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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MUSIC
EBT.  Crazy rap video about welfare skanks.
LOCAL POLITICS
I support the tea party's campaign to abolish the Northern Kentucky Planning Commission.  The tea party works best on the local level because it serves as an independent watchdog.  They're right.  Why should the people of Kenton County pay millions of dollars for a bunch of consultants that really don't do anything.  If you go to their website, it's all bureaucratic gobbly-gook.  Service, Perseverance, Innovation, Collaboration, Excellence.  What the fuck does that mean?
Mama Sue has decreed that I'm not allowed to stop blogging.  So sorry in advance for being lame.

Friday, September 2, 2011

MOVIE REVIEW
The Bang Bang Club.  Drama based on a true story about photojournalists in apartheid South Africa.  I thought it was interesting. They have such a shitty job.  They risk their lives in warzones to watch people getting brutalized.  At best their pictures are briefly glanced at by some bored yuppie sipping their morning coffee.  At worst their pictures don't even make the cut because the media cares more about covering Kim Kardashian's wedding instead.  I also liked how they showed the dark side of South Africa.  We have this rosy image that South Africa's transition to democracy was nice and peaceful.  It wasn't.  Many of Mandela's cronies were corrupt and a lot of people were murdered by mobs.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

FUCK HEALTHCARE
24-year-old single father dies from tooth infection because he couldn't afford his $27 antibiotic.
MOVIE REVIEW
Rocket Science.  Comedy about a 15-year-old stutterer who tries to join his high school's debate team.  A friend from work recommended it to me.  I liked it. Earnestly quirky.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

DOCTOR WHO
Previously On Doctor Who.  Scenes from every story from the beginning to the present. Could've used a few more David Tennant funny clips.
FOOD
Empress Chili.  One of the original Cincinnati-style chili chains.  I went to the location in Alexandria.  I prefer Skyline, but I can see why old-timers like my dad are fans.  The servings are heartier with more meat and thicker noodles.
FUCK THE LIBERAL MEDIA
ESPN reprimands golf analyst for anti-Obama comment on his personal twitter feed, but looks the other way when others praise Dear Leader or bash conservatives.
FUN WITH ARTS & CRAFTS
How to make crystal egg geodes
MOVIE REVIEW
Soul Surfer.  Drama based on the true story of a girl who continued to surf after losing her arm to a shark.  I liked it.  Good inspirational family movie.  Had some cute guys in it too.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

FUCK THE WAR ON GUNS
ATF promotes supervisors who ran sting operation that resulted in thousands of guns going to Mexico's drug cartels.  Two of the guns ended up involved in a fatal shooting of a US Border Patrol agent.  Obama's been waging a war on gun rights, trying to shut down gun shows in the border states by using Mexico's drug conflict as an excuse.  Yet it turns out that it's the government that fucked up.  We hear very little about it because the liberal media takes orders from Dear Leader.
BOOK REVIEW
Star Trek: The Next Generation:  Indistinguishable From Magic by David McIntee.  I liked the fact that it was a Geordi story.  He doesn't get much attention.  But the story was a bit of a mess for me, all over the place.  Scotty's storyline also doesn't match up with other books, which is a huge continuity no-no.
MOVIE REVIEW
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Remake of a 1970s tv-movie about a little girl who discovers evil little creatures living in her new house.  Produced by Guillermo del Toro, it's very similar to his other dark fantasies (Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth).  From what I understand, the original's supposed to be better, but I still really liked it.  Just a good old-fashioned spooky movie.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

