Burt Gummer’s Rec Room- SUmmer 2013 Archive

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

Summer 2013, Dryer than a camel’s nutsack.

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.

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4,403 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room- SUmmer 2013 Archive”

  1. M. Blitz says :

    !!!!!!!!! JARV! Congrats to you and the Mrs. I am so excited for you guys!!

    • Jarv says :

      Cheers. Chuffed to bits.

      • Toadkillerdog says :

        Jarv! Awesome news!

        Mrs. Jarv! Even Awesomer!
        I am very happy for the both of you.
        BTW the state of the art in ultrasound has grown by leaps and bounds since my youngest was born seven (almost 8 as she would no doubt say) years ago.
        Pretty soon you will be able to see dang thing waving a flag and whistling dixie!

        Yes, your viewing habits will change. And your drinking. I have had to confine my drinking to when the kids are away from the house on overnights with family or friends. Poor Ruf has gone through rehab about 12 times because he binges when they are away!

      • Jarv says :

        Cheers TKD, but this is Terrible news:

        And your drinking.

  2. tombando says :

    Hey congrats there Jarv. You will enjoy watching Blues Clues.

  3. Continentalop says :

    Congrats Jarv.

    I expect if it’s a son he will be trained in boxing and martial arts so that I may live vicariously through his bullying.

  4. Barfy says :

    Werewolf Kids on the Moon?

    Lovely news to start the week Jarv. Congratulations to you and the Mrs. Really, that’s just wonderful!

  5. kloipy says :

    Chang’s with Children:
    Pillow
    TKD
    Me
    Bartlby

    The rest of you need to get on that shit, legitimate or otherwise

  6. kloipy says :

    Now here come’s Kloipy’s short list of parental do’s and dont’s

    Sleep as much as you can now. sleep is golden.
    Don’t use a binky or pacifier, they are the devil’s instrument
    let them cry it out once in awhile
    you will fuck up as a parent, not a matter of if, it will happen
    things that once meant nothing to you will eventually end in emotional outbursts such as tears out of nowhere during something stupid like commericals
    Spend as much time as you can with them, it goes by so fast
    Parenting books/magazines are shit
    You will get the urge to hurt other children if they mess with your kid
    having a kid does not mean you will like other children
    don’t buy all new clothes for them, they grow out of them sometimes within the week and they get shit all over themselves all the time
    If it gets quiet in the house, something BAD is happening
    You will question everything you thought about life and eventually come to realize that you just do what you can as you go along
    Get in as many kisses and cuddles as you can while they still let you
    TV isn’t always bad, you need to get other shit done sometimes
    You’ll probably laugh your ass off with them and at them a lot
    Punishing them sucks as much as your own parents led you to believe
    Be aware you will get panic attacks about them out of the blue
    Some days you will wish you weren’t a parent
    BUT you will always love them unconditionaly. It is truly a love like nothing you will EVER experience

  7. ThereWolf says :

    That’s top news, Jarv!

    Congratulations, man and best wishes to Mrs Jarv.

    Now you’re gonna need to put a few reviews in the Bank Of Chang ready for when the time comes…

  8. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Hah!

    Congrats ya bastard! You did hold out for as long as you could.

  9. Continentalop says :

    Saw a screening of ESCAPE PLAN.

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t escape from watching it. Mind-numbingly stupid.

    • Jarv says :

      That bad? I was semi-tempted by it.

      • Echo the Bunnyman says :

        Hello all! As I said over in the Hopkins article, congrats to you and Mrs. Jarv. Concur with all of what Kloipy says above. I suppose it’s good to take what Toad says as well about the bourbon.

        I liked Escape Plan a little better than Conti, but it isn’t good, and can’t muster a recommendation. Then again, I think I’m getting movie fatigue these days.

      • Continentalop says :

        Hey Bart.

        ESCAPE PLAN because in the 80s & early 90s this would have been a b-movie (with tits), but nowadays it’s the plot for a big studio movie. Fuck that.

        You see that Saudi Arabia movie about the little girl who wants a bike yet, bart?

      • Echo the Bunnyman says :

        Wadjda, Conti. Just saw it recently and loved it. It’s one of those movies, when you realize the cultural climate it springs from, you are sort of amazed it was made at all. I highly recommend it.

      • Continentalop says :

        Going to hopefully see it next week, right after I see GRAVITY and CAPT. PHILIPS.

    • Toadkillerdog says :

      Conti,
      I have a question for you. Do you recall a marvel zombie hero? I can not find anything on him/it. But i recall seeing one way back in 70’s.

      • Continentalop says :

        Yes, Zombie, from Tales of the Zombie.

        He wasn’t so much a superhero as a monster doing more harm to villains than to goo people or the innocent. Very much in the Werewolf by Night and Man-Thing mold.

