Monday, July 28, 2014

The Conqueror: John Wayne, really?

The Conqueror: John Wayne, really?
Man, I read about this movie in the book My Year Of Flops. The writer really ripped into movie, and pretty much everyone considers this to be Wayne's worst movie. I also heard the We Hate Movies podcast review of this movie.
-The Asian “makeup” on Wayne's face is very very racist. Even Wayne distanced himself from the movie.
No-no-no!
-White people paying Asians. Make it stop.
-91 people had cancer from making this film. This always made me very uneasy. Many people died from the cancer. From IMDB, ((It was filmed near a nuclear test site, and the set was contaminated by nuclear fallout. Photographs exist of John Wayne holding a Geiger counter. After location shooting, contaminated soil was transported back to Hollywood in order to match interior shooting done there. ))
Literally, 46 people that worked on the movie died from cancer ! That is totally horrible. This movie killed John Wayne and Susan Hayward. People went to work everyday not realizing that they were being exposed to dangerous levels of radioactive dirt. Damn. The US government first claimed the area was “safe”.  The cancer does put a horrible feeling over this movie when watching it.  
-Howard Hughes  sort of blamed himself for the radioactive dirt being shipped, so he blocked his movie from being seen for many years.
-Even John Wayne fans really hate this movie.
Despite all the bad history behind this movie, I want to see it now.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Denny's makes fun of Dash Con

Denny's makes fun of Dash Con


I can't believe Denny's posted this picture on their Twitter page. Story behind this photo and post is that there was a Tumblr convention that supposedly went horribly wrong. One of the things people all over the Internet talked about was the ball pit. There were stories of the ball pit getting pissed in at a certain point. (WTF)
Plus, one of the bonuses for people was spending more time in the ball pit...wow. I hated ball pits as child, so spending any time in that thing is a horrible thought. And, I am not going to get into the whole $17,000 emergency fundraiser.
Dash Con became such a story that it morphed into a meme. And, you know you're doing something wrong when Denny's is making fun of your event. Denny's, the place you go at night because you're drunk or high. Denny's always seemed like your out of touch grandparents. And, I am not knocking Denny's because I took a few dates to Denny's.  And, those dates were cool with going to Denny's, so they've helped me out a few times.  However, it is like your grandmother talking about the Harlem Shake.  
Being a blogger for a long time, I've never understood the culture of Tumblr. It feels like Twitter shat out a baby and it was in the form of Tumblr and the baby grew up bitter about the whole world in 10 minute intervals.   I guess I am just an old fashion blogger, because I'm just confused by Tumblr.
Reblog!!!

I can't believe I can say, “Back in my day, we actually had bloggers.” Damn I feel old in Internet years. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Repo counter-attack goes wrong...but right?

Repo counter-attack goes wrong...but right?
I saw this over at Tommy's site and I could believe how crazy this ended up. Somehow, this crazy woman decided to destroy the automotive vehicle that she stopped making payments on. She doesn't realize she makes ALL black people look bad with her behavior. If I was standing there, I'd be embarrassed.
Then it gets worst when FOX interviews her. Talk about ignorant. From CBS46, (("I really just wanted to show my a-- anyway-get it off my chest," Smith said. "When I saw him, I just really went ludicrous for the h--- of it, because I knew then that I didn't want the car." ))
Well you certainly did that and more. I look at these videos and shake my head. We are doing so much harm to ourselves in the black community. We promote ignorance and violence over education and logic. I've seen it first hand with other black people making fun of me when I was younger because I talked proper and didn't use slang.  (Recently, I've been told I have no swagger. So?)
Every time she opens her mouth, nothing intelligent comes out.
Here is a radio interview. Holy Crap.

Squatters going to Squat

Squatters going to Squat
From polygon.com, ((The brothers behind two video game Kickstarters, one backed and one not, appear to be the duo who have threatened to sue a homeowner ))
When I saw this story, I was like please don't let this be another kickstarter scam project. I think there has been some good to come out these kickstarter projects and then there are people like these asshats not providing the product they promised.  
Besides not releasing the game on time, they have the gall to threaten to sue the homeowner even though they are the ones not paying the rent or utilities. It's like going to a restaurant eating the food and refusing to pay the bill. Then, you decide to stay in the restaurant and threaten to sue them if the owners if they kick you out and refuse to keep feeding you. And, the law actually had your back in the situation.

They call their crowd-funded game Confederate Express. Check out their kickstarter page. It does have a Lucas 90s feel to it. I can see why people funded the game, but come devs.   So they delayed this game and kickstarted another game asking for money

