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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (movie review)

If my expectations for the first Transformers movie were low, then they were dragging on the ground for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Then I saw the movie and my mind was forever changed about action movies.
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Disneyland Signs

Upon my first visit to Disneyland and California Adventure just a few months ago, the signs got my attention right away. Here are just a few of my favorites. Read the rest of this entry

Transformers (movie review)

Well, it’s finally come to this: I’m going to review the Transformers movie. Not Transformers: The Movie, but instead, the 2007 Michael Bay directed live action feature. Before I get into this, I do want to mention two things: I went into this movie with super low expectations and I saw it in the theater. Read the rest of this entry

Spam Email featuring Twilight is awesome!

I know that these spam email folks are serious about their work. They obviously put a lot of time and thought into these emails they compose so we’ll read and click them. If not, what’s the point? But this one… this one is genius. Bringing Twilight into the whole thing is not only a smart move, but it brings a certain amount of irony to the situation as Twilight itself is a bit of a manipulative scam unto itself.

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All the Spider-Man movies reviewed!

Since we’re all gearing up to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (for better or worse), I thought now would be a good time to check in with the Tobey Maguire trilogy and the first episode of the reboot.

For those that are pressed for time, I’ll just let you know the scores here and if you’re interested in more details, just click the movie title for the full review.

I gave the first Spider-Man movie a 7.8 out of ten,  and Spider-Man 2 came in with a nearly identical score of 7.5 out of 10.  Finally, Spider-Man 3, that which is so loathsome to so many, clocked in at a meager 5 out of 10 because that movie kinda sucks.  Then, The Amazing Spider-Man reboot didn’t exactly get the franchise started with a roar by earning just a 6 out of 10.  Finally, if you give a crap, here’s my review of Spider-Man:  Turn off the Dark. Read the rest of this entry

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (movie review)

Today, I’m going to try and figure out why everyone hates X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Join me! It’ll be fun! I promise!* Read the rest of this entry

Enjoy these explicit wine posters


I don’t claim to be a marketing genius, but I gotta tell you, I wouldn’t market wine using these images were I the one calling the shots.

Were I to sell wine, I certainly wouldn’t call it "Sweet Bitch" under any circumstances – especially if I was trying to market it to women. You see, I presume "Sweet Bitch is being marketed toward women because when booze is marketed toward men, the ads don’t tend to prominently display a woman’s eyes or silhouette, but instead, feature an ample amount of BOOBS. As people (particularly women) find the term "bitch" offensive, I’d go a different way, but here we are.

And then we come to the Chilean wine, Culitos. Their poster features three asses because… I dunno. I have no idea what’s going on here. If they’re saying the wine will make me and two women strip down, I… OK, I withdraw my objection. Culitos is now the official wine of this website.

X-Men (movie review)

When it comes to the comic book movie that changed everything, most people are quick to point to Superman: The Movie as the first of it’s kind or 1989’s Batman, the movie that showed there’s more than one way to make a comic book movie. But when it comes to pinpointing the flick that brought us the comic book movie environment we live with today, it’s got to be 2000’s X-Men. Read the rest of this entry

DIY Armrest

As an adult, you have to make decisions, and sometimes, you’re presented with a decision that makes financial sense but requires some additional work on your part. This came to pass when we bought a new car – if we were willing to pony up another two grand, we’d get an armrest, cruise control and floor mats. Since Dr. Girlfriend doesn’t use cruise control and we live in an urban area, cruise control isn’t a big deal for us. A simple Amazon search will show you that great floor mats are available for under a hundred beans, so this quickly became a no brainer. The arm rest was tricky, but I figured something out. I bought an over-sized cup holder from Amazon (that was like five bucks… something like that) and a toy soccer ball from Ikea (I forget… maybe five bucks), dropped about a dollar’s worth of pennies in the cup holder for weight and stuffed the soccer ball on into the cup holder and that’s all there is to it. It’s not perfect, but it’s way better than forking over two grand for an armrest, floor mats and a feature we’re never going to use.

X-Men 2: X-men United (movie review)

Before X-Men: The Last Stand ruined everyone’s life, there was X2, or X-Men United, or whatever you want to call it – simply call it a good movie. It’s easily the best X-Men movie to date, and it may be the best X-Men movie there ever will be. Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars Lightsaber Pen


Dr. Girlfriend is a lady that knows what I like – in this case, it’s a freaking Star Wars Lightsaber Pen that lights up both at the touch of a button and when you write with it! What more could you ask for? (A full sized working lightsaber is not a reasonable request, but I hear ya.) Well, the pen has decent detailing, too. Without checking a Star Wars encyclopedia (trust me, such things exist), this appears to be modeled after Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber as seen in Return of the Jedi, except it doesn’t have that giant cumbersome rectangular activation switch that Luke’s has. Honestly, how are you supposed to protect the galaxy from evil with that freaking thing in your way? Anyway, you gotta love that attention to detail! I’m still getting used to it, but so far, I’m having a great time playing around.

Movies Coming Soon: it’s all sequels and franchises!

movie-postersUsing this magical tool called the internet, I’ve compiled a list of movies that are coming out over the next two or so years that are either sequels, franchises or both… and I say without any hesitation: this list will amaze you.
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