I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

Artist - Rob Crandall

Well it’s Friday again! For you youngsters out there it couldn’t have come too soon. For us old timers it seems like yesterday was Monday….in February….2010! Yes, the older we get the faster the time goes. It seems even the bad days streak by but it is Friday, the most poopular day of the week. Now back to you youngsters and the task at hand which happens to be a real peach of a movie, LOL! Did I just say that? I’m not that old!

We’ve got a real treat that many of you may never even heard of. I’m sure you’ve heard of the star, Don Knotts, made famous as the bumbling deputy on the Andy Griffith Show and then later as Mr. Furley on Three’s Company. What even you older readers might not know is that Don Knotts had quite a little film career as well. He starred in several comedies in the 60s and 70s and I for one loved him in just about everything he did.

This film is called the Ghost and Mr. Chicken. Don plays Luther Heggs a small town wannabe newspaper reporter who gets his big break when the editor of the Rachel Courier Express asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that it just so happens was the site of a famous murder/suicide 20 years before. I could continue with this big long description but that would just delay this hilariously scary movie. By the way, did I ever tell you my life story? Well, I was born in a wooden sided station wagon in Tinklesnap Tennessee. My father cleaned the little glass windows on the street lamps and my mother was a fishwife…..KIDDING! I don’t even know what a fishwife is but now I can mark that off my list. Now lets get on with the movie kids.

Videos removed due to violating Veoh TOS. Sorry all!

  • hw_paterson

    Don’t forget “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.”
    Okay, not GT related, but still, Don Knotts!

    Oh, and Javier,
    A fishwife or fish fag
    [1] is a woman who sells fish.
    [2] The “wife” part comes from the older meaning of “wife” as simply “woman”.
    [3] Fish women were notoriously loud and foul-mouthed as in the expression, To swear like a fishwife. One reason for their outspokenness is that their wares were highly perishable and so lost value if not sold quickly.

  • Jenfaer

    i wish it was still february 2010…but i’ve learned so much more about myself since then…though on an emotional level, i was flying high. i kinda miss it. the last year has gone by too quickly. dates keep sneaking up on me, man…

  • hw,

    Javier didn’t post this article.

    By the way, I am well aware of what a fishwife is. It was a joke Dude! I’m a joke maker.

    Just to let everyone know, I am currently taking things into my own hands and will be posting the entire video here by 2:00PM CST.

  • LOVE that movie. Don Knotts is hilarious.

  • hw_paterson

    I got that it was a joke, I was just putting it out there.
    Sorry I did miss that it was you posting, I guess I just assumed it was Javier. Didn’t really look.

  • OK hw! Sometimes people don’t get my sense of humor. So I hope you can excuse me.

    This is interesting though. Do I write like Javier? I think my style is vastly different from his. I’d be interested to know.

    Anyway, Seems Veoh would only allow me to upload 4 parts at a time and I have 5. So it’s going to be a little longer till I get em all posted. I have Comcast and even though I’ve got 100 Mbps down, I’ve only got a fraction of that up. I guess these companies concentrate on the down speed as they should. However, it can be a pain when you want to get things done. I still remember 1994 when you had to set up a camp to even download 10 minutes of data. Wow, lots of very late night because you get focused like a laser beam on a download and the next thing you know it’s 2 in the morning. Then of course something happens and screws up the entire operation, LOL!

  • hw_paterson

    It was a pretty short piece, though I did find it odd. For some reason I don’t see Javier as a Don Knotts fan. I really just wanted to throw in the bit about Mr. Limpet.

    I am ashamed to admit that because this is Javier’s site I tend to think of the stories as his unless I happen to notice a story written by someone else. In fact when we had our disagreement about the “Rider of Apocalypse” story was the first time I was aware of other writers on the site. I say ashamed because I am a bit of a would be writer and my wife is an artist and teacher so I do believe in credit where credit is due.

    It is in the nature of the internet that we often multi-task and often pay too little attention to what we are viewing.

  • hw, I’m not concerned about credit in terms of getting a pat on the back but I think it’s important to know that there are other editors. Actually there is one other editor, me. Javier still writes most of the articles. My schedule dictates how many I can put up in a week. I hope that helps.

    john P, while that video clearly shows a Coyote (IMO), I moved it over to our new forum. If you go to the top of this page you will see a “Forum” button. Click on that and you can then sign up and you will find your video in there.

  • Well everyone, Veoh has decided that I have violated their TOS because I uploaded a 50 yr old B Movie. Not only that but they have thrown me from their video train.

    So after all that work getting this movie up and running Fri and Sat, it is now gone. I can only apologize to you the reader and tell you that in the future I will try to be more legal.

    It’s the young people that suffer from lack of good old fashioned entertainment.

  • bigpunkdrummer

    I’m rather new but I like to think I can tell your all’s writing apart. Plus Javier’s posts always have a pic of him at the end. Why don’t you have a pic? Are you staying on the down low? How come we don’t get a ‘Scott McManigle bio’ on the About Us page? What do you think Javier’s listening to in his pic? Okay, I’m done being nosy. Peace out!

  • Bigpunkdrummer,

    Slightly stoopid – 2 am.mp3