Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review Tuesday: Ted 2

Ted 2
Years after the events of the original movie, TED, our foul-mouthed teddy bear anti-hero finds himself in court battling for his personhood. 
In an age when Hollywood rarely has new ideas, we should've expected a sequel to the wildly successful TED. But where do you go after that? Were there any booze-soaked, pot addled, dick jokes left to tell?

Apparently so. 

Years after what we saw in the first movie, John's (Marky Mark) marriage to Lori (Mila Kunis) ended in divorce, so she's not in it. This current film starts with the wedding of Ted (voiced by McFarlane) to Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). While dealing with marital woes they decide to adopt a child, therein opening a can of worms. Being an animated teddy bear, Ted was not legally considered a person. 

Seth McFarlane presents us with a civil rights comedy. Yeah, that's right. Don't worry, it doesn't get too burdened down with heavy stuff. It's chocked full of beer, weed, jizz and black cocks.

A movie like this is rather predictable. The young lawyer looking for experience and willing to help Ted out, pro-bono is Samantha L Jackson played by Amanda Seyfried. Giovanni Ribisi is back reprising his role as Donny. Then there's a host of other actors with memorable scenes, like Liam Neeson being his TAKEN character, Patrick Warburton being THE TICK, Michael Dorn being a Klingon, etc. 

I'll admit that when I saw TED 2 was coming out I wondered, who was looking for this? Who would go see this? Then there I was opening weekend in a seat! Of course, it was Mrs. Bax0jayz who insisted because she hasn't been to a movie since last year, and wanted her triumphant return to be a RATED R comedy. Right there is the key to this flick. The viewing audiences are tired of paying for a movie ticket only to see humor-light, nothing much edgier than you would see on network television. 

In summation, I am saying that this definitely is a funny movie and not just a rehash of the material from the first movie. If you liked TED, you'll love TED 2. I know there are a lot of people who hate Seth McFarlane, but I happen to like his style and his formula for a fast comedic pace. 

More on IMDB.
I do wish it had some of this in it...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

badinage \bad-n-AHZH\, noun:
  • Light, playful talk; banter.
Badinage comes from French, from badiner, "to trifle, to joke," badin, "playful, jocular."
take a digger 
  1. Commonly used to describe an ungraceful fall.
  2. Fall forward or trip and land on one's face
  • Derived from the volleyball slang- a Digshot is a desperation diving hit that results in a faceful of sand.
I wasn't paying attention and I took a digger when I tripped on the crack in the pavement. I can't believe I fell flat on my face.
  • The Great Blondin: French acrobat crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope; walking from the US to Canada took him eight minutes (1859)
  • Tunguska event: 2,000 sq. km of central Siberia were flattened in an explosion likely caused by a meteor disintegrating above the Earth's surface (1908)
  • Gone With the Wind: classic Civil War-era novel was published (1936)
  • 26th Amendment: was ratified, lowering the US voting age to 18 (1971)
  • David Wayne 1916
  • Lena Horne 1917
  • Susan Hayward 1919
  • Shirley Fry 1927
  • June Valli 1930
  • Harry Blackstone, Jr. 1934
  • Tony Musante 1936
  • Nancy Dussault 1936
  • Florence Ballard (The Supremes) 1943
  • Glenn Shorrock (The Little River Band) 1944
  • William Atherton 1947
  • Stanley Clarke 1951
  • Andy Scott (Sweet) 1951
  • Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) 1953
  • David Alan Grier 1955
  • Adrian Wright (Human League) 1956
  • Doug Sampson 1957 - Musician (Iron Maiden, Smiler)
  • Vincent D'Onofrio 1959
  • Rupert Graves 1963
  • Mike Tyson 1966
  • Phil Anselmo (Pantera) 1968
  • Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) 1969
  • Brian Bloom 1970
  • Brian Vincent 1970
  • Monica Potter 1971
    Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan 1982

Monday, June 29, 2015

Look forward to Arianny!

Arianny Celeste
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Hotty of the day 


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Weekend Box Office - 06/29/2015

Weekend Box Office
  1. Jurassic World $54.2M 
  2. Inside Out $52.1M 
  3. Ted 2 $33.0M 
  4. Max $12.2M 
  5. Spy $7.8M
Well color me surprised. After how well the original TED did, I don't think anyone expected it to fall into the #3 spot for its open weekend. Jurassic World held on to the #1 spot with a big drop off, and the kid flick Inside Out was a close #2. Maybe Ted 2 would've done better if they waited for Mila Kunis to recover from having a baby and be able to be in the movie. I know I'd like to see more of this...

