Saturday, May 30, 2015

Screech Convicted (Update)

Screech Convicted (Update)
 I just wrote about this fool a day ago, now news has come out that he's been convicted. Don't get too happy about it, because they ended up being minor offenses.
From, ((A US jury has convicted TV actor Dustin Diamond of two misdemeanours stemming from a bar-room fight, but cleared the former Saved by the Bell actor of the most serious felony charge. ))
Basically, it is a slap on the wrist more than anything else. A knife is considered a concealed weapon I guess in the state he was in and that's what he's been convicted with. He also got a disorderly conduct wrap too. I think he should have been charged with being an annoying person in character and real life.
From ((The first of these charges carries a maximum penalty of nine months imprisonment but sentencing is yet to take place. ))
All jokes aside, I think Screech has that Gary Coleman anger in him. I think all that pinned up hatred for his fame or lack of it, causes him to prove he is a bad ass such as this case. Plus, it seems the rest of his Save By the Bell cast isn't too fond of him today after that shitty movie,  He's basically an angry clown-man-child that will stop at nothing to be famous again. 
Anyway, I found this whole thing rather amusing.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Random Things

Random Things
~Well, I'm waiting on the company to approve me for the rideshare program. I had to get my car approved and get my car pictured and uploaded to the service. Now, I have wait for the background check to go through. Anyway, I'll keep you all updated. 
 ~Screech stabs someone follow up: If you remember, Screech stabbed someone a while back in some kind of bar fight or something like that, I feel bad for the guy that got stabbed by Screech. He's the one guy that got bested by the biggest dork on the planet. How do you live that down? Screech claims he didn't intend on stabbing the guy. I guess he was just randomly thrusting his knife everywhere and accidentally stabbed the poor sap. Given how straved he is for fame, he's going to eat this shit up.
~Recall Post: The Slap Chop Remix
You're going to love my nuts. By the way, this remix actually became a real ad. I love this remix and puts a smile on my face. This puts a smile on my face.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Amy Schumer - Milk Milk Lemonade

Amy Schumer - Milk Milk Lemonade
Damn it, I love Amy Schumer. She caught my attention when she told a certain story about an encounter with an ugly guy. Lately, YouTube has sent me suggestions for her clips for her TV show. I like her potty humor. It's dirty, but not child-like in that Adam Sandler way.
I got a kick out of this video because it is a parody of all those “booty” music videos. While I LOVE the backside of a woman, because I am a black guy, it does sort of make the fudge too. We tend to forget that. I remember reminding some of that fact when they were admiring a booty.  

Now, this song is stuck in my head.
BTW, I think she's parodying Beez in the Trap for the most part.
My other favorite skit.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
When I mention this is a throwback to the funk songs of the 80s, all the young people look at me with confusion. I keep forgetting funk/pop sort of missed them because they grew up in the 90s. Make no mistake this song is a tribute to Prince and Morris Day and the Time. It has that flashy horn section and that bright sound. I like how the young folks think this Bruno Mars sound is “new”. 
 Now, the music video is more of a tribute to Michael Jackson. It has the look of those mid 80s videos that MJ used to make. The outfits are clearly 80s right. I love the guy in the suit with no shirt. I remember that being a thing.
The music video is just plain cool with its 80's vibe.
The song is fun. It's catchy and makes me nod my head. I hear a lot of modern music and I get upset on how bland and stupid it sounds. Every time I turn on the hip-hop station, I get mad and turn it off in frustration. Hearing Uptown Funk is such a breath of fresh of air.
If I had one complaint, I wish the song had a 15 minute version like those disco songs from the 70s. Maybe, there is one.
-Check out all the 80s cars.
-Watch the older lady in the hair salon: She is actually getting into the song.
-Who knew getting your shoes shined would look cool?
-The Club scene is clearly a tribute to Morris Day and the Time
Anyway, before Prince takes it down, here's Morris Day and the Time's “The Bird”
Jungle Love

Sonic Boom, the Sonic 06 of 2014-15?

