Friday, June 26, 2009
Public Enemies Review plus - Closing in on 400,000
So Micheal Jackson passed away. hmmmm The real Micheal Jackson died years ago. That is all I'm going to say on the subject.
Bad luck for Farrah Fawcett who also passed away but seems to be on page two. I have to think that for most males in the world that are in their 40s and 50s the death of Farrah means a LOT more then MJ.
HEY - you people with gardens - are they really getting ready to POP soon? I have a globe thistle that is getting ready to pop it's death star globes. AWESOME!! It's amazing what warm weather will do isn't it. I was going to take a photo of my gardens but my camera is getting it's sensor cleaned. I took a photo and saw Lawrence of Arabia tramping across it.
I hope everyone saw Johnny Depp on Lettermen last night - EXCELLENT interview. As Lettermen said- you get you moneys worth out of muzzle flashes.
I talked to a woman that saw the movie last Thursday and she said she got motion sickness in the beginning. Lots of hand held HD cameras and motion. Just a warning to all of you that MIGHT be prone to motion sickness.
Speaking of interviews. I was interviewed by the Wisconsin State Journal yesterday. A rather long one and I tell ya. Great questions. The guy knew what he was doing. (not that I'm trying to insult previous interviewers).
Be looking for a big article on June 30th I believe in the WSJ.
I have not seen The Isthmus (paper edition) yet but I MIGHT have an article in it this week.
I believe tickets are now sold out for the Columbus Premier.
I didn't blog yesterday . . .busy . . . but I was looking at my hit counter and realized that it's going to be close on if I can get to 400,000 hits by Premier day. Weekends are always slow. Of course take the hits away that my mom gives me and it goes down to 128,000.
Graham Man saw the movie in Minneapolis last night - quick review.
Where to start… Oh she made it (his 1933 Graham Sedan)!!!!! I counted 5 individual shots of the Graham. One front shot as the 1933 Buick pulls away from the Racine bank robbery with the Lost lady (Emilie de Ravin) and 4 shot of the car during the Sioux Falls robbery. The top of my 1929 Graham Paige even made it during the Madison filming! And almost all the Madison background car engine noise is my 29 Graham!
Now… RENT COLLATERAL THIS WEEK!!!!!! Michael Mann is like your first cup of coffee; you will most likely not like your first taste, if you don’t understand his filming technique/style you will be distracted during the first half of the movie. I say this because I accidentally rented it myself; I just wanted to see his style. Oh it was the best Tom Cruse film I have seen in a long time anyway. I think this is more important than reading the book, although knowing the book would be helpful.
I tried to remove myself from bias, but I would still give the movie 4 out of 5 stars. Michael Mann could not have done a better job; I did not see a single thing that could be removed. I could tell where he wanted more time to develop the story but at 2 hours and 20 min, bring comfortable shoes and clothing, spend the money for popcorn and a drink and go to the bathroom before you sit down, it is a long movie but the time goes too fast.
The entire movie is there, with most of the missing scenes cut up and reused as little shots inserted, except the Columbus bank robbery outside shots, Mann just did not have the time to develop another bank robbery. If you were in the movie or looking for a friend expect not to blink for the entire movie. I found the 6 shots of my cars but the grand total time they are on the screen is probably less the 3 seconds, the movie moves that fast!
Golf today and and my buddy comes up from MadCity tomorrow. We're planting some gift perennials . . . somewhere.
Last night was homebrew club night and I have to laugh. It's held in a liqueur store in Sun Prairie and once we got done with club business we started sampling home brews. Probably about 6 different ones. Not little sips.
Then the store owner says "I have 8 beers I need opinions on, would you guys like to sample them and give me a thumbs up/down?" Well YEA. "Except we only have 15 minutes to closing.
So we were power sampling and I commented that I was thinking my taste buds MIGHT be getting a little compromised with 16 different styles within a half hour. NOT that I was complaining. Just trying to help, that's all.
If there are any people that would love to sample homebrew and are thinking for brewing the last Thursday of every month we have a meeting. Its a fun friendly and slighty drunk group!!
On my 50th birthday, I got a gift certificate from my wife.
The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.
After being persuaded, I drove to the reservation, handed my ticket to the medicine man and wondered what would happen next.
The old man slowly, methodically produced a potion, handed it to me, and with a grip on my shoulder, warned, "This is powerful medicine and it must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say '1-2-3.' When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want."
I was encouraged. As I walked away, I turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?"
"Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,' he responded.
"But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."
I was very eager to see if it worked so I went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited my wife to join me in the bedroom. When she came in, I took off my clothes and said, "1-2-3!"
Immediately, I was the manliest of men. My wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes. And then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"
And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition!
ONE COULD END UP WITH A DANGLING PARTICIPLE!!
Have a weekend