Saturday, May 18, 2013

Don Winslow of the Navy (1942) – Chapter 8 ½: Shore Leave

You may recall my mentioning on Thursday that I had hoped to have an installment of our semi-regular Serial Saturdays feature up today: Chapter 9 of the classic gee-whiz-there’s-a-lot-of-stock-footage-in-this-serial, Don Winslow of the Navy (1942).  Well, I’m here to tell you that I failed miserably in that regard…and there’s an explanation for this.

I’ve lost the @!#$% DVD.

Please to be stopping laughing right now.  This is kind of a serious situation—okay; maybe not too serious because this chapter play is kind of boring the crap out of me, and I’m banking I’m not the only one—but only because it is a none-too-subtle indication that I have too much crap collected in my bedroom and it’s time to give it a thorough straightening-out.

Honest to my grandma, I’ve searched high and low for that doggone thing and have no idea where I could have put it.  (I heard that, wiseass.)  I’m ashamed to admit that my sleeping environs are not the tidiest in the world; I have stacks upon stacks of DVD’s piled everywhere that I keep meaning to arrange on the various shelves designed for that very purpose…but since this attention span of mine comes perilously close to resembling that of my soon-to-be-four-year-old nephew, that project is both unfinished and wildly over-budget.  (I’d show you a picture of what it looks like but I think we’re all in agreement that the Internets could get by with at least one less shocking image.)

So the only remedy available to me at this juncture is to get some of this cleaned up.  Don’t think I didn’t explore other avenues: the serial is available for viewing at YouTube, and I gave serious consideration to just embedding the ninth chapter here and calling it a day.  But then I had a vision of you good people enjoying it without the trademark TDOY snark, and it pained me to think I’d be letting you down.

There is good news on the horizon, however—I did not misplace the DVD with this Monday’s Mayberry Mondays episode.  (Though after I finish hosing down the bedroom, it’s possible it could go missing as well.)  I’ll definitely have that on tap for ya, and once again…mucho apologias for skipping out on Winslow and Company this week.

1 comment:

Stacia said...

HA! Hahaha laughing so hard over here, Ivan. Not at you, but at the joy of realizing this glorious new excuse I can use for myself.

Not that I, er, would ever do that.