Sunday, September 30, 2007

Jackie Chan doesn't care for Rush Hour

Jackie Chan hated doing the Rush Hour movies: He said he didn't get the 'American humor', but he still took the job anyway.

Uh, Rush Hour 1 made $103,200,000 in the foreign box office. I guess it wasn’t that American enough. Rush Hour 2 made $121,161,516 in foreign sells, despite the fact that more critics felt it was a weaker film. The latest one is hovering around $74,081,429 in sells in the foreign market.

((The actor said he made the sequel because he was offered an "irresistible" amount of money to do it and made the recently released third installment to satisfy fans of the series.))

I’m calling BS on his stance on Rush Hour 3. Remember when Chris Tucker refused to come back to do Rush Hour 3? Guess who made a public statement about Chris Tucker being a baby about the whole situation? Jackie Chan.

Listen, I liked the first Rush Hour, and I like Jackie Chan a lot, but he can’t try to pull a flip-flop after the bashing he has received for Rush Hour 3. You jumped right in and made part 3.

Jackie: You know I can't believe you got paid 20 million for this movie.

Chris: You did Around the World in 80 Days, so don't take that tone with me.

Superman: Doomsday

Superman: Doomsday

This animated film is based on the comic book saga called The Death of Superman. The creative guy behind many superhero cartoons, Bruce Timm, produced and directed this direct to video feature. While it isn’t set in the DC Animated Universe (Batman, Superman TAS, Batman Beyond, and Justice League), it shares some of the same designs from those shows.

The actual design of Superman is slightly different from the DCAU version, but it is a good mixture of the animated Justice League version and the Fleischer version. Lois Lane’s design is very impressive, and it is a very nice updated look for her character.

I couldn’t believe how well written this animated film ended up being. Superman in this film is already established as the hero of Metropolis, so there’s no origin story needed. The violence in this story is pretty intense. A lot of people die horrible deaths, and a certain Lex Luthor ally has shocking death scene toward the middle of the film. The sexual undertones are pretty intense as well. The actual Animation is certainly miles ahead of the current Ultimate universe cartoons.

The Doomsday storyline is merely a gateway for Bruce Timm to tell a mature storyline about cloning and the essence of what Superman is about. After the death of Superman, Lex decides to create his own clone of Superman. At first, this clone merely obeys Lex, but then starts to act in his own interest, even going as far as killing people. There are a couple of chilling moments with the clone that have to be seen. One of them reflects the scene from the 70’s movie with Superman retrieving a cat from a tree.

The voice acting ranges from very good to not so good. Adam Baldwin (Serenity) does a great job as Superman/Clark. He seems to remind me of George Newbern’s take on Superman. Anne Heche does an okay job as more active Lois Lane, but I still liked Dana Delany’s version better. James Marsters is wonderfully cast as Lex Luthor. This Luthor is more on edge than the cool-headed one from the DCAU.

The music is probably one of the weaker spots in the film. It never feels real. The soul of the Superman theme is missing in this watered down score. The producers should have gotten John Ottman or John Williams to write the score and have given them a full Orchestra. This really hurts the film.

In the end, I think you’ll enjoy Superman Doomsday a great deal, despite some time and minor plot issues.

Grade: B

(Note: Look for a very ‘Fanboy’ moment with a Kevin Smith cameo. I loved it.)

There are a lot of scenes that will remind you of the first two films.

Lex Luthor: “Behold, my latest invention. The Power Glove.”

Random Guy: “Nintendo already invented it.”

Lex Luthor: “Crap, what about an VR visual aide machine? I call it the VR Boy.”

Random Guy: “Actually, Nintendo has…”

Lex: “Is my flight ready to leave?”

Mercy Graves: “Yes.”

Lex: “What is the in-flight film?”

Mercy Graves: “Spiderman 3.”

Lex: “Shit, really? Do I have to sit through that movie again?”

Mercy Graves: “It could have been Hulk or Superman IV.”

Lex: “You have a point.”

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ryan Adams: This Concert is Over!

Ryan Adams Cry baby or pure genius

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/28/people.ryanadams.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

I’ve never heard of this guy, but I like him already. Ryan Adams, not to be confused with shitty rock star Bryan Adams, had a bit of a hissy fit in front of his fans at a concert.

((the 32-year-old singer-guitarist complained about the sound monitors onstage at the State Theatre))

((After 70 minutes he'd had enough. Adams announced "the last song," played it and didn't return for an encore. Many fans stood and booed.))

If fans paid for a complete concert, then he should have stayed and finished. There are two ways he could have done this.

1. Apologize to the audience and finished his concert anyway. “I’m having technical problems, but F’ it. I’m going to finish it anyway for you guys.”

2. Stopped the concert and got the Tech guys to fix the problem and then continued on.

Now, I guess this was smart move, because I’ve never heard of this guy. The PR team could really hype this up.