Sonic Boom, the Sonic 06 of 2014-15?
I had no idea the game was this bad. Maybe Chris Chan was right about this game. Anyway, I've never seen the reviews this bad for a Sonic game since Sonic 06. By putting this game on the Wii U, the game is even worst than Sonic 06 in some ways from what I read. 
I just started watching the Game Grumps take on the Sonic Boom game.  It reminds me of the old Sonic 06 videos.  
The best part is Sega knew the game was shit and refused to give out review copies to gaming sites. It's like when a movie studio doesn't screen a movie for critics. Sorry, but gamers are a little bit more clever than you think they are. Not all the time (all the COD clones), but Sonic is now considered a joke. I think the Generations game was probably the last good game.
Sega, you didn't even bother getting rid of the game-breaking glitches and decided to put out an unfinished game. Sega paid the price for this shitty game too. It was one of the lowest selling games from a Sonic game ever. And, this pretty much closed the door on Sega making games for consoles in general and they moving to mobile games instead. Too many shitty games will mess up a company.
I was a Sega fanboy, but even I see that this company doesn't even try anymore.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Brett Domino Trio: 'Chemical Plant Zone'

Brett Domino Trio: 'Chemical Plant Zone'
Why do I get the feeling that most of these young ravers have no idea where this song comes from. Keep in mind I had to explain to a young person there WAS a Transformers movie before the Michael Bay films.
“What are we dancing to?”
“He said something about a Sonic song. Maybe, it's some new dubstep DJ.”
BTW, the Sonic Generations classic version is “not” the original. It's been updated a bit.
Anyway, the early Sonic games were written by composers into R&B, Pop and Rock. That was one of the reasons I liked Sonic's music over Mario's stuff. Chemical Plant Zone is clearly based on rock and it has a good baseline.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mr. Shyamalan (Airbender) just doesn't get it

Mr. Shyamalan (Airbender) just doesn't get it
MNS:  "I wrote the script while on the toilet.  In one sitting.  Even my shit scripts are genius."
I came across another amusing remark from our favorite director. It seems, in his mind, The Last Airbender was a hit. And, he made it for the fans. I wish that was true.
From IGN, (('Well, I'm going to make a movie about a kids show that my 10-year-old is watching and not make it for her. I make it for my guy friends.' ))
Actually, most guys (bros?) hated the movie because it wasn't even close to being the show. A lot of grown ups watched the show and complained the humor from the show wasn't translated to the big screen. MNS doesn't know how to do humor.
Is he just fooling himself into believing he's a masterful storyteller or just bullshitting us all? It is not only amusing how delusional he is, but sad.
I mean look at his credit card commercial. Even the ad shows how full of himself he is. Make sure you get an actress “gushing” over his body of work.
I remember him still talking about doing a sequel after everyone shitted on the movie. And, even the creators of the show pretend the movie never happened. It reminds me of the little known fact the Airplane movie producers refuse to watch Airplane II ever.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Random Things

Random Things  
~Feeling a little better, but had a bad day at work.  I felt shitty and even more moody than usual.  I applied for a new job that I hope I can get sooner than later.  I don't want to say the name of the company, but it is a rideshare company.  I am not sure I can mention it by name yet.  I am waiting on the background check.  Since I have a new car, why not make some money on it.  I would love to work this weekend, but that might not happen.  I love the prospect of not having a boss and signing in on my own time.  I also had to buy my first Smartphone.  I'm digging it.   
 ~Softening the relationship between the US and Cuba?:  I certainly hope so.  Things are going to shit with ISIS and Russian doing some strange things.  It's been a long time since these two countries have even talk.  People don't give Obama credit for all the things he's accomplished.  The right refuses to give him credit for taking care of terrorist threats and the left says he's not left enough and not providing more social programs. I don't agree with everything he's done, but he isn't Bush that for sure. 
  ~Suicide Squad movie photo: I am actually more pleased with their look than the Superman v Batman trailer. I am actually looking forward to Suicide Squad over Batman/Superman. I like seeing a bunch of villains and anti-heroes being forced to team up due to the government. It feels like DC is getting something right. I would have still wanted the DC movies to link up with the DC TV Shows. Marvel showed that you can have a shared universe for TV/movies. DC still doesn't get it. Could you imagine CW's Arrow and Flash showing up in the movies. How about Supergirl? 
  ~Carjacker tries to jack someone and gets the tables turned on him: I'm a supporter of gun owners, responsible ones, because you have people out here that are very dangerous. And, they will just get into your car and try to harm you. Hashim Fannin didn't shoot first and ask questions later. He just defended himself and got the cops to show up. He also laid the gun down when the cops rolled up. Smart move because a stupid cop will look at a black man holding a white guy at gunpoint and think of something sinister. Take note, George Zimmerman. I hate when these crack heads think they can roll in someone and jack them of their cash and stuff.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wil Wheaton Interview on Mission Log

