Thursday, December 30, 2010

new years eve

looking for something to do in fresno on new years eve? something other than just hanging out at a bar? well, the treasury has something you might like.

our good friend woody is one of the dj's at this event, so say hi to him.

Monday, December 27, 2010

monday haiku 12/27

christmas has gone by
but friends are still around us
so enjoy them now

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

true grit review

tonight, we went and saw true grit. and, i've got more to say then in my last review, mainly because i was blown away by black swan, and true grit...well, didn't have the same effect.

overall, i enjoyed the movie. i think the actors all do a fine job, and i liked matt damon's quirkiness. and, some of the bit characters, the background people were really intriguing to me. the movie is also beautifully shot, although the snow seemed very cgi to me, and it bugged me.

two things surprised me: 1. josh brolin is in the movie a lot less than i expected. i haven't seen the original, so i didn't know how big or little that role is. the billing and commercials made me think it was a bigger role than it was. this isn't a bad or good thing, just and observation.
2. for being a coen brothers film, this was a pretty straight take. yes, there are a few strange bits, but overall it was pretty much a normal movie. i'm fine with them breaking their mold, but i guess i just expected something more dark or bizarre from them.

again, overall i think the movie was good and you should see it. you could probably wait for video if you're inclined.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

black swan review

my take on black swan: wow. amazing movie. extremely well made. beautiful art.

Monday, December 13, 2010

dubstep christmas

another funny video from england. this one is done by some comedians, goldie lookie chain.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

8 bit safe sex ad

pretty funny little safe sex psa done by a anti-teen pregnancy group in leicestershire, england.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

obama's failure

there are people out there, democrats, that are saying this presidency is a failure. that president obama, as he works with the republicans is a failure because he's not sticking to his guns. if there is a failure, it is our failure.

greedy democrats have wanted to shove it down the republican throats, to run up the score. since he hasn't, we're pissed. but you know what? that's not how it's supposed to work. the parties are supposed to work with each other, while checking each other's power as well. our government shouldn't work with a motto of, "we're in power so we're going to do whatever the eff we want."

i don't care if we feel that the other side did it when they controlled the house & senate. that doesn't mean that's how we should have been working.

now, i also don't think that the president or the democrats should give up on all of their ideals or plans and just give the republicans whatever they want. and, i also think that if the republicans are going to just drag their feet on everything we need to do a better job exposing that, letting the public at large know that nothing is happening because people being unwilling to work together to make a better america.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

anderson cooper disproves birther rhetoric

thanks, anderson.

what scares me is that this guy is a congressman texas state representative who is either willfully ignorant or just a blatant liar.