Wednesday, December 30, 2009
HONORABLE MENTION: TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
This movie got torn to shreds in reviews. And I was really let down about it, to the point I refused to see it. But, a friend talked me into going opening night, and I loved the hell outta this movie. To me, this one was more close to the cartoon than the first movie. The twin autobots were annoying yes, but the fact that we finally got to see the banter and relationship of Megatron and Starscream take form was enough for me. Plus, Jetfire fusing with Optimus Prime? Too awesome.
SURPRISED THE HELL OUTTA ME MENTION: GI JOE RISE OF COBRA
I hate Stephen Sommers movies. The Mummy movies are insanely mediocre, and Van Helsing? UGH. So I didn't bother with this until a couple of loyal GI Joe fans told me they enjoyed it, so I gave it a watch and surprisingly, this was a pretty damn entertaining movie. And if they make a sequel, I'll be there at the theater to check it out.
Now, on with the top 10....
10. Sherlock Holmes
Good to see Guy Richie back making good movies. Madonna was holding him down. Excellent movie.
True this movie has been around for a couple years now, but it's official release was this year, so it's going on this list. A great buddy comedy for every nerd out there.
8. I Love You, Man
The best bromance comedy ever made.
7. The Hangover
I didn't see this in theaters, the hype was too much for me. So I had to wait till it died down to kinda see it with fresh eyes. And even though this year had quite a few funny movies, this was the years best comedy.
6. Drag Me To Hell
Sam Raimi showing that he still had it when it comes to horror films. I'm sure if he made this R rated and just let loose it woulda been higher up on this list, but I was very pleased with this movie.
5. District 9
Wow. Somewhere deep inside me, I feel this should truly be the best movie of the year. But I think the hype for this movie was so high I expected way too much from this movie.
So, Liam Neeson is a certified bad ass. I think they coulda easily called this movie Jason Bourne Is A Douche Bag. Bryan Mills would kick the crap out of anyone and anything. The throat chop, good god the throat chop.
3. Star Trek
Epic. Of course I am a bit biased, I am the son of two trekkies, so Star Trek is in my blood.
2. Inglourious Basterds
Tarantinos best movie since Pulp Fiction.
Once again, Pixar takes the top spot for the year. Their movies are just too damn good. Next year we see Toy Story 3. But, will it be the best of 2010? Hard to say, Tron Legacy is on its way.
So that's it. Don't get all pissy if I didn't put Avatar in here cause guess what? That movie kinda blew. And if you're upset cause The Hurt Locker and Zombieland had no mentions, well, I didn't get a chance to see them yet. Sorry.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Well, today was the day, I went down, snagged some Dominos, and got ready for some PIZZA! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
I took the first bite.......... and........... it tastes............ the same. Uh, what? The same crappy cheese. The same bland nasty sauce. Then I got to the crust, and noticed that, the crust now has sprinkles of garlic all over it. Yay?
So, final verdict, don't fall for this NEW PIZZA NEW RECIPE crap. It's still the same old nasty crappy Dominos. Just with garlic on the crust. FAIL.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Grandpa Ruins Christmas - Watch more Funny Videos
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Visually? Awesome looking movie. The 3D? Stupid. Most of the movie I didn't even feel like I was watching a 3D movie. Only time I was reminded was when the random bug flew across in the movie in all crazy 3D. Whatever.
The storyline? Stupid cliche crap. Same ol same ol formula. What am I talking about? You know the story, guy doesn't give a crap, just doin his job, but uh oh, he starts to care! And then regrets it and wants to help! Uh oh! The girl he also didn't care about, he now loves! But she finds out he hasn't been truthful! So now she hates him! But, she forgives him randomly and it's ok now. Yeah, part of the story for Avatar was ripped off from 10 Things I Hate About You.... Shes All That.... and a slew of other teeny bopper movies.
The movie is pretty to look at, but if you saw Dances With Wolves, and some teeny bopper movies where the main guy has a secret only for the girl to find out and get mad about it but later just forgive, then you have seen Avatar.
Oh, and whoever said THIS WILL CHANGE MOVIES FOREVER, needs to just blow it out their ass. This movie was more predictable then any movie I have seen recently. GI JOE THE RISE OF COBRA had a more original story line than this movie.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Now, like I said, The Shield came to it's finale last year, 2008. Which means it did not have any new episodes in 2009. All I could think of is possible re-runs here and there maybe. So The Pittsburgh Post knows that The Shield is so good, that the re-runs for it, are better than most shows of 2009. I dig that news.
Now, can we please get The Shield Movie off the ground already?! Thanks!
