5.22.2006

Kewl

I'm very very tired. Three consecutive twelve-hour shoot days with 7 am call times will do that to you. Er...I mean, advertising is GLAMOROUS! SO VERY GLAMOROUS! Don't you wish you were me?

I just don't have it in me to write something long and rambly with many adverbs today, but I do want to show you the coolest thing ever in the history of the world.

No, not the hastily scribbled production notes, although they were funny in that tenth-grade boy kind of way.


No, not my first celebrity sighting in four consecutive trips...although it was quite a thrill to run into a character actor (the guy on the left) from a cancelled HBO series.


No, not Ray Charles' former house, or the fact that I made a nice big indent on the lawn with my ass, while we filmed across the street.


Yes, this is it! Yes, yes, YES!
Does it look familiar? Does it? Because it made me swoon.

I'm a total dork, I know.


80 Comments:

Blogger kevin said...

That looks like where my mind normally is.

5/22/06, 4:10 AM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

Is that from Greese? I'm lost!!!! LOL

5/22/06, 5:04 AM  
Anonymous Kristina said...

Opps, make that Grease. LOL

5/22/06, 5:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can almost see the spot where Sandy asked Pinkie to turn her into a harlot. Sigh....

~Jenny
http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama/

5/22/06, 5:17 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Recognized it immediately. V. cool.

5/22/06, 5:23 AM  
Blogger Belinda said...

Oh, heavens. I'm a dork, too. Did you not run down there and wave your scarf like you were starting the big race for pinkslips? Heavens.

5/22/06, 5:33 AM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

I'v never been there...I saw Grease twice in one sitting...I was in the 2nd grade...then a year later I stole the Grease book from my local stationary store...(SHAMEFUL I KNOW!)

5/22/06, 5:51 AM  
Blogger chichimama said...

How cool! I recognized it right away too!

5/22/06, 6:52 AM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

Sandy...you must start anew...now you know, what you must do.

Hold your head high, take a deep breathe and siiiiiiiiighhhhhh. Good Byyyyyyyye, to Saaaaaaaandra Deeeeeeeeeee.

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have memorized the entire soundtrack. Grease rawks. I had a pair of slut Candies like ONJ wore in this movie and I swear I kep those things for like 10 years just because they reminded me of this movie.

My husband thinks I am a total cheeseball. So cool that you were there!

5/22/06, 7:10 AM  
Anonymous kvetch said...

It's all kewl.

5/22/06, 7:56 AM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

Grease wasn't the only film this appeared it was it? I mean, really. ... There has to be a plethora.

5/22/06, 8:03 AM  
Blogger Boutros said...

Am I the only one with shameful love for the sequel? The song "Reproduction" is incredible.

5/22/06, 8:37 AM  
Blogger J's Mommy said...

It took me a while to figure it out and I was determined to do it without checking everyone's comments and I got it. Love that movie!!

5/22/06, 8:37 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

I'm guessing that is where the scene from Grease was filmed? Go Grease, Lightening, Go...

5/22/06, 8:54 AM  
Anonymous motherhooduncensored said...

Say it isn't so. All of a sudden I have a hankering for some keds and John Travolta.

Yowsa lady. Grease? Totally unfair.

I'm going to have to spoof you on this one.

5/22/06, 8:58 AM  
Anonymous motherhooduncensored said...

Love slut candies.

I need some of those like nowly.

5/22/06, 8:59 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Wow, too cool! I recognized it right away also. I watch Grease every time it's on TV.

Did they film part of Terminator 2 here as well? You know, with the big semi chasing the motorcycle?

5/22/06, 9:06 AM  
Blogger Wendy Boucher said...

Your the one that I want, Hoo, hoo, hoo, baby.

Dorking with the best of them.

5/22/06, 9:20 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Pink slips... ownership papers?

5/22/06, 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Imperfect Mommy said...

My Madeline would know that scene in a heartbeat! She's been obsessed with Grease since she was 2. And thank goodness, she still likes pure Sandy better than slutty Sandy.

5/22/06, 10:01 AM  
Blogger Fidget said...

Go greased lightening! Go greased lightening!

ah the hot pants

5/22/06, 10:11 AM  
Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

OMG! OMG! That is WAY cool!

