Aug 15, 2022


I'm going to the Ottawa Valley in a few days, with my mom. We will be repeating much of 2019's visit. For example, we will be staying in my cousins Cathy & Ernie's RV at Cedar Beach Camp Resort in Eganville. 

We will also be getting together with some our many Scribbles friends & relatives in the Valley and I will be spending a night on a private island with my cousin Jeanne...and the only way to get there is by....wait for it....BOAT! My fear of water will be in full force I'm sure. 

Ironically, mom and I won't be spending a lot of time actually IN our hometown Renfrew. Mom has a friend she wishes to visit there and we want to check out the amazing gift shop 'A Sense of Country' and of course it wouldn't be a trip to Renfrew if we didn't go to the infamous Swinging Bridge, but we will be in Eganville, White Lake and Douglas for most of our holiday.  

There will be no new posts while we are away. Off Beat Cinema will return Fri. Aug. 26 and we will resume posts and videos in early Sept.

We're into the last few weeks of August, a last kick at the can when it comes to summer activities and festivals. Get out and enjoy yourself. Even sitting outside with a cold beverage and a good read can be enjoyable, if you can't get to events or aren't doing a vacation. Just go out and have fun. 

I look forward to bringing you more videos, more Scribbles posts and of course more Mr. Sock, who I spend entirely too much time with...LOL!  September officially makes it 43 years that Scribbles has been around in one format or another. We'll talk about that more next month.

Happy Trails My Friends. 
“There is magic in long-distance friendships. 
They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes 
beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”

– Diana Cortes

Capturing a Peace of Heaven

Aug 13, 2022

Lucas Meets Stuart the Minion

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

– Florence Nightingale

Aug 12, 2022

SCRIBBLES VIDEO | Celebrating a Birthday with Lady Jane

This year, we celebrated my sister Jane's birthday several days AFTER her actual birth day and now here's our video of the event, several days AFTER we had the party. But as the old saying goes....better late than never. 


MOVIES | Double Feature: Teenagers From Outer Space & Gammera

I'm going to the Ottawa Valley with my mom next week, meaning we won't have a new Off Beat Cinema movie next Friday. But never fear, we've got a DOUBLE FEATURE for you this week. 

We start with Teenagers From Outer Space. A flying saucer arrives on Earth while searching for planets suitable to raise "Gargons", a lobster-like but air-breathing monster that is a reserve food supply on their home planet.

We follow that with destructive flying turtle Gammera: The Invincible, who is sure to stir up mayhem wherever he goes. Grab yourself some extra snacks, dim the lights, put the video on full screen mode and enjoy this double feature. 

off beat cinema MOVIE Teenagers From Outer Space

off beat cinema MOVIE  |  Gammera The Invincible 

Aug 5, 2022

Wings of Hope

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” 

– Sonia Ricotti

Drag Stars in 'Concerts on the Canal' Series

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”

– Haruki Murakami


A Tranquil Getaway

Aug 4, 2022

Extra Scary Movie: 'Night of the Living Dead'

Welcome back all you Cool Cats, we hope you enjoyed last week's debut of Off Beat Cinema. This week we have a true horror classic that's just as scary today as it was when it was first released in 1968. 'Night of the Living Dead' tells the tale of people coming back from the grave in search of human flesh. This zombie theme became very popular, spawning a ton of similar films.

We should warn you, this movie is scary and a bit gruesome in spots. It may not be suitable for younger or sensitive viewers. For the rest of you, grab your favourite snack, turn off the lights, and get ready for some spine tingling suspense in 'Night of the Living Dead'...


A Rare & Tender Moment

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”

– Sicilian Proverb

LAUGHS | An Extra Large Collection of Funnies

I've said it many times before, but it's worth repeating. Laughter truly is the best medicine. And Scribbles has the antidote. Here's an extra large section of comics. Go ahead. Laugh out loud! It's good for your health. 

This is cute ...


Aug 3, 2022

Darin Receives His Minions Prizes


“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

– L.M. Montgomery


Aug 1, 2022

A Green Thumb & Golden Memories

Yes. You have seen this before. In fact, if you're a hardcore Scribbles fan, you may have seen it twice already. We first featured this post about my grandpa two years ago and repeated it last summer. Poppy's garden was always so plentiful. They had a large backyard and the gardens took half of it.

The easiest task for mankind is to deceive himself.
It seems we are ever willing to believe what we wish to be true
from the book a thousand paths to enlightenment

Jul 29, 2022

Love is in the Air...


NEW! Off Beat Cinema Offers "The Good, The Bad & The Foreign"

Off Beat Cinema is a weekly 2 hour movie presentation hosted by beatnik buddies Zelda, Bird and Theo. “Off Beat Cinema promises to show “the movies that must be shown” – the good, the bad and the foreign” it says on their official website.

During commercial breaks, the hosts give us facts about the movie and its stars, read viewer mail and sometimes have local musical guest artists. They also air old theatre ads (like the ones that tell you about the refreshments available at the snack bar or tell young lovers to cool it with public display of affection).

Off Beat Cinema premiered in 1993 on WKBW ch. 7 in Buffalo NY. It aired in the wee hours on Fridays and/or Saturdays. In 2012, the show moved to Buffalo’s MeTV affiliate WBBZ ch. 67.

OBC now airs across U.S. on the Retro TV network Saturdays at 10 pm and at midnight on WBBZ, as well as a few MyTV affiliates.

When it aired on WKBW, viewers in Southern Ontario could watch Off Beat Cinema. But WBBZ is much more difficult to get with an antenna and as a result many Canadian viewers were left out when the show relocated.

But never fear! Off Beat Cinema has a You Tube “channel” where they post many of the hosted movies. It’s ideal for those who can’t watch the show on TV or are OBC fanatics who love to watch the movies over and over again.

Scribbles is pleased to highlight some of the movies on Off Beat Cinema’s You Tube channel that we think you’ll love. We’ll post a new movie every Friday. 


Released in 1966, this Japanese creature feature was released in theatres as Gamera vs. Barugon. The movie was renamed War of the Monsters when it was released to TV in 1967. Gamera the flying turtle goes to battle against Barugon leaving a destructive path of debris wherever they go. 

Grab some popcorn (as Zelda says on Off Beat Cinema "The real stuff you pop on the stove, not that microwaved stuff") and your favourite beverage and dig War of the Monsters.

Jul 26, 2022

Serenity in the Valley

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

 – Maya Angelou