Perhaps they were booing him because they thought they were seeing a Bryan Adams concert instead. Those Bryan Adams fans are hostile…all five of them.

Now, I’m going to go back and listen to my Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron soundtrack.

More Mash Up

The King of Pop Culture (MC) showed me a very cool mash-up song done live on stage.

I f’ing love this clip. And, it proves that Britney Spears’ songs are factory made.

This is a comedy singing group, which came out of Australia. They sort of remind me of the Flight of the Conchords, (Yeah, I know that they’re from New Zealand.)

Here’s Supergirly’s Myspace:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=106137043

Things that are currently pissing me off

Please, can you have an louder ring tone and talk even louder than that?

Things that are currently pissing me off…

1. Cell Phone Talkers: People who can’t seem to keep their voices down while in a theater or Library while talking on their phones. Thank you, for letting me hear your conversation, because I loved being forced to listen to your voice and what’s happening in your life.

2. Slow ass drivers: I hate getting behind these guys when I am in a rush. It’s okay to drive in the fast lane going 55 mph, because no one else has somewhere to be fast.

3. People talking about the same place I’m working at: The last thing I like talking about is work, but that doesn’t stop other people from talking about it themselves, when we work at the same place. If your job is shitty, why continue to talk about it after you’ve spent time there?

4. Lottery Ticket buyers: For all the people that need to have their ‘losing numbers’ when there is a long line behind you, thank you for making my day frustrating. While you’re at it, pick up a box of cigarettes too, it just makes it even longer.

The Dreamworks Logos

Cool.

The Dreamworks Logos

While Dreamworks seems have major in-fighting between Paramount and its core players about Dreamworks, thought it would be neat to walk through some of these logos they’ve had over the years.

The logo usually has a young boy sitting on the Moon fishing. Remember, this is connected to Steven Spielberg’s older company Amblin (BTW, Amblin entertainment is still around, they are producing the new IJ4 with Lucasfilms.)

Their Animation Logo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4-9YXY_eIhQ&mode=related&search=

Comment: I like this one. It’s cute. It shows how the kid gets up to the moon.

Minority Report version

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IBt4gzjbL9o

Comment: A very white washed feel with some time ripples adds to this movie.

The usual Dreamworks opening

http://youtube.com/watch?v=p9PtpALF_3w

Comment: The normal one.

How You Remind Me of Someday

Nickelback (How You Remind Me of Someday)

This NPR page talks about a guy that noticed similarities between two Nickelback songs and remixed them together to prove a point. I’d like to add my two cents, or nickel to it.

((Can a band plagiarize itself? ))

Better yet, can a band sue itself?

((What Smith noticed was that Nickelback's earlier hit song, "How You Remind Me," sounded very similar to one of the band's newest songs, "Someday." Once the similarity was discovered, the songs started piggybacking around the Internet with the moniker "How You Remind Me of Someday." ))

Part of me understands he’s talking about, because people have told me I have a strong musical ear, in which I can pick apart music and notice the smaller details in the musical structure.

Anyway, his girlfriend is a fan, and he revealed his discovery to her.

(("She pretty much despises Nickelback now," Smith said.))

That’s pretty extreme. Most bands have a certain sound, just like how writers have a style and structure that we get stuck in. I think it’s a bit harsh that people are attacking them on this issue, when there are singers ripping off other people’s songs left and right. (Cough-cough Elvis did it)

However, there are some similarities in the songs. Don’t take my word for it…

Here’s How You Remind Me: I sort of liked this video

Someday: This video is lame.

The Remix: I liked this remix of the two songs much better than hearing them alone.

And, you can download the remix here.

I report, you decide. (Take that, FOX News)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Random Thoughts (The New Kids Version)

Random Thoughts (The New Kids Version)

~It is kind of strange that most of my classes are in the morning, even though I work in the night. I usually go to sleep at 6 AM and get up at 9AM for class. As I was leaving from school I saw someone from work coming into school around 3PM. I guess most people that work at night with come in much later in school.

~I didn't even know there was a Revenge of the Nerds remake in the works, only later to be completely scrapped. They even filmed some footage, before someone figured out the movie sucked. The concept has been done over and over again. Why would we need a remake? The movie hasn't aged well at all.

~F’ing Bill O’Reilly does it again. While I can actually see what O’Reilly was getting at. He was actually trying to talk about breaking stereotypes, but he just said it incorrectly. I don’t think we should be attacking him over this. However, trust me he’s done many things worth attacking him for though.

~I always liked these How to Be series on the web. And, this one here: How to be a Drum Major brought back memories of high school and post high school. I remember our Drum Major and her bright red hair. I never paid attention or talk to her in high school, perhaps because she was not in my peer group. But after I graduated High School, I ran into her in the Kroger Store I was working in. She actually took the time to talk to me and was extremely nice. She was very intelligent and had a lot to say. I wished I had gotten to know her in High School. Then I'd be doing some drum-majoring of my own.