Now, I will admit, from the previews and commercials, Wild Hogs looked AWFUL. But, a bored night, we gave it a watch, and holy hell it was funny stuff. I constantly quote that movie every time I see a biker now. And there are quite a few people who felt like I did at first, and I told them to give a try, they did, and they agreed, it was pretty damn funny. What? Don't believe me? Fine, here!
Well, no more Wild Hogs 2, no more dreams, no nothing. Sad day for me, sad day.
Fanboys all around are jizzing in their pants over the news that Bryan Singer is going to come in and direct the prequel X-Men movie. Yippie. If there is one thing I don't understand more than remakes, it's prequels. Most movies that get prequels are movies about characters which of whom we already know the past of. Why not make an original movie? Or make a movie about made up characters where we have no idea what past they had? On top of that, X Men and X Men 2 were alright. I don't get what was so fantastic about X Men 2, people cry about the Wolverine movie but they didn't seem to mind the N*SYNC in X Men 2.
On top of that, Bryan Singer sucks. Look what he did to Superman. That was on the same level as HULK. Complete garbage. I don't wanna see Superman get beat up by Kumar, thanks. Anyways, X Men Origins: First Class is what this is called, it comes out god knows when, 2012 probably. Whatever.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Yeah, that's right. This is a review about the new animated Disney movie, Princess And The Frog. Most people that know me know that I have been a huge Disney fan my entire life. And when I heard the creators behind Aladdin and The Little Mermaid were back doing another animated Disney movie, I knew I had to check it out.
It's been 5 years since Disney has put out a 2D animated movie. And for me, it has been quite a few years since Disney has put out a really GOOD 2D animated movie. So I had my hopes and my doubts about this movie going in. But, it has my hero in it, John Goodman, and Keith David as the voice of the villain? It was smooth sailing once the movie started.
The Princess And The Frog is the best animated Disney movie since The Lion King. It's been a long time since Disney has been able to capture that magic it used to deliver in its movies. With great characters and great voices to go with the characters. The animation of course is top notch, the story is pretty great and actually had a nice little twist that I didn't see coming at the end. Everything worked perfect and as for Keith David as the villain The Shadow Man AKA Dr. Facilier, well, he will go down as one of the all time best villains in Disney history. And I really hope to see him walking around Disneyland next time I go. That is another reason I think I liked this movie so much. It was such a good movie, that I hope to see some of these characters running around New Orleans Square at Disneyland at some point.
Anyways, if you long for the days of some good old Walt Disney Animated movies like Aladdin, then Disney has made a triumphant return to doing what they used to do best.
10/10 (Mainly because of Disney making its return to making great 2D animated movies.)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Someone just asked me if I wanted to touch pokens. Poken? WTH. I have never heard of this thing before. Am I that out of touch with modern technology?
People are running around with these little USB devices that look like animals and stuff and have 4 fingers. Then they touch them together ( a "High 4"?)and exchange social network information.
Remember when you used to just ask someone for their number? Now I guess you ask for their facebook or twitter? Only these poken things took away that step. You don't even ask- just touch each others poken. I want to laugh now, but I wonder if everyone is going to buy poken things. A year from now I might be the only person without one of these things. I already feel like I'm the only one without an iPhone.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
New Years Day, Logo will give us a Buffy Marathon. From 6 in the morning, until MIDNIGHT. Yeah, 18 hours of Buffy. Can you handle that? And after that the show will air weeknights at 6pm & 7pm and also 2am & 3am starting Jan. 4. Over on MTV, they will also offer up a marathon, the series premieres with an 8-hour marathon on Sunday, January 10, 2010 starting at 11am. Then it will regularly air on MTV weekdays at 11am starting Monday, January 11.
So there you have it, capitalizing on the vampire craze that is going on, MTV is bringing back Buffy. Works for me, make that 1 good show on MTV. Nerds Of Doom for life!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
There is no way in hell that they would do this. If anything, this seems like Sam Raimi leaking an insane story to pull a joke on fanboys on the internet and get them all riled up. So, calm down, this is not happening, sure Malkovich could play The Vulture, and sure, Hathaway could play Felicia, but THE VULTURESS?!?? Yeah, right, nice try.
Victoras Secret Models + Lingere + Explosions = Need I Say More?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Well, I did the same thing a few months ago, listened to reviews and other people, and decided I was not going to go see Transformers 2. A friend talked me into going, and I loved it. So when Terminator came out on DVD, I decided I would see if this movie was in fact the pure crap so many said it was, or if it was a good movie. Well...
It was a GOOD movie.
Now see, I'm not the nit picky douchey cry baby nerdy fanboy like 90% of movie website reviewers. If I am a fan of a franchise, I go for the entertainment, and to see where the story is going to take us. I am not going to write a whole movie off and declare it horrible just because of some small thing, like the uproar when Spiderman came out, and he shot the webs from his wrists, not from his web shooters.