Wil Wheaton Interview on Mission Log
 Check out the interview with Mission Log over at Trek

While he and I differ on many things, I've always respected him when it came to his thoughts on Star Trek. He's Always been open about his strange time there. When I was 15-16 I didn't know what I wanted too. So, could you imagine the shit that was going through his head at that age? He was on the new Trek show and everyone hated his character. Wesley was a terrible character, but not as annoying as Neelix.
-Rick Berman and Wil really didn't get along: I know Berman ruffled a lot of feathers along the way, but he did save the show from Gene's problems. However, Berman's ego was almost as bad. I wasn't aware there was a major falling out between the two during the third season, and Wil was already planning on leaving the show.
-The show was finding its stride during the third season that was around the time Wil really started to feel uneasy.
-The cast was and still is really close: Unlike the TOS series, no one hated each other and the cast was really-really close. The show was known for having a tight-knit cast. Wil was torn up about leaving the show.
-Wil gave a major shout-out to DS9 and its storytelling. Wil sort of was a TNG guy (forever) and had a sort of lukewarm feeling toward the spinoffs. But, it is good to see that view change.
-Wil was in total shock that Stewart gave him a nice comment during the run of the series in a letter to the producer.

Burger King: Have it our way (Evil) Part one

Burger King: Have it our way (Evil)
I swear Burger King used to have good burgers, but their food has really gone downhill lately
This story caught my attention. I just came across a story about a Burger King employee dumping hot cooking oil down a water drain. Remember, these drain do not go to waste treatment centers, but actual lakes, streams and rivers. It was a Burger King manager that told him to it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I got a review...from a Tumblr person...on a Jersey Shore blog…

 The amount of hair products and STD medication has to be huge with this group.
I was digging around Google, putting my blog's address into the search to see if anyone mentioned me or linked to something. I came across this “wonderful” Tumblr blog discussing my review of Jersey Shore way back in 2010! Yep, almost five years ago. Basically, this Tumblr reviewed my review and tore me a new bunghole.
For shits, let's go through their review of my review of Jersey Shore.
((Proving the big name sources unreliable it was time to see if young blog writers could bring forward any dependable information. On the random google search an article or blog by Semaj came up about Jersey Shore. ))
First off, I am not a young blog writer. I had been writing for about 7-8 years before this post was even conceived. And, anyone reading my shitty blog knows I bring NO “dependable information” nor do I care to anything on the Internet. I am just a blogger. Journalist look down on bloggers and bloggers look down on Tumblr users. Tumblr people look down on Tweeters and Tweeters look down on Facebook users. And, everyone hates MySpace. That is the order of things.
((Blogs are mostly meant for people to state their opinions. ))
Or, state opinions on opinions. Why do I feel there is a “but” coming up?
((The article is really biased and the author greatly portrays his point of view about the show. The author makes the article so slanted that it turns into a hate piece against the show. ))
Thank you for calling it an article. It makes it seem legit. Biased? It's a review, you green-blooded Vulcan. It's supposed to be a hate piece because it is my opinion on the show. I hate the show, so therefore the piece is negative. Oh, it gets better. Read on...
((Moreover, a small amount of grammatical and spelling errors and his addition of vulgar words cause the reader to not appeal to the language as well as to take his side. ))
I take pride in my grammatical errors. It's like stepping in horse poop. Be proud of the smell you're tracking in. Take pride in your mistakes I say. And, the vulgar words? Where the fuck do you see me writing shitty words? I don't want people to take my side on things I want people to form their own opinions. And, you are talking about Jersey Shore, a show that has a bunch of annoyingly good looking people banging other stupid good looking people.
((If the author kept his personal opinions to himself, and it is hard not to in a blog, then the article would have a well-rounded tone to it and would leave the audience with a contradictory point of view. ))
You know he/she/personal pronoun does have a point, but the cover of “blogger” still applies with my review. The show is so full of people I hate in real life that there is no way to remove it from my review. However, there does need to be a balance though, but not with something like Jersey Shore. The show doesn't deserve it.
((By bringing his own perspective most of the information in the article cannot be backed up by a legitimate source, thus the accuracy of the information and whether most people feel like this is true for support. ))
You make it sound like an Wiki entry more than a shitty review about a shitty TV show.
Anyway, I laughed out loud when I read this “review” of my review. I really can't take it that seriously because it is a Tumblr blog, and it is about a shitty reality show that's not on the air anymore. I'm guessing this was written at the height of the show's popularity, because now no one cares about the JS crew anymore.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Random Stuff

