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Advice: Kick back, enjoy Easter and tune out the war

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With all the bombing and bombast going on in the world, and Donald "Dr. Strangelove" Trump striving to rid the Middle East of vermin such as Syrian President Bashar "chemo" Assad, maybe it's time to lighten up a bit as Easter approaches so we can relax and focus on enjoying the holiday.

When I want to relax, I seek out a funny Turner Classic Movies comedy on the boob tube. I found one that turned out to be a tongue-in cheek potboiler titled "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine," which came out in 1965. I'm not making this up. It starred Vincent Price at his mad scientist best. Regrettably for me, the movie played at 2 a.m. Thursday. Maybe there'll be a re-run.

It had a great plot, about mad scientist Price inventing an army of bikini-clad robots programmed to seek out wealthy men. I really hated missing that movie. It also starred Frankie Avalon, a teenage heartthrob from the sixties whose acting talent on a scale of 1 to 10 ranked zero. That left me with a tough decision for Thursday or Friday: Should I go for the great Betty Hutton playing Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun"(1950) or my ultimate choice: "Three Guys Named Mike."(1951). Why did I pick that movie? The answer is simple: I like stewardess movies. My wife was a stewardess. Besides, this movie also starred Jane Wyman who wound up married briefly to Ronald Reagan. Cornball actor Van Johnson was also in the flick. The movie wasn't very good.

Saturday night around 11:30 looks more promising with an intriguing TCM movie, "Night of the Lepus" (1972) starring ham actor Stuart Whitman and Janet Leigh in this turkey about husband-and wife scientists who unwittingly unleash a horde of giant man-eating rabbits. Again, I'm not making this up. Remember, the show starts at 11:30 p.m. Enjoy the show