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.

3,288 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room”

  1. M. Blitz says :

    Twin Peaks is really really good. A nice respite from endless ER reruns. I’m guessing most of y’all will hate it. But who knows!

    • Judge Droid says :

      Need to get Fire Walk with Me and watch it so I can start the new season.

      • M. Blitz says :

        I’m rewatching season 2 while waiting for part 8. Leo just woke up. So far tons of relevant details that had slipped my mind, and it’s only been a few years since I last watched the series straight through. All of your recent viewing hours will be richly rewarded!

      • tombando says :

        Or you need to get Firewalker, and see some good Chuck Norris and Lou Gosset Raiders rip off action. Just because you get Sallah for your pains too!

  2. kloipy says :

    Twin Peaks Season 3 is fucking amazing.

    Logan was really good if a bit too long.

    SN season 12 really good so far.

  3. M. Blitz says :

    Gonna give Supernatural a whirl this summer sometime. The one random ep I caught was highly entertaining. So many seasons, though….makes it kind of daunting. I’ve been going synth crazy lately which is eating up a lot of time. Need to hook up a tv in front of my rig and multitask lol

    Between ER (which is pretty excellent) and TP….that’s it. Caught an er ep with Miguel Ferrer reecntly…..what a loss. He was amazing.

    • tombando says :

      Yeah Miguel Ferrer always made whatever he was in better-Traffic or Twin Peaks or Robocop or whatever. Fine talent.

      • M. Blitz says :

        His ER performance had me tearing up. So damn good. He is awesome as Albert, naturally. But Robocop is always what i think of him as being “from”. I had no idea he was friggin Rosemary Clooney’s son til this year!

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Didn’t Rosemary Clooney do a couple of episodes of ER as former famous local singer with Alzheimer’s I think?

      • M. Blitz says :

        I did see an ep with her! And she sang beautifully in it.

        Also saw an ep with a child Shia Leboeuf. Also most of the actresses from Hidden Figures. And just about everyone else acting today over the age of 30. Every ep practically I’m going…wait….who….is that…?..it is!

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      If the amount of SN episodes are too daunting Blitz, just watch the sublimely perfect first 5 seasons. That’s how you tell a series long story arc.

      • Continentalop says :

        I second what Xi says, but I’m going to add something: It’s not perfect – that’s what makes it great.

        I think we discussed this before Xi, how you can feel in season 1-5 of SN them experimenting & trying to figure out exactly what the show should be. It takes chances. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but often it’s a fucking awesome gamble and is always watchable. It’s like an awesome young rock band fine-tuning their sound over their first couple of albums.

        In short, listen to Xi MB: S1-5 are great.

      • Continentalop says :

        Sorry if that sounds like I’m disagreeing with you, Xi. I’m not. I’ve just been thinking lately why certain shows that shouldn’t work (sexy young monster hunters) but do. And I’ve got to say it’s because of willingness to take chances.

        SPOILERS: B&W episode, Meta episodes, adding Angels & God, killing fan favorite characters, etc. Stuff most shows wouldn’t touch SN would dare to do.

      • just pillow talk says :

        Seasons 6-8 struggled, and then it started finding it’s groove again in my opinion. It fell into a rut there for a bit….

      • Continentalop says :

        I blame the show runner of S6-7. Had to crawl back during S8 but it had its moments.

        SPOILERS

        Clip Show was good, and the cliff hanger at the end casting the Angels out of heaven was good too. Metatron was definitely a better villain than Dick Roman or Eve.

      • M. Blitz says :

        Hahah if I make it through one season I’ll be hooked for the long haul. I’m down though. Just gotta decide on when to start. I’ve been teleworking between 20 and 30 hours a week on average lately. Need to get a spare something with an HDMI out I can hook up to the tv.

        Work has been kicking my ass lately. They are lucky I show up to the office at all considering the exponential increase in workload I’m under lately. I foresaw and forewarned but, shocker, they didn’t listen. So we lost the last of our support staff and all the mean little mutant chickens have come home to roost. Add in one major vendor merger, and a new bank selected off a low bid (apparently that lowest bidder doesn’t offer the best service, shocker #2, though no control over that) and it is fucking chaos. On the plus side, lots of OT means I just upgraded to a new synth case with 3 rows!

  4. tombando says :

    I watched it so you don’t have to-Big Robots 5: Hitting Each Other in England AKA the Search for Jarv. It was on the same level as 3 and 4. Totally batshit. Wayy too many robots to keep track. Hannibal Lector is kinda fun in his way. It’s a paycheck role. The plot makes sense until it doesn’t, Unicron is there but Isn’t the baddie, instead it’s some Queen Jocasta type. Same plot as 3-bad robots want their planet to Anschluss ours’. Explosions! Multiracial cast! John Goodman! A French Robot! A Threepio rip off! King Arthur! Dinobots! And ummm….Steve Buscemi as a Junk Trader Robot!

    You have submarines, Stonehenge, lots of plummetting–let’s roll the Wile E Coyote footage-and all kinds of weirdness on top of That. Stanley Tucci has a smallish role as Merlin(!) at the start. Apparently Harriet Tubman knew Transformers! Who knew?

    Mr Anderson doesn’t voice the bad robot, this time it’s the orig guy, Frank Welker. And they changed the design of some of them so they looked like the Toons more. It’s…what it is. See it if you liked 3 or 4, don’t if you didn’t. Pretty ugly design in some of the robots and that Robot Planet coming here is confusingly blocked out, so–you know you’re in a Mikey Bay world here. He sez it’s his last and I’m sure that’s true.

    Marky Mark isn’t that bad here, just–Marky Mark. You know what you are getting.

    Two stars outta 4 for the Bayhem, maybe half a one more for the overall batshit spectacle. You’ll feel yourself getting dumber as you watch it, but you knew that already.

    • M. Blitz says :

      I actually want to see this one. The level of batshit promised in the trailer is somewhere up in the stratosphere. I can barely look at marky mark without cracking up….his fucking scowl!

      • tombando says :

        Oh you get to see the Marky Mark Scowl in all it’s glory in any number of phases, scenes and backlit sequences. I should add the black guy in the glasses with him is kinda funny, you have ‘General Morshower’ and Josh Dushamel(?) back in their respective roles, plus Osprey Porn! Mikey likes them Ospreys.

        Optimus isn’t in it for at least half the length. No I donno why either. And there is this Suicide Squad ripoff where they intro the Bad Robot’s guys-one by one–then they basically ignore them til it’s time for them too all get killed. Yes. And the Robot Triceratops isn’t bad either.

        Buscemi bot was kinda fun. Threepio bot is annoying after awhile. John Goodman Bot is there and shoots things. There’s a tall green one that’s English but he doesn’t stand out. Oh and it has submarines too.

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