Burt Gummer’s Rec Room August 2011 Archive

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

August. The finest month of the year. I hear there are some ass-blasters on the horizon though. Best break out the mounted weapons.

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.

1,932 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room August 2011 Archive”

  1. Jarv says :

    Check out the comment on Pillows review by the way.

    It’s blatant backlink fishing, but clearly she hasn’t read anything I’ve ever written.

  2. Col. Tigh-Fighter says :

    NSWF – Naked Supermodel

    NSFDinner

    However, that “supermodel” is Janice Dickinson well past her prime. Reminds me of that line from Sexy Beast “Leather man” lol

  3. Xiphos0311 says :

    Jarv have a good birthday.

  4. just pillow talk says :

    Wa-hoo! Even felt that earthquake from here.

  5. tombando says :

    So I show up to work today, and notice one of my co-workers almost in a daze at his work-station, and he’s clearly getting ready to leave on short notice. Then he turns and tells us that A: his sister had been killed in a traffic accident this morning over near Spokane, B: her 7 year old had been killed in it too, C: her 9 and 3 year olds were in the hospital w/ broken bones etc and D: her ex-husband (w/ the restraining order on him)had broad-sided her car w/ the kids in it intentionally, so E: this bastard walked away from it. The only shot of ‘good’ news from this horrific mess is that he’s currently in Jail, and I’m hoping-PLEADING to the gods that his inmates find him to be eye-candy 24/7.

    What a shitty thing to see happen to someone you know, a good guy who is only 23 if that. He’s likely to wind up having to adopt the 9 and 3 year olds I am guessing. Talk about a long flight–NH to Washington-w/ this on his shoulders. Egads.

    So how was your Tuesday?

    • Col. Tigh-Fighter says :

      It puts your own little troubles in perspective.

      I dont believe in Hell, but I wish there was one. And it would have a special little corner for those who kill their children to get back at their ex.

      • Continentalop says :

        I never got that pathetic need to get back at the ex. I mean, maybe one of the fucking reasons she left you and took the kids is because she thought YOU WERE GOING TO HURT THEM?

        I guess he showed her, pathetic sick fuck.

    • just pillow talk says :

      Holy fuck that’s awful.

      I hope that fucker gets raped every day in prison, the shit beaten out of him every day, I hope he has an unfortunate accident in the machine shop, leaving him without several limbs, and finally someone slits him and he slowly bleeds out the rest of his miserable existence, afraid.

      • Continentalop says :

        Sorry, I disagree Pillow.

        Him crippled, helpless, unable to move or do anything but just lie there like a lump – I hope he lives the rest of his life like that. Hopefully he also looses his eyes, nose and tongue.

        Basically I want him to suffer “To the Pain:” from Princess Bride. I can think of nothing worse – or more fitting – in this case.

      • just pillow talk says :

        Fair enough…but I think he should retain his senses so that he sees/feels/smells his pain and suffering.

    • Droid says :

      Tragic. Here’s hoping that cunt gets everything that’s coming to him and more.

      • Jarv says :

        Awful. That’s the worst thing I’ve heard in ages. What a cunt.

        I never understand people like that.

        When I first started at my workplace, this arsehole was splitting up with his wife. They had three children, the eldest had learning difficulties (very mild), and the youngest was a bit of a pain in the arse. He was Israeli, and made his wife convert to Judaism. Well, the cocksucker waited until passover, then kidnapped the middle one and flew her to Tel Aviv. The bastard split the family up to get back at his ex.

        It’s not on the same scale- nowhere near- but I remember being stunned that someone could be that much of a petty cunt to do something like that to hurt his ex.

      • Droid says :

        Well, humans are inherently selfish. Especially when it comes to relationships. Selfless, unconditional love, for example, does not exist. Because the fundamental driving motivation for being in a relationship is to gratify ego and self-esteem. Not to love another person, but to be/feel loved by another person. And the rejection of a break up/divorce is a psychological blow that certain weak minds can’t handle.

      • Jarv says :

        People are just cunts really.