So, Terminator Salvation, it's a good movie. It's not great like the first two movies, but it's not horrible. And yes, I did see the third movie, and I liked the third movie as well, mainly because of the ending. And Arnold kicking over an ambulance. I'm not gonna sit here like most reviews and describe the entire damn plot, because you already know it, what I will tell you is that if you are a fan of the Terminator movies, and not the nit picky cry baby type, and just wanna see some incredible action and see where the story takes us for a new Terminator, you will enjoy this. People saying the acting is horrible and theres no emotion to anyone, well if you paid attention to the movie, they're kinda in the middle of a losing war, and have been at it for quite a few years, and have seen everyone they love around them die at the hands of machines, their emotions are kinda shot. As for the action scenes, they're incredible. Just go watch it, stop listening to insane reviewers, and go pick it up.
This is a sequel and continues the story where the third left off, but at the same time, you can almost look at it as a prequel to the first movie as well. I dug it, and if they do end up making another, I will be there opening weekend to check it out, reviewers are worthless to me now. People like Chris Gore are complete idiots. And I have no use for them.
As for how the picture and sound looks, come one people, it's a Terminator movie on Blu Ray. It's perfect.
As for that director, McG. Sir, I forgive you for the Chalies Angels movies. You did good this time. I would high five you if I saw you.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Shield is the best show in the history of the television set. Seriously. And if anyone challenges me on this, then I will run through a wooden fence and beat you down Strike Team style.
Anyways, Benito Martinez (Aceveda), Catherine Dent (Danni), Kenny Johnson (Lem), David Marciano (Steve Billings), Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine) and David Rees Snell (Ronnie), will all appear in episode 12 of this season, the plot being about how Tim Roth and his partner thinks they might have sent the wrong man to prison. I have never watched Lie To Me before, but I think it's time I do some catching up. Especially since Shawn Ryan, the creator of The Shield, has taken over as showrunner for Lie To Me this season. The episode will be titled "Pied Piper" and should air in the spring.
I have been to quite a few concerts in my life, rock concerts, even country concerts, from big venues, to small bars, and I gotta say. Kiss is the best concert I have ever been to in my entire life. Heres how the night went...
My wife was reluctant to go, she wasn't a big fan at all, she liked a couple of their songs, but that's about it. But were one of those mushy couples where we are married, but were also best friends, so she came along. I also took my nephew. As my older brother did for me with music and movies, I have done the same with him. I am 16 years older than he is, but I have practically raised the kid and he knows all about good music, such as Kiss. So he was excited, but had no idea what he was in for.
We got to the arena pretty early, mainly because the arena is connected to the mall where we ate some burgers at Margaritaville, then walked over and got in line and entered the arena. The band Buckcherry opened up, I never liked them, so my interest was zero. Thankfully they finished up, and then the wait began for Kiss.... here is video taken of Kiss taking the stage from my iPhone....
Yeah, I marked out a bit. Well Kiss rocked the place, played stuff from their new CD, Sonic Boom, and even played stuff all the way back from their first album. They played a couple hits, Doctor Love, I Love It Loud, and then Rock N Roll All Night. Then, Paul told us all goodnight, and they left the stage. Needless to say, I was pleased with the show, but was a little let down that they didn't play any of their huge hits. Well, I got worked, as the giant light up letters KISS started flashing, so we cheered louder and harder, until Kiss took the stage once again, and Paul grabbed the mic and said "I get the feeling that you all aren't ready to go home yet." He was right, then he informed us of encores and other bands, how bands will always leave the stage and then wait and listen for the cheers and decide if they should encore or not. Some bands come back, play one last song, then leave. But tonight, Kiss will give us the longest encore we've ever heard. That's when Shout It Out Loud started up, Love Gun, Lick It Up, and Detroit Rock City finally closed down the encore. Greatest concert I have ever been to. Kiss has still got it, after 35 years. The aftermath? As for myself, I am a bigger fan of Kiss than I was before, I plan to purchase the Kissology DVDs once I can afford them. My nephew? Is now obsessed with Kiss. And the wife who was a very minor fan? Well, shes now ripping my Kiss CDs to her computer to put on her iPod, yeah, she was converted to a Kiss fan.
So, if you are a hardcore Kiss fan, of course you will be pleased. But for the casual fans, the small fans, and even if you only know a song or two, buy tickets to a KISS concert, it will change your view and opinions on the band. And you just might become one of us... THE KISS ARMY.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
10: Casino Royale
Yeah, Casino Royale is number 10. Why? Because it brought back JAMES BOND. One of the most iconic characters in film history. To me, Bond died, many years ago, after Goldeneye, the Bond films were complete crap. They measured up to the Charlies Angels movies. CGI crazy action scenes that were idiotic at best. So, along comes Casino Royale, with one of the most stunning opening scenes of the decade, gone was the insane CGI and along came awesome chases and a great story, and the return of 007.
