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Godzilla Rules

on October 8, 2021

After the bombing of Hiroshima, filmmakers became obsessed with sci fi movies that exposed and speculated about the harmful effects of radiation poisoning on humans and the environment. Giant, monstrous creatures produced from radiation exposure became a popular theme, particularly in Japan, where the original Godzilla was born in 1954. A whole series of movies featuring Godzilla and sundry other monsters followed. Even today, remakes of the Japanese originals remain popular. And merchandise sales of T-shirts, toys, and other items remain strong. Godzilla even earned his own pop song:

Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla
Godzilla original movie theme, 1954.

Godzilla Rules!

Dawn Pisturino

October 2, 2021

Copyright 2021 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


16 responses to “Godzilla Rules

  1. Haa.. Recently or may be forever, i actually haven’t figured out what to make of Hiroshima Nagasaki bombings. There has never been any concentrated effort to portray the consequences or may be subtly everyone of course knows. Entertainment rules and thus Godzilla ! I didn’t know he was born in Japan. Thank you Dawn.

    Narayan x

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  2. Iowa Life says:

    Oh no! The great times. Raymond Burr. Haruo Nakajima in the suit! I love it. They were FANTABULOUS at miniaturization. I actually like the old time special effects better. Them! (1954) is a great one also. Did not see you pulling Godzilla out of the hat. There’s a low and slow version of the Blue Oyster Cult classic that I’ve never been able to find again.

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    • The movie THEM scared me big time when I was a child. The original Godzilla is actually very well done. Since it’s October, I’ve been watching movies from my sci fi/horror collection. I don’t know of any songs dedicated to King Kong, do you?

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  3. Tanooki says:

    I’ve never watched Godzilla before. It’s funny that I’m learning from you even though I’m originated in the country that gave a birth to Godzilla🤣

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  4. Americaoncoffee says:

    Yes, Rodan was another.

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  5. Can ya dig it man!!! Blue oyster cult and my old-time favorite as a kid Godzilla, this mix says something about you, but it says maybe Godzilla was way-more cool than we all knew at the time, or gave him credit for! Maybe a new version should come together, some merging of AI with Godzilla so he can talk to the people about such things as music and culture; before he eats them!!! Muhwaaaha!
    Thanks for this Dawn…you got me psyched and laughing to the “groove” here today!
    Have a good one Fosure!

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Brother Lawrence!

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      • Yes I did Dawn… it was an interesting combination and stimulating set of ideas about a big cult classic! Keep that fine creative outlook and perspective on Films going!
        I look forward to more adventure and fun on your site!
        Have a great day!

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      • You’re too kind! Have a blessed day!

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      • I am not; I mean I’m actually kind heartened always have been maybe just soft too; not in the head, but some people may argue that point, ya know what I mean! But, let me tell ya; stuff has happened that showed how that old adage Nice Guys Come in Last can really happen and I think it was Bob Dylan that wrote; yea hold on it just came to me!

        Bob Dylan How Does It Feel Lyrics

        Once upon a time you dressed so fine
        You threw the b__s a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
        People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
        You thought they were all kiddin’ you
        You used to laugh about
        Everybody that was hangin’ out
        Now you don’t talk so loud
        Now you don’t seem so proud
        About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

        How does it feel
        How does it feel
        To be without a home
        Like a complete unknown
        Like a rolling stone?

        You’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
        But you know you only used to get juiced in it
        Nobody has ever taught you how to live out on the street
        And now you’re gonna have to get used to it
        You said you’d never compromise
        With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
        He’s not selling any alibis
        As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
        And say do you want to make a deal?

        How does it feel
        How does it feel
        To be on your own
        With no direction home
        A complete unknown
        Like a rolling stone?

        You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
        When they all did tricks for you
        You never understood that it ain’t no good
        You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you
        You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
        Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
        Ain’t it hard when you discover that
        He really wasn’t where it’s at
        After he took from you everything he could steal.

        How does it feel
        How does it feel
        To be on your own
        With no direction home
        Like a complete unknown
        Like a rolling stone?

        Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
        They’re all drinkin’, thinkin’ that they got it made
        Exchanging all precious gifts
        But you’d better take your diamond ring, you’d better p___ it babe
        You used to be so amused
        At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
        Go to him now, he calls you, you can’t refuse
        When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose
        You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

        How does it feel
        How does it feel
        To be on your own
        With no direction home
        Like a complete unknown
        Like a rolling stone?

        Yea Dawn I’ve been there so I should try to be kind anyhow!

        Keep on keeping on!

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      • Yeah, I remember that song!

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      • Hey cool Dawn! I like listening to a wide range of music like with movies if it has some great quality to it! My sister just last night told me that Bob Dylan when he wrote All Along the Watchtower he was had been laid up from an injury and was reading the Bible a lot when the inspiration came and that song really is amazing how it depicts kind of what is going on now as I see it! The Wild Cat did Growl like you know what that is right!
        Check this out I got that idea a while ago.

        https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/03/28/the-one-who-comes-like-a-thief-in-the-night-jesus/

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      • Thank you, Brother Lawrence! Bob Dylan is a brilliant musician.

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      • Hey good day to you; Sister Dawn! I’m glad you think so and got something positive out of that offering! I agree totally! Seems we both have similar diverse musical taste and see or recognize the good ones in the enormous possibilities out there, but, maybe it’s having a good ear for music or how it touches one’s soul! Enjoy!
        God bless!
        Brother in Christ Jesus,
        Lawrence

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