Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Boondocks and BET

The Boondocks Banned Episode (Uncle Ruckus Reality Show)

Part II

I knew nothing about this controversy. It seems BET didn't like the way they were represented in a few episodes of the Boondocks.

I love how they turned the BET CEO as a female version of Dr. Evil. BET has turned into such a horrible network that I can see someone like her being in charge.

This episode wasn’t shown in US, but it was shown in Canada. Keep in mind there isn’t anything that controversial about the episode when you consider the episodes that aired before it.

You can read more about the banning of this episode here.

Taken from Wiki,

((There are widespread rumors that this show and a second episode ("The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show") have been banned from airing in the U.S. due to threatened litigation from BET. However, a Cartoon Network representative stated that BET had not contacted Cartoon Network regarding the episodes.[2] Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, has not issued a statement on the matter. The episodes are said to specifically attack Reggie Hudlin, BET's President of Entertainment, and Debra L. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of BET Holdings (parent company of BET.) Lee is portrayed as Deborah Leevil, a parody of the character Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movies, and Hudlin is portrayed as Wedgie Rudlin, a "culturally insensitive buffoon coasting on his Ivy League education."[3] ))

I remember when BET used to have a mixture of black entertainment and social issues shows that dealt with problems in the community. The story is a little off the wall, but pretty much everything about BET is true. At a certain point, BET switched to showing nothing but crap.

I know some say that BET is just as bad as say MTV, but I think it's far worst in subject matter, but not as stupid as Flav of Love.

I just can't believe they tried to pressure Sony into dropping the two episodes.

Righteous Kill

Righteous Kill

It’s more like a righteous bore.

After the amazing crime drama Heat, I guess Robert De Niro and Al Pacino wanted to do another film together. It is a shame that this movie had to be their follow up. De Niro and Pacino both look bored and sleepwalk through the entire film. And, I’ll guarantee you’ll be asleep too before the second act.

Two detectives attempt to solve a series of crimes involving the murder of violent criminals. The murderer leaves poems at every crime scene. They find out that the murders hit closer to home than what they were led to believe.

This poorly directed and written movie is a total boring mess. Jon Avnet, the director, should be held responsible for this train wreck. Keep in mind that he also directed the horrible movie 88 Minutes with Al Pacino. Here, he further proves why he’s a crappy director.

For some unknown reason, Avnet feels the need to have a number of scenes in slow motion, needlessly in slow motion. Someone walks to a crime scene: slow motion! You usually use slow motion to enhance a scene, but not Avnet. Say what you want about Michael Bay, but at least he uses slow motion correctly. Avnet doesn’t have a clue. It’s like a child getting a new toy and he plays with it over and over again.

The story is so pedestrian that I don’t think anyone will remember the plot. The so-called twist isn’t much of a twist because the story never tries to throw you any curve balls to slow you from figuring it out. It’s lazy writing at its worst.

And for two seasoned detectives, they don’t do much detective work. The movie spends most of its time showing us the two friends playing softball, lifting weights, or going out to dinner. Make any homosexual subtext joke you like, because it’s there.

Pacino and De Niro should also bear some of the blame for this stupid movie. I’ve enjoyed both actors’ bodies of work over the years, but this movie isn’t their shinning moment. I have to wonder if they both made a bet to see which one could look more bored on screen. They both looked uninterested.

Don’t watch Righteous Kill. It’s not the type of bad movie you can watch and make fun. The direction and storytelling is boring. The actors looked bored. And, you’ll be bored too.

A real shame, because this could have been so good.

Grade: D+

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rosie O’Donnell stops blogging

"Hey, let go of my Eggo!"
(News Flash Eggos are good!)

Rosie O’Donnell Invented the Blog Sphere and is now going to stop blogging for good.

Well, she believes she was important the beginning of the blogsphere. I’m sure she doesn’t claim she game birth to the blogsphere, besides who would want to claim that?


(("When I started to blog, no one knew what a blog was," O'Donnell tells PEOPLE while cutting the ribbon at the brand-new Maravel Arts Center Monday.))

She also gave us ‘great’ movies like Another Stakeout, Exit to Eden (where she almost gets naked), and that awful Riding the Bus movie.

Then her statement starts to get all screwy.

(("Then it got so commonplace, it was kind of being used on entertainment shows as edited pieces. I was like, 'It's not worth it.' It wasn't providing the joy that it used to.”))