Useless point: Woman Drum Majors sometimes have to lower their voices when ordering a marching band around. That way people can hear them.

~I was walking to my car, on the sidewalk, and I dug into my pocket and brought out some change, mostly comprising of pennies. Well, I dropped one, and I didn't bother to pick it up. I walked on, but I looked over my shoulder. I saw a guy pick up the penny I just freaking dropped. I sort got pissed about this. It was only a penny. I refuse to pick one up if I see it, but this guy just had to have my penny. I'm one of the cheapest guys in the world, but that's even too cheap for me.

~Check out these Bud ads: These are great. Especially the second one.

Hola, mi nombre es James. Recepción.

Oh, my

10 Things to say in Spanish to pick up a girl

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8VI_-GICE2A

Comment: I’d like to spit some game to the Latino chicks as much as the next guy. So, I’m going to write these lines down. Thanks to Babel Fish here are my own pick up lines.

Where is the closest Taco Bell?

¿Dónde es el taco más cercano Bell?

Why? Because you are buying.

¿Por qué? Porque usted está comprando.

How do you say Jar-Jar Binks in Spanish?

¿Cómo usted dice el Tarro-Tarro Binks en español?

Look, I didn't say you looked like Jar-Jar Binks. I just wanted to know how to say it. Don't give me that look.

Mire, no dije que usted parecía el Tarro-Tarro Binks. Acabo de desear saber decirlo. No me dé esa mirada.

Da Robot

Dancing like a Nerd

http://www.thumbsup.co.za/Video.aspx?ID=104

This dude does the Robot fairly well. It is probably because he’s created some robots. Check out his ‘ape’ walk toward the middle of the video.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Kids on the Block Cartoon

As Blayde mentioned in the comment section, there was once a cartoon show named New Kids on the Block. Basically, it was a giant ad for the New Kids songs, because they at least crammed in two songs into two episodes. What made the show even worst were the live ‘comments’ by the real New Kids during the episode. They would pop up in little boxes and make remarks about the story.

The show is bad, but I figured I’d watch an episode for reviewing purposes.

New Kids On the Block - Full Cartoon- Sheikh of My Dreams

New Kids On the Block - Full Cartoon- Sheikh of My Dreams

New Kids On the Block - Full Cartoon- Sheikh of My Dreams

This episode attempts to be culturally respectful, but comes across incredibly racist. One of the New Kids (Jordan) decides that he is tired of banging groupies and wants a real relationship with a girl that doesn’t know who the New Kids are. (How about going into the future, like 2007, you’ll find many people here, Jordan?)

He encounters an Arab girl who wants out of an arrange marriage and falls in love with Jordan. The live clips are beyond annoying, as the “Kids” make stupid remarks about the shit on the screen. The first half of this episode feels like a major ego promotion for the New Kids’ fame. In the style of TMZ, their fans seem to follow them around everywhere they go. And, they make it a point to mention how much the ladies love them every five seconds.

The animation is cheap, almost to the early 80s quality. The voice acting is embarrassingly bad. The live inserts are out of place too, Mr. T style.

The episode breaks out every stereotype possible for people of Middle Eastern origins. There are beheading jokes and guys running around with huge swords. It gets so silly that the father of the Arab daughter brings his own camels to America. I don’t think you can do that. It tries to come across with a good message, but is simply racist by today’s standards.

The show was even worst than I remembered, and check out the strange version of their song ‘I’ll be loving you forever’.

Is it any surprise this show was produced by DiC animation?

Grade: F+

(Note: I was a little embarrassed when I started watching this episode in the School Library and I received some strange looks as people walked pass my screen. I also laughed out loud because of how stupid this episode is.)

You can't jump the shark when your show is already shitty.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

There are some people in Jail…


There are some people in Jail…

Kiefer Sutherland ends up with a DUI: The following episode takes place between Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 and Tuesday Morning, September 25.

((Sutherland, 40, failed a field sobriety test after he was stopped for making an illegal U-turn in West Los Angeles shortly after 1 a.m., police Officer Kevin Maiberger said.))

Hey, leave Jack Bauer alone. He’s earned a few passes for saving this country hundreds of times. Besides, isn’t Kiefer like a vampire or something? Didn’t he also date a girl from the other business in Hollywood? Maybe I’m wrong. This man really does like living on the edge.

_________________________________

Let’s hope this director doesn’t Die Hard in Jail.

John McTiernan is going to jail, the guy that directed such great action films as Die Hard, Predator, and The Hunt for Red October. Somehow, he also directed Rollerball, which was one of the worst films ever created.

When Cartoons go bad...

