So the AP gets wire tapped, the IRS is full of racists, and something about Benghazi definitely stinks. What a transparent administration! Judge Jeanine Pirro gives a great monologue outlining the facts in Benghazi. Although the vid is a little long it is well worth your time.
I hate that every epic video I see on the interwebs immediately causes me to question its authenticity. This fella is out on a bird hunt and is casually being whilst walking through a field. His buddies let him know a bird is coming at him and he snatches it out of mid air like Obama swatting a fly in a press conference.
So is the vid real? Well, I'm pretty sure it is, and if it was fake they wouldn't have showed the live bird in his hand afterwards. A bird in the hand is worth two in the... ah never mind.
h/t Scott VB
Potato guns can be quite dangerous. Although I'd never advocate that you do anything illegal, I'd also recommend you stand far away from anyone using a potato gun that is made of white PVC. The old adage with PVC usage was that if you were to grab a piece of white PVC and hit it with a sledgehammer it would break and shatter into small sharp pieces. Do the same experiment with black PVC and the sledge hammer bounces off. So what happens when you use the incorrect kind of PVC and hold it next to your head when it is filled with a combustible material?
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Seriously kids, don't be stupid and be sure follow your local laws. This guy in the vid above is lucky he can still see and hear; that could have been a whole lot worse.
Can the director of the steaming pile that is Australia transform a boring book from my high school English class into a likeable summer block buster? Check out the trailer and I'll get into the review.
I'll start with the good... This film looks like it could have been an extra level in Bio Shock Infinite. Great Gatsby often feels more like a video game than a movie. There are a a ton of bright colors, grandiose sets, giant parties, and lots of booze. All of this pops incredibly well on the big screen, and the visuals enough are worthwhile for the cost of admission.
I don't really remember much of the book from high school. At the time I was bored with it and read enough Cliff Notes to help me pass the test. One of my biggest complaints with Gatsby is Tobey Maguire. He plays Nick Carroway, a writer who is with arms reach of two of the richest guys in New York in this story. He narrates the whole film and he is terribly flat. His voice sounds like he is reading to high school class as he draws on with the text from the book. His acting ability is about the same and next the real actors in this film Maguire is just a boring dude with a period piece haircut.
There are more historical accuracies in the film that bottles of Moet Champagne. When the movie didn't feel like a video game, it felt like a Moet commercial. Champagne being sprayed everywhere, consumed on a college frat party level, and lots of shots on the label. I don't know if Jay-Z made some deal with Hollywood that if any film is set before 1975 it needs to include at least two of his songs. He has several songs in the film, and there are a few other hip hop songs too. They feel horribly out of place and took me right out of the movie.
DiCaprio was great throughout film. His character has a ton of mystery and a great story. Unfortunately he says "old sport" about 250 times. It feels incredibly forced and by the end of the film you almost expect every sentence to start with that.
Alright I could nit pick for a few more paragraphs, but I'll get to the point. This film is visually stunning and a pretty interesting story. Although it is a little long, and it drags a bit near the third act, it is worth seeing on the big screen. Yes it is a little artsy fartsy, but most of the time it works despite the forced hip hop. If you aren't really into the artsy type thing you may want to wait for Red Box on this one. Did you see the film this weekend? Sound off in the comments and let me know your thoughts.