Thursday, October 31, 2013

Is a Good Scare Bad? Or is a Bad Scare Good?

I've been a horror fan since shortly after, or possibly before, birth.

However, I don't find a lot of modern horror to my taste.

I'm not into the shock for the sake of shock done by cruel humans with no supernatural influence type horror.

I view the Hostel or Saw series, Honey Boo Boo having her own show, and movies about people who spend the whole film overcoming impossible odds for a forbidden romance, until one dies in a non sequitur at the end exactly the same way.

It’s a disturbing idea.
It’s kinda stupid.
And I don't have the time or inclination to bother with it.

I prefer my horror with fantastical elements, and  tinged with fun, where you don't know whether to laugh or scream:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Disney World 2013 Planning: Phase 3 -Challenges Appear

June 26, 2013: T-68
Ohhhh, that’s why Aurora’s cottage isn’t there.  The Seven Dwarves’ Mine Train is taking the place of several individual princess interactive meets, they get a new Fairy Tale Hall together.  I guess the Tangled Play and Greet wasn’t as successful as Belle after all. Nyah Nyah!
(OK, maybe I’m still bitter.)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alice Cooper: Raise the Dead - Live in Morristown, NJ on Oct 19, 2013

Adding to the list of things Weird Al Yankovic and Alice Cooper have in common, is they were my daughter’s first two major concerts.  There is something amazingly magical about getting to share seeing an act with my child that I have been a fan of since I was her age.  The Weird Al show we saw two years ago was amazingly fun, but lacked some important elements to make it a real rock concert.

It was much more of a light hearted atmosphere.
It was a much more sedate crowd.
The volume of the music wasn’t such that the base line could rattle fillings.

Therefore Alice Cooper’s “Raise the Dead” tour got the distinction of her first true Rock Concert.  I’d call it a heavy metal concert, but Alice predates Heavy Metal by well over a decade, because he’s that awesome.

A warning:  I’m going to overuse the word “awesome” even more than I usually do.  Considering he performed an awesome rock stage show before I was born, and continues to be awesome today, this over use is completely justified.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Disney World 2013 Planning: Phase 2 - Secret Gridding

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May 24, 2013: T-101
The new Meal Matrix of Doom, now simply titled “The Grid” has been begun!  The call is acknowledged instead of only dreamt about.  Turns out the cool sounding MGM parade that started after we went last time, ended last month…before we go this time. Well, poop.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues!

I would definitely review any new Star Wars film upon its release, and I suppose the upgrade of the Disney Theme Park attraction also counts.  The purpose of separating this out is to cater to those who desire to learn of the ride’s changes, without having to wallow through the long, detailed, and stupid joke filled travelogue of the entire trip. (Disney 2013 Trip Index)

Starting at the beginning-

Monday, October 14, 2013

Disney World 2013 Planning: Phase 1 -The Birth of the Call

Since My Disney Experience allows favorite character selection as icons, and my wife graciously and correctly linked me with Buzz Lightyear (She’s Cinderella and Anabelle’s Ariel for those playing at home) the lead up to this trip is in the form of a countdown to blast off.

November 10, 2010: T-1055
Y’know Anabelle, by your tenth birthday, the Fantasyland Expansion will be completed…

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Double Decade Demolition Date - Part 2

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of the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Demolition Man

6) "I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-O all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal?" 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Double Decade Demolition Date - Part 1

Twenty years ago tomorrow, an important film premiered.

That film was Demolition Man.   
Masked behind violent Nineties explosions and cheap jokes, It provided introductions, information and insights into society. 

Here are the top ten reasons it remains fun, interesting and important today.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Overly Long, but Amusing Joke

Three guys, a female jockey and a monkey walk into a bar.

The monkey orders a Mai-Tai.

The bartender says:

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