Since you don’t have a TV show, (like that stupid Rosie Live) people are going to be interested in what you write because you’re a celebrity. Besides, you don’t get into a feud with The View and not expect people to use your posts.

I usually get a kick out of other people’s blogs, but I don’t seem to find the type of joy you seem to have, Rosie. There’s isn’t a magical pot of Joy at the end of the blog sphere.

I’m personally kind of upset she’s not going to blog anymore. Where the hell am I going to get my poorly written Haikus now? This could also mean less news time for feuds and rants, and I love blogging about that.

The blogsphere has certainly gotten a lot lighter, and quieter now that she’s left.

Let’s just close down the Blog Sphere, because one of our forefathers (mothers?) has left.

Enjoy this picture of her from the movie Exit to Eden.

She does make fun of herself in this movie in her old stand up act.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A PSA for everyone

President Barack Obama has an important message for all:

That's right, chill the F' out.

I have to give MC credit for this picture.


That's right and Dick Cheney has an important message too:


Way to sum up the last eight years, Dick.
Somewhere, that guy that Cheney shot in the face is laughing.

This whole Joaquin Phoenix thing is actually a hoax.

"I said Jump!"
This whole Joaquin Phoenix thing is actually a hoax.,,20255458,00.html


I’ve been saying this a few days ago.

Taken from People Magazine,

((That's what Entertainment Weekly is reporting. Sources tell the magazine's Hollywood Insider blog that Phoenix's bizarre career change, which Casey Affleck (who's married to Phoenix's sister Summer) has been filming, is a joke at the expense of the entertainment media and actors who take themselves too seriously.))

So, basically this will show up in a theater. This film could turn up being very funny.

Even More fun with Microsoft's Songsmith

Even More fun with Microsoft's Songsmith

Barack Obama's Speech on Microsoft's songsmith

Metallica's Battery: Where does the program even come up with something like this?

We will Rock You: This is just bad and just try to sit through this one.

Lose Yourself

Beyonce on Songsmith: Holy crap, this is even worst.

Chocolate Rain on Songsmith: Somehow some made this even worst.

Rick Astley being rick-rolled by Songsmith: I am speechless.

Lil Wayne rapping on this shit.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Microsoft's Songsmith: It stinks but it is funny

Microsoft's Songsmith (With videos)

Taken from Wiki

((Microsoft Songsmith is a Music Composition Software for Microsoft Windows, launched in early 2009. Songsmith immediately generates a musical accompaniment after a voice is recorded. The user can choose different styles of music genres either Pop, R&B, Hiphop, Rock, Jazz, Reggae, or the like and change the tempo of the song. Songsmith has a feature to change the properties of the song which is either to make it joyful, sad, jazzy, and so on.[1] The software, formerly called MySong, was developed by Microsoft researchers Dan Morris and Sumit Basu ))

After poor product decisions like Zune new year lock up, or the overly expensive Jerry Seinfeld MS failed ads, this new product takes the cake.

So, how do they sell an otherwise useless product? Like this...

Yes, this is the real ad for Microsoft’s new songsmith program. It’s cheesy and unbelievably bad. This ad feels like it is throwback to the early 90s product promotions on late nights on basic TV.

Here's a Songsmith Demonstration:

So how does the software work with existing songs?

David Lee Roth with Songsmith remix: This one is bad but funny as hell. You have to listen.

Weezer on Songsmith is just as bad.

Marvin Gaye’s “I heard it through the grapevine” is something that MUST be heard to believe. This had me laughing for 10 minutes.

Way to ruin a classic song, Microsoft!

How is this even music, Microsoft?

Make sure to check out more demonstrations with real songs here. (Further reading)

There are numerous programs out there that are far better for making your own music than this piece of shit. Maybe in a few years this program can be perfected, but right now it is Jokeware. I will give MS credit for making the program available for six hours though.

Random Junk


Random Junk

~I drove home in the snow storm last night, and it wasn't fun at all. I didn't really have any slips or slides until I reached the off highway roads. I slid a little on turns at intersections, but for the most part the main roads were sort of drivable. U of L was surprising closed today. They almost never close school for nothing.

If you remember there was a hostage situation last year and they didn't shut down the campus.

