Thursday, December 30, 2010

state of the day: New Mexico

New Mexico
"Land of Enchantment"
Fact: New Mexico was given it's name by 16th century spaniards in Mexico.
Capital: Santa Fe
Size: 121,598 sq. mi.
Population: 1,855,059
Statehood:January 6, 1912 47th state.
Motto: "It grows as it goes."
Tree: Nut Pine
Bird: Roadrunner
Flower: Yucca
Song: "O fairNew Mexico" by Elizabeth Garrett
HC Punk Band: Jerry's Kidz.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971): A Review

Hi, this is Diamonds Are Forever a review. This movie wasn't as good as the Lazenby one. It was much easier to sit through not being eight hours long but for some reason I didn't like it as much. Though Sean Connery is back and it's 1971 (great year) it didn't seem as good. It might've been I was bored of the regular Bond story line and liked the Lazenby film's story line better. I don't know any way it was average. Taking place mostly in Vegas much less gambling happened than I suspected. Also if you're a big bond fan you know of the Blofeld trilogy (Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty's Secret service.) A , in Thunderball you only see his pants, and B blofeld is also in this one. He comes with hair though. There are also some cool gadgets like, suction gloves,and a voice changer, and a cool car chase in which bond 2 wheel drives through a walkway.So pretty much throughout the movie Bond is tracking these Diamonds, hence the name and two bad guys who work for Blofeld are killing people with the diamonds all, well rockin' the bell bottoms.

Action factor:
There were 2 car chases
He went to one Vegas
There he met 1 blofeld
With 1 head of Hair.
(Note: For all bond movies made from 1970-1979 I'm gonna have a bell bottom factor.
Bell Bottom Factor:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Classic Record Reviews: Master of Puppets

Hello, this is Classic Record Reviews: Master of Puppets. This is no album for wimps. This is a great album. My favorite part of this is the lyrics " the weak are ripped and torn away..." That's awesome. What makes it awesome is how James Hetfield sings it. It is also about batteries. Interesting... The subject of drug corruption runs deep in " Master of Puppets." It is an interesting topic as well as batteries. This album is the bridge between "light" death metal and heavy metal. Not having grumbly mumbling singing but the music in a death metal way. I'd been informed that " the thing that should not be" was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft like other songs. This album was good , but some of the music was not to my liking all of the singing was good though. The end.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969): A Review

Hello, this is On Her Majesty's Secret Service a review. I'm going to make this review just as long as movie was. Yes, it was long. This movie like the others had an action filled beginning. It took about 20 minutes for me to get used to George Lazenby, but I still liked it. He pretty much gets captured in a clinic in the Swiss alps, and a winter sports theme comes into play. You see curling, ice skating, skiing, and even a bobsled fight. This movie has lots of action but no killing until about halfway in the movie. This movie has a psychedelic twist as well with weird voice overs. This is also the last in the Blofeld trilogy. So some people might say it's horrible, but I think it was very good. I think it had the right kill/make out ratio.

He gets married but his wife dies.

Action Stats:
Bond killed 4 people.
He made out 4 times.
There were 5 explosions( all in finale fight.)
There was one car chase.
There was one ski chase.
There was one bobsled chase.
There was one Telly Savalas ( playing Blofield, not Donald Pleasance)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

You Only Live Twice (1967): A Review

Hi, this is You Only Live Twice a review. This movie starts out with a scene in space. As you may have known this movie takes place in Japan. This is also a some racism, like the fact that he becomes "Japanese," meaning he looks like it, and he's a ninja. Yes, this movie has lots of ninjas and stuff. His gadgets were cool, including rocket firing rifles, sub-machine guns, and an awesome helicopter. This Bond gets points off for being the most racist and at parts almost putting me to sleep or was that the fact that I was tired from watching Thunderball too.

Action Facts:

He kills 21 people.
He makes out 5 times.
There were 90 bajillion explosions.
There was 1 Car chase.
There was 1 Donald Pleasence.

Thunderball(1965) a review.

Hello, this is Thunderball, a review. This movie starts, like most other James Bond films, with an action filled beginning; a fight where he kills a man dressed as a lady. This film contains the first appearance of a jet-pack in a Bond film, and a use of a high powered water cannon on the Austin Martin. Also, if you don't like water don't watch this. Taking place on beautiful Nassau, there's lot's of water, so use it all, and that's what they did. This was a try and fail and try again mission, with lots of swimming here, and going there, and lots of sharks. At the end you get a big underwater fight. So over all it was not my favorite Bond but it was okay.

Action Facts:

He killed 15 guys.
He made out 4 times (once by force)
1 creepy dude with an eyepatch.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Bay Area: Fremont

Hello, people. You are about to venture to an exotic land, with stunning architecture, a beautiful downtown area, greeting and grinning residents, (all 213,000 of them) and nice cobblestone streets. My Journey started at the BART station going to Fremont.

As I got on bart I witnessed "the main controls." And the train started.

Then, I get going on the train. If you'll see, Fremont is pretty close to San Jose so it was a long ride.