Yes I'm a cheeseball and proud of it! Chucks are the ONLY tennis shoe I wear and I own 8 pair.

*sigh*

I SO wanted to be Rizzo.

-Blue

5/22/06, 10:12 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Did you sit on one of those embankments (I have no idea what they're really called) with your keds next to you imagining a drag race and how you can go from good girl to raging slut in one afternoon? Oh, and singing "Wholesome and pure, oh so scared and unsuuure..."

Totally cool.

5/22/06, 10:26 AM  
Blogger movin'mom said...

MY IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WHEN I SAW THE PIC WAS GREASE....BUT THEN I SAID ,"I WOULD BE SUCH A DORK IF I GOT THAT WRONG" FORTUNATELY WE ARE ALL DORKS.

MY ONLY CELEBRITY SIGHTING IN MY ONLY TRIP TO LA WAS MOLLY RINGWALD BUT WHAT MADE IT COOL WAS THAT I SAW HER IN 1987....OH YEAH UH HUH AFTER SEEING YOUR HAIR IN THAT PIC OF YOU AND YOUR FRIEND I KNOW YOU WOULD ALSO THINK THATS COOL.
WE WERE ON MELROSE EATING AT CHIANTI. SHE WAS AT THE NEXT TABLE. EATING ABOWL OF FRESH BERRIES WITH CREAM. SO I ORDERED THE SAME THING...NOW WHO'S THE DORK?

5/22/06, 10:28 AM  
Blogger Rock the Cradle said...

Took me a moment. Then, in a flash, the drag race, the Pink Ladies, JT's hips, ONJ's hair (post Pinky), the sugarpop music. Filmed when people who looked twenty-(or thirty)something could still "pass" for teenagers. Rizzo...so cool, but 18? Puhleeze.

That stretch looks kind of post-apocalyptic now. Like Grease meets Terminator.

5/22/06, 10:43 AM  
Blogger me said...

mrs chicky totally beat me to my comment....and i will be singing Grease tunes allll day now...woohoohoo honey!

5/22/06, 10:45 AM  
Blogger Carrcakes said...

I'm still trying to figure out what product is spontaneous white and long and whether or not it's something I would like to buy?

I hope you got some rest over the weekend.

5/22/06, 10:46 AM  
Blogger Carrcakes said...

I'm still trying to figure out what product is spontaneous white and long and whether or not it's something I would like to buy?

I hope you got some rest over the weekend.

5/22/06, 10:47 AM  
Blogger Rock the Cradle said...

Christina...

That must be why it looks so Terminator-esque. I bet they did, or someplace very like.

And my memory? Totally shot to shit.
I remember "Frenchy" as "Pinky" because of her hair. Was Rizzo's gang the Pink Ladies, or the Pink Slips? Damned if I can remember.

Oh...and I looked up a website and saw the words "Sha Na Na". And I remember watching their TV show.

Think I'll go have an angsty shudder now.

5/22/06, 10:56 AM  
Anonymous mummyv said...

grease is the word is the word....
i'd be pretty excited about seeing that, although i'm much more interested in the spontaneous, white and long production notes.. just whatsort of product IS this you're advertising??...

5/22/06, 11:20 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I'm totally going on amazon and buying that movie. It's sinful that I haven't yet!

Boutros: I saw Grease 2 before I saw Grease (I know, it's backwards, but I was still a kid) and I LOVED it!

Ta ta. Hafta go buy it now.

5/22/06, 11:27 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I knew IMMEDIATELY that it was the Grease culvert.

Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee...

5/22/06, 11:28 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

OMG I have to link this to my hubby...he;s a huge fan.

5/22/06, 11:49 AM  
Blogger kfk said...

Hopelessly Devoted...........

5/22/06, 11:57 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

"The rules are there ain't no rules. To the second bridge and back. Whoevere make it here first wins."

NICE!!

5/22/06, 11:59 AM  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

Ah, yes, the scenic and lovely L.A. river.

5/22/06, 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Flybunny said...

My kids knew as soon as they saw the pic and now they insist that I take them there to see it in person.

So jealous that you got to see it!

Hope you are having a great trip this time around.

5/22/06, 12:15 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

I can see Sandra...sitting on the top...with her little pony tail and bobby socks...so sad to be soooo good...
Then...LEATHER...BIG FRIGGIN HAIR...and John Travolta lapping her up like a puppy dog.