~Do you know anything about that Coach that had his girls High School team beat a special need team by 100 to 0? The coach of the winning team refused to apologize for the blow out. If it wasn't a special needs team he beat, I wouldn't have been against his stance and his actions during the game. Well, he was promptly fired for not apologizing. The team that loss the game has been winless for the last four seasons, I think it's time to rethink the whole basketball program. I think it's doing more harm than good.

~Ever cared about what happened the actors from Saved by the Bell? Actually, this list is kind of out date.

Mark Gosselaar: He has a very successful cable drama, Raising the Bar on TNT. It's getting another season. He's actually has a career of late.

Mario Lopez: Mario ended up receiving a hosting gig on that show Extra. I guess acting wasn't his strong suit. Just smile and read the news.

Dustin Diamond: Pretty much is stuck in reality shows, awful ones at that. He does a few stand up gigs, but now he just does reality stunts and sex tapes. Way to step it down a notch, Screech.

Lark Voorhies: She's really a pretty woman and was cute back in the day. Now, she doesn't do anything. Is she related to Jason from Friday the 13th ?

Elizabeth Berkley: Showgirls, that's all that needs to be said.

Tiffani Thiessen: Well, she was in that terrible show Fastlane, thus proving she can't act. She joined a show called What About Brian and then the show was canceled a few months later. I blame it on her.

~GI Joe the movie: They've released a few more posters. I'm still not sold on this movie yet...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Vundo attacked me...

Last night, I got bitched-slapped. I didn’t like it either.

Who bitch-slapped me?

Her name was Vundo, Vundo Trojan. And, she was one mean Trojan horse. It took me forever to get rid of it completely. It’s like a STD for computers. It was the worst virus I’ve ever encountered.

I was sitting in front of my computer checking out a music blog. Out of nowhere, my AVG system started announcing that I had a virus. Even though I never downloaded anything recently, I heard Vundo can sneak in through some versions Java.

I moved the programs into the AVG vault and more warnings came up.

What was going on?

Here’s where it got really nasty: I tried to google the virus and started to run into some major problems with Google. The Virus had changed all of Google’s findings to redirected links. These were links the virus wanted me to click to. And then Google stopped working altogether.

I started to get mad, and switched to Google Chrome because Firefox’s google stopped working. It looks like Vundo doesn’t recognize Chrome yet.

I started to get a strange ‘virus’ protection program that appeared on my screen and it kept asking me to pay for a full upgrade, in order to protect my computer. At first, I thought it was a MS program, but it wasn’t. Vundo created the program, which was the reason for the Trojan in the first place.

I had to download a new spyware program in order to get rid of all the Vundo programs. I first had 34 different versions on my computer. I erased all of them, and another five popped up after another scan. I got rid of those and another 2 popped up. One was in my windows registry. I renamed the last program to AVI and deleted it.

It was a mean little sucker.

Enjoy this video of someone else getting attacked by Vundo

About that incident

Brandy Norwood and that Church incident

MC was talking about Brandy getting out of Space Church (Scientology) and I mentioned the incident involving Brandy and her people getting into an incident with members of AME Church during a bible study. Supposedly, she and her friends had just visited a “Space Church” before this happened.

I thought I remembered reading about this on her Wikipedia page, but it looks like it has 'disappeared' from her entry. I'm too lazy to find out if her page was changed.

Wouldn't you think this should be mentioned in her Wiki page, even if she wasn't charged, considering other movie stars have worst incidents mentioned in their pages, (Andy Dick?).

There is a different spin on it and it is worth mentioning she claims she wasn't involved.

It seems odd that it wasn't mentioned in her history, but the car wreck accident was mentioned


BTW, she still has a lawsuit sitting over her head over that fatal accident.

Personally, I hope she has 'cleared' herself of those Xenu people. I like her voice and I'd loved to see a true comeback from her Xenu free.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Domino's VS Subway: Fight!: They burned the letter!

Domino's VS Subway: Fight!

I like Dominos even more now after this commercial!

The fact that the CEO of Domino’s actually burns (bakes) the Cease-and-Desist letter from Subway is simply priceless. What was Subway even thinking by sending the letter? Were they supposed to scare another big company into pulling their ads?

Where does that toolbag Jarred fit into this battle?

From the link above,

((The letter arrived from Subway earlier this month. Upon receiving it Brandon challenged his marketing team and lead agency Crispin Porter+Bogusky, Miami, to come up with a plan to leverage it. "I said ‘listen this is a bit if a swipe at us, suggesting there is an integrity issue around the test we did and how we did. I don’t like it,'" Brandon told Brandweek. "It made us want to scream even louder about our two-to-one taste claim results. When they asked me to be in the ad, I had to be a team player.”" Domino's plans to continue running the ad for awhile.))

