teamcolumbo:

Etude In Black
S02E01 - Originally broadcast Sept 17 1972
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto, Written bySteven Bochco
Starring John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner and Myrna Loy

Falk collaborator Cassavetes plays a classical symphony conductor with a simultaneous yen for shtupping the piano player … and murder! Falk and Cassavetes also take turns behind the camera. NBC requested that this episode be stretched out from a 90 minute runtime to a full two hours, meaning something like an additional twenty minutes had to be shot. There’s a scene in Cassavetes’ character’s mansion which is probably wholly a product of these two.

Speaking of the mansion. dumb trivia/coincidence: The mansion is a location in LA called The Bundy House and was used, among other shots, as the governor’s mansion in the opening of the 1980s Robert Guillame sitcom Benson. Likewise, Columbo first appears in this episode in his veterinarian’s office, and the name on the vet’s door is … DR.BENSON! Dunh Dunh dunnnnnnh!

Myrna Loy plays the symphony’s patron in a manner from a whole other era of film. I love Myrna Loy, but she’s definitely bringing a whole different sensibility of performance to this role than any other actor.

Tremendously hilarious voiceover/redubbing from a character named Sgt.Meyer, who seemed to be speaking through his nose inside a bathroom accessible only through a tin-can telephone. 

Etude in Black is discussed on the latest episode of Just One More Thing, with special guest Mallory Ortberg!

Latest episode of the podcast is out, this is another super-fun one! And you can read Mallory’s article, The Case for Columbo, here!

Selected pages from Cliff Merritt Sets The Record Straight, a giveaway comic from the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainsmen drawn by Al Williamson. Cliff sets his granddaughter’s blockheaded beau Ted straight on the benefits of the Union. Download the whole book from the link above.

Happy Labor Day!

twiststreet:

Ladies.

Things Only A Nineties Kid Will Understand: Gesturing at your dick on a train.

bzedan:

vsw:

Spirit Rapping Unveiled: An expose of the origin, history, theology and philosophy of certain alleged communications from the spiritworld, by means of “spirit rapping,” “medium writing,” “physical demonstrations,” etc. by Rev. Hiram Mattison, 1855

from the Visual Studies Workshop Books and Periodicals Archive

vsw.org

Not the rapping I expected.

"My name’s Ghosty Ghost and I’m here to say /
I’m gonna rap in a spooky way /
I rap to the East / I rap to the West
And everyone says my rap is the best /
Now go BOO (BOO)
Now go BOO (BOO)
Now go BOO BOO BOO  (BOO BOO BOO)
Now go BOO  (BOO)
Ghost rap!”

One … Two … Three?

Z-List superhero The Red Bee is one of my favorites, because he was sassy. (Hit Comics No.6, December 1940)

Z-List superhero The Red Bee is one of my favorites, because he was sassy. (Hit Comics No.6, December 1940)

Dream Job: Toy designer for the Imaginext line. Lookit these things!

In memory of Don Pardo, here’s his hippest moment: Performing the V/O in “I’m The Slime” with Frank Zappa on SNL back in the day.

Tacos.

Tacos.

teamcolumbo:

In “A Deadly State of Mind,” George Hamilton plays Dr. Mark Collier, a deeply, deeply creepy psychologist. Complications with his patient/lover, played by Lesley “No ‘Ann’ For Some Reason” Warren threaten his career and murder ensues, but Columbo is on the case. RJ, Jon and guests Brenna Zedan and Anne Moloney (of the LadyLike Book Club) dig deep into this tale of barbituates, swimming, hypnosis, unethical medical practices and beige leather. As one of our guests says, this episode is rough on ladies and dogs.
http://thecitydesk.net/justonemorething/2014/08/sorry-i-dont-have-a-willy/

teamcolumbo:

In “A Deadly State of Mind,” George Hamilton plays Dr. Mark Collier, a deeply, deeply creepy psychologist. Complications with his patient/lover, played by Lesley “No ‘Ann’ For Some Reason” Warren threaten his career and murder ensues, but Columbo is on the case. RJ, Jon and guests Brenna Zedan and Anne Moloney (of the LadyLike Book Club) dig deep into this tale of barbituates, swimming, hypnosis, unethical medical practices and beige leather. As one of our guests says, this episode is rough on ladies and dogs.

http://thecitydesk.net/justonemorething/2014/08/sorry-i-dont-have-a-willy/

calamityjonsaveus:

I’m participating in my first-ever Kickstarter with games creator Grant Howitt to produce a fully-illustrated physical copy of his supremely fun tabletop game, GOBLIN QUEST. 
I’m also very happy to announce that, after only a few hours, it’s already fully funded! At this point, we’re after the stretch goals, which will bring in more original art, more artists, and maybe even more physical rewards - we don’t know yet, we were pleasantly surprised by the whole thing taking off so quickly! Maybe tee-shirts, maybe prints, maybe … who knows? You tell me what you’d like to see!
Meanwhile, please visit the Kickstarter here and take a look at the game, Grant will be adding new stretch goals and pledge levels as the campaign rolls on. Meanwhile, hang around here and I’ll keep providing sneak peeks on the art as we barrel along! Thanks everyone!

Reblogging this from my comics&art blog, I’d be chuffed if you’d take a look!

calamityjonsaveus:

I’m participating in my first-ever Kickstarter with games creator Grant Howitt to produce a fully-illustrated physical copy of his supremely fun tabletop game, GOBLIN QUEST

I’m also very happy to announce that, after only a few hours, it’s already fully funded! At this point, we’re after the stretch goals, which will bring in more original art, more artists, and maybe even more physical rewards - we don’t know yet, we were pleasantly surprised by the whole thing taking off so quickly! Maybe tee-shirts, maybe prints, maybe … who knows? You tell me what you’d like to see!

Meanwhile, please visit the Kickstarter here and take a look at the game, Grant will be adding new stretch goals and pledge levels as the campaign rolls on. Meanwhile, hang around here and I’ll keep providing sneak peeks on the art as we barrel along! Thanks everyone!

Reblogging this from my comics&art blog, I’d be chuffed if you’d take a look!

If I could figure out how to transcribe the beat that comes after “Turn Down For What?!?”, I’d add it. Best I could think of was “Ernh ernh uh-ernh ernh”

If I could figure out how to transcribe the beat that comes after “Turn Down For What?!?”, I’d add it. Best I could think of was “Ernh ernh uh-ernh ernh”

This Tumblr features some of my art and writing, but mostly inspiration and artwork I find entertaining.

My website is:
Calamity Jon Save Us.

I also have an art tumblr: Calamity Jon Comics & Art

Proprietor:
Calamity Jon Morris.

view archive



Ask me a thing.