WTF? Why wasn't I notified of this? This is going straight to the top of my queue.
Average of raters like you: 3.8 stars
Average of 5,686 ratings: 2.9 stars
Is this why WB's "The Batman" finally died after 5 seasons? Because they were gearing up for another Batman series?
It seems like they have been doing "TV-Y7 (FV)" (cartoon rating for fantasy violence toons suitable for kids) Batman cartoons non-stop since the 1980s.
I really don't mind, but the adaptations are definitely declinining in quality and style. Nothing has been as good as FOX's animated Batmans of the early and mid 1990s.
But they're still always entertaining. We burned through 30 episodes of WB's "The Batman" in about as many days.
Here's hoping Cartoon Network can do what FOX and WB have done.
The Xbox360 sequel to the PS2's Culdcept – the most-played game of Clint and Carolyn out of the past 4 years – is reviewed by someone named Phil Rownd who is kind of a joke to me. He says he rates the gameplay 5/5 stars, yet overall gives it a 2/5 star rating due to not liking the spiritual and sexual content. OMG there are variations of the D word! Hahaha. Still, I had never seen screenshots of Culdcept *Saga* before. Wish I could export my PS2 cards to the new game.
Every car, every desination, logged by the government for 5 years. One of your friends gets in trouble? Maybe the cops will show up to ask you some questions because they hung out at your house 4 years ago.
September 30, 2008
September 30, 2008
NAYSAYERS: I am soooooo tired of the “adaptation naysayers” (two groups I hate – sequel naysayers and adaptation naysayers). “Wah wah, this played more like an extended episode than a movie.” Well DUH. The movies are 4 episodes cut to widescreen and spliced together. If it plays like an extended episode, that’s because it IS an extended episode. All 4 episodes will play in syndication with the rest of the episodes, but as a 4 parter. It’s like you give people something more (4-parters instead of 1-parters) and they find a way to perceive it as something less. Packaging it as a movie is just a ploy to get more money and exposure. And the adaptation naysayer backlash (as well as the sequel naysayer backlash) is quite predictable.
BAD STUFF: Futurama and Matt Groening can do no wrong. A planet-sized alien takes control of Fry and uses him to lead a world religion that convinces everyone to leave earth for a mind-controlled “Heaven”. What can go wrong?
CONCLUSION: Another great installment from the series we all thought was canceled! And this one makes fun of religion too — even better!!
RECOMMENDATION: Anyone who watched every episode of Futurama, but doesn’t watch this…. Should be tortured by having to watch episodes of Mama’s Family for all of eternity.
MOVIE QUOTE: Professor Farnsworth: “Normally when I send you on a mission of extreme danger I would say ‘good news’, so when I say that this mission is dangerous, you can imagine how dangerous I really think it is.”
FRIENDS’ RATINGS: None, but it got a 7.4 on IMDB with 5400+ votes. Pretty good. Pretty, pretty good.
September 29, 2008
Carloyn & I have been listening to their first album a lot these past few weeks. I really really like it. I tend to not like female-vocal bands — they comprise maybe 10% of my collection, tops. But I like this album a good deal.
More of a ‘cutsey’ thing, definitely not a laugh-out-loud thing.
But I am always impressed when people make stuff with food.
And I want to eat the cauliflower sheep.
Yup. The guy has served his sentence, but since he doesn’t have a place arranged to live in — BEFORE leaving jail — they’re not letting him out. Even though he served his sentence.Why are child molesters treated worse than murderers again?? If you murder someone, you don’t get on a list. You get out when your sentence is over. That’s that. But if you left them live, then you can be subject to a scarlet “P” (pedophile) for the rest of your life?
Why do we value children’s sexual innocence more than human life? Taking both is a crime, but why is one crime followed with such ferver? But if you kill someone — nobody really gives a shit? Is that the message being sent here?
It seems like they are trying to affect sentences that are not legal. If the judge follows sentencing guidelines which say X years — then that is how long someone should be on jail.
September 26, 2008
New York’s finest… At it again. Nice work, boys.
(If someone rants nakedly, they should be killed?)
The government’s been hiding these photos for over 5 years now, and the federal court order proves that this has been unconstitutional. Today is SO FULL OF WIN.
He makes a good point that both parties support this bailout. We have a choice between “yes” and “yes”. Both parties merely feed the interests of big business in different ways. When Obama is elected, don’t expect it to be any different.