FUCK OBAMA

  • I went by Newport's Sears Hardware today and saw a big sign announcing that they're closing at the end of the month.  Sears has been struggling for years now, so it's not a huge shock, but it's still very disappointing and worrisome. Another casualty of the Obama Depression.  Howz that hopey changey stuff working out for ya'll?
  • I disagree with Obama's decision to limit deportations of illegal aliens.  Instead of pandering to foreigners for the election he should be focused on saving American jobs.
BOOK REVIEW
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding by Robert Hughes. Colorful history of Australia's origins as a penal colony.  Britain basically criminalized poverty.  Anyone who so much as farted in the wrong direction were locked up.  When the prisons started to overflow, they packed everyone in ships and sent them off to Australia. The British didn't separate folks out, so women, children and other non-violent offenders were all brutally raped and sodomized by their fellow passengers.  When they landed in Australia, they were used as slave labor. Those who weren't sold remained in hellish prison camps where they were constantly raped and tortured.  Native Aborigines were exterminated.  It was literally like Planet of the Apes shit, with whites riding around on horses hunting down families for sport.  The prison system didn't end until the 19th-century when a gold rush opened Australia up for everyone.  My Aussie friends can't be smug about how great they are.  Their history is as dark and sordid as America and Europe, if not even worse.
MOVIE REVIEW
Source Code. Sci-fi drama about a soldier who keeps waking up on a train with only eight minutes to find who bombs it.  The science was wacky as hell but overall I still liked it.
MOVIE REVIEW
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.  Horror-comedy based on a comic book about a detective who deals with vampire,s werewolves and zombies.  I couldn't get into it.  I think it would've worked better as a tv-series.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FUCK YOU
Republic, Missouri School District.  A special-ed middle school girl accused a boy of raping her.  The school not only didn't report it, they made her write a letter of apology to him.  Then when he raped her again in the school library, and she got physical evidence of it, they argued they weren't responsible because she failed to protect herself and demanded that she pay their legal fees!  School superintendent Vern Minor, principal Patricia Mithelavage, counselor Joni Ragan and school resource officer Robert Duncan are all shameful human beings.  They should be stripped of their jobs and forced to register as sex offenders.  Can read more about it here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

MUSINGS
I'm usually wary of mergers, but I'm happy that Insight is being bought by Time Warner Cable.  Insight sucks ass.  Their packages are very overpriced and overrated. If Time Warner fixes all of that, I might actually get cable again.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

FUN WITH PICTURES
Empire De La Mort.  Ossuaries and charnel houses, skeletal reliquaries and mummies.

Friday, August 12, 2011

FUCK THE LIBERAL MEDIA
Media covers up dissenting question of darling liberal senator.  The video's pretty damning.  The reporters pretty much admit that they're Democrats and that the whole press conference is a staged photo-op with no unscripted questions allowed.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

MUSINGS
I made a bill collector speechless on Thursday.  She called me at work and immediately started to chew me out for not paying US Bank over $400 in fees from when they overdrew my account by less than $5 over three years ago.  So I blew her ass out of the water.  Told her that I didn't owe the bank a damn thing because I tried to resolve it long ago with them but they were greedy and deliberately held back transactions so they could collect arbitrary penalty fees. And that the snowballing techniques and the fees that they charged were now illegal under the banking reform laws.  She sputtered that it would affect my credit.  I then laughed and said so what.  Everyone has bad credit now, including the US government itself.  I told her that the bank was under investigation for corporate fraud.  That she was violating the law by contacting me at work after I expressly said before to never do that.  And that she was probably going to lose her job soon anyway.  She stayed on the line for like a good minute before abruptly hanging up on me.  HA!
FOOD