Usually, companies will do anti-ads against other companies’ claims, but I guess Domino’s ad really hit home.

Here is a taste test from a NBC station. I would have liked to have tried both.

Captain D's VS Red Lobster

Something similar has been happening between Red Lobster and Captain D’s.

I guess Red Lobster really got mad when they filmed it outside one of their restaurants.

Plus, something like this goes viral pretty fast and will make Red Lobster look bad. I personally like both restaurants. Here's how you use both restaurants...

Pick Red Lobster for a first date. It will impress her that you spent money for dinner. Throw in a few apprizers and a damn salad.

Pick Captain D's for that 15th date when the shine of the relationship has come off. And you don't want to be bothered paying a lot of cash for the date out.

White Castles when you want to break up with her.

I call BS on Joaquin Phoenix

Yeah, I’m calling BS, and it started with the ‘Bye Good’ incident. He’s not that stupid, now that woman that carved a backwards ‘B’ in her face was stupid.

Are these Joaquin Phoenix’s Songs?

I’m going to have side with and say this is fake. The songs are a little rough around the edges. The actual rap verses are not that good either, even for Mr. Phoenix.

That still does not shoot down my Hoax theory with Phoenix though.

The biggest WTF moment about this whole Joaquin Phoenix thing is the fact Casey Affleck is wasting his time shooting a documentary that covers Joaquin’s rise and fall as a rapper.

Then there’s that ‘staged’ hissy fit he had when Casey Affleck was late for his performance.

((Admittedly, Joaquin came to his senses shortly after that, and “came back five minutes later and did the sound check,” as the unnamed source tells the blogger. “Nobody can tell if he is for real, or if this is all a big joke.” the same insider continues. In all fairness, the spy’s words come to join the many voices that are already saying that what Phoenix and Affleck are actually doing is a mockumentary in the manner of Sacha Baron Cohen. ))

Like I said before, this just seems like the whole think is one big hoax to see how many people they can fool into thinking this is real. This is too far out there for even Hollywood reality.

His tumbled off the stage seemed a bit fake to me

Watch the way he falls.

Defamer also calls BS on this whole thing too.

Here’s more info too.

My only question is: Why is Puff Daddy involved?

Another Meme IV: The Voyage Home

31. Summer or winter?: Summer, I love the hot sun beating down on the land. I just love heat altogether. I hate winter so much it’s almost depressing.

32. Hugs or kisses?: How about neither? I’m not a touchy-feely guy. I don’t like handshakes either. I’ll take a hug from an attractive woman, but I just don’t give them out like coupons. After the hug, “There’s more where that came from.”

33. Favorite desserts?: Ice Cream sandwiches

34. I’m most likely to...: Breakout before you get bum rushed!

35. I’m least likely to...: Make eye contact.

36. What book are you reading now?: Currently, “Everything Bad is Good For You” by Steven Johnson. It’s how modern pop culture is actually making us smarter.

37. What is on your mouse pad?: I used to have an Episode I mouse pad, but now an really old Gateway one that is really dirty.

38. What did you watch on television last night?: Nothing, I watched a movie.

39. Favorite sounds?: A train horn, all the sounds of summer.

40. Rolling Stones or The Beatles?: I don’t care about either one. Not my scene. How about the Rolling Beatles Stones?

41. What is the furthest you’ve been from home?: Nimbus III. There was an emotional Vulcan living there too.

42. Do you have a special talent?: Writing answers to Memes. What’s yours?

43. Where were you born?: Earth, third planet in Sol. What kind of question is that?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

“If U Seek Amy” Britney Spears in the news again

Britney Spears Causing Trouble for the Parents Television Council

Sigh, here we go again. Or should I say “Oops, she did it again.”

Another group of self-righteous people want to protect us from the evils of media. The only problem is the subject they’re trying rally against is not worth it. Yet, they protests and saber waving will cause the song to get bigger than it deserves.

Britney Spears’ song is completely terrible, yet this will get curious eyes to watch and listen to the song. Thus, the crusading Parents Television Council falls into the trap of giving out free promotion to this 'forbidding song'.

So what's all this fuss over anyway?

“If U Seek Amy”

Say it out loud and listen to yourself.