  10. Just Pillow Talk says :

    I was just watching The Longest Yard (original), and why they ever thought it was a good idea to remake it with Sandler is beyond me. It’s a classic.

  11. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Last night I watched Pacific Rim, which I liked. I do not know if I would watch it again, but it is much better than say a flick like Battleship. The filler shit was much easier to get through here, and the robots-monsters battles were fun. Granted, you had the two annoying douche “scientists”, but at least the battles were not too far and few between.

  12. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Last night I watched Pacific Rim, which I liked. Yes, there’s some annoying filler shit and yes there are annoying as fuck characters (hello scientists ass clowns), but the robots-monsters beating the shit out of each other was good. It’s definitely better than Battleship for instance as a comparison.

    • Just Pillow Talk says :

      Wtf? This fucking phone.

    • Jarv says :

      Still haven’t seen it.

      • Jarv says :

        In other news, Lang is returning for Avatar 2 (eh?), and Marvel are bringing Dr. Strange to the Screen.

        That could be interesting.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        It was only a flesh wound.

        Never read Dr. Strange, but I am aware of him. I’m assuming the older stories are better to pick from and I guess it could be a funky movie.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        And I am making that assumption based on nothing more than a guess that the newer stories sucked ass like I believe Conti and Xi mentioned about the civil war storyline.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        Avatar seems like it came out ten years ago.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        If they make the Dr. Strange movie set in the 70’s and go bat shit crazy with it and cast it good it might be a fun movie. they won’t though, Marvel wants to tie everything together in modern times.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I’m still waiting for my Power Man and Iron Fist movie set in the 70’s. NOW that would rock hard.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        Now that I agree with. Iron Fist was awesome.

      • Continentalop says :

        Dr. Strange is easy to do. Just adapt Lee & Ditko’s awesome story arc where Strange is fleeing from Baron Mordo and his master, Dormammu. Fucking awesome story and cinematic as hell.

        And first you need to do a Power Man movie, then an Iron Fist movie, then finally Power Man & Iron Fist (with guest appearances by Nightwing Restorations).

      • Jarv says :

        Dr. Strange is problematic on the screen, though, given that it is going to ask the audience to accept “magic” in the real world.

        Curious to see what they do with it

      • tombando says :

        Sox in 6? Hard saying.

        Dr Strange and his blonde partner there in the fishnets-you might have something. It could be fun. Needs Hulk cameo.

      • Toadkillerdog says :

        Iron Fist was awesome, but my favorite Kung Fu dude was Shang Chi – the Master of Kung Fu!

        I still have the Iron Fist vs Master of Kung Fu B&W mag. Power Man and Iron Fist were a great fish out of water team. The awesome Return to Ku’n Lun double size book with the painted cover is one of the best of the series and best of the 80’s.

        Dr. Strange can be insanely awesome if marvel simply sticks to its guns as they have been doing and introduce their universe without trying to change it to fit the ‘real world’. I think that alone is what makes marvel stand out and ironically I think that is what will make the Batman vs Superman flick great because now Dc no longer has to keep Supes out of the ‘real world’ that batman inhabits since the Nolan era. I am really looking forward the that flick.

        Conti,
        I found the zombie I was talking about
        Simon Garth
        http://marvel.wikia.com/Simon_Garth_%28Earth-616%29

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_%28comics%29

      • Jarv says :

        I’m not as enamored with marvel films as you are (thought Iron Man 3 was fairly shit as well, to be honest), so not so sure that’s a good thing

      • Continentalop says :

        Toad, saw the Zombie link. I made a comment about him above as well.

        Jarv, I agree with but one thing about Doc Strange and Marvel U, they actually handle it in a very realistic manner. It’s got rules and laws and limits and shit.

        Also, Dr. Strange isn’t really a known superhero. He’s actually a secret magician who goes to the shadowy corners handles the threats the rest of mankind doesn’t even know about. It’s like Harry Potter meets Dr. Who in that regard – magic exits but regular people don’t know about it, and only Dr. Strange stands between us and all hell.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Doesn’t Harry potter ask you to accept magic in the real world? Serious question I saw the part of the first movie once and that’s all I know and they seemed to be be fairly successful flicks. the

        Looking at Funny book movies they already ask you to accept a lot of things like gods(Thor), a rampaging super ego(Hulk), A super soldier and a scientist that can bend the laws of physics(T. Stark) so is asking the audience to accept a super powered wizard really all that much more to ask? Especially if you make a good movie out of the subject, the good movie part being the key point to this whole thing.

    • Toadkillerdog says :

      I enjoyed Pacific Rim at the theater and at home – i did not buy the 3d because my teevee aint 3d. I had some seriously clunky moments just like Pillow said, but giant robots and kaiju action was great – should have had more though

  13. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Sox in six?