Cracked.com has some of the worst cartoon adaptions ever created for Saturday.

http://www.cracked.com/index.php?name=News&sid=2403

http://www.cracked.com/index.php?name=News&sid=2403&pageid=2

There’s a few I’ve never seen in my life, and back then I watched a lot of cartoon when I was a kid.

The Fantastic Four: Except this wasn’t the Fantastic Four, it was more like the three with a goofy robot filling the 4th position. They got rid of Johnny Storm. I’m serious. This series came before the FF series that was made in the 90s with all the members intact.

ProStars: Now, I remember this one. Jordan, Bo Jackson, and some white dude became Superheros, instead of divorcing their wives and making millions of dollars in shoes deals. They should have added a fourth member named Michael Vick and he had powers to control dogs, making them attack villains.

Hammerman: Holy Crap, this has to be one of the worst cartoons ever conceived. If there ever was a time that Hammer jumped the shark, it was during this cartoon. This DiC cartoon was beyond bad. What’s with the magical shoes that are actually alive? Yeah, that’s how he got his powers.

Rubik, The Amazing Cube: I didn’t even know this one existed. A cartoon based on a living Rubik’s Cube with magical powers certainly seems like a first to me. And, it is a stupid idea too.

She-Ra: Princess of Power: Why did they get rid of my favorite cartoon hero and replace him with this girl version? I remember all the boys were pissed about this show, saying, “This show is made for girls.” Except, most girls weren’t interested in strong female characters holding swords at the time. We’d have to wait for Kill Bill nearly 25 years later.

Notable mention: The Kid n Play cartoon: With dancing buildings…

Monday, September 24, 2007

Random News Bits

Random News Bits

Ms. Spears is in even more trouble…legal trouble: Remember that car she hit in the parking lot and simply walked away from it in front of the cameras? Well, it would seem that Spears doesn’t have a driver’s license and didn’t tell the owner of the parked car she hit her. I’ve said it before; this lady has some major mental development issues.

The NFL bans Cheerleaders from shaking it front of other teams’ benches: It would appear the teams are using these hot ladies to distract the other teams. Wasn’t this their purpose to begin with? Besides, with the amount of women these football players have, it wouldn’t be too much of a problem seeing some Cheerleaders in front of them. You don’t see ugly cheerleaders, now that would be a distraction. And I know a lot about cheerleader scandals (and being banned by countries).

UAW Calls National Strike Against GM: Hey, I am currently a Teamster, not by choice, and I understand the need for unions, because Big Business is evil. However, I believe these people should talk, especially when Japan is kicking your asses in car sales and quality. How about making cars with better fuel mileage and better quality? Then, your company doesn’t have to make cuts. Sounds logical to me. I also love that foreign companies are putting more plants in the US, while the US companies are moving plants out of the US. WTF, US car companies?

Looks like someone has been playing around with clouds: I think these pictures are really cool, check them out. I used to do this when I was a child. Hey, I was really lonely and had a lot of time on my hands…kind of like now.

You pissed me off, now I’m going to blog about you!: Stephen Colbert is a pure genius. In this tech generation, we get even with folks by blogging about them. I’m not going to lie, I’ve had someone piss me off and thought, Foo, I’m going to blog about you tonight when I get home! You just wait!

After giving up rapping, we now know that Heavy D has found work being Britney Spears’s bodyguard. That or this guy is the twin brother of Heavy D.

Now that he’s found love, what are YOU going to do with it?

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Final Fantasy Retrospective Part VII (FFX and X2)

Final Fantasy Retrospective Part VII (FFX and X2)

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/24248.html

Here's a look back to one of the most compelling stories from the FF series. This game was colorful using some of the brightest color schemes ever used in the series. The game was also daring for using actual voice acting. The thing that I thought was great about the game was very serious story about religion and how it can be manipulated. If this game was released 10 years ago here in the states, it would have been edited and changed. (This might have to do with the release of the very religious and controversial game Xenogears years earlier for its nearly uncut release here)

These are fun and informative videos.

So, who are my favorite characters?

  1. Rikku: No Comment

  2. Auron: He's even cooler in Kingdom Hearts II

  3. Lulu: If people were Emos in FF universe, she would certainly be one of them. I mean she acted like an emo chick, and even dressed like one. Plus, she was a black mage. (got to love that revealing dress too)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

More Random Bits

Please, Hammer, don’t hurt them. I mean it.

More Random Bits (Ninja Rap remix, yo)

A Fox News Blooper: Sounds like someone wanted J-Lo to do something for him. That's a revealing slip.

~Queen Padmé Amidala shows a little more skin than usual. So, that's how she got elected as Queen.

~It really annoys me when the same person in class has their cell phone go off every day at the same time.

~Someone needs to create real Pod Racing place like we saw in Episode 1.

~Okay, I just can't get enough of this UF Student MC Hammer remix song. Btw, John Kerry is a useless piece of crap. He just stands there and let's this happen. It's no wonder he lost to the worst President to ever take office. I could actually hear this at a dance club.

