Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Logan's Scrum

Hardhat Hews
In the little seen Terminator prequel, Rutger Hauer stars as John Connor's father, Sal, a hapless NBC cameraman turned time-traveling cyborg killing machine. Lauded for its early use of steadicam technology, the film was equally ridiculed for its nonsensical top hat song and dance number. 2 out of 5 Stars.
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Ya know, for a fairly forgotten photograph, this one still packs a punch. There are the headphones, of course. Why, I think I used those very cans to learn the multiplication table in summer school! They were messed-up then; I still can't remember seven times eight. And that hardhat! Wasn't carrying around that contraption humiliating enough? Now a guy's gotta worry about falling rivets? Besides, doesn't the radiation leaking out of that backpack eclipse all other safety concerns? Personally, I wouldn't crawl up under that bucket of bolts (called a "Creepie-Peepie" -- look it up!) without one of those bunny suits the bad guys in E.T. wore. Even then, I'll be sure to duck just before I hit the RECORD button - lest any ectoplasm shoot out of that top exhaust pipe, er, antennae... But you know what the most dangerous part of this get-up is? It's those eyes... Look at 'em... Alive yet... lifeless... lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes....... Hmm? Yeah, well you can gawk at the man all you want; I'm gonna show a predator some respect. Just don't let him point that thing at me. I don't need X-rays of my spleen smeared all over a future/past/present episode of the Huntley-Brinkley Report.

Who does?

2 comments:

turdpolisher said...

a creepie peepie? i thought that was the what they called the guy at the last perp walk.

Don Rushmore said...

Was it Ikegami that intoduced the HL series of cameras inthe 70's-- HL standing for Handi-Lookie?