If we’re going to socialize huge losses in the billions, then that’s really the last barrier left in it being inexucable that we don’t have socialized medical care — like every other 1st world nation. If we’re “more communist than China”, as Jim Rogers said … Then maybe we should get some of the benefits of those types of societies!
Bloody damn likely, though. That would cut into profits!
It’s been a long time coming for scumbag lawyer Jack Thompson…. Hopefully his permanent disbarment ends up happening. He deserves it.
Slashdot discussion: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/25/1822207&from=rss
Why is this important? This violates the Posse Comitatus Act.
Passed in 61/6/1878, and written out of law by George W. Bush after 128 years (on 10/17/2006, via HR5122, The John Warner Defense Authorization Act)
The law prohibited the military from being used as civilian police.
But of course in Bush’s New World Order (hey, Bush #1 was the one who talked about the New Workd Order in his speeches!) … The military will police the civilians. Wouldn’t want any civil unrest.
This is actually quite historic. And not good. Martial Law, anyone?
The military-industrial complex’s power will grow proportionately. I’m sure this helps the likes of Halliburton, etc. Also not good.
It’s important to listen to the conspiracy-minded from time to time. There are a lot of disturbing occurrences going on, and it’s only been getting worse.
September 25, 2008
…when your friends have Flickr-related nightmares FOR you:
“Last night I dreamt you had forgotten like a whole 3 weeks worth of pictures and it screwed up your whole process — you were going to have to go back and erase the last 6 months and redo it. You were so upset!” –Eve C
I pointed out that in many cases I would just need to re-run my upload script, and could probably re-do 6 months of uploading in 2 weeks or so. (And under a week if I had to do it a 3rd time.) And that I’ve never rolled back more than 10 pictures in a situation like that anyway. I just throw stuff into a folder called “ZZZZZZ”, and when I catch up to the present, I bring ZZZZZ back into the mix and work my way forward again.
Anyway, I do indeed use flickr too much. Just uploaded my 10,000th picture there, though I am not quite up to 10,000 public pictures yet. Check out my pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl, or my profile at http://www.flickr.com/people/clintjcl. Friend me biotches. Flickr‘s social network membership is third only to Facebook and MySpace, according to what I’ve read.
Better yet, click here for 6 contiguous photos picked at random from my 10,000+: http://www.krazydad.com/gustavog/FlickRandom.pl?user=ClintJCL
September 25, 2008
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September 25, 2008
BAD STUFF: Again, we found nothing bad whatsoever with this movie. A lot of people inexplicably rated it lower than the previous 2, but it was simply another chapter in the continuing adventures of Jack Sparrow.
CONCLUSION: This was yet another epic fantasy legend movie, and the scenes where they sail over the edge of the world are absolutely amazing. Really, movies #2 and #3 are one story that is too long to contain in a single movie — much like Kill Bill. The continuance of the Davy Jones plot started in Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 finally reaches its conclusion. This movie has an even more surrealist fantasy feel to it than the first two.
RECOMMENDATION: How could anyone watch #1 without watching #2 and #3? Just don’t get your hopes insanely up, which seemed to burn a lot of people. This movie is of equal caliber to the first 2. Again: More of the same, and in this case same is good. I’d love for this series to keep continuing, but I doubt it will.
MOVIE QUOTE: Barbossa: “Better were the days when mastery of seas came not from bargains struck with eldritch creatures… but from the sweat of a man’s brow and the strength of his back alone. You all know this to be true!”
COINCIDENCES: Dead Man, Pirates Of The Caribbean 3 – 2 Johnny Depp movies in a week that had hardened killers who slept with teddy bears! Not to mention 2 Johnny Depp movies with the words “Dead” and “Man” in the title… (because Pirates Of The Carribean 2 has the subtitle of “Dead Man‘s Chest”)
FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Only I gave it 5 stars? WTF? Carolyn, Jordan, Tatiana, Eric M all really liked it. Kipp only liked it. Ian hated it. (Ian?! 5 stars for #1, 3 stars for #2, and 1 star for #3?!?!?!?!!) Scott S forsook the entire series and refused to watch #3. (How could anyone do that after a cliffhanger?!?! Pure masochism?) Gotta say that the 3 movies all seemed to be very similar to each other, and we don’t understand how people rated them so differently other than the fact that they probably didn’t watch all 3 movies 3 nights in a row. Wow. Surprised by this one. The IMDB ratings for the 3 movies were 8, 7.3, 7, so the dropoff in ratings wasn’t as apparent as it was amongst my own friends. Strange indeed.
WILHELM SCREAM: There were two :)