Random Stuff
~I feel constantly angry and mean: While I never want people to talk to me, I am really feeling even more withdrawn. I know it's depression, but damn it is a bitch. People say I need to take some time off and perhaps take a leave or something, but I can't afford to do that. I wish I could, but I can't. I'm starting to feel sick and sore as well as moody.  I know it has something to do with my uncle dying. 
~Woman gets hit by foul ball: That's pretty f'ed up. It looks like she was getting some snacks. I'm almost certain there was a huge knot on her head. People want to be up close to the game, but not this close. This is just another reason I hate going to sporting events, but then I hate sports.
~Gamer of Thrones scene: Okay, it was horrible to watch that certain scene, but are people really going to give up the show over it? I guess so. I don't think it was necessary to have a rape scene at the tail end of the episode. However, I think HBO wants people to start hashtags and get all preachy over the controversy. HBO knows people are going to get offended and start twitter crusades, thus giving the show free press. Now, I can't wait to see Stannis Baratheon march on the North. If you're going to show rape like this, you're going have to show this horrible person get what's coming to him in the end.
Don just released an ass cloud. 
 ~Final Episode of Mad Men: I liked it a lot. Plus, I loved the Coke ad at the end. I am going to miss the show. It kind of fell out of flavor with me during the first half of the final season, but gained steam during the second half. I love that Don Draper just left the company and roamed around the west coast doing whatever he wanted. Plus, he finally realized that he wasn't there for his children. I am probably going to miss Christina Hendricks the most damn she is sexy as hell. I like where they left her character, that being a woman that will turn out to be okay as a talent broker. Elisabeth Moss can go back to visiting the Celebrity Center. 
 Now that you're not too busy, call me.

Blade Runner Stuff

Blade Runner Stuff
Blade Runner overview: Oliver Harper goes through the amazing Blade Runner movie. I really can't watch the theatrical version of the movie with the really bad voice over. Harrison Ford's VO work is really-really poorly done and Ford just sleepwalks through it. The Scott and Ford hated the VO work and it doesn't help the movie. 
I think both extended versions of the movie are better than the theatrical version. There is a work print out there too, but there was another cut called the “Director's Cut”. Scott didn't have much to do with this “Director's Cut”. He would later do a “Final Cut” in the 2000s and this one is amazing with a few added scenes and some of the loopier things cut out. 

I have to disagree with Harper on the score. Vangelis ' score is fairly uninteresting to me. I like the main theme, but it is bit to boring to me. I think a Goldsmith would have made a better choice with a blending of real orchestra stuff mixed with synth. Goldsmith was known to blend to the two. However, Ridley Scott had screwed over Goldsmith with Alien and would later screw him over again with Legend. 
(the toy maker dude) would go on to play another character JUST like his character in BR.  It would be in the Batman Animated Series.  They even modeled the character after Sanderson's look in Blade Runner.  He's the inventor that created the AI H.A.R.D.A.C.  He would later go on to be toy-robot maker just like his character in the movie!
 BTW, the video game that came out in the 90s was amazing. The devs used actors from the movie in the actual game, which is cool.
Here are some deleted scenes. (Most of these scenes not in any cut)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Jem and the Holograms (2015) trailer (Spoiler Alert: It Sucks)