  14. M. Blitz says :

    8 Million Ways to Die……..Anybody seen it?

  15. Judge Droid says :

    This looks way better than the first one. Who’s the bad guy?

  16. Continentalop says :

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER’s second trailer/teaser is a lot better.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      If he’s not wearing a parachute how does he not auger in?

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Or am I not suppose to ask these sort of questions about funny pages flicks?

      • Jarv says :

        suspension of the laws of physics?

      • Continentalop says :

        He’s magical shield. No, really.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I have to ask and believe me I am kicking myself for asking this but, how does his small shield capture enough air to slow his terminal velocity? which in turn would allow Cap to do a proper PLF or do they say that he can land standing like if he had a HALO type chute?

      • Continentalop says :

        It’s a totally comic book thing.

        His shield made from a fictitious material called “vibranium” (vibranium/adamantium in the comic), that absorbs impact and kinetic energy.

        So he just lands on his shield, which absorbs the vast amount of kinetic energy that is directed into his shield, than he just tumbles and rolls with it so it is like he just jumped like from a height of 10 feet.

        Its ridiculous, but if I remember right it is actually feasible (I mean, if you could magically have something that absorbs 99% of the energy from the fall). And, of course, it is just a comic book.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        He does have little wings on the side of his head, doesn’t he?

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Not just suspension but marching them to to rock crusher and turning them into dust then dosing it in white phosphorous and igniting.

      • Jarv says :

        hee hee.

        I also watched X-Men: First Ass again, and aside from wanting to set fire to McAvoy (I really can’t stand him) enjoyed it much more.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        it’s not a bad movie however anytime Fassbender isn’t on the screen and it shifts to Bacon, the kids or Mrs Draper it drags like a net full of dolphin. I am cautiously optimistic for Days of Future Past.

      • Jarv says :

        No, it’s shit. Every time McAvoy is on screen I hate it, because I hate the smug twat. Fassbender is OK, K-Bacs is in a completely different film to everyone else, and the kids frankly suck (particularly Beast).

        It’s garbage, but now they’ve done the set up, I’m also cautiously optimistic.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        like TKD said if they pull off like half of the Days storyline it could be a good movie.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        The ending of First Class is kind of sucky though. That moth girl was horrible.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I agree the ending was a bit lame.

      • Jarv says :

        Totally lame. Completely lame.

        Fucking waste of DO THE CUNT Ironside as well.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        yes sir all that is true.

      • Jarv says :

        Cheers.

        Actually, that film wastes decent actors all over the place. I was surprised at how many I spotted.

      • Toadkillerdog says :

        Jarv actually said something nice about XFC?
        Good gravy, the world tilted!
        I loved the opening of that flick. Loved the 60’s vibe. But as soon as the x babies got together the flick nose dived and bacon was just playing it for laughs which also hurt and the ending sucked eggs.
        Still, Days of Future Past is an awesome story arc and if they can just get half of it right I will forgive all

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Like I said cautiously optimistic.

  17. tombando says :

    He knows the drill.

  18. tombando says :

    That was a pun by the way.

  19. Jarv says :

    Weekend Roundup-

    Some shit about a stalker paperboy starring a very rough looking Rose McGowan. Watched about 20 minutes of it, then realised that nonce Salva directed, so turned it off.

    Army of Darkness. HAIL TO THE KING, BABY!

    Fuck all else, but played a lot of the Last of Us again. Gutted, got so close the the 120 survivors, but then it went all runny on me.

  20. Jarv says :

    Apparently Army of Darkness 2 with The Chin is ON!

    Yes!

    Although it does worry me, because it’s been a long time since he was last Ash, and he’s fat and old now.

    • Just Pillow Talk says :

      I do not see how it would be good after all this time.

      Good…bad…I’m the guy with the gun.

      • Jarv says :

        Raimi’s badly lost it. Spider-Man broke him.

        Can you imagine vintage Raimi making a PG13 horror?

      • Judge Droid says :

        I liked Drag Me to Hell.

      • Echo the Bunnyman says :

        Yes, Drag Me To Hell was good and didn’t really trade up its edge for PG-13. The problem with Sam’s other recent stuff is that it’s not eve pitched towards his wheelhouse. Spiderman 3 and Oz aren’t potentially insane movies neutered by a rating, they are family fare paychecks. If Spidey 3 helped get Drag funded, good on Sam. Still, no excuse for crappy product.

      • Jarv says :

        Oz was so unbelievably awful on every level- but most grating I think was the CGI, which was DREADFUL.

  21. Xiphos0311 says :

    Weekend round up

    The Conjuring a pretty decent movie. Maybe because i had zero expectations for a movie about two charlatans peddling mumbo jumbo nonsense but I was thoroughly entertained.