9: Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy
I don't care how much idiots on the internet bitch and cry, the first movie was awesome, and the second two movies were perfect. The 2nd movie had a great cliffhanger ending that I didn't see coming, and the third movie ended perfectly. Why? Well because it showed Disney had some balls. Ending with a somewhat dark ending that no one saw coming. Also, it gave us Keira Knightley. Thanks.
8: Grizzly Man
"Timothy loved zee bears." A quote said all the time since I saw this documentary. I saw Man On Wire, and all of Michael Moores films, and many more, but to me, this is the best documentary of the decade. A very interesting character of a human and his insane adventures, all documented until he wound up dying for it.
7: Rocky Balboa/Rambo
Rocky is epic. Rambo is epic. But Rocky V and Rambo 3 left us with a sour taste in our mouths. And after such a long time, it was a sad feeling to know we would never get a real ending to the Rocky saga, or if John Rambo would ever make it home for that meal he wanted so bad. On top of that, action movies had gone to crap. Gone were the icons of action, and in we now had Vin Diesel and The Rock. Ugh. But, Stallone woke up one day, probably after watching XXX for the first time, and said enough was enough. And gave us the Rambo film we had all be hungry for. And, gave us the proper ending to Rockys long journey that made up for Rocky V. Thank you Stallone.
6: Lost In Translation
I don't know what it is exactly. My love for all things Bill Murray probably, but this movie was simply amazing. Now, I know like The Wrestler, the ending was ruined for the fact that, it was all left up to the viewer as to what happened in the end. But with Lost In Translation, it worked. It makes my lil heart grow 10 times bigger and gives me a little teary eyed in the end. Fuck it, I love this movie.
5: The 40 Year Old Virgin
Welcome back edgy R Rated comedies. For a long time all we had was the likes of The Farrely Brothers and a string of lousy R rated comedies that had zero jokes and comedic moments and relied on poop jokes. But Judd Apatow came along, and comedy was reborn. Comedy with characters you cared about and loved. And The Farrely Brothers haven't been seen since, or well, they have, but no one cared.
4: Shaun Of The Dead
I have talked about movies that brought back R rated comedies, and brought back action heroes and good times. But this brought back great horror comedies. Back in the 80s, there was some great ones, Night Of The Creeps is a classic horror comedy. But, all we had left these days was Scary Movies and other bullshit. But along with this being a great horror comedy, it is also a romantic comedy at its heart, with zombies. I have yet to find one person that did not like this movie, and there is a reason for that, I don't socialize with morons. Because you have to be a moron to not like this movie.
3: The Dark Knight
We have had a couple great comic book movies. Iron Man, Spiderman 2, X Men 2, but The Dark Knight is on another level. Out of all the comic book movies made this decade and before, this is considered The Godfather of comic book movies. If a third movie is never made, I am fine with that, because how could it possibly be topped?
2: The Lord Of The Rings
Like it or not, these movies were the Star Wars of this generation. Sorry, but the Star Wars prequels don't count for shit. What is there to really say about these movies that everyone hasn't already heard hundreds of times? I just hope someday Peter Jackson will return to this same type of movie, and give us a Legend Of Zelda movie.
1: Pixar Movies
The best movie of the past decade? Wall*E, Up, Monsters Inc, and so on. Just go and read my reviews for their films. Pixar knows how to make movies, and make them right. They are flawlessly great films, one right after another.
First up we have this girl, who is making a nice little video for her Youtube channel....decides to see what all her silly friends are talking about with this cup video, so she throws it on and tapes herself reacting. It's always great when we get to see the tears well up before the puke has to get held down:
Next up we have some bad ass marines, they're the toughest of the tough....but the 2 girls and the 1 cup even kick THEIR ass. Gotta love the guy in the back, who tries to hide that he's holding his puke down.....by smiling!
Next we have someone who decided to bring someone with a little more experience into this. That's right, good old Grandma would surely have an explanation for all this. Her reaction is horror movie-esque, as she definitely looks horrified:
And finally we save the best for last, we've got an expert on the situation. Everything is settled right here, as the legendary Space Man from KISS himself, Ace Frehley checks out the video. And in true Ace fashion, he puts it all in perspective:
Friday, November 27, 2009
Gellieman - Aisha!
Holy fart beans, this shit had me in tears the first time I watched it, which was many years ago, and even today, gives me major chuckles.
I don't play World Of Warcraft, but I do play some online games, and I understand what it's like to have to group together to win something, only to have one person be an complete idiot and fuck everything up. Which is hilarious.
Im The Juggernaut Bitch!
