Category Archives: Entertainment

The Perils of Podcasting (or trying to)

We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Rather than spending so much time in editing we are trying to use the equipment we’ve had a few years, a mixer and real mics.

I’ve been working that most of the afternoon and I have to be up at 3AM for a project for work at 5AM. There’s an hour an twenty minute drive between here and there. You can see my lack of time this weekend.

So during this week we are going to pull a decent show together (on paper) and give this a real go next weekend.

But Sam said we can’t disappoint both of our fans so here you go:

No Show This Week

We’ll call that episode 3.75.

Thanks for reading and listening.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Tonight we continued the children’s cinematic education with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

The movies of my day (yea, this is very much within the timeline) rated as PG-13 prove one thing, we were not sheltered from language and innuendo like kids are today.

PG-13 from 1986 would probably be a hard R today if you threw in a bare breast.


Personally, I think that the John Hughes movies of the 80s are masterpieces. Gen X can quote them line for line. It might even be a better proof of age for most anything in place of ID.

Cashier: Can I see your ID?

Customer: Oh, he’s very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

They don’t and won’t make movies like this anymore. Their day has come and gone. Often replicated, never duplicated comes to mind.

At least we have the historical archives.

Which reminds me, grab those hard copies while you can.

The sheriff is near.

Wink wink, nudge nudge.

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New Years Eve

It’s New Years Eve and we’ve eaten dinner already and now we’re sitting here, as a family, watching Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, again.

The original Jumanji is a classic but I think as far as comedy you can’t beat this remake. One of the few remakes I’ve actually ever enjoyed. The Rock and Kevin Hart are always fantastic together (see Central Intelligence).

We’ll finish this up and then go our separate ways (them to their rooms, the wife and I in the living room) until about 11:30 tonight.

I’m kind of interested to see what NYC is going to do this year.

It’s been a rough year for all of us. But if you’re reading this and still alive, it can get better.

At midnight tonight after your first kiss of the year with your loved one, or whatever, please step outside and join me in screaming JUMANJI at the top of your lungs.

It’s worth a shot.

Maybe we can get out of this.

Happy New Year.

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Bad Movies: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

It’s better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool.

I love bad movies! Well, movies others think are bad anyway. I’ve watched Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man several times. I don’t own it but it’s available for streaming here and there (on VUDU free with ads at the moment) and I enjoy the action and back and forth between the two leads.

Mickey Rourke has been a favorite actor of mine since 9 1/2 Weeks, a completely different kind of movie, which was 50 Shades long before that movie came about.

Don Johnson is still a good actor nowadays and I still have a place for Sonny from Miami Vice in my head.

From the wiki:

The film was a critical and financial failure, earning only $7 million at the domestic box office (the budget was estimated at $23 million). It has since become aΒ cult classicΒ following its release to video.

Two guys who know each other so well that they don’t see each other for two years and fall right back in step. Men showing up and having each other’s backs because that’s just the way it is. This is part of why I love the movie.

The action and the violence gives it a decidedly 80s tone even though this film was made in 1991.

Reportedly Rourke says he felt like a sellout making this movie and that it started his decline into self loathing. It a quote but something I picked up from IMDB. Who knows?

I was glad to see him show up in The Expendables, another testosterone driven “your my friend, no your my brother” type film.

I’ll keep watching all these movies others deem as unworthy.

I came to be entertained not to experience an emotional change or some other fluff.

I ain’t here for a long time, I’m just here for a good time.

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