So now that we've past Valentine's Day, here's hoping that you got out of the whole marriage proposal bullshit. Especially since the concept of diamond rings are pretty bad from the get go. Well, here's a little video for some more content free blog post!
This is a little bit of content free material that lets you turn off your brain and see inside our former Governor's mind as he takes us down memory lane to his old stomping grounds of Venice Beach, California.
Not mentioned is how many women he harassed along the way there. Oh, he was one of those rough around the edges bad boys.
I feel a little strange because the next day I turn 34 and my father is now dead. It's a strange feeling. But in any event, April 6th is the premiere of Game of Thrones next season. One step closer to catching up with G.R.R.'s book series.
In any event, here's the trailer and bam, enjoy this shit.
The Best Gift for Valentine's Day is Preparation For The Future
About this time of year I'll either bitch about the commercialization and material display of "love" either that or I'll take pity on the whole thing and just post odd and funny valentine's cards. Which seems like a little kids school tradition that should have been kept around a bit more as it is a nice gesture for everyone to feel like the other kids like them.
In any case, today I bring you a much different ad. A much different take on securing the future for your loved one.
Having just gone through a death in the family, I sort of can relate to having to deal with putting affairs in order and the mess that is the funeral arrangements. While my father had his funeral arrangements just about completed, it was still a huge mess and a very costly bundle of money to even open and close the mausoleum as well as the police escorts and well, yeah, it was a mess even when organized.
Add in that a lot of funeral directors are worse than lawyers when it comes to playing on your weakest time - when a loved one just passes, and try to squeeze you for all the money you have.
So you know what, yeah, it's securing your future and offering the loved one a chance NOT to deal with that. I'd go on to say that you should be buying your own funeral arrangements for yourself as a Valentine's day gift to your loved one. They may not think it's as romantic as a diamond ring, but come time to put you in the cold cold ground, they'll thank you for the pain and suffering you'll be able to avoid as you're grieving the loss of a loved one.
That is if they even plan to be with you to the end.
As tomorrow is the day that you need to perform some sort of rain dance to display how much you care about the person you are seeing, here's a list of the top 50 signs that show each other is serious.
The top 50 signs it's serious
1. Meeting the parents 2. Exchanging house keys 3. Planning a holiday together 4. Discussing plans for the future 5. Being invited to family gatherings 6. Saying 'I love you' 7. Staying overnight at each other's houses 8. Signing Christmas / Birthday cards together 9. Seeing each other at least every other night 10. Leaving a toothbrush at each other's house 11. You tell each other absolutely everything 12. Letting them take care of you when sick 13. Being introduced to wider friendships circles 14. Discussing how many children you might want in the future 15. Buying a dog or cat together 16. Driving each other's cars 17. Inviting them to a wedding as a date 18. Divulging salary details 19. Letting them know your pin number 20. Discussing holidays 21. Having a drawer at each other's house 22. When you HYPOTHETICALLY talk about IF you lived together 23. Inviting people round as a couple 24. Having clothes and other belongings at each other's houses 25. First name terms with their mum and dad 26. Talking about intimate health issues 27. Farting in front of each other 28. Inviting them out with your friends / family 29. Receiving cards or gifts addressed to both of you 30. When you know what each other's plans are for every single day 31. Showering together 32. Changing Facebook status to 'in a relationship'
33. You know each other's passwords
34. Wearing pyjamas when you get home from work 35. You share secrets about friends with each other 36. Always being the 'plus one' on invites 37. Getting food in your big shop just for them 38. You start watching TV shows they like 39. Phoning each other at work 40. Stop putting make up on to look gloriously fresh before they wake up 41. When they start asking for your opinion on stuff 42. Going out with friends or family without the partner being there 43. Signing off 'love' in a card 44. You start listening to music they like 45. You stop seeing people you know they don't like 46. Putting a photo of the two of you on Facebook 47. Sending good morning / goodnight texts 48. Having a pet name for each other 49. Telling each other how many sexual partners you've had 50. When all their friends add you on Facebook
Now you know what to avoid so as to not get someone too attached to you.