 Jem and the Holograms (2015) trailer
This is truly-truly stupid. I hate being the neck-bearded geek with the Jem and the Holograms shirt, which is three times too small, but I have to be. This is not Jem and the Holograms. This is some shitty teen drama/comedy with a Justin Bieber origin story. What the f' is this shit?
I am a guy, but I watched Jem a few times here and there. It was made by the same people that made GI Joe and Transformers in the 80s. And, the show shares the same universe as those two shows. I am not making this up. I like these cartoon 80s shows.
I can't believe I am agreeing with a Mary-Sue post on the subject. It was about female empowerment with whole lot of pushing for kids to buy their shit. I know there are a lot women my age that grew up on Jem and the toys. They were the GI Joes for girls, the ones that didn't like GI Joe. This is what they get as far as a remake? It might be worst than what Bay is doing to the TMNT and TF franchises.
Where is the magic?
Where are the Misfits (They're going to get her)?
Where is the famous theme song?
Plus, they throw in Juliette Lewis to Space Church it up. Why?
 You have to love that the trailer has 7 thousands dislikes and 3k likes. People are really hating this trailer. Jem should be about a singer with magical powers and solving crimes not a bunch of girls getting angry at each other. If I wanted that shit, I'd watch the CW.
Here's what the show should be, but updated.

Simpsons Couch Gag | Rick and Morty

 Rick and Morty: Simpsons Couch Gag
Okay, I talk all that shit about the Simpsons in that earlier post and then they do this clever crossover. Damn it, you proved me wrong. There is some steam still left in the show after all. There have been some amusing couch gags on the show, but I really like this one the most.
I only know of Rick and Morty from a side glance because I know Dan Harmon co-created and works on the show. This couch gag is giving promotion to another show on another network. And, that's cool, even while they kill off the family. Networks can get very personal on who they crossover with. Here's how the crossover came about.
Here's the best part, the crossover is also a Futurama crossover too! Morty goes through the time portal into the future...future New York. You can see the Planet Express fly over. So, not only did the network let another network's show crossover, they brought back a canceled show in a sideways-crossover. Very clever.
-I love how Morty keeps stepping on the remains of the Simpsons.
-Slurm Soft Drink: Yep, it makes an appearance.
-There are a whole bunch of alien appearances in the future as well.
-Rick steals shit from the Simpsons. He even steals a Krusty doll and the famous saxophone. He then freezes Ned. At the end, he has an entire bag full of stuff.
-Santa's Little Helper is licking the remains of his owners: Yuck.
-Bart seems to be the only one not completely messed up after the rebirth.   

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Two Women arrested for robbing a 7-11...and they are prison officers

Two Women arrested for robbing a 7-11...and they are prison officers

While I believe there is some positive stuff to come out the riots, there is a lot terrible things to come out it though, such as ghetto assholes looting stores and poking holes in fire-hoses. And, it is part of a bigger problem with the black community as a whole. However, even I have to laugh at some of the stories coming out of the riots. Such as this one.
These two women were caught stealing, what else, food out of a 7-11. Uh, how much is slim jim these days? A buck? How does this raise the awareness of police violence by stealing shitty food from a 7-11? I want to know.
From The Daily Mail, ((According to the Baltimore Sun, Richard was reportedly filmed emerging from the store in black Adidas jogging pants holding some Slim Jims, while Cobb was carrying a bag of Tostitos chips.))
Yep, this is what has happened to the black civil rights movement. Instead of marching for change, we have people stealing Slim Jims and Tostitos Chips. I hope they were worth it.
Anyway, check out these rather amusing mugshots. Good lord. 
Why are you all smiling? You lost your jobs and now are going to jail. I could have bought you some chips and Slim Jims if you wanted them so badly. 
I wonder what Martin Luther King would say? 

