Monday, April 29, 2013

Two Interesting Days, Movie Reviews

Yesterday(Saturday) was a very successful day for our Buffalo Battle mud obstacle race and our coverage on the TV news was excellent.  These type of races amaze me since people actually enjoy paying money to run, crawl, walk, etc., in the mud.  People say that as kids we like to play in the mud but I don’t remember that and I am sure I didn’t, since I don’t like to get mud under my finger nails.  I competed in one of these things and I really know for sure I do not like playing in the mud.  But, our goal is to offer what the public wants and have them have a little fun.

Today(Sunday) was another completely different day in that I road my bicycle for five hours amounting to 75 miles of riding.  This was not a joy ride but a preparation ride for the Ironman Texas event May 18 at the Woodlands.  The first two hours was spent with my riding partner, John Harris, and then I completed the other three hours solo.  It was an interesting day with some good wind, and a high temperature of 86 and I was chased by 7 dogs but not bitten.  At the end of the day I wondered silently, “what the hell was I thinking??” My legs were so toasted I had to cancel a Hog ride since it is imperative that the legs are able to hold up 800 lbs. of iron when you stop and corner, otherwise you do the infamous lay down thing!!  Not fun!!!   A nice 20 mile ride is enjoyable and not painful , then with anything over 50 is starts to hurt about everywhere.  But, the story is no pain no gain, and no long rides will make for an even longer day during the Ironman.  So, get ‘em up ole Greer and put the peddle to the mettle, not much time left.


“42”(How simple is that for a name of a movie) *****.  This is without a doubt a five star movie about the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who risked his life and broke Major League Baseball’s “color barrier” when he was hired to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, and Harrison Ford as the innovative Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and helped bring him to the big show.  Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language. 

“Oblivion”, ****, A very good sci-fi about future earth(2154) and what the problems exist at that time.  Tom Cruise plays a repairman of sorts stationed on post -nuclear Earth.  His job is both dangerous, but interesting, plus he always gets the good looking babes.  This movie is no different, plus he has to be extremely physical and as always he takes his shirt off a lot!!  Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language and some sensuality/nudity.  

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



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