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Random Stuff

Random Stuff
~True Blood Last Season: I know that this show gets a lot of flack for its changing premises each season. However, this last season is really getting good. They've certainly killed off a lot of the main characters this season. And, Pam and Eric are still some of the best characters in series. You have to love their anti-hero status. There are some twists and turns. Here's hoping it ends well. How does the Japanese mob fit into the story?
~Star Wars plot revealed?: It appears a short bit of the story was leaked to various sites. However, many people are saying that it might be a fake leak. They've been doing this for years. I am kind of interested in people going around the galaxy searching for Luke. Now, the “hand” flying through space didn't make sense until I realized they were talking about Luke's robotic hand. It is the only way it could survive reentry onto a planet.  
~North Korea asked China to remove the “offensive” viral video of Kim Jong-un dancing and being made a fool. China just shrugged and said, “Nope”. China has been known to clamp down on things, but not to the extent as NK. I feel this probably has something to do with Un killing his uncle, who had strong ties with China. China telling them “no” is probably a clear message too Kim. This would all be funny if it weren't for Un being a very dangerous person.
~Kanye West and his baby: Am I supposed to care that North West took his first steps? Just because the two parents are famous, one being legit and other being a reality star, doesn't mean I should give two shits about some baby taking their first steps. Since I am not a parent nor do I care to be, I really have little desire to hear about normal people's children doing things. So, what makes your child something I need to hear about? Maybe, it is just parenthood overall that I really don't care about because I am not a parent and married either.
I always have this video in my mind when I think about my single life via Louis CK.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New (old) X-Wing Fighter

Okay, JJ Abrams, that was a nice reveal.

Yep, JJ just gave us a huge reveal of the X-Wing fighter. It looks a like a modified version of the ones from Revenge of the Sith. I am so giddy like my younger self when I got a X-Wing model. I love that they switched to blue, and the fighter looks to have a bit of wear.
As long as the movie is a nice mixture of Episodes IV V and III, I'll be all right with the movie.  JJ seems to be having the time of his life making this movie.  
BTW, I love the little scooter robot with the actual sounds from movie.  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Endangered gopher tortoise killed

Operation Shell Shock: 4Chan starts a crusade and a good one at that.


While checking Know Your Meme, they had a story about an Operation Shell Shock via 4Chan. I know that 4Chan does a lot of mean and bad things, but they also get movements started when law enforcement and other groups refuse to move their feet. They've done this many times.
From the Daily Dot, ((The teens, as catalogued in graphic and disturbing videos they posted to YouTube and Facebook, attempted to burn the turtle multiple times. Unsatisfied, they threw it against the hard pavement multiple times, taunted it, and ultimately stomped it to death, all the while laughing and delighting in its suffering. ))
One of things that pisses me off is animal cruelty. I get really angry. I remember saving a turtle just sitting in the middle of a bike trail. I moved him to the other side so no one could run him over by accident. Generally, most turtles and tortoises are defenseless to attacks like this. The amount of pain this animal went through had to be huge.
Why would these two girls do such a heinous thing?
Because they were bored by the creature. I am not making this up. Lighting and stomping the thing to death is their form of entertainment. Someone get these girls a Wii U.
Did I mention that the gopher tortoise is endangered? So, killing one is highly illegal. And, of course this happened in Florida. Why do all the bad things happen in that state?
Someone started Operation Shell Shock to find out the information on these horrible girls via 4Chan. After discovering their IDs, they sent e-mails to the police and the local news channels. It appears the police are going to take action the matter, but something tells me it won't be much.
Why would you post something like this on your own FB and YouTube page?
Did they not realize the backlash that was coming to them?

The kicker is now they're remorseful and using a religious tone of forgiveness.  
Some is pissed with your actions. 

The Scarecrow from The Wizard of OZ carries a gun.

The Scarecrow from The Wizard of OZ carries a gun. Wait, what?
This comes from Hollywood Babble-On. They did a story about the Scarecrow carrying a gun on their podcast. It is true. For some reason, the Scarecrow is carrying around a six shooter...in a movie aimed at kids. I read that they had to cut out numerous scenes with the Witch because they felt the kids would view her as being too scary.  However, a pistol-carrying brainless straw-man is okay.  
Given I used to watch this movie a lot, I have never noticed this before.
It seems other people noticed that old hay-face is strapped. This sort of changes the way I feel about goofy Scarecrow. The last person in the movie I'd give a gun to is a shaky Scarecrow.  Is this how he scares the crows?  
Was this part of a bigger deleted scene?

I've talked to people that are fans of this movie and they never noticed the gun. And, I am sure they didn't believe me either until I showed them the photo.  
Side Note: Here's the famous deleted Jitterbug scene and number 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (Shaq Fu 2)

Shaq Fu 2? Holy crap, they're making this.
So, this is actually happening. I remember Shaq mentioning this earlier, but I thought he was just pulling our legs. They're making this game via crowd-funding through indiegogo. And, they met their funding goal.  WTF? 
Who knew that a shitty game would get backing for sequel? However, here it is. By the way, Shaq Fu 2 will be on all the major consoles. Please tell me there will be a rapping genie super power in the game.
Something tells me Shaq never looked this fit ever.
Ho, ho, ho, Green Giant. 
Check out the teaser trailer. 
I am not sure how I feel about this sequel and the crowd-funding aspects. But someone else has an opinion. And I agree that we can't get a Chrono Trigger/Cross sequel via crowd sourcing.  


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chewing Gum ads

Chewing Gum ads
Back in the 80s, I used to record episodes of TNG on videotape. I would also get ads from that era of TV too. The one I really remembered and still sing today are the Juicy Fruit commercials. Somehow, chewing gum ads took a page from soda and alcohol organizations and made the most disposable substance fun. Hey slap a song on a montage of semi-young people playing on a beach or lake and there you have it.
Does the guy that sings this song put this on his resume?  

 
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