    • Echo the Bunnyman says :

      I quite liked The Conjuring, and was curious what you would think of it. I recall you being one of the few who ran into the Warrens while they were peddling their crap. I almost wish the film had some fictitious ghost hunters in there, so there wasn’t some sense of legitimizing the charlatans themselves.

      Still some screaming violin chords, but leaps ahead of Insidious and Insidious 2.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        the tried to make them seem sympathetic but then again they were the stars of the story so I don’t have a problem with that.

        Yeah it was a fun little flick. I guess since I was expecting zero from it and they exceeded my expectations it was a solid win.

        Yeah those charlatans kicked me out of a presentation at some hippie book store in Seattle. What’s her face claimed I had a dark aura and had them 86 me. Of course that was after I asked a series of impertinent fact based questions.

        The best part of the story though was the two dummies that followed me out into the parking lot.

  22. kloipy says :

    Finally got my wife to sit down and watch Poltergeist with me. She hates ghost films, but I talked her into it. I think she hates me now.

    In regards to the movie, I haven’t seen it in a while, and wasn’t surprised to see that it still holds up. Has some great classicaly creepy shit in it.

  23. Judge Droid says :

    Just finished the main story of GTA5. Hands down the best video game I’ve ever played. Trevor is genius. Now to try to 100% it and also check out the online game.

    • Jarv says :

      Good is it?

      Have you tried The Last of Us yet? If you do, check out the multiplayer.

      It’s great. Email me your details and a time and I’ll find you.

      • Judge Droid says :

        Yeah, it’s brilliant. Much better than GTA 4. For one, it’s constantly entertaining and a lot of fun. GTA 4 became a bit of a slog at times, because it simply wasn’t much fun. It’s also a huge game. Lots to do. So value for money.

        I completed Last of Us about a month ago. Very good game. I tried the multiplayer for all of 1 match. Got my ass handed to me by some guys that were obviously friends in a team.

        Also, just got the new Batman game, which is okay. Not as good as City. Not so far anyway.

      • Jarv says :

        Well, let me know your username and whatnot. I’m Jarv1978 (unsurprisingly).

        Give it a shot- I’ll help you.

        You need to give it a bit of a run. There’s lots of new players pop up all the time, and the game gives you help to level the playing field really easily. A good example is don’t use the preset layouts. Set yourself up with the Semi-Automatic Machine Gun (don’t even think about silencers, total waste of time), and the revolver in the guns, and in the skills put in Explosive expert, and a few others.

        Don’t get into gunfights at the start. Your goal is to amass supplies- and make as many bombs and molotovs and shit as you can. First thing you ALWAYS make is a 2×4 with a nail through it. I call that “The Leveller”. Then make a molotov, nailbombs etc.

        I still die about 3-4 times per game (or on a bad one about 8 times), but I’m good for 8 kills usually, and I don’t use the guns at all unless I’ve got a sure kill.

        Above all else, though, stick with your team, don’t run unless you absolutely have to (are badly exposed and need to cross a clear space), and don’t worry about dying. By the 5th or 6th supply box, it’ll start actively helping you if you’re getting thrashed.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      I just finished the main story of Asteroids and that kicked my ass…

  24. Continentalop says :

    Stupid Marvel Entertainment thought, but why don’t they make “R”-rate action horror movies?

    I mean, the first two BLADE films were rated R, and they’ve got a plethora of horror based characters: Werewolf by Night, Morbius the Living Vampire, Son of Satan, Man-Thing, Tales of the Zombie (for Toad), Tomb of Dracula, the Living Mummy, etc.

    Shit, that’s a market they could easily be exploiting. FRIGHT NIGHT, TREMORS and ARMY OF DARKNESS style horror action movies.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Shit not just horror you could make an R rated Power Man and Iron Fist, Moon Knight( my dream) Punisher of course. Black Panther there are tons of funny book heroes you could go hard R with.

    • Jarv says :

      Shit, that’s a market they could easily be exploiting. FRIGHT NIGHT, TREMORS and ARMY OF DARKNESS style horror action movies.

      I fucking wish. But seeing as they keep gelding horror movies and making them, well, shit, I’m not optimistic about anyone being smart enough to go down that line.

  25. Continentalop says :

    Also, been watching THE WIRE. Never saw the entire series so I’m trying to fix that.

    Also so SMILE (1975) last night. That movie deserves to be rediscovered.

  26. Xiphos0311 says :

    Conti Ripper Street season 2 started tonight. good one it had Heroin, The Elephant Man and The Karates in it.

  27. Jarv says :

    Watched Ghost Ship last night. It’s still terrible.

    • Just Pillow Talk says :

      I would be shocked if that changed.

      • Jarv says :

        Mrs Jarv liked it. Most disappointing.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        To be fair, I am watching Blade Trinity right now.

        Boy, does it really suck. I mean what the fuck does it suck. You could not get a more shitty group of vampires together. It still surprises me how shit it is.

