Monday, December 31, 2012

The Key, Movie Reviews, Football

Since keys are used for only one thing, to operate a lock, I think it would be a natural instinct to try and find another use for them as opposed to just throwing them away.  Possibly you could take it to a locksmith and have it re-tooled to fit another lock, or maybe to give it sharp edges to cut something or maybe even jagged edges so you could scale fish.  If nothing else you could have sharp points on the end of it and clean your finger nails out with it or use it for a weapon if attacked in the city park.  But then someone suggested that maybe you could use it as a symbol of the end of something since the key was never used and just seemed to rest on its’ laurels that it could be used if necessary but in fact wasn’t.  It was also suggested that a good way to dispose of this uselessness would be to take it to a lake and dispose of it by throwing it in the deep end.  Well since there are only two lakes close by the key could be thrown in the more shallow lake at about 10 feet deep or bigger lake with a much deeper depth of 60 feet.  So, since I have a season pass to the deeper lake my cost to get in is nothing, I decided on the 60’ plunge for my useless, never used, key to nothing, to symbolize that the year(this all took place on December 26th) was coming to a close and there was no space on my key ring for this piece of junk.  So, I found me a place close to the 60’ lake depth and threw the key as far as I could and watched it sink completely out of sight into the depths only inhabited by, I am told, 40 lb. catfish and maybe some smaller bass.  While I am not sure that this will move out the old happenings or memories and usher in the new, it just seems to make some kind of sense.  Now, my only hope is that that key didn’t fit something else around here that needs to be unlocked.  Oh well, that is what locksmiths are for or hack saws!!

Movie Reviews:  

“Django Unchained”, ***,  The story line is set in the South two years before the Civil War.  Django(the D is silent) played by Jamie Foxx is a slave whose brutal history finds him meeting bounty hunter King Schultz(played by Christopher Waltz).  They team up to secure more bounties and find Django’s enslaved wife.  They make a good team and are not afraid to defend themselves from sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candle(played by Leonardo DiCaprio).  Lots of brutallity, blood, killing and even some bondage.  The ending bloody battle goes beyond that is not for the week stomach viewer.  The director, Quentin Tarantino, is well known for his blood bath films.  It is actually a good movie but does push the envelope on killing and mutalization.  Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity(the tamest part of the movie).  BE WARNED THIS IS BLOODY AS HELL WITH BRAINS AND GUTS BEING BLOWN EVERY WHERE, WITH BLOODY BODIES STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! (WOW, what I do for my readers)!

“The Guilt Trip”, ***, This is a cute movie but not beyond 3 stars.  Andy Brewster(played by Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime and who better to accompany him in this comedy than his overbearing and controlling mother played by Barbra Streisand.  It is an 8  day road trip in a compact automobile and these two really get to know each other during the trip.  It starts out very slow but starts picking it up after about a quarter of a way through. Be patient since it has a good ending!  Rated PG-13 for language and some risque material.
“The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”, ****, This is a good movie but too long.  This adventure finds Bilbo(Martin Freeman) joining a quest by 13 dwarfs to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, their homeland having been conquered in violent fashion by the now sleeping dragon, Smaug.  Lots of great visual effects, cinematography and music. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.  

Football Bowl Games:  While there are entirely too many bowl games(in the old days there were a grand total of 4 and now there are over 30) the win by the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Meineke Car Care(what ever happened to names like the Cotton, Sugar, Orange, etc?) Bowl in Houston.  Like the key story above this game was symbolic of something old and something new.  With the former head coach Tuberville happily situated in his new gigs “up North” he is a thing of the past; however, there is a new theme in town with the new head football coach, Kliff Kingsbury and it is simple, “The King is Back!”  So, the win is symbolic of the new winning atmosphere that will inhabit the Raider spring training and the 2013 football season.  When Tuberville was ask by Sports Illustrated if leaving Texas Tech to be head football coach at Cincinnati was an upgrade to a better job, he remarked, “They’re all about the same,”Tuberville said.  “It’s what you make out of it.  This is a business.  You’re not going to retire, usually, like some coaches have over the years.  It doesn’t happen that way...(Response from Greer:  This is so Tuberville in that he never has figured out how to understand or answer a question.  Like when ask around here why the losing game for the Raiders ended that way he would say something like, “the other team scored more points than we did!”  But I guess that could also be labeled a stupid question, which is how he looked at most of us around here!  Now, no more of this stuff on this blog ever again!! The Tub is gone for good, for sure, and the King is ready to hold court!!

EA, SH.........:)



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