Monday, June 29, 2015

clandestine \klan-DES-tin\, adjective:
  • Characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception.
Clandestine is from Latin clandestīnus, probably a blend of clam-de, secretly and intestīnus, internal.
hotness hypnosis 
  • When act of finding someone so physically attractive that you overlook serious flaws in their personality.
Brad Pitt finally wakes from hotness hypnosis, starts to realize that Angelina is batshiat crazy.

  • Globe Theatre: London theatre that showcased Shakespeare's plays burned down; it was reconstructed in 1997 (1613)
  • Townshend Acts: were passed by the British Parliament, imposing import duties on paper, tea and other items shipped to America; they led to the Boston Massacre (1767)
  • Furman v. Georgia: the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that capital punishment could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" (1972)
  • Atlantis: space shuttle docked with Russian space station Mir; together they formed the largest man-made satellite to orbit Earth (1995)
  • iPhone: went on sale in the US amid enormous buzz (2007)
  • George W. Goethals 1858
  • William Mayo 1861
  • George Ellery Hale (1868-1938): astronomer who invented the Hale telescope
  • James Van Der Zee 1886
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900
  • Nelson Eddy 1901
  • Frank Loesser 1910
  • John Toland 1912
  • Rafael Jeronym Kubelik 1914
  • Ruth Warrick 1915
  • Slim Pickens 1919
  • Ralph Burns 1922
  • Mousey Alexander 1922
  • Cara Williams 1925
  • Ian Bannen 1928
  • Robert Evans 1930
  • Stokeley Carmichael 1941
  • Roger Ruskin Spear 1943
  • Gary Busey 1944
  • Little Eva Boyd 1945
  • Richard Lewis 1947
  • Fred Grandy 1948
  • Ian Paice 1948 - Musician (Whitesnake)
  • Dan Dierdorf 1949
  • Colin Hay 1953 - Musician (Men at Work)
  • Don Dokken 1953 - Heavy Metal
  • Maria Conchita Alonso 1957
  • Evelyn "Champagne" King 1960
  • Sharon Lawrence 1961
  • Amanda Donohoe 1962
  • Steadman Pearson 1964 - Musician (Five Star)
  • DJ Shadow (Josh Paul Davis) 1972 - Music producer, DJ, songwriter
  • Zuleikha Robinson 1977 - Actress ("Lost")
  • Nicole Scherzinger 1978 - lead singer of Pussycat Dolls, exotic beauty

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Six Months

Chris Squire, founding member of YES, dead at 67

Chris Squire, who was the last remaining original and founding member and bassist of British prog-rock band YES passed at age 67. He was recently diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia, a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. More here.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

orotund \OR-uh-tuhnd\, adjective:
  1. Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
  2. Pompous; bombastic.
Orotund derives from Latin ore rotundo, "with a round mouth," hence "clear, loud," from os, oris, "the mouth" + rotundus, "round." It is related to oral.
brain bleach 
  • What one might use to erase a particulary nasty image or memory.
Man, I just saw Olga in skin-tight canary-yellow stretch pants. I need to score me about five gallons of brain