  • Fried Kool-Aid.  I had it at the Great Inland Seafood Festival.  It wasn't too bad.  Basically your typical fried powdered sugar donut ball, except with some kool-aid inside.  It was a bit messy so I recommend using a fork.
  • Tom+Chee.  They feature premium soups and grilled cheese sandwiches.  I ate at their new Levee location.  They also have two restaurants downtown literally just a few blocks from each other. I had a blue cheese and bacon sandwich and an orange creamsicle donut thingee.  I liked it.  The food's surprisingly cheap, quick to make, and good to eat on the go. I especially like their diverse menu.  They've got about five new menu items each day.
MOVIE REVIEW
Fright Night.  Remake of the 1980s horror cult classic.  I saw a free advanced screening of it and really liked it.  Anton Yelchin was adorable, but Colin Farrel and David Tennant stole the show.  Farrell made a great villain because he was both creepy and quirky.  While Tennant was a hoot as an obnoxious over-the-top performer.  It was almost like seeing The Doctor again. The original had a sequel.  I hope they do with this one too.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SCI-FI GEEK
I finished watching all five seasons of Angel.  Overall, I was rather disappointed with it.  I can see why it was cancelled.  It started out strong with a good premise involving saving folks from Monsters of the Week.  I liked the characters and thought there were a lot of brilliant moments (such as the hilarious Smile Time puppet episode).  But then they ran out of ideas for stories and started gasping for straws with gimmicks like Angel falling in love with Cordelia, Angel having a son, everyone taking over Wolfram and Hart.  In the end, it just petered out and ended with a whimper. It's a shame because I think they could've found a way to reunite Angel with Buffy and end both series on a high note.
BOOK REVIEW
Dies The Fire by S. M. Stirling.  Set in a post-apocalyptic Oregon where a mysterious flash has sent the world back to the Dark Ages by causing all technology to fail, it's been on my to-read list for awhile now.  I finally started reading it because a friend just did and really liked it.  But I couldn't get into it.  Reminded me a lot of Eric Flint's 1632 series.  Interesting premise but very uneven writing.  If it wasn't slow, then it was melodramatic and cheesy.  The New Agey hippie pagan characters especially got on my nerves because they were so stereotypical.  Every time they talked I wanted a gang of bikers to come in and slaughter them so they'd shut up.
MOVIE REVIEW
You Again. Chick flick comedy about three generations of women battling wits with their old rivals at a wedding.  It was okay.  It had a stellar cast (Betty White, Kristin Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenowith) and some funny moments but I think the fact that it was a Disney movie kept it from being as raunchy and funny as Bridesmaids.
POLITICS
I don't think the Democrats and Big Labor can see the Wisconsin recall as anything other than a major defeat.  They spent millions of dollars.  Illegally used teachers and government workers as campaign workers. Demonized their opponents with free wall-to-wall coverage from the liberal media. And yet they still failed to defeat the Republicans, winning only two minor seats. One in a district that was going their way anyway.  The other by a jackass who cheated on his wife with a bimbo intern.  If the Democrats can't even pull out a win in Wisconsin, one of the most progressive states in the country, then how can they win in 2012?
AROUND THE WORLD
The dead bodies of Mt. Everest. Can you imagine passing all these creepy skeletons on your way up? Geez.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

BOOK REVIEW
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher.  Thirteenth book in the ongoing Dresden Files supernatural mystery series.  The physics of the supernatural world confused me a bit at times, but otherwise I liked it.  My only nitpick is that there's still a lot of loose plot threads lying around, but you gotta admire a series that's still going strong after a dozen books.
MOVIE REVIEW
Mothra vs Godzilla.  Cult classic.  I also liked the exotic little Japanese fairy girls.
FUCK OBAMA
For the first time in history, the country's credit rating has been downgraded.  The stock market has crashed.  The war in Afghanistan is going badly, with the Taliban having just shot down a helicopter with a bunch of Navy Seals on it.  Libya is an even bigger mess, having been mishandled so badly that it's worthy of impeachment.  Everyone is still unemployed/underemployed.  So what's our Dear Leader been doing?  Playing golf and taking bribes at his hip hop birthday barbecue.  Now that's leadership!
MOVIE REVIEW
King Kong vs. Godzilla.  Cult classic.  This was the third or fourth time I've seen it over the years.  It's just cheesy good fun.  We need more tongue-in-cheek movies like this.
FUCK CHINA
Chinese companies making pills out of grind-up dead babies.
MOVIE REVIEW
Just Wright. Black chick flick about a personal trainer who falls in love with the basketball player her friend is dating.  I liked it.  I've got a soft spot for Queen Latifah and black chicks in general.
BOOK REVIEW
10,001 Ways To Live Large On A Small Budget by the writers of Wise Bread. Most of it didn't apply to me because I'm not successful enough to invest in stocks, travel or throw dinner parties.   But there were a few helpful tips such as using TideGo pens for stains and cash envelopes for budgeting.
MOVIE REVIEW
The Last Song.  Chick flick based on a Nicholas Sparks book about a girl who falls in love while staying with her sick dad for the summer.  Liam Hemsworth was super yummy and spent most of the movie without his shirt on, but the story was boring and Miley Cyrus annoyed the hell out of me.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MOVIE REVIEW
It's Kind Of A Funny Story.  Drama based on a book about a teenage boy who checks into a hospital psych ward to escape stress.  I liked it.  Was not only sweet and funny, but did a good job at portraying depression and mental illness.  It reminded me of the two times I spent in psych wards after suicide attempts.  I was the sanest person there.  Immediately wanted to go home.  But during my stay I came to respect the patients and staff.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

POLITICS
Here's my response to the economic stimulus program Mama Sue suggested to me the other night.

