Wednesday, June 22, 2011

my two cents

most guys, including guys around my age group are fans of jocular humor. Regardless of maturity levels, guys tripping each other and getting hurt is the height of hilarity amongst other guys. The show Jackass has been a constant "go to" show for fans of college humor. The show spawned spin-offs, 3 movies and various would be imitators. On June 21st Ryan Dunn one of the regular stunt-men of the show was speeding on a Pennsylvania road in his Porsche in excess of 120 mph when he lost control and crashed. The coroners report states that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit in PA. Regardless of how it happened I think anyone would agree that drunk driving is a horrible, horrible idea that no one should ever consider. I count myself as a fan of Jackass and the spin-off shows and I think it was a waste of talent.  Rest in Peace Ryan

Friday, June 3, 2011

What ever happened to?

Many fans of 90's novelty rap might recall the group ABC (Another Bad Creation). The brainchild of Michael Bivins (Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition) Seen as competition for Emerging young rappers Kriss Kross, ABC was made part of the 'east coast family' along with Bell Biv Devoe, Boys to Men (according to the Motown Philly video there was another group in that 'family' ( a group of white guys, sorry don't remember the name)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Too much Ink

There was a time when TLC stood for The Learning Channel, now it seems that it just stands for horrendous oddities network. The "ink" shows which started off with Miami Ink seemed like a simple enough premise, some producers lease out a tattoo parlor and get intriguing people to run it, it was a fun enough concept the first season with Ami James and his tattoo artist friends working in a shop on Miami Beach. The viewer sees the daily goings on in the shop and the person getting the tattoo would explain the reasoning behind what tattoo they were getting, simple enough right? Well the next season they introduced Kat Von Dee. a southern California chola-rocker girl, to add spice to the mix. She added more of an indigestion to the mix, I stopped watching shortly thereafter. Von Dee soon got her own show which was more her own style, drama and people yelling and getting all dramatic, I really don't know if the show is still on or if Von Dee is too busy with other projects. In the meantime there was a London Ink that was on real briefly and there was a 'tatt' show about a shop that was inside a Vegas casino, I never even saw that one. But I'm glad that TLC announced that Ami James is back for NY Ink, I don't know too much about this incarnation but it shows promise in that it seems like a fresh start for James. I hope that TLC doesn't screw this one up like they do with other shows.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Name this Transformer

Seriously I'm not kidding, I'm at a disadvantage because as well versed as I am I know that there are some fan boys out there who might recognize this character. For my sake I hope it's not a Beast Wars character (don't even get me started on that stupid incarnation)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I know that face!

Here's a list of familiar faces who tend to pop up in all kinds of tv and film rolesand yet aren't regular household names

Sam Anderson has played a few 80's centric characters on Perfect Strangers (Mr Gorpley) on Growing Pains (Principal Dewitt)

Terry Kiser is mostly recognized for playing Bernie Lomax in Weekend at Bernie's he has had bit parts in shows like Three's Company, Two Guys and a Girl.

Danny Trejo, probably the most recognizable of my list, he starred as 'Geronimo' in "Blood in Blood Out" and pretty much every Robert Rodriguez movie/project ever made

JK Simmons is best known for roles such as the dad from Juno or J Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman franchise he has also had roles in Law & Order and SVU as well as a small guest spot on Party Down

David Paymer is a well known character actor, his resume is too long to detail here
Stephen Tobolowsky is one of my favorites on my list because hes in one of my favorite movies Groundhog Day as Ned "NeedleNose Ned" Ryerson, BING. Hes been in a number of other shows and movies as well

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Transformers 3

I'm a little behind in my news but I learned today that Leonard Nimoy is voicing the character of Sentinel Prime (Optimus Prime's brother) since this is a Bay production I'm glad its not Jeff Prime. since it is Michael Bay I wouldn't be surprised if they snuck in some other racist crap

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Thanks to the wondrous invention of instant view netflix, Today's movie is 1982's quintessential teen comedy Zapped! starring post Chachi Scott Baio as a geek who stumbles upon a telekinesis formula which allows him to make skirts fly up and bras pop open basically an excuse to see boobs. This is Scott Baio at his finest and that isn't saying much.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

They Came from Outer space!

Upon doing some research I found out that Hulu is streaming "They came from Outer space" a 1990 TV show about two brothers from space who travel the country trying to pick up women. This show was typical of the now defunct Universal Network who was trying to compete with Fox. The show was very low brow and I found it funny, granted I was fourteen years old.

Monday, March 28, 2011

What happens to 90's one hit wonders?

While watching Parks & Recreation last thursday the band Len was mentioned, it got me thinking where the hell did they go? And what about other bands like Urge Overkill, Crash Test Dummies, Heather Bonham. I know its easily remedied by wikipedia but there's no fun in that.

She's fantastic! Made of plastic!

like most kids growing up in the 80's I relied on TV to entertain me! I was a fan of saccharin kids show Small Wonder! about child robot VICI voice imput child identicate. I have been enjoying the 1st season DVD collection (thanks to Netflix). On the commentary section Dick Christie, Marla Pennington and Jerry Supiran share their stories of working on the set. Tiffany Brissette is absent from DVD commentary probably trying to escape being associated with VICI (her only memorable role)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm a weirdo

And I'm ok with that, rather than continue this blog on wordpress I'd rather do it here. And Since I have my MS blog I'd like to keep that more serious and make this one about my bullshit. I have MS but it doesn't have me

Im turning into an old man

one of my favorite things to do at one of my weekend jobs is to hear spanish talk radio.. particularly “Radio Mambi” a very cuban radio station. The programming runs the gamut from music to general complaining from the elderly. Being the cuban culture there us PLENTY of complaining as well as the usual shit talk. I think I like it so much cause it reminds me of my father… he’s rather fond of blaring his little portable radio at the very wee hours of the morning. radio mambi

this is what I do now

it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything or posted anything longer than 2-3 sentences. so please take it easy on me..  I just came inside from smoking a cheap cigar and I feel homesick/nostalgic for NJ (the cigar made my fingers smell like a Path train)..
train stationI’ve been discovering the joys of diet soda.. as some of you that know me might be aware… soda is pretty big in my life so this whole diet thing is a whole new world. so yeah alexis and I are going the healthy route, not cold turkey mind you but just a drastic cut back on alot of what a fat man like me can eat.

nearing 5am and this is what i find interesting.


I thought Id go on about something very near and dear to me
Optimus Prime
My pal since age 8, Optimus Prime. Im such a geek… I know..
Well Optimus was always there for me in one way or another. The 1986 movie actually left a mark on my frazzled little 10 year old mind when Optimus Prime was killed off half way through. After that the mind fuck continued when the cartoon show brought Optimus back in one way or another, usually as an undead robot zombie. I furthered my obsession in June 2001 when I permanently marked my body with the autobot insignia Mr Prime has on his own arm. so far my fiance isnt too jealous

I can't extract a wordpress site and not get a headache

the title says it all , coming soon