Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gaylord Focker

What a name! Poor Ben Stiller gets verbally and psychologically abused by Robert De Niro in both “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.” Gotta love a little tsuris thrown at you by the soon to be in-laws.
I thought it was pretty neat that Gay Focker used Mr. Jinx (the cat) to bring in his wife’s wedding ring there at the end of the first movie. I didn’t get a chance to check and see if he was wearing the ring he should be wearing, the super cool looking Titanium Wedding Rings they have for guys who like to show off their jewelry. I’m gonna go check it out right now though...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Chasing a Chevy

Before I get too far off topic, I want to point something out in regards to Caddyshack one more time. Chevy Chase wears the crispiest white pants and some of the funkiest golf apparel you’ve ever seen. He sticks his collar up, he dances around the green, and he even makes funny sounds while he’s putting the ball...blindfolded.

I’ve got a new role-model folks. It’s on.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Bill Murray is one of my favorite actors. I watched Caddyshack on my laptop the other day and felt completely nostalgic. What a classic. It was one of the first comedies I can recall seeing as a kid. Ahhh, the memories.

One of the best scenes in the movie is when Bill Murray is on safari with golf drivers, industrial grade garden hoses, and later explosives, for the gopher that continually eats up the course. I found this snapshot to refresh your memory...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Contact This!

Contact. This movie was full of so many shenanigans it made me want to sp*t. Jodie Foster ends up getting contacted by aliens after billions of dollars are poured into this gyroscope thingy. It's designed to do what? She drops right through the spinning thing inside a metal sphere. All along you thought she was going to be contacted by a higher power. Whatevvvver.

These big budget flicks have got it all backwards I.M.O.. Think about it, some NASA genius types get sent some bogus instructions to build a gigantic mechical spinning thing, and those instructions are embedded in a video of the Third Reich from N*zi Germany? Give me a break. If you want true satellite network access so you can speak directly to E.T. and his friends, you have to build a gigantic stairmaster or something. That would get attention. I'm going to draw it up and send my script to the big rigs at the studios. Score.

Lucky Number Seventy-four

Why is "W" the symbol for Tungsten? That's so confusing. "H" for Hydrogen, "C" for Carbon, and....."W" for Tungsten? Have a look for yourself, it's #74. I was going to learn a bit more about Tungsten because I'm on the verge of buying a Tungsten Ring or two, but now I'm just confused. Off to wiki I go!

Back to the movies...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Walter Bruce Willis?

Did you know that Bruce Willis' real first name is Walter? Well, it is.

In Die Hard 3 (With a Vengeance) - Bruce Willis takes a spotlight to the face from a helicopter, courtesy of Jeremy Irons. Ouch. It's not a high pressure sodium light because that's like a street light. Obviously those don't have the same effect. Chances are that it was a metal halide spotlight, which is the cause for the sudden blindness. I wouldn't be worried about my VW's brights in my eyes, but a spotlight....yeah, a little bit.

Avoid the spotlight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Remember remember the fifth of November...

I watched V for Vendetta today. Again.

Evey Hammond, played by Natalie Portman, is "captured" by who she believes is the government (really, it's just her friend V pulling some shenanigans on her.) He interrogates her, shaves her head and feeds her oatmeal - or that's what I want to believe that it is. What I can't figure out is why every movie interrogation involves one of three setups. Either a.) they are in a brightly lit room and there are several people standing around or looking in through two-way mirrors, b.) they are in a dark room and there is a spotlight in the actors face, blinding them and causing them to sweat bullets, or c.) there is barely enough light in the room for anything to be detectable, at which point in time everyone (including me the viewer) ends up squinting down to 20-5 vision just to make out the slightest detail.

Ugh! With all the commercial lighting in the world, what's going on in Hollywood? I think if I move out to Cali and become a light consultant for some of these major movie sets I could clean up!

Batman Returns (Part...I've lost count)

I'm still in movie mode.

In just a couple more weeks Mr. Christian Bale is back for another go at Batman Begins, this time working along side the late Heath Ledger who plays the Joker. Not before too long we'll see that Bat Symbol posted up above Gotham, and for all those people not paying attention, the Bat Symbol is only made available by something I like to call metal halide. I like to call it that, because that's what it's called. Metal halide. Check it out.

On a sidenote, how confusing would it be if you actually owned a spotlight with a Bat Symbol cover in your backyard or something? I'm sure the FAA would have something to say about it, but a few times a year I'm sure the entire city would get a kick out of your toy : )

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Glow, oops, grow in the dark

Do you live in a dungeon? I surely hope not. Well, in the event you find yourself in a dungeon any time soon and you want to keep some of your plants up and running, don't forget to pack your grow lights. If you don't, you'll find yourself outside the castle, where someone will ridicule you mercilessly like this.

I'm Home Alone

Literally. Since I'm stuck here I'm watching Macaulay Culkin mess up Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern's characters in the 1990 John Hughes flick, "Home Alone." Yeah, whattya know.

Because the two crooks in this movie get so thoroughly beat up by an 8-year old kid, most people don't notice the heat he's packing throughout the entire "big finale" as they chase him through the house. Big Mac is packin' an air pellet gun, which he opens up by shooting both guys, one in the head, the other in the...

...yeah. When this movie is over, I'm gonna throw on another one. Be back in a bit...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Having a bad day?

Imagine making minimum wage only to be taken hostage by some guy holding a fake gun. Air pellet guns probably get people in more trouble than they should, but still, scenes like this one can be funny in the right context:This movie has been out for over 20 years, if you haven't seen in yet you better get on it. The next time I go to Six Flags Magic Mountain, I'm going to smuggle a water pistol in and see what kind of advantage it gives me while waiting in lines.


Even Gollum can't get his hands off of the newest gadgets. Just take a look at this picture I found:
Frightening! Yeah yeah yeah, the iPhone revolutionized the mobile market. People can't get enough of this thing. But what good would it be without mobile satellite internet? If there weren't satellites, we'd have no mobile internet, no GPS, no......MTV2. If I didn't have my MTV2, I may not be able to function on a daily basis.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

There's No Time Like Tee Time

Not that tea, the other tee. The tee where you're outside, wide open, ready to let the big dog eat. I'm still on my game, and things are looking better every weekend.

Having good golf equipment changes everything. I started my new hobby by piecing everything together. I bought up a few new goodies before my last two outings. I'm killing the ball off the tee with the TaylorMade Tour Burner. It's super light, I'm getting great acceleration through my swing, and cutting down on my distance to the green. Game on!