Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Way Back Wednesday

Welcome back to another flashback awesome enough to rip off your face! Yeah I am definitely feeling this one today! Let us begin by remembering why Slayer is so fucking badass!!! Why, oh, why Can't I play an instrument like this!!!???!!! While I'm thinking of it, I am fully aware the title is incorrect for this song. I didn't make the video...just janked it!  So please no comments trying to make yourself feel smarter than you really are! Just enjoy and STFU!

Ok, now that you are probably jumping around your homes, breaking things, and punching one another in the face, I am finally happy MUHAHAHA. So until next time when I post some other old school goodies....seriously any suggestions are welcome. I like remembering how fucked my childhood was, who doesn't? So please post your thoughts, ideas, and future Way Back Wednesday requests in the comments. Not just music, but anything from back in the day that has significance to you.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Terror Tuesday

Now for my favorite post of the week. Actually this is just an awesome excuse for me to watch my favorite movies. Tonight's feature is....The Omen!

Another amazing early Xmas gift, and definitely one of my faves. I'm sure most who will read this have at least seen this movie once or twice. The original is still just as terrifying now as it was for me years ago, and for the sake of argument...we're sticking to the original 1976 version, Thank you very much! The remake of this isn't terrible necessarily, but it doesn't compare to what I watched as a kid.

I think what has always scared me about this movie, is the fact that there is supposed to be such intense evil dwelling in a child. The Anti-Christ idea would scare any preacher's kid like myself! Damien (Harvey Stephens) is such a strange child. I remember having dreams about this movie years after I initially watched it. Children in horror are always one of the most frightening things to me. Take Gage (Miko Hughes) in Pet Cemetery, that kid still makes me close my eyes when he's on screen. I guess it's the cross between what I want to believe is innocent and sweet and what is so obviously evil and terrifying. There are also rumors of certain occurances while filming both versions of The Omen. I have listed a few....

1)Scriptwriter David Seltzer's plane was struck by lightning.
2)Star Gregory Peck, in a separate incident, had his plane struck by lightning.
3)Richard Donner's hotel was bombed by the Provisional IRA.
4)Gregory Peck canceled his reservation on a flight. The plane he had originally chartered crashed, killing all on board.
5)Rottweilers hired for the film attacked their trainers.
6)A warden at the used in the "crazy baboon" scene was attacked and killed by a lion the day after the crew left.

There are also similar "curses" tied to the "Poltergeist" film series and also to "The Exorcist".

So if that doesn't have you desperate to watch this pure piece of classic cinema, check out one of my favorite scenes from this one.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Weekend Wrap up

This has been one for the record books ladies and gentlemen. I might need a serious vacation after the past few days!
Let us begin with Friday, So I loaded up the boys and headed to Auburn. It was a slightly crazy idea, because I still had a couple of gifts for them left to purchase, but took them along anyway. I didn't find anything I was looking for. They both went nuts in the mall (while on the subject of the mall, don't go there with two small boys a week from Xmas. It may be Suicide!!!!)  After I calmed them from the excitement we went over to hang out with Bones and fam. Now I was aware that he has a general understanding of my interests...but I got the coolest freaking present in the history of awesome Xmas gifts! I don't think anyone has gotten it so dead on before. Not to mention the fact that it was created for me :D Take a gander at this here piece of artistic perfection....
 I wish I could get a better pic of this! The detail is amazing. And to think I've known this guy all these years with no clue of this talent! Makes my bath mat gift seem like chopped liver in comparison.

Saturday I worked, like most Saturdays...I always work. Love my life in RETAIL HELL!

So let's just skip to Sunday. I had planned to take the boys to meet up with my sisters and shop, but that didn't happen. So Amanda, Alisha and myself were going to meet in Auburn at some point. I get called out to my car and learn that they had gotten into a fight on the way. Not an argument, but an actual fight! We're not talking kids here, folks. Twenty-two and Eighteen! Alisha was covered in mud and disgusting. Once this was remedied, we shopped for a bit and decided to eat Applebee's. For the record, I am the official mayor of Applebee's in Auburn, Alabama. The bartenders know me by name and have my Grateful Dead waiting. This is a fact that I'm not too proud of, but discounted alcohol is always great! So we order our drinks and stuff... I keep ordering my usual amount and failed to realize that the bartender is making them progressively stronger. I think by drink four, he was putting 8 shots into my glass. Anyway, I became somewhat obnoxious and embarrassing, and no one wants to do that. Made a fool of myself countless times and wished I could crawl under a rock this morning. Not entirely sure if I said anything I wouldn't want to have said...guess I'll find out sooner or later.

So that just about wraps up my weekend in all its crazy glory. If you or someone you know was offended by my words or actions in my drunken stupor, I am so very, very sorry. That being said, I remember what's important anyway. Thanks, Girls, for some much needed Sister time and thanks to my Knight for coming to my rescue! On to Xmas this weekend. I hope I get what I want in my stocking and I hope all of you do as well.