Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Moar NFL DRAWMUH~!

Haven't talked about the NFL in a while and there's been so much going on!


So I have to dedicate a little space here talking about my mans' poor Browns. DA was failing, he got replaced, Brady came out looking pretty solid, except he couldn't quite carry the whole team on his back, and Cribbs and Lewis were a little pissed thinking that "certain people" have a quitting sort of mindset. And then Romeo Crennel (Mr. I Look Like I'm All About Hugs) was all mad because they talked shit...even though it was true. *sigh*



Brett Favre cannot save the Jets and he is not the man. That is all.



Okay, I felt bad about Donovan McNabb before, and his semi-forced early retirement, but...I'm seeing now that he's kiiiiiinda a little bit of a bitch. Kinda. Wtf is going on with him anyway?



Michael Vick pleads guilty...LOL. I wonder whether or not anyone will pick him up to play. It does kind of suck for him that he's like, younger than me, and his career is prolly already over, just because he made a dumb ass mistake and fucked up. Then again, he made a dumb ass mistake and fucked up. I suppose it's fucked up as well that he doesn't get a second chance, when you have people going to jail for worse (*cough cough* all the Bengals) and yet they're still playing. Those god damned PETA people!


And last but not least, it's old news, but I finally have a little respect for T.O. He's still a douche canoe, but I guess he's all right. His little segment on Letterman was actually funny.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

60 Second Commentary - John Woo Presents: Stranglehold



I love John Woo. Well, his pre-Hollywood stuff...you know, The Killer, Hard Boiled, A Better Tomorrow - the trilogy, etc etc. You know, all the fight scenes that everyone and their mom totally jacked, and I believe that the Wachowski brothers based "bullet time" off of the aforementioned movies. Anyway, I also love Chow Yun-Fat. The man has style. And, well, I do love me the renegades. (Yes, even the Eminem collabo with Jay.) Batman? Check. Punisher? Check. Ghost Rider? Check.



So my take on the game? I know it's already been out, but hey, I finally got around to renting it for the 360 because I was having a bit of a lull with Warhammer. Anyway. Graphics are amazing. It's very true to John Woo's early style, and I love the fact that you get more points for stylish kills. My favorites are the running down handrails of staircases while killing 10 baddies, and of course the Chow Yun-Fat trademark of sliding down stairs backwards while killing 30 baddies at the same time. Only thing that I don't think is true to Woo's movies is that in this game you actually...RUN OUT OF AMMO. Yes, you really do.



My only complaint: The objectives in the game get repetitive and boring too quickly, especially for an ADD gamer like myself. Also, I honestly would have been happy with a straight forward FPS where you just kill all the bad guys and only have 1 or 2 objectives per level. I'm kind of into instant gratification that way, with my video games. If I'm playing an FPS, I prefer it to be simple. Kill the bad guys, and rescue the princess, without her being in another castle. Sheesh.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mad Props to the Flobots!

Yes Act X, if you're out there, as you may have noticed previously in this blog, I've made many a mention of them. ;)

So the Flobots were in town this week, namely yesterday, and I at the last minute realized I couldn't go to the show due to financial issues causing concert monies to be diverted to car repair funds. However, I did have my girl Gen and her man Matt go, because of course I had been talking about the Flobots to them for the last few months, trying to break them off with some knowledge. Gen and Matt are feeling the financial crisis, much like the rest of us, so I went ahead and burned them copies of Fight With Tools and Platypus. (I recently came across a copy of Platypus, and its just as good as Fight With Tools in different ways, I think...much like 36 Chambers is to Wu Tang, if you catch my drift.) They ended up going to the show, and Gen was talking it up today, I was so jealous, but of course I had seen them in July, so not TOO jealous. Her and I commiserated on the fact that probably the best part of the show was when they transition from "No W" into the beginning of "Killing in the Name Of" by Rage.

Check that out here...at another venue they were at earlier this year...which just so happens to be in Hollywood DOWN THE GOD DAMNED STREET FROM ME, and ONE WEEK before I moved here. Argh!



