Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Image Blizzard



Fantastic Huntress Cosplay By Liechee Cosplay



Canadians React To Public Racism

In the wake of October’s shootings in Ottawa, Canadians wowed the world with their compassion and moderate coverage of the violent events.

What’s more, Canadians were quick to point out that the man in question was a Muslim extremist, not an average follower of Islam.

YouTuber Omar Albach wanted to see how Canadians felt in the days following the terrible shootings.

He dressed in traditional Muslim garb while waiting for a bus. Albach’s friend played the stereotypical bigot and tried to prevent him from boarding the bus because he looked like a terrorist.
Instead of encouraging Muslim stereotypes, those waiting at the bus stop intervened. It’s touching to see them defend Albach until the end.

Your Love Was Short-Lived I See

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Unlucky 13 - Day 30




Oh Go Google Yourself And See If You Are Still Lovable


A Treasure From The Facebook

My friend, Spike O'Dell just shared a pic of his grandson ready for his 1st snipe hunt. Spike is a cruel genius! Thanks to Brother Shawn for providing this gem.

I love this idea so much. Oh to have procreated so that one day I could send my offspring on the hunt for the whiley SNIPE. Remember, if you choose to hunt the SNIPE you must be prepared for anything in the dark. It's not the job for a coward who wets his jumper at the first sign of trouble. And when it comes down to it...always swing for the nut sack. Most every land mammal that can hurt you has a nut sack.

For me it was looking for a bucket of 'prop wash' which of course is the air that comes from behind the propellers of prop driven aircraft. It's like capturing fog. But it entertains the pilots in the hanger while the cadets are waiting around when a newbie goes around asking for it while carrying a stupid bucket around.


NOTHING You Or I Ever Eat Will Taste THIS Good


Don't Fall Into A 70s Music Jam Like I Just Did

It's not that you can't get out of it, you won't WANT to get out of it.

And is it just me or are the girls in ABBA ridiculously good looking?

How Deep Is Your Love?

Doesn't get any better than this or the Midnight Special.

Fury (2014)

The next person who tries to tell me that Brad Pitt is not one of the finest actors of his generation will get a sour look from me and then I will turn them onto FURY, his latest great role as a tank commander in the last days of WW II.

I have long loved me some Bradley since he was Tristan in Legends of the Fall, so seeing him hit another great part out of the park was no surprise to me. I was more surprised to see him to another war picture on the heels of Inglorious Bastards. And what a great war picture Fury is. The vision of tanks doing their work during WW II is thrilling and heartbreaking. Like Das Boot, it's the claustrophobia that makes this story work in a fresh and new way. We have seen war movies before but nothing from quite this perspective or approach.

The film also doesn't shy away from the less glorious aspects of being a soldier and the terrible effect it has on the human soul. That, for me, is the only reason to make or see a war picture. The line between good man and good soldier should never be a static one. What man does to other men in war is an abomination, but so is what a man does to HIMSELF.

There are many scenes that will surprise you, like the encounter between two German sisters and Pitt's character. To the victor goes the spoils has never been more true. Humanity is the message here and I was often overwhelmed by the dichotomy on display in this picture.

This is Oscar worthy material and if some nominations get more people to see this picture then I am happy. Big fan.

Michael Pena, (wearing at top hat no less ?!) gives one of the great speeches in movie history. On par with what Robert Shaw did in JAWS. Pena was fantastic in End of Watch which was the great police drama the director of Fury, David Ayer did before this picture. These two seem to bring out the best in one another and I have always thought Pena was criminally overlooked in the Hollywood.

I will admit to watching this one with a little vodka and Old Toby so I may be biased but damn this movie was good. I rarely am shaken out of my jaded nature but this movie performed that feat on me. It restored my faith in humanity, something that unfortunately gets harder and harder to do these days.

I love a last stand movie more than any other, especially when the creators have put in the time to make the characters real to me. I wanted to suffer as they suffered. I wanted to be one of them. Only the best movies evoke those kind of emotions. And as sure as God made little green apples, Fury did that for me.


Early Evening Comments


There Is Only ONE Princess Bubblegum

She never disappoints at Halloween.


If I Had A Friend


The Trinity