        The constant “humor” further kills the flick. Ugh.

      • Jarv says :

        The vampire dog.

        And the fact that Goyer seemed to have a crush on Ryan Reynolds. It’s a blade film that sidelines blade.

        Not to mention the Dracula make up.

        That film is ass.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        The vamp pooch is the least of the mistakes made in that flick. Why introduce the night stalkers first of all? Have Blade be totally on his own.

        And when your villains are laughable, it defeats the whole premise of a vampire movie. Zero fucking threat.

        Pah…time to go to work.

      • kloipy says :

        Blade Trinity has the WORST casting of Dracula. Terrible choice, they should have fired that casting director

      • Jarv says :

        Dude needs a neck. It’s astonishing.

        How he gets a tie on is one of life’s mysteries.

      • kloipy says :

        it’s almost as bad as Peter Stormare as satan in Constantine. He’s an actor I normally like, but I hated him in that movie, probably more of the directors fault than his own

      • Judge Droid says :

        Of course he needs a neck. He’s Dracula! mwa ha ha ha ha!

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I think I am the only person that semi-enjoyed Blade trinity. It was so dumb that i had fun with it.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I thought Stomare as a very, very fey Satan was riot then again I enjoyed Constantine.

      • Judge Droid says :

        I liked Constantine too. Here I thought I was the only one.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        There are not too many many of us around. I enjoyed it thought it was decently entertaining and had some cool visuals.

    • Judge Droid says :

      I liked the opening scene of that flick. Otherwise, terrible.

  28. kloipy says :

    Finally got around to seeing ‘In Bruges’. That movie was fucking fantastic.

    • Jarv says :

      Great film. 7 psychopaths was a bit of a let down after it.

      • kloipy says :

        I haven’t seen 7 Psycopaths, I’ve heard too that it isn’t as good. I thought ‘Bruges’ has a lot of great things going for it, great characters that aren’t 1 note, a really good dark sense of humor, genuinely touching moments, and beautiful setting. Only one part of the film toward the end I didn’t like, total nit picks but Spoilers I guess if anyone hasn’t seen it here (which I think all you guys have)
        When he jumps off the bell tower, there is no way he’d survive that fall
        and at the end when Jimmy is dressed up as the kid, and Ray says ‘It’s a kid’ as if knowing that Henry (or Harry?) had a code that he would kill himself instantly if he ever killed a kid. Like I said, these are nit picks, but in a film that was normally smarter than that, I thought those were slight misteps, but overall I loved it

  29. Xiphos0311 says :

    This trailer has tempered my enthusiasm some. I know its a first trailer but it was quite underwhelming. I can truthfully say I was not whelmed in the least by it.

    • Toadkillerdog says :

      I am with you Xi, I saw nothing that screamed ‘wow this is DOFTD’ now it is only the first trailer so i will reserve judgement but i am not whelmed

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        My hope is that it follows the general trend of the last few years of the first trailer sucking balls and the second one delivers the goods. I want to be whelmed god dammit.

      • Toadkillerdog says :

        Ya,
        that is my hope too Xi.
        BTW you are double posting.
        This aint AICN dude, no need to drive up post count! Ha!

    • Judge Droid says :

      Shitty trailer. Desperately tries to generate grandeur by mashing together the most memorable parts of two great scores. For such a “big” sounding story, it looks cheap. Maybe they should have waited until they had some special effects to show off.

      • Toadkillerdog says :

        ya,
        it is not a good trailer.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        hey Droid how are you, things going well in the land down under? How’s summer shaping up?

      • Judge Droid says :

        Yeah, things are good. I’ve been busy working on some applications for a few things, non-employment related. I’m hoping that works out. As for summer, it’s been a letdown so far! Bah! Every time we get a belter of a day, the next is shit. I’m off to the races this saturday so I’m counting on some nice weather. How’s things where you are?

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        We’re heading towards late fall so the days are getting shorter and its getting cooler. since I’m on the coast its getting wetter. Which sucks for me in the morning since all my various injuries hurt more.

        Good luck on the aps and hope summer clears up. Which track are you going to?

      • Judge Droid says :

        Off to Derby Day at Flemington. Should be good fun.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Flemington I’ve seen pictures and videos of that place quite nice. Its on my list of places to visit if i ever get down there.

      • tombando says :

        Went to see Cinematic Titanic here in nh. They did Wasp Woman from ’59. Good stuff, Joel and co were on.

      • M. Blitz says :

        Oooooooh, are they still doing those??

        I had wanted to go what feels like a long while back, but various combined circumstances prevented it. Joel is practically a saint in my book.

      • tombando says :

        He’s nice in person too. It was a good time, saw them 3 years back, same show, quite fun.

      • Jarv says :

        Work bumming me. Up to my neck in legal shite.

