Friday, March 23, 2018

The Polka King (Review)

Got a chance to watch this on Netflix last month. Based on the true story about the guy who jipped some old people's money out of there hands through an insane ponzi scheme, is sort of unique to watch and wild to think about it being true. You can also watch the documentary on Netflix as well which tells the true account.

Jack Black does a great job and this was better than the documentary which was a little....weird. This guy convinced thousands of people to invest in his "Polka Empire". Amazing people would think that was a good idea.

Anyway, if you're interested, it may be worth your time.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Puss in (the) Boots: Final Season Review

All my favorite cartoons are ending from Netflix! First it was All Hail King Julian and now it's Puss in Boots.

Though not as witty as King Julian, it still had me chuckle every episode here and there. I loved the characters and the story was especially sad in the end. Really good finale that tied everything up, with flashbacks from previous seasons (where they even fit in an ongoing joke) I loved it.

The Shrek movies were ok for me. The Puss in Boots movie was enjoyable and this series has been just as good.

Guess I'm going to have to find something else to keep me occupied during breakfast and lunch!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Star Trek TOS (Review)

Last year our movie theater played Wrath of Kahn so Megan and I went to see it. Like any good Star Trek fan that's worth his dilithium crystals, we re-watched "The Space Seed: episode prior to attending the film to get the back story set up.

It got me wanting to watch the original series all over again. So for the past few months each night I've been watching a few episodes and reliving those memories. Though I was always a bigger Star Wars fan back in the day I did enjoy Star Trek growing up.

My brothers and I would pretend to be the cast and go one adventures in our back yard. My fondest memories were when my Dad would be gone to a late night meeting and Mom would let us sit and eat by the TV while we watched an episode. I still remember which episodes they were upon re-watching the series. Its one of the best memories I had growing up!!

I love the Original Series best, it just feels the most like Trek. I'll be making my way through all of them now after talking to a friend of mine who's also a Trekkie. It's been 10 years since I've down it and now is the time with all the series and movies streaming.

Still not interested in watching Discovery or re-watching the reboot movies so I think I'll stop at Nemesis and that'll be enough. Afterwards, Scotty will just have to beam me up so I can start re-watching a totally new series after this......Stargate perhaps? Hmmmm.....

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sons of Anarchy Comic (review)

After watching the series last year Megan and I became big fans of the franchise. We bought the only spinoff novel they made of the series and for X-mas, I bought Megan the entire collection of Boom Comics.

Though she hasn't had the time to read them, I recently read through them and found them to be quite enjoyable. They take place in-between seasons really, with little one off stories that mainly deviate from the TV story line, though a few do connect.

They also bounce around in the time line without telling you. Some characters are dead (after being killed off in the TV series) while in later issues, they're brought back for a story arc before their death.

A little confusing but not enough to lose the reader. All in all I thought it was a pretty good comic. If you enjoyed the show, I think you'll enjoy these as well!

Monday, March 19, 2018

New Years Resolutions (Update)

March is rolling around and I found out (at the end of January) that I'd meet all my goals.

1) Got a refi on my mortgage

Check! Folded it into a 15 year loan, shaved 6 years off and have a lower monthly payment!

2) Throw more stuff away

Check! (and still ongoing) For 3 weeks straight my garbage bags had to sit on top of the trash can because it was full of stuff I've been throwing away in the house. I've cleared more space in the house than I ever have and I'm not anywhere close to stopping!

3) Get in shape

In February I weighed the lowest I ever have since highschool. Now that wasn't the goal but still I was impressed. I'm still working out but I'm going to give this one a "check" myself!

I've never met my goals this quick before so I'm trying to think of more to add. They may seem a little weak, but here goes!

4) Finish reading Marvel comic collection I got last year.

It's been slow going so far but I'm almost half way there. I hope to get them all read by the end of the year.

5) Read online book list.

I have a library app that lets me borrow 12 books a month. I made a "favorites" list of them all and plan to read each one this year. Again, this one may take a while but at least it'll keep me focused on the goal for the rest of the year.

I'll let you know in a few more months how I stand. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018


It was all over the news the past few weeks so I thought I'd go ahead and mention it but last week Joy Bahr mocked Christians and their faith, referring to Vice President Pence's religion as a "mental illness"

Of course this outraged people but her forced 5-second apology didn't come out until a week later and it was obviously forced.

She looked like one of those kids who pushed another one down on the playground and called him names, only to be called out by his mother and forced to apologize. You've seen it, heck I've ever been the one giving the apology as a kid!

You're not sorry, you're just pissed you didn't get away with it and you try to change the subject so that no one brings it up again. That's EXACTLY how she sounded. And people should find that VERY unsettling.

It's sad that in a world that "upholds" the standard of treating everyone fairly, that when it comes to Christians, they really don't care what they say about them. I have no doubt if she'd said Muslims are mentally ill, she would have been fired from the show.

Incredible to see the double standard we have today in the media. 

Let the door hit you on the way out

So the news came out this week that Toys R Us is closing all their stores....good. I won't miss them. They were a shining example of how high prices and terrible service DO NOT go hand in hand. I don't have one single good memory from my childhood going here and I surely won't miss them as an adult.

Back in the day the store I loved in Jackson Ms, was Toby's Toys. A small hometown rival of Toys R Us who eventually closed their doors. To me Toby's Toys was better all around and I was sad to see them go. I still remember where the store was located in Jackson and think about it every time I pass by!

As for these bums, Bah! Good riddance!