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.

10,002 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room”

  1. Continentalop says :

    Change of subject, I really haven’t been watching or reading much until recently. Just started the Travis McGee & Silver John series, digging both. Going to finish up season 3 of Gomorrah tonight, and start Banshee after that.

    Movie wise pretty much just watching old stuff. But I just watched the Japanese exploitation Female Prisoner Scorpion series. Highly recommend it. It’s like if a Pam Grier female prison movie combined with Ms. 45 and really bright & colorful stylistic visuals.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      I wish I could start banshee all over again not knowing anything about it. God damn that is a fun show.

      • Continentalop says :

        For some reason I had no interest in that show until I recently saw a clip. Was like “Fuck, I’ve been missing out.”

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        its one of the most entertaining shows of that decade. It was consistently great.

      • Continentalop says :

        I just rewatched Justified and Hap & Leonard with my dad. Those two shows really hold up but I have to say they made a mistake with H & L being just season long adaptations of each novel. In hindsight I realize you can have a big major arc, but you really do need individual separate episodes mingled in for those kind of shows.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I thought they miscast Leonard and the stories didn’t quit land for me.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Justified OTOH was a great modern western.

      • Continentalop says :

        Not so much for me but for the more casual fans like my dad. He loved the two characters but I could tell it wore him down to watch basically a 4 hour movie broken in 6 parts.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Did the clip of Banshee you saw a fight scene?

      • Continentalop says :

        Yes. I was like “I remember the when America action movies used to have violent fight scenes.”

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Banshee has some the most creative fight scenes on movie and TV. From conception to execution its top notch.

      • Continentalop says :

        Honestly if you’re a fan of 70s & 80s style action or what Cronenberg did in A History of Violence & Eastern Promises, and want to see visceral style action, over the last decades you needed to watch TV shows not movies. Thinking Richard Harrow shootout in Boardwalk Empire, Bulletville in Justified, Hank/Twins shoutout on Braking Bad, hallway fight in Daredevil, Punisher prison fight, etc. Way better than the CG action scenes we were getting at the movies (foreign movies excluded).

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        That Boardwalk Empire scene was amazing. And i agree TV has it over movies.

      • Continentalop says :

        Even if you don’t like the shows I listed, you at least probably could watch the action/fight scene I listed. Unlike Black Panther or Wonder Woman.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        The only one I’m iffy on is DD and mostly because I think they miscast DD with the tiny English lad.

    • Continentalop says :

      The Female Prisoner Scorpion series is from ‘72 & ‘73 btw. The are, in order:
      Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
      Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
      Female Convict Scorpion: Beast Stable
      Female Prisoner Scorpion: 701’s Grudge Song

  2. Tombando says :

    Noted_Sage Conti Pops! Velcommen. Watching Perry Mason redo 4 eps in, 1932 he’s a PI, there’s the usual CSI level cadaver porn and Boardwalk Empire Whee we kin show Tits and say Fuck in these now! flourishes that take ya outta the show. Its pretty ok seems to be improving. Lithgow is in Everything recently by the looks.

    Uhhh Pelican Brief wasn’t bad, been years, Argo was fun to revisit, the new Looney tunes were kinda fun on hbomax. The usual stuff in other words.

  3. Continentalop says :

    Finally started watching BANSHEE. This show is stupid, with just dumb action, ridiculous characters, and skinemax sex & nudity.

    It’s wonderful.

  4. Tombando says :

    Mare of Easttown. Kate Winslet is Cagney and Lacey ala True Detective. Does that make sense? Anyways I liked it. She’s great. Plot has too many red herrings and you coulda cut out a couple characters, but okay it’s still pretty good. Very Delco area. Some of the actors look too much alike-50ish dark haired guys w receding hairlines and beards abound- and they get really cute on the oh so tangled family trees etc. I still liked it and on second viewing it holds up.

    • Tombando says :

      Tenet. Nolan takes another whack at Inception territory, we get this. Big bonkers mess that’s hard to follow and waaaaay to full of its reverse time gimmicks. I won’t be watching it again. Wtf Nolan? Mikey Bay is more coherent.

      • M. Blitz says :

        I’m about to start watching Mare of Easttown. Best thing about Tenet was Pattinson.

      • Tombando says :

        You should like Mare. Kate’s great. Tenet was lousy. I am sorry I bothered. Self indulgent confusing mess.

      • Tombando says :

        Lemme see watching/watched:
        *Luca-ehhh. Pixar’s coasting. Its dull.
        *Raya the dragon hunter. Okay that is good. I liked it.
        *John Zwick 1. Okay, pretty good. Lotsa violence. Bill and Ted does his Billy Jack thing. Works.

        *Cold Case yr 1 15 eps in. The music and flashbacks are the best parts. NCIS type formula otherwise.
        *NCIS yr 1. Always reliable. Ducky and the Coors Guy are the best parts.

        *Lawman yr 3-solid. Another Gunsmoke knockoff but it works. John Russell’s whole show.
        *Loki 4 shows in is not bad. Expecting Kang. Owen Wilson’s a welcome presence.

        *Guns of Will Sonnett-Walter Brennan western show late 60s. Decent especially w the guest stars. I liked it.

        How is everyone?

  5. tombando says :

    Black widow was pretty okay, typical but I enjoyed it. Youse has seen it all before bear in mind.

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