Wait, Harry Shearer leaves The Simpsons

Wait, Harry Shearer leaves The Simpsons
Look, I don't watch the show anymore. However, I kind of figured he was on the outs when he didn't reprise his role for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover. While I hate Nancy Cartwright, I always got the feeling that Shearer was the one that was the most difficult to work with on the show. And, as Matt said, I get the feeling at 70 he just doesn't give a shit anymore. I'm nearing a milestone myself and I find myself not caring about anything. 

It seems like it could have been about money, but I am guessing it has more to do with being tired of doing the show. I could be wrong. Doing the same thing over and over again can get tiresome.
I personally think the show has run its course and needs to end. FOX loves reliving its past glory by digging up old shows and bringing back, so keeping this dinosaur on the air seems like a FOX move to me. Heck, they brought back 24 and are bringing back The X-Files.
The roles he voiced will be recast. I believe there was a sound alike for one character on the Simpsons/Family Guy episode, so it can be done. 
Hey, he can reprise his role as Handsome Dan in Wayne's World 3.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

There are two April O'Neil Folk

There are two April O'Neil Folk

I guess someone caught the original live action April O’Neil (Judith Hoag ) on the set of the second Teen Age Mutant Turtles movie. I'm guessing she is either playing a rival to April O'Neil or a boss. IMDB doesn't have her character name listed. Hoag is looking pretty good today. 

Random Things

Random Things
~Bums and Homeless: I went to my uncle's funeral and parked downtown on Broadway. I got bothered by three bums on different encounters. I am not in the best state of mind and having these guys bothering me doesn't help. Well, the last bum, which I don't think was homeless, really overstepped his boundaries. He approached me after the funeral while I was trying to help my mother with her car, and he kept getting closer and closer trying to get money off of me. He was a white guy with a large stick and beard, and he was not a member of the Lord of the Rings. I kept telling him I wasn't going to give him any money and he kept bothering me. He even said he was injured and couldn’t work and kept trying. At one point to stop from hitting him, I just ignored him and got in my car as he kept yapping on and drove off. What part of no does he not understand?
~North Korean Defense Chief killed by government?: Kim Jr. seems to be purging pretty much all of his father's old guard. WTF is going on over there? I mean it doesn't pay to be in charge of any military group because you're likely to be killed by this mad man-child. Rumors are he was killed for napping at some event. I'm not sure about that, but damn.
~The State of the Wonder Woman movie: It looks like director Michelle MacLaren is out due to creative differences and Patty Jenkins is in as the new director. From what I can tell, the studio wants a more character driven story and Michelle wanted it to be more action based. At this point, I think we need to build up WW a bit given the more action-based movies we're getting from DC. Now, as far as the casting of Gal Gadot is concerned, I've changed my mind after seeing her very impressive body now. Damn, girl.

~Rosario Dawson's Daredevil character will be seen on other Marvel shows. I kind of called it in my review. She'll be the connective character for some of the other Netflix shows. I can't see her showing up on ABC's shows though, but I could be wrong.

~Tiger Woods, one of the dumbest guys in the world: Marry or date some of the hottest women in the world and cheat on them with some of the sluttiest women in the world. He has one type for dating and marrying and another type for cheating on with. He may have a problem. Either you stay single and date those women or stay faithful and hang on to your hot girlfriend. He got caught again cheating on his steady woman. When you have a bunch of pornstars on your mistress list and they all can show up in the same movie together, you're doing something wrong.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chris Brown has a stalker…

Chris Brown has a stalker…
I hate Chris Brown and he is a horrible person, but this story is just too crazy to ignore. Basically, a woman showed up at Chris Brown's house, jumped the fence and broke into his house.
From The Boom Box via Chris Brown's, ((When the “Ayo” singer returned he discovered Ayeb naked in his bed. “I get home and find this crazy individual in my house,” Brown wrote in an Instagram post. “She Found time to cook her several meals. She wrote ‘I love you’ on the walls. She threw out my daughters clothing as well as my dogs stuff. Then had all these crazy voodoo things around my crib. And she painted her name on my cars!!!!” ))

