Friday, June 29, 2007

Piccu's Summertime Movietime Picks O' the Week for June 30-July 7

Time for the Summertime Movietime picks and a short edition this week after the jumbo edition last week. Remember all these movies will be found on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Let’s snort it!!

On July 3 at 2:30 AM EASTERN you need to check out Mad Max. I know some of you have seen this and I am late to the brunch, but I just recently saw this and was amazed that an Australian action movie from 1979 can still be so good. Mel Gibson is a cop who is seeking revenge for a murder. This movie is nothing but speed, fast cars and fast bikes. This is a definite action classic.

On July 4 at 9:30 AM EASTERN you can start your holiday with The Sunshine Boys. This movie stars Walter Matthau and George Burns as a comedy team who is reuniting, after years of feuding, for a TV comeback. I was surprised this was so good seeing as the leads are two old geezers but Matthau and Burns are so funny together. If you like Abbott and Costello or the Three Stooges type vaudeville humor, this movie is for you. It also has a sweetness to it as well.

Also on July 4 at 5:30 PM EASTERN you can see a classic in Yankee Doodle Dandy. This movie stars James Cagney as George M. Cohan who was a famous song and dance man that entertained America through two world wars. This movie is a musical and is loaded with all kinds of tap dancing. I am not a huge fan of musicals, but I did like this one and I recommend it especially for those of you who love musicals. It is also number 98 on the 10th anniversary AFI list of 100 movies.

On July 6 you can watch a film noir classic as D.O.A. will be shown on TCM at 10 PM EASTERN. This movie stars Edmond O’Brien as an insurance man who leaves town to unwind and ends up being poisoned. The poison is slow acting and he spends the movie finding out why he was poisoned and who did it. The concept is so cool and it has the coolest opening lines in cinema.

On July 7 at 2 AM EASTERN you can watch a cult classic called Curse of the Demon on TCM Underground. This movie is about and anthropologist, Dana Andrews, who investigates a devil worshipper who may command a deadly demon. This movie has a great story and decent acting and I thought it was really good. It was very mysterious and has a great ending. Check it out.

Well, there you go. You should have no problem checking these out this week, especially since you have a holiday to watch some of them. So, until next time, keep your hands in the popcorn and your feet stuck to the floor.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 23 is in the air!!!

This edition is a special 4th of July edition where the Gunrunners open the vault and tell all regarding their firework attacks and accidents. It is to not be missed and we do not recommend you try any of this at home.

We also discuss a local bank robbery, some Heroes news, Deadliest Catch, and we have movie reviews. In the music section Lee lets you know how great the new White Stripes CD is and the Gunrunners return their 80's music retrospective with a song even Julie loved. And Julie hates music.

We also have a special guest this week as Kaylie's dad, Jeremy, comes on the show and helps us spill the beans on our quasi-criminal past involving fireworks. He also gives us a few tasteless jokes, be warned.

If you want to email us and tell us how much you hate us or how shocked you are at our behavior, you can reach us at or OR on our myspace page.

Snort on!!!!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Piccu's Summertime Movietime Picks O' the Week for June 22-30

It’s time once again for the Summertime Movietime picks and I have way too many this week, but there were some good movies on the Turner Classic Movies schedule. By the by, that is the channel on which you will find all these movies. If you do not have TCM then rent or Netflix these movies.

First we start out on Friday June 22 at 2:15 PM EASTERN with Stalag 17. This is a WWII movie about American soldiers being held in a German prison camp. It stars William Holden as a man who is trying to prove he isn’t an informer. This is a great war movie without much war. It is directed by the great Billy Wilder. Holden does a great job of seeming to not care about anything while caring about everything and wanting to be hated by the audience but ends up being loved by the audience. Because of his teriffic performance, Holden won an Oscar.

At 4:30 PM EASTERN on June 22 we see William Holden again in Sunset Boulevard. This movie has been said by many to be the greatest example of film noir. Holden is a failed screenwriter who ends up at the beck and call of an old Hollywood legend. The creep factor is very high in this movie, especially the ending. It is also 16 on the updated AFI 100 movies list.

On June 23 at 8 AM EASTERN The Killers will be on TCM. The Killers is a great film noir movie that is told through flashbacks from those involved in the life of a murdered boxer. This movie stars Burt Lancaster in his first big movie role and is one of the few Lancaster movies I really enjoyed. Ava Gardner also stars as just plain bad news. If you like noir films, this is a must see.

Also on June 23 at 2 PM EASTERN we have number 19 on the updated AFI list, On the Waterfront. This movie stars the actor’s actor Marlon Brando as a washed up boxer mixed up with the mob and his dilemma of keeping quiet or telling the truth. I can’t even explain how great this movie is. Brando is so good you forget he is acting. This is my personal favorite Brando film and if you only see him once, see him in this.