One of the greatest videos of our generation. Years old, yet still quoted to the day. So far this is the only web video I have seen that had something taken from it and used in an actual movie. Even though the usage of the line was horrible, and the movie itself was even worse, it was still quite the accomplishment for these guys.
Crazy German Kid
I don't know what the hell this kid is saying, but the fact that it isn't in any English at all, is what makes this video pure magic.
And.......... the greatest web video of all time................
GRAPE LADY FALLS!!!!!!
Yep, that's right, the stupid bitch tries to pull a little joke by telling the other lady to stop, but she goes faster, big funny joke huh? Then? BAM, FAIL, SPLAT, laughs had by me every time I see this bitch fail. Thank you stupid grape lady.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
What started it all was the wife, she wanted to go see New Moon, I was a little hesitant, mainly because if I was to go to the movies, there were other movies on the "want to see" list before New Moon, well, New Moon wasn't even on that list. But she insisted I check it out. So, I had to see the first movie, which I did today, and then went and saw New Moon. And my thoughts on them?
I'm not a film snob, where I demand perfect acting and lighting and camera work and a perfect plot or else I will write the whole movie off. The first Twilight was entertaining and decent, even though the Cullens manage to drive from Washington to Arizona in a matter of a couple hours. Whatever, it's a movie. And as for New Moon, I thought it was better than Twilight. My only gripe being is the two heroes of the movies, Jacob and Edward, really need to stop all the damn whining. My favorite character is Emmit. Edwards brother. He's just down to party and have a good time. He doesn't spend his days in depression. SPOILERS BELOW...
In closing I will say, they're not bad movies, they're not great movies. But these movies really weren't aimed at the 27 year old geek males. But, I'm cool with them, me and Twilight can exist in a world together, I'll even go far as saying that, New Moon ends on a cliffhanger, and I was a little pissed about it, I wanted more. Can't just drop a bombshell on me and leave me hangin!
So yeah, if you like some vampires and werewolves, or sorry, SHAPESHIFTERS, and haven't read the books, you just might be a little be into these movies. As for me, my ticket for Eclipse is bought, and I'll be there to check it out. Damnit. I don't see why these movies get such a bad wrap for being bad movies. I have seen MUCH worse, I will gladly sit through another round of Twilight and New Moon over ever having to see Van Helsing or The Mummy movies ever again.
Oh, and if you're wondering if I'm Team Edward or Team Jacob, at this point? I'm on the fence. Both need to do a bit of, "Manning up" before I can decide really. But I can say that I'm leaning a bit more on the Jacob side, mainly because he gave me a new word to call sissy guys, which is Marshmellow.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have been a fan of Jackass since it first appeared on MTV. Along with Jackass, was the little known videos that Bam Margera did called CKY. Which was also featured in episodes of Jackass. Well, The first two Jackass movies were hilarious. And Jackass 2.5 or whatever, was pretty fun even though it was just old deleted stuff from the previous movies.
Well, now the big news was announced by Paramount. Jackass 3 is on the way. And this time, Knoxville and company will be destroying themselves and pulling off pranks in full on 3D. I will be there, opening night, 3D glasses and all.
Normally I don't give a shit about this attention whore, but this is pretty awesome to watch. First she gets drunk, then turns on her web cam, and calls us all bitches, then waves a gun in our face and grounds us! Oh, and the fact that this video is longer than The Godfather! Seriously. This crazy bitch went insane for us on her web cam for a few minutes longer than The Godather movie. For those that don't know, The Godfather runs about 2 hours and 55 minutes. Yeah. If you manage to sit through this entire video, then you win some kind of award.
And since she has made her video private now, you can just laugh at this little moment from those painful 3 hours...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Yes, and yes. If you are even the smallest fan of the original Star Wars films, you will be having nostalgia moments all through playing this game. The controls are very simple and smooth, and the graphics are pretty great. The sounds are all the sounds from the movie, even the John Williams score is there. What is even cooler about the game is in between levels, depending if you failed, or passed the mission, you get actual cut scenes from Episode IV. Check out the video below for more.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Other than that, we will also be back to updating regularly. I will also be doing a review of Call Of Duty: World At War: Zombies for the iPhone.
Till then, check this out...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I also filmed an all new video, a cooking video. That's right. Learn the secret of the Potato Drop! Coming at ya Monday.
