Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Finally on DVD

No, unfortunately it is not the Odd Couple TV series (not the New Odd Couple with Ron Glass and Demond Big Dummy Wilson) but almost as good.

The film Circle of Iron has been released on DVD. I have not gone out to buy it yet but I plan to get it soon.

For those of you unfamiliar with it, the film is (in my opinion) a kung-fu move for people who don't like kung-fu movies. David Carradine plays almost every major part in the film other than Cord, and he is very entertaining. He is witty and clever and he kicks some ass too.

From what I recall, the scenery is great and the entire mood of the film is enjoyable. Small parts by Eli Wallach, Roddy McDowell and Christopher Lee give the movie some star power, and while the ending is a bit geigh, the complete package is greater than the sum of its parts.

I am looking forward to buying and watching this DVD, I should get to it sometime before 2015 or so.

Finally, where is the "collector's edition" of The Warriors with the deleted scenes and bonus footage.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Where is the Outrage?

I just saw one of the beheadings that have been going on lately. I am somewhat in shock right now. Have President Bush or that other stooge John Kerry seen this yet? When are we going to stop the politically correct bullshit and fight this enemy to the fullest extent of our capabilities?

These are Americans being murdered. Where is the outrage? Where is the protection that The Constitution provides?

Why do we spend all this money on the military if we are afraid to use it?

Here is the solution:

Drop a daisy cutter on the cities of Falluja and Najaf. After that we demand the surrender of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. If he does not surrender, then drop another daisy cutter. Then another. And another. Maybe that stooge Bush and his corrupt minions (Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc.) are worried about oil profits for their cronies.

President Bush is a panderer and wimp. Unfortunately Snow Miser Kerry will be the same. I really wonder if Reagan would have taken this crap. I doubt it.

Snowball Fights in Hell and Pigs on the Runway

I usually never agree with politicall writer Ted Rall. He is about as revolutionary as anyone, and his comics are poorly drawn. However, this article is one I agree with 100%.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

...And Now a Word From Our Sponsors

Well, the Alternate History thing proved to be too hard. I read up on some of the details of the Reagan administration, but in order to write it properly, it would take too much time and research, and as the ESPN commercial used to say “Not now Chris…I’m a busy man”

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Great Article

I found this through the IMBB - great column.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Reagan Assassinated - Intro (Sort Of)

I'm not sure how far I am going to take this, but here it goes.

The first questions are - who would George HW Bush appoint as VP. There were several in Reagan's cabinet who would have been possible. Alexander Haig is an interesting choice.

Also, I think any timeline I would author would go under the premise that Bush was a spineless stooge who would have caved to the Democrat majority in Congress, so many of Reagan's successful policies may never have come to fruition.

Some items include:

The economic recovery that led to Reagan's landslide victory in 1984.
The Grenada Invasion
Tax Reform
The Cold War

Going further into this time line it is worth exploring the election of 1984. Would Mondale still have been the nominee. If so he certainly would not have chosen Ferraro as a running mate.

Hopefully, I will provide more insight at a later time.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Alternate History or What if Harry Turtledove wasn't such a hack

Recently the topic of alternate history has captured my fancy. One timeline I find particularly interesting is what would have happened if John Hinckley was successful. Not in getting in Jodie Foster's pants, but in killing Ronald Reagan.

Many in the AH community scoff at this topic simply because they a typically liberal politically and can't tell the difference between Reagan and the Bushies. Well, to those of us who know better, I think this is a quite scary scenario that almost happened.

Perhaps in the days and weeks to come I will ponder this a bit further and present what could have happened.

Suffice it to say, I am of the opinion that it would have been disastrous.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

The Annoying

There is a web site out there where you can vote on whether or not something or someone is annoying. I like the site and in tribute to that I present the top 10 annoying people in the world:

10. Ted Efau - I am not sure if I spelled it right. I probably have not heard the guy in years, but I hated the way he said "The Republicans" who were always at fault for everything. This guy was a proven no talent as he was confined to a New Brunswick radio station, and because of his lack of exposure he is not as annoying as....

9. Rush Limbaugh. I tend to agree with his politics 65% of the time, but this guy is the most pompous windbag to ever hit the airwaves. His voice is annoying. I will admit he’s an easy target, but truth is truth

8. The "I didn't know there was a line" guy from my last trip to the DMV. I was early, and before it opened there were two other people waiting. As such, I knew I was third in line, even though a formal line had not formed. This jack-off who was like sixth tries to get in front of me and when I pointed out how rude and obnoxious he was his retort was the above quotation. I hate that guy wherever he is.

7. Gary Cohen. This rube announces the Mets games on the radio. His "ITS OUTTA HERE" is the most annoying thing in the history of sports with the exception of....

6. Nolan Ryan fans. My opinion has been well documented here, so no need to further elaborate on the most overrated player ever.

5. The laugh track on TV shows – what is that, who ever thought that was a good idea?

4. Protesters. I guess this is timely with the RNC in New York and all, but get a f**kin job and leave everyone alone.

3. TV Commercials, especially car commercials. Why must ad execs dig up old songs to sell new cars?

2. Taco Bell. Thanks to two bloggers who shall remain nameless, my addiction to the Bell is stronger than ever. My colon hates you.

1. That dumb Vietnam movie with Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox where they kidnap and rape that girl from the village. One interesting note here. I am sure Quentin Tarantino saw this before he cast Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace. Rhames give a speech in this move at one point where I could have sworn the next line for his mouth was going to be “GI’s don’t have an old timers day”.