Friday, December 26, 2008

There is an explosion in a closet in Building 12

Alternate title for this post #1: Movie that time forgot and/or didn't permit me to watch.

#2: I'm allowed to post a picture of Claire Forlani aren't I?

#3: What am I doing watching bad movies again and drinking too much Sangiovese

Around 2001 a little movie called Antitrust starring Ryan Phillippe (must have) splashed across the silver screen. Yeah, I just watched it. In my burnt out working internet retail managing 100 people and surviving shark infested water world I am allowed too much wine and my little amount of free time friday night. So there! i won't even caps my sentences from now on... provoke me and i won't even use spell check even with dotted red lines mark my misspellings.

this is the same angst and milaze that courses thru the veins of ANTITRUST. open source, man. yeah, i watched the pile that is a movie. it has a special charm that only few can see... and i'm in that few. what? you see that pic of claire right?

i've done my time with this movie. i watched it. somebody owes me something. i'll even tag this awesome movie in my lables section. hell, i'll even put ryan phillipe down there.

i'm convinced that HD is allowing me to watch bad movies now. mgm now has a station on time warner allong with a couple other movie studios all in HD and they are filling them with crapola movies for some reason. am i suppose to go out and buy antitrust now? does ryan phillippe have a new movie coming out? are they promoting something? what is the agenda here???? certainly mgm has something better to broadcast!!!!!@!!!!!@!!@@!!@. argggggg!

anyway, There is an explosion in a closet in Building 12... it's a diversion, SPOILER! tim robbins is in this movie. plays a guy named gary winston or winstone or something... william gates... GW... WG. get it? think about that and let it blow your mind.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Life Bars

What better way to get in the holiday mood then taking advantage of people clearing out there closets of video games for that extra bit of holiday money. I know the word 'advantage' may not be the best word to use because in actuality, most people with old Genesis games don't sell them on ebay, they take them to thrift stores. Haha! That may say something about the quality and value of those games, but never the less... it is actually cheaper to buy Genesis games on ebay. Most recently, for 20 bucks, I've picked up:

- Street Fighter II
- James Buster Douglas Boxing
- Pat Riley Basketball
- Altered Beast
- Chakan
- The Incredible Hulk
- Shining in the Darkness
- Columns

For a few dollars more during a Saturday afternoon of thrift store shopping i picked up:

- FIFA International Soccer
- Olympic Gold (Barcelona)
- NHLPA Hockey

This brings my Genesis Collection up to an impressive 39 titles... out over over 800 titles. Getting there. I just said over 800, but I know it to be 823. If someone out there wants to correct me then more power to ya.

I've got one of my Genesis systems hooked up in my bedroom for play. That's right I said one of them. Right now I'm working through ESWAT and Cliffhanger (as in the Stallone movie). I have to say that ESWAT is a pretty good game. You work your way up through the ranks and gain more perks and armor. It's similar to a game like Shinobi and Rolling Thunder (one of the original of it's kind). I just bid on a cart of Rolling Thunder 3 for $6 dollars. Cliffhanger sucks. Sux with and 'x'. Graphically it is okay. Stallone does his 'Stallone' (see exploding pipes in Daylight) marching around with a t-shirt on top of snowy mountains, but man, is is frustrating and, well, lame. The most frustratingly notable thing about this game is that when you hit continue after you have failed... it takes you back to the beginning no matter how far you've gone. That's called 'starting over'.

Anybody still reading? Didn't think so. But if you are... please stop.

I've always considered, in my own world, that Cliffhanger was the last of its kind. Bad guys steal something... initially uninvolved hero gets involved... explosions... humor... action hero saves day. I do have a hankering to watch Cliffhanger though. Or Commando. Go figure.

Monday, December 8, 2008

100% Safe Tons

Everyday, I'm inspired by my drive to work. More recently, with the possible impending collapse of General Motors, things have started getting to me more. Columbus is in the heart of the Industrial Center of the United States. Maybe GM will come out a more competitive auto company, maybe it will completely fail. I don't know. What I do know is that the industrial midwest is in for a world of hurt over the next couple of years. It's heart has already been ripped out once by the collapse of the US steel industry, it will be hard for this area's soul if the auto industry does the same. So whatever my personal feelings are towards the UAW or the Teamsters my thoughts and prayers are with the families that are impacted the most in the coming year. I heard The Black Keys' song "I Got Mine" one morning recently and things just kind of got to me all at once so I wanted to put this together. It's quick. But it will remind me of frozen commutes to work in which i drive past the once mighty Buckeye Steel Castings on my way to play my own part in Ohio MFG. The Black Keys are from Akron, Ohio. Sometimes you can't even tell if a song is good or not if it hits you right.