  • Ned Kelly: Australian bushranger was captured at Glenrowan; he was later hanged for murder (1880)
  • Franz Ferdinand: archduke and heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated, along with his wife, in Sarajevo by a Serbian; the event precipitated WWI (1914)
  • Treaty of Versailles: was signed, ending WWI (1919)
  • Stonewall riots: patrons of a Greenwich Village bar resisted a police raid, sparking the gay pride movement (1969)
  • Mike Tyson: boxer bit Evander Holyfield's ear during a heavyweight title fight; he lost the match and gained a 16-month suspension (1997)
  • Elian González: was returned to his father in Cuba (2000)
  • Slobodan Milosevic: former Yugoslavian leader was turned over to the UN war crimes tribunal (2001)
  • Iraqi Interim Government: took power after US handover (2004)
  • Henry VIII 1491 - King of England from April 21, 1509 until his death, known for his six marriages and his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church
  • Peter Rubens 1577
  • John Wesley 1703
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712
  • Alexis Carrel 1873
  • Clara Maass 1876
  • John Dillinger 1902
  • Richard Rodgers 1902
  • Ashley Montague 1905
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer 1906
  • Eric Ambler 1909
  • Peter Candoli 1923
  • George Morgan 1925
  • Mel Brooks 1926 - Writer, director, actor
  • Pat Morita 1932
  • Cathy Carr 1936
  • George Knudson 1937
  • John Byner 1937 - Comedian, impressionist
  • David Knights 1945 - Musician (Procol Harum)
  • Gilda Radner 1946
  • Bruce Davison 1946
  • Kathy Bates 1948 - Actress
  • Alice Krige 1955
  • John Elway 1960 - Football player
  • Tony Mercedes 1962
  • Jessica Hecht 1965 - Actress
  • John Cusack 1966 - Actor
  • Mary Stuart Masterson 1966 - Actress
  • Gil Bellows 1967 - Actor ("Ally McBeal")
  • Jimmy Sommers 1969
  • Danielle Brisebois 1969
  • Ray Slijngaard 1971 - Musician (2 unlimited)
  • Kellie Pickler 1986 - Country singer ("American Idol")

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Four Greeks

Four Greek guy, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party.

After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room..

Those who remained talked about their kids.

The first guy said, 'My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'

The second guy said, 'Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets He's so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.'

The third man said: 'Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.'

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked: 'What are all the congratulations for?'

One of the three said: 'We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons. What about your son?'

The fourth man replied: 'My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.'

The three friends said: 'What a shame... what a disappointment..'

The fourth man replied: 'No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him. And he hasn't done too bad either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

swashbuckler  \SWOSH-buhk-ler, SWAWSH-\ noun,
  • a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil.
Origin: Swashbuckler came to English in the mid-1500s. The swash element of this word references the noise of a sword as it moves through the air and strikes a target.

what happened next
  • Click bait to get you to go to the story.
He decapitated his entire family, including his grandparents, but what happened next will truly shock you.

  • Joseph Smith: the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was killed by an anti-Mormon mob in Illinois (1844)
  • Joshua Slocum: Canadian adventurer landed at Newport, Rhode Island, becoming the first to circumnavigate the world on his own (1898)
  • Newbery Medal: was first awarded, to Hendrik Willem van Loon for The Story of Mankind (1922)
  • paintball: the first game was played, in New Hampshire (1981)
  • US National Do Not Call Registry: opened for business; almost ¾ of a million phone numbers were signed up on its first day in a stand against unwanted telemarketing (2003)
  • Louis XII (France) 1462
  • Charles XII (Sweden) 1682
  • Charles Stewart Parnell 1846
  • Mildred J. Hill 1859
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872
  • Helen Keller 1880
  • John McIntire (actor) 1907
  • Audrey Christie 1911
  • Willie Mosconi 1913
  • Ben Homer 1917
  • I.A.L. Diamond 1920
  • Elmo Hope 1923
  • Rosalie Allen 1924
  • Jerome ‘Doc’ Pomus 1925
  • Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan 1927
  • H. Ross Perot 1930
  • Charles Bronfman 1931
  • Anna Moffo 1934
  • Shirley Anne Field 1938
  • Sandra Smith 1940
  • Frank Mills 1942
  • Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) 1944
  • Norma Kamili 1945
  • Julia Duffy 1951
  • Isabelle Adjani 1955
  • Lorrie Morgan 1959
  • Brian Dillinger 1960
    J. J. Abrams 1966
  • Tobey Maguire 1975
  • Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) 1976
  • Madylin Sweeten 1991
    Chandler Riggs (TWD) 1999

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rock out when your friends become successful!

Years ago I was listening to the local "modern rock" station when they played the new song from Morrissey, "We hate it when our friends become successful." The huge title alone made me guffaw, but listening to the song only reinforced the absurdity of it all. It's a song up happy and uplifting music coupled to extremely angry and spiteful lyrics. I loved the song so much that I raced to the local record store and bought the single on CD. Back then I didn't even have a CD player! Below are the lyrics and a link to a vid so you too can see how jealousy rears it's ugly head.
We hate it when our friends become successful,
We hate it when our friends become successful.
Oh, look at those clothes,
Now look at that face it's so old,
And such a video,
Well, it's really laughable,
Ah hahahaha etc.
We hate it when our friends become successful,
And if they're northern
That makes it even worse and
If we can destroy them
You bet your life we will destroy them.
If we can hurt them, well,
We may well.
It's really laughable,
Ah hahahaha etc.
You see, it should have been me.
It could have been me.
Everybody knows, everybody says so.
They say, "Oh, you have loads of songs,
So many songs,
More songs than they can stand --
Verse, chorus, middle eighth break"
Just listen,
"La la la etc."

