Man, this sure brings back some memories….
When I saw this, for the first time in well over a quarter century, I thought to myself? My God, how could I have watched this s**t? It certainly reflects the prevailing attitude of the day for science fiction, which was “It’ll be just like the 70s, but with spaceships, computers, and laser guns!”
Then there was a scene in this same episode where Buck puts on a pair of obnoxiously large headphones on Twiki…and this was actually quite funny. So I decided to make it even funnier. So it wasn’t all bad, thank goodness. And my plea to RDM still stands. Click on Twiki’s thumbnail.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Man, this sure brings back some memories….
Last night was “Get Away From The Apartment And Go See A Movie” night. So I went to one which I’d planned to go see when it came out, and that was Transformers. Yes, more than meets the eye…robots in disguise. I remember seeing the cartoons two decades ago, and fortunately, not much else.
Lots of no-names for actors, save one: Peter Cullen, the original voice of lead Autobot Optimus Prime. He later went on to do voiceovers for many commercials and films…in particular, Imperial Military Personnel Stories. No one else really stood out.
The film is a huge promotional platform for General Motors, which showcased the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro as well as other GM vehicles as the Autobots. They were about due for one; last time I saw a whole bunch of GM hardware on cinematic display was Demolition Man (discussed here, but not for the autos). And because GM paid the bucks for the privilege, one Bad Guy Decepticon was based on the Saleen S281, a derivative Ford product. Imagine that. And guess what…Saleen ended up building Bumblebee too because GM didn’t have a working Camaro. So what! They got paid the big bucks and they were only too happy to do it.
After the humans found out the Decepticons’ (and also the Autobots) weaknesses, the Army and Air Force went to town. Parts of LA got trashed, and therefore, no nukes were used during filming.
Transformers is rated PG-13 for Intense Sequences of Sci-Fi Action Violence, Brief Sexual Humor (thank goodness for that!), and Language. Next time, nuke the site from orbit; it’s the only way to make sure. My Rating: 7
Friday, July 20, 2007
The way Tom Cruise has turned out since he converted to Scientology (after he made Risky Business and Top Gun), it’s too bad he is playing the lead in a movie about a German patriot who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1944. The Germans are, of course, in an uproar over it, since Scientology is not treated as a religion in that country, but as a business, and therefore subject to taxation. That doesn’t stop the Scientologists from operating over there in any case.
The Film Actors’ Guild had no comment.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Both the House and Senate voted to strip the “john Doe” amendment from their respective homeland security bills. If this amendment does not make it into the final bill, and it looks like it won’t, then the Democrats will make it clear that they favor CAIR and any organizations like them will be free to intimidate airline passengers or anyone attempting to call bulls**t.
Photoshop via Justin Higgins at Right on the Right. Michelle Malkin has more.
This was taken about 2 minutes ago…
Such is life during monsoon. And Tucson got hit! Speed of Thought has some photos. Wow!
Now just to be fair, there are Republican members of Congress who think the funds collected from Tax Revenue is actually their money. Here’s Representative Don Young, who is quoted as follows regarding a proposal from another Republican Congressman to strike educational funds from his state (and also Hawaii):
“You want my money, my money,” Young stridently declared before warning conservatives that, “Those who bite me will be bitten back.” [Emphasis added by Editor]
And here’s one Representative who tells the truth, Virginia Foxx:
“We legally steal.”
That’s why people have such a low opinion of Congress, even lower than that of President Bush.
First, before I go any further, let me say that Congress, no matter which party is in control, has a tendency to reward those who help their members get elected. Especially those who contribute to a campaign.
Now, with that said, I do not find it surprising at all to discover that John Murtha, Mr. Abscam, rewards a certain campaign contributor who donated only $7,000 since April 2002…with a $1,000,000 earmark for whatever special project he wishes! For a Congress which spends almost 3 trillion dollars, a million bucks ain’t even a drop in the bucket to these folks. And that’s one heck of a rate of return for such a paltry campaign contribution to boot.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
When I was a kid living in Italy (40 years ago this month, as a matter of fact), one of the many cars I saw on the streets was the Fiat 500 (aka Cinquecento). These little cars had suicide doors on them, could seat four, and four of them could drive on a two-lane road!