  • Increase Social Security payments.  I'm all for it.  Old geezers and poor people are the biggest spenders.  Economists will tell ya that most direct stimulus comes directly from them.  
  • Send out food cards based on household numbers.  I think getting food assistance should be as easy as signing up for a Kroger card.  However, I would limit it to two kids so we don't encourage welfare families.
  • Give 10% tax rebate on Made In America products and tax companies that manufacture overseas.  I'm for it, but unfortunately we've sold our soul to international free trade agreements.  Breaking them would result in trade wars, which Big Business hates.  And we all know that both parties are owned by Big Business, so they'll never have the balls to do it.
  • Remove pensions for elected officials.  I also think they should be on Medicare instead of their fancy private insurance plans.
  • Streamline the IRS and repeal all tax cuts, at least for the rich and Big Business anyway.
  • Penalize corporations who incorporate outside their own state.  Vice President Biden would never go for this.  He's from Delaware, America's number one corporate tax haven.  But at the very least I think corporations should be banned from incorporating outside the country.  
  • Ban speculative trading on commodities.  I'm all for a ban on financial speculation altogether, but it'll never happen because both the Democrats and Republicans have received millions from Wall Street.
MOVIE REVIEW
Crazy, Stupid, Love.  Romantic comedy about a divorced dad (Steve Carrell from The Office) who gets dating advice from a suave ladies man (Ryan Gosling).  I liked it.  Both sweet and funny.  My only nitpick is that they didn't say where Ryan Gosling got all his money.  Ya get the impression he was a hooker/hustler.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

FUN WITH CRAIGSLIST
Very Strange Request - m4t (Cincinnati area)
Well, I tried this in Platonic and didn't get any serious responses, so I'll try here.
I am seeking a relationship counselor/therapist who is willing to help an unmarried couple, one of whom is married to another, through some very rough problems.  It would have to be someone who can help us with our immediate difficulties without judging our relationship. It is what it is. We are in danger of losing a very wonderful and loving relationship.

(Note From Me: Seems like a normal honest request until you realize he's asking for a tranny therapist.  Is this a job for Tranny Ho?!?")

FUN WITH ARTS & CRAFTS

FOOD
Walking Tacos.  I've had these at festivals.  They're pretty good and surprisingly ingenious.
MOVIE REVIEW
Inside Job.  Documentary about the financial collapse.  I really liked it.  Can see why it won an Oscar.  I agree entirely with their argument that the economy has collapsed because of the rampant greed and speculation of Wall Street and the Big Banks.  Reagan, Clinton, and the Bushes have all contributed to the climate of corruption but the biggest whore of them all has been Obama.  He's the ultimate corporate candidate.  Publicly pushing reform while killing it behind the scenes.  Promoting hope and change while being the sleaziest, slickest, most corrupt politician of them all.
MUSINGS
Someone asked me how I can be pro-life and yet am wary of people having babies.  For me, it's simple.  I value the lives of the unborn because they're completely innocent.  Why should they be punished because their parents were stupid?

Humans are animals.  They only care about survival, and that means reproducing and creating family units so that when their health fails, someone will take care of them.  Unfortunately it rarely ever works out that way because children are parasites.  They will mooch off of their parents indefinitely. By the time they finally become independent, they don't have the resources to help their parents because they're stuck taking care of their own kids.  So the elderly are left to rot in their homes and hospices, resulting in high medical balls that everyone (ME!) ends up paying for.

There's no rational reason for bringing more people into this world.  Have you looked at the place lately?  Our world is DYING.  Social Security is collapsing.  The economy is collapsing. Education is collapsing. Government is collapsing.  Society is collapsing.  The environment is collapsing.  The next few generations are totally fucked.  There's no happy future with jetpacks and flying cars.  We're looking at something between The Great Depression and Mad Max shit.

