Childhood Hero: Benny Hill

Technically, it’s another installment of MisGuidance Theatre, but this is not a silly educational film. It’s much more saucy and amusing.

My dad used to work at a restaurant and when he’s done, it’s about 10pm. Every Saturday, he’d bring home breadsticks and we’d watch Benny Hill on KCOP. We laughed and I was amused at the fast forward sketches and choppy editing. My dad would slap my head like Benny would to Jackie Wright (aka the short bald man). Here is an odd mix: a devout Catholic (later “Born Again Christian”) enjoying the art of the single entendre. When the Thames ident comes on, it’s a signal that it’s gonna be a great show. In fact, whenever I hear the Thames ident, I would run to the source and hope the show is worth watching.

I would catch Benny Hill whenever I can, and I was sad when network television stopped showing the episodes. One day, I was looking through the TV Guide and I thought it said “Benny Hill.” Then I tuned it and it was Benny Hinn. Hill was much more entertaining. You seen the Hill’s Angels? When I saw In Living Color, I said to my family that the Hill’s Angels were the original Fly Girls.

I was thrilled to learn that he was featured on Comedy Central in the early morning, so I would watch it in the morning during vacation. So, one Sunday, I programmed the VCR so it can record the show and I slept in the living room instead of my room. Several hours later, there was an earthquake and I was safe. It was the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. When we were cleared to enter the apartment, I noticed that there were broken glass on my bed. So I credited Benny Hill for avoiding injury.

Here is a very funny clip, a “How Not To” guide on making movies, with real bad editing and continuity errors. It’s funnier than Manos: The Hands of Fate. Here it is, “The Police Raid in Waterloo Station”.

Detailed look at Chanel’s LA Sunrise

As I promised, I came back to Von Maur. The Beverly Hills quad has not arrived, maybe for a few weeks. Will call or visit another store next month.

I’ve posted up a synth track by Midnight Driver. You should press play and enjoy “Laser” while you are looking at these pictures. This collection has that 80s vibe.

The display for LA Sunrise. Missing: Le Vernis Nail Gloss in 684 Sunrise Trip. I got the last one. Von Maur in Fort Wayne received only three.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Sunkiss Ribbon with Tissé Camélia. Beverly Hills has not yet arrived. From what I heard, the shortage is all over.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Combined swatch of Sunkiss Ribbon above, and individual colors below.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Rouge Coco Shine in Mighty, Energy, and Shipshape.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Illusion d'Ombre in Moonlight Pink, Ocean Light, and Griffith Green.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Stylo Yeux in Purple Choc, Fervent Blue, and Pacific Green. Looks like Ardent Purple has not yet arrived.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Chanel LA Sunrise Mini Haul (Spring 2016)

Short post, want to cover this in further detail.

Got a phone call from Von Maur a few days ago that Chanel’s LA Sunrise collection came in. I went tonight and all except the Beverly Hills eyeshadow quad is available. They might get it tomorrow, so I’ll be going there for full pictures of everything else. I bought Sunrise Trip Nail Gloss and Rouge Coco Shine in Energy. In the meantime, here are the pics of possibly an early leak. I’ve look at other sites and nope, not in the wild. Saks and Neiman Marcus are currently promoting the Vamp Attitude collection.

Von Maur on Jefferson Pointe has most of Chanel's Spring 2016 makeup collection. I bought Sunrise Trip nail polish.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Monday, 21 December 2015

Rouge Coco Shine in Energy. Chanel Spring 2016 LA Sunrise collection.

Posted by Carol Rutz on Monday, 21 December 2015

Hair Ties and one reason I won’t use them.

My hair is short, coarse and thick. To keep my hair long is a task I’m too busy to maintain. So I don’t buy these ribbon hair ties at Ulta.

I’m more fascinated at this one story from Kentucky, in which a woman had a wicked skin infection because the hair tie she wore harbored bacteria which went into her wrist. When I saw the warning about graphic material, I thought “This is Pop That Zit material!” And I was not disappointed. Three types of bacteria! A huge hole in her skin!