On Notice

Great

Friday, September 21, 2007

Star Simpson: The OTHER Simpson in the news...

Star Simpson: One crazy woman.

http://wbztv.com/topstories/local_story_264104114.html

http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/09/21/star_simpson/

What in the hell is wrong with her? Is it the Simpson gene?

((BOSTON Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art. ))

I'm generally a free spirit and art focused guy, but this goes way too far. What did she think would happen when she walked around a airport with that piece of 'art'? In this sense, the cops did the right thing.

((Star Simpson, 19, of Lahaina, Hawaii, had a white computer circuit board and wiring over a black hooded sweat shirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the commanding officer at the airport.))

This goes a bit far. It insults every person that's lost their lives to an electronic explosion. These things are more dangerous than anything else, because not only do they harm and kill people, but they create fear. How is scaring people in this manner considered art?

Should she go to jail? Probably not, but she should spend a week cleaning shit. Community service, cleaning airport bathrooms and watching out for horny Senators should do the trick.

((Simpson is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore and has expertise in electronics and even received a Congressional citation for her work in robotics, according to her lawyer.))

One day, she will create a master computer that will rule powerful robots that will take over the world. Her response, “It was only art.”

BTW, is she related to OJ?

The 20th Century FOX Logo intros

The 20th Century FOX Logo intros

I love the FOX logos during the movies. They’re some of the cooler ones. When I was young I would hear that logo and hope that Star Wars would come on after that. You can do the drum solo at the beginning and everyone will know what you’re singing.

Here’s the Die Hard 4 Variation:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jc31G5mPO1c

Note: I really like how they used the hacker theme for this one with the actual logo shutting down. Very clever. They used something like this for the X Files Movie’s trailer. The Logo shuts down: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hPVgUNFU9hQ

White Men Can’t Jump Version

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mVlROqIUxDc

This one is fun. It’s a jazzy version of the song.

The famous X-Men Logo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vhfws9k_qQE

This is the one where when the rest of the logo fades to black, the ‘X’ in FOX stays lit for a few more seconds, giving us the X-Men treatment. I really like this one, because most people don’t notice it.

It’s in all three X-men movies too.

Go here for more version of the FOX logo Intro

http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/47069/258856.html

Jack Venice

Porn Star gets himself into a little trouble.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3634368&page=1

On the job training?

((PULLMAN, Wash. - An actor featured in dozens of hard-core sex films has pleaded innocent in the reported rape at a Washington State University sorority house and has been released after posting bail.))

Trust me the story gets even crazier than this. Just wait to you read the part about the lady and her super hearing. Did I mention he was a Pornstar?

((Reid, a Texas native and Iraq War veteran, has appeared in 86 hard-core sex films, according to The Internet Movie Database's Web site.))

I guess he’s still serving his country right now with those videos.

((Kyle Schott, 23, a Washington State student, told officers that he watched as Reid "spooned" with the victim and touched her as she slept, according to court papers. Schott said he handed Reid a condom, and the victim said she believed the sound of a condom package being opened may have awakened her, court documents said.))

There are so many things wrong with this story. I don’t know where to begin. First off, why is a pornstar hanging around a sorority house? Is he trying to get laid? Doesn’t he have enough sex on his job? I mean he’s has it all the time. Why go to a sorority house and try to pick girls there? I just don’t understand it.

Second; so this girl was asleep and the creepy guy spooning her didn’t wake her up, but the sound of a condom wrapper ripping opening woke her up? Maybe it sounded like a train horn. I’m not saying she’s a liar; I just want to know the facts.

Bonus info

Here are some stupid promotional videos from his recruitment stuff. Could these be connected to his arrest?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ziVWfA5-x94

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qzM6Dpyr-w4&mode=related&search=

Hmm, I already hate this guy.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Great Deadwood Moments

Another Reason why Deadwood was one of the best shows on TV

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4KsU89R1A8M

Comment: This is a comical moment dealing with someone stealing Al Swearengen’s dope, and the mistranslation between a Chinese guy and White Dude. Warning the language is pretty harsh and there are some racist remarks thrown in for good measure.

San Francisco C***sucker

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8rGU2xwSsFs

Comment: This is a reprisal of the scene above, this time in season 2.

Al’s belief system (one of the best scenes)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=z2Q7YRDL90E

Comment: This is how he gives sound advice.

Here’s what Al does to people who steal his dope

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RWE8gk6uhE&NR=1

Comment: I love this moment. Al is one bad SOB. Don’t use dope or this is what happens to you.

Do make him mad.

Random Bits

Random Bits

~Britney Spears is falling apart all together. She's losing her kids to K-Fed.

~Why can't NBC see that having their shows on I-Tunes just helps them promote their shows overall. Plus, people are going to be willing to pay for TV shows for under 2 dollars anyway. CBS has it correct.

