For your perusal, here is Show #4 of our podcast, in which we discuss current events, (namely the bizarre Manti T’eo hoax, that asshole Lance Armstrong, and doping in sports). And we throw comic books in for good measure.
MLCTF Show 4
Our B-Movie for this week is Surf Nazi’s Must Die. Watch at your own peril!!
If you’re not brave enough, you can enjoy Pancho’s Show Notes instead:
- Believe it or not, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Troma film before! Least not that I know of.
- This opening sequence just screams the ’80’s.
- There’s a character called “Smeg’s Mom”. Oh wonderful.
- I’m expecting to either be told to “leave the Bronx!” or see the Paper Chase Guy come riding up on his annoying motorcycle.
- Suspenders with no shirt is a good look for almost anyone.
- Someone spray painted “Suck”on the wall. They must have seen the rushes.
- Is it bad that I’m actually hoping Jaws appears & eats these people?
- Adolph? Mengele? You’ve got to be kidding me!
- I’ve seen better acting in Ed Wood movies.
- The Exorcist called and would like their theme music back.
- Not since Dr. Frankenfurter has a more femmy character descended from above!
- The Nazi’s have a battleship? Quick! Alert the RAF!!
- I’m starting to like the old black lady!
- It would be nice if something would happen at some point.
- We have boobies!!! Surprised it took this long.
- The level of homoerotic tension amongst these guys is palpable.
- So, Leroy is dead, but he’s also out swimming at the same time? How does that work?
- I’m so glad they decided to film the confrontation between Adolph & Mengele from the other side of an aircraft hanger.
- Adolph was an economics major. WTF?
- The A-team also called & wants their van back.
- Eleanor vs. Smeg!!! Go Eleanor!!
- And now more pointless shots of people surfing. Roger Corman himself couldn’t have padded out this film any better.
- The term “skank” isn’t quite strong enough to describe Eva.
- Something apparently happened to piss off Adolph, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out what.
- Now some fishermen are pulling a some guy off the underside of a pier. Does anyone know what’s going on here?
- Favorite line so far: “There’s no room for Jesus on the beach!”
- Did the director of this film suffer some sort of brain injury that rendered him unable to tell a coherent story?
- Second favorite line: “I want something that’ll take a honkey’s head off at 20 paces!”
- Not sure which character annoys me more, Smeg or Smeg’s Mom.
- That was Chariots of Fire on the phone. They’d like their theme back as well.
- I think I could have assembled footage from random films and made a more coherent story than this.
- I sense there’s about to be a rumble, but if the earlier part of this movie was any indication it’ll probably take place off screen.
- Oh, joy! More pointless surfing scenes!
- You’d think if a guy was going to become a Nazi & call himself Adolph, he’d at least shave his mustache properly.
- Mengele needs to take his anti-spaz medication.
- Well, at least some stuff is happening. I could care less about it, but…
- Has this suddenly become a nature film?
- No, I suppose not. ):
- Grenades!!! Hear comes Eleanor!
- I can’t tell if Adolph is upset about Mengele getting killed or he’s trying to pass a kidney stone.
- Look out LA! Eleanor has a Harley & she’s pissed!
- OK. I’m lost. Adolph & Eva followed Eleanor on the bike in their van. But now, they’ve got the bike & Eleanor is following them in the van. Huh?
- And more surfing!
- It’s nice to see the city keeps that slag heap right by the beach.
- I can think of better ways to get away than surfing.
- Down goes Eva! Skanky even in death.
- I think you have a better chance of being hit by a meteorite then throwing a knife at a moving boat & killing the driver.
Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, who led his team to a World Series championship in 1971, passed away today at age 82. Earl was a colorful character (to put it mildly) who never shied away from an argument with an umpire. He’ll be remembered fondly in the city Baltimore for his time with the home team and to us on the internet for this gem:
We’re back from our holiday vacation and recovered from the plague! This one’s all about movies, both good & bad, with a little old man ranting thrown in for good measure.
MLCTF Show 3
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Happy New year to all! I hope the new year finds everyone happy and healthy.