Nothing wrong here.
Yep, she torn down the door and started living in his house as if she was his wife. He found her naked in his bed and took a picture of her and posted it on social media. WTF? How did she get door off the hinges? Did she have a tool kit? I want to know.
She posted a few strange “music videos” on YouTube before her stalker adventure.
While it is sad to see someone completely come apart mentally, there is a bit of humor in this. Come on, you're a creepy fan to one of the most violent singers in pop today. Really?  That's one mentally unstable person dealing with another more extreme unstable person (Chris Brown).  I've had a few breakdowns and cracks, but I never been compelled to go to a woman's house I admired and break in. I'm lazy too, so that doesn't help.  Plus, stalking soaks up a lot of gas money right?  
Well, I guess her plan worked, sort of, because she did get to meet Chris Brown finally.
She does have a pretty good voice, here's hoping Brown can have her on one of his shitty songs.

Friday, May 08, 2015

RIP Uncle

This is going to be one of the most difficult things for me to write.  However, I am very open to my readers, so here we go.  My Uncle, who I was extremely close to, passed away last Friday. As I get older, the list of people I know is starting to thin out and it is depressing.  
His health was declining, but we weren’t sure how much until Friday.  He had been in the hospital for over a week and a half.  And, I visited him throughout those two weeks.  I even checked on him when he was sleeping.  I’d enter and not disturb him.  I visited him on Monday of that week.  I planned to visit him on Thursday, but I got into a deep depression and didn’t want to get up and see the outside world.  I now regret that because Monday would be the last time I’d see him. 
I got the news that he took a turn for the worst and was in surgery.  I knew it was bad, but even I hoped he’d pull through.  He had problems before and got better.
I pulled into the hospital parking lot and checked my phone.   I had a text from a friend of the family telling me that my Uncle had passed away.  I sighed and shook my head.  I knew it was a possibility, but it was still heart wrenching.  For my entire life, he was a positive influence, something I was lacking growing up because of my troubled history with my father. 
I went up to the room, took a breath, and entered.  The lights were dim.  He was motionless, his eyes closed as if he was sleep on the bed.  The hospital sheets rested just below his neck. His closest friends and his sister, my mother, surrounded him in chairs.  There was an air of stillness and sadness in the room that I kind of broke when I entered.  They all turned and greeted me.  I tried to keep a straight face, but sorrow grew inside. 
The guy I grew rather close to these past years was gone. 
Hebert was a musical guy that was into the arts and LOVED to watch movies.  Where I have a love/hate relationship with the movies, he adored them.  Even when his health declined he went to see movies.  I’d like to think I got my love of movies partly from him. 
He was also a singer/performer for the Stephen Foster Story.  I sort of got into music because of him.  He performed in the show for nearly 4o years.  I never watched his show, because he didn’t want me there because he wanted to perform without that pressure.  And, I respect that.  (I don’t share this blog with most of my family because it is separate from them.)
He was a professional singer and teacher.  He loved singing and I’d remember hearing him hum or bellow out a few notes to a show tune.  He was an amazing guy and I never realized how much I respected and looked up to him until now.  I can’t say that for most people because I only trust a handful of people. People are asking me how I am handling it due to how close we were.
As his health declined, I made it a point to visit him as much as I could.  I spent more time talking to him about music and a lot of time about movies.  All the stuff you read on this blog about movies are the things I’d talk about with him.  I tried my best to keep his spirits up.  I’d go on a rant about a cliché or shitty movie just to get a laugh out of him.  And, most people know my rants are very humorous and epic.
I knew his health was getting bad, but not to the degree that it killed him.  Like me, he was a private man when it came to these things.  I worried and stressed about it, but respected his wishes to keep it private. 
He would worry about me when I'd fall into a deep depression and would ask people to look into my well being. He was also proud of me. The last thing he bragged about was me riding my bike to a nurse on that Monday. He also loved that I retained much of my musical knowledge, and he marveled at the amount of pop culture and trivia I knew. He would ask me if I would get another dog and bragged about how much I loved animals.
I never saw him perform, due to his wishes, but I did some digging and came across his performance in the show a few years ago.  I’ll share it with you. 
And, I also wanted to share his favorite movie score moment. It was Can You Read My Mind in the Superman score.

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