        At the end of the day,

        I feel awful. There’s a half drunk glass of whisky sitting on the table and it’s making me dry heave.

      • Droid says :

        BTW, I’m not saying that a person cannot feel love for someone else (because reading that over, I sound mighty cynical). It’s simply that it’s not the strongest motivation for being in a relationship.

      • Droid says :

        Are you not at work today? Bah!

  6. Xiphos0311 says :

    Bando that is a hard story to hear about your friend I hope he makes it. If he has a friend like you I’m sure it will turn out alright.

    • TomBodet says :

      Thanks for the kind words folks one and all. We were all blown away by it yesterday morning, the head honchos were all down in the office offering their support, visibly reeling, I think they sprang for air-fare back to Washington (State) and etc for him somehow? Can’t imagine how the poor guy feels.

      Gag.

  7. Droid says :

    While you’re around, and speaking of alcoholics, what’s the go for the weekend?

    • Jarv says :

      Well,

      England are playing Ireland in the rugby (I say playing, but really I mean “getting thrashed by”). Aside from that I’m pretty free and clear. When and where do you fancy meeting.

      • Droid says :

        Well, I’m going to be free from mid arvo on saturday. About 4ish I’d say. So anytime after that. And we’ve got The Innkeepers on sunday at 4pm.

      • Jarv says :

        Cool. Works out well, because the Rugby finishes at about 4.30pm ish.

        Therefore you get to miss big meatheads running into each other.

      • Jarv says :

        Fucksticks.

        Just discovered I have literally NOTHING to eat in the flat and Mrs. Jarv has gone off to work with the card.

      • Droid says :

        Perfect! Well, we can schedule for 5pm then.

        Aren’t you allowed your own card?

      • Jarv says :

        Nope.

        I’m unreliable.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Jarv we have some fresh slaughter goat cooking, you’re more then welcome to some. I just got a big pot of rice and vegetables and some fresh Nan-e-Afghani to go with it. I think there is some bonjan salad around and maybe some maushawa. For desert there is some kulcha

      • Jarv says :

        I think I just puked in my mouth a bit.

        Need bacon sandwich.

      • Droid says :

        You’re like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.

        “Just get the bare essentials.”

      • Droid says :

        I think you should down that glass of whisky for brekkie.

      • Jarv says :

        Been sick. Had a nap and am now having a beer.

        Still need a bacon sandwich

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        If the thought of goat is making throw up a bit then I bet the thought of horse kebabs from a few days back would make you spew.

      • Droid says :

        Pussy.

        hehe

        Bacon sandwich should solve a few problems.

      • Spud McSpud says :

        Xi, I’m reliably informed that the liberal application of honey and mustard makes pretty much anything edible.

        I’m very much liking the sound of the fresh goat, veg and rice. Is kulcha anything like kulfi??

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Spud the spices, seasoning and cooking horse over a fire imparts the meat with a good taste so honey isn’t needed. Horse is pretty good eating.

        Kulfi is like ice cream right? Kulcha, depending on how its made, either a cookie/dumpling/biscuit hybrid. sometimes they are spiced and made with meat and deep fried other times they are baked in clay ovens and are made with honey and fruit and come with a sweet yogurt based dipping sauce.

      • Spud McSpud says :

        Yeah, kulfi is basically Indian ice-cream dessert. Not too bad – served up in every Indian restaurant you can find in the UK.

  8. Droid says :

    Xi, how’s the final season of Entourage going? I’m just going to wait until it’s done then do it all in one hit.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Funny you should ask, I just caught up with it this morning since I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep . It mostly sucks except for the Drama/Andrew Dice Clay plot line is working well. Dice is surprisingly good at playing a wacko version of himself.

      • Droid says :

        So more of the same then. I will watch it out of obligation to finish the series, but I can’t say I’m especially interested in it anymore.

        I don’t imagine a whacko Dice is very far off the mark.

    • koutchboom says :

      The Dice man had a reality show for a while on VH1 that was pretty good.

  9. Droid says :

    hmmm… This pic of Depp from The Rum Diary has cast a bit of doubt over this flick. It’s been a while since I’ve read the book, but I recall the main character being a bit of a mess, appearance-wise. This guy looks too suave.

