Noir Saturday: Nocturne


Here’s tonight’s offering Nocturne.  Not that new shit; don’t watch that!

Detective Joe Warne (George Raft) is investigating the death of a successful composer. While Joe’s colleagues believe that the man killed himself, Joe isn’t so convinced. After some poking around, Joe discovers that the composer was involved with numerous women (Lynn Bari, Virginia Huston), and many seem to have good reasons to want their former lover dead. Though Joe’s superiors command him to stop investigating, he becomes so engrossed in the case that he will stop at nothing to solve it.

Oh my!  I couldn’t find a trailer on the Webs, but I am watching this tonight so check it tonight on TCM @ 11PM CST or Sunday Morning @ 9AM CST. Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Erotic Fridays: Pablo Neruda

Here’s today’s poet, Pablo Neruda.


Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), better known by his pen name and, later, legal name Pablo Neruda was a Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet-diplomat and politician. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

Neruda is often considered the national poet of Chile, and his works have been popular and influential worldwide. The Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language”, and Harold Bloom included Neruda as one of the 26 writers central to the Western tradition in his book The Western Canon.

This one here is a new personal favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy this just as much as I did and I’m glad to have found this man.

F. M. Laster
“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Love Sonnet XI

By Pablo Neruda

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.

Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.

Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day

I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,

your hands the color of a savage harvest,

hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,

I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,

the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,

I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,

hunting for you, for your hot heart,

like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

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Throwback Thursday: Offerings to the Korean Sea Gods


Here’s a close up of the booze left @ Dokdo. Well, guess which group of Westerners left the bottle of soju?!  Hint, I was with the group.  Yes, we drunk it without cups.  Yea we passed the bottle around.  Yes, we were idiots!

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Wayback Wednesday: B-52’s


Damn, talk about a wayback!  I’mjuts now realizing that the guitarist only had 4 strings!  4!  I loved the entire vibe of this song.  Color me weird.  Enjoy.

F. M. Laster
“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Travel Tuesday: Abu Simbel


Ramses the Great was GREAT. As this monument suggests.  He let everyone know that he was the HPIC! The twin temples of Abu Simbel were carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses The Great in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of a dam on the Nile. Abu Simbel remains a top Egypt tour destination.

Yes, it’s on my bucket list of places to visit.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Black Barbie Chronicles: When Are You Coming Home


Yep. I was asked this question from the moment I left!  Anyway here’s today’s Black Barbie entry with life in Korea.  Enjoy.

F. M. Laster
“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

When Are You Coming Home Black Barbie?

Am I coming home? Do I want to go back? Do I even have a home to go to? To answer the questions, yes, no, and hell no!

I am not a property owner! (Shocker). One day I will be, but today is not that day. As my contract is slowly and I mean slowly winding down, I’m just now thinking about my exit plan. Well, in truth I never had one, but I guess now is as good of a time to think of one.

In the very beginning of my Korean Honeymoon Phase, I was in love with Korea. I envisioned myself staying here for at least five years. Well, that plan went to shit fast. I started to think about how the hell could I stay here for five years when I am having a devil of a time doing one? Not sure what drugs I was one with that five-year plan!

It goes without saying I’ll be heading back to Texas Land and crashing on my parents’ couch until I can make my next move. No, I’m not just leaving. I’m staying in Korea until I gets all my money. I’m seeing this bitch until the end. No fucker is screwing up my money!





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Music Sunday: JYJ Back Seat


Here’s a little back seat action for your Sunday.  Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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