Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Panic at Maverick's Beach in San Francisco

If you ever needed proof that Mother Nature has her own mind, just check this out. The video is pretty amazing and it's a miracle no one was killed. Video follows a short 14 second commercial message.

Til next time!

Monday, February 15, 2010

What Has Blinded Hollywood to the Blind Side?

America has proven once again it knows a good thing when it sees one. This time, it's the new Sandra Bullock vehicle "The Blind Side." While America is hitting the multiplexes in droves see this inspiring piece of storytelling, Hollywood is acknowledging it with an OSCAR nomination nod, but only begrudgingly. Over the past couple of weeks I have heard so called experts, the Hollywood elitists, call the Blind Side "dull and boring." For those of you who don't know, in Hollywood, "dull and boring" is code for it's too main stream or too Middle America.

Most of Hollywood's comments on the "Blind Side" have been condescending, arrogant, and disrespectful. Not just to Middle America, but to one of their very own, Sandra Bullock. Bullock has made a lot of money for more than one ungrateful Hollywood executive. Her latest effort has made just over 238 million dollars as it approaches the end of it's domestic run. That doesn't count overseas box office numbers. To be fair, I'm betting the lefties in Hollywood love having their pockets lined with that kind of money, but they still don't get it when it comes to what drives Americans to spend their hard earned money on going to the movies. Especially in hard economic times.

Bob Mondello, the so called Hollywood expert over at National Public Radio called The Blind Side "contrived, storybook sweet, credulity-straining and ... um, true." Really??? I guess there wasn't enough sex or violence in it for Mr. Mondello. Or maybe it just didn't push the left's agenda. Maybe that was the problem. Maybe that was exactly the problem. You see, like Sandra, those portrayed in The Blind Side didn't wait for a bailout, government stimulus, or the liberal nanny state to fix the problem. In this real life situation, real people jumped in and took care of the real situation. Just like Sandra Bullock didn't wait for the government to step in before digging deep in her own pockets and giving of her millions freely after the tsunami in Indonesia, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and most recently the earthquakes in Haiti. She gave of herself and her checkbook, all with little or no publicity or fanfare.

Real America loves a real story, about real people and places, presented by the type of real actors and actresses exemplified by those in the Blind Side. And America love Sandra Bullock. Hollywood may control Oscar, but it's Middle America that controls the box office. Even if Bullock doesn't win an Oscar, she has already won something that is much more important, especially for an entertainer. The hearts of millions of movie goers across all parts of America. Pay attention Hollywood. Someone is sending you a message.....courtesy of the mainstream!

Til next time!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SuperBowl Ads Pt 2

Here's a some more Super Bowl ads that I will be voting for after the game. Especially the Doritos ad. One of the funniest of the game so far.

.....and the Saints just went up by 14!

Til next time!

SuperBowl Ads Pt 1

We'll, at this point we haven't seen all of them yet, but so far we've seen some decent Super Bowl ads. One of my favorites so far is the Letterman/Leno ad. It isn't necessarily the most creative, but it is very timely. Plus, the feud the two have going on now makes it extremely funny. Especially with Oprah sitting between them! Check it out!

Til next time!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Back in the Saddle!!

Well Well! After taking a break for a bit we're going to try and get back in the routine of regular writing. But where to start? There's so much going on out there, it's hard to pick my first target. So I think we'll ease back into it with a laugh.

As a matter of fact, I think we'll reserve Fridays for the mind blowing Moron of the Week! It'll be someone that does something so incredibly stupid, you can't help but laugh!

Take for example this guy, who obviously didn't know what NSFW means. As you watch the video, forget about the person being interviewed. What he is saying is irrelevant to this video. Just watch the guy behind the interviewee, just over 'his' right shoulder. And be sure to watch the computer screen he's looking at too. And above all else remember that this is live television.

Somebody please tell this guy what NSFW means!!! Quickly, before he loses his job!

UPDATE: Since this video hit you tube earlier in the week, the guy in front of the computer screen has become a viral video superstar. Most people caught in this situation would have been blasted out of the building so fast, they wouldn't have known what hit them. Not this guy though. Not only did this guy get to keep his job, but Miranda Kerr, the Victoria Secret model who was the subject of the email photos seen in the video, along with another financial news website came to his defense. Read about the aftermath here.