    Rum Diary

  10. Droid says :

    Yeah, Depp just looks wrong. But Heard is right on the money as Chenault.

    Rum Diary

  11. Droid says :

    Any reviews going up today?

  12. just pillow talk says :

    I finished the sixth Temeraire book, and I have to say I was a bit dissapointed. And that disappointment has nothing to do with (for the most part) following a story outside the immediate Napleonic War. All the new characters in Australia, the new dragons, none of them were interesting. It even seemed to me that Lawrence and Temeraire were hamstrung due to their situation, nothing much happened. I guess the payoff is Lawrence’s conclusion at the end of the book, his perspective on his place in the world, and country, has changed.

    • Droid says :

      You total xenophobic bastard!

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Pillow I see you fell into the, didn’t care for the new direction of Temeraire, category of readers. I can see how the new style of storytelling is divisive. Personally I liked it and found the new cross breed dragon, that Demane ended up being captain to, interesting since nobody gave him a chance and thought he was going to be a runt. Whoops bad call there. Rankin and his asshat dragon are going to be a major problem going forward.

  13. koutchboom says :

    GOOD NEWS!

    BLITZ went straight to DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. koutchboom says :

    So I watched a long ass doc about the whole Waco thing and it outraged me so much all I wanna do now is blow up a building.

    • Droid says :

      Is that Rules of Engagement? I’ve got that one to watch at some stage.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah it was ok, it starts really fucking slow and you are like….ok is this just going to be courtroom shit for 2 1/2 hours? But like right after we were about to give up it got good…then like the last 20 is really boring its just them examining some inferred video.

      • koutchboom says :

        But it was interesting because I realized I literally knew nothing of that event. Just that it interrupted my special week long Tiny Toon Adventures Special and I was fucking livid.

      • M. Blitz says :

        That doc pissed me off big-time. Was trying to watch it actually a couple weeks ago to refresh my memory after Waco came up in conversation at work, BUT netflix watch instantly, useless as ever, doesnt have it. Boooooo.

  15. koutchboom says :

    Anyone else watch ALPHAS or Warehouse 13? Warehouse has been really solid.

    Also Droid you started the newest season of White Collar, its over here.

    • Droid says :

      Is season three finished? Cause I like to wait on WC and watch the whole thing over a week or so.

      Watched neither of the others.

      • koutchboom says :

        Well the “summer season” is over, it was like at least 10-13 episodes. I think it comes back in the winter not sure if thats a new season or not. USA has a way of making there shows seem to run all year long.

      • Droid says :

        Wiki says it’s a 16 ep season, and that 10 have been shown. I’ll wait.

  16. Jarv says :

    Pillow’s Latest Nightmare is up.

  17. koutchboom says :

    GOOD NEWS about the new Hellraiser movie!!

    Finally, in 2011, a ninth film was released to a single theater in California for a crew showing that was ostensibly open to the public. Hellraiser: Revelations is the first film not to feature Doug Bradley as Pinhead and was shot in two weeks for $300,000. It was suggested by Bloody Disgusting that the film was only shot so that The Weinstein Company would not lose its rights to the franchise before it could produce a more profitable remake of the original. The film will be released on DVD on October 18th 2011.

    Clive had some kind words about it at least!

    “Hello, my friends. I want to put on record that the flic [sic] out there using the word Hellraiser is no fuckin’ child of mine,” he told his followers, adding in his own colorful way, “I have nothing to do with the fuckin’ thing. If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker,it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butt-hole.”

    And lets face it…..he’s had a lot of things coming and going from his butthole.

  18. Droid says :

    Sam Shephard is class…

    • Jarv says :

      No he isn’t. He’s a dick that writes horrible plays that also often get made into horrible movies.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Sam Shepard was excellent as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. Which reminds me I should finish that post about the Right Stuff.

      • Jarv says :

        I’ve actually got nothing against him as an actor.

