Hey hey, I am back and I should correct myself now before this becomes an issue that’s not talked about, Blogababble may be posted every other week. I need time for my other stuff such as my ‘Adventures in Pancakes’ which is more of a stress release rather than work & I’m planning a thrilling mini-series which has been long in the making that will come out sometime late spring. I have a tray full of my ‘Bronze’ ideas that need to be served onto a plate.
Okay, let’s get into some ‘Nooze we can Ooze’. This may or may not be the specific date but if you were born between early 1981 to early 2000, then you may be a ‘Millennial’. There is a new study that says Millennial voters may be the reason the Two Party American voting system might come to an end. I’m guilty as charged, I was born in 1993 and I hate both parties because I see both parties as double edged swords. This news was brought to me by ‘nationaljournal.com’ in an article by Ron Fournier under the title ‘Millennial Madness: What Happens if Youngsters Bolt Both Parties?’ in which Fournier states “In politics, Millennials rewarded Obama in 2008 because they liked what he was selling. But he quickly damaged his post-partisan brand, and young voters drifted away in 2012.” Furnier was speaking to political scientist Michelle Diggles on the involvement on Millennial voters in which she tells Fuirnier, “More than half of young voters think something run by the government is usually inefficient, up 9pts since 2009. The percentage of millennials who ‘trust the government to do what’s right’ all or most of the time fell 44% in 2004 to 29%in 2013.…They’re skeptical of big institutions (like) corporations & churches….Millennial voters are unlikely to align with a political party that expects blind faith in large institutions- either governmental or nongovernmental.” Can you really blame us for not trusting the government after all the BS that’s happening with the NSA or Obama’s broken promises for immigration reform? All I have to say is to all the Millennials, keep it up, keep on getting educated and vote smart all of you, let’s fight for freedom! Also I have to say that Millennials aren’t the only people who disagree with the two party system like the (non ignorant) baby boomers who don’t like the way the government is handling things and I salute those too, keep on fighting for the future.
Okay, I must ask all of you now if anyone has seen that picture of the McDonalds pancake with a bar code stamped on it & does that in anyway alter your like for pancakes from McDonalds?
So on Sunday I went online to see that horrifically true picture of the pancake with a barcode on it (Psycho Pancake: Who took a picture of my ass?) and showed it to my younger sister. She was ‘disgusted’ then the day after I wake up to see my younger sister with my parents on the table eating McDonalds pancakes. Do people not care about what their food contains or where it comes from? Then there’s always a food recall here in the states, just this last month there was a recall on Walmart steaks which had a decent amount of LSD in them, of course that was a one time thing but are people really not alert when food recalls go in effect? Sure there are some highly exaggerated alerts used to scare people like an alert on finding traces of salt in Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Most of the time, I admit, I don’t care because I don’t eat stuff that’s bound for a recall so the food that is issued the most recalls are foods I don’t even eat or are too expensive to spend money on (MEXICAN CHILE!). Still, people should be aware of these things and I’m always grossed out when someone finds a severed finger in a McDonalds burger and still people are rushing there to get their big macs, still knowing that all meat has not been inspected. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open.
This is serious news here, this just in Chile just had it’s quake measuring 8.2 on the richter scale, there have been five confirmed deaths and probably still counting. This earthquake is said will cause a tsunami so now the Chilean government is issuing evacuations. If you watch the footage that’s been released, you’ll see this was a huge one, bigger than the one that we had in L.A. I find it funny yet stupid that California gets an earthquake measured at 4.5, and I see that it caused damage to property and wine bottles, but local news called it ‘The Earthquake from HELL!!!’ I felt nothing of the earthquake along with other residents in the south of L.A, the coverage was just absurd. There was property damage, wine bottles at liquor came tumbling off the shelves, but there were no injuries or deaths. I missed an episode of ‘Hannibal’ because NBC L.A interrupted the Friday lineup with footage of a chandelier waving back and forth and footage of a crack in a wall. I know a lot of people can’t go back to their own home due to the damage (and I hope they are taken care of) but compared to what the Chileans have experienced, this L.A earthquake was small and should not be called ‘THE EARTHQUAKE FROM HELL!’ The anchors in these news programs act like they’ve never felt an earthquake before, this is California, the freakin state is scattered with tectonic plates like landmines. All I have left to say about this is I hope Chile gets back to peace and people are alright there and LET ME WATCH MY HANNIBAL!
I’ma go on a little entertainment rant here about the television show ‘24’ and I might be offending the fans of ‘24’. Sorry if ‘24’ is not my thing but why the hell is that show getting a new season while there are countless other series that never got a chance that are brilliant? (‘Cough! MAX HEADROOM Cough!!’)
