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Our Top 24 Disaster Films(By Les and T-Kun Unusual Wordsmith III)

Greetings, Manic Fans.  Les here to get back into the blogging swing of things by talking about disaster films.  You know, those films that have either natural, man-made or alien threat large scale death and destruction disasters in them.  You get the thrill of seeing things explode, collapse, burn, shatter and watch helpless victims getting snuffed in the process and it really makes you feel a whole lot better about the day you’re having, right?  Ahem!  In order to do this properly, I’m going to need a friend along on this one.

 

*activates Dick Tracy 2 way wrist radio

 

LES:  T-kun?  You there?

 

*Catchy Jazz Theme Dial Tone to Electric Static*

 

Robot Voice: Transmission Delay of Unknown Vocalize Member Reading. Reconnection to Section HK Delta Max Code GINXZ. Please state order of business or have satellite radiation automatic commence will fire on your location for cross trespassing. If not, please turn your dial twice counter-clockwise in the next five seconds . . . four-three-two-

 

*Les looks at his 2 way radio with bemused expression, whips out his sonic screwdriver and deactivates T-kun’s security system.

 

LES:  C’mon, T-kun.  Aren’t we past this yet?  Why do you have such tight security around you…are you expecting some kind of apocalypse or something?

 

*T-kun Looks at the hologram screen in confusion with a box of popcorn in hand*

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Us Out

Bowing with a smirk on your face,
coy bastard as always in the charmed eyes of many, Read more

“Anger” towards myself

TLOTA: New York has the highest concentration of “Happy Madison” audience in the United States with California being second by getting the largest pile of deuce in one place we can collect the biggest amount of that idiot fringe and we can be rid of them once and for all. Good luck in there. (Rowdy goes in and a muffled scream of “YEOW! THAT IS THE WORST SMELLING CRAP I’VE EVER SMELLED! THIS GUY SHOULDN’T BE CALLING HIMSELF “THE LAST OF THE AMERICANS” HE SHOULD BE CALLING HIMSELF “BIOLOGICAL WARFARE” while diuretic sounds are heard and Rowdy steps out of the bathroom and James waits at the door.)

TLOTA: I overheard what you yelled in there and before I forget, this is my future brother in law (James shows a picture of his future brother in law Adam with a knit frog hat and looking goofy) If he is in there, we’re going to have to go in and save him otherwise my sister will string me up by my man marbles and whack me like a piñata then mount my head on her mantelpiece. So open the door and invite them in. (Rowdy walks to the door and puts a bullhorn into his mouth.)

Rowdy: Attention “Happy Madison” audience there is poop in the toilet at the residence of James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans. (Camera cuts to the POV from the inside view of the front door only showing the cars parked and an empty street before cutting to James and Rowdy looking out the front door.)

TLOTA: Hmm, that’s odd, they should be here like gangbusters.

Rowdy: Wonder what’s keeping them?

What could keep an audience of idiots from it’s desires? Find out here

Dragon Skin

The breath of the dragon warm to boiled the skin,
bubbling in such a contrast way, Read more

In Defense of Vanilla Ice’s appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 The Secret Of The Ooze

I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours and welcome to another edition of “In Defense Of…” (Show pics of maligned pieces of pop culture while the fanfare from the Olympics  play and James comes up after Vanilla Ice slides back and his right hand thumbs up and the words “In Defense Of…”  appear to the left of James. Then cuts back to James doing a voice over Michael Bay’s produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)

TLOTA (Voice over): By the time this editorial is out Michael Bay’s abomination of a movie calling itself Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have been released and if it has bombed miserably it would be a sign that film making in America is rapidly making a comeback. If it has succeeded then Congratulations you have helped perpetuate bad movie making AND killed another local movie theater because before Michael Bay’s movies were in my hometown of Sullivan County New York there were three theaters that were in good local driving distances. Now all three are dead and I have to drive an hour and a half to either Middletown or elsewhere in Orange County New York just to see a movie. THANK YOU MICHAEL BAY VERY FUCKING LITTLE FOR MAKING IT EVEN HARDER TO WATCH A MOVIE! (Cut to James Physically taking a deep cleansing breath in and out.) But outside of my inability to travel to a decent location, my sense of taste in cinema and my willingness rather spend my money on a copy of Quest Seekers: The Wyrmstone for my Kindle Fire. I know why a lot of people wouldn’t either, Megan Fox. (Cut to photos from different movies Megan Fox was in while James does a voice over)

TLOTA(voice over): Trust me, Megan Fox that VD carrying, hack actor marrying loathsome she devil of a witch who can’t out act a drug fueled Lindsay Lohan in “Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen” is a bad casting choice but then again when I looked at who they casted in the Original three Live Action films I watched when I was younger a lot of decisions weren’t good by today’s standards. I mean if you recasted the actress from the first movie with another in today’s world the internet would be asking for the casting director’s hide on a stick. (Cut to James Physically) But one casting choice back then that would make people go Bat Shit Crazy today is hiring Vanilla Ice to be in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

Can I defend a rapper whose anything but Vanilla? Find Out here

Outstanding Content of the Week 6/10/17 to 6/16/17

Hello and welcome to another Outstanding Content of the Week. Without further ado let’s get started.

