Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Victor Fleming and Fidal Castro

A few of you might know who Victor Fleming is....but not many of you.

Go ahead...google him.

Victor Fleming directed Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz. That in itself is pretty cool, correct?

But the really cool part is that he directed them in the same year, 1939.

So what does this have to do with Fidal Castro resigning?

Nothing.

But it's kinda cool that Fidal was in power thru 10 US Presidents.

Two totally random pieces of information now forever linked together because I just linked them.

Victor Fleming > Fidal Castro

35 comments:

Sparkle Plenty said...

The power of the link = awesome.

Redbeard76 said...

Who's this Fidal Castro? Is that Fidel Castro's evil twin?

I Ain't No Oprah said...

SpellCheckLad just showed up...

Probably a Cubin.

mccarthy said...

Better ded than red.

fidel castro said...

I HATE CHEW!

cake said...

Little known fact: Victor Fleming was actually the model for his cousin's character, James Bond.

Cool, eh?

Sparkle Plenty said...

Ya made me think about movies with your Victor Fleming reference.

Ya know what's cool? Fideler on the Hoof! Castro and his family get tired of pushin' Cuba around and decide to move to Miami and open a cigar factory. Ah, that last scene with Zero Mostel (who played Castro) on a jet ski smoking a cigar.

This is not to be confused with Fiedler On The Roof, a gritty documentary that captured a difficult time in the life of the beloved Boston Pops conductor.

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Strawberry Fidel Forever

Sparkle Plenty said...

Fidels of Dreams

Redbeard76 said...

Sally Fidels

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Fidel Computers

Horroru said...

"Fi-del, my belle..."

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Fidelmonico potaatoes

runaway said...

Fidel Shannon

cake said...

Jumpin' Jack Fidel? No? Not quite close enough?

Dammit.

jedi unclear on the concept said...

The Fidel is with you, Luke.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Fidel Faddle--turns your tummy into a one-party socialist republic!

D'ya know what? The attempts to assassinate Castro would make a GREAT movie. Exploding clams! The mafia!
http://www.historyhouse.com/in_history/castro/
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070627/27mafia.htm

Fido Castro said...

woof.

skeeter said...

"Another Castro"

-JD

Lois Lane said...

"Exploding clams! The mafia!"

Sounds like the Fourth of July in Rhode Island to me.

whippet fleming said...

Woof.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Dear Lois,

HA!

EXPLODING STUFFIES!*

I love Rhode Island.

Sincerely,
Sparkle

P.S. Pepper biscuits are frickin' awesome. Ever tried 'em?

havanese said...

woof

Sparkle Plenty said...

CAKE! Delayed reaction. Are you flim-flamming us? They weren't cousins, were they? You bamboozlerton, you.

castro spaniel said...

El barko.

castrodoodle said...

New designer breed: Part dictator, part poodle.

cake said...

Dear Sparkle:

Hee hee.

Love,
Cake

Lois Lane said...

Dear Sparkle,

Pepper biscuits? (Accurately pronounced "Peppa Biskits") Nope, can't say that I have. Will have to ask the husband if he has.

Hugs,
Lois

lhasa castro said...

Ruff.

bad jokes r us said...

If Fidel had sent people into space, would they've been Castronauts?

raul said...

Party at my place tonight!

David'Z RantZ said...

W.C. Fidel?

Fidel Sassoon?

And hey, if Fidel will soon be out of office, does that mean that currently, he's still an inFidel?

David'Z RantZ said...

Ah, yes, Victor Fleming and his cousin Ian... Not to mention Vic's kid brother Art (original host of Jeopardy) and Art's daughter, Olympic gold medalist Peggy.

So tragic that they all perished that awful day that the Flemings charged headlong off a cliff and into the sea for no apparent reason.

Sparkle Plenty said...

HA! I like the cut of this david'z rantz jib.

I'm still convinced that Fidel wanted to be an outfideler--or somethin'--in pro baseball. I'm holding tight to that urban legend.

David'Z RantZ said...

Hey, Sparkle, can you hand me a Band-Aid? I just cut my jib!