This is Club Awesome.
A few years ago I wrote about how foolish it would be for me to spend $499.00 on a replica BlasTech DL-44. (I really did consider it.) I guess that means it would be really, really irresponsible to lay down $200,000.00 for the actual one. via kottke.org
Five of my favorite lines from the movie Bull Durham:
“What are you trying to do, scare me? You sound like my mother. We’ve known each other for a long time. I don’t believe in magic, a lot of superstitious hocus pocus. I’m going after a find of incredible historical significance, you’re talking about the boogie man. Besides, you know what a cautious fellow I am.”
Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
I just finished a 10.0 mi run with a pace of 9'29"/mi with Nike+ Running. http://t.co/jqgxSbUu #nikeplus — David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) October 29, 2012 While all my friends and family on the East coast were hunkering down for Hurricane Sandy, I went on a ten mile run in painfully perfect weather. I am guessing […]
Oh, man. I love this kid.
Hey, hey, Hollywood. I’ve got an idea. Instead of re-releasing the craptacular and uninspiring Clash of the Titans in 3D, why not re-release Star Wars: Episode IV in its original format? (i.e. no walking Jabba, no Greedo shooting first) In fact you really should simply do this every five years or so. Get on that, […]
A Christmas Story Die Hard Love Actually Tie: Christmas Vacation / It’s A Wonderful Life Tie: The Ref / Home for the Holidays
This week we have a reader-submitted “guest” Friday Five. Special thanks to @rogueplanet for this list of …
The Five Most Badass Noncommissioned Officers (Sergeants) Featured in a Movie:
5. Career Sergeant Zim (Clancy Brown) – Starship Troopers
4. Sergeant Oddball (Donald Sutherland) – Kelly’s Heroes
3. Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger) – Platoon
2. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) – Full Metal Jacket
1. Master Sergeant Gary Gordon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart (Johnny Strong) – Black Hawk Down
I don’t even know where to begin here. This movie is awesome. This movie is seriously awesome. Go see it. Note: Awesomeness of movie not guaranteed for those born after 1975. But if you were born in ’73 — like me — you will laugh your ass off.
With the possible exceptions of my father and (maybe-not-so-strangely-coincidentally) my father-in-law, I don’t know anyone who is as voracious a reader as I am. I also seem to consume an outlandish amount of television and there is rarely a moment in my life in which there isn’t music playing. Oh, and I love movies. Yet, […]
When I was a kid I thought that no year would ever be able to beat 1983 for movies. In addition to Return of the Jedi, Vacation, and WarGames — three of my all-time favorites — that year also saw the release of Scarface, The Right Stuff, Risky Business, Octopussy, Monty Python’s The Meaning of […]