Everyone knows this, so they try to rationalize everything with stupid shit.

  • My kid needs a sibling.  No they don't.  There's no brotherly/sisterly bond.  Many siblings can't stand each other.  I have 14 aunts and uncles.  I haven't heard from many of them in over ten years.  The few who became successful moved to Florida so they could get the fuck away from everyone else.  I care about my sister, but I don't expect anything from her.  She has her own family to take care of.
  • I need a kid to carry on my legacy.  Whatever.  You aint special. That's just your biological clock ticking making you want to spread your seed around.
  • A baby will bring the family together.  HA!  Translation: let's save my failing relationship by sealing it with blood. It doesn't work.  The moment a partner finds a better arrangement they will leave you and your kids high and dry. If not, you're stuck together in an unhappy relationship because it never gets better.
  • Things have been rough and a baby will make us happy.  HA! HA! HA! Here's what really happens.  Life immediately becomes HARDER.  You will spend the next nine months broke, bloated and worried that your partner will abandon you.  The moment the baby's out, you'll spend the next 2-3 years taking care of it while your partner berates you for not doing more.  Women get postpartum depression because they wake up and realize that they're fucked.
Of course we can all say, what's the big deal.  If people want to have families, so what.  To each their own. That would be fine if people were responsible and took care of their families, but many don't.  They want everyone else to pay for their shit.  They want foodstamps and welfare and tax breaks.  They want hundreds of dollars in earned income tax credit every year for each kid they shat out.  My people aren't allowed to marry and are discouraged from having kids because marriage and families are 'sacred." We can't  be trusted.  But we have to pay for everyone else's bullshit.  Fuck that.  If you want a baby, get a fucking cabbage patch doll and leave everyone else alone!  I would suggest a dog or cat, but many people can't even take care of them either.
BOOK REVIEW
A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin.  Fifth book in the popular Song of Fire and Ice epic fantasy series that launched the HBO show "Game of Thrones."  I liked it, but he pretty much pulled a Robert Jordan.  A thousand pages with nothing really happening.  Martin aint getting any younger.  It took him five years to release this book.  I wouldn't be surprised if he keeled over and someone else took over to wrap things up.  That's what happened with Robert Jordan and the Wheel of Time series.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

POLITICS
I'm unhappy with both sides handling of the budget and debt ceiling.  Obama and the Democrats want to tax, tax, tax, spend, spend, spend.  They're incompetent.  It's Jimmy Carter all over again. On the other side, the Republicans preach about fiscal responsibility, but they're full of shit.  They just want to give all of our money to the rich and Big Business, and then spend, spend, spend. I truly think we're fucked.  Reagan, Clinton, hell even Bush got shit done.  Now we're stuck with a bunch of morons who couldn't find their way out of a paper bag if their life depended on it.
AROUND THE WORLD
No Man's Land.  Google Street View pictures of rural prostitutes in Italy, Spain and Romania.
MOVIE REVIEW
Arthur. Remake of the 1980s cult comedy classic.  I liked it way better than I thought I would.  I can usually only take Russell Brand in small doses, but he was a hoot here.
REST IN PEACE
Randy Coots.  I went to high school with him.  His graduating class was a year after mine.  I always thought about asking him out but was afraid I wasn't good enough for him.  He was found dead on his bathroom floor this morning.  Apparently he ODed after being distraught over being lonely and losing his cat. There has been an outpouring of love and support from his straight friends, but so far none of his gay friends have made a peep.  It's Saturday.  There's a party at Adonis tonight.  They can't be bothered.  I will always regret not getting to know him better.
FOOD
Geez'l Petes. New restaurant/bar at 508 Madison in Covington that replaced the old Deadwood Saloon.  I tried them out for lunch on Friday.  I liked them.  Got a nice menu full of my favorites (quesadillas, cheesy bacon fries, burgers, hoagies, sandwiches).  Fairly affordable. I might wander over there on Monday nights after work when I've got an hour to kill waiting for my bus home.
MOVIE REVIEW
Cowboys and Aliens. It was okay.  A bit slow at times, the Western and Sci-Fi aspects just didn't quite mash up.  The plot was so predictable that by the end I was about ready to fall asleep.  I thought Daniel Craig made a great badass.  And Harrison Ford did a decent job as the curmudgeon.  But I hated the chicks.  Why does Hollywood have to always throw in romantic interests.  There was no point to them.  I thought it would've been better if it was a little more quirky and whimsical.  Doesn't have to be Predator or Unforgiven.  Let's just throw the cowboys and aliens together and have fun with the geekfest.

