1974 1979

anonymous asked:

What would you recommend to someone who is just starting to watch horror movies?

Oh hell, yeah!! I love giving recs and I LOVE when people start getting interested in horror. I’ll give you recs in a few different categories so that you don’t watch anything you wouldn’t enjoy:

Early Horror Movies (Most Are Black and White, 1900′s-1950′s):

Personal Favorites From the 1960′s (Suspenseful):

Must-Sees of the 70′s (The Beginning of the Golden Era):

1980′s Cult Classics (The decade of good special-effects make up):


Best of 2000′s-now:

Other Favorites (AKA 90′s horror):

George Harrison, 1974

Photo: © Umlaut Corporation

“George said he prayed, but didn’t consider himself heavily religious. ‘Maybe compared to the average pop star, but compared to what I should be, I’m a heathen.’
Then again, he’s not an average pop star. ‘I just want to keep improving as a musician, run a good little record label and Bob’s yer uncle. Beatles were an important point in all our lives, but it was yesterday…’” - “Dark Horse,” Melody Maker, 6 September 1975 [x]

“Basically I feel fortunate to have realized what the goal is in life. There’s no point in dying having gone through your life without knowing who you are, what you are or what the purpose of life is. And that’s all it is. People started getting uptight when I started shooting off my mouth and saying the goal is to manifest love of God - self-realization. I must admit, there was a period when I was trying to tell everybody about it; now, I don’t bother unless somebody asks specifically. I still write about it in my songs, but it’s less blatant, more hidden now. I’m a very poor example of a spiritual person. I don’t really want anything in my life except knowledge, but I’m not a very good practitioner of that.” - George Harrison, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979 [x]

Dennis Rader, aka the BTK killer, was particularly known for sending taunting letters to police and newspapers. There were several communications from BTK during 1974 to 1979. This is a  sample of one of his letters:

The victims are tie up-most have been women-phone cut- bring some bondage mater sadist tendencies-no struggle, outside the death spot-no wintness except the Vain’s Kids. They were very lucky; a phone call save them. I was go-ng to tape the boys and put plastics bag over there head like I did Joseph, and Shirley. And then hang the girl. God-oh God what a beautiful sexual relief that would been. Josephine, when I hung her really turn me on; her pleading for mercy then the rope took whole, she helpless; staring at me with wide terror fill eyes the rope getting tighter-tighter.

Last Words

  • Ted Bundy - “I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”
    Serial Killer Ted Bundy confessed to killing 30 women between 1974 and 1979 in Washington, Colorado, Florida and Utah. His total number of victims is unknown and is estimated to run over 100.
  • Aileen Wuornos - “I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus June 6. Like the movie, big mother ship and all, I’ll be back.”
    In 1989 and 1990, Wuornos robbed, shot and killed at least 6 men. 
  • John Wayne Gacy - “Kiss my ass.”
    John Wayne Gacy was convicted of the rape and murder of 33 men between 1972 and 1978. He was known as the Killer Clown.
  • James French - “Hey fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? ‘French fries’!”
    French murdered his cellmate in order to be executed instead of serving a life sentence. 
  • Carl Panzram - “Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around!”
    Panzram confessed to killing 22 people and having sodomized over 1,000 males. 
  • Jeffrey Dahmer - “I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.”
    Dahmer murdered 17 males between 1978 and 1991. His murders included rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism. (Was killed by another inmate).
  • Peter Kurten - “Tell me, after my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be a pleasure to end all pleasures.”
    Kurten was convicted of killing 9 people but his estimated number of victims could be over 60. 

carlo scarpa, architect: casa borgo, contrà del quartiere 8, vicenza 1974-1979. detail

(vía carlo scarpa, architect: casa borgo, contrà del quartiere … | Flickr)


From Outer Space Magazine comes a celebration of the tokusatsu heroes from 1974-1979.  There are far too many to list here but among the most relevant to my interests are:


Himitsu Sentai Goranger
Daitetsujin 17
Kamen Rider X
Ganbare Robcon!
Akumaizer 3
Uchuu Testujin Kyodain
Denjin Zaborgar
Super Robot Mach Baron
Battle Fever J
Kaiketsu Zubat


Ninja Captor
Kamen Rider Amazon
Choujin Bibyun
Battle Hawk
Kamen Rider Stronger
Star of Pro-Wrestling Azteckaiser
The Kagestar
J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Ultraman Leo

UPDATED (20/8/2017)

So this October, I’m gonna be watching at least 1 scary/horror/thriller movie every day (I’m thinking about streaming them on rabb.it if I can find a convenient time) and here’s the working list (chronologically)

It’s a mix of some I’ve already seen, some classics, and some terribly funny garbage. It’s still to be finalized, so if you have any suggestions for movies (especially some weirder ones or some more horror-comedies), hit me up! Help me narrow things down a bit:

