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Ministry of Silly Blogging
lt's not particularly silly, is it? I mean, the right side of the blog isn't silly at all and the left side merely does a forward aerial half turn every alternate post. But I think that with Government backing I could make it very silly.
Hey, it's worth a shot. Isn't it? Worth a shot?
What's to tell, really? I'm a sarcastic Fat Guy with little concern for the feelings of others if it would sacrifice my amusement. I spent most of my life in and around Milwaukee, WI, including my formative years. Went to college in Texas, then moved back north for 15 years before the wife and I packed up our lives to try a new start in Tampa, FL, land of the oversized insects and mutant frogs.
Now we've moved to Ohio, wish us luck! It may not be 'home', but so much closer to the real thing. Is that a hill?
Ecce potestas casei! (Curious? http://tinyurl.com/l4z77u)
The FTC has mandated that we as bloggers must make full disclosure of any compensation we may have received for our past endorsements.
I have received none. Zilch. Bupkus. Not a sausage. But not without trying.
So please, if you'd like to pay me to heartily endorse your product and/or service, just let me know, because I could use the money.
Or a Cadillac. A Cadillac would be nice.
As many films as I've seen through the years, it has become increasingly rare for me to see them in an actual movie theater. Now with the DVR, I'm even less inclined to go pay $9 to sit in an uncomfortable chair while wearing pants and abstaining from alcohol. However, my local theater is actually local now, just a few minutes up the road instead of half an hour or 28 stop lights away, and apparently Mondays offer matinee pricing all day. I might be able to sit through a few more films if they only cost me $5.
We saw RED on Saturday, and while I hoped for more, it was still enjoyable. And I suppose, what kind of depth of character should I expect from a comic book? I'll take character development if they want to give it to me, but I certainly don't expect it.
It was an overwhelmingly fun movie weekend for me, besides our little outing to the theater. Caught an old Agatha Christie suspense film yesterday morning, and followed it up with the Rodriguez/Tarantino 'Grindhouse' double-feature that I recorded off of IFC past my bedtime Saturday night. Gory, yet amusing. And it included a 'trailer' for Machete, with Johnny Trejo. That trailer was made in '07, and Rodriguez has now actually made the movie. It's on the must-see list.
Slightly more depressing is the news that Mad Max 4 has been pushed back indefinitely. This makes me sad since it was to be shot in the same outback hills as Mad Max 1 and 2, and I was waiting impatiently. They've modified the Interceptor a little, but that just makes it cooler.
And we really need a new movie quote. Since we haven't done this in months, it's only fair we review the rules, right, children? Your goal is to guess the original source of the quote below. No Google or other web searches, you should know the quote by yourself. This is specifically to identify the original source of the quote as well, no characters quoting other movies, and certainly no movies within movies. Should you guess the quote correctly, you'll win the people's fame and ovation forever, along with the title of 'Iron Quote Guesser', along with all associated accolades. Now, onto the quote of the week:
Our survival hinges on one thing - finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner.
(Which is technically two things, I think, but that's how the quote reads. Can't help it if it's wrong.)