Finally, I got there and there was nothing (duh.) There weren't even houses just every few blocks, an office or something. Also, This artifact of Fremontian architecture greatly resembles that of Pleasantonian and Pittsburgite architecture.
I then found a shopping mall with so much Indian Food I had to choose from Dosa Hut or Masala Grill, I chose Masala Grill.
I also found an Indian movie theater. Let's go see this Viput Amrutial Shaw film "Action Replayy."

It seems that there are hills in every one of these places, weird.

And to prove that was Fremont, there's the station sign.
And I'm finally on the way home. It went like it did the way there.
That's where I was, pretty far. That bridge in the bottom left is the Dumbarton. And the camera ran out of batteries but I did still make it home and in San Francisco it was thundering and lightninging too.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What I Did On Market Today

Hello, this is a post about what I did on Market street today.Sort of a tour. The first thing I saw was a boarded up building. You'll see a lot of those in Mid Market around 7th, 8th, and 9th streets.After the array of abandoned buildings at around 6th the Market Street Cinema. I shall not discuss more for the contents is not suitable for children (X-rated.)
You thought the boarded up buildings were over, noooo. Hollywood billiards is long gone, by the way cool mural.
Also this sports store, gone. I've been there too. I don't know why they didn't survive?
Then I finally got to the San Francisco Center between 5th and 4th street. This is me walking inside it.
Then we got to the sit-lie lunch. I ate four fish tacos from the Rubio's in the food court. Then after my dad talked with the other people at the lunch.
Then here's Jeffery's Toys and Comics, between 3rd and 4th street. They're known for their selection of great toys comics and other cool stuff.
This is an odd store called My Dutch Bike were all there bikes are made in Holland, and they're weird.
This is a view laying down from a steel labrynth-like walkway.
This is one of the old F market street cars. This one was made in Los Angeles, it was one of the few things made in Los Angeles.

Then I finally got to the ferry building, the end now it's time to head back. Also I saw some people doing parcour. Parcour is like street skating but without the board.\
Then once I got to about 4th street on the other side of the street was the virgin megastore or megaclosed as I should say, ha, ha, oh that's not funny
Well the only words on that sign I can see are Jesus, Hell, Sin, and Sex. They sure don't go together. And here's a random guy playing guitar without pants. I bought a guitar but not pants.
Then finally got back close enough to home at where the people play chess. That's what I did on Market street today.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shaolin Soccer: A Review

Hello, this is Shaolin Soccer: A Review. Well, the first thing I'd like to say is that this is the best foreign movie I've ever seen. Stephen Chow is completely mad, so that means a good movie. As much as I hate sports, I love this movie. Pretty much there's a dude who assembles a soccer team but weird thing is, is that the team is made up of his shaolin brothers, then they try to fight the evil team. They are evil. They're booted up with... something, . You'll have to watch to see if they beat the evil team, also most of them get severely wounded... cool! It's one funny movie also remember: if you wanna kick butt in soccer, learn kung fu and don't take drugs. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Classic Record Reviews: The Adolescents

Hello, this is a review of Adolescents by the Adolescents. Like a lot of punk, it goes full force in a short time, but when you hear the first riff you know it's gonna be a good song. The first song is like bait, not so strong, but when you hear "Who is Who" you're probably traumatized. In some songs they have slow and awkward parts, and riffs and sounds that you probably haven't heard in a punk song. When I listen to this album it reminds me of when you're hanging out with a friend, it is awesome, but goes quick, or taking a pill you get it over with pretty quick, but the difference is that pills suck and the Adolescents don't. I think that the Adolescents are my favorite punk band. I used to think it was Black Flag, but I've changed my mind after listening to "Amoeba" eight bajillion times I've thought otherwise. That is what I think of this record.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Goldfinger (1964): A review

Hello, this is Goldfinger, a review. This amazing movie starts in Miami Beach, where Mr. Bond, of course, makes out a lot. This is the first Bond film I've seen yet that actually has one extremely clear villain...Goldfinger, a fat, evil, European guy. That change may be due to the change of directors from Terence Young to Guy Hamilton. If you're James Bond you can be cool anywhere from Miami Beach to Fort Knox. Goldfinger also tries to break into the biggest bank (in 1964) in America. Will he succeed or not? I'm not telling you. In the end Bond makes out with gorgeous looking, wierdly named, Pussy Galore. Is she bad or good? Until next time Goldfingeeeeeerrrr. 

James Bond killed 6 people.
He made out with 7 ladies.
He made out with 2 ladies he didn't know.
He got in 2 car chases.
He beat 1 fat guy in golf.
He got 1 cool car.
He used all of its features.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Classic Record Reviews: Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

 Hello, this is Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing a review. Discharge is kind of like the god of Hardcore, sort of generic hardcore but in a good way because they sort of revolutionized hardcore. These 30 second to a minute songs may have one verse then stop, but they get the idea out, and quick. For some people they don't get it, but for others its glass clear, no in between attitudes. The songs are pretty much about being mad about the government for having war and violent activity. The cover art pretty much explains the title: an ear, an eye, a mouth, but also, "hello cabbage face I will eat you now," yeah I don't get it either. They should've called it Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say nothing, Eat Nothing Healthy.