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Dream Scene

Hard away to work it has become now,
not much else in lost of the silence in ear reach, Read more

Just Add Water: My Mako Adventure: H2O Just Add Water Season 1

Feel free to join me, under the sea as I talk about H20: Just Add Water Season one as I start My Mako Adventure

Movie Curiosities: Cars 3

Even among all the fantastical characters and settings of the Pixar canon, the Cars franchise is an odd duck. Cars and its sequel are widely regarded as the weak links in an otherwise sterling filmography (at least they were, until The Good Dinosaur happened), set in a parallel universe that didn’t make a single goddamn lick of sense. Sure, the cars were used to make a statement about moving too fast to enjoy the sweeter things in life, but that message got drowned out in a chorus of “What is this car-populated world and how the hell does it work?!” Read more

Seeing It All

I wasn’t much in thinking of where things could go after it was said and done,
I mean to say that I never believed in the further lines of the afterlife, Read more

“Casting” Power Rangers

(A Hand pulling a card designed by Stevie Swigart with the statistics of James Faraci The Last Of The Americans while putting it into the Megaforce Morpher from the 0:00-0:03 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run. 0:04 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators shows James Faraci morphing into James Faraci The Last Of The Americans with his Black Tee-Shirt with the American flag on it, Blue Jeans and Tan Work boots until 0:07 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run as scene cuts to James stocking up on his arsenal from the Classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Morpher, a bandoleer stocked up with Sonic Screwdrivers, Ammunition for a 303 British Rifle and said rifle, The Ring Of Aeon, The Gem From the Gauntlet Malachite’s Hand, Emmalina’s amulet and the Sword Of Caliverti from 0:08-0:15 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators. 0:15-0:29 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run shows James taking on all of popular culture until 0:30 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators shows when James pulls out a sonic screwdriver then cuts over to a slab of titanium where lasers cut out “The Last Of The Americans” until 0:36 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run when James lands on top of the slab while doing a heroic pose on a black background the 0:36-end mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run play the camera moves back to see James on top of the slab with the words “The Last Of The Americans” on it.)

(Show drawn photo of James Faraci The Last Of The Americans with the Power Rangers in the cockpit of the Megazord by Eugenia Joyuen for ten seconds while intro notes of “Go Go Power Rangers” play. Then cut to James on a couch)

TLOTA: I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours. (Show clips of Power Rangers from across the board and “Go Go Power Rangers” instrumental while James does the voice over.)

TLOTA (Voice over): As someone who came of age in the 1990’s I grew up watching and loving the Power Rangers as much as I loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and every good kids show in the 1990’s. But the fact that Power Rangers have gone on as long as they have has had its critics who despise this series currently going nuts that the series has survived as it has. (Show James physically.) I remembering seeing the first Power Rangers movie at a Drive-In Theater and I loved it for all of its cheesy goodness. The second one “Turbo: A Power Rangers movie” which was connected to the series that premiered a few months later, I didn’t see until it was on TV and it had its bad moments but I liked it and thought it wasn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. After that there were rumors that after Disney bought the franchise there would be a reboot of the movie portion of the franchise but that never occurred in fact in 2009 they ended the original 17 year run of the Power Rangers. It wasn’t until 2010 after Saban Brands reclaimed the Power Rangers that hope came for new series and the possibility of new movies. So far Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai wasn’t as bad as people made it out to be and the new series Power Rangers Megaforce/ Super Megaforce is doing very fine in my opinion. But recently Lionsgate & Saban Brands have teamed up to bring the Power Rangers back to the big screen and with that comes who fans want to see as their favorite characters and with a warning and a blessing from The Blockbuster Buster, I as a fan of Power Rangers give you who I want to see in the suits of the multi colored superhero team. This is MY Casting Couch for the Power Rangers movie reboot.

Who would’ve been my choices for the cast of the Power Rangers for the recent movie? Find Out here

What is up with the endings to “The Terminator” & “T2”?

