2016 animated movie from Disney about a mystery in a city populated by talking animals.
I liked it. Probably one of the best Disney movies I've seen in awhile. It's cute, funny and clever. Actually had an interesting story and characters. I especially enjoyed the political subtext that we shouldn't demonize minorities. Disney usually stays far away from anything the slightest bit controversial.
Apparently the heroine, bunny cop Judy Hopps, was an accident. Disney originally wanted sly fox conman Nick Wilde to be the star but the test audiences preferred his bunny sidekick.
The anthology format popularized by American Horror Story and Fargo works very well. Had a great cast (Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Lili Taylor). But most of all it's smart.
There's so many issues at play.
Homosexuality. What it's like to be in the closet. Hookup culture. Bisexuality.
Race. African-Americans vs Latinos. How hard it is to be successful and a minority.
Gender. Women can't be tough without being seen as bitches.
Class. Money unites and divides people more than race.
Rape. We treat gay sex differently. Victims are judged harshly if they're sexually promiscuous.
Education. The horrible bureaucracy and politics of public schools.
My favorite scene involved a corporate executive coldly firing an employee just to be dismissed later in the same fashion. So many folks promote the system of the survival of the fittest even though it pretty much hurts everyone. You may survive one cut just to get hit later. Your precious "skills" and "loyalty" to the company be damned.
My biggest nitpick was the storyline involving the hacker. It was weird and out of place. The ending also felt a bit rushed.
The ratings weren't that great but it's received a ton of awards and critical buzz so they're bringing it back for another season. Curious to see what they do next.
Russian straight porn tube site. A new favorite of mine. It isn't overloaded with popups, has a nice selection of full-length movies and has HTML5 streaming which is way better than buggy Flash.
Finished watching season 4 of Arrow. I was disappointed with it.
I liked Damien Darkh. He made an interesting villain. He had a sense of humor. And how many bad guys have families? I wish they would have explored his backstory. Instead he just became yet another silly villain.
I think the show needs to get rid of the flashbacks. They've outlived their usefulness.
It also needs to go back to being grounded in reality. It's become way too over the top. Not just with the magic. There was one episode where an American city was literally nuked, killing thousands of people. That's a HUGE groundbreaking event. And yet it's pooh-poohed and quickly forgotten.
Ride Along 2.
Watched it with my brother-in-law, sister and the kids. I don't know why he wanted to watch it. He fell asleep during the first movie and he fell asleep with this one too. It's just not very funny. Boring buddy cop story.
Muscle Butt Bro.
Gay porn scene from Fraternity X featuring a guy getting fucked by three frat boys. I cracked up when the dope dealer showed up and sold them a bag of weed while they were fucking. I had a similar experience happen at a party once. I sucked two guys while a black guy showed them different drugs in baggies.
Gay porn scene from Maverick Men featuring Youtube star Chris Crocker having fun with three guys. He's famous for the Leave Britney Alone viral video. Could've done without the old guy. I realize he's the producer but he just comes across as skeezy.
2015 drama based on the true story of the trapped Chilean miners.
It was okay. Definitely captivating at times. A miracle they survived. I just wish it focused more on the bigger picture. The mining company was never prosecuted for negligence or even paid any damages. Many of the miners are now destitute and had to beg to be paid extras in the movie. The minister of mining was portrayed as a young charismatic man who cared about saving everyone. In reality, he was twenty years older and eventually had to resign because of corruption.
The Fairest spinoff series was supposed to highlight the female characters in Fables. This one didn't even try. Instead it mainly focused on Reynard and wrapping up some of the minor characters on The Farm.
I also hated the silly tone. Reminded me too much of the Jack of Fables series, with Reynard filling in as Jack.
Actress Melissa Gilbert drops out of race for Congress.
This is why political parties shouldn't rely on celebrity candidates. They're lazy and often wimp out. She says that old back/neck injuries have flared up, but we all know that's bullshit. She realized that running for office was hard work and bolted.
It was okay. I find the Ted movies to be oddly lacking. There's so much potential. The first movie could have had a blast mocking Hollywood. Instead it was just a series of lame Family Guy-type gags. The sequel could have been a hilarious political spoof. But once again, it was just a series of generic gags.
