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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

Yes, there were some funny parts…no, they weren’t worth making a movie for. If you like ATHF, you’ll like this movie for the most part, although it gets pretty boring. Now I see why ATHF episodes are only 10 minutes long.
6 out of 10.


Fracture

For the most part, a good movie. The twist at the end wasn’t mind blowing or anything, and I actually guessed (most) of what had happened pretty early into the movie. It was still entertaining. I’d recommend it as a rental.
(I just noticed the tagline of the movie: “I shot my wife….prove it.” That’s horrible.)
8 out of 10.


28 Weeks Later

Intense. The first ten minutes of this movie are maybe the most intense first ten minutes of any movie I’ve seen. At least that I can think of off the top of my head. The movie pretty much keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. The plot isn’t quite as good as the first one, but it’s definitely got more action. This one is a bit more gory than the first, so I had to close my eyes a little more, but if you liked the first one, you’ll surely like the second.
9 out of 10.


28 Days Later

We re-watched this after seeing the sequel. It’s just a really good “scary” movie. And I don’t like scary movies. The acting is superb, the action is exciting and the story is actually really cool. If you haven’t ever seen this movie, I’d recommend renting it.
9 out of 10.


The Reaping

I wasn’t really expecting much out of this one. I’m not much of a Hillary Swank fan, but this movie turned out to be pretty alright. It was interesting. Although I nodded off a few times, it wasn’t because of the lack of suspense, but just because I was pretty tired. Worth a rental.
7 out of 10.

I recommend you check out jakeandamir.com.
But only if you like funny stuff.

Jake and Amir are two guys who work together and make little shorts while they’re at work. Or at least that’s what it looks like to me. And I think I’d like to work where ever they are working. Looks like fun. And they get to make funny little videos on company time. I’m in.

The language can be a bit rough, so just know that.
Most of the videos are pretty short and pretty silly.
I think they’re funny… that doesn’t mean you’ll agree.

But you should.
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I love free music.
I especially love when really good bands decide to give away their music.
This is yet another reason why I love The Format.
Granted, I already have the album,
but now it’s easier for me to share it with friends.
I’m pretty sure I’ve recommended this album on the blog already,
but now you have no excuse not to hear it for yourself.
Go HERE and you can download the entire album for free.
All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list,
which you can just turn around and cancel if you don’t like the music,
or just don’t want the emails.
(If I’m not mistaken, you don’t even have to sign up for the mailing list
because I’ve linked you to the page using my email…)
What are you waiting for! Go listen to your new favorite band!
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Pants feel comfortable.

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I rarely read the paper.
We get it every morning at work, but usually the headlines don’t draw me in.
Not so last Tuesday!
In the Lifestyles section, there was an article about movies…
And at the end of the article was a section called: Memorable lines
For today’s MMQM you shall be taking The Birmingham News’ quiz:
(They are quite easy, but it was fun for me, so it might be fun for you.)

1. “Of course I’m serious. And don’t call me Shirley.”

2. “Want me to punch-a-size your face for free?”

3. “A gun rack, a gun rack. I don’t even own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do with a gun rack?”

4. “Baxter, you’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha covered in hair”

5. “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”

6. “Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together – mass hysteria!”

7. “Blue, do you understand I do not want to see you die here tonight? Blue, you’re my boy!”

8. “You know what? I respect women! I respect women so much that I completely stay away from them!”

9. “And I said, ‘I don’t care if they lay me off either because, because I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, then I’m quitting. I’m going to quit.’ And I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four time already this year and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were merry, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not OK because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire.”

10. “That’s a fact, Jack.”

Some of those are way too easy (some you can even guess without seeing the movie), and one is way too long… but a few are a little more obscure. I’ll post the answers at the end of the day. Word.
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Ocean’s Thirteen

I am a fan of the new Ocean’s movies.
Ocean’s Eleven was amazing.
Ocean’s Twelve wasn’t as good, but was still clever and was very, very funny.
Ocean’s Thirteen, although still quite good and funny, is the worst of the bunch.
It definitely fits with the series. It’s done just as well as the other two and, of course, has an awesome cast. Casey Affleck is hilarious and steals the show in this chapter. It just wasn’t quite as clever as the other two. Wasn’t quite as funny. The dialogue was even a bit boring at times. BUT, it was still way better than most of the movies being made these days. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you’ve liked both of the other two.
8 out of 10.


