22 July 2011

SDCC 2011 Back to the Future Exclusive

For the second year in a row, my car is the exclusive for San Diego Comic Con.  Last year, it was the Ghostbusters Ecto-1.  This year, it is the Back to the Future Time Machine.

The item comes in a cool case that replicates the plutonium case that Doc Brown stole from the Libyans.  This is what you get inside.

I hope Doc Brown and Marty approve.

 This will likely sell out at SDCC

The car goes for $35, and will sell out as the Ecto-1 did last year.  Hopefully, I can do another car for next year's convention.

20 July 2011

Remebering A Legend

On this day in 1973, we lost Bruce Lee. The world's first true international superstar.
The Legend lives on

Concept art of proposed stamp for 2012

14 July 2011

Zack Synder Is A Hack

For the past few months, I have been subscribed to an online streaming movie thing. This gives me a chance to check out all these 'awesome' movies that everyone is talking about.

Apparently, I have horrible taste in movies.  Most of the time, I agree with the popular opinion.  In the past few years, there have been a handful of movies that everyone loves, but I hate.  Well, not really hate, just did not find them that great...or even good at all.  This may be another opportunity for another series here...that no one reads.  Although, I did review Tron:  Legacy, so this is a series.  I want to concentrate not just on one movie this time, but the director.  Zack Snyder.

Man, 300 was a load of garbage.  I just hated this movie.  Yeah, I only watched it once.  I barely got through the first and only time of watching this thing.  All the slow motion was driving me nuts.  I would post a video of what I am talking about, but that would require me looking at footage of this crappy movie.  The overuse of CG and regular to slow-mo fight scenes got really old, really quick.  Movie could have been told in about 45 minutes, a well produced one time TV show.  Easily one of the  most highly overrated movies I have ever seen.

Watchmen was a huge pile of dung, too.  I have no idea how long this movie was, but it just seemed like a four hour movie.  This one dragged on and on with boring 'action' sequences and monotone voice overs.  Again, over use of CG.  Let me restate, over use of bad CG.  Tell you a lot when the creator of the graphic novel the movie is based on, did not approve of the movie.

I have not seen Sucker Punch, but I doubt that even hot chicks in skimpy clothing can even save this.  It just seems like more of the same Snyder-vision with slo-mo action scenes, bad CG, lack of plot movement, etc.  I have to admit, when it comes available to stream, I want to watch this train wreck...just so I can bitch about it.  Maybe even write an in depth review on it.

Now, this guy is doing the new Superman movie?  As if the Superman curse is not enough.  Bryan Singer's Superman Returns was good, just not great and cannot even touch the awesomeness of the original Superman movie that was made in 1978 by Richard Donnor.  Even with Christopher Nolan as producer, I do not think that will help.  Does not matter who owns the car, if the driver sucks, you are not winning the race...no matter what flashy engine, pretty stickers, high performance tires,etc. you add, the car is going to crash.

Zack Snyder has great vision, but it should only be used for music videos. Anything longer than five minutes of Synder-vision (yeah, I totally made that up) is too much. One more...Hack Snyder, oh wait...instead of Snyder-vision, we should call it SnyderHacked or ZackHacked. Okay, done.

05 July 2011


Terrorists never rest.  Proof is in the first call for July.

4 July 2011
   415-497-0903  San Francisco, CA  Really, on a national holiday?  On a day that the United States celebrates their independence, the nation is busy with fireworks, barbeques, beaches, traveling, etc.  Obviously, the Homeland Security let their guard down for this day of celebration. This is when they attack.  Not just any attack, a text attack.

13 July 2011
   918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK  Oh, been about seven months since they have called...and the same exact thing happened.  I ignored it, and posted about it here.  This is just one more result for Google to lead people here when they search telemarketer numbers.  FUCK YOU!

   906-87  MI, USA  Guessing the area code is 906.  Incomplete number...and a fucking text.  Will not even bother to read the damn thing.  One of these days I am going to calculate the percentage of texts from people I know, versus the ones I get from terrorists.  I have a feeling the terrorists have won.

