Makings

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Dravot in Man Who Would Be King to his Er-Hub recruits: Now listen to me, you benighted muckers! We’re going to teach you soldiering, The world’s noblest profession! When we’re done with you, you’ll be able to stand up and slaughter your foes like civilized men! But first, you will have to learn to march …

68 Galaxie 500

By Thomas Macauley on

Another car from the youth. 4 door, automatic, gold with tan interior, 427… The Macauley original is in storage in Nevada, I believe. …as featured in film: Dirty Harry, The French Connection (probably actually a Custom 500), Gone In Sixty Seconds.

73 Olds

By Thomas Macauley on

Oldsmobile Delta 88 4 doors and no B pillar: “hard top” Evil Dead and Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell) featured this car from my youth. Dad purchased his Delta 88 used from… probably another C&L partner. His other used cars were a 1979 Cadillac and 198x Jeep CJ.  Dad’s new cars were the 1968 …

Xanadu

By Thomas Macauley on

Another film that should cheer a person up. Gene Kelly in a 1980 Busby Berkeley style pop musical. I had no idea. E.L.O. and Olivia Newton John. … and have you seen ABBA, The Movie (1977)!?

Becoming American

By Thomas Macauley on

“Since becoming a Real American,” roared Paul Bunyan, “I can look any man straight in the eye and tell him to go to hell!…” – Paul Bunyan to Babe after changing from Paul Bunyon and Bébé “I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t know what I said, but I know what I think, and, …