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Schiff Hits the Fan December 8, 2019

Posted by Retired Geezer in Movies, News.
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Here’s a cartoon for your enlightenment.

Venom vs. A Star is Born December 27, 2018

Posted by geoff in Movies, News.
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Finally got around to seeing Venom. I wanted to see it back when it came out, but my brother’s girlfriend made us all go watch A Star is Born instead. A Star is Born was pretty good, but I figured it was no Venom.

Until I saw Venom.

Here’s how they compare:

A Star is Born Venom
Plot You knew what was going to happen before you walked into the theater, so N/A, I guess? You knew what was going to happen 5 minutes after you walked into the theater, so slight advantage to Venom?
Action In this case, “Action” = “Music” which was outstanding. Meh. No tension and no amazing moments.
Babes Flunk. Double Flunk.
Repartee None. The only fun part of the movie.

So, surprisingly similar. Very basic plots, no compelling action, no eye candy: it comes down to songs vs. fun dialog.

I guess another difference would be movie prep: bring tissues to A Star is Born and alcohol to Venom.

Although the lost opportunity that was Venom might make you weep.

A Different Sort of Viewing Recommendation October 1, 2016

Posted by geoff in Godzilla, Movies, Pop Culture, Stupid shit.
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Godzilla Shin, featuring the biggest Godzilla everrrrrrr, is showing at select theaters from 10/11 to 10/18.

If you don’t live near one of those theaters, move closer to one of those theaters.

You’ve got two weeks.

Parker Walbeck February 26, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Movies.
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This guy is an amazing cinematographer.

Enjoy.

Portal: No Escape November 18, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Entertainment, Movies, Technology.
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Portal is a breakthrough videogame unlike any that preceded it. The premise was that you had a ‘Portal Gun’ that created two different ‘ teleportation gates’. When you entered one, you came out the other one. You used the portals to solve platform escape puzzles. It’s a pretty fun game for all ages.
Here’s the Wiki:

I have no idea if there is a movie in the works but I just saw this video on YouTube.
It looks excellent.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter March 18, 2012

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Art, Entertainment, Heroes, History, Honor, Movies, Politics, Pop Culture, WTF?.
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Note the sweet ax gun at the end.

“It is important to know the title before you begin—then you know what you are writing about.” Nadine Gordimer May 12, 2011

Posted by skinbad in Movies, Philosophy.
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Rude Huns with Bad Runs

Dude Runs with Rad Guns

Lewd Sons with Screwed Buns

Nude Nuns on Young Sons

Nude Buns on Big Nuns

Nude Nuns make Bad Puns

Ahhh! Got it!

The Most Difficult Thing to Say Ever April 16, 2011

Posted by daveintexas in Art, Ballistics, Blogroll, Commenting Tips, Crime, Ducks, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Food, Gardening, Handblogging, Heroes, History, Honor, Humor, Law, Literature, Lurkers, Man Laws, Movies, Music, Nature Shit, News, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Politics, Pop Culture, Religion, Science, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Sitemeter, Sports, Stupid shit, Technology, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, Travel, Websites, Women Ranting, WTF?.
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Michael, it seems you were right.

Wow.  That was difficult.

I mentioned after the big unusual freezes here that I keep saying are unusual AND YET we’ve had em back to back for the past two winters, that I thought we lost both sago palms.  I didn’t even bother looking at this one until today.

Look closer…

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I can haz towel? April 11, 2011

Posted by skinbad in Art, Ducks, Food, Handblogging, History, Movies, Pop Culture, Sex, Women Ranting.
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See “North Face” thread for explanation.

Meow? Um. MEOW??

Owl City – Fireflies January 30, 2011

Posted by Michael in Movies.
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Vodpod videos no longer available. 

Pimp Dave’s Ride January 9, 2011

Posted by daveintexas in Art, Ballistics, Heroes, Humor, Movies, Nature Shit, Sex, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Women Ranting, WTF?.
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Seen at retail car proprietorship, on the way home.  Lots of retired cop cars.

Normally I would assume these things would be handled by wholesalers.  Never seen a retail lot full of them before.. there’s four rows of these things.

I’m not a betting man, but if I were I’d bet you a paycheck I’ve ridden in at least three of these.

Not in the front seat.

IB wimmins want to know – Part Deux November 10, 2010

Posted by daveintexas in Economics, Food, Movies, Philosophy.
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Recently kevlarchick posed the question “why don’t you guys smile more in family photos”?  We offered up all sorts of excuses theories wild-ass guesses explanations, honestly I’m not sure we really know.

It doesn’t seem to be a new thing though.  I found this old tin type of my Great great great great grand-Dave in Alabama, having been captured by a couple a Rebel troops.   It was taken in 1864 during the great War of Northern Aggression.

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No smiles here, no sirree.  That’s him in the chair, lookin all worried like.  It turned out ok though – he was a new recruit to the Alabama 57th Infantry Regiment and didn’t get the memo about grey uniforms.  They finally let him go.  Gave him a big bowl o grits with some red eye gravy and said “go shoot yerself a buncha Yankees, Davey-boy”.