~I am listening to the first Medal of Honor soundtrack on my computer. Michael Giacchino is a pure genius...in sounding like John Williams. But he's sounds more like Williams than Williams does today.

~I received a B+ on a major paper in one of my classes. I would have gotten an A- if it weren't for some format issues. Like randomly having the date and time right in the middle of a paragraph. The teacher got confused and circled the error and put a question mark above it. I laughed because I had no idea how that date got there.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Little Lad (that's 27 years old)

The Little Lad (That Dandy Dude Dressed in a Dutch Boy outfit)

Check out both videos here.

When I first encountered this ad, I was like 'what in the hell'. Then, I sort of dug it. It was so off, that I thought it was funny. The second video in the link above teaches you how do his 'berries and cream' dance. He reminds me of a refined Pee-Wee Herman. Now, I would love to see more videos with this creepy little man-child. However, if they create a TV show around his character, I'm going to get mad. (Like the Caveman show).

But wait there's more: He has a myspace!

And here's a remix to his video.

By the way, I'm practicing his Berries and Cream dance right now.

Baby Got Book



What in the heck is this? It appears to be a really bad bible rap based on the very dirty song Baby Got Back. It’s bad in a Chuck Norris acting kind of way.

The Jodie Foster Story

I’d like to say congratulations to Culture kills and MC over his coverage of Jodie Foster’s diss’ing of Sin City.

http://rantocracy.blogspot.com/2007/09/calling-jodie-foster-out-over-sin-city.html

It seems everyone in the movie blog sphere is talking about his post. It has certainly been a big two weeks for many of my friends in the blogging sphere. Mayren has also had a good week too over that Southwest thing.

You can also read another view on MC’s post at the Movie Blog Community site.

Here: http://themovieblog.com/community/?p=8#more-8

I like Ms. Foster as an actress and I liked many of the movies she’s been in too, but I think she is wrong on her statement about Sin City. And I’ve read her interview in EW where she’s made some other statements similar to the Sin City one.

BTW, isn’t that a great picture of her above the post? Call me, Jodie. Maybe we can go to White Castles or something. You’re buying too.

(Note to MC: I’m waiting for Jodie Foster to post a comment on your blog. I’m sure she’s read that post.)

Blades of glory

Blades of glory

I like Will Ferrell and many of his movies, but this one wasn’t that good. The story is about two rival skaters getting banned from professional Ice Skating and being forced to team up for pairs. Except there is a problem, they’re both men. While the gag of them being men and doing very awkward skating moves is very funny, most of the rest of the movie is rather dull. There needed to be more of awkwardness between the two characters.

I believe the main problem has to do with the unsteady script, and so-so directing. There needed to be just a little bit more energy in the scenes and little bit more wit. I laughed sometimes, so some of it worked. Jon Heder is simply playing a lighter version of his Napoleon Dynamite character. Will Ferrell does what he can and does a good job. Sometimes, Ferrell’s scenes went on too long, while other scenes could have gone on longer.

I really liked how the music. It was grand and over-the-top, which says that the movie never takes itself too seriously. Some of the scenes are just funny because they’re so ‘out there’. It’s a shame the script wasn’t up to the quality of the people involved.

Grade: C

Uh, no comment...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

More Terms

Please turn up your stereo , because I want to hear that Moby track too in my car.

More Terms from the Urban Dictionary

stripper wallet: When you're carrying a wallet with only $20s and $1s. Twenties for the pay, and $1s for the tips.

Comment: Ha-ha, have I ever had a 'stripper wallet'? A gentleman never tells...

conswervative: A conservative politician or other public figure caught doing things that he has denounced on record. (Larry Craig is a conswervative, as is Ted Haggard )

Comment: I didn't add the example. Basically it's “do as I say and not as I do.”

Brodeo: A get-together or a party where the attendance is prodominantly male.

Comment: I always ask how many women will be at the party. It's just better odds for you if there are more women at the party...not by much though, because I'm still more than likely going to go home by myself. This is commonly known as the Sausage Fest, not to be confused by with the crappy movie Beer Fest.

Subwoofing: When one sits around in a parking lot after school, blasting their car stereo really loud, subwoofers and all. This generally irritates those living nearby, who often will express their 'gratitude' by either calling the cops or reducing the number of functional body parts of the perpertrator.

Comment: I really hate these guys. Okay, you have a nice speaker system, it doesn't mean I have to hear it in my car. Call me old fashion.

New Final Fantasy VII remixed tracks

New Final Fantasy VII remixed tracks

http://ff7.ocremix.org/tracks/

This remix release has some good tracks, while some tracks are okay. It's very professionally done, so go ahead download the tracks. Trust me you're going to take a lot of time downloading these tracks, because there are a ton of them.

