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( Aug. 16th, 2010 09:32 pm)
for fans of the "Bioshock" series of games...

watched Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" tonight, liked it a lot. recommended for those who like animated musical fairytales.

color me incredibly surprised that J.J.-Fuckin'-Ricaza went out like he did on the season finale of "Top Shot". at the end, being me, i expected the winner and host to pull out their dicks and masturbate, spewing pure testosterone on each other and was happy to be wrong.

"The Expendables" in theaters - was up Way Too Early to catch this at 11:05 this morning... now here, whoa, talk about your testosterone spewage! pure, chunky, big dick action porn overload. (of course, bangbangboomboomwhee!) this film gave me exactly what i expected, and a little more. i was not expecting some of the minor story points, and was pleasantly surprised. if you're into action porn, here ya go.

so i'm working on a western story, just to stretch my mental legs, and i have a carnival in it, i want to make a coded reference to Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Carnival, from "Something Wicked This Way Comes", so i decide to use the last names of the actors who portrayed Mr. Cooger and Mr. Dark - Fischer and Pryce. yeah... Fisher-Price... some days, the universe has a perverse sense of humor.

in today's mail, some military museum wanting a donation sent me a little booklet for me to pass on to a member of our country's military. it was a copy of Patton's address to the 3rd Army on June 5th, 1944 - you know a greatly abbreviated form of said speech if you've ever seen or heard the opening of the film "Patton". i was pleased i was going to get to read the whole thing... until i realized it had been edited for language. now they were real clear about showing where they'd edited the language, but edit it they had...
and that's a goddamned obscenity.
so here it is for those of you who might wish to peruse it in its unexpurgated form )
i'm really thinking of writing them a letter and telling them exactly what i think of their editing job...
and i think this speech makes a very valid observation on the wisdom of outsourcing any part of the non-combat positions to the private sector. after reading this i think i can safely say that George would've wanted to shoot whoever suggested it or supported it.

the text of the letter i'm sending to the George Patton Museum )
damn, i'm getting crotchety in my old age...


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