I know that this is far to serious for dbone BUT I DON’T CARE. You know what grinds my gears? Lately you hear on the news about all these swing states and who the candidates have to please in them. One group that I hear about semi-regularly is coal miners. Coal miners hate Obama because he doesn’t support coal enough. They are all scared that their livelihoods are threatened by new technology that will soon make coal a thing of the past (Aside from grills. Hate propane grills. Screw you Hank Hill) Continue reading
If you live in the Chicago area, you should go to Beer Hoptacular.
What is Beer Hoptacular, you ask? Well, that’s a good question. Quite simply, it’s a vast showcase of many fine craft beers. Beers you will drink the shit out of. You can go there, have fun, and fall in love with many new brands of craft beer. There’s also food pairing! Think about that… you can learn what beer to drink with certain foods for an OPTIMAL FLAVOR EXPERIENCE. I was pretty much sold at beer and food. But I’m a man of simple indulgences.
Not gonne lie… One of the reasons I’m so excited to get you to come to Beer Hoptacular is that I edited the above video for them. BUT, this isn’t just some shameless self promotion of my freelance editing job… I’m actually going to Beer Hoptacular myself, and will be covering it on this very blog [I’m going to Session 3, the Saturday night one]. But I don’t think reading about it the next day here will do it justice, really, as we lack the technology to be able to taste beer through our computer monitors. So you’ll have to go and taste beer yourself. I want YOU to go because I know it will be FUN.
It takes place November 9th and November 10th at Riverfront Theater in Chicago. Tickets are on sale NOW. They are $45. It sold out several weeks in advance last year, so hurry up and get tickets!
I mean, you not coming means shorter beer lines for *me*, so it’s not like I’m doing myself a favor by telling you about this. But I support fun, so I support Beer Hoptacular.
Premise: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are a couple of LAPD beat cops who work the rougher areas of town. They love their jobs. But as they start to screw up the plans of a Mexican drug cartel, they become targets of a brutal wave of violence… …in the last 10 minutes of the movie.
I’ve kind of always wanted to write dialogue for a movie like Dredd 3D. I think it would be fun. No one expects much from you, and the objective is to be as bad ass and cheesy as humanly possible. Here’s some lines I thought up and wrote down before I saw the movie that I thought would end up actually being in there:
I love every film Paul Thomas Anderson has ever made.
Sadly, that statement only lasted up until this weekend. I don’t love The Master. It got held down by its own style and pacing. I wanted to love it, for sure. I tried to love it. But in the end, I just couldn’t get past its fatal flaws…
Riot Fest didn’t entirely seem like my kind of thing when I bought the ticket for it a few months ago. But it was only $35, and a couple of my friends were going, so I thought “Why not? I’ll just get drunk and enjoy the craziness”. And that I did, folks. That I did.