Source: A Few Thoughts Post-Brexit #3 & #4. Pay attention. Continue reading A Few Thoughts Post-Brexit (via John Scalzi)
As Dan says: “Go ahead, The Flop House and How Did This Get Made, go ahead and snark on the likes of The Apple or Jem and the Holograms. It takes some next-level kung fu to take on the profoundly odd and deeply disturbing dark fantasy comedy, Patch Town, and with the latest episode of Temple of Bad, the team of Andrea Lipinski, Orenthal V. Hawkins, Kevin Lauderdale, and Dan Persons prove they’ve got it.”
Welcome to what I am sure is going to be my most controversial and divisive post ever. I say that without a hint of hyperbole. It will be even more controversial than this item I wrote about The Superbowl a few years ago. This film is about as divisive as it gets and as this is less a review and more of a meta commentary on the commentary surrounding this film. I just might be making a big mistake here.
Oh, Hi inner monologue. You gonna be here for the duration?
Anyway, if all the writing devices have finished having their say, I’ll get on with my mistake…
If you couldn’t figure it out from the title of this post, this is going to be about The Most Interesting Man in the World.
For those of you who don’t know, Dos Equis a division of Heineken has retired The Most Interesting Man in the World, essentially because the actor who plays him, Jonathan Goldsmith, is 77 years old. In fact, they sent him to Mars. And apparently “his only regret is not knowing what regret feels like.”
They will be replacing him with a younger actor so they can market to a younger crowd.
This is not only stupid. It is male bovine excrement. And proof that the marketing “geniuses” at Heineken don’t understand what made their own campaign work.
Four Years a widower and I’m still here. I always believed I would. I knew with absolute certainty that I would survive. What I didn’t know was how. Just like I knew I had a future, I just didn’t know what it was.
And in all honesty, I still don’t know how and I still don’t know what it is. Somehow the future just ends up becoming the present and I happen to be in it.
I figured as I hit certain milestones, I’d put them here as both an update and a pat on the back for myself, because what use is having a blog if you can’t be a little self-indulgent from time-to-time. *cough*
And today’s milestone (actually Monday’s) is that I have officially done *100* pushups.
A little over 2 weeks ago, I started The Hundred Pushup Challenge. The goal of the challenge is “to train the body to go from just one pushup to 100 consecutive reps in less than two months — sculpting muscles in the chest, abs, back, glutes and arms without a single piece of unwieldy equipment.”
A friend of mine suggested this a while back and when I read about it recently, I immediately thought “that’s so me”and jumped at the opportunity to do it.
And by “jumped at the opportunity”, I mean I resisted with every fiber of my being.
Not quite, but it makes for a better story that way. ;)
Actually, to explain how I got here, I have to take you back there where it all began.
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Apparently it’s David Bowie’s 69th birthday today and I figured I should share with everyone my 1 actual real life “encounter” with Mr. Bowie.
Actually, this is slightly more of an Iman story, but no one is really going to hold that against me.
Also, I may not be remembering all the details correctly as it was 20 years ago, but this is how it more or less happened.
Wherein we discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of the 1976 remake of that classic, King Kong. And boy, do … Continue reading The Temple of Bad – King Kong (1976)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City … Continue reading 2015 in review
Source: Duran Duran, Neil Gaiman, and Beginnings Continue reading Duran Duran, Neil Gaiman, and Beginnings
Sometimes I am lonely because I miss Lisa. But sometimes I miss Lisa because I’m lonely. It may sound the same, but the different paths invoke different feelings and responses. Recently, I have spent a lot of time in the latter camp. Strangely enough that (in conjunction with the unofficial beginning of Fall) have inspired me to try something. I’m noting it here to hold myself to it. We shall see how it goes.
The Temple of Bad – “Journey to the Seventh Planet” You know, we’ve always considered as our prime mission an … Continue reading The Temple of Bad – “Journey to the Seventh Planet”
I recently purchased a new router. It’s a much more powerful unit and I added high gain antennas to reduce … Continue reading Renaming: A Router & A Retrospective
Some words I shared in a comment on a friend’s FB page. Edited slightly for clarity and context…
“After Lisa died, I started seeing a therapist to deal with the grief. Still seeing her.
And while we still touch on grief it has mostly been about rebuilding my life as a solo act in the past 2 years or so. And about dealing with leftover issues made more intense by grieving. Short story longish: I never thought of myself as particularly attractive or sexy. Not in any way.
Since last year, I have been taking yoga. One organized class a week and DVDs (generally) 2 more times a week.
Last year I was looking for an exercise routine and I wanted something low impact. I settled on yoga. I didn’t realize that it would be as hard as it has been, but that difficulty has been a good thing. It’s hard work that has brought me rewards.
Ain’t nothing wrong with that.
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So is the new template working for you? I’m trying it on for size. Curious as to readability and navigation. Continue reading I’m trying it on for size
Your Moment of TrekZen*. Continue reading Your Moment of TrekZen*
So first things first.
The title of this post has probably been used elsewhere before. There is no way I’m that original. But I like it and I’m sticking with it, so deal.
Anyway, I was just reading this article: Has Sharknado Jumped the Shark? ‘Oh Hell No!’ Ratings Drop 31% But there will be a fourth installment
And I had a ready and simple response…Yes, it has. Or course it has. Why would you think anything else?
Today I am in the best emotional, mental, spiritual and physical shape that I have been in since Lisa died. … Continue reading Today: July 23, 2015
Curiously, I have an unplanned follow-up to yesterday’s post. Had another moment where something Lisa gave to/shared with me said “goodbye”.
Many, many, many years ago Lisa gave me a money clip. She gave it to me because it was a way of keeping me organized and she thought it was pretty. If you know anything about Lisa, you know she was a function over form person so while the pretty was nice and she wanted it to be good looking…it was all about the organization.
Today, I am sitting in the big chair (Lisa’s chair) and watching the last episode of Top Gear to feature Clarkson, Hammond and May. There is a certain finality to the way it’s presented as there is no audience in studio, and all of the studio bits feature only Hammond and May. And this makes me a bit sad. I’m going to miss this show as it was and while I might find myself watching what it will become, it won’t be the same.
But there’s more…
In Which I Harangue Creative Types to Update Their Wills and Estates. Continue reading In Which I Harangue Creative Types to Update Their Wills and Estates