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Journal of No. 118


January 2nd, 2016

Two Synchronicities @ 10:50 pm


Was considering Mexican places for lunch today. Discovered that Margaritas on Crenshaw wouldn't open until 2pm. [Ended up at the El Cholo on Western]

KCET showed a nice documentary [interspersed with begging for money] about Endeavour's trip down the streets of LA. As it trundles down Crenshaw, there's a nice shot of it through the archway at Margaritas.






ThisTV was (well, still is) having a Bond film marathon. ThisTV has an interesting assortment of advertising, including one for a little hand-operated food processor thing that has a pull cord that moves the blades. I was a bit shocked that the smiling loud man chopped some vegetables, dropped them into his stir-fry, looked into the camera, and said "Me so Hungry" as though he had done nothing wrong.

Then when the credits of A View to a Kill came on [I said it was a marathon of Bond films, not a marathon of good Bond films. Only watchable for Grace Jones and the fact that the ridiculous plot involving injecting water into oilwells to cause earthquakes has turned out to not be so ridiculous.] and it was hard to let a name like Papillon Soo Soo go by without further investigation.

"Papillon Soo Soo appeared as Pan Ho in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, the first of three films that she appeared in.

She is also well known for playing the role of the Da Nang hooker who uttered the famous "Hey baby, you got girlfriend Vietnam? Me so horny. Me love you long time," and "Me sucky sucky" lines in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which continues to be referenced in popular culture..." such as advertising on This TV.

[Since things come in threes, we can further connect synchronicities #1 and #2 via Moonraker, which is just as bad as I remember it.]
 
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From:stevenkaye
Date:January 3rd, 2016 06:57 am (UTC)
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What the hell was that with Jaws falling in love with the teenager in Moonraker? And how did I perceive it as cute rather than creepy when I first saw it in the theater?

Speaking of KCET, I ran across this today.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:January 3rd, 2016 07:11 am (UTC)
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The other oddness was that we were supposed to think that this was obviously genetically inferior. Even with dorky glasses and hairstyle.



(The actress at least was 25 - hopefully that reduces the creep factor. It's just that everyone looks 12 next to Richard Kiel.)

Journal of No. 118