Saturday, February 01, 2003
Can't think of something to write funny today. So i am going to quote the last President that remarked on the lost of some of the worlds bravest and brightest.
Ronald Reagan -- The White House, January 28, 1986
Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible
accident on the ground. But, we've never lost an astronaut in flight; we've
never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we've forgotten the courage it took
for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the
dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We mourn seven
heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison
Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation
For the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of
this tragedy. But we feel the loss, and we're thinking about you so very much.
Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that
special spirit that says, 'Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy.' They
had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths. They wished to
serve, and they did. They served all of us.
We've grown used to wonders in this century. It's hard to dazzle us. But for
twenty-five years the United States space program has been doing just that.
We've grown used to the idea of space, and perhaps we forget that we've only
just begun. We're still pioneers. They, the members of the Challenger crew,
And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching
the live coverage of the shuttle's takeoff. I know it is hard to understand,
but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of
exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's
horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the
brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue
to follow them.
There's a coincidence today. On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir
Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the
great frontiers were the oceans, and a historian later said, 'He lived by the
sea, died on it, and was buried in it.' Well, today we can say of the
Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake's, complete.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which
they lived their lives.
We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they
prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of
earth' to 'touch the face of God.'
Friday, January 31, 2003
And now a review
Final Destination 2 or the first movie I have watched that was good as the original but still cant see why they made it. All right you guys remember the last flick right? Kid gets a vision, he saves his friends from blowing up and then death kills them in weird and surprising ways.
Its like faces of death without the guilt that these aren't really dead people, right?
This movie is all new and all different. Because instead of a guy, a girl gets the visions of death. Instead of a plane crash, we get a bloody horrible sickening and frightenly realistic car crash. And instead of dying in the order they were supposed to die in, they are dying in reverse order, the one that died last dies first. See how edgy and to the extreme they are?
Anyway there are a lot of cool special effects and new and exciting ways to die are thought up. Now I have to live with the 15 year old kid murdered by pigeons. Thank a lot movie!
You feel sorry for the characters as they are killed for you enjoyment.
One female character looks like an alien, black hair and eyes, big forehead, and a freaky voice.
Like hell's version of Christina Ricci.
She dies in a humorous way, a sharp pole is behind her head after an accident and the firefighter that is cutting her out of the car sets off her air bag, pushing her head into the pole.
There the being gutted by barb wire, and the, ever popular, getting caught in an elevator door and decapitated.
The group goes to Candyman for advice, joined by the one girl that survived the first movie.
Oh, you thought the guy survived two? Nope, he died in-between this movie and the last one.
Death was still gunning for them.
The girl, Clear, now in a mental institution, stays in a padded cell away from anything that could possibly kill her
Anyway, back to Candyman, he tells them that "New life is the only thing that can break the cycle"
Thanks a lot Candyman, you could have said that in the last movie, but no, you have to be cryptic and creepy. I guess he likes seeing people die. So I think he represents the viewer of the movie.
They think Candyman meant that the woman that was pregnant has to have her kid, then they are free. Something about new life makes life and stops death.
No, I did not leave something out there, and yes that does not make sense.
The people in that accident were supposed to die because the crash of that airliner, in some way, saved their lives.
Well, if I go any farther, I will spoil the flick for anyone wanting to see it.
But, lets just say Final Destination 3 is open to happen.
The theme of this movie is the universe is willing to alter the laws of probability to cause death. The is no loving kind being looking out for us, just death with its little list. If the list is not done on time and in the order it wants, it gets pissed and alters the world to get people dead.
This is a depressing movie.
YOU CAN'T WIN, is not possible to win or just survive.
They didn't do anything wrong, didn't read a magical book in a grave yard or go down the stairs after saying "I will be right back".
The only way to survive is to lock yourself in a padded cell.
And I am looking into getting one of those.
Well, later tonight, I am going to write a review of Final Destination. But first, Previews came out this week so I am going to write about comics, current and up coming.
First up Superman:Red Son or Truth? Justice? The American Way? Not anymore, comrade.