Now excuse me while I go get drunk. Till the next video is posted, here is Hilary Duff as a vampire. Because vampire chicks are hot, and I don't care what people say, Hilary Duff is hot. And I would do many things to her that would be frowned upon by every church in the country.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Hot Girls Risky Business Fail - Watch more Funny Videos
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Ultra-Realistic Modern Warfare Game Features Awaiting Orders, Repairing Trucks
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
And then one day some stupid snooty bitches from BYU, start giving her a hard time! They start talkin shit, they throw elbows into her awesome chest, they tug on her shorts, so Elizabeth Lambert, turned into LAMBERT 3:16 and decided to dish come back. What the snooty BYU bitches didn't realize, was Elizabeth Lambert isn't one to be messed around with. Don't go throing an elbow if you don't want a face full of soccer ball. Thanks. Watch the video, watch number 7 on the white team act like a stupid lil bitch, she throws an elbow into Elizabeths chest. So guess what happens then? Its called Elizabeth VS BYU. And Elizabeth wins.
We understand that due to her actions, Elizabeth Lambert was banned. Which is total bullshit. Had this happened in England, she would have MAYBE gotten tossed from the game, or a foul thrown in her face. And now she feels all sorry and bad about it, look Elizabeth, 99% of the internet saw what those girls were doing, and you were just defending yourself. So don't worry. You are still awesome in our eyes, and now thousands of guys wanna marry your sexy lil bad ass self.
Also here is where they really screwed up, for the first time in the history of the planet Earth. People are actually giving a shit about womens college soccer. And they go and ban the reason for it. Good job.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Phillies and Yankees Fans Brawl in Parking Lot - Watch more Funny Videos
THREE MEN AND A BRIDE IS HEADED TO A THEATER NEAR YOU!
Guttenberg broke the news just the other day.
"Disney's developing Three Men and a Bride. That's going to be a smash. A smash hit. They're bringing everybody back for that. Nobody knows
about it. I'm the first to talk about it.”
Works for me, I'm a fan of the first two movies, so why not? I'll be there opening weekend.
Our Old Blog " Devon Lohan" was filled with fantastic recipes and great food reviews. It's hard to believe the Potato Drop sensation started almost 3 years ago. We have decided to revisit this classic. The following includes the original Potato Drop post as well as a followup "My Experience" post by Money D. and the 4 Minute Microwave Method. Enjoy.
My Favorite Way to Make a Baked Potato ( in the Oven)
It's a simple and easy thing to make, and cheap. I mean you can get a 5 lb bag of potatoes for maybe 3 bucks or a very nice loose Russet for less than a buck.
You can even microwave these biotches. But sometimes the potato doesn't come out right. You might cook it for an hour and it's still raw. Then a few minutes later it's overcooked.
In future posts we will discuss all the great toppings ( broccoli and cheddar, chives/sour cream/bacon/cheddar/butter, creamed chipped beef, you know, whatever).
BUT right Now I'm talking the basic baked potato. I will talk about Microwaves ( remember, times vary!) but this is how I cook my perfect baked potato in the fuckin oven.
1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
2. Rinse the potato and rub coarse salt all over the skin
3. When the oven is ready just sit the potato right on the rack. It should take about 45 minutes for a medium potato. The skin should be crisp and the inside should be soft. You will be able to push through it.
Very Important Step: THE DROP
When you take the potato out.. Well I worked in a restaurant for many years and I am used to sticking my bare hands in ovens and broilers. So I will just grab it. You may need an oven mitt or some tongs or other utensil. If you have sensitive hands, playing "hot potato" may also accomplish this, especially if your floor is very clean. But, the way IIII do it is: I take the potato out and wrap it in foil or securely in a paper towel ( for reasons that will soon become obvious the potato should be covered).
Then from a height of about 5-6 feet I drop the potato directly on the floor ( I guesss you could put some wax paper there or something). This step is crucial to making an awesome potato because this smashes it and makes it very fluffy. It breaks the skin and the spuds splatter out.
ALTERNATE: If you don't want to drop it or have dirty floors or prefer hitting things, you can do this another way. Take it out and sit it on a plate/counter/cutting board. Put a couple paper towels on top and start "chopping" or beating it. I would say 2-3 swift blows are sufficient. I can best describe the proper strike as a "karate chop" but with fingers bent/half-closed. This will create the same effect as the floor drop.
Season and Eat: For the basic potato I will stick to salt, pepper and butter. After dropping it the potato skin may open on its own. Or you may need to tear/cut it down the middle. It should be fluffy enough. If not, flake it some with your fork. You know how Thomas's English Muffins have nooks and crannies for the butter to seep in? A good potato is kinda like that. It will have lots of little cracks and fissures where toppings will sink. if not, you want to make some wth your fork. Then I sprinkle salt. Then pepper. Then butter. I find this order of condiment application to be crucial.
Then you eat it. I won't tell you how to enjoy your potato, but I eat the skin( usually first just like I do with Birthday cake) and then scoop out and mix up the insides. I like to save the most buttery pices for last and rub them around in any salt and pepper residue.
The Now Famous Potato Drop - My Experience...