5/22/06, 12:45 PM  
Blogger Binky said...

Yay for harlots, sluts and all Candies footwear. The pure Sandy is a complete bore.

5/22/06, 12:48 PM  
Blogger KathyB said...

Cool! I wanted to marry John Travolta fter this movie... thank God I didn't becuase I would have had to have a silent birth. :)

5/22/06, 12:50 PM  
Blogger Stephanie A. said...

You're too cute! Are you still humming Grease tunes? I would be for at least a week- maybe longer!

5/22/06, 12:51 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Even though I love "Grease", I immediately thought of a scene in last season's "24". Jack is laying in a place that looks just like that while Air Force Jets fly overhead on their way to bomb a terrorist's warehouse. Right?

P.S. I answered your question on my blog, stop by and see!

5/22/06, 12:57 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

You are SO not a dork. I'd rather see that than a celeb anyday.

And yes Boutros, I love the sequel too. I want a C-O-O-L, R-I-D-E-R!

5/22/06, 1:28 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

the comeback is cancelled? fuckety fuck. you'll be telling me that they cancelled Carnivale next. sheesh.

i didn;t think of grease first, i thought of terminator movies. which is probably ass-wrong.

5/22/06, 1:30 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I did! I thought of Grease first! And I totally would have swooned, too.
Sign me up for the Dorks' Club!
;)

5/22/06, 1:38 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I'm swooning at the picture alone. Ahhh the singing, the heartbreak, the racing.... for the love of God. Where is that movie? Must watch it now.

5/22/06, 1:58 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't know what it was. I'm sorry!!!! But after I read the comments, I could picture it in my head. It's just been such a long time since I've seen that movie.

And I have to say, Grease 2 has stuck with me a lot more than the original. I may have to have a Grease day and watch them both.

5/22/06, 2:12 PM  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

You NYers are weird. For those of us who grew up near this "landmark", the LA river isn't really something to get the pulse up. Glad it was a cause for excitement.

5/22/06, 2:21 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Girl, you're excited about an aqua duct? You seriously need some sleep. ;)

5/22/06, 2:43 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

I think some famous scenes were filmed in this aquaduct. No?

5/22/06, 3:32 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Oooo is that from Terminator?!!?!

Sleep as soon as you can!

5/22/06, 4:25 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

The music from that scene comes rushing back into my head.

I swear, if I could shag any character from any movie ever, it would SO be Kanicki.

5/22/06, 4:35 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

DORK DITTO.

5/22/06, 5:42 PM  
Blogger one smarmy mama said...

is that the aquaduct from Greece????

5/22/06, 6:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh Wow! I recognized it immediately. Didn't recognize a single other thing though! HA!

5/22/06, 6:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yup. I recognized this too.

I'm such an ever bigger dork because I'm excited FOR you!

5/22/06, 7:54 PM  
Blogger DaniGirl said...

Ugh, my first thought was Terminator, and I don't even LIKE that movie. I feel like I missed the chance to be cool *again*.

5/22/06, 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Nila said...

I don't think Sandra Dee would be caught dead sitting there now.

5/23/06, 12:14 AM  
Anonymous Krisitna said...

Me too Mrs Fortune- 'cause "A Hickey from Kanicki is like a hallmark card"

5/23/06, 12:28 AM  
Blogger Stefanie said...

How do you get so many comments so quickly? People must live for your blog and I can see why! You're great.

5/23/06, 12:34 AM  
Blogger Krisco said...

No, I am the dork. I have still never seen the movie. (I KNOW. I'M A LITTLE BEHIND.)

When I saw the pic, I thought, The LA river? That's exciting? Because people in LA don't even really think that's so exciting...(unless you're an environmentalist, then it's the perfect example of what not to do to a river...)

Glad commenters are so willing to spill the beans. : )

5/23/06, 1:13 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

Grease Lightening! Oh, Grease Lightening!

And I swear I wrote this BEFORE I read comments! Really!

Also, the Comeback was a really good show...

5/23/06, 1:36 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Ah yes the memories. Grease will always have a special place in my heart.

5/23/06, 1:39 AM  
Anonymous roo said...

Ah, it's Grease you're talking about.

