Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lil Devil

Turtle Berfday!

Pocket Monster 2

Pocket Monster
I wanted to post a couple of my favorite pics of Silent Bob. When I get home he makes a fuss until I slip him into my shirt pocket. Usually he looks around a little then goes to sleep. He's precious!

Pics taken by Mrs. Bax0jayz with an Olympus FE-180.

Candy Corn Day [Oct 30]

Candy Corn Day [Oct 30]

Do you know that old wives' tale about the Candy Corn being made back in the 1880s and it's still being distributed? Well, my sister Liz and I still argue about that to this day! Somehow she really doesn't like Candy Corn and almost every Halloween I remember she makes fun of me having Candy Corn.

I LOVE Candy Corn. Sure, there's not much to it except sugar but I love the simplicity of it. I mean, I can't think of a Halloween without Candy Corn! So while I was planning the Halloween party with Rachael at their place, Rachael brought up the subject of having loads of Candy Corn, so I said, "Of course we have to have Candy Corn, Halloween won't be the same without it!" And of course my big sis had to cut in and tell her the whole story about how Candy Corn was never made after the 1880s. We had our old brother and sister annual Candy Corn debate. It was fun. I remember about the old days when we were teenagers and we used to argue back and forth, you know the whole, "Is to!" and "Is not!" rebuttals. Man, we were like cartoon characters. Now we argue just to remember those times and pull each other's legs. We reminisce about them and think how silly we were. But we're still not giving up! We're still sticking to the same sides. For me that brings out the Halloween spirit, silly and fun. And that's one of the most important ingredients in planning a Halloween party.

10/30 - Birthday stats

How many people died on the day I was born?

Unusual Deaths in 1971 
* Jerome Irving Rodale, an american pioneer of organic farming, died of a heart attack while being interviewed on the dick cavett show. according to urban legend, when he appeared to fall asleep, cavett quipped "are we boring you, mr. rodale?" , which cavett has recently stated in a may 2007 new york times article was incorrect - the initial reaction to rodale was fellow guest pete hamill noticing something was wrong, and saying in a low voice to cavett, "this looks bad." the show was never broadcast.

Natural disasters in 1971 
* 1971 San Fernando earthquake
* 1971 Canberra flood
* 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods

People who died on October 30 (various years) 
* 2006 - Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist
* 2006 - Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright
* 2005 - Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader
* 2005 - Al Lopez, baseball player and manager
* 2004 - Peggy Ryan, American actress
* 2002 - Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter
* 2002 - Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (murdered)
* 2000 - Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer
* 1997 - Samuel Fuller, American film director
* 1993 - Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal
* 1989 - Adam Mitchell Australian Drummer
* 1988 - T. Hee, American animator
* 1985 - Kirby Grant, American actor
* 1979 - Donna Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini
* 1979 - Barnes Wallis, British aeronautical engineer
* 1978 - Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist
* 1975 - Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1969 - Pops Foster, American musician
* 1968 - Conrad Richter, American writer
* 1968 - Ramón Novarro, Mexican actor
* 1968 - Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author
* 1966 - Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist
* 1957 - Fred Beebe, baseball player
* 1923 - Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
* 1915 - Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada
* 1912 - James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States
* 1910 - Henry Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
* 1899 - William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist
* 1894 - Honoré Mercier, politician, Premier of Quebec
* 1893 - John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, third Prime Minister of Canada
* 1883 - Robert Volkmann, German composer
* 1853 - Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer
* 1842 - Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author
* 1816 - Frederick I of Württemberg
* 1809 - William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
* 1685 - Michel le Tellier, French statesman
* 1680 - Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic
* 1654 - Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan
* 1632 - Henri II de Montmorency, French naval officer and Governor of Languedoc
* 1626 - Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician
* 1611 - King Charles IX of Sweden
* 1602 - Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet
* 1553 - Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer
* 1522 - Jean Mouton, French composer
* 1459 - Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist

Mah berfday

birthday Pictures, Images and Photos
My birthday cake will be the one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

Thursday, October 30, 2014

galoot \ guh-LOOT \ , noun;
  • Slang . an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person. 
Origin: Galoot entered English in the early 1800s and is of unknown origin.  