Friday, July 29, 2011

DOCTOR WHO
Torchwood might not be renewed. As much as I love the show, I'm not very surprised.  The new season hasn't really taken off.  I blame poor writing.  It's very dumbed down.  I think they'll probably wrap everything up with a tv-movie and a Captain Jack cameo on Doctor Who.
FOOD
Flippin' Jimmys.  New restaurant on 5th St. just a block away from where I work in Covington.  It specializes in burgers, wings and chicken strips.  They're okay.  I had a cheeseburger, waffle fries, and chicken strips and wasn't very impressed.  As Mama Sue would say, tasted like food off a truck. Very generic.  My biggest nitpick was the price.  If you're gonna charge ten bucks for a burger, it better be a ginormous monster with fancy shit on it.  It's interesting because their other location in Toledo has a menu that is not only more diverse (gyros, hot dogs, sandwiches) but cheaper too.  I'm not sure how long this place will last.
MOVIE REVIEW
The Lincoln Lawyer. Based on the popular book by Michael Connelly.  It was okay.  I'm not a big fan of legal thrillers. I agree with critics that this is one of Matthew McConaughey's best movies, but considering all the crap he's done, that aint saying much.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

MOVIE REVIEW
Rango.  Animated cowboy movie about a chameleon who accidentally becomes sheriff of a desert town.  I liked it.  Cute, but also very quirky.  I can see why Johnny Depp starred in it.  My favorite line:  "One time I coughed up an entire tribe of pygmies.  They started looking at me all weird." HA!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

FUCK LITTLE BROTHER
A woman in South Carolina is facing a jury trial and a $445 fine for violating the state's stupid obscene bumber sticker law by having a big pair of novelty testicles hanging off of her trailer hitch.  Seriously?  Do we really need to waste police manpower and court time on this nonsense?  If someone's offended by a pair of nuts, then maybe they should grow some!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

REST IN PEACE
Olympic skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson.  Distraught over a recent DUI and the suicide of his friend, and struggling with alcoholism and depression from a tragic childhood where he was molested and lost his 5-year-old sister to a drunk driver, he just couldn't take it anymore and blew his brains out.  He was only 29.

Monday, July 25, 2011

WACKY DREAM ALERT
I think my wires got crossed with Mama Sue last night.  I was in a Michaels and it was tiny.  The entire building had been sealed off with drywall so only the front registers and a small selection in the corner were available.  I asked the lady at the register what was going on and she said that thanks to the economy they had to drastically downsize.  I then started hyperventilating wondering where I would get my glitter and double-sided sticky tape.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

MOVIE REVIEW
The Disappearance of Alice Creed. British indie thriller about a girl who gets kidnapped and held for ransom by two men.  It was okay.  Most of the movie takes place in one room so it gets a bit tiresome after awhile.  But I did enjoy seeing Martin Compston naked.  And the little twist to the story was interesting.
MUSINGS
I hate shaving. If you use a nice razor, you end up spending at least $20 on replacement cartridges.  If you use the cheap disposable razors, then you end up slicing your face up.  Straight razors are nice but I'd end up cutting an artery. Bah. I wish I was a hairless twink.
MOVIE REVIEW
The Social Network.  Drama about the founding of Facebook.  I think writer Aaron Sorkin is a bit of a prick and I don't agree with his extreme left-wing politics, but I have to admit he's a great writer.  I'm not a big fan of docudramas because they distort the truth, but he certainly managed to reel me in.  I can see why the movie got so many Oscar nods.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reminds me of Bill Gates.  They're both petty vindictive little nerds who got ahead by stealing other people's shit and screwing their friends over.

