Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quotables, Man-Laws, Movie Reviews

Here is some great stuff that was in Bloomberg Business week that really says it all about the “Web of Contempt!!” ** These are quotes from quotable people(not made up by Mike Greer who has his own ideas about the subject):

“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations-none of which I know how to work-information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.” Guess who? Your President of the USA, Barack Obama. Just learned today that the President has over 4 million people on Twitter, whatever that means.

”I’d rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page.”--George Clooney, actor.

”I hate the Internet. I find it dehumanizing to constantly check e-mails or social sites which have become so fashionable.”--Keira Knightley, Daily Telegraph,

“ We have too many cell phones. We’ve go too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.”--Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times,

”All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers, and that can’t be good for you.”--Prince, Daily Mirror,

”I walk along the streets of New York and I find people bumping into each other, bumping into things, and they have these things in their ears or in their face. They’re not seeing anything of the real world.”--Edward Albee,

”In my head, I’m still living and working as if there is no Internet, and treat it as a nuisance.”--Jack White, NME.com.

”Ironically, with all this we are now more connected than ever with technology, but I don’t think we have ever been been farther apart.”--Drew Barrymore, Nylon.

Important Man-Laws:

  • Any man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten by his buddies

  • Unless he murdered someone in our family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

  • If you know a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever unless you actually marry her.

  • Moaning abut the brand of free beer in a buddy’s fridge is forbidden. However complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

  • On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

  • It is acceptable for you to drive her car, it is not acceptable for her to drive yours.

  • Thou shalt not buy a car in the colors of brown, pink, lime green, orange or sky blue.

  • There is no reason for guys to watch Ice Skating or Men’s Gymnastics. Ever!

  • “GUTS is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being assaulted by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to say, “are you still cleaning or are you flying somewhere?”
  • “BALLS” is coming home late after a night out with the guys smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the ass and having the balls to say, “Your next!”

The International Council of Manlaws, Ltd.(I didn’t make this up!!)

Movie Reviews: “Battle: Los Angeles” *, This is really a weak movie and I can’t imagine why any one would go to it or enjoy it once you get there. Aaron Eckhart(a guy that is a good actor but you never will remember his name) plays a retiring staff sergeant who gets called back in on the same day he retires. Obviously from the title the enemy attacks Los Angeles(funny no one ever attacks Lubbock, or Amarillo); however, this enemy is not the Middle Easterners, the Asians, or even European, they are from another galaxy and have decided that they need all the water that earth has and they are willing to fight for it. Funny thing is they are all robots and they must have had some kind of human beings turning the switches on or doing something to navigate them. But that wasn’t the case, and in the end the medium IQ sergeant figured out how to kill them by piercing them where their heart would be, if they had a heart. Sounds elementary I know, but none the less that is how they conquered the invading skinny tin head bad boys. Bad movie!! Rated Boring PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language.

“The Lincoln Lawyer” *** 1/2, This is a very good movie and fun to watch. Matthew McConaughey puts his shirt back on long enough to play a Los Angeles defense attorney Mick Haller, a case chaser who slips $100 bills into jars of peanuts before handing them out as Christmas gifts to sources. His office is the back seat of a used Black Lincoln Continental more often than not driven by one of his former clients. Forgot to mention, all of Haller’s clients are very sleazy and more than likely guilty until proven innocent. Haller does have an inward fear, and some conscience, that he may one day fail to recognize an innocent man. So, the case leads him to this client that will prove how good he is as a lawyer and how good he is at determining if his client is guilty or not. Happens to be a spoiled rich young man who abounds with arrogance and a way with beating up women. The film is well acted and certainly entertaining, but I wish there would have been a little background on his ex-wife who is also an attorney. The intrigue of their relationship goes a little in depth when they spend a steamy night together reuniting their love juices and McConaughey gets to take his shirt(and everything else) off for this sequence of wild lust making. The movie has a great ending and was great to watch. Rated R for some violence, sexual content(see what I said about the two exes creating more x’s and o’s) and language.

“Next Three Days” ***1/2, This is a very good movie staring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks as his wife. The film starts out very innocently with Crowe as a school teacher with a wife and one child(a boy about 5). The actions begins very soon in that his wife gets into an altercation in the parking lot of where she worked and the results is a battered dead women. Banks was tried and found guilty of the murder and sent to jail. All the while she would never really say she did or didn’t do it, even though she was convicted of very strong circumstantial evidence. Crowe, convinced she was innocent, then decided that the only way to get her out of jail was to break her out. So, he put together a master plan to bust her out of the slammer(a very secure slammer I might add). He devoted all of his time and money to this goal. Now you will have to go and see the movie, or see it on cable to find out the answer. But, remember, it is worth watching and very suspenseful. Rated PG-13 for short scenes of violence.

“Limitless” ****, When I left the movie house I was saying three and a half stars, but after thinking about it overnight it gathered another half star. This is really a good, entertaining, well acted movie. Since it is fiction anything goes and that is what makes it so good. Brad Cooper stars in this paranoia-fueled thriller as aspiring author Eddie Morra, who is suffering from real bad writer block. Fact is he is in such bad shape his girl friend leaves him, his apartment looks like the city junk yard, and he looks like a homeless person when he goes out on the streets. When all seems to be lost he runs into an old friend who shows him some secret, not FDA approved drug, that when taken enables Morra to realize all sorts of super things. There is instant recall to anything he has ever read, he can learn another language in minutes, and comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets, as long as he keeps taking the drug. He also takes Wall Street by storm and with his super quick mind and ability to analyze equations instantly he makes a lot of money real quick. So, quick he draws the attention of Mr. Money him self Carl Van Loon, played by Robert Di Niro. His part was almost a cameo but he did come on very strong in the last quarter of the movie. But, the other side of the story is the down side of the drug if you discontinue taking it. You basically become a zombie and can’t function. So, the rest of the story is how he handled this and then you will know the ending. Not good for me to give away suspenseful endings. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.

For today......EA, SH.....:)



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