Knocked Up

This movie was good, I guess. Definitely not great, but good. It wasn’t near as funny as people had talked it up to be. There were definitely some funny moments, but on the whole, it wasn’t all that funny. Like The 40 Year Old Virgin, it ended nicely and left you with warm fuzzies…or whatever, but also like The 40… the language was horrible. Just not something you expect from a comedy about having a baby. It’s worth seeing, but definitely a renter. This guy, however, was probably my favorite part of the movie.
7 out of 10


A Life Without Pain

A Life Without Pain is a documentary about three children in three different countries who have a disease called Congenital Analgesia. This disease causes the children to fill no pain. At first thought, you might think that not feeling pain might not be so bad, but when you see what these families are going through, you realize that a whole lot of things can go wrong if your body isn’t telling you when you are being hurt. There isn’t a whole lot to say about this documentary. It was very interesting and educational. It was pretty short, so it never got boring at all. It wasn’t super entertaining or anything, but I don’t think it was meant to be. It was meant to inform, and it did just that. I’d recommend watching it if you can get your hands on a copy.
View a clip here.
8 out of 10.


Joe’s Apartment

I won’t waste any of your time…
Yes, this is the 90’s MTV movie about a guy and the roaches in his apartment.
Yes, it’s as terrible as it sounds.
2 out of 10.

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I recommend one year anniversaries…or at least the The Great Smoky Mountains.
As most of you know Casey and I celebrated our one year anniversary on the 17th.
We stayed in a cute cabin in Townsend, TN. It took about 5 hours to get there (not including the hour detour to Starbucks and Old Navy). We arrived at our cabin around 2pm, unloaded the car, ate lunch, and took some pictures of our place for the weekend.


cabin!


living room!


spirally!


hot tub!


lunch!

After all that we decided to go to the Tuckaleechee Caverns. All caverns look the same…but they are still neat.


the big room…those stalactites are like 300ft away and that little one is almost 7ft tall…it was a big room!


drinking 98.9% pure cavern water!

We got some homemade apple butter and some oreo fudge from the gift shop…YUM. After the caverns we just kinda explored the town and went back to the cabin and cooked some dinner. After dinner we got in the hot tub and relaxed. It was nice.


grilling!


good times!

Saturday morning we got up early and went horseback riding. I really enjoyed it. I love riding horses and it made we want a horse really bad. Casey rode a horse named Indigo and I rode one named Gypsy. You can’t really tell from the picture but my horse was huge. We were supposed to keep our horses from eating grass and leaves. Yeah right. My horses neck was stronger than my whole body. If she wanted to eat some leaves she was going to eat some leaves. We galloped a few times on the horses. Any one that has galloped on a horse knows this is the least fun thing to do on a horse. It hurt so bad.

Next we drove the Cades Cove Loop Road Auto Tour. It was so beautiful. I’ll let the pictures do the talking on this one.


we saw a wild bear!

After that we drove to Gatlinburg. It was my first time there and it was fun. I had no idea how touristy it was. We walked around for like 5 hours looking in all the shops. I especially enjoyed the candy shops. We played putt-putt and did a mirror maze. Putt-putt was funny and the mirror maze was crazy! It really messed with our minds. If you ever get a chance to do one…do it! Then we ate dinner. It was a great day.


the ring master!


Im not sure


whoa!


sad.


so handsome!


Gatlinburg!

Sunday we checked out and headed home. The most exciting thing that happened on the drive was the bird that flew into our car to hang with us for a while. His name was Bert.


pretty mushrooms!


Bert!


at first we were like “whaaa?!”


but ended up being pretty cool.

that is all.
sheena p.

My check engine light had been on for a couple of months.
Usually it’s something small and trivial, so I try and ignore it.
The “beep” that I have to hear every time I start driving
always eventually gets to me.
This time, it seems, the problems were a bit larger.
I picked up my car yesterday and paid a little over 2000 bucks.
No, that is not a typo.
Yes, that money had been saved to buy a scooter and a new mattress.
Yes, it really bothered me, but it was cheaper than getting a new car.
“Well…hopefully this fix will last me until the car falls completely apart,”
I say to myself as I’m driving home.
Then my window pops and slides down into the door.
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these are some clips from the show Britain’s got talent.
i almost cried while watching the first video and i definitely got goosebumps.
i did cry while watching the second video.
both of these people made it to the finals.
here are their audition clips

paul potts ended up winning the competition.

sheena p.

So the combination is one, two, three, four, five?
That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life!
The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!