Burt Gummer’s Rec Room

A gathering place for paranoid survivalists and those who worship at the Church of Chang

August 2015: Dryer than a bone, and hotter than the surface of the sun- yup, it’s summertime in Perfection and El Blanco is on the prowl.

Disclaimer: This is the part of the Church that is the most no holds barred. None of it is intended with malice, and although it can on occasion seem a little bit fraught, it is banter rather than venom. So, be warned that this is like taking a naked swim in a piranha tank and not recommended for the faint of heart.


4,939 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room”

  1. TomBando says :

    Damn. Saw Coco finally. Wow. Those Pixar bastards know how to hit you right between the eyes with dying family stuff. Really a good film. I was surprised just How well this was done.

  2. TomBando says :

    Okay 10 eps in they have trotted out a unabomber type-you knew the guy’d go off the deep end-and the expected ‘small world’ syndrome takes over—person one is in a bar when person 2 walks in for a mtg and the news of person 3 is all over the news etc. Right. But hey that’s Netflix. Best part of Punisher is the casting of the Punisher. I like him.

  3. M. Blitz says :

    Did anybody else see Twentieth Century Women? I am on a rewatching kick. Love it. Mike Mills did real good. When i was in my teens i looked too much like Greta Gerwig in this movie. Same haircut same hair color same music similar clothes. Arghhhh. And there’s still room to fantasize about turning into Annette Benning’s character. Hah or meet a dude like Crudup’s William. I can barely deal with it. I feel so tenderly towards them all.

    (Also….Hair, Kicking and Screaming, Henry Fool, Jesus’ Son, and on and on and on). Also, London Town. Which was ok. Not sure about the Joe Strummer character, but all in all it was ok.

    Dug the new Supernatural. A fun diversion.

    • Continentalop says :

      The homage to Dashiell Hammett & The Maltese Falcon? Yeah, I liked it too (obviously).

      • M. Blitz says :

        That’s the one! It’s like they made an ep especially for you. Is there a newer one? I still haven’t gotten the hang of watching Supernatural week to week. Whenever I check expecting there to be a new ep, there isn’t one.

      • Continentalop says :

        Neither have I. I tuned in on Thursday for the show, and instead found some dumb Tough Mudderer show.

      • Continentalop says :

        Imagine with the NCAA tournament going on there won’t be a new episode until like two weeks.

  4. TomBando says :

    So Punisher….Lemme see if I have anything else semi coherent to add. I think the usual Netflix problem of having at least a third filler episodes happens here. 8-10 would have been just fine thank you. The whole Jr Unabomber arc didn’t need to be there, that ate up time with a subplot that offered nothing new and had little to do with the main storyline. I thought they spent a good deal of time on the PTSS stuff, and I’m guessing tried hard to do it justice? You tell me.

    Fave supporting character was Curtis, black ex-military guy who had lost a leg overseas and was leading the group therapy sessions in the basement of the church. He was pretty decent.

    Weaker “”-well the two guys involved in the unibomber arc-the bomber dude and his MAGA hat wearing cartoony-written pal–were wasted. You didn’t hear either guy say anything that wasn’t outta cliche-land, and I didn’t quite buy some of this.

    Persian Princess who lead the OHS squad-well she was an eyeful but you’re meant to believe her doing the Cagney and Lacey routine too. Not so sure I did.

    Bad guy who you KNEW was gonna turn into a bad guy-well you saw him coming a mile away. He was fine in a bland prettyboy jerk in a suit way.

    Hacker Dude-who reminded me of Willie Wonka for some reason, Gene Wilder-well he’s pretty okay. They over-do the have the characters all sit around at HQ staring into monitors cliche here-both at Hacker Dude’s warehouse basement digs and at OHS-but at least you kinda bought Hacker Dude doing it, for some reason. Must have been the hippy vibe. I donno.

    And Mr Punisher–best part of the whole thing. I like him, I like how he portrays the character, and I root for him despite him frankly being a mass murdering demon with a gun. But if you look at Any of these guys who i liked-the Rifleman or Paladin–face it, the bodycount has Gotta be over 100, so who am I to whine about Punisher dude’s tally? Can’t do it and watch this so…there ya go.

    One thing I didn’t care for so much-and yes I know it’s a-as Xiphos sez-a Funnybook Show–is all the damage that Castle takes-especially in the last two episodes-would put him down 100 times over. A quick trip to Persian Gal’s dr daddy’s apt for some asperin and IV’s would NOT cut it. IF you have seen this you know what I mean. Punisher is a Bugs Bunny character as far’s the regenerative abilities go.

    Anyhoose, I liked the show, I will watch more with Punisher so long as it’s the same actor playing him–but they could use some shaking up of the formula etc. Netflix way. It’s not like I can remember anything of the shows after I’ve seen them the once time thru. Something wrong there.

  5. TomBando says :

    1.5 eps into Jessica Jones. She’s good, the blonde Lizzie McGuire/Hellcat gal is not, ummm fat Whizzer dude was potentially fun but they got ridda him kinda quick, its already beginning to drag. Will give it more time though to improve.

  6. M. Blitz says :

    School shooting down the way from me. Wtf. These shootings are getting a little close to home. A close friend’s mentor/supervisor was one of the people killed in cali the other week. Wtffffffffff.

    • Judge Droid says :

      If only the teachers were armed.

      • M. Blitz says :

        I’m still flabbergasted that anybody seriously thinks that’s a good idea. There are so many available angles from which to approach the idea and find that it’s completely fucked.

        Wtf is up with these kids?? I was in HS in the 90s and we were too busy dropping acid and having sex and getting in brawls to go around shooting each other.

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