From Russia with Love (1963): A Review

Hello, I'm here with a review of From Russia with Love. Get ready to first go to not Russia but Turkey, yeah big shocker. James actually doesn't go to Russia it's only creepy senior spy and some other lady that does. This movie has slightly more action than Dr. No and better special effects, but I still didn't like it as much maybe it was that scene where some girl is dancing then gets shot, wait that happens in all of them. But besides that this movie is filled with car chases, duh, boat chases, huh, and lots of making out, duh. Hold your fire it ain't over yet we still have to steal a guy's truck then drive it to the guy's boat and umm, go to Venice. So yeah, 4 stars.

Action Rating:
He killed 5 dudes and 2 ladies (not funny.)
He was in 3 car chases and 1 boat chase.
He fired one hand bazooka and killed 3 boats.
He made out with someone he knew 4 times. 
He made out with someone he didn't know 1 time (messed up?)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

State of the day: New Jersey

New Jersey (NJ)
"The Garden State"
Fact: New Jersey was named for the english channel isle of Jersey.
Capital: Trenton
Size: 8,215 SQ. MI
Population: 8,590,300
Statehood: December 18,1787, 3rd state.
Motto:" Liberty and Prosperity"
Tree: Red Oak
Bird: American Goldfinch
Flower: Violet
Song: N/A
Hardcore Band: Adrenalin OD

Friday, September 24, 2010

State of the day: New Hampshire

New Hampshire (NH)
"The Granite State"
Fact: New Hampshire comes from the english county of Hampshire.
Capital: Concord
Size: 9,283
Population: 1,275,056
Statehood: June 21, 1788, 9th state
Motto:"Live Free or Die"
Tree: White Birch
Bird: Purple Finch
Flower: Purple Lilac
Song: "Old New Hampshire" by Jhon F. Holmes.
HC 80's Punk Band:
The Scam.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dr. No (1962): A Review

Hello, I recently got into Bond and this is the first 007 review. Dr. No was made in 1962, when the peak of technology was primitive by our day's standards. The early Bond movies aren't as stunt driven and action filled as the recent ones, but he does get in some thrilling car pursuits and fist fights. I'd say this was Connery's peak...almost. This movie was probably one of the coolest movies set in Jamaica I've ever seen. The gunfire is pretty primitive and the bombs are obviously fake but come on it's the early 60's, it's what you get. Pretty much it goes like this: Bond is on a mission to find some minerals but some deranged idiot catches him and tries to kill him. So over all it was good. The name's Bond...James Bond. Keep on waiting for my review of From Russia With Love.

Action Factor:

He kills 1 person and 1 car.
3 fist fights.
3 explosions.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Classic Record Reviews: Slowly We Rot

Hello this is a classic record review: Obituary Slowly We Rot. This record is to a lot of people generic death metal. Fast, simple, and continuous riffs, and to back up the riffs is some difficult mechanic drumming. Judging by the song titles, they would be happy to see a worm's guts squeezed out by force, because they would have another interesting song, like the others about bleeding, and hell, and suffocating, and worms getting throttled to death. The cover art is my favorite part, that's pretty awesome, a guy lying on the pavement dead. The music kind of clears all thought from the person listening, and makes them think of somebody stabbing someone who is already dying, to make it so they don't suffer. It's like a good thing, but a bigger bad thing.

State of the Day: Nevada

 Nevada (NV)
"The Silver State"
Fact: Nevada was given it's name by Spanish explorers. It is the spanish word meaning "snowcapped" referring to the Sierra Nevada.
Capital: Carson City
Size: 110,567 Sq. Mi.
Population: 2,173,491
Statehood: October 31,1864,36th state
Motto: "All for our Country"
Tree: Single Leaf Pinon
Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Flower: Sagebrush
Song: "Home means Nevada" 
Hardcore Band: 7 Seconds

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Bay Area: Pittsburg

It all starts with me at the BART station waiting for the train to take me on my odyssey to Pittsburg which is many fathoms away.( A long ride.)

Then still waiting, what the...? It's a pay phone! Those are still around? I thought they were extinct, hit by the meteor of "Modern Technology." Well I guess they're only in train stations from 1970.

Here is the long BART ride all the way east and north and east and north and boom Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill,and Concord. After going through a series of multiple ugly large glass buildings I'm here...finally...ughhh.

Hey, who turned up the heat about 40 degrees? Where is the stuff ? It vanished. Pittsburg is a twentieth of what I thought it would be, maybe a thirtieth.

I found stuff. Cool, a Safeway Food and Drug, the second one sounds more appetizing. A plate of steaming hot drugs? Is crystal meth worse than regular meth?

Instead of a meth entree, it's Mexican. Mmmm salsa, salsa,sal--can't talk eating.SALSA.

Also I enjoyed a Mojado Burrito. Three words: awesome, authentic, cuisine. And out of anywhere in the world Pittsburg.

Barf after eating too much caesar salad or a Round Table Pizza? You decide, I'm for choice A.

Now in the name of Maiden,"Run to the Hills." There are plenty out here like the one shown.

There I was, way out there, near the Sacramento River. Far...

Home again. I had been out for 6 hours and I was tired. Now that was what happened in Pittsburg.