Taken from the link above (Rock & Roll Daily)

((The Parents Television Council is livid that Britney Spears‘ cunningly titled “If U Seek Amy” is getting radio play, despite the fact that the title and lyrics essentially say “F-U-C-K Me.” Parents in Australia first complained about the song’s content, and now that the track has become the third single off Circus, American parents are lining up to demand radio stations cease playing the song between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. as it “violates the broadcast indecency law.” ))

People should be more offended that a record company thought this song is even worth releasing to the generally public. Britney Spears' voice is modulated and filtered that it sounds like a robot singing.

I believe some of these watchdog groups need to look for more pressing matter than trying to get a damn song banned from radio. I know that attacking an crazy Britney Spears will get you worldwide attention, but even this is a stretch.

Here's Britney's song for all to marvel at.

Yes, this is doing fine on the download charts, thank you, Parents Television Council.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shia LaBeouf: Baghead

Shia LaBeouf walks around with a paper bag on his head

Shia lost his license this week over that crash thing, but it seems he still wanted to get some liquor (during the day), so he promptly put a paper bag over his head to conceal…I don’t know why he did it. Everyone knew it was him to begin with.

Placing a paper bag over your head will cause you to get even more attention. I just don’t understand his reasoning here.

His buddy also wore a bag and both his hand and face as well. I’m thinking he was just doing this as goof and nothing more, or at least I hope he was.

Maybe he’s positioning himself for a role in Bag Head II?

You Can't Sing

Okay, K-Fed, I’m sorry I lashed out at you. I thought you were the worst musical artist, but it looks like you’re in some powerful company.

King Magazine has its 10 worst celebrity album. (There are samples in the link)

Bruce Willis: Man, who told this guy he could sing the blues. I like Willis, but the music is horrible.

Steven Seagal: When he’s not making direct to DVD movies or horrible energy drinks, he makes music…badly. Sit down and drink his energy drink, listen to his album, and watch Hard to Kill. That’s a Seagal night.

Jada Pinkett Smith: I remember seeing her ‘perform’ her rock songs on stage in some of the news reports. Then I heard she was only touring in Europe. I think she has two albums out and another one coming out. I think she is a very attractive woman, if a little crazy because of that ‘Space Church’, but her acting career hasn’t blown up like her hubby’s. Will needs to tell her she can’t sing and get back to acting. We need more black women in Hollywood, and drop that Space Church too.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler: I can’t believe some producer thought it was wise to release this album out to the population. The wretched sounds coming out of her mouth can help with population control of deer and humans. I can’t find any other use for the music. Even Sigler admits the album was bad, so I’ll cut her some slack. And, she redeemed herself with her role on "Entourage".

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Milk and death

Death Sentences in that Milk Scandal

From the story linked,

((Chinese courts sentenced two men to death and three other defendants, including a top dairy company executive, to life in prison on Thursday for endangering public safety in a tainted milk scandal that killed at least six children, according to state-run news media.))

Holy crap, the Chinese Courts don't play around. Hey, maybe a fine and time in prison, but a death sentence is hardcore.

I understand that China wants to show the world it takes these types of health scares seriously, but the threat of death is a bit extreme.

Not everyone agreed with the sentencing, besides the people sentenced to death,

((But parents of some victims protested Thursday afternoon outside the courthouse in Shijiazhuang, where Sanlu is headquartered, saying they were dissatisfied with the verdict. "I feel sorry for them, but they are just scapegoats," said Liu Donglin, 28, whose 21-month-old son suffered from kidney stones after drinking tainted milk powder. "The ones who should take the responsibility are the government, like the quality supervision bureau and the Health Ministry. I spent nearly 20,000 yuan taking care of my son, and the government only compensated me with 2,000."))

Then again people did die from this tainted milk. I support the death sentence, in a limited fashion, but I can’t agree with this one.

Batman & Robin

This picture just screams: These Costumes are Fabulous!
Batman shouldn’t be Fabulous.

On Sunday, I decided to re-watch Batman & Robin on DVD with the director Joel Schumacher commentary on as I ironed my clothes. Even as I watched the movie again, I found myself cringing with every bad director and writer decision.

“Who wrote this shit?”

Akiva Goldsman that’s who.

Schumacher makes a sad attempt to put some of the blame off on the Toy Companies and the Studio, while defending his campy choices at the same time. He makes the claim that it is a comic book movie and that people need movies that can take their kids to see. He also defends Goldsman too.

