Archive for November, 2008

Zack and Miri make a boring movie

November 13, 2008

Ok, let me start off by saying I am a big Kevin Smith fan….. I started my journey with him when Clerks first hit PPVon cable as my friends family had a descrambler wasn’t fond of the movie at first but my friend made us watch it so many times it grew on me…. fast forward a few years later people start talking about it, the next thing i knew Kevin Smith was the cool director.  By this time Mallrats was out, Chasing Amy was out as well.  I had already seen both, befriended other friends who love movies (especially Kevin Smith).  Might I say that the movies i mentioned were great, being Catholic I loved Dogma, I thought it was Genius… fast forward a few years later and Jersey Girl comes out… I think its decent for what it is, but had it not had his name on it it would just be another romantic comedy style movie (not even as good as Catch and Release)

His latest movie Zack and Miri is Cute, as good as Jersey Girl, and added a bit more of the typical Smith style humor…. news flash, it wasnt dogma, it wasnt mallrats, it definitely wasnt clerks.

it must be tough hitting a home run on your first flick, then have to constantly live up to it.  I wish him luck and hope he gets more acting gigs as I do enjoy Kevin Smith the actor (Catch and Release, and Die Hard IV).  I hope he can look inward and find that inner self that gave us so many wonderful movies.  His growth is great, being a father and husband, and of course his friend going sober… I just hope he can grab that brass ring one more time.

looking for jobs….

November 7, 2008

Man the economy is looking bad.  At some point it must have been looking better, cause when I graduated college in 2001, there were not many jobs, and it took quite a while to find anything.  the economy seemed to level off a little but then started crashing again…. now, the unemployment rate is the highest its been in 14 year.  No industry appears to be safe outside of the health industry and teaching.  You see all these experts saying what needs to be done, but in some cases its tough.  I heard one expert on CNN said to clean up your resume and put details (good advice) then said “put, you increased widget sales 98%”  as a detail followed with “if you did increase it that is”.  How many people know the exact percentage of how they effected their job, they then went on to say if you helped invent something at your company, put that….. Let me guess that the top inventors at the companies are probably not the ones looking for jobs, its the peons at the bottom that come in and do their job day in and day out to make sure the company can operate, that are being effected the most.  The people working the lines, working the phones, taking out your trash, and getting your coffee.  I’m really not overly worried about the mechanical engineer that makes upwards of 80 grand a year, my guess is that he will land on his feet ok.  The economy started slipping in late 2000, and no one did anything, 9/11 hit and it went into the crapper a little bit more.  A few years later we moved on a little, the pain got a little less and some companies started business as normal, but still not what it was prior to 2000, but its ok cause they were able to use the excuse of 9/11.  now its 2008, gas prices were over $4 a gallon this past year, the economy is in the crapper, the market has had its biggest falling out since the great depression, and now people are worried and asking whats going to be done.  News flash, this has been slowly hitting for almost a decade now… the biggest factor is fear.  People are not spending in fear that they will lose their jobs, lack of purchases cause less needed to be made.  Futures keep getting projected higher by economists on stuff like oil, causing their prices to go up. along with things like dairy products.  Now it costs more to drive our car, to feed our baby.  People worry about their jobs and don’t go anywhere cause the cost of living is increasing so much, but that 2.5% raise you got (if your lucky) doesn’t cover what your paying more compared to last year, so its not about getting ahead, its about not falling behind more then you fell behind last year.  This reverse cycle is what is causing us to land where we are right now.  People make less and are pumped with fear, so they don’t buy.  “experts” say in the future this will be worth more, so all of a sudden the price jumps on pure speculation…

I don’t have an answer but I hope to god someone figures out something…

Obama…. Congrats

November 6, 2008

First off let me say I am an independent from the state of NH… not a party politics kind of guy… McCain wasn’t a bad man, scared me on a few fronts, one being his age, second, I know he’s a war hero, but having someone who was tortured for 5 years as your leader, one wonders of his mental state.  My wife is a Mental Health Therapist, so I understand that some psychological events and traumas can cause problems in ones life and can effect their actions and or reactions, and third, if anything happened to him we’d be stuck with Palin, who is attractive, however all she did was attack, not always checking her facts and spouting off about things she didn’t know about, and if she did that as president, that’s how wars can start… now i think she can be a powerhouse in the future, and would not be surprised to see a showdown with Hillary in 8 years…

As for Obama, love him or hate him, history was made.  And might I say that man can deliver a speech.  I’ve always said that if I elect a leader I want him to speak the truth, or at least sound believable when he lies… lets face is, Speaking is not Bush’s strong points and listening to a speech of his can be torture…he has gotten better over the years though….

I think change will be good for this country, hope we can all stay so positve over the next few years.

Football

November 3, 2008

you know I like sports…. more of a Basketball – Baseball fan but I like hockey and Football as well… but football drives me nuts some times…  first off, when your team is up and you use every second on the clock before its a penalty, to me that’s lame, and second penalties drive me crazy, everyone gets so amped up over football but sometimes its tough for me to get into with a ref tossing a flag every 5 seconds…

sorry for lack of posts lately

November 3, 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been away the past few days… kids were cute dressed up coming for trick or treat this year… not to many duplicate costumes this year.  Posts should be back to a normal schedule this week…