crop dusting
  • farting while walking; walking while farting;
i crop dusted my way down the aisle at the grocery store.
Today's Holiday
  • Devil's Night: The name Devil's Night or Mischief Night is used in the eastern U.S. and Canada, although the acts are generally less destructive and violent than those committed in Detroit.
  • Act of Supremacy: the English parliament passed a law making King Henry VIII head of the English church (1534)
  • War of the Worlds: Orson Welles' radio broadcast purported to deliver news of a fictional Martian invasion; outrage and panic ensued (1930)
  • Tsar Bomba: the largest and most powerful nuclear weapon ever tested was detonated by the Soviet Union over the Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya (1961)
  • the rumble in the jungle: Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman for the world heavyweight title (1974)
  • Quebec: voters opted to stay part of Canada by a hair's-breadth majority of 50.6% to 49.4% (1995)
  • John Adams (U.S.) 1735
  • Richard Sheridan 1751
  • Alfred Sisley 1839
  • Ezra Pound 1885
  • Charles Atlas 1893
  • Ruth Gordon 1896
  • Sue Carol 1907
  • Gordon Parks 1912
  • Fred Friendly 1915
  • Joe Adcock 1927
  • Louis Malle 1932
  • Hamilton Camp 1934
  • Dick Vermeil 1936
  • Dick Gautier 1937
  • Claude Lelouch 1937
  • Eddie Holland 1939
  • Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane/Starship) 1939
  • Ed Lauter 1940
  • Otis Williams (The Temptations) 1941
  • Henry Winkler 1945
  • Timothy B. Schmidt (Poco, The Eagles) 1947
  • Harry Hamlin 1951
  • Charles Martin Smith 1953
  • T. Graham Brown 1954
  • Shanna Reed 1955
  • Kevin Pollak 1958
  • Joey Belladonna 1960 (Anthrax)
  • Diego Armando Maradona 1960
  • Ty Detmer 1967
  • Gavin Rossdale (Bush) 1967
  • Nia Long 1970
  • T3h Bax0jayz! (Bobby the Blue) 1971 - accountant, drummer, blogger, supreme dictator of the universe, will become a saint.
  • Kassidy Osborn (SHeDAISY) 1976
  • Christopher Backus 1981

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hasselhoff Halloween!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

pilar \ PAHY-ler \ , adjective; 
  • of, pertaining to, or covered with hair. 
Origin: Pilar came to English in the mid-1800s from the New Latin pilāris meaning "of hair."

deja moo
  • The feeling that you have heard this bull before.
Katie: " How come you guys didn't go out and celebrate your anniversary?"
Nicole: " We were going to, but he had to take care of his little sister again."
Katie: "That sounds like deja moo to me."

  • Republic of Turkey: was established when forces led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, "the father of modern Turkey," wrested control from the Ottoman Empire (1923)
  • Black Tuesday: the US stock market crashed and the Great Depression began (1929)
  • Star of India: giant star sapphire was stolen, along with other fabulous gems, from the American Museum of Natural History (1964)
  • NOW: the women's organization was founded (1966)
  • Internet: the first host-to-host connection was made on the ARPANet between UCLA and SRI in California (1969)
  • John Glenn: the first American in orbit took flight aboard the Discovery shuttle, becoming, at 77, the oldest person to visit space (1998)
    "Super Storm Sandy" hit New York, leaving over 90% of Long Island without power. (2012)
  • Daniel Emmett 1815
  • Fanny Brice 1891
  • Douglas Montgomery 1891
  • Akim Tamiroff 1899
  • William Juzda 1920
  • Bill Mauldin 1921
  • Neal Hefti 1922
  • Zoot (John Haley) Sims 1925
  • Jon Vickers 1926
  • Sonny Osbourne (Osborne Brothers) 1937
  • Lee Clayton 1942
  • Bob Ross 1942 (Painter)
  • Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings) 1944
  • Melba Moore 1945
  • Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) 1946 
  • Richard Dreyfuss 1947
  • Kate Jackson 1948
  • Ed Dyck 1950
  • imagebam.comDenis Potvin 1953
  • Steve Kellough (Wild Horses) 1957
  • Randy Jackson (Jackson Five) 1961
  • Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) 1965
  • Paris 1967
  • Joely Fisher 1967
  • SA (311) 1970
  • Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) 1970
  • Winona Ryder 1971
  • Tracee Ellis Ross 1972
  • Trevor Lissauer 1973
  • Brendan Fehr 1977 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review Tuesday: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Finally got around to seeing this one:

Four stories of residents of BaSIN CITY who try to make a change in their lives. 
The sequel that no one expected, nor requested, came and went earlier this year. The original SIN CITY (2005) caught audiences by surprise with the blend of comic book violence and sexiness coupled with an all-star cast. Nine years later they pumped out A DAME TO KILL FOR. Even sexier, maybe more violent too, than the original. The cast, once again, all-stars. So what went wrong? Why did it tank?

