Archive for July, 2007

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Check out this album

July 31, 2007

Currently one of my favorite albums is the latest from Funeral for a Friend. This new disc was released May 15th of this year, and is entitled Tales Don’t Tell Themselves.

One of my all-time favorite cd’s is their previous disc, Hours which was released in mid-2005. That great album held such amazing songs such as History and Drive.

If you haven’t heard them before, I’d definitely recommend checking them out. It’s hard to put them into an exact category, but if I had to, I’d say they classify as softer alternative-rock.

My favorite track of the latest album is quite possibly The Diary, but it’s hard to say as there are so many great ones. The album is excellent from top to bottom.

Check out the first single from the album, The Oblivion. It’s not the best of the bunch, but it’s definitely a good one.

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Great Movie Quotes: Jackie Brown

July 31, 2007

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Ordell Robbie: Damn girl, you gettin’ high already? It’s only 2 o’clock in the afternoon. I get my shit done for the day, then I get high. And besides, getting high and watching TV will rob you of your ambition!
Melanie: Not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV…

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Movie Review: Norbit

July 31, 2007

norbit.jpgNorbit is the latest Eddie Murphy as several characters film to be released. I didn’t expect a whole lot anything… maybe something a little similar to the Nutty Professor. As low as my expectations were, the film still didn’t come close to meeting them.

In this one, Murphy plays three characters. The title character, Norbit, a bumbling orphan boy that isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. He meets a beautiful young girl named Kate (Thandie Newton) while living in an orphanage as a young boy. He also plays the orphanage owner Mr. Wong, and his wife, Rasputia.

There are a lot of very immature jokes, and the film seems geared towards the young teen market, although I’m sure even they found it to be pretty horrible.

There are a few funny moments here and there, but overall I felt myself feeling dumber with each passing moment. It’s simply not funny, not entertaining, and I couldn’t help but wonder what type of person would ever agree to filming a movie with this script. I’m sure it was pitched as “a comedy with Eddie Murphy playing multiple roles”. Too bad they forgot to add the comedy part.

Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Griffin, Terry Crews and Marlon Wayans also make appearances, which I am sure they are regretting. Wayans’ role was one of the only funny parts of the film. And by funny, I mean “watchable”.

I highly recommend skipping this film, unless you have an urge to waste an hour and forty minutes of your life.

My Rating: 2/10

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The best thing Pepsi has ever done?

July 26, 2007

dietpepsijazzcaramelcream.jpgI don’t like pop or soda or whatever you want to call it. I’ve never really cared for carbonated beverages, and I can’t remember the last time I chose to sit back and enjoy a Pepsi or Coke. I just don’t like the taste. Well, unless of course it’s mixed about 50/50 with some Bacardi Gold or whatever type of alcohol may be within reach.

It seems all of America is addicted to (what they refer to as) soda, and I’ve never quite got the addiction. It makes your teeth feel weird, it doesn’t really taste all that great at all, and it isn’t good for you whatsoever.

However, saying all of this, today I did something I don’t ever remember doing before. I bought a 12-pack of pop (I’m canadian, deal with it), and it wasn’t to mix with my current alcohol of choice.

Pepsi is the first to mix what is my one sweet-tooth weakness with their cola… they made a caramel flavored pop. I love caramel. I don’t care what you mix it with, I will eat it. Caramel and banana? Done. Caramel and apples? You know it. Caramel and chicken? Yeah I probably would.

So, caramel and Pepsi? Well, it’s a match made in heaven. I am currently on my 4th can of the evening. Well, sort of.

You know I just had to see what it would taste like mixed with the amazing Bacardi Gold.

Either way, Pepsi you have done something no other carbonated beverage company has done before, and that’s made me enjoy a simple, plain can of pop.

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Review: Arrested Development Season 1

July 26, 2007

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Although I have owned Arrested Development Season 1 on DVD for probably two years, I finally decided on watching it. I had heard it was pretty good, but I was unsure about giving it a try. Well, am I ever glad I did.

This is easily one of the funniest, well put together comedies I have ever seen. The characters are so unique, interesting, quirky and funny, that each episode is extremely entertaining. This family is about as dysfunctional and odd as it gets. It’s almost like Simpsons comes to life, yet funnier and smarter.

The show lasted for three seasons, so I’m very much looking forward to watching the next two seasons. I’m sure the show will only get better. I cannot believe this show was canceled… what a tragedy that is. Then again, Fox seems to have this strange ability to create amazing shows just to cancel them too early (Freaks and Geeks, Firefly, Fugitive, etc).

It’s hard to pick out who my favorite character is. Michael is the very likable main character, and it’s hard not to root for him, considering the family he has to deal with on a day to day basis. His son, unfortunately named “George Michael”, is such a great character. He’s a very odd young man, yet he’s possibly the most normal character on the show.

I am always laughing at Gob (pronounced Jobe). It is so hilariously delusional. He’s one of the worst magicians ever, yet is convinced he’s one of the best.

The person I may laugh out loud the most from could be their Mother, Lucille. Her facial expressions alone just kill me. She is such a stone cold bitch, and like most of her family, is completely delusional as well.

Tobias is someone I always want to see on screen, and it’s unfortunate he isn’t always in every episode. He’s a non-nude? Where do they come up with such magic? He’s so obviously gay, yet completely unaware of it. In the going trend with these characters, he is so delusional as well, and possibly more-so than any other character. He wants to become an actor, and although he can barely even get an audition, he thinks of himself as the next Hollywood superstar.

There are no weak characters, and the rest of the stars such as Buster, Pop-pop, Lindsey and Maebe are all great in their own ways.

If you, like me, never really thought about giving this show a chance, then you are making a huge mistake. This is easily one of the best comedies I’ve ever seen, and although it may not be for everyone, it’s still most definitely worth giving a shot to.

My Rating: 9.5/10

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Joke Of The Day

July 25, 2007

A blonde was sitting around at home, putting a puzzle together. She was having a real hard time with it so she called her boyfriend up and says, “Sweetie, I am putting a puzzle together and it’s the hardest one I’ve ever! I need help”.

Her boyfriend says, “Well can’t this wait until I get home?”

She starts crying. He says, “Well what is the puzzle of?”

She says, “Well, by the look of the box, it’s a tiger”.

He says, “Alright, I’ll be home in 15 minutes”.

The boyfriend shows up at the house and walks in the door. He takes one look at his girlfriend and says, “O.K. sweetie, this is what I want you to do. I want you to make yourself a cup of decaf coffee, take a nice warm, relaxing bath, and put the damn box of Frosted Flakes down.”

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Mooning = 15 years in jail?!?

July 25, 2007

mooning.gifThis is ridiculous…

From OrlandoSentinel.comA family driving west on Interstate 4 in a silver Mercedes-Benz on Sunday evening made the men in the black Chevrolet Tahoe mad.

The Mercedes had cut them off, the Tahoe’s driver later told a Seminole County deputy, so front-seat passenger John Thomas Taylor dropped his pants and mooned the family, including their 14-year-old son, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

Taylor, 21, was arrested and hauled to jail, accused of committing a lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child younger than 16.

He was being held Monday evening without bail in the Seminole County Jail.

If convicted of the charge alleged by the Sheriff’s Office, Taylor could face up to 15 years in prison and forever be identified as a sex offender.

How many of you have mooned someone while goofing around when you were a kid? Or when out drunk with buddies one night? Apparently that would make you a sex offender. I hope the judge who gets assigned to this case will realize how absolutely ridiculous this charge is.

Either way, you might want to think twice about mooning that car driving behind you.

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