Among the earliest writers to set his sights on the director's chair, Preston Sturges brought a frank, unsentimental view of the war between the sexes to his...... more
Among the earliest writers to set his sights on the director's chair, Preston Sturges brought a frank, unsentimental view of the war between the sexes to his mid-'40s features that exemplify his style, as demonstrated in this prescient 1942 gem. Architect Tom Jeffers (Joel McCrea) and his wife, Gerry (Claudette Colbert), further refine the archetypal Sturges couple--the male embodying strength, idealism, and a certain naivete, the female ultimately stronger, smarter, and (as revealed early on in an astonishing speech by Colbert) clearer-eyed and more pragmatic about the subtext of sex. This giddy shaggy-dog story follows the couple's split, and Gerry's subsequent flight to PalmBeach. This head-snapping frolic is paced by double-entendres and lampooning looks at the very rich, with standout performances by the predatory Princess Centimillia (the delicious Mary Astor), who's more than ready to comfort Tom, and the wealthy, dim-witted John D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee, staking out a new career, post-crooner, as comic foil), Gerry's new suitor. Even the predictable reunion of the star-crossed lovers is achieved with an antic surrealism. Sturges's strength in building strong character ensembles is matched by his affection for coupling screwball dialogue with physical slapstick, seldom to better effect than in the drunken target practice of the Ale and Quail Club, who make Colbert's train ride to Florida a different kind of shoot-'em-up. --Sam Sutherland
Wenko PalmBeach Duroplast Toilet Seat - 17605100 The PalmBeach Duroplast Toilet Seat from Wenko, made of high quality...... more
Wenko PalmBeach Duroplast Toilet Seat - 17605100 The PalmBeach Duroplast Toilet Seat from Wenko, made of high quality Duroplastic with a dream beach image on and in the lid as well as on the ring. Features Brand: Wenko Product Code: 17605100 High quality Duroplastic High breaking strength, scratch resistant, durable, easy-to-clean, and hygienic surface Stainless Steel fixings Fits most standard toilet pans - Dimensions (W x L): lid - 37 x 45 cm / outer ring - 37.5 x 44 cm / inner ring - 24 x 29 cm / hinges adjustable from 10.5-15 cm
The PalmBeach Rio Bikini in white from Roxy has a sliding tri bikini top with braid details on the ties and removable padding and is matched...... more
The PalmBeach Rio Bikini in white from Roxy has a sliding tri bikini top with braid details on the ties and removable padding and is matched with a hipster rio bikini pant. This cute white bikini with a palm tree print will get you in the mood for summery days on the beach!Fabric: 80% Polyamide 20% Elastane
Advantages: Some good tracks Disadvantages: Some awful tracks, probably too diverse for all tracks to appeal to one person, many of the songs are slow
...eafront. Some of us were rather pleased to see the arrogance knocked out of him, but Reborn in the USA was another chance of success and all his old self-confidence blossomed – until, that was, Dollar became the first act to be voted off. Oh, how we laughed.
They did entertain us though with their stage routines, obviously auditioning for Celebrity Ballroom Dancing. With Thereze making Posh...
Advantages: Spotting landmarks, controls do the job Disadvantages: Poor collisions physics, cornering troubles, infinite continues
...choppy when driving through detailed surroundings, such as downtown San Francisco - this is also the section where the external views can be blocked, albeit partially and briefly, by cars behind. There are direction signs in Cruis'n USA but nothing to tell how tight an upcoming turn is - there is a radar for CPU presence, but no map present so you never know until too late, and traffic is sure to come...
...It may suprise some people, but America have actually got a pretty good record in World Cup. The USA were involved in some of the very first World Cups in the 1930s, some twenty years before England or any other home nation did so themselves. They cannot kid themselves that they invented the game though, and the truth now is they are really not very good.
A spectacularly bad performance in...