There's a joke about 9/11. In an interesting piece of trivia, both Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFarlane were supposed to be on American Flight 11.
I finished watching the entire series. It starts out strong but then peters out towards the end. The jump the shark moment for me was the rape storyline. It just felt very unnecessary.
I loved Dame Maggie Smith. She stole the show and was a hoot to the end.
I also had a soft spot for Thomas. He started out as a villain. But then over time you realize he's such a tragic figure. A closet homosexual, unable to come out because of the times. A war veteran, unable to really go anywhere because even though he's highly intelligent he doesn't have an education or resources.
I love the world-building. Get to poke around the DC Universe a bit. And I like the cast. But Vandal Savage made a lame villain. For an immortal who's been around for thousands of years, he sucked at trying to take over the world. And the time travel paradoxes caused a lot of headaches.
Apparently season two will feature the Justice Society of America and an all-new villain. There's also talk of a big crossover with Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.
"Thor: Ragnarok" announces all-star cast.
I've been rather meh about the Thor movies but this looks rather exciting. Not only get the return of Loki, but a new villain (Hela), a new hero (Valkyrie), a tie-in with Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamemaster, one of the Elders) and an explanation as to where Hulk disappeared to.
Bath School Disaster.
In 1927, a disgruntled school treasurer in Michigan murdered his wife, blew up his house and then blew up his school, killing 45 people, including himself. It remains the worst school massacre in American history.
2015 drama based on the true story of a disastrous 1996 expedition to Mt. Everest.
It was okay. Did a great job at showing the majesty of the mountain and why so many people die trying to climb it. But I was disappointed with the character development. It had a great ensemble cast but you didn't really get to see them.
JAV HD Free.
Japanese straight porn tube site. The popups are annoying but it does have a nice selection of full-length movies. I'm always amazed at the sheer quantity of porn in Japan. I rarely ever come across a same movie more than once.
Dallas bans Exxxotica Expo.
The porn conventions are held across the country. Columbus has one in August. But some cities are banning them because conservatives hate porn and liberals think they're degrading to women. I got a kick out of the city lawyer saying that children could see into the convention center. I just picture a little boy holding a balloon staring intently at a large-breasted woman at a booth.
Straight porn tube site. A new favorite of mine. Has a lot of high quality videos from premium pay sites like Brazzers, Naughty America and Reality Kings. My only nitpick is that there aren't any dates so you don't know how recent anything is.
Nailin' The Mail Order Bride.
Sam Bourne and Adrian Dimas fuck their friend's horny new mail-order bride while he's in the kitchen making pizza. Straight porn scene from the Brazzers series Real Wife Stories.
Dancing Anymore. X-rated music video from the British electronica group IS Tropical featuring a young French guy jerking off throughout a house while fantasizing about fucking, I like how his fantasies got crazier and crazier to the point where he's fucking a black soldier guy in the ass and then sticking his dick in a giant woman.
A friend got fired from Shutter Island over the weekend. She was there for over twenty years. Practically a founder. This year she was diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological disorder that gives you stroke-like symptoms and causes you to lose your speech. She used up her sick time and FMLA leave getting treated at the Cleveland Clinic. She thought she was going to be allowed to take an extended unpaid leave while she continued treatment. Or at least come back with a reduced schedule. Work something out. But they decided to fire her by sending a certified letter.
I like my job but this is why I don't have any loyalty. If the place burned down I'd laugh and pray that my favorite people were still inside. I dread the day they ever try to pull any of this shit on me. What if I get sick? What happens when my parents die? Will they stick it to me like they've done so many others? I don't know how I would respond. For everyone's sake, I hope we never have to find out.
I liked it. Jessica makes a great reluctant hero. They do a good job of introducing Luke Cage and tying it to Daredevil by bringing in the Night Nurse.
I especially enjoyed David Tennant as Kilgrave. He was a very interesting villain. He wasn't interested in taking over the world with his powers of persuasion. He was extremely selfish and narcissistic and only cared about himself.
The French have always turned a blind eye to sex scandals, but now they're starting to realize it's way more than mistresses. A lot of folks in power are sick bastards, literally raping women and children.
How sex toy makers sneak around digital filters.