Later on at 8 PM EASTERN The Lost Weekend will be shown as a part of TCM’s Essentials. This movie starts Ray Milland who is struggling to fight his alcohol addiction. This movie is so sad, dark and real that it is hard to believe it was made in 1945.

After The Lost Weekend you will need a pick me up and on June 24 at 8 PM EASTERN you can check out Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Besides the Stooges, Abbott and Costello are my favorite comic team. Knowing the plot of this film is not necessary. The coolest thing about this movie is that Bela Lugosi appears as Dracula and Lon Chaney Jr. appears as the Wolfman. And for those fans of Vincent Price, Price makes an uncredited appearance as the voice of the Invisible Man. Hijinks ensue.

On June 25 at 1:30 PM EASTERN you can see Humphrey Bogart in In a Lonely Place. Bogie plays a writer who is suspected of murder by his girlfriend. This is also a dark film more in a noir vein. Any movie with Bogie in it is going to be awesome so check it out.

On June 26 at 11 PM EASTERN we have a movie called The Hitch-Hiker. This movie seems to have been made and remade a thousand times. In this noir classic two men on a fishing trip pick up a psychotic killer who intends to use them and then kill them. This was based on a true story. The killer, Myers, has a creepy dead eye and is just bat crap crazy. This is not a classic in a normal sense, but a great noir film.

Here comes Bogie again on June 27 at 5:30 PM EASTERN in The Desperate Hours. In this movie Bogie and his escaped convict pals hold a family hostage as they wait for transportation out of town. This is a tense suspenseful movie and as always Bogart is great.

On June 28 at 8 PM EASTERN you can see Cary Grant in Gunga Din. This is a movie about three British soldiers who are searching for treasure who become caught in an Indian uprising. This is an action movie all the way and is definitely worth checking out.

On June 29 at 8 PM EASTERN Witness for the Prosecution will be shown on TCM. This is a great movie. It is smart, funny, and has great trial scenes. It stars Charles Laughton as a British lawyer who gets caught up in a couple’s marital affairs as he defends the husband charged with murder. This movie also stars Tyrone Power, a big star in his time, and the still big Marlene Dietrich. I must say I am not a huge Dietrich fan but she is wonderful in this role. It was also directed by Billy Wilder and that is how you can know it will be good. Ask Dr. Jesse how good this film is.

On June 30 at 2 AM EASTERN you can watch a great Lon Chaney silent film called West of Zanzibar. In this film Chaney is a man who plots revenge on the man who stole his wife. It takes place in Africa and is hardcore for a movie from 1928, very dark. Tod Browning was the director so it should be no surprise that the man who brought us the movie Freaks would make a dark film.

Well, there’s enough there to keep your DVR filled for a while. If you only watch one or two of these, I suggest Witness for the Prosecution because it is soooooo good. And I would also recommend highly On the Waterfront. It’s a mob movie starring Marlon Brando, those are always good. And one more to watch would be The Lost Weekend, it really gets into alcoholism and roots around for a while. That’s it, I’m finished. Until next time, keep your hand in the popcorn and your feet stuck to the floor.

Is a change coming in music?

I stumbled across this on and it is an essay about how this hot new crop of rock called emo may be the new hair metal. As in there are so many bands who sound exactly the same and who suck as bad as the next. It also poses the question, is something going to come along and destroy the genre just like Nirvana did when they came along in the early to mid 90's and killed hair metal?

I am a music geek as some of you know and I find this piece very interesting, though I don't believe it is necessarily true. For emo to be the next hair metal, the music industry needs a band or genre to emerge and kill it. I am not sure that is going to happen. I thought this exact same thing would happen to hip hop because anybody can put out a record and have a hit and then disappear. It wasn't too long ago that a hip hop album debuted at number one and had a good run but you never heard anything else form that artist after that. In the late 80's/early 90's the same could be said for hair metal. Unfortunately for hip hop, nothing came along to destroy it and we still have the same old crap coming out of our speakers. I can only listen to how great you think you are for so long. Let me guess, MC Bland, you like b*^%#s and h@# and you're a pimp. No kidding? Next thing you going to tell me is you're a hustler who still has love for the streets.

The only thing that would lead me to believe that this scene will go away on its own is the fact that most fans of this genre are teenage kids (although I must admit I do love My Chemical Romance and AFI). Unfortunately for bands with young fans, their fans grow up and usually move on. Ask any of the former boy band members, who aren't Justin Timberlake, how things have been going for the last 3 or 4 years. Emo groups could be the boy bands of this time and when their fans grow up, go to college and discover great music it could be over. I hope this is true because I don't have faith in a great new band or genre coming down the pike to save rock.