        He writes TERRIBLE fucking plays. Buried Child in particular is awful, painful shite. Not quite as bad as Tooth of the Crime, but some dickhead gave it a Pulitzer Prize.

  19. Droid says :

    Cheese on fucking toast, have you seen the gif at Gingertown? Fucking threw up in my mouth. What a loathesome fucking cunt.

  20. Jarv says :

    Anyone got anything going up today?

  21. Droid says :

    Still no Frankie. And I haven’t seen Milf around for ages as well. hmmm…

  22. Droid says :

    I just read an article on Robert Rodriguez at IGN, which stated that he was working on “two Machete sequels, Sin City 2, Fire & Ice and a new Heavy Metal movie”.

    First and foremost, TWO Machete sequels? Really? That movie ran out of ideas after 25 minutes.

  23. Droid says :

    hmm… James Mangold is the latest director to sign up for Wolverine 2. I like him as a director. Wonder how long before it’s announced he’s dropped out.

  24. Jarv says :

    Shit- never mind that:

    Fire & Ice

    Fuck!!!

    Why!!!

  25. Droid says :

    Jarv, you seen Conan yet?

    • Jarv says :

      No.

      Planet of Apes Friday,

      Then wotsname on Sunday with you,

      Then Conan on Wednesday.

      It’s all getting a bit congested.

      • Droid says :

        The Innkeepers.

        Okay, thought you were going to see it straight away to get the review done.

      • Jarv says :

        I tried yesterday, but it wasn’t on anywhere near me. I wanted to see it instead of Rise, but was overruled. Actually, may try to go either Monday or Tuesday,

      • Droid says :

        So you’re seeing Apes, eh? I assume the wife is interested in seeing it, that’s why you’re allowed to go.

      • Droid says :

        Sure, you’re going to see Rise… Yes, Jarv, we believe you… You’re definitely not going to see One Day as part of a romantic evening out to celebrate your birthday.

      • Jarv says :

        Give up with that. I’ve read the book and it’s shit.

      • just pillow talk says :

        What’s this, we are going to get a review of Day One by Jarv?
        That should be a delightful review.

      • Droid says :

        Come now, Jarv. No need to fear showing your true feelings. Remember, fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. And not allowing yourself the pleasure of seeing your most anticipated film of the year is just unfair. Especially on your birthday. Don’t suffer in silence!

      • Jarv says :

        Away and shite.

        I’m not investing 2 hours of my life watching Hathaway butcher an English accent before a savage last act piece of astonishing cruelty that’s blatantly just inserted to squeeze an undeserved emotional response from the viewer.

        Not to mention that the two main characters are a pair of utter cunts.

      • just pillow talk says :

        Wow, your anticipation is through the roof right now…review will be put up on Friday night since you’ll be all giddy with excitement after watching this delightful movie?

      • Jarv says :

        Let me make this absolutely clear:

        I WILL NOT BE SEEING ONE DAY.

        However, if Mrs. Jarv persists with wanting to see it with “the girls” she may pen one.

      • Droid says :

        First One Day, then…

        Happy Jarv!

        Jarv’s a very happy chappy.

      • Jarv says :

        Double away and shite.

        “I don’t know how she does it”. That was heard in context with SJP after her splendid win in the Kentucky Derby.

      • Droid says :

        “I don’t know how she does it” said Farmer John after witnessing Sarah Jessica Parker put away three whole barrels of hay.

      • Jarv says :

        “I don’t know how she does it” said her agent to his secretary while discussing that she still gets roles despite being uglier than a fat chick with a turd on her face.

      • Droid says :

        Just look at that shit on the poster would you? “If it were easy, men would do it.” What a load of shit.

      • Jarv says :

        It’s so smug and offensive that it almost inspires violence.

        I’ve just been looking through her CV, and if you take LA Story out, she’s never made anything that isn’t complete turd.

      • Droid says :

        Every time I have the displeasure of seeing a close up of SJP I can’t help but think of Uncle Buck…

        “Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.”

        hehe

      • Droid says :

        “I’m Buck Melanoma. Moley Russell’s wart.”

        I love that movie.

