Friday, June 23, 2017

Adam West RIP

Adam West RIP
From Hollywood Reporter, ((West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. ))

Look I hated the 60s Batman show, and I hated the hammy style of the show. However, Batman wouldn’t be the pop cultural icon that he is today if it weren’t for the Adam West version. The show kept the Batman comic in print and made sure the comic book survived the slump. And, you have to give West credit for all the pop cultural references to his show (Boom Pow).
West was the third actor to play the character in a live action movie. However most people remember him from the 60s show and that strange spin-off movie.
I really dug his performance in the Batman the Animated series. He played the Grey Ghost and was brilliant in just that episode. I dare say it is his best performance to date. The man made a second career out of doing VO work on cartoons and video games (GTA 5).
Heck, I even remember him in that semi-porn movie Lady Chatterley film. (Young Lady Chatterley II  ) Uh, why is Batman in a softcore movie? I guess he needed to pay some bills.
Most of the young people knew him from Family Guy as the mayor. I thought he did a okay job in that role.
He did complete the animated feature of the 60 style series. This sequel also stars William Shatner.
My favorite “Interview” with West was the one with Space Ghost. I remember the producers ripping into Adam West because he was a bit of dick.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scooby-Doo (2002) was supposed to be different....

Writer James Gunn says that the Scooby Doo(2002) was supposed to be much more of a dirty movie than it turned out.

From Moviefone, (("Yes, it was not exactly what we planned going out - I had written an edgier film geared toward older kids and adults, and the studio ended pushing it into an clean cut children's film. And, yes, the rumors are true - the first cut was rated R by the MPAA, and the female stars' cleavage was CGI'd away so as not to offend. But, you know, such is life. I had a lot of fun making this movie, regardless of all that. And I was also able to eat, buy a car, and a house because of it." ))
I actually heard about this change as early as the release of the movie. It was supposed to be a dirty joke against the older series. However, the studio wanted a more family friendly movie. I even heard there was pot humor in an earlier cut of the movie. In the end, we got a more dumb down product. And, don't get me started on the terrible sequel. The first movie is okay, but the second movie is watchable. (And, I love the twist at the end of the first movie.)  
From IMDB, ((This film was originally set to have a much darker tone, essentially poking fun at the original series, and was set for a PG-13 rating. Shaggy was set to be a stoner, Velma and Daphne had a side relationship, and there were many marijuana references. According to Sarah Michelle Gellar, after the cast had signed on, there was a change and the film became more family-friendly. ))
Where is this cut of the movie?

Carrie Fisher new report

Carrie Fisher new report
It seems that she had some serious drugs in her system before she died.
From LA Times, ((Fisher’s toxicology review found evidence of cocaine, methadone, MDMA (better known as ecstasy), alcohol and opiates when she was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital on Dec. 23, a toxicology report showed. ))
That is a lot of drugs to be on at her age. It is no wonder her heart went out like it did. Given the major drug used in the past, the new drugs in her system probably played a factor in her heart attack. Prolonged drug use will weaken the body to the point that your organs can't take the stress anymore.
I find this news rather sad, because she clearly had a major relapse. This binge did her in. I know she went into treatment before Star Wars Ep 7, but things must have went to crap after filming wrapped for Ep 8.
I understand addiction due to a family member that has ruined his life over and over again until it will claim his life just like Carrie. This is also one of the reasons I won't touch drugs or drink alcohol.

Here's Carrie's early interview with Letterman from the 80s.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