Whatever happens, if you are a music fan I think you will enjoy "Is Emo-Punk Just Hair Metal's Second Coming?" And there is plenty of good music out there if you look for it and aren't afraid to broaden your horizons.

Prepare yourselves, it's your Guitar Hero update of the week.

In the world of Guitar Hero there is no song news this week, unless videos of songs from Guitar Hero 3 count. This link takes you to and it has vids of songs and an interview with the creators of Guitar Hero 3. Some exciting news from the interview is that one of those interviewed said that it is getting really easy to acquire the songs they want. I hope this means Led Zep, Metallica, AC/DC, and Tool. Those bands would be awesome.

In other Guitar Hero 3 news we have our first look at the wireless controller for the XBox. The controller is a Gibson Les Paul and here is a pic. Here is a story on the new controller from An interesting note that comes out of this story is that the neck of the new controller can be removed and the creators neither confirmed nor denied the possibility that a double neck add on would be a part of our future. The face plate is also removable and there will be different faceplates available upon release. It looks pretty damn cool.

We also got our first look at the Rock Band guitar controller this week. Feast your eyes. It is a black Fender Stratocaster and it looks like Hendrix's Black Beauty. The main difference with this controller compared to the Guitar Hero controllers, besides the fact they are different brands, the Rock Band controller has fret buttons at the top of the neck and also at the bottom of the neck near the body. This should make for some fancy guitar heroics as you go from playing the main riff up top to sliding down to solo. I'm a geek.

Check all that crap out and get ready to rock on at the end of the year.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Rosie To Host Price is Right?!?!?

That almost sounds like a bad joke. I seriously can't believe that people continue to pander to this hate spewing, lie filled, GLAAD member.

Look, I don't care if she's a lesbian, though I could do without her waving like a flag all the time. I don't even care that she's a liberal whacko. It's more that she's a hate spewing venomous liar who cut and ran when little Elizabeth Hassellbeck didn't take up for her.

She's a coward. She, like a lot of whackos, loves to introduce wild stories and theories that have little or no basis in fact. Then when she's confronted, like she was on the View by Elizabeth, she gets angry and quits.

I don't particularly like Hassellbeck. To me she's too extreme right and seems to swallow anything the Bush administration spoons out to her. She's naive and that makes her a poor debater. She's not objective.

But back to Rosie. Rosie had the audacity to call our soldiers terrorists. (No, she never exactly said those words. What she did do was ask Hassellbeck who the real terrorists were. So she strongly implied it was us.) She then said she believed 9/11 was an inside job. Basically saying because fire can't melt metal (which if you've kept up with the Charleston, SC tragedy, you know is NOT can and does melt metal.)

That type of garbage is insane and unacceptable. But instead of being laughed out of the room, she's given opportunity after opportunity. I can only assume that the intense hatred of George W. Bush by the extreme left has made this type of language acceptable and appreciated.

I say to the Price is Right, go for it. Sign her. Put her on stage. Because without the icon Bob Barker, that show is going to hit the skids anyway and this will only hasten its decline and rid CBS of a dying product.

Man Kills Bobcat with Bare HANDS!

This, by golly, is what being a man is all about. If you're attacked by a bobcat, kill it. If you feel threatened by a bobcat, kill it. If it bites and scratches, kill it. Kill it, kill it, KILL IT!

This guy was moving some trash cans at his house when he found a bobcat. The bobcat growled and leaped at him. So what did he do? He killed it.

I love this story because I was just telling my wife yesterday that I loved eating chicken wings because ripping flesh from bone with my teeth was manly. This guy is in my unofficial Manly Men of Mankind club.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go belch, scratch myself, spit, and build a barn.

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 22 is in the air!!!!

This week is a supersize edition packed with all kinds of good crap, and I do mean crap.

The Gunrunners discuss Dustin's lead foot, The Sopranos, Julie loves The Starter Wife, we also have Lost news, and V Mars R.I.P. for real this time. Julie reviews three movies (The Queen, Music and Lyrics, and Because I Said So), while Lee reviews four (The Kentuckian, Chisum, The War Wagon, and Apocalypto).

Dustin and Lee then describe their Tool concert. It was a spectacle!

We also discuss People magazine's hottest bachelors, cucumber Pepsi, and killer squirrels.

Then we move on to email and we read the most disgusting, yet, hilarious email to date for the BGRs. Those with a weak stomach may not want to apply. This podcast is NASTY!!!!!!!

