Friday, July 16, 2010

Time Travel

So this morning a movie came on that I haven't seen in a long time. It was Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. I forgot how awesome that movie was. It had some of history's most important people in it. Some of the historical figures included Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid, and Abraham Lincoln. Watching this movie got me thinking about other time travel movies and where they would rank. So I decided to put together a list of my favorite time travel movies.

#5. Hot Tub Time Machine

It's a newer movie but for those who have seen it will agree that its a great movie. It has a funny cast that delivers some funny lines such as "It's so impossibly black!" I support this movie.

#4. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

I explained earlier why this movie is on my list but let me add one more thing. KEANU. Nuff said.

#3. The Time Machine

This is a movie that took me a while to come around on. In this list I am counting the original and the remake together because it's my list and I can do that. I like the remake better because Samantha Mumba looked good and she's a black girl with an Irish accent. How often do you see that?

#2. Terminator 1 & 2

Some people might have these movies number 1 on their list, but like I said earlier this is my list and I have it at number 2. These movies had awesome guns and awesome special effects. My only problem with Terminator 2 is that the black guy had to die, other than that I give both movies 2 thumbs up.

#1. Back to the Future 1, 2, &3

How can you not like these movies? Doc Brown, Marty McFly, Marvin Berry, hover boards, 80's cafe, the DeLorean and the Flux Capacitor. It has everything that makes time travel possible. I had the chance to meet the actor that plays Marvin Berry and he still loves the trilogy, plus he did his famous line for me. "Chuck, it's me Marvin... your cousin, Marvin Berry. You know that new sound you've been looking for? Well listen to this." Hands down the best time travel movie ever.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breathing is first, winning is second.

Today baseball should be mourning a man who changed the game. The Boss, George Steinbrenner, died today at the age of 80. This is a big blow to the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball.

I myself was not a fan of him, though I liked his style. I am a Texas Rangers fan, and so being a fan of anything related to the Yankees is tough, but I give respect to a man who should be considered one of the greatest sports franchise owners of all time, regardless of the sport.

Tonight they play an All-Star game in Anaheim, so even though there are 6 Rangers in the game, I would be happy to see the Yankees have a great game in honor of their former owner.

To the Steinbrenner family, best of luck to all of you, and you have my condolences. I'm sure you will keep on with the Steinbrenner tradition of winning championships no matter what it is going to cost you. I am also glad your Cliff Lee deal failed. Also thanks to you, Dallas has Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban, but why couldn't you done better work on Tom Hicks?

So to close it out, I'm refrain from one of my normal awesome comments and leave with a quote coined by the late George III, "Breathing is first, winning is second."

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 4th of July Weekend

Well this is my second blog and it comes at a very good time. This weekend is the 4th of July which means lots of drinking, grilling, fireworks, baseball, saluting watermelon, being an American, and of course the inflatable slip n slide.

Some of you may ask yourself what an inflatable slip n slide has to do with the 4th of July. Well if you were in Austin Texas last year (pictured right) and are going this year you will understand. The inflatable slip n slide is the greatest thing ever (pictured below).

You might think that I'm am over hyping the inflatable slip and slide but let me explain. During the summers of our childhood we all liked to go swimming. Well sometimes the pool was closed and other forms of water fun were needed to combat the hot Texas sun. that is when the slip n slide came in handy.

The slip n slide combines 2 things that kids love to do; that's getting wet and sliding. As we got older it became taboo for an adult to use a slip n slide. People would look at you like you were crazy, but lets be real. We all have an inner child that needs to get out sometimes.

That is exactly what will be happening this weekend. To help celebrate our country being awesome, I Negro Willie, Captain Awesome and others will be going to Austin to indulge in drinking, being awesome, and of course the inflatable slip n slide.

So to all Americans, enjoy your weekend, be safe, and be Awesome.