I get the impression that he doesn’t understand why he received so much crap for the film.

Anyway, at work I mentioned that I re-watched Batman & Robin. Someone spoke up, “It was an alright movie.”

I was shocked. I glared at him and said, “Are you serious?”

Did they compare it to the Tim Burton movie or the newer Batman films, or at least the animated show from the 90s?

I started to roll out all t he reasons I hated the film and the numinous quotes like this one…

What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age!

And I mentioned the fact Batman and Robin Wind Surf all the way down to the city. And there are cartoon sound effects throughout the movie.

I guess somewhere somebody likes Batman & Robin over Batman Begins and that there are people out there like really enjoyed that shit movie Catwoman.

Perhaps this leads to a bigger issue with young folks.

Some people don’t have a reference to compare movies to others like it. I’m starting to notice this with younger people, teenagers, when they say they see the Prequels to Star Wars over the original three movies. When they watch the originals, they find them boring. They like the Mummy movies over the Indiana Jones films.

But come on…Batman & Robin.

Note: The guy I’m talking about sometimes reads my blog and it could get awkward when I go to work. No hard feelings.

Lost: Because You Left: Top Ten Things I enjoyed about it

Lost returns
Top Ten Things I liked about the first hour of Lost’s season premiere (Because You Left)

Spoilers are ahead, if you keep reading.

1. Time Travel and Time Jumps: Watching the Lost crew shift into different time periods was truly one of the best things about the episode. By doing so, we get to see some of the past incidents that happened on the island in real time. The shifts were brilliantly done. I hope we see more.

2. The return of Marvin Candle: Marvin is kind of a jerk isn’t he? I loved that we got see how he really interacts with people in the Dharma camp. He also has both of his arms. That ‘incident’ hasn’t happened yet where he loses one of them.

3. Is this the location of The Hatch or the Island moving wheel?: We see that the Dharma workers discovered a power source deep inside a cave.

4. Daniel Faraday really is a time traveler: I had a big smile on my face when Faraday showed up back in the Dharma heyday. What does all this mean? Does he cause the incident where Marvin Candle loses his arm?

5. The Return of the Hatch/hole in the ground: Due to the time shifts, we see the famous hatch from season 2 again. We’ll probably find out why this hatch was made.

6. Sawyer slapping Faraday: That was brilliant and he threatens to do the same to Charlotte too! That was a great Sawyer moment for me.

7. A great deal of questions were answered: Yep, we know what happened to the island.

8. John Locke confused and ‘lost’: Even though he knows about certain events, everything becomes harder to understand when someone is shooting at you.

9. The Return of crazy Ethan Rom: Everyone’s favorite cousin to Tom Cruise and fellow member of Scientology William Mapother returns again. This guy has had more guest appearances after he died than when his character was alive. BTW, he is from Louisville.

10. Vincent the Time Traveling dog: Who knew dogs could handle time traveling better than humans?

Grade: A-

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Day After 2012: The teaser trailer...

Roland Emmerich's 2012

That was an underwhelming teaser.

Uh, didn't Roland Emmerich do the same exact movie back in 2004? Wasn't it called The Day After Tomorrow? I'm not interested in seeing another “End of the World” movie. I couldn't sit through the Day After Tomorrow, something tells me I'd have another problem with this movie as well.

Roland, can't you just do a popcorn action movie like Michael Bay? Must we go global destruction?

Better Question: Why does Emmerich hate Earth so much that he has to destroy it in all his movies?

Now, it looks like Sony is pushing the release date from July to November, and that's a big push. This could mean the movie is pure shit or that they have faith in the film in the holiday period.

By the way, the cast for this upcoming movie is pretty amazing. But, Roland never had a problem getting top-notch actors to play in his movies.

Mike Myers might just win

Myers: "Hello, Eddie Murphy, how about we do a movie together?"
And, that's how the world ended.

Mike Myers lead the Golden Raspberry nominations with seven.

He must be proud.

While I'd like to see him actually star in a good movie as a leading man, I just don't see that happening. He might just decide to disappear for another three or four years like he did after Cat in the Hat. I sure he isn't taking the nominations too well.

Myers' role in Inglourious Basterds might be pretty good, if brief.