Anyway...man, when they did that at their Anaheim show in July...holy fuck, I went batshit crazy. I think anyone who knows me well enough knows my love for the Flobots, and my long time love for Rage. To see the Flobots do this, well...to me it really was a Biggie moment..."It was all a dream..."

So she was telling me that you KNOW a show is good when:

- The Flobots were appearing with Matisyahu, who Gen and Matt actually really love, and have liked for some time now, before they had even heard of the Flobots. Gen and Matt were so satisfied with the Flobots performance that they actually left BEFORE MATISYAHU WAS EVEN DONE.
- She was talking to me about the concert afterwards with Matt, and then with me all day today, the day after the show! Her and I discussed yesterday how amazing their comic was. Which for her and I is also like a sort of wet dream, because we're both comic book nerds.
- After you leave the venue, you think of all the people that don't know about the Flobots, and urge them to make sure to catch a show when they can, and cop the album, and visit the site.

I had the same reaction in July when I saw 'em in Anaheim. I joined the Fight With Tools program and became a street team organizer the very next day. (Although, sadly, people in LA proper seem to have motivation but no follow through.)

One thing I wonder though...they performed together at the DNC this year (man, if I hadn't been having so many problems with work, you KNOW I would have been there, talk about a musical dream team for someone who loves rock music, truly loves hip hop, and considers herself socially conscious and active.) and I wondered if when they met RATM and Zach for the first time if they felt a little like Kanye said he did when he first hooked up with Dame and Jay. I also wondered how Zach felt about them using the "Killing in the Name Of" intro as an interlude in "No W". Was he flattered? Did he like it? Did he think it was cool? *sigh* So many unanswered questions.

And oh, one more reason to love the Flobots...they put me up on Hydrophonix inadvertently due to Pandora. What up, Jay!

Moar Interweb Lulz

Oh MAN, I actually can't wait to have kids because I totally would help them do projects like these just to see how the teachers would react to some crazy projects. I'll prolly be reported though. Maybe the manz and I could go to jail together. Or...CONJUGALS BABY!



BWAHAHAHA that's just funny to me...but then that's prolly 'cause I never had braces.




...

Okay, not that I'd EVER hit my kids, but I'll be damned if I wouldn't be tempted to slap the taste out of my child's mouth if they pulled some shenanigans like this on a school project. Really? The Gay Plague? DO SOME REAL RESEARCH! Where's my baby powder? Speaking of which, I'd like to take the opportunity to let my gay brothers and sisters out there know that I fully support you in your fight against Prop 8. Despite my Asian-ness (I was SO SAD when I saw a picture of people who had supported Prop 8 and 2/3 of the people represented were MY people.)



All I have to say to this is...this girl will NEVER get a boyfriend if she's straight with that kind of attitude. 4 srs. But then, I don't know if I'd say that had I not had the experience in the industry. *shrugs*



When I first saw this I thought of three things. One, the scene in Office Space where Michael Bolton is really getting into his rap music, but then gets scared of a black man at the bus stop. Two, of course Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Three, I could imagine my future kids (yes, my sons and my daughters) doing something like this, and me letting it go only for hilarity factor. Bitches ain't shit because they be trippin'. It's funny 'cause it's true.

*sigh*

I'm a terrible person.

The Lazy Ass Movie Nerd Alert

Awright, awright, I said I'd keep writing in this damned blog and I will...I just wish I had like the voice recognition software that would do it for me. I have SO MUCH I want to talk about but then can't actually get around to sitting here and typing it out. A very good friend of mine (HIIIII STORMY!!!) thought - "I was starting to wonder if maybe you had gotten arrested in a celebratory riot after Obama got the election. >.>" I wish. Well not that I had gotten arrested, but that I had participated in a celebratory riot. Not enough of those, methinks.

Anyway, so here's...

The Lazy Ass Movie Nerd Alert

So, because I really wanna talk about a few things on the movie front, but because I'm ALSO lazy, and don't feel like doing shit lately (I'm behind in school, yet I'm writing in my blog, what does that tell you) I'm gonna do the Lazy Ass Movie Nerd Alert, with breakdowns on the topics I wanna talk about in a paragraph or less. Or more.

