Monday Media Blogging

Yet another thing we all need.

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November 17th, 2014 at 09:54pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Wombat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the classic My Dinner With Andre, with Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn:

But the other people, what they saw was this tan, or this shirt, or the fact that the shirt goes well with the tan, so they said, “Gee, you look wonderful.” Now, they’re living in an insane dreamworld – they’re not looking. That seems very strange to me.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wombats…

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So underappreciated.

November 14th, 2014 at 06:42pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

This is my new favorite show:

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Just keep watching to the end of the credits, that’s all I ask.

(h/t Spear and Magic)

November 10th, 2014 at 11:09am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Goat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the classically awful 80s robot-cop-out-of-control movie R.O.T.O.R.:

And your Holy Grail? That gets turned into a public urinal – with your name printed on a target on the bottom!

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s goats…

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THEY MUST CLIMB ALL THE THINGS

October 31st, 2014 at 07:19pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

Game Of Plumbers.

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October 27th, 2014 at 10:04pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

I am really going to have to watch this someday.

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This is also going to be my go-to if I ever need to give myself an awesome street nickname.

October 20th, 2014 at 06:14pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

How to make a Jamaican bike with two lighters:

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October 13th, 2014 at 05:42pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the timeless classic, Ernest In The Army:

“Poison barbed wire.” A feeble attempt to frighten lesser minds.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats…

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Life finds a way.

October 10th, 2014 at 07:26pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

You got your James Brown in my Bob Dylan! You got your Bob Dylan in my James Brown!

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October 6th, 2014 at 11:44am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Judy Garland musical western, The Harvey Girls:

“I’m a terrible cook!”

“Now, don’t let that worry you, ma’am. Out here we just put things over a fire and take what happens.”

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee black-footed cats…

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I want one.

October 3rd, 2014 at 10:29pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

So this is a thing that exists…

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Because Korea.

September 29th, 2014 at 07:58pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Panda Blogging

This week’s quote is from the original Dudley Moore/Peter Cook Bedazzled:

“You’re not wearing nylon underwear, are you?”

“No, why?”

“It disintegrates at high speeds.”

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee pandas…

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Aww.

September 26th, 2014 at 11:45am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

Hey, you guys!  I just discovered this really awesome old HBO show from the 90s!  Has anyone else heard of it?

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September 22nd, 2014 at 07:57pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from The Bedford Incident, with Sidney Poitier and Richard Widmark:

“It takes a lot of work being a mean bastard.”

“Indeed. Sometimes I can’t help but admire how effortlessly you do it, Captain.”

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s (big) cats…

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Now I kinda want one. What could possibly go wrong?

September 19th, 2014 at 06:30pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

Like you do…

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4 comments September 15th, 2014 at 08:30pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the hilariously terrible 80s out-of-control-robot-cop movie R.O.T.O.R.:

The only difference between heroes and villains is the compensation they take for their services. At our pay scale, I’d say we were heroes.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s lions…

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I love it when the big cats have the same body language as housecats.

September 12th, 2014 at 12:11pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

Fixing tattoo mishaps since… whenever they started fixing tattoo mishaps.

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(Probably not entirely SFW…)

September 8th, 2014 at 05:49pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Whistling Past The Great Filter

I am just not buying the happy theory that we have already passed through “The Great Filter” that prevents the rise of spacefaring civilizations.  It completely overlooks the possibility that advanced technological civilizations become so enormous and voracious that they are very much at risk of depleting their resources and bringing about the ecological collapse of their planet long before they develop the capacity for interstellar travel.

That certainly seems to be the path that we’re on, unless we come up with a technological fix or finally develop the will to rely on less destructive forms of energy, neither of which seems to be happening anytime soon.

3 comments September 3rd, 2014 at 07:23am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Energy,Environment,Science

Friday Quote & Otter Blogging

This week’s quote is from Girl, with Dominique Swain, Tara Reid, Selma Blair, Portia De Rossi, and the guy who played Powder. Apparently I watched this.

“Your lips… are ripe. Your neck… is ripe.”

“I’m an A student, you know.”

“Your brain… is ripe.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s musical otters…

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1 comment August 29th, 2014 at 06:43pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

This is how all music should be played from now on.

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August 25th, 2014 at 06:34pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from John Wayne’s last movie, The Shootist:

You have two ways of leaving this establishment, my friend: immediately, or dead.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s ocelots…
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And dogs. And giraffes, sort of.

August 22nd, 2014 at 11:27am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

I wouldn’t have thought stop-motion styrofoam was even possible…

August 18th, 2014 at 07:24pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Roy Scheider superhelicopter movie, Blue Thunder:

“All these people – what do ya suppose they’re all doing down there?”

“Well, according to the latest statistics, about 1 million, 775 thousand of them are, uh… getting it on.”