They might be a bit Techno/rock heavy from most people though, so keep that in mind.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sag ban

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/17/baggy.pants.ap/index.html

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From the Urban Dictionary,

Sag

To wear one's trousers lower than the intended waist line, hence the back of the trousers "sag". Some believe "sagging" originated in America, particularly amongst the black community. Men that had been arrested and sent to jail would be malnourished and therefore skinier upon leaving thus causing their trousers to hang lower around their waist; "sag".

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Okay, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like when people sag. While I wear baggy clothes, I usually don’t have my pants hanging to my knees…usually. I’m sure that Senator that was caught in the airport bathroom sure knows about that.

Listen, do we really need a law to enforce people to pull their pants up? Doesn’t this go back to proper upbringing? You know, when our moms taught us to keep a neat appearance. This is the form of BIG government we certainly don’t need. The problem is when are parents going to be parents again instead of our government doing all the work?

Don’t we have more pressing matters to deal with? Such as Healthcare and the poor and Rosie’s O’Donnell ever expanding head. Yet, we’re spending time telling knuckleheads to pull up their pants or they’ll go to jail.

((The bare-your-britches fashion is believed to have started in prisons, where inmates aren't given belts with their baggy uniform pants to prevent hangings and beatings. By the late 80s, the trend had made it to gangster rap videos, then went on to skateboarders in the suburbs and high school hallways.))

This is partly correct. However, in some prisons, this meant you were gay. I’m not making this up. I guess it has another meaning in other prisons.

(("Are they going to go after construction workers and plumbers, because their pants sag, too?" Murray asked. "They're stereotyping us."))

Plumbers, yep lock them up, hell they should go to jail for their over-the-price services. The Super Mario Brothers will probably get arrested too. Mario locked up with OJ, there’s a movie in that.

(("The reason I don't wear tight pants is because it's easier to get money out of my pocket this way," Wise said. "It's just more comfortable."))

And it is easier to pull out your weapon and bust a cap in someone with baggy pants. I guess we’ll start seeing the hommies wearing fanny packs now.

The Other stupid Simpson (No not Jessica or Homer)

OJ squeezed

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3611324&page=1

Damn it, OJ. What in the hell were you thinking? I just hope you didn’t use the same outfit that you used that night you did that ‘other’ deed.

((Bruce Fromong, one of the dealers in the room and a former friend of Simpson, said today on "Good Morning America" that Simpson was the last person who came through the door.

"The thing in my mind as soon as I saw him, I'm thinking, 'O.J., how can you be this dumb?'" Fromong said. "))

Uh, he actually showed up at the robbery. Didn’t you think they’d recognize you?

((Two of the men — not Simpson, he said — were armed.

"The door burst open, and in came, running in, almost commando-style, O.J. Simpson and some of his people, with guns drawn," Fromong said. "And O.J. at that time was saying, 'I want my stuff. I want my stuff.'" ))

TMZ has supposedly has the tape of the incident:

http://www.tmz.com/2007/09/17/o-j-confrontation-caught-on-tape/

Maybe, he was simply practicing for a role in The Naked Gun 44 ½.

Marvel/DC Parts 1 and 2 (After Hours)

Marvel/DC Parts 1 and 2 (After Hours)

Marvel/DC: After Hours #6 (1 of 2) :

Marvel/DC: After Hours #6 (2 of 2) :

This series is getting really good. The writing is amazing. The speech Lex gives Superman about the differences between DC and Marvel is simply wonderful and actually true. Marvel has heroes people can relate to and DC has heroes people want to be like.

I can't wait to see where this story ends up from here.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Law & Order

7 Most Awkward Law & Order Cameos

http://www.cracked.com/index.php?name=News&sid=2308

This is pretty good.

Stephen Colbert

I wasn't aware that Stephen Colbert was on Criminal Intent as a killer. I'm guessing he wasn't making them laugh in this episode.

Gary Busey

Well, he could simply go on as himself. That's one crazy fool. Loved him on Under Siege.

Julia Roberts

After being Mr. Julia Roberts, I guess it was only a matter of time before Benjamin Bratt talked her into showing up on his show. What ever happen to him?

Cynthia Nixon

I'm generally not into redheads, but she was certainly better looking than her co-star from Sex and the City Kim Cattrall. Her career highlight was probably banging Blair Underwood in the later seasons.

Jennifer Garner

Hmm, she was pretty young in her clip, as she's flirting with Mr. Bratt. I still like her and her cute smile, despite her being with Ben.

Chevy Chase

Sure you had your time during the 80s and early 90s, but now this guy is a joke. Plus, he's so full of himself that it has harmed his career. What a prick. There's some bad acting here.

Kyla Ebbert: New info from Southwest?