By the by, Jasper, the Gunrunners are going to devote an episode to our 4th of July adventures over the years (the 4th of July is like second Christmas for the BGRs) and we would like to hear your tales as well. In fact, Dr. Jesse has already provided us with one of his, so don't be left out. Tell us what went wrong, number of injuries or deaths, or just tell us how stupid you or someone you know was.

So email us at or you can contact us at our myspace page. As always you can find the show at or on iTunes.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Does This Contract Come With Therapy?

A Michigan mom (41) decided to draw up a contract for her boyfriend (37) to have sex with her daughter (15!) while the mother was recuperating from abdominal surgery. Why? Because the mother thought that her sex staved pedophiliac scuzz of a boyfriend would leave her if he didn't have sex with her while she was healing for two months.

The internet doesn't have the bandwith for me to tear these freaks down the way I'd like to. But I'm going to scim the surface for a few points.

1. You are this girls mother. She trusts you for protection, love, care, and to put her above yourself. Instead you sold her like a household tool for this disgusting human being to systematically rape over a two month period because your selfishness superceded your love for your own daughter. You are quite possibly the lowest human being I've ever heard of.

2. The daughter signed the contract too. There's no telling how messed up this girl's head was already. But the fact that she didn't run screaming from this couple tells me she had issues and now those are going to become very much worse. I hope that contract came with a lifetime of free psychotherapy because this poor girls mind will never be right again.

3. The scuzzbucket pedophiliac boyfriend was convicted of sexual misconduct and sentenced to prison. Oh, and did I mention he was also convicted on two DIFFERENT counts of sexual misconduct with a TWELVE year old. The judge really screwed up here because he's serving the sentences for all counts at the same time. These should be consecutive sentences and this guy shouldn't get out of jail ever. If he ever did, he should be chemically castrated first.

4. Obviously all of these people are either stupid, disgusting, or disturbed or all three. But you're all obviously committing a very illegal act. So what do you do? You write up a contract and keep it. Talk about open and shut cases.

If I talk much more about this, I'll probably snap somebody's neck. Harming children should be completely unacceptable in this country. I would gladly advocate for mandatory life sentences in these incidents. Possibly even death penalties. There are serious implications to that, I realize. False accusations could result in innocent lives dying. There would obviously have to be ZERO doubt that they were guilty. But people like this simply don't deserve to live to hurt kids again. God help that man if he did anything to my child. And to think, this poor girl was served up by her own mother. Unbelievable.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Piccu's Summertime Movietime Picks O' the Week for June 15-21

It’s time for your weekly dose of what to watch in the summertime, my Summertime Movietime Picks. All of these can be found on Turner Classic Movies or you can Netflix them if you don’t have TCM.

We begin on June 15 at 5 PM EASTERN and we have the great comedy It Happened One Night starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. In this film Colbert is an heiress who basically wants to escape her life and Gable is reporter who stumbles across her and sees a great story as they travel across the country. I am generally not a rom-com type guy, but this is a funny movie. It is number 35 on the AFI top 100 movies list.

Now we come to June 16 at 8 PM Eastern as a part of TCM’s Essentials series, Harvey starring James Stewart. This is a hard movie to explain. Jimmy Stewart is a wealthy man who loves spending time with his friend Harvey, who happens to be a six foot rabbit. This movie is weird and great. For the first half hour or so, you have no idea exactly what the deal is, but stick with it and you will have an all time favorite on your hands. Just ask merlin.

On June 17 at 10 PM Eastern we have a movie called The Kentuckian directed by and starring Burt Lancaster. Now I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge Burt Lancaster fan, except for his performances in The Killers and Brute Force, but parts of this movie was filmed in Ohio County and the majority of it was filmed in Owensboro, Kentucky and Rockport, Indiana. And for those of you who do not know, that is pretty much hometown USA for the Gunrunners. My Dad says that there are pictures of Mr. Lancaster walking down Main Street in Beaver Dam. I have never seen this movie so I don’t know if it is any good, but for those still living here and those who used to live here, it ought to be interesting to see what the area looked like in 1950. By the way, co-starring in this movie is a young Walter Matthau and yes, this is his movie debut.

On June 18 we begin fright night on TCM starting at 8 PM Eastern with The Uninvited. This movie stars the great Ray Milland and is a story about a brother and sister who buy a house with a ghostly secret. I must say that for a film made in 1944 I thought it was very, very creepy. There are ghostly weeping and moaning, Ouija boards, bumps in the night, and disembodied voices. This is a great scary movie. Turn out all the lights and turn up the sound and get creeped out.

Speaking of getting creeped out on June 19 at 1:30 AM Eastern you can check out The Haunting. This movie was remade and it sucked, but the original is creepy and has an undercurrent of lesbianism deftly placed throughout. The movie is about a team of investigators that moves into a house to see why it seems to destroy all who live there. Just like with The Uninvited, lights out, sound up and you will get a good creeping.

