Thursday, July 11, 2019

Debut Album Support

Hey, remember last fall when I reported on my Nth cousin Xce removed Bobby Conte Thornton's Rat Pack/ Broadway style one man show?  (Click here if you don't)

Well, he's trying to release a CD to have it recorded for posterity.

Since I want a copy, I'm using today's post to plug it and help make sure he meets his goal.  I know I'm behind on reviews, but this is an Italian family thing, they take priority.

Click here for the kickstarter link.   There's a sample of an Alan Menken penned song he performs there.

I can personally vouch for both the awesomeness of his performing and his grandmother's lasagna.


When I first saw the playlist, I was a little disappointed that "The Worst Thing I Could Do" didn't make the cut.

Then I thought about it, and realized you really gotta see that one live to get the full impact.

The rest of the set more than makes up for it, and if it does well, we'll probably get more live shows too.   Bonus!


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Through a Kid’s Eyes


I’ve been a Monty Python fan from before I can remember thanks to Dad

I CAN remember hoping New Year’s Eve would line up with Sunday nights so I’d be allowed to stay up and watch The Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers on channel 13.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Through Multiple Kids’ Eyes Part 1

There is something amazing about being surrounded by human creative achievement from all over the world throughout history that has increased our visits and my desire to relate them.

There is also something about combining children with Five Thousand years of artistic output that always becomes a source of comedy gold.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

No Rest for the Wicked (Long Trip)


As engineering responsibilities and my title increased, yet old requirements lingered on, I tried to clarify two things up the chain of command.

A) One of the main reasons I’ve stayed at my company over twenty-five years is an almost negligible amount of travel away from my family was required, which is also a main requirement to extend this time past a quarter century.

B)  I felt I was spending an excessive amount of time working on and explaining a specific one of our review systems, and hoped to get others more well versed in its use, allowing me to focus on other avenues.

The response to this was, naturally, to assign me to the corporate wide team to come up with overall guidance on that review system, requiring a trip for all of us to have a several day face to face meeting at our New Hampshire campus.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Most Egregious Omission


Last fall when I went on yet another of my “Movies that define me” obsession filled rants I referred to the Bill and Ted franchise only as an aside:

“Yes, I am a fan of the Bill and Ted films.  While they are very enjoyable, and do a spectacular job of Time Travel in a fixed time stream consistency, they don't quite reach "impact" level.”

Clearly the only reason I made that statement, was it had been far too long since I saw those most excellent (*air guitar!*) movies.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

“Avengers…” *Spoilers* Layer 1


There’s really no way to talk about this film without spoiling it. (Click here for last week’s post for an attempt)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Delayed Disney Reconstruction Descriptions


Instead of taking apart and analyzing what made the original version work, new home and theatrical releases by Disney traveled new paths to show why the core themes of the originals are still relevant.

For the home release it was Mary Poppins Returns.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

George Awards: You’re a Winner, Pick It Up, Put It In Your Pocket…


Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.

Monday, April 15, 2019

George Awards: That's the Trouble with Zombies, They're Unreliable!



Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dracula Through a Kid’s Eyes


Because she had read the novel, and seen the Coppola version, I finally was able to coax my daughter back to the world of Universal Horror with the original of the main franchise. 
In 1931, it was an instant classic, and a fresh take on horror.

In 2019, it is an extremely early cinematic experience with primitive effects and overblown stage acting magnified by the camera.

I think we’ll be watching more now.

Monday, April 8, 2019

George Awards: A Special Automotive Harassment Squadron


Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Detective Comics 1000


We picked Michael Cho’s 1950’s “Night of 1000 Batmans” cover for this one, because it reflected the multi-faceted nature of the character throughout his history. 

OK, I picked it for that reason, the rest of my family voted that way because it was fun!

Monday, April 1, 2019

George Awards: Bet You Can’t Eat Just One


Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Captain Sparklefingers It Is


Due to personal schedule issues and a sneak preview, I think it’s some cool pop cultural juju that led to me seeing Shazam! a week after seeing Captain Marvel

Besides the common name thing, this lets me release a properly timed movie review in advance of the official opening for a change, as opposed to after the first week crowd has seen it!  

It also means my Detective 1000 review will be late.

I can't win.

Monday, March 25, 2019

George Awards: It Sounds Like a Snack


Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The (Legally) Real Captain Marvel


According to the copyright lawyers. Carol Danvers is the one legally recognized Captain Marvel, so who am I to argue?

Monday, March 18, 2019

If You Don’t Like the Weather…Move


Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Oh, Deer…Again


I know Captain Marvel opened, but my daughter was on an important Disney related scouting mission, meaning I have to wait until next week to see it.

I figured that wouldn’t matter since Detective issue 1000 was also due out this week.  Except I can’t read a calendar and was about a month off.

Luckily, my life provides an endless series of comedy material.


Monday, March 11, 2019

George Awards: “The Many Accidents on the Weekend”


Warning
This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.
End of Warning.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Return to the Squared Circle


So I’ve started getting back into professional wrestling again.

Wait, come back, it’s not what you think.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Predator Post


Once again, we get a creature feature that is the worst case people worried about in other films.  In last year’s The Predator, the monsters got loose in a peaceful, inhabited area.  While the last implementation of multiple Yautja clans did it on an isolated game preserve planet, this one is smack in the middle of suburbia.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Old Guy Game Guides: Skyrim- The Beginning


I was planning vacation over the holidays after some stressful times and decided I hadn’t wandered aimlessly through a new open world game in a while.  I’d remembered impressive commercials and comments from friends about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, always liked Dungeons and Dragons, and learned it didn’t matter that I knew squat about what was written on the Elder Scrolls I through IV.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Predators Post


In 2010, Twenty years after the last Yautja only sequel, and three years after the end of the Xenomorph crossover pair, a gang of the space borne hunters graced the big screen.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Aliens Vs. Predator Requiem Post


In 2007 (three years later) with new directors and the same Amalgamated Dynamics effects team, the story kicks off moments after the previous one with a chestburster coming out of a Predator.

This is a dark film.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Alien Vs. Predator Post



This is a film that has grown on me over time.  I was underwhelmed on my initial 2004 theatrical viewing (a week after it opened) but appreciate it more now.

Part of that comes from seeing it the first time as mostly a Predator fan, but getting more into the Alien franchise since then.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Punisher Season 2



I once again found myself bizarrely drawn to a TV series about a Marvel character I don’t like to follow his own comic series for.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Alien Vs. Predator Premier Night


I can vividly remember the night the first AvP film opened.

August 13, 2004 we were Up the Lake, and my wife and I left our then infant child with her Grandparents and family at the cabin to have a night out.
                 
We entered the multiplex walked towards the theater where Alien Vs. Predator was showing…

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Keep Moving, Keep Moving, Keep.


Another  Danceworks Denville  Moving Company season is in the books. Or is in on the books?
It’s definitely in the past whatever the relationship to books is.

Once more, due to the fact that we’ve all agreed to use the same calendar, it coincides with the anniversary (Eight years plus one day) of this blog. 

It’s nice to have a connection to something nobler than the standard twice a week foolishness that goes on here for this annual acknowledgment.  Miss Chris’s concentrated efforts to bring musical entertainment to those in rehab centers, assisted living and senior residences certainly counts.