Someone claiming to be from Southwest left a statement over at Mayren's blog.

http://mayren.blogspot.com/2007/09/kyla-ebbert-story.html

Okay, this whole Southwest story has really Blown Up. Please head over to Mayren's site and read the message from someone claiming to be from Southwest. It appears and sounds like a Rep from Southwest. Now, is this a real statement by Southwest? It sounds real to me, perhaps I'm wrong.

There's been heavy traffic coming to my site and probably to Mayren's blog too about this story.

I'm only going to reproduce a portion of it here.

((I am placing a call to Kyla myself to apologize for any embarrassment we might have caused her. That was certainly not our intent. We’ve got to remember our roots—we are a Fun-LUVing airline. We’ve got to remember our sense of humor, and not take ourselves too seriously. ))

Now, can anyone confirm that this statement is real?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thriller

Thriller Done by Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o

I love this dance and it is actually done by some Prisoners from the Philippines. I think you'll like it, just ignore the guy dressed as a woman.

Now, we need to force the prisoners do this sort of thing in the US as well.

Highlander: The Source

Highlander: The Source

Wow, someone really didn't want to take a chance with this movie.

http://www.themovieblog.com/2007/09/more_on_highlander_the_source.html

I remember hearing about this movie awhile back, and then I heard nothing else. Now, It is being reported that the movie isn't even going to have a DVD release, but a TV release on Sci-fi channel.

Take a look at the trailer: I'm not liking what I'm seeing here. But, at least this movie doesn't have a Spice Girl in it like Highlander: Endgame.

I wonder if this movie will disregard the continuity of the last movie, just like every Highlander film.

(Special Note: My mother has a huge crush on Adrian Paul and it freaks me out that she tells me!)

Friday, September 14, 2007

To Setara Qassim: Southwest: Cover up or we will throw you off the flight while in the air!

Are we living in the 1820s?

Southwest does it again, or we are led to believe…

http://hitsusa.com/blog/111/setara-qassim/

What the hell is going on? This dress is a little bit more revealing than Kayla Ebbert’s outfit, but still. This is getting a little out of hand. What is going on over at Southwest?

((Setara Qassim is another beautiful young woman deemed “too sexy for the plane” by Southwest Airlines. Here are pictures of Setara Qassim in the green halter top dress that Southwest said was too sexy to fly in and the news video clip where Setara talks about being forced to cover herself with a blanket.))

By the way, she’s really cute too.

I’m starting to wonder if the complaints are coming from other women on the flight, as well as those conservatives. I’ve noticed the glares from other women when an attractive women walks by with some revealing clothing.

If it this was a family flight how is this dress considered offensive?

Yet another Bollywood Review

Yet another Bollywood Review

http://youtube.com/watch?v=94UA4gdT3B4

chiku buku!

Well, the video starts out with a little kid spitting game to an attractive Indian woman. And, then he punches her! I’m not making this up; he actually punches her in the f’ing face. I guess someone has been teaching him to keep his pimp hand strong at a young age.

After the physical abuse from the little kid, the main guy comes jumping into frame the same way Michael Jackson did back his glory days. For some reason, he has the ability to produce really bad animated things from his body, and proceeds to throw them at the lady.

The dancing is right out of MJ’s hand book. Heck, it looks like they even used the same locations as ‘Beat It’. The chords are right out of MJ’s writing style too, trust me.

Not as good as the other Bollywood videos I’ve reviewed, but entertaining.

Grade: C

Rambo

BTW, I love this picture!

Somebody likes the new Rambo script.

http://www.moviehole.net/news/20070912_reader_review_john_rambo_scrip.html

I’ll still have the wait and see attitude. But this person seems to like the story.

Random Bits

In a world where Nets become internets, one woman will stand up against Evil. (in my movie announcer voice)

Random Bits

~OJ is in the news again and this time as a theft. Does this mean he’ll write a book called If I Stole it?

~Here are 5 things Hollywood thinks computers can do. I love The Net one. It’s so true. And I guess the aliens in ID4 use Macs. Then again, if they were using the latest version of windows, they’d be force to reboot. Thus, the aliens loosing the war to the humans. Do aliens have CLT-ALT-Delete?

~The real reasons our parents were cooler than us. I can see their point. Best reason: there were no Myspaces back then.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Chaiyya Chaiyya

Chaiyya Chaiyya! (as it is heard in Inside Man)

I've somewhat become a Bollywood fan, as you already know. I remember hearing this song at the opening and ending credits of Inside Man, and I loved the song. The version in Inside Man is a remixed version with a hip-hop beat and Terence Blanchard, who added his main theme from the movie. The song comes from the Bollywood movie Dil Se.

Here's the orginal version: You have to see the dancing, which was done a freaking moving train, because it's very good. The lady doing the belly dancing is HOT. And she knows how to move her hips. From what I heard, two people died while making this dance number.

Inside Man version: Grade: B+

Dil Se version: Grade B+

For more info go here.

I actually sing this song in public and I do get strange looks. It's a really cool song.

 
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