Now, Fiat has Figured It Out and re-introduced a modern-tech retro version of the 500, and it may soon be available in the USA! Would I get one? I dunno, I’d have to actually test one out first, and Of course it’ll have to meet US specs, which I don’t think will be a problem with all the safety gadgets on it (ABS, airbags galore, DRL). We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime. What a Cool Car! In case you’re interested, click on the image to go to the Official Fiat 500 Web Site.
Last time I checked, President Bush keeps saying Islam is a Religion of Peace™, and that there are millions of Muslims who do not practice what the Islamofascists preach. Now, CAIR’s chairman says as a result of Bush Administration policies, the United States has entered a war with Islam itself.
“Terrorism is a tactic. You cannot eradicate it by declaring a war against it. The war on terror is causing us infinitely more harm than the terrorists could have ever imagined.”
Gee, ya think? Must be since CAIR has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a trial involving the Holy Land Foundation, a known charity with direct ties to Hamas. During the conference where CAIR’s chairman was speaking, one reporter from the Washington Times was asked to leave, and then the doors were closed.
So much for open discussion.
Leave it to the Donks to tax the s**t out of things and use the revenue to pay for massive social spending programs, making more people dependent on the Giant Government Nipple Solution. In this case, premium cigars are the target and children’s health insurance is the recipient. Supposedly. Yeah, RIGHT.
Currently, the tax is five cents. Under a bill being considered by Congress, that tax would rise to a whopping ten dollars! I don’t smoke cigars, I can smell the damn things a mile away, and yes, some taxation is necessary (even with items which are not necessarily good for us), but the Donks are definitely going apes**t on raising our taxes. And remember, they (with help from the left and MSM) suckered the American electorate into voting them into the Congressional majority, and this is but one result.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
By his arms? Legs? Like Mussolini? you ask. Naaaaaaah...only George Galloway’s past “associations” with Saddam have finally caught up with him!
I would certainly hope his constituents will also pay attention to this report and vote his a** out of office next time, if they don’t get to do it in a by-election first.
See, I don’t mind spoilers, because half the fun is seeing how one gets to the critical passage, and eventually to the end. That said, I know how to play the game.
So with that in mind, I decided to see how long it would actually take me to find a site with spoilers for the final Harry Potter book; not long at all. Therefore, if you’re interested in the spoilers, email me and I will send you a link. That is, if you haven’t found it already!
A couple of weeks ago, Pooty paid a visit to the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Supposedly, the purpose of the visit was to repair relations with the Russians. It’s too bad there wasn’t this conversation instead of the diplomatic bulls**t. The money quote:
We’ve been killing Muslims for 300 years. That’s why they respect us.
Though this sounds good, it actually isn’t. That’s because Westerners see respect differently than Muslims do. Whatever “respect” the Muslims may have for the Russians is the same “respect” the Muslims have for Musa and Isa: none, because that, too, is bulls**t.
HAT TIP: BMEWS
Monday, July 16, 2007
Strangely enough, someone found a unique use for the former businessman, philanthropist, and United States Senator from Arizona: as a character for a fictional book cover. For a moment there, I had to do a double take at first, but there he is, slitting the throat of an SS soldier!
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that somewhere down the road, someone else will attempt to pen this cover. But guess what…this, and other fictional book covers, are there to help you Harry Potter Fans hide from the ridicule and scorn you may receive for buying the last book in the series, which comes out this Saturday! Click on the cover to see other fictional covers you can use.
WARNING: HARSH LANGUAGE.
HAT TIP: Hud’s Blog-O-Rama
THE RELIGION OF PEACE™
"And the rock cried out, 'O Infidel! There is a Muslim hiding under me, come and kill him!'"
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