In an attempt to get out a bit more, I'm taking more weekly trips to places that Huell Howser went out to. This spot... well, let's just say that it's one that I've been going to for as long as I could remember because it's some delicious Ice Cream.
But hey, don't take my word for it. Go down there and get some ice cream. And if you have 30 minutes to view, here's a link to the Visiting Video Log of Huell at Fosselman's.
It's that time of the year again. When Russian River releases Pliny the Younger. It's a hop head's wet dream. A triple IPA that really taste sweet. In fact, I think that's the silly part, it can get you fucked up if you're not paying attention, but it's by no means what you're use to in drinking a bitter hoppy beer.
In any case, it's a sought after beer that people wait hours and hours in line for. The fresher the better on it. In fact, here's a little documentary that will teach you a thing or two about what makes this one beer snob's wet dream come true...
It's good, but I sure as hell won't wait in line for it, I'll tell you that much.
Well, this restores my faith in Terry Gilliam's projects, as well as being really excited for it since the cast in this looks fucking amazing...
So what's it about?
An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential
angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of
existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only
once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to
understand his very reason for being.
So in an attempt to not bother writing anything, here's a little mash up clip of shit like 10 teens I hate about you as well as a few others to highlight the fact that a lot of actors in the Batman Franchise were in other films themselves.
Who would have thought that Joker and Robin went to the same school?! go figure...
There's a reason why I dislike New Yorkers. It's because they constantly feel like New York is the center of the fucking universe and that no other place can compare to it. So when they come to Los Angeles, the first thing that they seem to do is compare it to New York and try to get some basic understanding of the lay out.
See the native New Yorker try to grapple with the geography in this video
And realize THAT YOU SHOULD FUCKING STOP COMPARING L.A. TO NEW YORK! God damn, people!
Let's face reality, a great part of the Super Bowl is all about cheering for the team you swear you were cheering to win the entire season.... the other part is to enjoy the vast amounts of commercialization and consumer products being sold to you. Because a lot of this game is all about selling you shit you don't need.
In doing so the hype about the ads shown during the game goes fucking crazy leading up to it. This year it seems like the companies can't wait to get the hype train going and just cranked out a shit ton of them early.
So here they are, because I always talk shit about them anyway. Thanks for giving me the heads up, Big Corporations!
So Bud is all about horses and dogs getting married, but fuck that shit if gay people are going to ruin the sanctity of that sacred union! I don't know what to think of this one, it's a little odd. Meh, it's Bud.
I'm not sure why a car company would want to tap into the Matrix franchise. It didn't end well and the last time anyone remembered it fondly was 14 years ago. Yeah, this one is a huge miss, but I guess KIA just got the DVDs of this film finally.
I love Muppets. So this ad could do no wrong with me. It's silly and Dr. Teeth is in it, which is a muppet version of Dr. John. So yeah, that ad was great even though I don't want a Toyota.
Here's another car ad
Then there's a puppy version of it...
Well played car max. Well played.
Oh John Stamos, smooth move
I better start trying that.
But here's Jaguar showing us that British people are clearly the enemy.
Apparently bears like yogurt
This ad is a complete pussy
This is your typical Coke bullshit.
Apparently football players have to get side jobs as lawn mowers. Terrible unions, I'd say.
What the hell is this ad all about?
You have a big bang nerd picking up on a chick and getting a Jew rambling in the back seat while Jeff Bridges makes some money on voice over work.
But then again, the man likes that pay check...
Maybe the son wasn't meant to stay alive...
In this one, I would say that there's far too much roids per tv square inch.
Then there's this New Castle stuff... Which was great
So yeah, there's a slew of ads already shown so why should we care? At least Spider-man is saving something for the big game
But to men, I'm most looking forward to some new Captain America footage.
Once was a writer, tho, you see words to your left, so I guess I'm still that to some degree.
You can find my scribbles and mind ranting on this and various other places as a means to keep the creative, satirical and costco talk muscles worked out.
Was once apart of the tv industry, but I'm sure the NDA's are still in effect so let's move on from that. Now I spend my time slinging beer and keeping a building in one piece.