If speed skating was really like this, I’d watch.
If you don’t watch this, your day will not be improved by 6000% as mine was.
6000% improvement achieved.
I miss tractor feed printers. Those were the days.
Awesome read. I might watch this tomorrow. For what could conceivably be the ten-thousandth time.
I am in need of a movie recommendation.
Tough one as I have no idea what you’ve seen or which genre(s) you prefer.
But here are a few off the top of my head that I like and can pretty much watch any time…
Airheads - An unsigned rock band takes over a radio station with realistic looking squirt guns to get their single played on the radio. Hijinx ensue. Great soundtrack. Stars Brenden Frasier, Steve Buscemi, and Adam Sandler. Great supporting roles by Chris Farley and Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer!).
Ghost World - Two best-friend outcasts graduate from high school and start growing apart over the following summer. Stars Scarlett Johansson, Thora Birch, and, again, Steve Buscemi.
High Fidelity - Dude owns a failing used record shop, gets dumped, tracks down ex girlfriends to find out why he keeps getting dumped. It’s way funnier than it sounds and lots of music collection porn. Stars John and Joan Cusack, Jack Black, and smaller (but great) appearances by Darlene from Rosanne, and Tim Robbins.
In Time - Time is the new currency. If you’re rich enough, you can live forever, if you’re living day to day, your clock may run out at any moment. Stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.
Mr Holland’s Opus - Failed composer turned music teacher first ignores, then molds his music students. Fights to keep the arts relevant and funded in a small town. Some sad and some funny scenes. Lots of music. Stars Richard Dreyfuss.
The Next Three Days - Woman is accused of murder. Husband is convinced she’s innocent, so he works for way more than three days to prove her innocence and to get her out of jail. Very smart movie. Stars Russell Crowe.
Pump Up The Volume - Small town high school student sets up a pirate radio station in his rich parent’s basement. Broadcasts to all the weirdos and losers at his school. Gets fan mail to a PO Box, pre YouTubers getting fan mail to PO Boxes. Another great soundtrack. Feels a bit dated, but if you can get past that it’s good. Stars Christian Slater.
School of Rock - Failing musician takes a job as a substitute teacher. Hijinx ensue. Gosh I love this movie. I could watch this movie daily and not get tired of it, ‘cause I live hardcore. Stars Jack Black, Joan Cusack (both are also in High Fidelity above), and Sarah Silverman.
That Thing You Do! - Small town garage band gets signed to a record deal (in the back of a really nice camper) and coin the phrase “one hit wonder”. Great original soundtrack. Great story. Great acting. This may be a desert island top five movie for me. Stars (and was directed by) Tom Hanks, along with a crap ton of other talented people (including a little cameo by Kevin Pollak (who appeared on my last full-length album!)).
UHF - Weird Al’s movie from the 80s where he parodies movies on the big screen like he does songs on his albums. Lots of fun references to classic films, lots of Weird Al music, lots of laughs. Can’t ask for much more than that. Stars Weird Al, of course, Michael Richards (Kramer again!), and Victoria Jackson.
That should keep you entertained!
In Time was a flick I watched solely because Olivia Wilde was in the cast, but within 10 minutes I was legitimately interested in the story, sold on the premise, and would readily watch it again just for the hell of it. Good popcorn flick with some political overtones (some subtle, others not so much). And Timberlake is awesome, the dude has some great acting skills when he wants to get into a role.
I’m fine with this. If it means said place is complying with the ACA instead of trying to get around it by kicking their employees on to the exchanges via cutting hours to part-time, great. Here’s two dimes.
Twenty cents for a bill of over $20. So that employees get health insurance. This is a fucking ADVERTISEMENT for Obamacare.
Less than 1% of the bill. And just think, if you removed the profit the insurance companies stand to make along the way by moving to universal healthcare, you could reduce it even further! Shit, go to 3% and we will get healthcare, education, and send some people to fucking Mars and back.
Royals / Come Together
Lorde / The Beatles
Come Together/Royals - The Beatles & Lorde
#the first note of come to together hit my ears and a tear dropped
I never reblog these unofficial mash-ups, but… DAMN.
I usually hate these things, but this one had me reaching for the volume knob rather than the close button…