  1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  3. Alien (1979) / Aliens (1986)
  4. The Evil Dead (1981)
  5. Nightmare on Elm Street (1985)
  6. Scream I (1997) / Scream II (1997)
  7. The Audition (1999)
  8. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  9. Battle Royale (2000)
  10. Session 9 (2001)
  11. Resident Evil (2002)
  12. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) / The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  13. Monster (2003)
  14. The Forgotten (2004)
  15. The Grudge (2004) / The Grudge II (2006)
  16. Saw (2004) / Saw II (2005)
  17. The Descent (2005)
  18. Hostel (2005) / Hostel II (2007)
  19. Wolf Creek (2005)
  20. .REC (2007)
  21. Shutter (2008)
  22. Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  23. The Loved Ones (2009)
  24. Rubber (2010)
  25. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  26. Annabelle (2014) / The Conjuring (2013) / The Conjuring II (2016)
  27. The Babadook (2014)
  28. Housebound (2014)
  29. The Witch (2015)
  30. Final Girl (2015)
  31. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
  32. Hush (2016)
  33. Lights Out (2016)
  34. Train to Busan (2016)
  35. The XX (2017)

The cast of the CBS television sitcom Good Times pose for a group portrait on the set of the episode “Thelma’s Wedding” in 1979. The series aired from 1974-1979 and starred Esther Rolle and comedian Jimmie Walker, among others including future pop superstar Janet Jackson (second from left).


Souk Al-Wataniyah in Kuwait City by The Architects Collaborative [1974-1979]. While the TAC had originally been founded by the pioneers of the Bauhaus movement, later projects by the firm were designed as brutalist. The project was intended to reflect the traditional markets found throughout the Islamic world and translate them onto the concept of the Western shopping mall. It is six storeys tall, with two of them underground, and is constructed of concrete cast in situ as well as prefabricated elements. There are relatively few windows facing the exterior in order to protect the interior from the harsh climate and recalls the introversive nature of Islamic architecture. Inside are a number of courtyards which serve as focal points for each individual cell. This mall is the third of a series designed by the same architects.

Well, I wasn’t ready to join Alcoholics Anonymous or anything - I don’t think I was that far gone - but I could put back a bottle of brandy occasionally, plus all the other naughty things that fly around. I just went on a binge, went on the road… all that sort of thing, until it got to the point where I had no voice and almost no body at times. Then I met Olivia and it all worked out fine. There’s a song on the new album, ‘Dark Sweet Lady’: ‘You came and helped me through/When I’d let go/You came from out the blue/Never have known what I’d done without you.’ That sums it up.
—  George Harrison in response to the question, “Were you going down fast [in 1974]?”, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979

anonymous asked:

ages ago you said you were updating your top 10 film list, obviously no pressure, but if you have, i'd be very interested to see it

forgot it, sorry. anyways this list is in no way final decisions or anything just very cool films you should check out

  • marat/sade (1967)
  • role of my family in the world revolution (1971)
  • ice (1970)
  • extreme private eros (1974)
  • the third generation (1979)
  • rebels of the neon god (1992)
  • ladoni (1993)
  • noisy requiem (1988)
  • throw away your books rally in the streets (1971)
  • symbiopsychotaxiplasm (1968)

Seawise Giant, later Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Oppama, and finally Mont, was a ULCC supertanker and the largest ship ever built.

Ordered in 1974 and completed in 1979 in Japan, she remained unnamed for a long time - identified as only “1016”. Eventually, she was sold to Sumitomo Heavy Industries as Oppama.

Very soon after, the ship was sold to Hong Kong Orient Overseas Container Line, which lengthened the ship from her original plans and added 146,152 tons of cargo capacity through jumboisation. She was relaunched in 1981 with the name ’Seawise Giant’. She was 458 metres long, with a beam of 68 metres, and a laden draft of 24 metres. Her displacement was 657,019 tons. She was incapable of navigating the English Channel, Suez Canal, or the Panama Canal.

Her rudder alone weighed 230 tons, the propeller another 50.

On 14 May, 1988, while carrying Iranian crude oil, Seawise Giant was sunk by Iraqi Air force planes. she was struck by parachute bombs that ignited fires aboard the ship - and she sank in shallow waters, declared a total loss.

Shortly after the war ended, Norman International bought the hulk.

They raised and repaired her, and renamed her ’Happy Giant’, re-entering serice in October of 1991. Jørgen Jahre also bought the ship in that year, renaming her Jahre Viking. From 1991 to 2004 she flew under the Norwegian flag.

In 2004, First Olsen Tankers renamed her Knock Nevis, and then converted her into a permanently moored storage tanker in the Persian Gulf. In 2009, she was renamed Mont - reflagged to Sierra Leone by her new owners, and sent on her final voyage to India to be scrapped. She was beached on December 22, 2009.