Written by Mark Millar with art by Dave Johnson. What if Superman's rocket went down in the Ukraine in the 50's ? This sounds like an interesting take on Super-duper-man, bringing him back to the "champion of the common man he was originally envisioned to be. Superman's parents shaped his world view. The Kents created the human being that would fight for the American way. These Soviet farmers raise him to be believe in Communism in just as an idealistic way as he believed in the American dream.
This is a three issue limited series, book one has Superman trying to find his place in the world. And the Soviet government trying to us him as a weapon. The second book is twenty years later, showing the fall out from book one. In the original comics, Superman was the first super hero, and inspired the superheros in the United States. Thats why the US has about all the superheros in the DC universe. No Superman in the US? Almost no US superheros. Batman is an underground revolutionary. Wonder Woman still exists, but she is attracted to the USSR because of Superman. And without Lois Lane, they could be on their way to making little demi gods. Without Superman to focus on, what could Lex Luthor" brilliant mind do for the world? Just cause Supes is communist, does not mean he is evil, but I think he is going to be used for evil.
Doom Patrol is currently my favorite comic book. To bad I want the team to die. Cliff Steele AKA Robotman, has died 5 times. Unfortunately, thanks to his cyborg status, he can't stay dead. People keep bringing his brain, memories, or something of his back. This time he has be brought in to run a corporate formed superhero team. The teams powers aren't that awes inspiring. One of the team has the ability to see 60 seconds into the future another a frictionless force field. But the plots they have dealt with have been interesting. A tie pin that exchanges the current Doom Patrol with the old one. And a journey to a version of hell. I just dont like the new teen team members. Lets get into a little history of the group. Doom Patrol was formed by Nile Caulder, with the original team of Elastic Girl, Negative Man, Robotman and Niles under the code name "The Chief". All of the Doom Patrol are considered freaks by the outside world. Cliff Steele was a championship race car driver until he had an explosive wreck. The only way to save him was to transfer his brain into a powerful robot body. Cliff's lack of proper senses and his robot form preventing him from living a normal life, lead to a couple of mental breakdowns. "Negative Man" Larry Trainor was a pilot for the United Stats Government, until a freak cosmic ray hit his plane. As a result, Larry was radioactive and had to wear lead lined bandages to prevent the radiation from hurting others. In addition he could release a being of negative energy that was super humanly strong, could move at near the speed of light and could go through anything as long as it was not lead. The being communicated to Larry with telepathy and was able to take on other hosts after Larry died. Larry could never lead a normal life in the bandages, preventing him from getting a normal job. Rita Farr was a famous actress on a movie location when she swept away in a river and washed up on a beach. The beach had geyser that were releasing a gas that Rita thought was harmless but gave her the power to expand and shrink her size and greatly increased her strength. Despite the fact she still looked normal, she thought her movie career was ruined.
Niles Caulder was a brilliant scientist that was crippled by an immortal power mad General. He thought they should band together to show that despite their handicaps, they could make a difference.
Thats what they thought.
Turns out Niles, had engineered the "accidents" that created them. He wanted a group of super people and he made it happen. That was not learned untill Grant Morsion took over the book.
The original team were killed by a villain trying to prove a point. They were captured and offered the choice of living and 14 innocent people would be killed in their stead or dying. And in a time when super heroes were never killed, they died.
Cliff's robot body was destroyed but his brain survived
the Chief had put a force field in his wheel chair.
And the Negative Being, was energy so that could not be destroyed.
Team members of Doom Patrol die all the time. Its the best thing about the book. Most die and stay dead, except Cliff. And the clock is ticking on the current team.
Written by John Arcudi with art by Tan Eng Huat.
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Quote of the day: "Tits, if I am feeling silly" the Fox
And here is another update for the masses. All one of you, reading this.
This day started with such promise. I was going to do things. Get the car worked on. Cash my pay check.
Normal people stuff.
I did nothing. Just read and talked on AIM all day. Felt good not to worry. Anyway the last review was a kinda crap horror flick, this is more of a review of something else. More our culture in general. Why are breasts so important? We have restaurants that sell crappy chicken wings and really make money on the bodies of the waitresses, or more specially, a certain area of their bodies. Maxim exists. Why? Cause they can get famous or semi famous people naked on the covers.
What is the focal point?
their breasts. More often than not. What makes a combo of skin and fat into sensation of the nation? Part of its genetic.
Males want women that are healthy to produce a good child.