14 July 2011
   918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK  Hey, two days in a row.  I missed the call, but they called at almost at the same time, just 10 minutes earlier than yesterday.  Yeah, but can they make it three days in a row?

15 July 2011
   918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK  Three days in a row.  A few hours earlier than the previous days, looks like the AI is learning.  Still, it is not when you call, it is who is calling.  We do not negotiate with terrorists.

   918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK    Not only did they call three days in a row, but twice in one day.  For those keeping track, this is the fifth time total and fourth time in three days.  

19 July 2011
   918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK  Yeah, so...FUCK YOU!  On the bright side, this is call number six from this number.  The record is eight.  I do not want to jinx it, but I think these terrorists can break the record by the end of the month.  This was a morning call.

   480-718-8071 Phoenix, AZ   Call came in the evening.   These are not normal business hours, terrorist work around the clock.  Are there no limits?  Should I expect a call in the middle of the night?  Why is there not a law against this.

28 July 2011
   918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK  The seventh time, closing in on the record.  Only three days left in the month, can they break the record before then?

29 July 2011
  918-442-0729  Tulsa, OK  The record is tied!  i just received my eighth call from this number.  So proud of them, their next attack will break the record.

03 July 2011

Fashion Tips From Me, Part III

These days, if you are an average or ugly guy, there is hope for you.  It is easy for good looking guys to look good, well, because they look good.  Harder for them to look ugly.  Ah, but here is the loop hole.  Good looking guys, like some celebrities try to tone down their hotness by grooming themselves.  This is where you not so good looking men can met the good looking men half way.

Here is the trending thing, and fashion tip from me.  For average/ugly men to look good, there are a few simple things one can do.  First, grow out your hair.  This works best when you have a slight curl to your hair. Length should be about 3-4 inches, just barely touching your neck and over the ears.  Here is the key, the front should be longer.  When pulled straight the tips should be somewhere between eye level and tip of the nose.  That way, your hair can gracefully fall over your eyes and you can brush it away with your hand...in slow motion.  Chicks do this a lot.

For added bonus, go with the 'wet' look.  Apply some product to your hair that will make it look wet and messy, yet managed.  You will notice that a lot of A list celebrities grow their hair out on occasion.  Think Tom Cruise.  By the way, today is his birthday.  Coincidence?  Man, Tom Cruise is hot.

Happy Birthday, Tom!

 Next step, grow a five o'clock shadow or a short beard.  But, maintain it.  You need that "I have been partying for three days straight and I just came to work, so I did not have time to shave" look.  You do not want the "I have been sleeping on the streets for five days and have not taken a shower" look. A hot guy like Brad Pitt will grow out a 'homeless' type beard and hair.  But he is hot, he can pull that kinda thing off.  You, however, are not so fortunate.  Just grow out the facial hair a little.  So, groom it a bit.  For some reason, chicks dig the five o'clock shadow. 

Again, other hot celebrities do this.  Here is Tom rocking the bearded look:

Tom does not need it, but the smoke in the back may help you.

Next, the combo.  Grow out the hair and rock the beard.  Cover as much of your average/ugly mug as possible.  Kinda like when you want to sell a house, you cover up carpet stains with a huge rug and hang a picture over that big hole in the wall.  You want that Nate Berkis look.

Seriously, look at every men's magazine out there.  A vast majority of guys are rocking either the long hair or the scruffy facial hair on the cover, sometimes both.

I will have the combo, please.
Sometimes, this does not always work.  Here is an example of average/ugly people that try the Bradley Cooper look, but fail.

Whitney is funny and kinda hot.  Guy in back is neither.
What we have above is over compensation of these techniques.  He wants to say to the ladies, "hey, I am just as hot as Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, and Tom Cruise".  What it really says is, "I am trying way to hard to look half-way decent, but I am failing.  If not for this hot chick and my TV show, no woman would ever approach me".  I am sure is a nice guy and probably funny, but the look is not helping his situation.

Unfortunately for me, I am too impatient to grow out my hair and unable to grow facial hair.  So, I am stuck with this slightly below average mug.  I usually wear hooded sweatshirts to cover me up, doing my part to help society.

Stay tuned for more Fashion Tips from me...a guy who knows nothing about fashion or looking good.