Her 36 ton anchor was saved by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Her top speed was 16.5 knots in good weather, and it took five and a half nautical miles to stop at that speed. Her turning circle was about three kilometres in clear weather.

She was longer than the height of many of the worlds tallest buildings.


George and Olivia Harrison, screen capped from Living in the Material World and The Beatles’ “Real Love” video.

“I fell for her immediately. She is a very calming influence. She has been very supportive and we are blissfully happy together. I told her I didn’t want her doing all that typing. We started going with each other, and four years later we married.” - George Harrison, quoted in The Mirror, 1 December 2001

Q: “You met your wife, Olivia, at the end of what seems to have been a pretty low period for you personally - 1974.
George: Yeah, well after I split up from Pattie, I went on a bit of a bender to make up for all the years I’d been married. If you listen to ‘Simply Shady’, on Dark Horse, it’s all in there - my whole life at that time was a bit like [laughing] Mrs. Dale’s Diary [a now defunct British radio soap opera].”

Q: “Were you going down fast?”
George: “Well, I wasn’t ready to join Alcoholics Anonymous or anything - I don’t think I was that far gone - but I could put back a bottle of brandy occasionally, plus all the other naughty things that fly around. I just went on a binge, went on the road… all that sort of thing, until it got to the point where i had no voice and almost no body at times. Then I met Olivia and it all worked out fine. There’s a song on the new album, ‘Dark Sweet Lady’: ‘You came and helped me through/When I’d let go/You came from out the blue/Never have known what I’d done without you.’ That sums it up.” - Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979

Q: “Was it love at first sight?”
Olivia: “Pretty much. We felt it in our hearts from before we met. Even on the phone, we seemed to have some understanding, like you do when you meet the right person. And he was a charmer, such a charmer!” - The Sun, 2009

“The silence of George’s absence in our lives is deafening. […]
I love you, George. The joys, sorrows, lesson and love we shared are more than enough to fill my heart until we meet again.” - From “A Few Words About George” by Olivia Harrison, Harrison by the editors of Rolling Stone, 2002

“We had these whole 30 years together and then at the end you’re able to just decant that time. We spent that summer [of 2001] together and we had so much fun. It’s amazing, you know. It’s the end of your life, here’s the conversation. ‘I hope I wasn’t a bad husband.’ ‘Well, I hope I was an okay wife,’ you know. 'How did we do? How did we do?’ And, and then you think, 'I’m so glad. I’m so glad that we just kept walking this path together.’ And all those other things that came and went, we just swatted and batted away between us, you know.” - Olivia Harrison, Living in the Material World

“I worked hard at it all and the results pulled me out from under the cool shadow of sadness. I admit I have had a pretty amazing 10 years. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, that not in a million years would I have made that trade. I have to thank George for my life with him and oddly enough, for with my life without him.” - Olivia Harrison, Huffington Post, 3 October 2011

“'I am still having a relationship with him, but it is just not a physical relationship any more. And the sooner one comes to terms with that, the easier it is, rather than feeling George has gone and he is never coming back.’ Does she communicate with him? ‘I don’t really want to get into all that. That’s a dodgy question to answer because people might think… I don’t know if you have ever had anybody go who you have loved? Well, you do feel in communication with them because you feel so deeply in your heart that if you say a prayer, it goes straight to them.’

Olivia says that, towards the end, when he knew he was dying, her husband would comfort her by saying: ‘Olivia, you’ll be fine, you’ll be fine.’ And is she? ‘Fine is OK, but it is not really good enough, is it? But George was right, I am fine and I am OK, although I will miss him until my dying day. But he walked his road and now I have to walk mine.’” - The Telegraph, 24 January 2005

“I ask Olivia what she would say to George now. She pauses.
'I hope I told you everything. I hope I told you how wonderful you are.'” - The Times, interview conducted by Helen Rumbelow, 24 September 2014 [Thank you very much fo friarparksoulclub for sharing this article.]

Furuba Timeline/Ages

This started out as a digression in another post, but I figured I might as well do it properly in its own, so: a rough timeline of events in Fruits Basket, along with character ages.

By rough I mean it’s not at all inclusive; I’m just going to touch on a few important things. Also, there’s some leeway with years of birth, since I’m basically just going off of the school year. For example, Kyo is a Capricorn, meaning he could have been born in either late 1982 or early 1983. For laziness’s sake, everyone in the same school year all share exactly the same birthday. :|

I also did not do a ton of referencing/checking, so if I made any errors or left anything important out, please give me the head’s up so I can fix! This isn’t meant to be ~*~100% inclusive~*~ as I said, but I think most things are accurate to within a year/few weeks. 

EDIT: Revised/fixed a few dates.

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