Tuesday, December 29, 2015

So what do you want to go see?

I am a really easy going guy and while I am not an optimist I can usually find the good in just about any movie or any actor. I can find at least one thing good about any movie I have seen.
Some movies make it really hard to do this (I am looking at you Cop Out) but a lot of it stems from who they got to act in the movie.
I try not to be too judgmental because everyone can have a good day or bad day and a good script or a bad one. In fact 2 categories I have , Meh and Like are pretty much the same thing just a slight variant.
This is just a small gathering of actors who I just happen to have strong enough feelings for to make note.
 Despise – These actors will cause me to actively avoid a movie.
I.E.  “I’d rather stay home and watch reruns of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers then see Knight and Day because that Diaz chick is in it”
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Jack Black
  • Jim Carrey
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Marlon Brando
  • Megan Fox
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Hayden Christensen 
  • James Franco
  • Zach Galifianakis

Meh* –These actors I can go either way with. ..
I.E. “Well the premise sounds novel and it looks cool” Some of these have been on my "despise" list before but have redeemed themselves one way or another. Im looking at you Sean Penn.
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Hayden christensen
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Sean Penn
  • Kevin Hart
  • Russell Crowe
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Leonardo DiCaprio

Like* – If they are in the movie and it sounds good well their involvement is an added bonus. This list would be the largest as most films fall into this category.
  • Tom Cruise
  • Mel Gibson
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Brad Pitt
  • Chris Pratt
  • Nick Cage
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Jason Statham
  • Bruce Campbell 
  • Michael Fassbender

Adore – I will go see a movie just because they are in it. “Let’s go see that new Depp flick”
  • Johnny Depp
  • George Clooney
  • Denzel Washington
  • Cary Grant
  • Tom Hanks
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Will Smith
  • Liam Neeson
  • Harrison Ford
  • Hugh Jackman

Friday, December 18, 2015

Blood sucking vermin

I give up in trying to understand you people.

8ish years ago everyone was running around thinking about “CHANGE” and Barack Obama was elected into the White House not because he was the best candidate but because of his color.
It was novel, it was new and it was history making to think that a man of color could be elected to the highest office in the land.
I get it.
I thought it was cool too.
But then his administration began and people flipped out
“He’s horrible!” and “He is a socialist” and “He isn’t even American!” and “He isn’t even Christian!” was proclaimed throughout the land.
However, rather than oh, I don’t know, kick him out of office via the impeachment process,
What did the American populous do?

Now contrary to what you might think this is not a post about bashing Obama.
My personal view is all politicians are vile and all politicians are liars.
Some get caught like Nixon and Clinton and some don’t like Bush and Reagan.
An honest man in the White House would not last a year. It’s just the system we built.
We vote for the person who sucks the least.
It’s like trying to pick which sword to be impaled with because no matter what you are still getting stabbed.

This is a post bashing the American people.
Right now Donald Trump is in the lead as the Republican candidate.
This dude has already shown that he is a lout, a cretin, a privileged oaf who has no business being in any position of power.
If he were a Walmart Manager no one would want to work for him and he has a chance of becoming president?

I am pretty sure that Hillary is going to make it into office this time because it would be novel and new and history making again.
I am just scared that Trump will get elected because it would be novel too.

I have never considered abandoning my country before until I heard he was the republican front runner.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Do it again

You know, there is the old cliché of the ancient old man lying on his bed.
He has the covers pulled up to his chin and a pained expression on his face

“Oh why!?” he laments
“If only I had it to do over again! I would give my very soul to have my life to do over again! I would do everything so differently!”

Not me though
While I made so many mistakes. Maybe I am not a complete failure but it is so close I can smell its fetid breath (smells like pastrami)
Nope I would not give my soul to do it over again
I don’t need to be there to witness my senior year of high school
Or the time I played the troll in the 3 Billy goats gruff in the 1st grade
I don’t need to be there for my first kiss or to see Star Wars for the first time.
But I would give my very soul to do my kids life over again.

But to see my kids first step? Yeah in heartbeat.
To be able to read to them a bedtime story again or tickle them into submission?
Dressing up for Halloween or picking out the right valentine for a school mate (Should we get Hello Kitty or Kim Possible?)
Big hugs and little kisses, scared cries and silly giggles, messy shirts and holding little hands
Oh hell yeah.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Age is just a number

I’ve been silent on here more and more. I don’t think I have lost my muse though, it’s just my brain is not working the way it should. You know how in your computer you have 2 kinds of memory? You have RAM and ROM.
ROM is for your programs. It is your hard drive that holds everything you save. It keeps the machine running.
RAM memory is the things you do when you use it. It is continually changing and updating to what you are currently using and erases everything when you power off.

Well in my brain computer it seems like everything is RAM. I can’t seem to make a memory.
My recall has gone from having an eidetic memory, to the point where I could walk into a memory and see everything in it. I have full recall of everything I ever watched. It was easy to recall this actor was in this movie with this person.
Now it is a struggle. I can’t even recall a movie I watched a couple months ago.

I think it was the ADD medicine I was on a couple of years ago. Scrambled my synapses.
Maybe it is onset Alzheimer’s even? There are times I seem to be able to get confused and I not know where I am on a drive I have made every day for the past 30 years.
I thinks its the continual stress from money woes that just wont go away.
Maybe I am just getting old.
Probably all 3.   um...4