rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Around Again

I'd post a list of all the things I wanted to do this year and failed to get done, but LJ has a limit on the size of entries.

Instead, here's a photo I found in the UCLA on-line collection of historic photos from the L.A. Times and old L.A. Daily News, Changing Times. The picture depicts the respondents to a casting call for black cats to appear in a segment of the Roger Corman horror movie Tales of Terror, released in 1962. I don't think I've ever seen the movie, but now that I've seen the kitties trying out for it I guess I'll have to hunt it down. The photo is copyright UCLA, but has been released under a Creative Commons attribution, share-alike 3.0 license, in case anyone who wants to do a lolcat or such with it.

Cat Call, 1961

Click and click to embiggen and embiggen.

Speaking of kitties, the gray cat is on my back porch again tonight. I'm thinking somebody must have gone away for the holiday weekend and left him out to fend for himself. I'm wondering how he'll react to the noise at midnight. Not that it gets allthat loud around here at midnight. It's usually just a few horns and the guy with the old hand-cranked siren a few blocks away.

OK, I have about an hour to do various tasks that I've been putting off while I've putzed around uploading this photo to LJ Scrapbook (the lamest photo site on the web, I'm beginning to think), and then I'll be ready to be our front (the back yard is just for the kitty tonight) drinking a bottle of Sierra Nevada at midnight. I think I'll make popcorn, too. New Year popcorn should be a tradition.

Happy New Year.

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