The evolution of Facebook has been fascinating to watch because I remember when it was all about exclusivity.  Myspace was for morons.  You had to be in college to be on Facebook.  Hell, my login is still my old NKU e-mail address. But now everyone from your grandma to your dentist is on there.  It's become such a universal platform.  I'm curious to see where it goes from here.  I have a feeling that before long the internet is going to fracture into a group of networks.  Facebook, Google, Amazon-Ebay marketplace, Microsoft-Xbox, Disney, Rupert Murdoch, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Latin American, African, XXX redlight district, hacker central, etc. and we'll join the ones we like.
MOVIE REVIEW
Captain America: The First Avenger.  I thought Iron Man and Thor were better, but overall I really liked it.  Some folks were worried about pretty boy Chris Evans being Captain America, but I thought he did a good job.  The special effects folks deserve an Oscar for making him look small and petite.  It didn't look CGIed at all.  I also think Marvel has done a great job in bringing together all of their movies and building a franchise.  I can't wait to see everyone in The Avengers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DOCTOR WHO
DuckTales version of Doctor Who
MOVIE REVIEW
Beastly.  Romantic fantasy loosely based on a book about an arrogant high school hearthrob cursed to be ugly until he finds someone who can love him.  Lame. Failed miserably at trying to jump onto the teen romance/Twilight bandwagon.  Alex Pettyfer is very pretty, but he can't act worth shit. His other movie, I Am Number Four, was awful too.
I've decided to resume blogging.  Took a break because I was too busy settling in with my new job.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I've decided to shut down this blog.  It's mostly because I don't have time for it anymore.  But I also feel that it's time for me to withdraw from the world a bit and focus on being independent.  Thanks for reading everybody. And don't worry.  The porn blog lives on!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

FUCK OBAMA
Thanks to Obamacare, three out of ten employers will stop providing health insurance.  To my naive friends on the left who think everything's fine and dandy, will you be as happy when you wake up to find a third of your paycheck automatically being turned over to the Big Insurance companies?
POLITICS
I've been busy settling into my new job, so I haven't been able to blog much.  But here's my take on this week's top two political stories:

  • Weinergate.  I think he's a jackass and should resign.  The guy's notorious for being an arrogant jerk.  He has one of the highest staff turnover rates in Congress.  He's a huge media whore and is extremely partisan.  He cares more about playing political games than anything else.  Get the fuck out.
  • Newt Gingrich.  Another arrogant jackass.  His ENTIRE political team, from the campaign manager all the way down to the donut boy, quit in disgust.  He's a complete joke.  But he's so clueless he still thinks he's a top-tier presidential contender.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

FUCK THE FRENCH
French ban tv and radio stations from mentioning Facebook and Twitter.  Officially, it's because of a dumb socialist bureaucratic rule banning corporate advertising.  Unofficially, it's because they're pissed that America dominates the internet.
BOOK REVIEW
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi.  About a prospector who discovers a tribe of sentient little fuzzy creatures on the planet he's working on.  It's loosely based on the 1962 sci-fi classic "Little Fuzzy" by the late great H. Beam Piper.  I really liked it.  The main character's extraordinarily slick and charming.  The sci-fi concepts are interesting.  While the Fuzzies are cute and funny.  I hope they do an Avatar-like movie of it.
MOVIE REVIEW
Gnomeo and Juliet.  Animated movie about two garden gnomes who fall in love.  I thought it was cute.
MOVIE REVIEW
The Roommate.  Thriller about a girl's psycho college dorm roommate.  I didn't like it. Lame ripoff of Single White Female.
FUN WITH ARTS & CRAFTS
How to make your own Star Trek doors

Saturday, June 4, 2011

KUDOS
To British Gurkha Corporal Dipprasad Pun for single-handedly fending off a wave of 30 Taliban fighters.  He did some real Rambo shit, throwing 17 grenades, rigging up a landmine to go off as a bomb, and at one point beating the shit out of a guy with the tripod legs from his machine gun.  Can read more about it here.
MOVIE REVIEW
X-Men: First Class.  Prequel focusing on the origins of Professor Xavier, Magneto and the X-Men.  I really liked it.  I think it works best as a reboot.  When you tie it in with Wolverine and the other X-Men movies, the continuity doesn't add up and becomes a mess.