Skipping ahead to June 21 at 2:30 AM Eastern you can check out the original movie version of The Producers. It stars Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as a Broadway producer who enlists an accountant into a scheme to create the biggest flop of his career. This was written and directed by Mel Brooks and is a very funny movie. Gene Wilder is amazing and Zero Mostel is the epitome of sliminess. A must see for Brooks fans and comedy fans in general.

Also on June 21 at 10 AM Eastern we have a movie called The Outlaw. This movie is about Billie the Kid and Doc Holliday but none of that matters. This movie was made simply to show off Jane Russell and her two big amazing…well, you will understand when you see it. Russell is amazingly beautiful and sexy in this film and she is the only reason to watch. This movie was produced and directed by Howard Hughes, you know, the crazy millionaire guy who looked like Leo DiCaprio. Another reason to see this film is that Hughes had all kinds of fights with censor boards over the overtly sexual content of the film. You can see a hilarious recreation of some of those battles in the great movie The Aviator. This movie may seem tame by today’s standards but in 1943 I think I can see why there would have been a problem.

Finally we have Adam’s Rib starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn on June 21 at 12 PM Eastern. If you have never seen a Tracy and Hepburn movie, then this one is the one to see. It is about husband-and-wife lawyers who take opposite sides in a women's rights case. It is funny and infuriating and just great. You can see the chemistry between these two and they look so natural together. Their chemistry wasn’t too hard to achieve considering they had a decades long affair while Tracy was married. A must see.

So there you go another week, another great slate of films to check out. You can also check out the new AFI special on the 100 greatest American movies on Wednesday June 20 at 8 PM Eastern on CBS. You can see clips from every top movie and hear stars talk about what these films mean to them. It is hosted by Morgan Freeman. It should be interesting to see how the list has or has not changed in ten years. Until next week, keep your hands in the popcorn and your feet stuck to the floor.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Guitar Hero news and vids for all the geeks.

I am a geek, plain and simple. Here is how geeky I am, as well as Bratch. Last night we went to Big Kev's for one reason and one reason only and that was to play Guitar Hero. We all had to get up this moring and come to work, some earlier than others and we still played until after midnight. We are geeks.

For the other geeks out there, I came across this great video that gives us our first taste of the latest edition in the Guitar Hero Series, Rocks the 80's. It is video of many songs on the title. You get your first listen to what the songs will sound like and your first viewing of how hard they will be. It seems that every song was played on the expert level and most of them seem to be easier than GH2's lineup. Well, except for Extreme's Play with Me which looks like a ball buster. I will also have some trouble with Iron Maiden's Wrathchild. So click here for the link to GameSpy's coverage of GH: Rocks the 80's.

For those of you who are supergeeks, like myself, here are a couple of videos of a kid playing songs on GH2 and one on GH: Original Sin on expert level and getting five star ratings. He makes me sick.

I really hate this kid in this vid. He plays Psychobilly Freakout and taunts me as he turns his back to the screen to play a part that kills me if I even got off rhythm by a hair. By the by, this vid has been viewed over 1.7 million times. Screw him!

Here's video of the same kid playing Carry Me Home by The Living End. A song that took me days to finally be able to play on the hard level. This little weasel is, of course, playing it on expert level. Bratch should really appreciate this considering this is the song currently impeding his progress through the expert level. Sleepsack!

Here's the little varmint playing a 5 star version of Bark at the Moon on expert, a song that currently is one of two on the original Guitar Hero that laughs at my incompetence on the expert level, the other being Cowboys from Hell by Pantera. What a revolting display!

And finally the same kid playing a 5 star version of Freebird on the expert level. This is the video that humilates me the most because I know there is no way I will ever in a thousand years be this good. I can only hope this kid is so geeky that he is tormented and bullied every day he attends school.

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What Do You Snack On?

Everybody snacks. It's a proven fact. Even Fiona Apple and Kate Moss snack. Of course they have a sugar granual and call it a day, but it's still snacking.

When I'm exercising regularly (like I am right now) I find that snacking becomes a big hobby of mine. Turns out that burning more calories makes you crave more calories. Who'da thunk it? I'm a big fan of snacking on cereal.

It's almost ritualistic that around 9PM I'm pouring a bowl of something to be coated in milk and consumed while watching Good Eats on Food Network. Right now I'm munching on Fruity Cheerios, that technically are my 19 month old son Aiden's. So I'm going to have to make a run to Kroger to get something else.

What do you snack on? Cereal? Hostess cakes? Fruit? Veggies (you're so good!)? Bacon (you're so bad!)?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Calling Dr. My_Merlin

I don't know if anyone not addicted to pop culture and old movies still reads this site, but in case they do, this is for My_Merlin, resident psychological expert.

