Thursday, October 28, 2010

MCW for 11/3/10

Moi sent some excellent suggestions and as I'm leaving for the Center of the Universe tomorrow I thought I'd use one.  Getting great ideas is kind of like getting a "free spin" on Wheel of Fortune.  Keep it until you need it and as it's been a long day, I need it.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept, is to post a clip from your favorite coming of age movie.  I already have mine chosen if I can find a clip.

This post will self destruct in 5 seconds.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MCW Favorite Buddy Movie

It's time once again for the most widely read meme on the blogosphere, Movie Clip Wednesday.   /loyals readers respond by pounding on their space bars.  It's internet applause. Each week loyal readers of the drivel stop by to see what mediocre theme long worded theme I've come up with to challenge their collective movie related skills.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A sad story

This is a sad story that doesn't end well.  If you don't want to have your day ruined then you may want to pass. 

My dad bought me my first gun when I was 12.  It was a Remington model Nylon 12.  A .22 caliber bolt action that shot pretty straight and was almost indestructible.  There was one stipulation.  I couldn't take it without permission and I had to take hunters safety.  Both terms were easily accepted.

I took hunter's safety in the fall of 1974.  I met two brothers.  One would become my constant hunting companion and best friend throughout high school, Jim Craig.  His older brother Clyde would hunt with us as well. 

There are three rules from hunter's safety that you must remember on your final test.  They are not multiple choice answers.  You must write these out at the very beginning of your exam. They are:
     1) Treat every gun as if it were loaded.
     2) Always point your muzzle in a safe direction.
     3) Be sure of your target AND what is beyond it.

If you miss one of these, you fail and wait a year to take your test again.  I passed, so did Jim and Clyde.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Random Thoughts #23

Things that crossed my mind while wondering if I should become a professional body builder.

1) I'm enumerating my thoughts because 14 is always my goal.  No one has figured out yet why 14 is the number and The Prodigy is exempt from participating.  Also, I'm usually a little Crowned up when I do these and I'm tire of trying to keep track. 

2) Juan Williams was fired from NPR for saying what we all think.  The tolerance of liberals was shown again yesterday.  Just like the hyenas they are, they ate one of their own.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Michael Keaton Stand Up

Came across this clip of Michael Keaton doing some stand up.  I thought it was very funny and would love to see the entire thing.  It's about 5 minutes but entertaining.  He made some very funny movies in the 1980's. 

This clip is on the house.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MCW Favorite Foreign Actor

Boxer started this meme back in February I believe and I'm heading the show for now. Most of you know how it works but if you're new here (for which I greatly thank you) here's how it works. A theme is picked each week. You choose a movie to fit the theme and find a clip, preferably three minutes or less, and post it on your blog. Announce in the comment section of this post that you are up and we'll come and pay you a visit. It's simple really. If you are looking for the theme it's usually posted under the MCW banner on the right side of my drivel by Thursday.

So this week I've chosed favorite foreign actor.  It's a wide range but then we do have some readers who aren't from America and their choices will be interesting.  There are a bunch of great actors.  John Gielgud and Alec Guiness come to mind.  All of the guys who have played James Bond.  How about some great Aussies in Mel Gibson (politics and domestic abuse aside) Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman. 

However, I did say favorite.  My favorite foreign actor is a man almost my own age I grew up with him and one of the most famous characters he portrayed was Alex P. Keaton, the ultra-conservative honors student in Family Ties. Of course I'm talking about Michael J. Fox.  Even though I consider Canada the 51st state, he's still a foreigner.  I'll be honest, until I started typing I was really leaning towards Michael Caine just because he's a great actor with wide range and doesn't seem to make to many bad movies but went with Fox on sentiment. Add the fact that he's only a couple of years older than me and that I could dunk on him (that's not a Parkinsons joke, dude is short0 and we have a winner.

Of course he made millions as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movie but my favorite Fox roll is Brantley Foster in The Secret of My Success.  Fox was pure comedy gold.  From Family Ties and Spin City to the aforementioned movies along with Doc Hollywood and of course Teen Wolf, Fox was also pretty much box office gold as well.  That he has Parkinsons is truly sad but he still has his mind and his family for which he is thankful.  I'm thankful I was able to enjoy him for as long as he performed.

"A medely. Gee,that's nice. Why are you singing a medley Aunt Vera?"

