child to be in show business and at the age of 19 he got his start on the Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Players of Saturday Night Live (SNL). I use to not be much of a late night person, so these programs I didn’t watch often and although I knew who Murphy was I didn’t really get to appreciate his talents until he hit the big screen in 1982 in 48 Hrs. as Reggie Hammond, a convict who is forced to help a cop locate a fellow partner in crime who he fears will double cross him. Check out one of my favorite scenes with Murphy singing Roxanne.


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My Favorite Male Actor list wouldn’t be complete Steve Martin and the late John Candy. Martin and Candy have starred in various well-written comedies and appeared on SNL over the years, but nothing they did separately compares with their partnership in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles starring as Neal Page (Martin) and Del Griffith (Candy).


This late 80s smash hit is one of our Thanksgiving traditions. It’s a chock-full of laughs rolled in with a handful of tenderness. Two unlikely people brought together by a common denominator and that is to get home for Thanksgiving. I love, love this movie!

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I was introduced to Tom Hanks in 1980 in the TV sitcom Bosom Buddies.

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 27: BOSOM BUDDIES - Pilot - Season One - 11/27/80, On a co-worker's suggestion, junior copywriter Henry Desmond (Peter Scolari, left) and his buddy, junior illustrator Kip Wilson (Tom Hanks) became "Hildegarde" and "Buffy" to reside in the Susan B. Anthony Hotel, an all-women residence. , (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Season One pilot: On a co-worker’s suggestion, junior copywriter Henry Desmond (Peter Scolari, left) and his buddy, junior illustrator Kip Wilson (Tom Hanks) became “Hildegarde” and “Buffy” to reside in the Susan B. Anthony Hotel, an all-women residence. Photo from ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images.

Hanks is an incredibly well-rounded actor. I love him in romantic comedies like Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail; he’s wonderful in dramas like Forrest Gump, Apollo 13,  or Catch Me If You Can. No matter what role he undertakes, he does it justice. He’s just that kinda good.

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Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are a dynamic duo in the Rush Hour trilogy.


I would love to see the 4th production but I am growing weary in seeing this come to fruition. Outside of these fun flicks, Chan has been a limited number of movies. The first thing I ever saw Chan in is The Cannonball Run (1981) and there are few others that are good, but my favorite features by far are the Rush Hour movies. I don’t get it because he’s a natural on screen with his bigger than life smile, quick reflexes, and choppy English. Tucker, on the other hand, has done only one other movie, The Fifth Element, that I’ve seen him in. I’m beginning to question if Tucker even needs to be on my list now. *scratch head* Oh well, I do love him in Rush Hour, so I’ll keep him on till someone boots him off my top 25.

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In doing this list, I just sorta threw it together. There is no rank, no pattern, no rhyme or reason. I allowed the top 25 male actors pop in my head at random. That being said, my final actor is Michael Douglas. The first thing I recall seeing Michael in is Star Chamber. He was great in it! The movies that made me really fall in love with this actor is Romancing the Stone and Jewell of the Nile, too.  He is another actor who does comedy and dramas equally well. The list of fantastic movies is long. To name a few of my favorites: Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Shinning Through, Disclosure, The American President, The Ghost and the Darkness, The Game, A Perfect Murder, Wall Street, The In-laws, The Sentinel, and And So It Goes. In retrospect, I believe Douglas might be my #1 favorite male actor judging the movies that I’ve seen that he starred in over the years.

I reckon I could come up with another 25 favorite male actors, but my brain is frazzled. In the coming months, maybe after the holidays, I will roll up my sleeves to create My 25 Favorite Female Actors list for you.

Which of these actors do you love and why?

Next week I am taking a break for Thanksgiving, but I will be back for my first round of December BoTB on the 1st and I hope you’ll play along with me. Meanwhile, I’m linking up with Ink Interrupted and Stacy Uncorked this morning. One more thing before I scoot, I wanted to remind ya that my #WW linky is set to go live tonight at 8pm and I invite you to get in on the fun!

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Have a latte fun!


Friday Sillies #58 – Christmas Humor Week 3


It’s the last Friday before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse… Whew, not a creature was stirring!

I’ve been set to overdrive all month, haven’t you? I’m ready for a bit of nonsense, aren’t you?

Welcome to another edition of Friday Sillies!

Today, I’m harking…okay, I’m not harking, but thanks to YouTube videos, I found a few Christmas parodies for your listening pleasure.

Here is a twisted Christmas to you…




Have yourself a hap-hap-happy, good ole Merry Christmas time!

This is a blog hop, folks.   To participate simply grab my Friday Sillies Blog Hop button, create a wacky post sure to make us giggle, and link up below.

Whatchoo Laughin’ At?


Photo borrowed from Google!

Welcome to the 100th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is head conductor of the Love Train. To make sure things run smoothly, she has enlisted a few co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida,  Callie of JAmericanSpice,  Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and yours truly!  This month’s honorary co-conductor is: Larry from CakeBlast!

Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Funny songs”.





“How do I get on board of this Love Train?”

Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone.  Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do.

  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Sign the linky, follow us, grab our blog buttons, & leave a comment letting us know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with fellow rockin’ bloggers below and why not invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join the fun!

Are you ready to get dancing this week?  Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to visit dance with all the others on the Love Train today.

Congratulations to our spotlight dancers this week! Normally, we have two featured bloggers for this, but today we only have one. Be sure to visit the #1 slots on the linky line-up!

Next stop, your place! The Love Train will be pulling into your depot and I’m eager to begin by following you! What Monday’s music moves you?

You’re invited to come back at noon CST today to learn, if your name is listed among the winners in our 100th Week Gala Giveaway!


Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…
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What Music Is Moving You This Monday? {4Ms}

Welcome to the 50th week of Monday’s Music Moves Me with our head conductor, Marie from Xmas Dolly and helping out on the Love Train to make sure things run smoothly are her co-conductors:  Lorie, Larry, Callie,  and Stacy!

This week’s theme is “Group/Singer that begin with the letter M”. Admission to ride this Love Train is doable for anyone who wishes to rock n’ roll with all the passengers aboard.

  1. Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  2. Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  3. Sign the linky, follow Marie & her co-conductors, grab their blog buttons, & leave a comment letting them know you’re a new follower.
  4. Shake your bootie with your fellow rockin’ bloggers on the linky (below) or invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join us.
This week’s featured Spotlight Dancers are:.

1. Dominique@ Dominiques Desk

2. Michigan Couponer

Now dance your way over and be sure to let them know how very happy you are for them by leaving them a comment. Here’s what’s rockin’ my Monday…









Whoo-hoo, what a jammin’ smokin’ party of fun!  Are you ready to rock this week off to a good start? Then, climb aboard by linking your 4M blog post below and join the party by visiting as many of those on board the Love Train.