“That many, huh?”

“The rest are waiting for Laverne And Shirley.”

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s talking cats…

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I am just a sucker for talkative cats, especially kittens.

August 15th, 2014 at 09:54pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Elephant Blogging

This week’s quote is from the great jazz movie, ‘Round Midnight:

It’d be the greatest city in the world, if I could just find some okra.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s baby elephants…

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Very cute, and probably a little dangerous…

August 8th, 2014 at 08:06pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

I feel all pumped up now.


h/t Bill.

August 4th, 2014 at 07:12am Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Elephant Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Frank Capra Shangri-La classic Lost Horizon:

You will preserve the fragrance of our history… and add to it the touch of your own mind.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s terrifying elephant attacks…

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I’m sure the cameraman only stood his ground because he was paralyzed with fear.

August 1st, 2014 at 11:43am Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Special Guest Sharknado Blogging

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As a special treat for all your Sharknado needs, I have obtained an exclusive Sharknado 2 review from the shadowy and mysterious Codename V:

As I recall, I was unable to snark on part one due to it being unexpectedly brilliant and I could find nothing at all to pick apart.

As far as part 2 is concerned, it was expectedly brilliant and equaled the majesty of the first one, and possibly eclipsed it. I cannot decide if Ian Ziering riding a shark through the tornado like a pony and landing on top of the Empire State Building (part two) is more glorious than him chainsawing his way through a shark and saving the woman who had previously been eaten (part one).

Then again, he did manage to reach inside a random shark and come out with a pistol STILL ATTACHED to his ex-wife’s severed hand. He then used the pistol (STILL ATTACHED TO HIS EX-WIFE’S HAND) to kill a shark, and then removed his ex-wife’s ring from her rubbery dead hand and re-proposed to her with it. Not to mention, his ex-wife had by this point replaced her missing hand with a bandsaw. So, I think we have to give part 2 the edge.

Ian Ziering did also repeat his now signature move of chainsawing his way through a shark. As well as sawing a different shark in half with a cool Matrix-esque bullet time effect. And possibly used a few sharks as stepping stones to cross a flooded street, although I could have been hallucinating that.

Sharknado 2 really delivered with the “celebrity” cameos. I felt a kind of catharsis when Kelly Osbourne lost her head, only to find myself shouting “Nooooo!” when Will Wheaton met his end only minutes later. It is fair to say that Sharknado 2 takes the viewer on an emotional roller coaster ride, with both tragic lows and triumphant highs. Jared from Subway was there. He looks exactly the same as he did like 20 years ago, which is a little bit creepy.

There were a couple of moments of predictability. For example, some of the characters were running through a baseball stadium holding baseball bats, and I said “someone is going to hit a shark with a bat.” Sure enough, there was a shark home run. Is this being predictable, or is this giving the audience what they want to see? I think the answer is obvious. I mean it was a SHARK HOME RUN.

The inclusion of Al Roker and Matt Lauer gave the film an air of credibility. The sharknado weather reports, complete with scientifically accurate charts of the shark weather system and probability of shark precipitation helped to visually explain the phenomena.

The cast of supporting characters, including Sugar Ray, Vivica Fox, and that chick who used to be on Remote Control (I loved Remote Control) were used efficiently. It was kind of easy to tell who was going to live or die, based on how emotionally attached they were to Ian Ziering, but I appreciated that. After the painful loss of Will Wheaton in the opening scene, I wasn’t really prepared for any more surprises.

Some minor points:

1. Is it possible to get all of the components one needs for a homemade bomb at a bodega?

2. I feel like the shark home run should have occurred with the giant novelty bat, rather than the normal-sized bat. Why have a giant novelty bat otherwise?

3. I feel like part 3 needs a Henry Rollins cameo. No – not a cameo. Henry Rollins needs to be one of the supporting characters. He may or may not sacrifice himself for the greater good.

4. Why wouldn’t anyone believe Ian Ziering when he said there was about to be another sharknado? I mean it had already happened once. How much proof do people need?

In conclusion, Sharknado 2 is the Citizen Kane of Shark Weather System movies.

I can’t add anything to that.

July 31st, 2014 at 05:53pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Monday Media Blogging

And now, a Musical Interlude…

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July 28th, 2014 at 08:49pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

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Friday Quote & Elephant Blogging

This week’s quote is from Night Of The Demons 3, which I have reason to believe I have seen…

Not all of us can be cheerleaders, you know. Some of us have to work twice as hard to get noticed half as much.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee elephants…

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Go home baby elephant, you’re drunk.

July 25th, 2014 at 06:41pm Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Monday Media Blogging

Awesome but kind of disturbing.

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July 21st, 2014 at 06:44am Posted by Eli    Permalink

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

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