Some reading while I recover

Here are a few links I thought you would enjoy while I get caught up on my sleep and work.  Made a mad dash to St. Louis to watch the Rams put a little beat down on the Chargers.  Left Saturday at 5:30 AM and landed in St. Louis at 3 PM.  Beers, Crowns, sleep, breakfast, beers, then victory beers, dinner, sleep then leaving the hotel to catch a plane at 6 AM yesterday.  Good times though.    Rams won 20-17.  Sam Bradford looked pretty darn good.  Steven Jackson was THE MAN at the end of the game and the D put whiny ass punk Phillip Rivers on his back 7 times.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bill O'Reilly is a wussy

I'm sure by now, you've all watched the clip of "The View" where Joy Behar and Gladys the talking cow Whoopi Goldberg, storm off the set (the clip is here).  In the exchange O'Reilly says that the reason people don't want the mosque built is because "Muslims killed us on 9/11".  A statement that is 100% accurate.  Behar and Shamu then storm off the set because O'Reilly didn't say "muslim extremists". Order was restored and O'Reilly changed his remarks to make everyone happy.  What a fag.

Here's the deal, O'Reilly was spot on with his remarks.  Muslims did kill us.  The women of "The View" and everyone on the left, have no right to seperate Muslims from extremists. None and here's why.  They include all Christians in the same group.  When a nutty Christian shoots a baby killing doctor, they don't call him a "Christian extremist".  No, they blame all forms of Christianity and make the general statement that all Christians share the views of the extremist.  Whenever any Christian says anything that they disagree with, all Christians are lumped into the same group.  Let's not forget that hypocrosy is the cornerstone of liberal idealogy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Global warming is a scam. Always has been, always will be.

Liberals are just a bunch of lying mofo's.  From health care, to the stimulus, to global warming.  Just read this and then try to argue.  Hussein Obama just hates America and will try to destroy us through Cap and Trade. C'mon November 2nd.

The Bret Favre issue.

I'm sure that most of you are aghast that I haven't said anything about Bret Foreskin Favre yet.  Maybe relieved is a more accurate description.  Anyhoo, here's my take.  Do I think it is him? Yes.  Am I positive? No. Do I want it to be true?  Does a ragdoll have cloth knobs?

The slippery slope of the stimulus

The liberals insisted on borrowing a trillion dollars to "stimulate" the economy. They used 1/2 the money they borrowed. Most of it kept government and union jobs safe. The other 1/2 has yet to be spent. Now our  Chairman Mao Barry wants to borrow ANOTHER 50 billion for infrastructure repair. What's the matter with taking it out of the money you haven't spent?  What happened to those "shovel ready jobs"?  Honestly, have we ever had a less capable leader?

A trillion is a lot. It's 12 zeros.  We have 300 million people in the US. According to the latest figures on Wiki, 73% of Americans make less than $70K annually.  If we had given each person below $75K the stimulus money and told them they could spend it without paying it back, it would have stimulated the economy big time.  That's $4,500.00  for every man, woman and child.  A family of four would have received $18,000.00. We would have received a far better return on our money than saving the job of some teacher. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Non-Animated Disney.

Welcome to Movie Clip Wednesday. Boxer continues to shadow box for vodka and is in her busy time so  now I'm driving the bus. "People kept ringing the bell!"

 Most of you know how it works but if you're new here (for which I greatly thank you) here's how it works. A theme is picked each week. You choose a movie to fit the theme and find a clip, preferably three minutes or less, and post it on your blog. Announce in the comment section of this post that you are up and we'll come and pay you a visit. It's simple really.

Tried for a tough one this week and it was,but I had one in the back of my mind the entire time. It's good to be the meme master.  Old Yeller  and Swiss Family Robinson are great flicks.  How about the original Parent Trap with Haley Mills who I think was my first big screen crush.  Many, many to choose from but my favorites growing up all had the same lead actor, the same main character, the same basic plot and were set at a place where we all wanted to go to college.  That's right boys and girls, I'm talking about Medfield College and one of the greatest trilogies of all time The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him Now You Don't, and lastly The Strongest Man in the World.  Dexter Riley was the hero played by the great and talented Snake Plisken I mean Kurt Russell.