      • Droid says :

        hehe

        When I typed in “Sarah Jessica Parker” into Google, the second autocomplete suggestion was “Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a horse”.

      • Droid says :

        LA Story, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks and State and Main.

      • Jarv says :

        Forgot she was in Ed Wood.

        She’s the worst thing about Mars Attacks.

  26. Droid says :

    I want to see The Guard, with Brendan Gleason. If I could be arsed I’d go after work today.

  27. Droid says :

    Conan’s made just $12m from a $90m budget. Ouch.

  28. Jarv says :

    Fuck.

    Lost tomorrow’s day off. In work.

    Bah. I’m really fucked off about this. Tell you why at the weekend. Grotesque managerial incompetence.

    • Droid says :

      Are you off today as well?

      • Jarv says :

        Nope.

        I knew I had to be in today. It was supposed to be the only day I was in this week, and I’ve been forced in on Monday and Tomorrow as well.

    • just pillow talk says :

      That really sucks. Countdown to new job in 3…2….1….

      • Jarv says :

        Already counting down.

        I was number one pick for a web content manager position, and fucking LOST to some nepotistic Cunt hire that hasn’t the first clue.

        Which reminds me, we’ve not seen Bronco in ages.

      • koutchboom says :

        Ohhh he’s producing his 2 million dollar movie. Douche left us in the wind.

      • Col. Tigh-Fighter says :

        I knew he was having a go a producing. Has he actually raised the money yet and is in pre-production? Or still raising his finances?

        As it happens, I’m stupidly going to have a go myself too. Myself and a writer I know have a script that I like, and about to start sending it out there and seeing what comes back. Having to learn about things like finance packages, and letters of intent and stuff.

        Funnily enough I was attached to this years ago as Loc Man, but Jonathon Southcott optioned the script, and it died for 2 years. So me and him are going to have a go. People can only say no 🙂

        Its a Payback meets Who Dares Wins meets Sleeper Cell. The guy has released a book version first. But its self pulblished, so I think only his mother has bought it. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Operative-Richard-Stephens/dp/1445272652/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314298033&sr=8-1 But I genuinely like the story. Its got loads of cool SAS take downs, and explosions and many, many deaths.

        Rick has a few contacts in the army, and knows an ex SAS guy who has agreed he will train the actors, plus he’s knows the owners of a nuclear bunker in Crewe that we can use that has old nukes, and other great toys. So he;s keen I visited said bunker last weekend and it was a great museum, especially for a Cold War kid. There was a chill up my back more than once looking around that place. http://www.hackgreen.co.uk Which is all cool, but no use unless we’ve got some fucking money to film!

        Should be interesting having a go anyway. It will only cost me my time for now. Congrats to LB if he#s raised $2. Thats no small beans, and you can make a polished film with that sort of money (mainly because of the lack of big actors or giant robots. He could probably at least afford a tiger in a hat on that though).

        I fear this will cost more, mainly for the sheer number of stunts in it. Do you think blowing up the top of a tower block will be cheap? 😉 But the script has been read, and over the past 3 years he has picked up a letter of intent from ( if the various £100,000’s he promised them is available to be paid!)……..Keith David, Patricia Valezquez, and Ron fucking Perlman who apparently read the script in his trailer on the set of Sons of Anarchy and loved it! He would be playing the grizzled CIA/Homeland honcho overseeing coming to see/advise on our nice homegrown terrorist cell blowing shit up. We have a dirty bomb 😉

        So should be easy, right? Hence not been talking about this. A friend is costing it up now, and Rick is finishing some re-writes. Then its up to me to find some goddam investors!

      • Jarv says :

        Fair play col. Hope it makes it.

      • just pillow talk says :

        Cool…good luck with that Tigh. You can always pull a beastmaster and spray paint a bobcat as a tiger (much safer). I’m sure animal rights activists will turn their heads. I can mail a hat to you (budget savings!).

      • ThereWolf says :

        Yeh, good luck Col.

        Make us proud.

      • Droid says :

        I’ll sacrifice a pint and chuck in a couple of quid, Tigh. Every little bit helps!