        Fucking awful.

      • Jarv says :

        So, last week I watched nothing, aside from Friday Night Lights. I’m about half way through season 1, and aside from seriously disliking the quadraplegic story, it’s really good.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        FNL is a very very good show one of the best. even though they occasionally had to resort to stupid story lines once in awhile(due to NBC and budget) it still manages to shine.

        The QB 1 story line is actually important and and plays out throughout a lot of the series and many characters. It’s resolution is pretty good in season 4 i think.

      • Jarv says :

        I think I’m just tired of conflict from female characters falling on their back with their legs in the air at the first sign of difficulty (looking at you wanking dead).

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Do you mean Layla?

      • Jarv says :

        Yes.

        It was about episode 4 of the first series that she dropped them for Riggins.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Didn’t bother me they are after all supposed to be teenagers which means they are idiots being lead around by their crotch looking for a way to alleviate their pain without resorting to using recreational freelance pharmaceutical distributors.

      • Jarv says :

        It’s just bloody lazy and I can see what’s coming from miles away now.

        I’m sick of it as a plot device. the Wanking Dead has no excuse. None. Egg had been missing for about half an hour before his wife shagged that doofus.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        yes it is a lazy device I agree but I usually look at how its done if it makes sense and done well I have no problem with it. It’s all about the execution of the plot device.

        to be fair to TWD that is one of the very few things lifted almost directly from the comic strip.

      • Jarv says :

        I didn’t used to have a problem with it, and to be fair to FNL, if I’d seen it on release it wouldn’t have bugged me. I think it’s just overplayed now.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        That’s a fair point I agree.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        What sort of legal shit?

      • Jarv says :

        They’re trying to force me to not use the lawyer of my choice for one they’re recommending.

        It’s miles out of order.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        wait they want you to use their shill? That’s cheeky of them

      • Jarv says :

        It’s totally against the law as well.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        No kidding, Are they trying to force you into some sort of fast settlement or something?

      • Jarv says :

        I have no idea. I already have my leaving date and financials agreed. Just give it to me to fucking sign and the world will be a better place.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        If everything is taken care of what the hell is the issue? Fucking lawyers.

      • Jarv says :

        It’s not actually lawyers this time. It’s the Human Resources fat cretin at our head office.

        The wording of the act says I need to get “independent” counsel. So, ergo, not my dad. Except that’s complete bollocks, because anyone I retain is, by definition not going to be independent. Therefore she’s not giving me the fucking settlement agreement to even look it.

        It’s infuriating. She’s trying to protect the company from me suing for constructive dismissal (I’ve got a nailed on case), except I don’t want to. I want to just leave with what’s left of my dignity intact.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        it was lawyers who wrote the laws is what i meant. Everything they do is benefit themselves.

        What a buffoon you can hire anybody you want as representation its one of the cornerstones of western law,

      • Jarv says :

        it was lawyers who wrote the laws is what i meant. Everything they do is benefit themselves.

        Ah, to be fair, the morons responsible for the wording weren’t lawyers. That’ll be the Labour government.

        Lawyers that I know hate the wording, and it’s just generally ignored, because it’s such obvious bollocks and benefits nobody.

        It’s outrageous, isn’t it. I can’t get my breath. In the end, I’ve gone with a mate of my dad’s, and not heard anything for days.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        wouldn’t that be Labour government lawyers? They usually have a hand in these things. A big smothering reatrded hand.

        It’s entirely outrageous. good luck I know its a huge pain in the ass I went through something with Navy and Marine Corps a few years ago. Its drains you.

      • Jarv says :

        I think it came down from the EU, and was mistranslated. Wouldn’t be surprised to discover some cretinous QC with their big inept hands in the wording though.

        Fucking EU.

        I’m tired of it. Don’t want to be here at all.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        I get that.

      • Jarv says :

        And, even if I wasn’t leaving, what I heard at head office yesterday would have made me hand in my resignation due to the sheer impossibility of the target and inevitable series of “reviews” that will come when we miss it.

        A mate of mine in the company is going to take over sections of my job- it’s a total hospital pass- he doesn’t stand a chance.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Poor bastard

      • Jarv says :

        I actually feel really sorry for him. He’s a decent bloke, but seriously has no idea what he’s in for.

        His bit of the company only has a turnover of about £1.5m

        My bit has £15m but untold problems. It’s going to be a shock.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        Man, sorry to heat about all that utter bullshit you seem to be going through Jarv.
        I believe that you must have the cretin box checked off to work in HR. Plus dress up like a hobbit on the weekends.

      • Jarv says :

        I genuinely believe that HR is full of fat chicks that were too ugly and stupid to make it in PR.

      • M. Blitz says :

        A job in HR is one of my personal visions of HELL. It is shocking to me how many people have getting an HR position as a primary goal.