Of the three Now You See Him, Now You Don't is my favorite.  These movies had it all, token you know what guy (not trying to be racist but hey those are the facts), the dumb friend based on Shaggy, cute girl that Dexter could not quite get with, Cesar Romero the bad guy who was always having his plans mess up by those meddling kids.  I love the 70's.

I'm really starting to get pissed off when I find the perfect clip on youtube and it's "disabled by request".  Who would do such a thing?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Homecoming 2010

Your tenth ranked Montana State University Bobcats are taking on the Portland State something or others tomorrow for what should be a beautiful day of football here in the Gallatin Valley.  Our Cats are 4-1 having lost only to Division 1 Washington State when our coaches put their collective heads up their asses and cost the boys the game. That aside.

The Cats blew a 37-10 halftime lead last week against Sacremento State and let them score 35 in the third quarter.  The boys in blue and gold rallied to win 64-61 in overtime to go 4-1.

I think tomorrow they will come out strong.  PSU runs a "pistol" offense whatever the hell that is.  Doesn't matter we have Bignell and Craney back this week. We also have a guy named Denarius McGhee. Kid is a STUD. How happy am I that he is only 5'11".  If he was two inched taller he'd be playing in the soon to be defunct Big 12.

The Cat defense will be pissed off tomorrow.  We've lead the conference in overall defense 6 of the last 10 years and been 2nd 3 times.

Cats win.  The conference title is still in their control.

Meanwhile in Hell.  The demons of the dark pink are playing Idaho State University. ISU took the griz to the wire last year but this year will get crushed 40-7.  This griz offense can score points and ISU's defense won't be up to the task.

 I don't know who Malta played tonight but I'm sure they rolled.

Notre we suck ass Dame is 2-3 and won't go to a bowl game again so they are barely worth a mention except for the fact that they are the most overrated program of the last 20 years. They do not, and will not, get any more space on this blog until they are in the top 15 again.  So I'm thinking that I might have to adopt a son to blog about them sometime in 2030.

Bama crushes South Carolina.  Cats and Malta win. All is right with the world.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MCW Theme for 10/13/10

Alright.  I'm still working out some things for coming up with themes but fear not, I will prevail.  I have some ideas but IMO they are very limited and not everyone thinks like me (a hearty round of "thank God" is heard throughout the blogosphere).

This week's choice should include everyone.  Favorite Disney movie, non-animated.  Everyone has watched at least one Disney movie that wasn't a cartoon so I expected a record amount of particpants. 

Vamanos muchachos.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The US Government, solving your problems since 2009

My brother sent this to me this morning. No link just a cut and paste job but it's good reading.

Now read this........

Date: Monday, October 4, 2010, 8:44 AM

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planningdepartment and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite/Best Black and White Movie

Welcome to Movie Clip Wednesday. Boxer put me in charge of this meme "temporarily" a few months ago. That's kind of like loaning me a golf club. "Hey, can I try out your driver that you don't hit anymore?"  If that happens the chances are close to zero you will ever see it again.  Its harder than it looked . Keeping this meme going. It reminds of the "Seinfeld" episode where George takes the job parking cars and screws it all up and the guy says "any fool can park a car".

However, not knowing when to quit is one of strengths. Most of you know how it works but if you're new here (for which I greatly thank you) here's how it works. A theme is picked each week. You choose a movie to fit the theme and find a clip, preferably three minutes or less, and post it on your blog. Announce in the comment section of this post that you are up and we'll come and pay you a visit. It's simple really.

This week's theme, which was posted on Thursday, September 30th, in the year of our Lord 2010 AD, which is plenty of notice for virtually everyone on planet Earth, is favorite/best black and white movie.  When I was a Netflix subscriber, I decided to watch all of the classics I had never seen before.  Like On the Waterfront, A Streetcar named Desire, Citizen Kane and many others.  I made it through the aforementioned along with some other great movies.  As noted in last week's theme Gone with the wind didn't make it into my DVD player.  Anywhoo, though I'm a big fan of Casablanca and Young Frankenstein the movie I consider the best black and white, if not the best thing I've ever watched is All Quiet on the Western Front. I thought it was very well done, especially in the time of overacting.  The scene I've chosen is the ending scene of the movie.  Funny how I couldn't find this scene when the theme was "best/favorite death scene" but that's my luck all the way.

Nest week's theme will be up in the next day or so under the "Movie Clip Wednesday" banner so keep your eyes peeled.

Man, these pretzels are making me thirsty.