DSP Tries It: Being Single

I’ve grown to really like watching Lolicows of late. Maybe it is their egos or their display of disconnect in human emotions. While Chris Chan is amusing, it has become sad to watch this guy (girl) completely lose his mind over time. Yet, DSP just keeps getting better. Just this year, he got fired from his long standing MCN, which he was a managed partner. He got roped into a shady MCN later.
Recently, his girlfriend of fives broke up with him and moved out.
Could you tell their relationship was on the rocks here?
She was a whinny woman that sounded more like a 15 year old girl than a woman. However, she didn’t deserve the way he treated her. She grew up a bit and got a real job and started meeting people. DSP stayed at home all day playing his video games on Twitch. That ‘s all he did. I am sure this pissed her off when she would go into work and see him sitting on his ass.
The kicker is he finally proposed to her despite not really meaning to marry her. I’m not the biggest fan of marriage and I believe it is an outdated practice, but you can't string along a woman that wants to get married. You either tell her you don’t want marriage or you marry her. Don’t give her false hope. Tell her straight up.
I think the final straw was the panic attack she had a few weeks ago. She ended up in an ER and he acted like a total a-hole to the staff and to her. I think she decided this was the last thing she would put up with and left him.
Now, he lives alone in a big house in a gated community and never leaves. He just sits there and plays VG all day. Now, that might sound appealing to me, it isn’t healthy for you mentally and physically. Could you imagine blogging all day and never leaving the house?
And, that’s the thing, I am a lot like Phil in that I really have trouble with real life social interaction. I have struggled to relate to people my whole life. I tend to turn inward to protect myself. I spend my whole life by myself. DSP actually found someone he enjoyed being around and completely screwed it up. He took Panda Lee for granted and she left his ass. Spending most of my life alone, I can tell you things will become differ cult. It can be done, but it won’t be easy without that emotional support.
He's been trying to spin it as a positive and mural thing. I bet it wasn't.
I find this story interesting because I am currently going through a major change and I’ve pretty much have cut off every social interaction at work to the point I won’t talk to people anymore. So, I kind of know what DSP is going through, but if he thinks living alone in a big house and never going outside is a good thing. It isn't.
I like that Panda Lee has gotten out of an unhealthy relationship even though I don't really like her either.  I think she was on a sinking (and stinking) ship, and was smart enough to bail out.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More on that VOY feud.

I uncovered this video a few days ago. It has Garrett Wang and Jeri Ryan at a convention.
Wang literally cried when he talked about the tension between Kate and Jeri on the set. The environment on the show got really toxic from the fourth season and beyond. Wang admitted that the cast whole hang out at the food table when they went at it. I stopped watching VOY around the six season, but always found the bts stuff more entertaining than the actual show.
Side Note: Here's Kate Mulgrew life story and I got a little misty eyed.

Janeway was a poorly written character, but Mulgrew found her way with her character on Orange is the New Black.   

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good o' searches (With mint frosting)

I was digging through my stats and this search came up, “lexi belle without makeup
So, I did a Google search on her and this picture from this post came up.

 And, I was amazed. Lexi Belle always looked like the girl next door/the girl that works in the mall, but she looks really cute without makeup. She may very well be under the “Too cute to do porn” grouping.

Side Note: When you search “Lexi Belle without makeup” this blog post from my site comes up. That's very strange. And, read the comments and watch the kind not safe for work YT video.  
Side Note II:  Tell where I got the second part of the title for this blog post from.  Which show and episode?  

Thug get arrested live on Facebook...

Thug get arrested live on Facebook...
At first I thought it was a swatting video, but the police are saying this bust was planned weeks in advance. He did all that stupid thug bragging and got arrest live on stream. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate thugs and ignorant ghetto speak. This is truly a lovely video for me.
And, guess which state this transpired in? Florida of course. You have to be the dumbest criminal ever to stream live the fruits of your illegal activity. And, Karma hits you when the swat come busting in as he brags about his money. A-hole.
From Independent UK, ((The police said the search warrant had been planned for that day and that the video had nothing to do with it. 
He has been charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition as a convicted Florida felon, possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cocaine. ))
When did Facebook become thug HQ? At a certain point, FB became so ratchet that thugs post their crimes on live stream.  FB used to be a place where high school people want to connect and annoy you.  And, cam-girls pretend to be your friend in order to get you to watch their streams.  Now, it has become this.  
Take a look at this “good looking” fellow's mugshot.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dan Aykroyd rips into Paul Feig


Dan Aykroyd rips into Paul Feig
Man, Dan Aykroyd has thrown some serious shade on Paul Feig. He basically let it go that Paul was way overwhelmed with a movie this big and ignored anything the original members of the first movie had to say. There were some numinous re-shoots added veru late in the production and Dan says that it cost Sony a lot of money. They added scenes that even bashed the fan reaction to the trailer. Someone should have said something when we only see them bust ONE ghost in the first two acts of the movie, and they let it go only a few scenes later!
And, Dan had this to say about Paul's handling of the suggestions from the old cast and crew. From Deadline.com , ((While not exactly contrite, Aykroyd’s Facebook post yesterday noted, “We just wish he had been more inclusive to the originators. It cost everyone as it is unlikely Kristen, Leslie, Melissa and Kate will ever reprise their roles as Ghostbusters, which is sad.” The post has nearly 1,000 comments. ))
You can tell that Dan was pissed with Paul and it really shows. The box office was very poor, but not a huge hit due to the production budget. The production lost about 70 million and might sink Sony Studios. Higher ups made sure to give Paul Feig a wide birth to make his version of Ghostbusters without interference from the older creative forces.
Sony has come back with a statement that has countered Dan's claim.
Entertainment IE, ((According to Sony the amount spent on reshoots was closer to $3-$4m. 
The studio also clarified that there remains a strong relationship between them and Feig. ))
And, I don't think the reshoots were that much either. Dan missed the mark, but clearly these reshoots were done because something was missing from the movie and I'd say it probably cost them around 6-8 million. I find this odd because I would think Sony would want to put all this behind them and not talk about it again.
Well, the dance number was a MAJOR issue for the production. And, it did cost them some cash. And, the dance number was going to be eve longer. Paul Feig is a good director, but not a good fit for a major franchise movie. Just stick to smaller movies, Paul.

