Thursday, June 10, 2010

Karate Kid Remake

   Maybe it's just me, but I truly hate the fact that Hollywood seems to feel the need to remake movies. Of course there are a few exceptions such as the Magnificent Seven and Cape Fear, which are very rare. There are some remakes that are understandably remade such as the recent Clash of the Titans-modern movie advancements would lead you to believe that this would be a graphical improvement. On the other hand there are movies that should never be remade...such as Karate Kid.
   When a movie has such a surprisingly good story and great cast chemistry-you don't remake the movie. Listen Ralph Macchio made only one good movie...so why take that away by trying to improve it. Another thing that bugs me about this-Hollywood has some kind of arrogance for trying to make us believe that Jackie Chan will be a better Mr. Miyagi than Pay Morita. At the end of the day the Karate Kid remake will be another blunder in movie making judgment.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Is pre-marital sex good or bad?

Recently I found myself in an odd discussion about the benefits of pre-marital sex. For some strange reason I allowed myself to stay in a conversation with a overly religious individual, this act was my obvious first mistake. According to this person god feels a need for us to abstain from sex before marriage.
Now you can probably predict what I had to hear next-the whole virgin Mary story made a appearance. In my opinion things didn't go down the way the bible depicts. Mary didn't have "immaculate conception", but in fact she must have conceived a child from someone other then her partner and needed some kind of excuse in order to not lose her husband Joseph. In a way Joseph is the king of all gullible people out there.
Now, after listening to all this foolishness, more foolishness followed. The flurry of advantages came into the conversation. An obvious way to prevent catching a STD, I just figured a condom would solve that outcome. Abstaining would make you and your partner feel closer. I believe there were more examples, but this is the moment that my mind faded out.
I always compared sex to buying a car. Don't you want to try it out before you purchase it. You want to know if your the right fit for each other and sex plays a factor. At any rate, I loath talking to people who are extremely religous.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I love Texas slogans.

Here is a few Texas slogans that make me laugh:
1. Don't mess with Texas.
2. Remember the Alamo.
3. Every thing is bigger in Texas.
3. State of the arts.
4. It's like a whole other country.
I like how they don't want you to mess with their state even though their state battle record is 0-1. "Every thing is bigger in Texas", really? They want to brag about being an obese state. I guess in Texas' eyes being known for taxidermy allows them to be the "state of the arts". Now, I will agree with one of their slogans-they are whole other country in so many "special" ways. Please keep in mind, I'm not Texas bashing-I'm just admiring their beliefs.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day lost it's meaning?

   I always thought Memorial Day was a time to honor and remember the men and women who have died to protect our country. This no longer seems to be true for most people. Memorial Day has now turned into a reason for people to have a long weekend. For the majority of the population it is not spent visiting a cemetery and gracing these fallen heros with a gesture of flowers. In fact we now honor them by sleeping in late and sponging as much food and alcohol as we possibly can.
   So how did it get this way? It's simple, we're a selfish society, with a short attention span for importance. Sure  briefly after any war this holiday has meaning and then soon after our dementia kicks in. We only have ourselves to blame...we just don't care about anyone else but ourselves.
  There is only one way to solve this problem. Switch the day it lays on. Eliminate the opportunity for our memory to slack off. Place it in the middle of the week, this way people are forced to acknowledge the meaning without only thinking of partying. To bad this will never happen, consumers spend way to much money being gluttons on memorial weekend. In the end...money will always topple memory.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Celeb Death Plague Continues

Unlike Gary Coleman, the latest celeb death is much more memorable. Dennis Hopper passes away of prostate cancer at the age of 74. I don't mean to belittle Mr. Coleman but Dennis hopper was a good actor who truly deserved to be called a "actor". He was a rebel on and off screen, while never deviating. It's hard to fathom that a man who consumed more alcohol and drugs then most junkies in lifetime would go down from balls cancer. To Mr. Hopper I say Don't go on the bus or drive that motorcycle past 1960's hillbillies. <-----pitiful movies references

Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Dead Celeb

Is it me or does it seem like the black plague is striking the celebrity nation. So many famous individuals appear to be dieing lately. The most recent seems to be Gary Coleman from the 70's show "Different Strokes". The only thing he'll probably be remembered for is his quote, "what u talking about Willis". All I have to say is happy trails to you sir.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Commercial Conspiracy?

     Maybe it's just me, but why is it that every TV channel seems to have their commercials on at the same time. I'm one of those people who like to have a back up show on TV that I can flip to when a commercial pops on. Although lately what seems to be a united stand by cable to allow me to do this has come to an end. Sure this makes sense for the stations, it prevents me from leaving their channel. But is this fair? Maybe this is just a coincidence and it's just happening to me. I know what your thinking right now, who cares. Well I do, this really annoys me when I'm eating, because I'm old fashioned and consider watching television while eating to be a way to enhance family bonding...sarcasm. And for those of you who haven't noticed this ever occurring phenomenon...just wait. I guess at the end of the day I'll have to adapt and enjoy the only commercial that seems to be on TV...the dame progressive insurance girl..."discount".