Friday, May 27, 2016

June Movie Preview

Holy cow! Is it that time already? Ok....let's do this then!

 TMNT 2

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Like I'll ever waste another dollar on THIS franchise?!
 Warcraft

Never cared for the game, won't care for the movie either.
 Now You See Me 2

I enjoyed the first movie. I'll enjoy this one as well....once it hits Redbox.
Conjuring 2

PLEASE DON'T SUCK! I'm looking forward to this one but I really hope they don't pull a "Blair Witch 2" on this series and ruin it.
 Finding Dory

My head says I should be excited for this one but my heart doesn't care at all for it. Megan will probably drag me to the theaters for this one, yet I can't explain my disinterest in it. Weird.
Independence Day: Resurgence

Before seeing Deadpool, I though this would be a "Movie of the Year" contender for me. Now I only hope for a good popcorn flick knowing Deadpool took the crown at the beginning of the year.

Agree? Disagree? Did I miss one? Let me know!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throw back Thursday

Thought I'd show you a few toys from your childhood today...
Remember the amazingly annoying clackers? Whether it was a stuffing stocker, generic birthday party favor or cheap drug store gift, you had one of these worthless things in your possession at one point in your life, admit it.

The 2nd toy would be the "Punch-Me" bags. The blow up toys with a sand based bottom was designed for kids to let their anger out on there favorite cartoon characters! Nothing's more fun than to see your child in a fit of rage, viciously attacking his toys.

Ahhh....the good ole days!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Top 3 Worst things about Airline Travel

After traveling with my company for over 7 years now, I've narrowed down the Top 3 things I hate the most about airlines.

And since this seems to be a week of complaints (see Decline of the Dead) I thought why not keep the streak going with this post, so here goes!

3) Deboarding

One of the slowest things you'll ever do is get off the plane. It's hard to explain why, since boarding doesn't ever take as long. Now this could be attributed to all the idiots in front of you who have no idea how to properly de-board. Here are the overly simple steps:

1) Stand up
2) Grab your bag (while waiting for those in front of you)
3) Walk

That's it. No secret tips just common sense that most people seem to lack when it comes to this brain dead procedure.

2) Retrieving Luggage

After sitting thru an extremely long deboarding process, walking to the other end of the terminal on foot, why do you still wait another 15 minutes for your luggage to arrive?!

Let's look at the facts for a minute. You can actually SEE them loading the luggage onto a cart from the inside the plane. They even drive off at 15-20mph to get to the luggage belts. Way faster than any of us can move on foot.

HOW then are we STILL able to beat them to the drop off point, on foot, we waiting 15 minutes to deboard and spent another 5 to 10 (depending on whether you stopped in the restroom on the way over) to get there and STILL have to sit around for 10 more minutes wondering if you're in the wrong place?!

BONUS GRIPE: Why is my bag always near the end of the stack? EVERY TIME!

1) Seat recliners

But nothing (and I mean nothing) pisses me off more than the jackass in front of you who thinks he's the only person on the plane who isn't comfortable and decides to lean all the back in his chair so as to make your flight even more miserable than before?

I swear, it happens on 50% of the flights I'm on. My knees are crushed, blinding white pain and I begin to push back with all my might as the jackass in front of me wonders what's wrong with his chair.

And to top it all off, the airline I travel with (United) won't let you have an empty seat in an emergency row unless you're a "preferred customer" So they'd rather you sit bunched up in the back while all the available seats remain open.

DUMB!

Ok, I'm done complaining now. 



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Decline of the Dead (2)

I spoke about the Walking Dead show yesterday, it's only fair to talk about it's sister show next so here goes:

Fear the Walking Dead

An obvious cash grab for more ratings I never had a bad premonition about it leading up to it's premiere. I was sincerely open to the idea of a spinoff showing us the months in between of the decline of mankind and rise of the zombies.

I watched the first episode with slight disappointment but was still optimistic it would pick up. The next few episodes showed promise, showing the world slowly going to crap and the sickness spreading to more of the population, the military moving in and the decline of modern civilization but the show never reached it's full potential.