From what I learned in school over the years, we harbor bacteria, good and bad. Our skin is the first defense in protection. Despite our ample use of Purell, we think we can keep the creepy crawlies out. We couldn’t, especially with our hair! Ms Kopp mentioned that she used a glitter hair tie. It must be some fabric-like material. The minute beings would get stuck in the fabric. And I bet the metallic bits in the hair tie made very small abrasions on her skin. It reminded me of warnings to athletes to be mindful of cuts and scrapes during workouts.

Too bad we are unable to obtain video of the drainage.

Song of the Moment: Jon of the Shred’s Manhunt: A Last Stand

I have been listening to Synthetix.FM’s podcast and I found this track from a horrorcore/synthwave performer. This is from a concept album The Spectre City Slasher, about a serial killer being cast out from a dystopian city and into a cannibal-infested desert.

I enjoyed Track 7 the best. I thought a certain part (from 1:23) was perfect for RPGs and feats of badassery. (Maybe background music for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, if you are a Pre-Mil Dispie.) Or probably good for a procession for a triumphant nobleman with heavy Machiavellian tendencies. I dare you to listen to this album, and CRANK IT UP when Track 7 comes up.

Makeup Fukubukuro!!!!


Sometimes, I would buy a mystery bag of something. It’s hit or miss but it’s enjoyable to guess what I will get. One year, I got almond-colored caulk from the hardware store. Another time, I got 500 floppy disks (which I dropped off at the computer lab at Ivy Tech, and giggled when the profs wondered what the frell does a box of 500 floppy disks has shown up out of nowhere). And if I go to a place where Sanrio has a shop, I always buy their grab bags. To this day, I drink coffee from a blue Hello Kitty mug.

So here I am in the Hoosier State, with no Sanrio in sight. Woot crashes on my browser when their Bag of Crap is offered, and I am really not interested in almond caulk.

This year, the guys and gals of Beautylish has something for me.

For 75 bux, I bought a lucky bag of makeup. I was glad to see past pics from fortunate customers. They got Z Palettes and Lit glitter and that thing in which streaks your hair an unnatural color. Some even have a Wayne Goss brush.

Watch this blog so I can post pics of this year’s Bold Lucky Bag!

LMdB VIP program: not renewing.

I got my email invite to re-join Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault. After consideration and a realistic look at my makeup stash, I decided not to join.

Here are the reasons why:

1) My budget is tight right now. (Then again, most people’s budget is tight.) I had a car accident and I needed to put down on a Honda. I do not have $348 laying about to spend on makeup, no matter the quality and luxe status.

2) I am more a hoarder than a user of makeup. For me, I would save up MAC’s limited edition eyeshadows, and would trade for some rare item. I have about 25 brand-new-in-box shadows, plus 20 lipsticks, new-in-box. I do not want to use up my colors only to realise MAC won’t release a similar color. (I know, quite irrational.) I skipped Lorde’s Pure Heroine lipstick because I have similar colors. Which brings me to another reason.

Ariel wants more makeup!

3) I’m with Specktra’s Low-Buy group. We wanted to be budget-minded. Some of us are facing financial crunches. We are all there on our thread, skipping new releases and comparing colors. I learned that colors are cyclical– there will always be a dark plum lipstick release every year. Reds are always in.

4) With LMdB, I get stuff that is very good but rarely use it. Since I am on Low-Buy, I want to use up my products. So I had to set them aside for my current products. I still use the Sephora remover, I am using up Urban Decay’s eyeliners, and I have 30 used lipsticks I can choose any day.

So this year, I am skipping out.

Private, Schivate

To the 32 pastors who sent Wilken that letter:

You sent the letter to the Council of Presidents and the Praesidium, about 40 or so guys. That’s not private. Private is when you make a phone call or a face-to-face visit and admonish the person. What you all did was attempting to ruin Wilken’s reputation.

You call down the thunder, now reap the whirlwind.

Friend of the Predigtamt