My Kenan and Kel Tribute

July 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm (Television, Video)

This is my video tribute to Kenan and Kel, set to the song Rubberband Man. Enjoy.

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The Rocker Scenes

July 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm (Movies, Video)

Below are two scenes from the upcoming Rainn Wilson Comedy, The Rocker. 

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Indiana Jones 5 Under Consideration

July 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm (Movies)

Indy Picking Up the Whip and Fedora Again?

According to George Lucas, a 5th Indiana Jones movie may be possible in the future. In an interview with The Sunday TImes, Lucas said that if they could collaborate an idea that sounds good, they would do it. Which basically means in George Lucas vocabulary, “Yea, we’re doing another one.” He also said that making Indiana Jones 4 was a challenge because multiple people had multiple ideas. People wanting it to be this or that way, Spielburg wanting to make it like the originals, Lucas wanting to take it in a new direction. Indiana Jones 4 scored a hefty $314 million in US box office.

“Well there’s your problem!”

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I Don’t Wanna See Saw Anymore!

July 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm (Movies, The Way Earl Sees It)

Back in 2004 Horror Fans across the nation got to see Saw for the first time, which I’m sure was a delight to some-

“Hey Honey, wanna go see people get brutally tortured, not excluding any horrific and gory detail!”
“Sure babe, just let me put the kids to sleep and get my purse!”

Well, I never really had anything against the series back then. I watched the very beginning of the film where two guys are locked in the same room and one guy has to saw the other guy’s leg off or something like that, I nearly passed out. I’ve never really been a horror fan, and now I’m becoming less and less of a Saw fan. In 2005, we saw Saw 2, in 2006, Saw 3 came along, with, you guessed it, Saw 4 rearing it’s ugly head in 2007. Now in 2008, we have Saw 5! YOU GUESSED RIGHT! SAW, LET’S COUNT, SHALL WE, THAT IS UNLESS WE’VE BEEN TORTURED SO LONG WE CUT OFF OUR OWN FINGERS! 1, 2, 3, 4, FIVE! You’re supposed to be torturing the characters in the movie, not the audience. DS and I actually had a conversation with a fan of the franchise-

Earl-“I don’t get Saw 4, I mean Jigsaw died! THey just found a tape recorder in his stomach!”
Mindless person I was talking to-“No, he swallowed it.”
Earl-“So, wouldn’t the acids dissolve it?”
DS-“Are we this bored?”

There’s even a planned SAW 6! Just quit Lionsgate! Just stick with the only other person who makes your movies, Tyler Perry! Or combine them! (JD Moment-“Madea! Where are you?” “I’m caught in this #^$&$ beartrap”) I guarantee it would be more entertaining. I don’t know much about the franchise, but I do know this-People get caught, people get tortured, lather, rinse repeat, pay the executives, let’s make another. Please, quit making these movies. I’m begging you. Just stop. Stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it! Move on to another franchise! Do something original! I guess 20 years from now I’ll be telling my kids, or knowing me, my friend’s kids about how Saw was the Friday the 13th of my generation.

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The Joker Scene Compilations

July 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm (Movies, Video)

The Joker is definitely the most interesting character in the new Batman flick The Dark Knight, which continues to shatter records across the world. Thanks to the Youtube community, someone has done the (illegal) liberty of compiling some of his scenes into two nifty videos.

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Critical Mass with Critical Mass

July 28, 2008 at 9:15 am (The Way Earl Sees It)

You may not have heard of this, but on my ride out for breakfast this morning I came across the news reports for a bicyclist radical group called “Critical Mass” on the my local radio talk show. The group is basically a bunch of bicycle nuts that want to “express that bicycles have just as much right to be on the road as cars”. I don’t have a problem with that, even though I wouldn’t want to ride 150 miles on something powered by… well, me. I prefer my transportation to be engine-powered. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with trying to “express your rights” and what not, however when you cross certain lines, you’ve went too far. The riders have been known to block intersections, cause disruption in what would be normal driving circumstances, and injure car-driving (sane) citizens-

 

On July 25, 2008 Critical Mass bicycle riders were confronted by a motorist who was temporarily being prevented by several cyclists from driving his automobile from a curbside parking space into bicycle traffic on East Aloha on the July 25, 2008 Seattle ride.[33] The distraught motorist backed into at least two cyclists while attempting to leave the scene.[34]

A group of mass riders caught up to the vehicle, broke its rear windshield, and assaulted the motorist inside the car through a broken window, pulling him from the car. At least one cyclist slashed the motorist’s tires. [35] [36] [37] The motorist was struck in the back of his head by an object after being pulled from his vehicle, and taken to a local hospital following the incident for head injuries.[38] Two cyclists were arrested for suspicion of vandalism to the car; the motorist was not considered by the Seattle Police Department to have committed a crime due to several witness accounts.[39]

Sure, there are some reports of car drivers provoking some of the incidents, however in most cases the Bicycle supremacists are going way too far, as in the incident above, which was the one I had heard about on the radio. These bike gang members are going way outta line with these protests. Sure, if you wanna make a point, go ahead. You don’t have to nearly kill a guy to do it though! Even though they claim to be in the right for standing up for their bicycling rights, brutally beating other motorists, slashing tires, and costing thousands of dollars in damage only puts them in the wrong. I personally hope I never run into a section of the gang, I personally am not sure what I would do if I ran into them. I would probably run into them a little more. Let me get this straight. I have no problem with bicyclists. Sure, it’s a little hard to get past them, and a little scary because you think you might hit them, however I don’t have a problem with them. I’ll be honest, yes you do get in the way sometimes. But that’s just because the road was made with lanes big enough for cars, and fast enough for motorcycles. I don’t have a problem with them, as long as they don’t resort to these violent and extreme manners.

What do you think? Do these bicyclist protestors earn the right to destroy property or should they just buy a car and join the rest of us? What would you do if you ran into a group of these radicals? Let me know.

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