And while the season finale was lackluster, the plot of them going on a boat kept me interest. I had high hopes season two would pick up the pace.

Boy was I wrong. 

Mired in confusing story lines to having NO interesting characters what-so-ever, I quickly realized this show had nothing new or exciting to offer.

The characters are so bland that after 2 seasons I only remember two names. Nick and Strand.

Strand the mysterious man with an interesting past is "Dumbledored" in season two for no other reason than to have a gay person represented on the show. With virtually, every minority they could think of being on the show it looks more like a post apocalyptic Power Rangers series than a show based off the Walking Dead.

I'm finishing this season out of respect but afterwards, I'm done with it as well.

Shame of the creators of the show for putting such little effort and heart into a show that could have been great.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Decline of the Dead (1)

I've been watching the Walking Dead TV series since the beginning. I'm been reading the comic books for even longer. But now I'm finally getting sick of the Walking Dead shows and I'll tell you why.

The Walking Dead

Let's start with the main show. It been going strong for several seasons but this season was it's worst. First we had the whole "Glen's Dead?" story angle in which the producers teased us with a shot of what looked to be a beloved character's demise, only to go on a full month hiatus from that storyline to show us other plot lines that weren't as interesting.

It's like having a conversation with someone who says something like "By the way, you heard your mom just died right?" Then continue the conversation for the next hour and a half about how your stamp collection has grown over the past several months.

What were they thinking?

But soon, the viewers forgave the producers when they promised Neagan for the season finale. The entire 2nd half of the season was building up to it. Dropping his name every chance they could get. And for what?

The last 5 minutes of an hour and half long episode that amounted to absolutely nothing! "Oh" but you say "Neagan killed someone at the end of the show!"

Yeah. And the slimebags in control of the show screwed everyone over by building up to a cliffhanger with ZERO payoff. (spoiler: It's Glen)

Now we'll all know who it was who died well before the next season comes around because there's no way on God's green earth they'll be able to hide it from their rabid fan base. So instead of getting the big payoff at the end of this season we get the finger and a promise that "Things will be even better next season, wait and see!"

It reeks of desperation for higher numbers in the ratings and I'm really considering sitting the next season (and even the rest of the show) out. If this show has no respect for it's viewers, why should I even bother to give it any more of my time?

The comic book is great. There's no "pulling your leg, they aren't dead" moments and they always resolve plot lines fairly quickly in between issues. I'll keep to the comics because they respect their readers more than this shameful last season of a once great show.

Is anyone with me on this one or am I in the minority? 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekend Trip 2

Though we didn't gamble any, we did go to the arcade that was inside of the casino on the other side. I won Megan a stuffed Popsicle toy that she loved. (even though that stick on it's bottom looks awfully suspicious) 

Needless to say, we had a fun time while we were down there. Though the antique stores in the area sucked, all in all it was a very nice trip.

Have a great weekend folks!

Weekend trip

video
Earlier this month, Megan and I went to visit her grandfather in Marksville, LA. This was my first time down there and I didn't know what to expect but for some odd reason they have a casino there that we stayed at and had a pretty good time.

In the lobby they kept real alligators, which was fun to watch swim around and eat.

I'll show a picture of our trip later on today.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Old man report

K. So these new light bulbs were supposed to be the next best thing right? Burn brighter, last longer, good for the environment (blah, blah blah) They cost more than the old ones did and I accepted it because I bought into all the hype.

But now I see it was all a lie.

These things burn out just as fast (if not faster) than the old ones. I've bought several brands and replace them around the house every 3 to 4 months. But the old bulbs I still have installed around the house? Still burning on.

Classic example is in my bedroom fan. Where I have 2 old bulbs and two new. The two newer ones of the above design have burned out for the second time, while the old ones are still burning.

I laughed at my friend who stockpiled the old ones when he heard they were going away. Now I find myself calling him up asking if he can spare a few more.

These bulbs suck!