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Hilarious 1982 Blade Runner Executive Notes – They Hated It


Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi film Blade Runner has become a cult classic since it was first released in 1982, but when it first opened a lot of people weren’t sure what to think of it. It didn’t get the best reviews either. The movie was just ahead of its time. [SOURCE]

Before the movie even officially opened the executives who funded the film, Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin, and Robin French of Tandem Productions gave some notes on the movie revealing that they didn’t really care for it. They called it dreadfully dull and confusing, among several other complaints. Many of these are actually pretty funny considering the movie is now such a classic. Check out the full list of Blade Runner insults below. One of my favorites is, “This picture gets duller every time we see it.”


SDCC Exclusive #31: Dexter and Harrison Bobble Head

Dexter and Harrison Bobble Head – SDCC Exclusive

 Limit two (2) bobble heads per order.

  • SDCC Exclusive double-wobbler!
  • Both Dexter’s and Harrison’s heads bobble!
  • Based on the hit Showtime television series.
  • Manufactured by Bif Bang Pow!
  • Can the serial killer and his son come over to your house?

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con San Diego 2010 Exclusive! It’s time to play daddy! From the hit Showtime television series Dexter, here’s part-time serial killer Dexter holding little baby Harrison… and both of their heads bobble! A blood-splatter expert for the Miami Police Department by day, Dexter spends his nights murdering other serial killers. Now this so-called “good guy” – and his son – are available in this 7-inch resin bobble head!

Attending San Diego Comic-Con July 21-25, 2010? Just stop by booth #2343 and be the first to pick up this item anywhere. No need to order now. (Prices and availability subject to change.)

Can’t make it to Comic-Con? Order now for shipment after the convention (while supplies last).

Pawn Stars – My Favorite Show

This past weekend, my wife, mother-in-law, and grandson made a trip to Las Vegas. As part of our trip we stopped at the Gold & Silver Pawn Show where they film The History Channel show Pawn Stars.

Long before banks, ATMs and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family–grandfather Richard (“The Old Man”), son Rick and grandson Corey (“Big Hoss”)–jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It’s up to them to determine what’s real and what’s fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone’s mind, “What’s the story behind it”? and “What’s it worth?” (Source: The History Channel)

We were fortunate that the day we visited they were filming a segment for a future episode. We told them we were big fans and were allowed to stay inside as long as we were quiet and looked like we were shopping.

The future segment deals with memorabilia from Apollo 16. The part we watched was having it verified as authentic by an expert. The piece in question was actually verified as authentic, but we did not stay long enough to see what the negotiations priced it at.

While at the shop, we were able to meet Chumlee, my favorite character on the show. He was at the back of the store generously taking pictures with visitors and signing autographs.

As Corey’s devoted childhood friend, Chumlee is just like a son to Rick and he’s been around the shop since he was a kid. Everybody loves Chum, but he is often the butt of the boys’ jokes. Part of the reason he is not taken seriously is that he constantly begs Corey to buy items that entertain him–like video games and circus paraphernalia– that usually don’t make good business sense. And, although his heart of gold makes him a pro at customer service, it’s continually proven to be bad business for the shop. Chumlee always wants to give his patrons the best deal and often takes their side–a trait that never fails to push Rick’s buttons. Where did Chumlee get his nickname? Friends in elementary school took the name from cartoon character Tennessee Tuxedo’s sidekick, a walrus named Chumley.  (Source: The History Channel)

If you get the chance, watch Pawn Stars is on Monday nights on the History Channel (channel 61 in Phoenix). For anyone who is any type of collector and loves the historical aspect of collecting, this is the show for you. The guys joking with each other is hilarious and The Old Man always knows how to keep Rick, Corey and Chumlee in line.

Pawn Star Facts

  • A 1750 Blunderbuss is one of the oldest guns sold by the Pawn Stars.
  • One of the most valuable items at the Pawn Stars shop is a 2001 Super Bowl ring, which is valued at $60,000.
  • The most expensive items ever sold at the Pawn Shop were four one-kilo gold bars valued at $128,000.
  • The most valuable old coin available at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop is an 1859 No. 3 gold piece in mint condition, valued at $2,650.
  • One of the oldest items in the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop is a Greek Didrachm that dates back to 325 B.C.