Another Life Update

I figured since I have nothing to really write about, I might as well bore everyone with some things going on in my life. Prepare for a lot of rambling…

Since returning from vacation, The Place That Shall Not Be Named has not been that bad.  In fact, I have actually looked forward to going into work.  Pretty weird if you ask me.  Actually, I have a feeling it has more to do with my personal life at the moment.  Generally when things are off in that department, going to work is more of a relief.

I think at some point I mentioned how I watched the first episode of Spartacus:  Blood and Sand on Starz and I thought that it absolutely sucked donkey dong.  Well I watched the rest of the first season recently (thank you Starz marathon and OnDemand) and I must say that my opinion has greatly changed.  No, the show is not all that good, but it has some good qualities.

It is fun to watch the mindless violence and graphic sex.  Yes, I enjoy shit like that, I am a guy.  Andy Whitfield is pretty awesome as Spartacus.  He seems like the guy who could lead a slave revolt.  The plot of the show is decent, mainly because of all the backstabbing and maneuvering.  Every character has some kind of deal going on with someone or is trying to bribe someone.

Now, let me tell you what I do not like.  I hate the excessive use of language, especially the misuse of certain dirty words.  I know they are trying to go the Deadwood/Rome route, but those shows made the language fit, this show does not.  Sometimes guys will say things that make no sense:  “I will fuckin’ cockcunt dick arrgh.”  What?  That makes no sense.  Also, the violence gets to be a little much at times.  In fact, I would say there are scenes (especially some of the stuff when Spartacus fights in The Pits) that should be in the next Hostel.

Oh and I also love that the emissary in 300 plays the guy training the gladiators.  And yes, this is just an excuse to post this video.

Shitty Westerns
I watched the movie Texas Rangers the other night.  This movie had the “greatest cast” ever.  I mean James Van Der Beek, Ashton Kutcher, and Usher as badass Rangers taking on Alfred Molina and the Mexicans?  Throw in Tom Skerrit and Robert Patrick with a little Rachel Leigh Cook and a bunch of Dylan McDermot and what do you get?  A terrible film.

Also, has anyone seen the previews for Jonah Hex?  I know nothing about the comic book character, so do not think I know if the film is going to be like the comic.  But seriously, it is usually a bad sign when a western tries to have massive explosions.  I am sure someone will have some kind of mechanical horse.


Okay, I know some of you are going to make a big deal about this next statement.  I am quitting smoking.  Before you ask how long it has been, let me tell you that I smoked my last Blackstone Cherry Cigar last night.  I will continue updating everyone on my progress.

I suppose I should explain why.  Mainly because I know they are bad for me.  Lately though, they have not been tasting all that good.  In fact, I have cut down on the amount I smoke because sometimes they make me want to gag.  Also, this habit is becoming way too expensive.

The hardest thing is going to be driving.  It makes the drive go by so much quicker while enjoying a smoke.  Usually I would say that when I go out drinking, but since most bars do not allow you to smoke, I do not think it will be that big of a deal.

So wish me luck on this endeavor…