I honestly can't remember the reviews when it came out. I do remember EVERYONE I know stating that they had no intention of seeing this flick. The usual response was, "The original was weird. Too weird. I don't feel like spending money for more of that." THAT is likely the reason the film failed. 
The movie is over an hour and a half. The lynch pin in the three tales told in the movie is the bar that Nancy (Jessica Alba) strips at and the resident tough guy, Marv (Mickey Rourke). For some reason I thought that Marv died in the first one, but apparently he didn't as he is truly the main character in this movie. Since this movie takes place years after the suicide of Hartigan (Bruce Willis) it's clearly a sequel. 

I could go into detail about the stories contained within this movie, but the write up and discussion would be voluminous. Instead I will direct my attention to the complaints and comments I've heard about the movie. 

The comic-book violence is TOO violent. If my memory serves me right, the first SIN CITY was pretty dark and violent. If you saw that, you knew what you were in for with this one.

Too much actual nudity. That was sorta interesting. I've read a lot of comics over the years and the artists were always very clever in hiding nudity in shadows, sheer fabric, etc. to avoid showing ACTUAL nipples. That's always baffled me since every woman in a comic has pencil eraser nips poking through ANYTHING she's wearing, even winter coats! But that's all part of the male fantasy that happens to be the world of comic books. So any boy can buy a comic book, only an adult can see a RATED-R movie. It was described to me as an uncomfortable amount of nude screen time for Ava, played by Eva Green, and I am skeptical that it was even her body (it looked to me like they digitally placed her head on another body). 

Does anyone really care about this "all-star" cast? Are they really stars at all? I'm sorry, I looked through the cast and was BLOWN AWAY by the names. This wasn't a list of fading stars, but a list of film LEGENDS. Ray Liotta? Rosario Dawson? Bruce Willis? Josh Brolin? Jessica Alba? Every face was familiar which only made the whole production more exciting to me. 

Who cares about Jessica Alba anymore? Jessica Alba's character Nancy has a role that touches almost all of the plot lines in the movie, plus she's the crucial player in the overall picture. She's the anti-hero who is out for revenge against the corrupt Senator Roark (Powers Boothe) who has had a hand in everything that has gone wrong in her life. I have always found Alba to be a very attractive woman, but her stripper training for this movie made her moves so wildly sexy, that it seemed shocking to see. So unlike her, but it did NOT seem like a body double for her, especially when they leaked the footage of her practicing her dance scene on the web a while back. 

With that I made up my own mind that the movie WAS entertaining and in the same spirit as the original without being a rehash of the same material. If you liked the first Sin City, you'll want to see some loose ends tied up in this one. 

Will they make a third installment? Who knows, but I hope we see a Dredd sequel before that. At least people are ASKING for that!


Happy Berfday to my brother!
Here he is during a raging party:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

quotha \ KWOH-thuh \ , interjection; 
  • Archaic . indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in quoting another). 
Origin: Quotha entered English in the early 1500s from quoth a meaning "quoth he." Quoth , an archaic verb meaning "said," has been used since Middle English was spoken. 

Parallel Parkinson's
  • An inability to parallel park. Sufferers of this disease may try five and six times to guide their vehicle into an open space before finally giving up, and leaving the automobile 2-3 feet from the curb at an awkward angle.
Her Parallel Parkinson's always seemed to flare up when she found a space in front of a restaurant with a big window full of on-lookers.