I keep having dreams where I die. Not just any dreams, but very detailed and "real feeling" dreams.

I had one where I was shot accidentally under the jaw. Upon being shot I was immediately paralyzed and wrecked my car. As I laid there unable to move I knew I was dying and I begged God to let me live because I didn't want to leave my wife and son. I woke up as I died.

The most recent one was last night. In this was one I was near a car that was bombed by a low flying plane. I ran away, but the fire caught up to me. Not the blast, just the fire. Again, like in the other dream, I begged God to spare my life.

Needless to say, this stuff is freaking me out. I think I was probably talking out loud last night when I was begging God because I woke up with my mouth feeling very dry as if I'd been talking. Any ideas?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Sopranos finale, satisfying or infuriating?

I have been a Sopranos fan since the first season and I was so excited to see what would happen on the final epsisode. Then when I saw what happened I had to wonder what happened.

About half way through the episode I realized that creator David Chase wasn't going to do anything truly outrageous and he would treat this episode like any other episode. The fade to black ending did freak me out. I thought my DVR timer ran out and I missed the last seconds of the show. When the credits popped up after the 5 second "black out" I realized that I had been had or that's how I felt at the time.

Looking back I like how the show went out. It's the choose your own adventure ending. If you love Tony and the family and didn't want them to die, then you should be happy because for all you know they are happily eating onion rings to this day. If you wanted the streets to run red with blood then you should be happy because we all know that the suspicious guy came out of the bathroom and popped Tony and maybe the whole family. Or was it the black guys who came in? Or was it the trucker looking guy drinking his coffee who did the deed? Whatever the case, you can't deny that those last 4 or 5 minutes were the most suspenseful, thrilling minutes that have ever seen on television. The whole time I was filled with dread just knowing that something was going down.

The ending leaves all of it up to us and while some call that a cop out (Wilbon) others will say that Chase left us with something that will keep the Soprano name alive for a long time. And the possibility of a revisit through TV or feature film.

So, what's my theory? Well, I have heard this a couple times already, but during the season, Tony and Bobby discussed what it must feel like to get whacked and it was said that it comes out of no where and everything just fades to black. Which is exactly what happened. Tony spent the whole time in the restaurant checking everyone out, checking everyone who came through the door and in the end his guard was down because he was watching his little girl come through the door as the assassin came out of the toilet with guns blazing a la Godfather 2. Or nothing happened and Tony wasn't checking out everyone in the place, but we the viewers were and Tony was content and just enjoying the company of his family.

Any other thoughts and theories? Did you like how it ended? Let me know. Comment here or email me at or contact me at the myspace page. If I get some action then we will discuss this on the podcast next week.

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 21 is in the air!!!!

The latest episode of the Bombay Gunrunners is ready for download.

In this episode the Gunrunners discuss sushi, dirty names on baseball cards, more on Loch Ness and The Sopranos (before the final episode). We also discuss Rage Against the Machine news and the pick hit o' the week is the Queens of the Stone Age. We also have more Guitar Hero news for you, yes we are geeks. And we celebrate the hair metal goodness that is Cinderella.

We also have a huge movie section with reviews of The Missouri Breaks, Freedom Writers, Pirates 3, and Knocked up.

Then we move on to crazy stuff involving Cap'n Crunch, a man in a wheelchair getting all up in a truck driver's grill, and listener mail. And we kept it under 6 hours this week. Enjoy!!!!

As always, we love to get email and comments from our listeners, so please contact us at,, or our myspace page.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Piccu's Summertime Movietime Picks O' the Week for June 9-15

It’s that time again, network TV is officially done and you haven’t got anything to keep you from going outside or reading a book. Well, I have the movie picks that will help you continue your sedentary lifestyle through the summer. It’s my summertime movie picks o’ the week. Please keep in mind that all these picks will appear on Turner Classic Movies, if you don’t have that channel call and yell at your cable or satellite providers.

Let’s start with June 9th at 8 PM Eastern, this will be The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, two of my all time faves and number 17 on the AFI 100. In this great film, Bogart the ornery boat captain and Hepburn the missionary battle each other and the Germans while traveling down a river in Africa. This isn’t the classic Bogie that you may have come to know and love, and some do not like this movie for that reason, but I think his performance is great and should not be missed.

Speaking of Katherine Hepburn, on June 10th at 8 PM Eastern we have the great screwball comedy, Bringing Up Baby. This film also stars the quintessential movie star, Cary Grant and is number 97 on the AFI 100. This movie is about a tiger named Baby and a missing bone. You don’t need to know anything else about this movie. This movie is one the funniest, wackiest movies I have ever seen. After watching this, you will wonder why Hollywood can’t make a decent comedy today when they were making Bring Up Baby in 1938.

