The article written by Angyal was interesting but I have never watched Girls. She brings up some great points but doesn’t provide any numbers to back up her claims. I can believe the claims she makes, but just telling me something is better doesn’t really prove anything. My golf game has got increasingly better, but I still suck.
I own a lot of albums. I have sold a bunch of my albums to stores that buy used CDs. The artists I hear anymore are not really my kind of thing. Whenever I have the radio on it’s on AM. I hear stuff here and there, but I really have a problem with a lot of the garbage that is pushed through anymore. I still will buy a few artists’ records here and there, but I really don’t follow music like I used to.
I like the style of the article written about The Avengers, but I wasn’t really as blown away by the film as everyone else seems to be. They shot a lot of the movie in my hometown. Anyhow, I don’t really care for movies where I have to see like 5 other movies just to get the little ‘inside’ jokes that this movie was running. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed at some of the comedy stuff in this movie, but I prefer my hero movies to be dark. This movie was too colorful and geared towards a younger audience. Maybe I should have paid to see it in 3-d instead of watching a solid bootleg copy. Not a bad movie, but not something I would wait in line for or rush out to see again.
For my pop Culture Artifact I was leaning towards talking about Alien and Prometheus and the idea of the beginning of mankind, but since Prometheus is not out on DVD yet it looks as though I will be talking about Liam Neeson. The guy has been a pretty serious actor for most of his career, and all of a sudden around age 60 (which he just turned this past week) he has been getting a lot of serious ‘bad ass’ roles. The movie that set this all off was Taken. I will be discussing Neeson’s recent ass kicking role where he beats the shit out of some wolves in The Grey.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Taken here is an example of the type of dialogue you can expect to hear:
“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”
That quote is amazing. You have a week to see the first movie before Mills begins ripping apart another city in search of his family in Taken 2.