Movies I've Seen Lately:

In theaters: Rocknrolla

In a word - awesome. In two words - fucking awesome. Guy Ritchie finally got rid of Madonna (or the other way around, whichever, but the point is, its a good thing for him) and now can make good movies again that she doesn't have anything to do with. It's an all new Ritchie ensemble cast, with some unknowns and a couple interesting cast choices. Jeremy Piven and Luda made an interesting team, and Gerard Butler (MADNESS? THIS ISSSSS SPARTAAAAAAA!) was fucking great in what would ordinarily be Jason Statham's role. (Jeez, speaking of which, dude needs his career resurrected. They liken Ritchie to Tarantino, and Tarantino has a tendency to bring people's careers back, maybe they can do an actor exchange program and help dude out.) Tom Wilkinson was fucking great as the bad guy, and I forgot that he was British after seeing him in Michael Clayton (more on that later). The rest of the cast did amazingly well. Guy Ritchie himself came back to his Lock, Stock and Snatch glory days, writing an amazing script and directing with his usual style and panache and humor. Best part is, this may be a TRILOGY.

At home: Kung Fu Hustle/Michael Clayton

I put them together despite the disparity because they're both movies that I really really enjoyed when I saw them but kind of forgot how great they were. I re-watched them both recently, and one other thing that ties them together is just how important it is to LOVE not like, but LOVE what you decide to do with your life. Stephen Chow did it in Kung Fu Hustle, both with his character in the movie and also with himself IRL, and George Clooney figured out how important it was as Michael Clayton. Again, Tom Wilkinson was crazy, and did a very good job of it, but did we really need to see him totally taking off his clothes? Yeesh. Another thing, I didn't realize when I first saw Kung Fu Hustle the hilarity over the dance numbers that were so like West Side Story. The Axe Gangsters dance...LOL.

Movie News I Will Cut Myself Or Someone Else Over
Supposedly Variety reported a while back that Stephen Spielberg and Will Smith are collaborating on a new movie. *yawn* UNTIL I HEARD THE TITLE.

Oldboy.

Yes. You heard me right. Oldboy. WHY THE HELL DID THEY HAVE TO MAKE A FOOLISH ASS DECISION TO THINK THEY COULD REMAKE THIS MOVIE??????????

First of all, Will Smith look this god damned crazy?




Hmm...No. And sure, Will Smith can do fight scenes...but to capture the rawness of THIS scene?



The absolute genius is incredible - It's a one take, side scrolling fight scene that's so god damned raw, and so realistic. Dude gets beat on and gives out beatings...and STILL KEEPS fighting with a knife in his back. It brings me back to my old school Nintendo days of like Double Dragon and Contra. (And let's not forget Super Contra).

I can only hope that something amazing happens and Will Smith decides to do better by the movie than by his ego, and goes in as himself, and comes out as...SAMUEL L. JACKSON. Aww yeah!

*sigh*

One can only hope.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

DO NOT WANT!


Overworked cat is overworked.

So after saying fuck it, and giving my 2 weeks at my job (with only a potential job offer on the table, not even an actual) I quit. Overworked, underpaid, underappreciated, I was all that, but I guess I was rebelling a little too hard against the man because then I became indoor cat, as can be seen below:



Yeah, I figured eff doing ANY kind of work whatsoever, I'm gonna just do whatever the fuck I wanna do. Somehow when you're an adult that doesn't work so well because at some point you realize...you're the one that has to pay the bills. Ah well, it was nice while it lasted. My little "Rebel Without a Pause...Or A Clue" act has been postponed to a later date, and I'm back on the wagon.

So much stuff I've been wanting to write about! I voted! Historic times! Hypocrisy in California with Prop 8! Sarah Palin is retarded! Adventures in Higher Education... /facepalm! As many a hip hop artist has asked, "Guess Who's Back?"