So ever since I read the now famous potato recipe from Ultra Entertainment, I've had the urge to try it since it sounded good. Now I've had my fair share of potatoes and enjoy it as a side to steak or shrimp etc., but this potato turned out to be good enough to be a meal in itself. I had my fiance follow the recipe and see just how good it would be. The first observation was that we needed to put it in a little longer, as the 45 minutes that was called for didn't quite have it done all the way, but after 20 minutes extra it was good to go, so the time in the oven will vary based on the oven you have. So as we took it out, our next step was the most odd and probably a step you won't find in any other recipe, which is why this step is known as the famous "drop." So as the recipe states, we held the potato up about a little over 5 feet, then dropped it right to the floor, SPLAT! We had the potato wrapped in foil, but as stated , the drop opened the potato up and some splattered out a little. First thing we noticed after looking inside after the drop, was how soft and fluffy the potato was, the drop had worked to perfection! This was definitely the magic touch to this perfect potato. Now I added the butter, which was low fat for me since i try to eat semi-healthy. Next up I added my own personal touch by substituting salt/pepper for a personal favorite of mine, Mrs. Dash. The result? Perfection! This was honestly the best potato I ever remember eating. After eating about half of it, I decided to break out some sour cream n test that out, and its another great compliment to the perfect potato i must say. One part that really stood out was the skin. The recipe calls for salt to be rubbed all over the potato before it goes in the oven, and now the skin was full of flavor. I usually don't eat the skin as its normally pretty flavorless, but this time i ate the whole potato, skin and all.
So I give two thumbs way up for this recipe and definitely recommend for anyone who is looking to make the perfect potato, you will definitely taste the difference!
Late Night 4 Minute Baked (Nuked) Potato
I'm sitting down with a 30 second soft pretzel to write about a 4 minute potato.
I wrote about making the perfect baked potato before.. Well, here is how to make the speedy microwaved version.
While I prefer cooking with a real oven ( and try to avoid the microwave, Foreman grills,etc) sometimes it's just not practical. I said in my potato post that it would take 45 minutes to cook. Well that's on the low end. A full hour might be necessary. But with some easy prep work the microwave works just fine.
The other night I found myself hungry and didn't have much in the way of convenience food. It was late. I didn't want to cook, and I didn't want to drive or eat Taco Bell or any of that stuff. I also didn't have much money. I DID have almost a full bag of potatoes from making cheese potato soup.
Being a Potato Purist, it wasn't easy popping this incredible spud in the microwave oven. I decided to risk it.
As you know one of the great things about potato preparation is it's fun. Damn fun. We get to slice them, dice them, stab, poke, smack, chop, and drop.
First I took a fork and violently stabbed the Russet about 3 dozen times. The point is to make several small holes in the potato.
Then I inserted the dish in a standard power residential microwave oven. After some brief calculations I decided the perfect time would be 4 minutes- 4:00.
And it was! It turned out perfectly. Medium potato. Average Microwave Power. 4 minutes. I hate to say it, but I think I may PREFER my microwaved version.
It's easy and CHEAP. I figure, when bought in 5 lb sack, a decent sized potato might run 30-35 cents. In about 5 minutes you can have a nice snack or meal. The possibility of toppings are endless. Or you can have it plain or a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a pat of butter. Whatever you like.
And don't forget for even more fun, DO The DROP!
And well, here is what I have to say about it... And yeah, I know the sound is screwed up, don't blame me, blame the stupid, youtube reply to this video with a video crap.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I'm sure Del would agree with me, 100%
Monday, November 2, 2009
The rights to the Terminator franchise are about to hit the auction block. Studios, moguls, rich people, and companies all over will be bidding for the rights to the Terminator franchise, which includes all movie, tv, books, comics, and other rights. So whoever lands the rights to it, will have the fate of future movies in their hands. And one man could save us all, and his name is Joss Whedon.
Who is Joss Whedon? He wrote a few episodes of Roseanne when he was first starting off, then wrote a screenplay called Toy Story. He then went on to create a character known to us as Buffy. She slayed vampires. He is also the mind behind Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse.
Well, ol Joss wrote an open letter to Halcyon, the current owners of Terminator. Here is the letter he wrote to them...
An Open Letter to the Terminator Owners. From a Very Important Hollywood Mogul
I am Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Titan A.E., Parenthood (not the movie) (or the new series) (or the one where ‘hood’ was capitalized ’cause it was a pun), and myriad other legendary tales. I have heard through the ‘grapevine’ that the Terminator franchise is for sale, and I am prepared to make a pre-emptive bid RIGHT NOW to wrap this dealio up. This is not a joke, this is not a scam, this is not available on TV. I will write a check TODAY for $10,000, and viola! Terminator off your hands.
