Friday Flick: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw

Here’s tonight’s flick a little confusing in the same vein as The Witch, but pretty good. A devout community suffering from a plague is torn apart by a beautiful young woman and the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. Check out the trailer below.

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Peru Pics: Looks from Lima’s Museums

Lovely pic from a museum in Lima central. A good time was had by all.

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Wayback Wednesday Music: Santana Put Your Lights On

Some Santana and Everlast for your mid-week break.

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Banteay Srey

Another beautiful temple in Siem Reap. Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.

If we ever get a chance, I’m going back; come hell or high water.

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The Black Barbie Chronicles: I Finally Made It!

Yes, I’ve made it to Korealand. Read about my adventures. Enjoy

F.M. Laster

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

Thursday, October 29

I Finally Made It!

Holy Hell Batman! I made it to Korea. I have been here for two days and I have so much to talk about. Let’s start with my flight.

My flight. My people, my people. I hate to be the one to bring on the sterotypes, but American Airlines is Ghetto with a capital G, however for $355 plus taxes a one way to Korea, I’ll put up with them. Well little ole me gets up to the line to check in and it looks like they have overbooked.  I’m pissed because I had a connecting flight and a bitch had shit to do, like start a new job. The checking folks stated that they would see what they could do about booking me on this flight.

Of the fuckfest, which I was, dreading all my times of flying has arrived. I was praying that I would not be in a window, or worse middle seat. To me, both places are death. I need to be in aisle so in case so shit breaks out, so can I; I’m not saving anyone but Black Barbie.  The lady asks which I would prefer so I say aisle and doing a silent prayer to the Airplane Gods to bless me with that seat.

So, I get the bad news; they only have window. I’m swearing inside, but I smile and say okay, I’ll take it. Like I had a choice NOT to take it!  When the lady gave me my boarding pass it didn’t look like one that I have ever seen before. My pass has PREM & CLASS:BB on it. So, I asked what it means and the lady smiles at me and says that I am booked in Business Class and apologized for the mix up.  The look on my face was “What”. She smiles, winks and told me to have a nice day. I guess the Ghetto Airlines did something right. Then again, I do up there with a good attitude and wasn’t tripping and swearing, like some of the people next to me were.

Baby let me tell you that they treat you real good up there in Business Class.  I mean I had a real menu, some slippers, china, and champagne!  Baby I could get so use to this. Did I mention that my chair converted to an entire bed?!  A bed! Damn, it is going to hurt so much when I have to return to the cheap seats. Once you get treated right it is so hard to go back to trash.

In case you’re wondering, the airport is not in Seoul. Oh Seoul, has their own airport but the majority of the international flights come and go from Incheon which is about an hour outside of Seoul.  Dumbass me did not know that; I learned that day. Anyway, the man who was to greet me and take me into Seoul did just that. He got me settled into my hotel and notified me when I would be taken to the bus station and then on to Busan.  Once I settled in I slept like a baby.

On a side note, my first meal in Korea was Popeye’s. Popeyes???? Come on Black Barbie…. really? Could I get any Blacker? The BLACKNESS!! The BLACKNESS!!!!

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Selfie Sundays Starring ME!

It’s Sunday Morning!

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Noir Saturday: Odds Against Tomorrow

Here’s tonight’s noir, Odds Against Tomorrow.

Disgraced former police officer David Burke (Ed Begley) is looking for a way to make some quick money. When he decides to rob a bank, he calls on mean ex-con Earl Slater (Robert Ryan) and black entertainer Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte) to help him pull off the heist. Johnny is reluctant to agree but is forced to reconsider because of his significant gambling debts, while racist Earl balks because of Johnny’s involvement. Ultimately, though, they must work together to get the job done.

Check it out tonight @ 11PM CST on TCM or tomorrow morning @ 9AM CST on TCM. In the meantime, checkout the trailer.

F. M. Laster

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

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Friday Flick: The Lodge

Here’s tonight’s flick, The Lodge.

During a family retreat to a remote winter cabin over the holidays, the father is forced to abruptly depart for work, leaving his two children in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past.

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Peru Pics from Inca Trail

This lovely little pic is also the last chance to turn around. Too bad I didn’t know that before heading on that trek. Still had fun.

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Wayback Wednesday Music: More Blues Traveler

Another one of my favs, from Blues Traveler. Do enjoy

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