That's the LA aqueduct, isn't it? Of course, the only thing I thought of when I saw it was that scene from Terminator 2, with the Mack truck.

I couldn't figure out why that would make you swoon.

Knowing the truth, I have to say I'm relieved.

5/23/06, 2:28 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Grease! My favorite movie of all time. As a wee little one, my dad took me to see it 8 times at the movies when it was out. Twenty years later, we saw it again when it was released. I can't tell you how many times I've seen it in between.

Now, who's the dork?

5/23/06, 9:33 AM  
Anonymous lildb said...

the sad thing is that the dude is such a freaking *drunk* now. recent pictures do not spell out a nice future for that poor man.

meanwhile, his casting replacement in the third film was so spot-on (matchy-matchy with his "father" from the first film) that I couldn't believe (as in, gaping mouth) that they hadn't cast him for the second one. too bad. also, he's really fug-hottt (I have a thing for the proboscis grande). I think his name is Nick something-or-other. Yeah. Nick Stahl. He was in Sin City, too. Scary fella. Cutie, though.

Oh. We weren't talking about the Terminator, were we.

Um, I spent a slumber party in middle school watching and re-watching the scene with John T sliding from under the hotrod because you could kinda make out the shape of his penis, as we all giggled and ate candy... so I'm hip to the correct movie reference, after all.

And, for the record, der.

5/23/06, 10:09 AM  
Blogger zeldafitz said...

TOTALLY did not recognize it. I believe that makes me the dork. Um, I too don't think I've seen "Grease," which is sort of inexplicable given my insatiable pop culture infatuation. Adding to Netflix now...

5/23/06, 10:55 AM  
Blogger JayMonster said...

Well you if are a total dork for recognizing this, then add me to the list of dorks as well.

5/23/06, 11:29 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

SWEEEEET! I can just see Cha cha waving her scarf thingy. I always wondered why St. Bernadettes let 40 year olds in their school...

5/23/06, 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Crissy said...

That is just too cool (or kewl)! I wanted so much to be the cool Sandy when in fact I will always and forever be Sandra Dee.

"See a penny, pick it up and all good day you'll have good luck!"

5/23/06, 11:49 AM  
Blogger It's okay, Sweetie said...

Did I see this right??? 70 comments? Sweet lord, how do you have time to READ them all???

Well, if you happen to get this, I think the last pic is the race scene from Grease? I played Rizzo in highschool. Must have watched the movie a trillion times. Olivia Newton John sat up on the slope watching it all?

5/23/06, 12:11 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

All right, I don't usually comment when 70 women have already said it way better than me... but add me to the list of dorks who are foaming-at-the-mouth jealous because you got to see where Cha-Cha pulled "a lock of hair... from her CHEST!"

5/23/06, 12:45 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Damn... I even loved "Grease 2"!

5/23/06, 4:55 PM  
Anonymous neva said...

here's how old i am: the first thought that popped into my mind was "THEM"... a very cheesy movie about radioactive ants, made back in the 50's, which my sister and i used to watch on TV (science fiction theater) when we were little girls. but "Grease" was good, too.

5/23/06, 6:22 PM  
Blogger soleclaw said...

"Grease" is one of my movies I list in my 4's list that I could watch over and over again. Brings back memories of me and my BFF staying up until midnight singing every song while watching the movie.

You lucky ducky!

5/23/06, 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Oh, I bet my coworkers just heard my gasp of recognition. But where is Cha Cha DeGregorio?

5/24/06, 4:11 PM  
Blogger Gurukarm Kaur said...

LOL - I must be the geek here - it wasn't until I hit Paula's comment that anyone mentioned my first thought - Terminator!

5/25/06, 11:09 AM  
Blogger Domestic Chicky said...

Hehehe. Too funny. I totally geeked over it the first time I saw it too...and I love and cherish grease 2 as much as the original, if not a teensy bit more. I'm more than relieved to find I'm not the only one. "Let's Bowl!"

5/26/06, 4:47 PM  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

omg is that from greece?

5/26/06, 11:56 PM  
Blogger Juggle Jane said...

I am going through your archives, so forgive me for being behind the times.

I am not even going to read the previous comments because the flip that stomach just did tells me that is ThunderRoad.

I have lived in LA for 13 years and have never found it - where is it??

6/10/07, 11:46 PM  

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