      • Col. Tigh-Fighter says :

        Thanks guys! I’ll keep you posed as things progress (or dont).

      • Toadkillerdog says :

        Col Tigh,
        First off kudos (and i never use that word) on moving ahead with the project – the same goes to LB, remember: Nothing beats fail like try.
        Secondly, that link to the base is outstanding!

        Good luck to u!

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Tigh,

        Do you mind a few suggestions about your idea? And good luck on it getting made by they way. It’s better to dare mighty things and fail then to never try at all.The saddest words in the English language is “I wish” and “If Only”

        here’s some suggestions take them or leave them entirely up to you.

        1.Do you think blowing up the top of a tower block will be cheap

        The actual cost of the explosives and rigging out a sight not so much especially if the area is relatively small. Or it shouldn’t be unless they guys you are using are thieves. Where the expense comes in is with stripping the place down(recovering copper and wiring and anything you can sell will recoup some money) and cleaning up from the blast. The biggest expense will be getting the various permits. I would imagine if you’re shooting in London the bureaucracy would be a Kafkaesque nightmare. Maybe if you’re able find a place scheduled for demolition and can work a deal to blow part of that for your shoot could be a way to go. Or use something outside of London.

        2. If you have the cash and can move production to eastern Europe then the cost to demolish something goes way way down. A few well placed bribes and you can do almost anything and they have tons of buildings that are empty.

        3. When dealing with SAS trained personnel keep the KISS principle firmly in mind(K eep I t S imple S tupid). SAS are good operators and well trained but there exists in every single SAS member I have ever met, worked with or operations I have studied a major tendency to be overly elaborate. If something seems way to complicated it is. cut it half then take about a third of that off the table. Always remember keep it simple stupid since I am assuming you are having Muslims as the evil doers. They really don’t have anything more then we do here.

        4. Hajji terrorist are decidedly common about tech. They use commercial encryption for the most part. They use texts, emails, social networking and computers to plot and plan. Generally they use the same things we all do here so don’t try to imbue them with all sorts of sophisticated James Bond type gadgets, keep it real.

        5. If you are going with a radiological as the big bad in the story point use fissionable materials easily obtained from hospitals or research facilities. It makes mores sense then a bad guy being able to obtain something like uranium. maybe consider using regular old common dynamite or if you have to TNT as the catalyst agent. Stay away from chemical types like Semtex or C4. The reason I say that London has explosive sniffers set up and are probably keyed for chems and fertilizer/gas combos.

      • Spud McSpud says :

        Fuckin’ hell, Tigh, well done!! Sounds fantastic! Am crossing all my available extremities for luck, and stand ready to throw a few quid into any Just Giving style page you can link us to – every little helps (fuck that Tesco sloganeering brain-washing!). Keep us informed – looking forward to seeing how all this progresses. And the other Moonwolves are dead right – better to try and fail than never to try at all. But even better to try, and SUCCEED 😀

        Xi – Have you read VERTICAL RUN by Joseph Garber?? Might be your cup o’joe…

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Yeah Spud I have read Vertical Limit it’s a goofy, implausible and silly book that is vastly entertaining and fun if slight read I recommend it without reservation.

        I like that book and should read it again since its been a long time since I enjoyed the fun of a former Special Forces trooper turned successful corporate guy in a Die Hard scenario.

    • tombando says :

      Hey good luck on the movie col.

  29. just pillow talk says :

    So I began reading King Rat last night whilst drinking some Petrus Oude Bruin, and I have to say it’s got me hooked already, and I’ve only read the first 4 chapters. Once Peter is introduced, and the whole scene with him and King and Grey…excellent.

  30. Jarv says :

    This is shit.

    Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit.

    Fuck work.

  31. just pillow talk says :

    Since EVERYONE is clamoring for it…

    http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1058577433

    At least it’s not released in February….

  32. Droid says :

    This is very funny. Particularly once you get 4 or 5 compaints down…

    http://www.27bslash6.com/f26a.html

  33. koutchboom says :

    What do you guys think of THE TOURIST 2: MISSION CARIBBEAN trailer?

