The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | October 8, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

It’s slightly mundane, the triumph of a Presidential candidate with enough motivation for the job to take on a little rain:

Indeed, it’s a far cry from the ol’ boom-stick days: UPDATE: [well, so much for letting me advertise Army of Darkness for free for them. . .]


16 Responses to “Ash!”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 8th, 2012 @ 10:43 pm
  2. K-Bob
    October 9th, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    Smitty posts are hard.

    What does “Ash!” mean?

  3. Becca Lower
    October 9th, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    It’s a reference, along with “boom-sticks”, to the ‘Evil Dead’ film series. Ash is the main character.

  4. smitty
    October 9th, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    If you click the lower image, I take you to the IMDB page.

  5. K-Bob
    October 9th, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    I went there and still didn’t see what “Ash!” meant.

    My wife tells me I don’t do a very good job of looking for stuff, though.

  6. K-Bob
    October 9th, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    I never saw any of the movies about zombies or living dead or whatever. Just never appreciated the genre, I guess. The whole, gothic thingy just doesn’t resonate with me. Odd, too, given my years of being a fan of SF & Fantasy, comics, and even attendance at a few media conventions. Heck, I even like the classic monsters. (And of course, zombietime blog.)

    Totally missed out on all of the “night of the living dead” type stuff, though.

  7. Paul H. Lemmen
    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Too bad that referral is now not allowed. Even the image doesn’t load.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    That is a funny movie. But I missed the reference too.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:55 am
  10. Finrod Felagund
    October 9th, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    The specific reference is to Army Of Darkness, which sometimes is also called Evil Dead 3; you don’t need to have seen Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 to see it though, since everything you need to know from them is summarized in the first 2 minutes. It’s worth seeing even if that’s not your thing, since the movie is just as much a comedy as it is a horror movie.

  11. richard mcenroe
    October 9th, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    Bruce Campbell, the 70’s horror star and Old Spice pimp who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mitt.

  12. Wombat_socho
    October 9th, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    Agreed. One of the true classics.

  13. K-Bob
    October 10th, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Oh wait, that guy’s great on Burn Notice. I even like the “Chuck Findlay” roles he plays. Cheesy and serious at the same time.

  14. K-Bob
    October 10th, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    I tend to find all horror movies to be comedies.

    Maybe because the real horror is found among living humans, in places like Africa, where warlords have their thugs cut off the hands of captives—even small children. Or these stories popping up lately of people doing crazy sh*t while on something called “bath salts.”

    On the other hand, an occasional Rob Zombie tune and the art that goes with it can be interesting. Also the art of the Caribbean cultures that are related to Santeria and Voodoo. Especially the artists in the New Orleans area.

  15. Dave
    October 10th, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    I’m not a huge AoD fan (not a detractor either, it’s a movie), but when a movie starts with Ash dropping out of the sky, fresh from his conflict with zombies in ED2, battered, torn, a chainsaw replacing his missing hand, along with a rusted hunk of Detroit rolling iron, into the middle of a medieval battlefield, you know it’s not your typical “zombie flick”.
    (I’m not even going to try to parse the clauses in that last sentence, I’ll just trust that they all agree and make sense)

  16. K-Bob
    October 10th, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    That makes it sound interesting!