To me, ‘24’ is nothing but an all out ‘Murica, brown people are the villain show where every Muslim is a terrorist type of crap. I’m sick and tired of the Islam phobia type of action films. I was raised off Schwarzenegger films where the villains weren’t villains for their ethnicity or religion, they were villains because they were dicks and we hissed at the very moment they appeared on screen. We need a resurgence of kickass villains because they are bad, not because they’re Muslim. I’m tired of the whole terrorist cliché of action films and thrillers and such.
So nothing really happened last week or the week before so let’s get into some list commentary here.
Top 20 Science Fiction Films You may have not yet seen:
Something tells me I have seen a few of these from the pictures on the beginning part of this site.
The list is from Tasteofcinema.com, these guys again?
#20. The Man Who Fell From Earth: From the picture here it looks like a film starring David Bowie…and his crotch.
#19: Robinson Crusoe on Mars: Looks interesting. I might search that.
#18. Black Moon: UNICORNS!!!!!!!! Every fantasy/science fiction film benefits from unicorns. Ahem, Blade Runner: The Final Cut.
#17. Tron: The original was great, Legacy was mediocre. Next!
#16. Primer: A low budget time traveler flick, I’m going to go out of topic here. What ever happened to low budget filmmaking? It’s there, but it’s not getting the proper exposure that it’s had in the past. A film like Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks’ would never be noticed today in this day and age of Hollywood boom boom boom, ‘xplosions kind of cinema today.
#15. Sleeper: I don’t agree that this is overshadowed, I’m starting to see more of an audience form up around this comedy, despite the whole ‘Woody Allen doing his adopted daughter’ thing. This is classic Woody Allen, back when he was funny, not now. Now he wants to make movies that are serious and rich people funny like that one film. What’s it called? Blue Vaginas or something like that?
#14. eXistenZ: I’m not trying to be funny here, but the title of this film reminds me of those infomercial pills that are basically ‘Viagra’ with a different name. I’m pretty sure there’s a brand of wiener pills called ‘Existenz’. Anyway, wanna watch a David Cronenberg film using weird flesh looking tech, here you go. I’ve been looking for that film, need to see it one of these days.
#13. Gattaca: More like ‘WE HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU AREN’T GENETICALLY MODIFIED!!!!!’
#12. Dark City: From the same dude who made ‘The Crow’ back in 1994, I still need to see this.
#11. Gojira: Oh screw you ‘Taste of Cinema’! Everyone knows about Gojira a.k.a: Godzilla, he‘s the world‘s most famous kaiju monster, everyone knows who Godzilla is….hopefully.
#10. World on a Wire: A German science fiction film, looks neat.
#9. The Face of Another: Oh oh oh oh!!!…….I gotta see this, it’s Japanese, everything Japanese is pleasant to sit through! Right?………right?
#8. Fantastic Planet: Oh not this creepy ass animated flick. This is the film if Terry Gilliam animated a script written by French surrealists that are hopped up in all kinds of drugs. I dig it, it’s a very neat and artistic flick, but creepy though.
#7. Silent Running: Apparently the person who wrote this list says that the film will make hippies out of young children. I have this to say just from the screen shot ‘Why did I not see this sooner?’ This looks like a film I would have loved to have seen as a kid.
#6. Alphaville: A Jean Luc Godard science fiction film, needs to sees thiss.
#5. Brazil: I’m sure in some ‘Bloggababble’ entry I did back then I praised this film like the golden chalice it is. It’s funny as well as sickly dark and the ending comes out of nowhere! This film needs to win an award!!! It’s a much more relevant film today than it was back in 1985.
PS: The film was meant to be titled ‘1984 and a ½’, but that makes it sound like a screwball parody of George Orwell’s 1984. Also I still don’t get why it’s called ‘Brazil’?
#4. Things to Come: This looks like a 5dollar film I’d see at a local pharmacy with the ‘Kino Video’ logo on the package. I’m pretty sure I’ll get to see it one way or another. Says here it’s was co-written by H.G Wells, classic sci-fi.
#3. Solaris: This is the 70’s version, not the recent, George (Douchebag) Clooney film. I hate George Clooney, I hate his face and his last name sounds like Canadian money.
#2. La Jetee: Ah, a neat French short film which was later remade in 1995 by whom you ask? TERRY GILLIAM AGAIN!!!!! If you dug ‘12 Monkeys’ then you will enjoy the short that started it all.
#1. Metropolis: Oh thank goodness it’s not something that will piss me off. Metropolis is a classic that I’m pretty sure everyone knows about by now in this age of information.
For the most part this was an alright list, I’ve got some movie searching to do.
I gotta go, if you have given up reading ‘Blogababble’, I don’t blame you. If you’re still with us, alright.
See ya next time.