Monday, May 24, 2010

Sleep Writing

I had just fallen asleep on my recliner. I concentrated of the quietness, the sounds of the cars. I let my mind float away. This came out:

"The quiet sounds like the number seven.
My subconscious drifts to the back of my skull.
It awakens, wraps around, waving goodbye to my eardrums and slams on the brakes when it reaches my ocular cavity."

  I should do that more often. Maybe not, I dunno.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I love Google and Apple

Let's try and be friends, guys. I love you both and your constant fighting is making me feel like my parents are getting a divorce.

Think of the children for God's sake!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

30 Simple Pleasures

I especially like #3 and #27

  1. The First Sip of a Beverage When You’re Thirsty – You just finished mowing the lawn or taking a long jog. The only thing on your mind is an ice-cold glass of water. When you are really, really thirsty, that first sip of any liquid beverage is sheer bliss.
  2. Catching a Glimpse of Bare Skin on the Opposite Sex – For guys, it’s when the waitress bends over a little too far. For girls it’s seeing that buff guy in a Speedo. Either way, when you see a bit more skin than you were expecting on the opposite sex, you can’t help but to smirk on the inside.
You can read the whole list at Pretty Young Things

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Cause Flashbacks

So, here I am. 26-years-old. Married with a child, and I'm still doing the same shit I was doing when I started this damn website: Thinking the stuff I type is way more important that what it really is and listening to Radiohead.

I may have changed over the years, but my taste in music sure hasn't.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dead Bodies 50% off at The Grove

LAPD found a dead body at The Grove in Los Angeles. Here's a section from the Los Angeles Times 

LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said detectives suspect the unidentified man might have died of a drug overdose and could have been inside his truck for some time.

"He may have been there for a couple of days," Smith said.

You can read the whole article here

Sunday, May 9, 2010

TODO: Call Your Mother

It's Mother's Day. Have you called your mom? You really should. This is a picture of my mom and me. Yeah, it's the 80s.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stop reading this and go see Iron Man 2!

Just like the title says: Go see Iron Man 2. Right now! It's that good. 

Robert Downey Jr. (or RDJ as I like to call him) is back as the super charismatic, super genius, Tony Stark. In fact, every one except the original black guy is back. Replacing OG black is Don Cheadle, who does an awesome job as Rhodey. Scarlett Johansson should be in every movie and require a scene where she's in a bra. Jon Favreau does an wonderful job both in-front and behind the camera. Gwyneth Paltrow is adorable as the new CEO of Stark Enterprises.

The basic premise of the movie is pretty simple. Stark is getting old, the U.S. government wants his armor and he's getting some competition from Justin Hammer who is trying to build his own super armor. Also, there's a crazy Russian guy who is trying to kill Stark.

Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke play the "Bad Guys", and I say that with quotes because it's really hard to call them villains. Rockwell is so good in this flick, from his arrogance, to the cheesy little dance he does, he's incredible. Mickey Rourke is just as threatening with his electricity tinged whips, though I didn't see him as much as a threat as I did when Jeff Bridges was the antagonist.

Of course, like any other sequel, every thing is doubled. Two bad guys, two love interests, etc. Yet it avoids Spiderman's trappings that it had in its sequels. Every thing is bigger than the first, the fights are bigger and that's a good thing, a very good thing.

The visuals are amazing without being over done. Stark's computer, Jarvis, has been upgraded, and provides an outlet for Robert Downey Jr. do his crazy hand gestures that only he could pull off. Think Minority Report but in an actual 3D space. And Iron Man definitely has some some surprises up his metal sleeve. If anything, the suitcase armor scene alone is worth the price of admission, and the audience in our theatre went wild after Iron Man said, "Rhodey, get down!"

There's a ton of winks and nods to the other Marvel properties, I won't spoil them for you, just make sure to stick around after the credits. You almost get the sense that this -- and any other future Marvel movies -- is just a very expensive commercial for the upcoming Avengers movie, and there's plenty of Avengers talk in Iron Man, and I'll admit, made me giddy with fanboy nerdgasms.

So, bottom line, is Iron Man 2 as good as the first? Honestly, no. But, I think it's partly due to the fact that I had such low expectations for the first Iron Man, not being a fan of the comic.

Now, is Iron Man 2 the best comic book sequel ever? YES! I'd even say it's the best comic movie since its predecessor.



Tuesday, May 4, 2010