80’s Teen Movies

Greatness. I thought it was simply because I was a teen in the 80’s that I still managed to enjoy those movies, but I’ve found that people of all ages seem to gravitate towards them.


Real Genius

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Sixteen Candles

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Better Off Dead

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Weird Science

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Revenge of the Nerds

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Teen Wolf

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The Breakfast Club

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I’m sure I’ve missed plenty but those are my favorites off the top of my head. What about you?

Humanity Becoming Pixelated

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Oh the humanity of a hand puppet, fake blood, and animal entrails.


The tech takeover is something we’ve been watching for decades now, and with regards to audio production and socializing I get preachy about how much we’ve lost.

Here’s a great article sowing the same seeds but covering the movie industry. By inundating us with CGI the overall effect of images being shown to us has declined.

Pixels Are Driving Out Reality

Well written stuff there, and much of it translates to audio/music consumption as well.

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North Korea Calls Obama a Monkey, Again

The cray crays in North Korea are cracking me up. Like the average american white guy on Facebook these days, they can’t keep their racist opinions to themselves anymore.

I’m sure you have heard by now that the latest Seth Rogan/James Franco comedy involves North Korea and their ridiculous government, and a hacking group calling themselves “Guardians of Peace” scored a minor victory by frightening enough lawyers with terrorist threats to pull the movie from mainstream release across the US on December 25th. President Obama rightly called this a mistake and promised some sort of unspecified retaliation.

Sony Pictures relented and decided to release the movie through the internet and independent theaters and it’s starting to get some viewership. Also this week North Korea’s limited internet connection has been knocked out several times. This has prompted a round of announcements from the North Korean government that might be funnier than the movie itself:

“U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to indiscriminately distribute the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S. mainland to distribute the movie,” North Korea’s National Defense Commission said Saturday, according to state-run media.

“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”

Regarding the original hack on Sony Pictures being attributed to North Korea, they further added:

“If the U.S. is to persistently insist that the hacking attack was made by the DPRK, the U.S. should produce evidence without fail, though belatedly. If the U.S. persists in American-style arrogant, high-handed and gangster-like arbitrary practices despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK, the U.S. should bear in mind that its failed political affairs will face inescapable deadly blows.”

First off, how do you appease and blackmail at the same time? Or do they believe our president spends his time appeasing and/or blackmailing theater chains? Haha yeah right.

Then there’s the monkey comment, the second time in 2 weeks they have launched that racial firebomb. I do think rednecks and racists in the US will twist into a pretzel on this news, do they defend Obama or agree with the DPRK?

Finally, I love how they claim the US government are the “gangsters” when US citizens are allowed to both create and view comedy and art that deals with any number of controversial subjects without fear of arrest, much less death. Do you think gangsters give their prey a bill of rights?

Haha, North Korea you are so ridiculous. Ridiculous is also the word of the day on Sesame Street, a show you probably don’t allow your citizens to see. Oh and you don’t allow them to leave either, so shove it up your backwards-living asses.

Best Back Ever

Best running back ever. I love Payton, Sanders, and yep Foster, but c’mon, no one owned the league from the backfield like Jimmy Brown. This was before my time but you know I would’ve had season tix to watch that dude every Sunday. Plus Mr. Brown was right about Trent Richardson and Mike Holmgren. People outside of Cleveland use us as an easy target but Jim’s right, the trade was the right move. No way TRich is worth a first round pick, Holmgren made that mistake, and the Colts just repeated it.

Plus who do you want on your side when the aliens invade?