  • Harvard College: Harvard University's oldest school was founded (1636)
  • Statue of Liberty: the iconic monument — a gift from France — was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland (1886)
  • Prohibition: US Congress passed the Volstead Act, overriding president Woodrow Wilson's veto; manufacture, sale or transport of alcoholic beverages were banned (1919)
  • Benito Mussolini: the Fascist leader took control of Italy's government (1922)
  • Nostra Ætate: the Second Vatican Council under Pope Paul VI absolved the Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus (1965)
  • Prospero: the first and only satellite launched from a British rocket went into low Earth orbit (1971)
  • Desiderius Erasmus 1467
  • Georges Escoffier 1846
  • Elsa Lanchester 1902
  • Edith Head 1907
  • Jonas Salk 1914
  • Bowie Kuhn 1926
  • Cleo Laine 1927
  • Dody Goodman 1929
  • Joan Plowright 1929
  • Bruce Morton 1930
  • Suzy Parker 1933
  • Jim Beatty 1934
  • Charlie Daniels 1936
  • Marcian E. (Ted) Hoff 1937
  • Jane Alexander 1939
  • Curtis Lee 1941
  • Hank Marvin (Shadows) 1941
  • Dennis Franz 1944
  • Wayne Fontana 1945
  • Telma Hopkins 1948
  • Rick Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas) 1948
  • Bruce Jenner 1949
  • Annie Potts 1952
  • Bill H. Gates 1955
  • Stephen Morris (New Order) 1957
  • Ron Hemby (The Buffalo Club) 1958
  • William Reid (The Jesus & Mary Jane) 1958
  • Neville Henry (Blow Monkeys) 1959
  • Daphne Zuniga 1962
  • Lauren Holly 1963
  • Eros Ramazzotti 1963
  • Paul Wylie 1964
  • Jami Gertz 1965
  • Andy Richter 1966
  • Julia Roberts 1967
  • Caitlin Cary 1968
  • Ben Harper 1969
  • Jeremy Davies 1969
  • Roger P. 1972 - the Bax0-brother
  • Brad Paisley 1972
  • Terrell Davis 1972
  • Joaquin Phoenix 1974

Monday, October 27, 2014

Look forward to IRINA!

Irina Shayk

Hotty of the day

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Weekend Box Office: 10/27/2014

Box Office
1. Ouija $20M
2. John Wick $14.2M
3. Fury $13M
4. Gone Girl $11.1M
5. The Book of Life $9.8M
A couple new movies pushes the previous chart toppers down a couple notches. Horror movie OUIJA took the #1 spot with $20 mill, and the completely uninteresting looking JOHN WICK starring the dull Keannu Reeves was a distant second place with just over $14 mill.

Monday, October 27, 2014

higgledy-piggledy \ HIG-uhl-dee-PIG-uhl-dee \ , adverb; 
  • in a jumbled, confused, or disorderly manner; helter-skelter. 
  • confused; jumbled. 
Origin: Higgledy-piggledy came to English in the late 1500s and is a rhyming compound of uncertain origin. 

  • To respond to a question before it is finished, often confusing the asker.
Wendy: So are you avail-
Jimmy: No. (Presponse)
Wendy: -ible Monday?
Wendy: Are you?

  • Philadelphia: the City of Brotherly Love was founded (1682)
  • Federalist Papers: the first of a series of essays was published, calling for the ratification of the US Constitution; the essays were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay (1787)
  • IRT: New York City's first rapid transit subway opened (1904)
  • nylon: chemical company DuPont announced the name of its new synthetic fiber (1938)
  • Wall Street crash: trading was halted for a cooling-off period after the Dow fell more than 500 points (1997)
  • James Cook 1728
  • Nicola Paganini 1782
  • Theodore Roosevelt (U.S.) 1858
  • Emily Post 1872
  • Leif Erickson 1911
  • Dylan Thomas 1914
  • Teresa Wright 1918
  • Nanette Fabray 1920
  • Ralph Kiner (MLB) 1922
  • Roy Lichtenstein 1923
  • Ruby Dee 1924
  • Floyd Cramer 1933
  • John Cleese 1939
  • Lara Parker 1942
  • Lee (Melvin) Greenwood 1942
  • Carrie Snodgress 1946
  • Terry Anderson 1947
  • Jack Daniels (Highway 101) 1949
  • Garry Tallent (E Street Band) 1949
  • Fran Lebowitz 1950
  • Jayne Kennedy-Overton 1951
  • Roberto Benigni 1952
  • Peter Firth 1953
  • Robert Picardo 1953
  • Simon LeBon (Duran Duran) 1958
  • Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) 1967 
  • Sean Holland 1968
  • Sheeri Rappaport 1977
  • Kelly Osbourne 1984

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My monster name decoded

 Bloodthirsty, Anthropologist-Xecuting, Orphan-Jeopardizing Abomination from the Yellow Zone

Bloodthirsty, Anthropologist-Xecuting, Orphan-Jeopardizing Abomination from the Yellow Zone