On June 11th it looks like prison movies all night long. And not just any kind of prison movies, but women in prison movies. I haven’t seen any of the movies that are being shown, but I know what I like. That’s caged heat!!!

I know it seems like I have a thing for Katherine Hepburn (and by the way, I do) because I have another Hepburn movie for you. It’s called Suddenly, Last Summer and it comes on June 13th at 10 PM Eastern. This movie also stars the gorgeous Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, sort of a quasi-Brando. In this movie Hepburn tries to get a doctor, Clift, to lobotomize Taylor to keep her quiet about a murder. I was surprised at how edgy and out there this movie was for the time. It touched on quite a few touchy and taboo themes. It is a great psychological mystery.

On June 14th at 2 AM Eastern we have the movie Gilda. There is only one reason to see this movie and that is Rita Hayworth. There has never been anyone sexier in any role ever than Hayworth was in this movie. Hayworth plays Gilda who is married to a casino owner who employs an old flame of hers and she begins to torture him. I am telling you, when Hayworth is on this screen your TV will melt. She does a strip tease in which she basically removes one glove and it is the most insane thing you will have ever seen. I love this movie and I love Rita Hayworth and I need a cold shower.

Also on June 14th right after Gilda at 4 AM Eastern you can watch The Maltese Falcon. Humphrey Bogart stars in this movie as the private detective Sam Spade and he gets caught in the middle of a dangerous race to acquire a priceless statue. There is nothing to say about this movie except WATCH IT! It’s one of the all time greats and number 23 on the AFI 100. Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet and Mary Astor also star and there is no reason to not watch.

Again on June 14th at 10 PM Eastern, we have The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn in the title role. This movie is one of the first big action adventure movies that led to what we have today. There are no dull moments in this one and even by today’s standards it has some of the best sword fighting action you will see. You can’t help but like Flynn as Robin and root for him to bring down Prince John. If you see only one Errol Flynn movie, then this must be it.

On June 15th at 12 AM Eastern you can watch maybe the best onscreen pair in movie history, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep. Bogart plays Private eye Phillip Marlowe who investigates a society girl’s involvement in the murder of a pornographer, or something like that. I watched this movie and by the end I had no idea about what actually happened. It is a movie that requires two or three watches to get the story down, but one thing you do know when it is finished is that Bogart and Bacall are hot. In fact, director Howard Hawks shot extra scenes after the movie was finished and ready to go because the studio saw the chemistry of Bogie and Bacall in To Have and Have Not and wanted more of that in The Big Sleep. It sounds like a bad idea, but it works. It is a must see movie.

Also on June 15th at 8:15 AM Eastern we have 12 Angry Men. This movie stars Henry Fonda and a bunch of “Hey, you’re that guy!” guys. It focuses on a jury that has to decide the fate of a young man who is accused of murdering his father. Henry Fonda is the one holdout who is not so sure the man did it and he tries to convince the other jurors to at least take their time and analyze the evidence. This movie is intense and it pretty much takes place in one room and the acting is great. You really get a feel for who these people are in the space of an hour and a half. You especially get a very powerful and complex performance from Lee J. Cobb. Dustin and I have watched this movie many times and it is just as good as the last time we saw it.

Well, that ought to hold to for a bit. If you can only watch a couple out of that big list, go for Bringing Up Baby and The Maltese Falcon. Those are two very different movies that will give you two very different viewing experiences. And it will give you two notches on your TV from the AFI 100 movies list. So until next week, keep your hand in the popcorn and your feet stuck to the floor.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Check out this Iron Maiden cover band...

The little girl in this video is so funny. She realizes she has the hair for head banging, but just can't seem to utilize it to its fullest potential. Although she's about the same size as Bruce Dickinson. Snort the horn!!!!

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 20 is in the air!!!!

This week the Gunrunners discuss Lee the Serpent Slayer, Lee and Dustin's Friday lunch experience, Julie being attacked by punk teenagers and the FINAL Lost discussion, at least unitl January or February. We have four movie reviews, more Guitar Hero songs are revealed and we discuss what game show set we would buy. We also find out that drugs are in the air in Rome and people with TB are idiots.

We also celebrate the craptacular music of Warrant this week so download the show. NOW!!!

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Friday, June 01, 2007

And the ohs have it.

For all The Sopranos fans out there, this is a link to a video of ohs. What the f does that mean, you ask? Here’s an example, a friend of yours walks into the room and to announce that you recognize him, you jump up and immediately say, “OOOOH! Look who it is.” Oh can also be used to admonish someone. Oh can also be used to try to stop someone from doing something stupid, or more stupid than they have already done.