I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours. We’ve all seen “The Terminator” & “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”  (Show the intros to both “The Terminator” & “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” then cut to clips of both movies with James doing a voice over)

TLOTA (Voice over): Now for the moment push out of your mind Terminator 3 & Terminator Salvation and the supposed “Reboot” that’s coming up out of your mind for a while and remember how innovative the first two were. It had great practical & digital effects, The stories were self contained and told well, the acting was for the most part solid and James Cameron pushed the potential that cinema could have at that point. But let’s look at the endings and what the meaning behind them were. Because this does also mean an analysis of the movies on their own merit and combined.

How much depth can you find in the ending of two of the most Iconic movies ever made? Find out here

The Mouse House: Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception Review

The Mouse House: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review

theme song by Richard and Robert Sherman and Buddy Baker and owned by Walt Disney Records

Uncharted 2 was a monumental success and propelled the action adventure franchise to the forefront of quality in the gaming world. Expectations were sky high for the next installment. Fans and the gaming press were eager to experience setpieces that were several times more complex and stunning than the magnificent train sequence in Uncharted 2. They were ready and excited for the greatest adventure in all of gaming. Perhaps a little too excited. When Uncharted 3 was released in 2011 it was met with universal critical acclaim and praised as the golden standard and crown jewel of the videogame medium. Despite this acclaim, with time and reflection Uncharted 3 is nowhere near as good as its predecessors. The game features many of the same problems as the predecessors, but amplified to an alarming degree. Despite many genuinely good improvements to gameplay and the technology and construction of setpieces the story that makes these great things worthwhile is quite bad. With horrible villains, the worst supernatural element of all, weak presentation of themes and copy pasting/ rearranging of Uncharted 2’s story beats and general scenarios Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception is a major disappointment despite its acclaim at release.

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Tame That Shrew, The Ending part 4 (Final Page)

Act 5, scene 4, Outside of the pub. Read more

On The Case: The Hardy Boys (1969 Filmation)

 

 

 

Hello & welcome back to On The Case, where I look at the various TV adaptations of The Hardy Boys. And… this is a weird one.  I came into the Filmation Hardy Boys expecting to hate it but I’m more confused by it.  And trying to find information on this animated series has proven just as hard as our last review.  Going by Saturday Mornings Forever, they explain that Filmation had found success with The Archie show, one year prior to the debut of this cartoon.

 

A more fully realized attempt came in 1969 when Filmation acquired the rights to the franchise. Having struck a major hit with The Archie Show the year before on both television and the radio, Filmation sought to duplicate that success with the Hardys. As a result, Filmation took some liberties with the source material. Gone were the clean-cut teens as described in the books; instead Frank (Dallas McKennon) and Joe (Byron Kane) were given long hair and the latest mod styling to complement their new vocation as members of a band

 

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This is Who I Am

It has been a long journey, and I have been alone.

But now others are with me, and I’m not on my own.

I need to be strong and remember this feeling of warmth.

I have seen the sun, all over again.

The world has become a new place to me.

There’s so much I am re-seeing again.

So much beauty, so much pain.

So much death, and so much violence.

But also so much love and compassion.

It has been a long time, but I am back,

to blow the dust off my computer screen and

keyboard. I am back, to inspire others, and myself.

I lost myself, and now I am found.

I am never going to forget who I am again.

I am a poet, a girl, a friend, a sister, a daughter.

I am not weak, I am not a bad person for needing help.

It isn’t bad that I suffer from

depression or cry myself to sleep at night.

I am not going to be shamed into feeling bad for

having problems, or being different.

I am who I am, and those who accept me are the ones who

are important.

I am angel bob and I will never forget that ever again.

 

 

Comic Recommendation: Beanstalked by Sierra Ray

Happy Father’s Day everybody! Antoni here, and I got something special to all the dads out there.

If there are some things I love so much in my childhood, which hold up so well to this day, then they have to be fairy tales, mythology, and comics. As a child, these were my major sources of imagination, wonder, and creativity. Nowadays, as a grown-up, I still love these to this day because there are some elements which can thrill, frighten, excite, make one laugh, make one cry, make one empathize, and emit a whole gamut of emotions. It is also no wonder why I hold these in such high regard because a lot of the television shows I watch whether it’s anime or western animation or live-action, there are some elements of fairy tales and myths on these installments and I jump with glee when I spot the references. On top of that, I consider them to be an art because of the imagination that can spark anyone’s mind, plus take one into worlds unknown and be filled with anticipation and excitement. Read more

Alex and His Pen: Robert and Carrie’s Field Trip (Part 2)

Top 10 Creepy Commercial Mascots

I’ve talked a lot recently about commercials. And while a lot of commercials mascots are memorable and very well done, some make you tilt your head a bit. Some are so odd you wonder what the hell the company behind them was even thinking! Since I talked about my favorite mascots waayyy back in 2013, it’s way overdue to discuss the one’s that I don’t like very much.

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