      • tombando says :

        Yah sounds awful

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Personnel douche canoes in The Corps are always rigid rule following ass hats.

      • Jarv says :

        Personnel/ HR everywhere are always colossal tosspieces. I’ve got my settlement contract now, and it’s honk. I have no idea why they were faffing so badly about my legal representation. There’s literally nothing in it- other than an outrageous non-disclosure clause.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        That is HR for ya.

        Need to hire more people they do!

      • tombando says :

        Yeah Hr is the most disfunctional dept at work, notorious for that in fact.

      • Jarv says :

        HR is also the one department that never shrinks. funny that

      • ThereWolf says :

        Ah, you noticed that too, huh.

        I’ve never seen so many people in an HR dept. What on earth do they all do up there…?

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        Carry fruit baskets and taste food for the Christmas party.

        That’s what mine does.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        Oh…and rob the company by getting paid for it.

      • Jarv says :

        Ours are so fat they don’t carry anything anywhere

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        What’s Cinematic Titanic and who is Joel?

      • tombando says :

        Midnight Science Theatre 3000 touring group. Has Joel Hodgson, Frank Coniff, Mary Peihl and a few of the rest from the TV show. They do the MSTK3 routine but live w/ a movie etc. It’s good fun they’re great.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        That does sound cool.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Oh ok missed that one totally didn’t connect the names.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        hey Droid how are you, things going well in the land down under? How’s summer shaping up?

    • Just Pillow Talk says :

      Such a blah trailer.

  30. Toadkillerdog says :

    i fucked up the days of future past acronym

  31. Judge Droid says :

    I watched the first 3 eps of the new SN season. First two were good, but the writing in the 3rd ep was terrible. Ezekiel is turning into a magic scriptwriting tool.

    • Echo the Bunnyman says :

      Agreed about episode 3. Last night’s was a surprise, but I can see people not liking it. For me, it was probably one of the more tonally different ones, and likely their best Halloween ep alongside that black and white one with the shapeshifter who adored classic monsters.

      Zeke is angel ex machina again, but Im starting to think all of that must be leading somewhere. Either way, it’s an enjoyable season thus far. I don’t have that sense of frustrated dread I had during the backend of six, all of seven and the first half of eight.

  32. Continentalop says :

    Just watched that X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

    Fucking XINO (X-Men In Name Only).

  33. Continentalop says :

    Ok, watched episode 1 of Ripper Street season 2. Didn’t like it nearly as much as you did, Xi.

    Certain things I liked (like the Elephant Man), but I couldn’t get over the slight historical inaccuracy (Heroin wasn’t rediscovered and mass produced until 1897 or 1898 I believe), and. most importantly, how superhuman and invincible they made the kung fu kid (I really hate kung fu).

    The follow up episode looks really promising though.

  34. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Heh…caught some of At the Earth’s Core last night. So wonderfully awful. And Carolyn Munro….yowzers!

    • tombando says :

      Watched two-fer Outbreak and Contagion. Had forgotten that Gooding jr and Spacey were in it. Still ok despite sillyish copter standoff w big plane at end. Contagion played like a tv miniseries, good cast walking thru roles. Wanted Damon to get sick. They needed more crowd scenes and bayhem oh well.

      New Xmen Does have Sentinels which means big robots which means I will watch it, sadly.

      Droid how are you doing dodging the brushfires?

  35. M. Blitz says :

    I liked X-Men First Class ok, which was weird cuz I usually find the style of the xmen movies annoying for some reason, or maybe it’s the presence of Frasier? I don’t know, I had chalked up liking the one to grudgingly finding young Picard cute, even if it’s the kind of cute where I kinda want to punch him in the face for some reason.

    Yikes. If he’s in the new one I’ll prob see it. Why not.

    • Jarv says :

      where I kinda want to punch him in the face for some reason.

      I’m starting to feel the same way about McAvoy that Droid feels about Bradley Cooper. I genuinely just want to pummel his annoying smug face into dust.

      and he makes shit films too.

      • M. Blitz says :

        I looked him up on IMDb but I’ve only seen a couple other movies he’s been in, and they are movies I don’t remember him being in? There is something incredibly irritating about him though.

        Droid was always correct about Bradley Cooper.

  36. M. Blitz says :

    Also, and this is belated, in tribute to Lou Reed (r.i.p.) , i’m gonna watch some MST3K…Joel episodes!!

  37. Jarv says :

    OVer the next few weeks, because we’ve been so content-lite recently, I’m going to do all the Halloween movies- even that piece of shit with Busta Rhymes and the two remakes.