Side note on the Raspberry Award:

I think Frank Miller's The Spirit should have been nominated, because I believe he's gotten off way too easy when you compare the backlash M. Night Shyamalan receives every time he releases a film. Not that I'm trying to defend Shyamalan.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another Meme III: The Search for more Meme

21. Favorite smells?: Pancakes and McDonald’s breakfast food in the morning. The smell of the street after it rains is good too. Freshly cut wood.

22. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?: Some D-bag with the wrong number, and that happened like on the 16th . I almost never receive phone calls. I got a random message from someone else that thought I was a chick. The message reads: “Can I IM to Gattis, Luke” Followed by a few smiley faces. What does that even mean? Besides, I don’t think a dude would leave another dude a smiley face unless they’re REALLY into each other, if you know what I mean.

23. Favorite sports to watch?: I generally hate watching sports and I’m not much of a sports guy in any form. I don’t talk about sports or play any sports video games. I don’t know who won the Super Bowl last year or any year before that. I can’t tell you who won the World Series either.

24. Hair color?: Black, though my hair would turn dark red during the summer when I was a kid. I don’t know why that happened. Maybe, I’m a mutant or something.

25. Eye color?: I never really checked, I’m not making it up. You know they say that if you stare into a person’s eyes deep enough, you can see they’re soul. Would that happen if you looked at yourself in the mirror?

26. Do you wear contacts?: I…Don’t…know.

27. Favorite food?: Chinese food, followed by Japanese food, then Mexican. I’m hungry.

28. Scary movies or happy endings?: How about scary movies with happy endings. I know that’s a bold concept, but I’d love to see it. All these terrible things happen to the surviving character and she defeats the killer/slasher, and she goes home beaten up and bloodied. She turns on the lights and she hears a crowd shout, “Surprise!”

It was a surprise party for her and the credits roll.

29. Last movie you watched?:In Bruges” I enjoyed the movie, but I didn’t think it deserved the fan-wank that it received from web movie reviewers.

30. What color shirt are you wearing?: Baby blue. Real men wear baby blue. You won’t ever see me sport a pink shirt though.
Major geek-asm: Google is coming out with their ‘hard drive’.

I’ve come to have a non-homosexual love with everything that is Google.

((Chicago (IL) - Google Drive, or Gdrive as it is better known, has to be the most anticipated Google product so far. When it arrives, Gdrive will likely cause a major paradigm shift in how we use computers and bring Google one step closer to dethroning Windows on your desktop.))

The Gdrive sounds really cool and should save people money on buying new external hard drives. They could use their own hard drives for gaming and other things. It depends on how well it handles files and how much space they’re willing to give you.

Micro-crap has its own version of this with limitations, here’s hoping Google can get pass some of the limitations. However, I’m sure Micro-Crap is probably these limitation on there for its own good and nothing else.

((Gdrive is basically a cloud-based storage that should have two faces: A desktop client that keeps local and online files and folders in two-directional sync via a web interface for accessing your desktop files anywhere and anytime, using any network-enabled computer. In addition, it will come tightly integrated with other Google services to enable editing of supported document types, like spreadsheets and presentations via Google Docs, email via Gmail, images via Picasa Web Albums, etc.))

My geek senses are getting all bothered now. I want to kiss you Google…in a non-homosexual manner of course.

We’ll have to see how all this turns up, because I’m not 100% sold on the Chrome browser yet.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Meme II

11. Do you think you are strong?: I look for things. Things that me strong. We are strong.

12. What is your favorite ice cream?: Cookies and Cream

13. What is the first thing you notice about people?: Women: Their faces and their smile. I’m really into a cute face and bright smile. If you pay for my dinner and have a cute face and bright smile, I’m yours. Men: Don’t care about them

14. Red or pink?: What? What the hell kind of question is this?

15. What is the least favorite thing about yourself?: My attitude, I get worked up about things too much for my own good. I think about crap too much.

16. Who do you miss the most?: My Grandfather, I remember going to the old Norfolk Southern (Back then they were called Southern) train yard and watching the trains switch. It would be summer time and it was a lot of fun. I would then go home and play on my train set.

17. What color shoes are you wearing?: Why, are you planning on stealing them? White ones now.

18. What was the last thing you ate?: Popcorn. Would you be freaked out if I said, your soul?

19. What are you listening to right now?: Jerry Goldsmith’s The Mummy score.

20. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?: I wouldn’t be a crayon. I’d be the whole crayon box that has the crayon sharpener. I carry all the damn colors.

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