On The Sopranos, we have about 20 of these an episode and this is about 10% of them all rolled into one clip. Check this out, I may be an idiot, and that is debatable, but this compilation was hilarious. Warning, this clip contains some rather explicit language.


Finally, definitive Nessie video, maybe.

Do you believe in Bigfoot? Aliens? Ghosts? Then this little piece is for you. There is brand new video of the Loch Ness Monster. It was shot this past Saturday and the footage is described by some as the “best footage they’ve seen.” I’m convinced, well, not really. You can click the link and it takes you to the article that talks about the mythical Nessie and on the left you can click and get a news piece with the Nessie video sprinkled throughout. I must say that you can see that there is something in the water and it looks big, but is it a sea monster? Who knows? I must say that the video is much clearer in a smaller viewer than full screen, but I watched in both sizes.

Watch the video and tell me what you think. What mythical creatures do you believe in, Bigfoot, ghosts, aliens, Nessie? Leave your comments or email me at and maybe we will discuss it on this week’s show.

It's back, Piccu's Summertime Movietime Picks O' the Week

If you know me, you know that I am a huge fan of movies. I am an even bigger fan of classic movies. It all started 4 or 5 years ago and I decided to class up my life and watch classic movies with my goal being to watch every movie on the AFI 100 Movies, of which I have seen 75. Then I got hooked. I started watching nothing but Westerns for a while, then nothing but Bogart movies, then nothing but Henry Fonda movies and so on and so on. So a few years back, I began giving some summertime movie picks for those of you who have no TV to watch now that the networks have ended their seasons. I know there is stuff to watch, but it’s all crap. All you need is Turner Classic Movies and my recommendations and you will be enjoying the classics and becoming a better human being, or something like that.

I already mentioned North By Northwest for tonight on the podcast, so I will jump to Sunday, June 3rd and give you The Wizard of Oz at 8 PM EASTERN. You know this movie, you love this movie, it’s worth watching if only to relive childhood memories of waiting all year long to watch it on CBS. Then you can check out Cape Fear at 4 AM EASTERN on the morning of June 4th. This isn’t the Deniro and Nolte one, this is the Robert Mitchum as the craziest SOB on film one. Mitchum terrorizes Gregory Peck’s district attorney with a menacing, scary, and creeptastic performance.

On June 5th, we have High Sierra at 8 PM EASTERN. This movie stars one of my all time favorites, Humphrey Bogart. There may have been no cooler on screen presence than Bogart. In this film he plays an old ex-con who is trying to pull off that one last big job. This is one of the early movies that made Bogart a star. A must see.

On June 6th we have a movie called The Fighting Sullivans at 2:30 PM EASTERN. This was Saving Private Ryan before there was a Saving Private Ryan. Five brothers enlist in the Navy and are assigned to the same ship. This is not a classic movie, but it is full of emotion and a great war story at the same time.

June 7th brings us Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 10:30 PM EASTERN. This is an early film from Steven Spielberg and it deals with contact with extraterrestrials. I will say that this movie didn’t set me on fire like it does for most, but the ending is just an amazing scene. If you are a fan of sci/fi or Spielberg and you haven’t seen this, then you must see it.

June 8th gives us The Big Country at 1:30 PM EASTERN. I was just amazed at how great this movie was when I saw it. It stars Gregory Peck as a city dude moving out West to marry a ranch girl. He then gets involved in a feud between two families over water rights. Gregory Peck is a delight in any movie he is in, but this is my favorite of his. It is long, but the scenery is insane and Jean Simmons, no not GENE SIMMONS, is beautiful. I can’t recommend this enough, even if you don’t like Westerns, you should check this out.

Finally, on June 9th we have a film called The Sadist at 2 AM EASTERN. This movie is a TCM Underground selection which means it is not a 4 star movie, it may not even be a 2 star movie, but it's a cult classic. It is a film that is so bizarre, you can’t help but like it. Here is the description straight from, a psychotic killer and his equally depraved girlfriend hold three travelers hostage. Watching this movie, I can see where it would inspire future directors like Tobe Hooper and other horror/thriller directors. It is weird and funny and you may not enjoy it, but you will never forget it.

That ought to hold you. Remember, all of these movies will be on Turner Classic Movies this coming week. It will help if you have a DVR, but there are a couple you can watch in prime time instead Rock of Love or whatever silly reality show networks are showing these days. Tell how many of the AFI top 100 you have seen so I can make fun of you or if you would like to send me some picks of your own, you can or if you want me to quit wasting space with this bullbutter, you can email me at Until next week, keep you hand in your popcorn and you feet stuck to the floors.