No, you didn’t miscount. That’s four — FOUR! — zeroes after that one. That’s to show you I mean business. And I mean show business. Nikki Finke says the Terminator concept is played. Well, here’s what I have to say to Nikki Finke: you are a fine journalist and please don’t ever notice me. The Terminator story is as formative and important in our culture — and my pretend play — as any I can think of. It’s far from over. And before you Terminator-Owners (I have trouble remembering names) rush to cash that sweet cheque, let me give you a taste of what I could do with that franchise:
1) Terminator… of the Rings! Yeah, what if he time-travelled TOO far… back to when there was dragons and wizards? (I think it was the Dark Ages.) Hasta La Vista, Boramir! Cool, huh? “Now you gonna be Gandalf the Red!” RRRRIP! But then he totally helps, because he’s a cyborg and he doesn’t give a s#&% about the ring — it has no power over him! And he can carry it AND Frodo AND Sam AND f@%& up some orcs while he’s doing it. This stuff just comes to me. I mean it. (I will also offer $10,000 for the Lord of the Rings franchise).
2) More Glau. Hey. There’s a reason they’re called “Summer” movies.
3) Can you say… musical? Well don’t. Even I know that’s an awful idea.
4) Christian Bales John Connor will get a throat lozenge. This will also help his Batwork (ten grand for that franchise too, btw.)
5) More porn. John Connor never told Kyle Reese this, but his main objective in going to the past was to get some. What if there’s a lot of future-babies that have to be made? Cue wah-wah pedal guitar — and dollar signs!
6) The movies will stop getting less cool.
Okay. There’s more — this brain don’t quit! (though it has occasionally been fired) — but I think you get my drift. I really believe the Terminator franchise has only begun to plumb the depths of questioning the human condition during awesome stunts, and I’d like to shepherd it through the next phase. The money is there, but more importantly, the heart is there. But more importantly, money. Think about it. End this bloody bidding war before it begins, and put the Terminator in the hands of someone who watched the first one more than any other movie in college, including “Song of Norway” (no current franchise offer).
Sincerely, Joss Whedon.
I don't know why this show is getting such a bad rep, I have watched from Season 1 Episode 1, and still enjoy it even today. Of course this is a show about superheroes, so the majority of viewers consist of nerdy fanboys who are never ever pleased no matter what you try to do. Anyways....
Word comes today that Adrian Pasdar has been let go from the show. No reason was given as to why he was fired, but most think it was due to just cut costs since the show has been having some lousy ratings lately. Anyways, doesn't matter to me, I wasn't ever a Nathan Petrelli fan. But, this time it is for real, Nathan has died, well a lot already on the show, but now it seems that his death this season, is for really reals. Bye Flying Man.
I'll admit it, I am a Sirius subscriber. I can't help it, I crave music, and I am a Stern fan. So I went to Sirius. FM radio grew stale, hearing the same songs over and over, or having to sit through 15 minutes of commercials to listen to 2 songs before going back to more commercials. But, sometimes I find myself back to FM radio. And the main reason being is KDKB.
I am a fan of Rock. And a fan of Metal. And KDKB delivers both to me. They don't play the "popular" songs all the time, or the biggest hits all the time. Sometimes they will play some deep tracks from a great album and that is what I like to hear. I don't wanna hear Disturbed 20 times in an hour like most FM Rock stations do. KDKB sticks to the greats, like Kiss, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Guns N Roses, and so on.
On top of that, another reason I venture back to FM radio instead of Sirius, is because of the price change that Sirius did. Where if you wanna listen online, you have to pay an extra amount of money on top of what you already pay. And when I wanna listen to music, it's times like now, at 1 in the morning, when I'm writing blogs, or just relaxing at home, so I go online and tune in at http://www.kdkb.com/ where I can listen to their live stream whenever I want. In doing so, I have discovered, Domonick. Who is pretty much the best rock DJ that Radio here in Phoenix AZ has to offer. Sadly he is only one late at night, a couple nights out of the week. If he was to be my drive home DJ, or on more frequently, then I would probably tune into FM radio more often. Too often did I get annoyed with the radio DJs, talking over the music, rambling on and on forever instead of just playing some music, but this guy gets it done, plays good music, and Domonick and the crew at KDKB, are the reason why I still turn the source on my radio to FM. If only all stations could be like them, then the world might be a more peaceful place, of ROCK.
Catch Domonick Sunday and Monday nights from Midnight to 5:00am.
Check out Domonicks page here.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Then ask Random Villain. Send in your questions in the comment section, and every couple days or so, a video will appear, then just watch and see if the advice you were seeking gets answered!
Random Villain. Helping lives, move along. One video at a time.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
5. Miss Krueger
4. Wanda The Wizard
2. Snow White
1. Wednesday Addams