Rock out with some TOMMY THE CAT!

This was one of the first songs I learned how to play the double bass drum line all the way through, way back when...

Tommy the Cat.
By Primus
 I remember as if it were a meal ago...
Said tommy the cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter
May have nestled its way into his mighty throat. many a fat alley rat
Had met its demise while staring point blank down the cavernous barrel
Of this awesome prowling machine. truly a wonder of nature this urban
Predator. tommy the cat had many a story to tell, but it was a rare
Occasion such as this that he did.

She came slidin down the alleyway like butter drippin off a hot
Biscuit. the aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in
Even the oldest of tigers that hung around the hot spot in those
Days. the sight was beyond belief. many a head snapped for double,
Even triple, takes as this vivacious feline made her her way into the
Delta of the alleyway where the most virile of the young tabbys were
Known to hang out. they hung in droves. such a multitude of
Masculinity could only be found in one place... and that was
Omalleys alley. the air was thick with cat calls (no pun intended)
But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch as she sauntered up into
The heart of the alley. she knew what she wanted. she was lookin
For that stud bull, the he cat. and that was me. tommy the cat is my
Name and I say unto thee...

Say baby do you wanna lay down with me
Say baby do you wanna lay down by my side

WTF are you doing, FRIDAY!

WTF Friday: Terror and Gays

A man was decapitated at a gas factory near Lyon, France today in a suspected ISIS terror attack. More HERE.


In the US the news outlets buried that attack by celebrating the Supreme Court decision to allow gay marriage and subsidies for the unconstitutional Obamacare. 

This country is FUCKED UP.

TGIF! Friday, June 26, 2015

encomium \en-KOH-mee-uhm\, noun;
plural encomiums or encomia \-mee-uh\: 
  • An often formal expression of warm or high praise.
Encomium derives, via Latin, from Greek enkomion, from en-, "in" + komos, "revel."

cha mon 

  • A more animated way of proclaiming "c'mon" or "come on."
While playing poker and you need a high card: "I need this. Cha mon ACE!"
  • The Gold Rush: Charlie Chaplin's comedy premiered in Hollywood (1925)
  • United Nations: 50 countries signed the charter establishing the world body (1945)
  • Ich bin ein Berliner: John F. Kennedy declared "I am a Berliner," emphasizing US support for democracy in West Germany (1963)
  • UPC bar code: the first item marked in this way was scanned, in Troy, Ohio; the 10-pack of Juicy Fruit is now in the Smithsonian (1974)
  • CN Tower: a Toronto landmark, the world's tallest free-standing structure on land, opened to the public (1976)
  • Human Genome Project: completion of the first rough map of the human genetic code was announced at the White House (2000)
  • Abner Doubleday 1819
  • Sidney Howard 1891
  • Pearl S. Buck 1892
  • Willy Messerschmitt 1898 - aircraft engineer
  • William P. Lear 1902 - aircraft engineer
  • Peter Lorre 1904
  • Col. Tom Parker 1909
  • Roy Plunkett 1910
  • Richard Maltby 1914
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1914
  • Charlotte Zolotow 1915
  • Eleanor Parker 1922
  • Frances Rafferty 1922
  • Dave Grusin 1934
  • Billy Davis ( The 5th Dimension) 1940
  • Larry Taylor (Canned Heat) 1942
  • Pamela Bellwood 1943
  • Georgie Fame (Clive Powell) 1943
  • Mick Jones (Clash, Big Audio Dynomite) 1955
  • Chris Isaak 1956
  • Patty Smyth 1957
  • Barbara Edwards 1960
  • Greg LeMond 1961
  • Terri Nunn (Berlin) 1961
  • Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) 1963
  • Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) 1969
  • Chris O'Donnell 1970
  • Rebecca Budig 1973
  • Jason Schwartzman 1980
  • Kaitlin Cullum 1986