It's an uphill task that mostly involves word of mouth. Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) ban the depiction of sex toys outright as pornographic. Google's annoying SafeSearch automatically filters them out.
Amazon allows folks to sell sex toys but they're really squirrelly about it. First you have to sell FIFTY non-sex toy items so you can get rated as an approved seller. Then you have to deal with Amazon's downplaying search results because it doesn't want average consumers shocked with images of sex toys while shopping for kitchen utensils.
Gay porn scene from Kink Men's Men on Edge series.
Sebastian Keys ties him up and slowly edges him to an orgasm by fondling and jerking him off.
Ramzi is considered to be one of the smartest guys in gay porn. He was working on a Master's degree in LGBT Psychology when the head of Raging Stallion Studios talked him into doing porn. He's now pursuing a license in Marriage and Family Therapy.
British porn is kind of a mix between American and European. It's American in that it tends to feature older/average guys fucking girls. But it's European in that the quality is still nice and there's more story/fantasy.
Warehouse workers Girth Brooks and Colby Keller shut Conner Habib up by tying him up and fucking him.
Habib has since retired from porn. He now works with the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee and gives lectures on sex and porn. In 2013 he made the news when Corning Community College cancelled his campus visit because they didn't realize he was a porn star.
He talks about working with Girth Brooks on his blog here.
The first book in The Walking Dead novel series was great. The rest have been duds. This one is no different.
I'm not a fan of Lily. She was annoying in the comic books. She's still annoying in the novels.
The residents of Woodbury also aren't that interesting. Bunch of boring old people trying to recreate Mayberry.
Throw in a storyline about melodramatic religious nutjobs and it just becomes goofy.
I'll probably read the next book in the series because I'm a sucker for all things zombie and Walking Dead but I'm not very optimistic about it being any better. If Robert Kirkman was smart, he'd turn the series over to a more capable writer and focus on really exploring the Walking Dead universe.
A little too academic at times, but otherwise an interesting case study on how public-private partnerships have contributed to the removal of the poor from downtown Cincinnati.
The wealthy elites of the city want to turn downtown into their own private playground. The homeless shelters have been shut down and moved to the industrial outskirts of Queensgate. Panhandling and sleeping in public have been criminalized. Affordable housing has been bought up and turned over to private developers, who would rather sit on empty buildings than let poor people living them. Developers were unhappy about zoning so they had the city's planning department eliminated altogether. Public spaces such as Fountain Square, Lytle Park and the riverfront have been privatized.
You'd think that folks would be upset about what's happening but it's not like there's an independent media. The politicians (Democrat, Republican, independent) are all bought off by the rich. The state and federal government not only don't care, but are often even more corrupt.
There's this general attitude that maybe pushing the poor out is a good thing. But what folks don't realize is that the poor have to go SOMEWHERE. Instead of going to shelters, the homeless now camp out on the streets. Every large city tries to evict the poor. It never works because there's simply nowhere for them to go.
I think there's a special place in hell for people who try to pass off pets as service animals. Legally you can't do a damn thing about them. The most you're allowed to get away with is to ask a general question about what they're trained to do. And even that's touchy. I don't understand why the government is so lenient. Why not have folks produce a disabled sticker? If it's good enough for cars then it should be good enough for animals.
Netherlands allows sex abuse victim to commit suicide.
I support assisted suicide. But this case disturbs me. Their argument is that she's so damaged she has the right to call it quits. But I think that's crazy. Severe mental illness is not the same thing as a terminal illness or life-long devastating condition. May be extremely difficult, but there IS a way back for her.
I don't know why it's called Navy SEALs: Battle for New Orleans on Netflix. It takes place in Baton Rouge not New Orleans.
The zombies weren't half bad. I liked the idea of a team of soldiers pinned down during an outbreak. But the story and the acting was goofy as hell.
The commandos were a joke. Fat Guy. Beardo with a Man Bun. Pretty Boy. Poor Man's Bradley Cooper. They knew they were dealing with zombies but did everything wrong. Let's yell at zombies to stop. Let's try to hug a little zombie girl. Let's ignore the fact we're infected and just treat a zombie bite like a flesh wound.
I won't spoil the ending but it was so cheesy it made me groan.