    This one could be rough, because from recollection:

    Halloween: 4 changs
    Halloween 2: 2 Changs (would be more but it loses a chang for being responsible for the sister nonsense)
    Halloween 3 Season of the Witch: 2.5 Changs.
    Halloween 4: 1 Chang. This is where the series starts to get dull
    Halloween 5: 1/2 Chang. Lazy does not begin to sum this one up
    Halloween H20: 2.5 Changs- shiny modern slasher. Benefits hugely from having a decent cast including the return of JLC.
    Halloween Resurrection: Orangutan of Doom. All good will from H20 squandered in the first 10 minutes
    Hallowen Remake: Orangutan of Doom. Fuck you Rob Zombie.

    And I’ve not seen the sequel to the remake.

    • Just Pillow Talk says :

      I’ve not seen 5 or anything after H20. Not having given it a thought, I forgot how many of those damn movies they made.

      Maybe you should review them in reverse order. Ease the pain.

      • Jarv says :

        Get the worst 2 over with? It’s worth considering.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        It will erase that feeling of dread that will be hanging there while you have to get through the first seven flicks, which won’t exactly be a picnic.

        I tried watching some of Freddy vs Jason last night…couldn’t do it.

      • Jarv says :

        Jesus. That’s going to make it hard. I may watch Original then remake, then sequel then remake sequel.

        Get them over with. But Busta’s turdfest is still there stinking up the end.

      • Just Pillow Talk says :

        That’s an idea…you can do side by side comparisons. I would make that two reviews instead of four.

  38. Continentalop says :

    Hey D. Vader made a new short. it’s pretty funny.

  39. Just Pillow Talk says :

    For the hell of it I decided to watch that Agents of Shield show last night. Right off the bat the show annoyed me with how it begins, and the writing was pretty bad. Plus that agent Colson (sp) who got impaled by Loki is still alive and boring as fuck. All in all a shit show.

  40. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Wtf? How did my previous comment post so far up instead of at the end?

  41. Xiphos0311 says :

    Been watching this French “zombie” show called Les Revenants(The Returned) about the dead returning to life, fully intact. Its not about eating brains but how death and life affects those left behind and found again. It’s pretty solid and I have to hand it to the Frogs they can create atmosphere like nobody business on film. Plus the broads are pretty attractive and there is some casual nuding up.

  42. tombando says :

    So apparently Harold has lined his pockets w/ lotsa toys from that kickstarter of his….my my my. What a surprise. A New Car! thanks Bob.

  43. M. Blitz says :

    Was reading in the Guardian about the new Star Wars. Apparently the first drafts were written by the guy who wrote Tory Story 3!

    I must have missed those. UK only release?

  44. M. Blitz says :

    So it turns out Joel & Co. ARE still doing Cinematic Titanic. Yay!

    But, their last performance is in Philly on Dec. 30th and it’s friggin Sold Out. Booooo!

  45. M. Blitz says :

    Have the strangest urge to watch JFK.

    Clearly need to find a boyfriend.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Clearly if you have a need to watch that lied filled POS.

    • tombando says :

      Actually that’s one of my fave flicks from the ’90’s. Michael Rooker and Jay O Sanders are pretty good in it. Stone’s ramblings are exactly that. I liked John Candy in it too. Makes you wonder what he could have done had he lived past 43.

      • Jarv says :

        John Candy was a fine actor. Great comic timing. I think I really enjoy almost everything he’s been in.

      • M. Blitz says :

        Ummm……ZERO recollection of John Candy even being in that. I am actually stunned by this.

        Now I definitely have to watch it again….if I can track down a copy that is. My source reportedly loaned it to his aunt. Hmmph.

      • Jarv says :

        Why, does he not like her?

        Hehehehe

      • tombando says :

        He plays a fat shades wearing fast talking lawyer. Has one scene really, eating w/ Costner in a restaurant. He’s quite good in it, actually. It happens about half way thru? ‘You put down that crab cake and listen to me Dean-o!’ that’s Costner’s line. Candy: if I give you the name of the big enchilada, it’s bye bye Deano, as in a bullet to my head, you dig? Kennedy’s as dead as that crabmeat–you wanna line up w/ a dead man-?!’ words to that effect.

      • M. Blitz says :

        Oh shit! That’s right!! Thanks tom for the vivid description. It’s all coming back to me now.

  46. Continentalop says :

    Shit Xi, I didn’t know you could breakdance.

    But seriously, for a white dude whom I am assuming is straight, he could actually move.

  47. Just Pillow Talk says :

    Watched Taken 2 again, which really was shot very helter skelter Bourne like. It’s still hysterical watching the daughter heave grenades from rooftops.

    Also saw the last few episodes of The Pacific for the first time, which were good but not on par to Band of Brothers from what I saw.

  48. Judge Droid says :

    A license to print Passion of the Christ type money.

  49. Continentalop says :

    Hey Bart, if you stop by, saw WADJDA. Loved it. Probably my favorite film of the year so far.

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