Women with body fat are healthier than stick thin waifs to the primal mind.
So in effort to get more people reading I am reviewing breasts. You dont want to read the stupid reviews so I will give you want you want.
Unfortunately I dont have access to breasts and cant figure out how to show pictures on here (and that would be wrong besides).
So what are breasts? what do they do for the nation and the war on Sadamn?
Can be used to feed young, healthily nutritious milk.
Sells Magazines that actually kinda suck hard.
Gives Mardi Gra Flashing to get the tourists in, cause we all have seen the Girls gone Wild videos, people are all about breasts and beer on those things.
Gives men something to talk to, other than eyes.
"Breasts =good" jeph
can be uncomfortable for the owner, cause adjustments that are both annoying and cause some jerks to gawk.
Can be sore
Reveals the owners core temperature to the world.
People can base their assumptions of another's personality on the breast size and not the person. I.e. Guys making us all look bad.
Men pigs talk to them rather than eyes.
hurt when you lie on them
Can we stop the bosomization of the United States?
Brittany Spears has a career cause of her breasts. That alone should prove their power, power to do unspeakable evil, but power nonetheless.
How do we damn up this power?
And lo there shall be a savior, and her name is Jenny.
Jenny from the block.
Jennifer Lopez, say what you will, started the booty craze to become main stream. Her acting is ok, and her singing may or may not be studio magic. But she was not made in the Disney proving grounds to come in and control our pop culture. And she and others like her work their rumps so breasts can be beaten back. This might help make breasts less of a focus and the culture focus on a woman as a whole being rather than one body part. No, I don't think so either.
As long as we focus on sex appeal rather than the contents of souls, this struggle will not cease.
Soon the battle of the breasts and the bottoms will range. The question is, whose side are you on?
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Well, cause the secret issue is delayed. I shall give you a review of Darkness Falls:
The opening scene is great, you know something bad is going to happen to those sweet little kids talking about that a first kiss should be devoid of blood. AWWWW
Wait thats kinda gross. eck The boy lost his last baby tooth, the girl digs that in a man
Eventually the little boy is attacked and his mother is horribly murdered just cause a ghost cant get over the fact she was murdered about a half a century ago. I know she was killed unjustly, thats wrong and sad. But what does violently killing little kids (not even the decedents of those that killed her) do to help her? Get her a nice spot in hell? And the town has the folk tale about her, but they dont take her seriously, despite the fact there are bodies of children and people everywhere. She kills a child the night they lose their last tooth. Which means A) she is all knowing and all seeing, and B) the population of this village should be 0 by now. But, if you dont see her, she does not kill you. Which would be great if she would not scream and bang stuff around all the time.
Anyway, this sets up the tooth fairy and the child that will grow into the hero of this piece. Some guy with flash lights. The tooth fairy attacks him and kills his Mom, which the cops assume the kid did it. Even though people are beaten to death every night in the town, they think nothing of it He is put in a home cause they think he was dreaming or something and did not mean to violently murder his own mother that buys houses with really long hall ways and no lights.
The girl that he swapped blood spit with grows up to be Emma Caufield of Anna on Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame.
Normally, she is uber attractive, here she looks older. I guess cause he now has to raise her creepy brother. I guess the idea of Emma having a child is just to out of the question so they have to use the kid brother thing. What happened to the parents of Emma and creepy boy?
NO BODY KNOWS! Its not focused on why she has the kid or anything, she doesn't even tell Flashlight-Man about it when he comes back. And he has been gone for 12 years. Anyway the kid saw the ghost and now, its his turn to die.
For some reason, the ghost really wants to kill Flashlight-Boy and Creepy Kid Brother. The ghost is willing to do massive damage, kill about 100 people, and scream and fly around a lot, just to kill two people.
The movie ends in a light house and the ghost will not go in light cause it burns her.
Guess how it ends.
For a mindless horror flick, I liked this. Worth renting someday or a matinee.
It had flaws, but it never tried to be anything but a scary movie. But if you dont like cheesy horror, skip it.
Sunday, January 26, 2003
SO i really dont know what i am doing. I hope to update this daily, and include movie reviews and other random thoughts from my head.
this is all jephs fault
I really suck at this, i blame jeph.