  34. koutchboom says :

    FAWK! BLACK DYNAMITE cartoon is on now!!!

  35. M. Blitz says :

    Did anybody see Tree of Life? Is anybody going to see Brighton Rock?

    • Continentalop says :

      Going to see Brighton Rock when it comes out, been meaning to see Tree of Life but haven’t gotten a chance yet. Going to see Captain America tonight to see if it holds up to Toad’s rave review.

      • M. Blitz says :

        I’ve been meaning to catch Captain America. Maybe next week. I watch nearly NO movies lately. 😦

      • Continentalop says :

        I know how you feel MB. I barely watch anything anymore myself.

        I watched more movies before I moved out to Hollywood. How the Hell does that happen?

      • Jarv says :

        No desire at all to see either. Brighton Rock is a classic and I don’t want to annoy myself with the remake. However, I’m bound to see it at some point.

    • tombando says :

      Hey there Blitz how are things? Long time no see. I saw captn america and its pretty good.

      • M. Blitz says :

        Hey tom! Things are same as ever. How have you been? Still up north? I’m trying to get up to ME at the end of September if this alleged hurricane doesn’t mercifully end it all first.

        Earthquakes, hurricanes…..plague of locusts on the way to be sure.

      • Jarv says :

        Hi Blitz!

        We were wondering how you were doing the other day.

      • tombando says :

        Yeah am in nh still. The storm is just dumping heavy rain on us now. Maine will be there for ya when ya visit blitz.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Nice to see you raised Blitz.

    • koutchboom says :

      I saw Tree of Life…save for the whole TREE OF LIFE aspect of the film it was amazing. That whole “We are but a drop in the water that is earth” was stupid and forced and wasn’t as visually as impressive as people say. BUT the whole small town story remember your past aspect was damn amazing. I’m glad Terry Mal’s says he’s got about 4 extra hours of that up his butt and not some naval gazing pseudo philosophy crap.

  36. M. Blitz says :

    How about Pure Country 2: The Gift????? Hmm? Hmmm??

  37. M. Blitz says :

    I badly want to watch a religious-themed movie but netflix watch now hasn’t got the ones I’m after. Pretty much the only choice is The Last Temptation of Christ. Sooooo, maybe.

  38. M. Blitz says :

    So effing bored I want to puke.

  39. M. Blitz says :

    Has anyone seen The Rapture?

    • Continentalop says :

      The movie or the actual Rapture? )

      I’ve only seen part of the Rapture. Was pretty interesting, should see the rest.

      And if you wanna see an interesting religious movie, see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It’s basically Moses with primates.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      No I missed the latest one that was scheduled for last May.

  40. Col. Tigh-Fighter says :

    Watched Bad Teacher 1.5/4. Kinda impressed she stays mainly a douche throughout without really learning her lesson. And I cant believe I’m about to say it, but Jason Segal was the best character in it. Trousersnake was quite fun, and rather game to make such a lame dick out of him self. The dry-humping scene was both funny and a bit uncomfortable.

    However, new Fright night was great fun. I’ve always liked Colin Farrell, and his barely contained menace combined with sex appeal was a blast. As was McLovin as Evil Ed. He was a surprisingly good vamp. And Dr Who owned the film. Great show down at the end. 3/4

    • Jarv says :

      Saw Rise last night.

      3 out of 4.

      Review coming today.

      Along with JPT’s non-nightmare.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      Given the right material and a strong director Farrell does strong work.

      • Spud McSpud says :

        Very true. Rewatched PHONE BOOTH the other day – it’s amazing how well he holds that movie together. It’s also amazing how scary Kiefer Sutherland can be using only that magnificent voice…

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        The down side with Farrell though is that he isn’t the type to elevate bad material and he won’t listen to a weak director. So in that respect he’s like most actors. But with a good script and director he is a top notch if entirely too damn good looking, lucky Irish bastard…

  41. Jarv says :

    Rise review published.

    JPT’s review scheduled for later.

  42. Col. Tigh-Fighter says :

    Just come across this small, deleted scene from X-men: First Class.