Now, Dan does have his own crazy ideas that don't work in a movie. And,I think GB3 would have been a poorly received movie, too. But, I find it interesting that the old cast was clearly pushed aside and ignored with Dan really feeling betrayed.  

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Random Man Destroys windshield for no reason

Random Man Destroys windshield for no reason
Why would someone do this? It makes zero sense. Anyway, I hope he gets arrested, but I am not holding my breath though.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Kathy Griffin and the beheading thing

 Kathy Griffin and the beheading thing
First off, I really hate Trump, but even this photo is a bit too far. I actually like Kathy (not the stupid comic strip) and her brand of comedy. Yet, this photo seems a bit odd to me and unfunny. It doesn't seem like her brand of humor. The fallout from this stupid and unfunny photo has been major discussion point for everyone. The blow-back has been so intense that she had to issues an apology...kind of.
It is low hanging fruit to have a body-less Trump. Given that ISIS uses beheading videos to start up shit makes me cringe that she went in that direction. She couldn't have picked a worst time to post this stupid picture. Trump is a clown that tweets too much and this is what you came up with. It is pretty sad, Kathy.
She lost her gig from CNN because of it, but of this tasteless photo. I personally think she shouldn't have lost her job with CNN. She apologized for it and that should be enough. It was supposed to be a joke, but it was a stupid joke. She apologized, so we and her should drop it.
Someone should have stood up and said, "Uh, this is not going to work. We need to stop."
Now, she has shifted the blame on the trolls. I guess things are going to get interesting. The press conferance doesn't work in this case. I would have laid low for a while and then came back in a month. You will have a career after this, so take some time off.
Like I said, I don't like and care about Trump, but you could have done better...funnier.
I am going to take a shower because I feel dirty defending Trump.

Radio Shack: End of an Era...sort of

Radio Shack: End of an Era...sort of


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Shampoo: Trouble

Shampoo: Trouble
For some reason, this song showed up in my suggestion feed. I guess I did a Power Rangers search. This came out in the 90s, but it has a rap style from the 80s. The music has a 60 vibe though, which I really like. I also love that the song became a huge hit in Japan. Gee, I wonder why?
I find their rebel girl attitude very cute. Sure in real life a girl like this would steal your credit card and crash your car. And, perhaps burn down your house. Bad girls, fun for short periods of time.
Anyway, this song was connected to the FIRST Power Rangers movie back in the mid-90s. It shows up at the end of the movie and has a music video (with the movie version Power Rangers in it). The music video has a very Groove is in Your Heart vibe with flashy colors and edits. This was something that a lot of music videos did at the time. It is a product of its time.
Here's the original version of the music video.
The song also showed up in two “mean girls” based movies as well. Jawbreaker and  Foxfire. (St Trinians  ?)


Return of the Mack (Burger King)

Return of the Mack (Burger King)
Okay, Burger King, you made me laugh with these Return of the Mack parody songs. I love that they brought back a song that is literally 21 years old. The song can get shit-faced drunk at a bar. I love when ad companies think out of the box and do amusing things like this.


Mark Morrison's hit song is really good. I always liked the smooth vibe of the song and the use of the piano and turntable. Actually, I wish much would come back to this style of music. The has become a hit again because of this silly ad.
From hot new hiphop.com, ((The song has honestly stood the test of time, but naturally, it could not and would not experience the height of its success forever.
Now, following the debut of Burger King's latest marketing move, the track has seen an impressive sales increase by 519 percent.))
If you look up Mark Morrison  he has a long sheet of criminal charges.
It is certainly better than this corny Burger King ad.

 
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