Today’s post comes from an internal struggle I think a lot of us face. Work vs Accomplishment. I work for a living. I earn a decent wage. I wake up every morning at 5:30, let the doggies out and just watch a little news before getting ready. I drive 45 minutes to work. I do my daily grind at work. I become part of the machine. I stare at my 4 walls and wonder to myself why I do this to myself. Why do we all? I go home watch a little television, maybe listen to some music or play one of my video games. Go to bed. Rinse and repeat. Multiply that by 5 and you have a work week. I work but I accomplish very little.
I know why I work. In reality I need to pay bills, I need to eat, I need to be able to save for retirement. Those are the easy answers. This is also why I do not accomplish anything. I function in this society of steel and glass. There is no room for humanity. There is only your daily function as a cubicle monkey. I pay taxes, I laugh at the boss’ jokes, I do what I need to do to keep my job. Why do we all do this? Why have all of our lives become this pre-fabricated shell, where there is very little room for the creature in us all that longs to be free? Free of the shackles that is our daily grind. Man was not made for this.
Yes I know you are thinking, this is a lazy man’s view of the world. Maybe it is to a degree. I do not like to work. I get no self-fulfillment for the various tasks I have done to eek out a living throughout my life. This is my point however, there is no joy to be found in all these tasks. They are the soul sucking, life ending jobs that at the end of the day, make us no better for doing them. We work to make shareholders rich. We miss out on time with our families because we have to process paperwork. To become a cog in this machine.
Today this is my take on it. I will have more later.
If I’m honest, I’ve had my own mid-life crisis. It just didn’t involve a $50,000 car, a divorce and a new 20 year old girlfriend.
In the last two years or so, I’ve become restless with myself and I wanted to do some things I had never done before.
First, I became a gun advocate and then a gun owner. I have two 9mm handguns which I enjoy shooting. I’ve recently tried a .45 and a .40 and I think I’ll be trading up as soon as I can.
Second, since I needed a new car anyway, my current vehicle is a manual transmission. It’s more work, but it’s much more enjoyable. Before getting a manual, I never truly appreciated the convenience of an automatic. After getting a manual, I now realize how much fun it is to drive a car.
Third, I bought a Zippo and other convenient fire-making tools. I just think that it’s a good thing to have multiple resources for making fire should the situation arise
Fourth, I bought a really good knife. Everyone should have a really good knife.
Fifth, I finally took the plunge and bought a really good Blu-ray player for my home theater.
That’s about it for now. I’m sure that it’ll continue at this boring pace for a few more years.
Happy New Year. Thank goodness that the last of ’12 is over. I think a lot of people were just waiting for the shitstorm to be over. Well, our elected officials have other plans, but hopefully they will straighten up and fly right. Bwa-ha-ha-ha! We need to send these clowns a clear message, but that is for another post.
So, I’ve been thinking about some things recently and I’d like to empty my mind all over the internet for a bit. Hang tight, here we go with a random list of thoughts.
- Target shooting at the gun range is fun. Especially with a .45
- Bonus french fries in the bottom of the bag are like manna from heaven
- Driving a stick-shift is way more fun than an automatic
- Except in bumper-to-bumper traffic, which sucks for everyone
- Does it make me a bad person if I snack on milk and vanilla wafers while watching I Spit On Your Grave?
- Match Game and Super Password were two of the best game shows ever
- The Dick van Dyke Show was one of the best sitcoms ever
- You should never be too old for cartoons
- The Java programming language is not the solution to every problem
- Microsoft products are not the solution to every problem
- You should try something or learn something new every day
- Don’t get so mired down in the details to realize that you are in control of your own life
Have a great new year, folks.
Happy New Year from all of us at the Mid-Life Crisis Taskforce! Hope everyone had a safe & wonderful holiday season!
Nah, 2013 will bring about the same shit that 2012 brought with it. However, I think with the podcast and this blog, I am thinking I can at least have fun with it all.
I hope everyon will have a Happy New Year! It is Janurary 2nd and beyond we have to worry about 😉
Here’s our second episode!!! In it, we continue our getting-to-know-you series by discussing our favorite albums. We also review & discuss Teenage Zombies in our first ever B-movie review!
If the stream above doesn’t work, you can download the file here:
MLCTF Show #2
Our B-movie review for next time is “Bigfoot,” a Syfy movie starring one of the Brady kids & one of The Partridge Family! Oh, and features a guest appearance by Alice Cooper!
Bigfoot – IMDB
Bigfoot – Netflix Stream