    They should have left this in! lol

  43. Continentalop says :

    Saw Captain America last night. Sorry Toad, didn’t do as much for me as it did for you. Found it disappointing, and actually now realize that some of HOD’s criticism towards it were pretty valid IMO.

    • Toadkillerdog says :

      Conti, actually I am not in the least bit surprised at your reaction.
      The funny thing is that the longer you waited to see the flick, the more certain I became that you would not like it.

      See, here is the thing. Iron Man is my favorite comic book character of all time. I believe CA is yours.

      As apprehensive as i was about the movie, I was determined to see it the moment it opened – i actually saw it at a sneak preview and loved it.

      You, on the other hand waited over a month to see CA.

      I am sure it did not meet all of your expectations, but I think you may have judged it unfairly.

      I read HOD’s article, and could not disagree more.

      I could pick it apart piece by piece but it would be pointless, he hated it and and there is no altering such an opinion – i know when i hate a flick no one will change my mind about it.

      Still, if you did not like it that’s fine, I loved it, but it would be a dull world if we all agreed on everything.

  44. Continentalop says :

    Continuing our discussion of the change in the anti-hero character from the 70s to modern era, I ran into this interesting article.

    http://thenewinquiry.com/post/9333905842/upping-the-antihero

    While I strongly disagree with his reason why they are popular (“going Galt”? Fuck that, you pretentious boob), I do think it kind of shows how antiheroes nowadays are less “good guys who break the rules” and more “bad guys who just happen to like and empathize with.”

    I thought this part spelled it out nicely

    … As with the archetypal antihero of old, the audience doesn’t want to see any of these protagonists caught or returned to stable work, not only because they’re likable, but also because it would likely involve some shark jumping. But unlike the traditional antiheroes, whose drama hinges on whether they will cross the line and use unlawful means, the protagonists in my examples [Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Psych] have each forsaken ethical means from the beginning and hardly look back.

    • Xiphos0311 says :

      jesus christ Conti where do you find these stupid, lying, wrong and pretentious assholes? Is there a web site or something? Is a it Pontificatingassholesandprestetiousdouchebags.com?

      I read that entire article and will rip it apart later after I get some sleep. Fuck that thing pissed me right the fuck off. Psych isn’t even a police procedural it’s a comedy(that makes fun of psychics and anybody who believes in that nonsense) that uses the trappings of LE to tell it’s story. that pretentious asshole deliberately dismissed that pertinent fact for his douchy political screed.

      • Continentalop says :

        jesus christ Conti where do you find these stupid, lying, wrong and pretentious assholes? Is there a web site or something? Is a it Pontificatingassholesandprestetiousdouchebags.com?

        No. Eggheadknowitallspretentiousdouchebags.com. Also known as the Harvard Review. 😉

        And yes the guy is a pretentious dipshit, BUT I quoted what I thought was the relevant part, how audiences now root for guys whom already have crossed the line and now have no problem doing so again. Part of the drama of the old “Good Bad Cop” was how far was he going to go, but you knew that there was a line he wouldn’t cross or else he wouldn’t be a good guy. That doesn’t seem to be the point with modern anti-heroes.

        And I am not judging modern characters (in the sense that is it better or worse than characters before), I just find it interesting how things have changed.

      • Xiphos0311 says :

        Harvard that figures, that pretentious lying asshole was such a cocksucker that he had to have a worthless Ivy league degree.

  45. Continentalop says :

    Song of the evening:

  46. Xiphos0311 says :

    If you have ever wondered what the difference between Army basic training and Marine Corps boot camp here is primer. Both of these are hugely different then when I went through.

    • Toadkillerdog says :

      That is hysterical, takes me back – and then again it does not because you are right, times have changed. But the one thing that i clearly recall is how much i always got into trouble for laughing or almost laughing when the DI got in my face. I could not help it at times – but i learned.

      Boot or basic is mostly a mental exercise. The physical part – almost no matter what your condition, will be overcome with daily work, but getting through the ‘breakdown to build back up’ phase does stress some weaker minded individuals.

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