Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Clockstoppers: I don't know why I remember it so fondly

Okay, let's start with the fact that I HAD NO IDEA NETFLIX'S KIDS SECTION was a different database of movies/TV shows than normal Netflix. I totally thought the kids section was just the kids movies you can find in the "normal" section, with all the bad movies removed.

Turns out there are a BUNCH of things that don't come up on the normal section! Including the two Brave Little Toaster sequals, Arthur, Ahhh! Real Monsters, Clockstoppers, and well, a bunch of other things! For my purposes, I've decided to watch my favorite movie that I do not own: Clockstoppers. Which I haven't watched in like, 9 years probably.

Point, Snap-Autoupload, type in price in the box write? Um, no.
Also he's collecting checks he gets... those poor people trying to balance their books!

Hold on a second, that's not how uploading works!! ...and that's not how eBay works!! ...and that's not how checks work!! UGGH. I give up.

Woah. That was weird. It sounded like someone in the movie just yelled "Andrew!" unrelated to anything in the movie O.o. Right after the Professor/Dad talks to one of the other professors about the NASA project or something in the hallway, after he and his son leave the classroom. (About 8 minutes in.) Anyway.

So now we're at the Rock Climbing store. This movie would be much more interesting if lead Girl "Francesca" (Paula Garc├ęs) was actually a young-Jessica Alba as she kinda looks like she is. (Jessica Alba was 19 when this movie was filmed, so that would have actually worked out really well!)

Also if you see a possum during the day, because they're noctournal, it may have RABIES SO DON'T TOUCH IT!

Haha, so our star (who's name is not very ingrained in the audiences' mind yet) accidentally freezes time for the first time and encounters a frozen possum. He then (assuming the possum is dead) BRINGS IT INSIDE. The most rationale scenerio here should actually be the possum is PLAYING POSSUM (aka: pretending to be dead so a predator leaves it alone. Origin of the phrase "playing possum.") Even if his assumption was correct, bringing the dead possum inside the house to show the girl he's interested in?! Dude's an idiot.

Lol, this movie is so bad. But not really bad, it's just so "Nick movie" that it is bogged down with era-specifics. The clothes at the rave for example look like something out of "Zenon: Girl of the Future"?!? I mean, all the hair and fashion really. But also the fact that they have a DJ battle? It's very c. 2000. Just like if it was 5 years later they'd be having a breakdance battle. 10 years earlier and they'd probably be at some traditional sporting event, like Basketball or Football. ...haha, actually if I waited like 5 more minutes it does turn into a break dancing competition.

Take a moment to appreciate the hairstyles on the right of this picture.

...if you're head was spinning on a record player/turn table thing, wouldn't there be a needle in the center piercing your head or something??? Meeker, isn't that a Muppet's name? I also noticed there was a person in the crowd at the rave who had a "The Flash" shirt on, interesting reference there because of the watch.

(Meanwhile, at the hospital) OMG: The daughter/sister is just playing with a defibralator!? Safety measure much, hospital!?!?! HAHA! Oh my God, a Payphone. Yeah, ain't none of those anymore. I wonder if anyone in this has a cell phone, I haven't been watching too closely. Okay, our star's name is Zak by the way.
"I know this is the last thing you want to hear after a first date, but the cops are after me!"
You're right Zak. That is the worst thing to hear after a first date. Don't you have any other friends you can go to? I seriously have a dozen friends I would go to BEFORE the girl I just went on one date with. Although admittedly, she does know about the watch. But that just means the bad guys are more likely going to go after her too. Spread the wealth man, don't have a few people know everything, have everyone know a little and if they all somehow got together they'd know everything. Just a little look into my mindset.

Wow, well I know this movie is already winner of the "Worst Science of the Decade" award and all, but seriously, their use of hydrogen also sucks. I'm no chemist, but I know that's not how hydrogen works. Well, inconclusion, this is not a great movie - but I like it! I'm definitely glad it's on Netflix, haha. Oh my god this ending is so bad, hahahaha. Ooooooh, Nickelodeon movies....

Song of the Day: "Shake It Out" by Florence and the Machine. You see, like Lady Gaga, all Florence wants to do is dance. And you can't dance with the devil on your back, so Florence wants to hit home her remedy: shake him off!

If you leave this song with anything, it's that you gotta shake him off. I have never really listened (read:understood) the lyrics too closely, but upon closer inspection yeah it's a nice song. It's definitely catchy, I would say this song has been stuck in my head all week, and I don't have it on iTunes so I listen to it on Spotify -- and I worry the people who can see my Spotify feed are like "Why doesn't he listen to more variety???"

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Here I am trying to write about a Netflix-ervention, and I'm having trouble because I'm distracted by Netflix! What better metaphor.

Well, for the last month or so, I've been trying Netflix and I gotta say it's AWESOME! I ended up having to cancel the Blockbuster subscription because there are no more Blockbusters within a hundred miles of here, and it just wasn't worth it anymore.  Alas, I am a big supporter of brand loyalty but Blockbuster just couldn't cut it for me anymore.

Picture of the Day: While I haven't been playing Star Trek: Online, they've expanded into Utopia Planitia Ship Yards and created a bunch of class development patches which I think are pretty cool.  I threw in the modern day Intrepid's patch, and the 2150s Intrepid patch.

Quote of the Day: Is there anything worse than realizing how good a show is after it's already been canceled? That is how I feel about Better Off Ted. I've been slowly making my way through the two half seasons that are on Netflix, and O- M- G. This show is magical. I don't really like the lab guys, but Veronica and Ted are just the best. They have the Jack Donaghy/Liz Lemon rapport, but Ted isn't Liz-pathetic.
*Ted walks through the empty office building to Veronica's Office*
Ted: "Where is everybody?"
Veronica: "If Corporate calls I'm going with, 'It's Saturday.'"
Video of the Day: The music video for the song: "Revenge of the Nerds" by Verbal. Leading off of the previous comment, Whaaaaat - after Better Off Ted was canceled one of the actors Malcolm Barrett who played Lem Hewitt, is a 'spoken word artist' (Rapper?) and the cast got back together for this! That is great.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jack Donaghy's Office is THE DREAM

Acknowledging for a just a second I've fallen behind on blogging a lot in the last month, much of that month has included watching 30 Rock on Netflix. And I just wanted to take a second to talk about how amazing-awesome Jack Donaghy's office is, because I've searched the internet and I can't find enough highlighting it.

The Hidden Bathroom

The first season of 30 Rock Jack has a different office set-up, that isn't really the reason I'm writing this blog - because I really truly loved 30 Rock second season on. I think the hidden bathroom might have been in the pilot actually? Here's the hidden bathroom really highlighted in the second season episode "Ludachristmas."

Jack's mother, Colleen, uses the bathroom leading to her eavesdropping on plot device plot device.

I don't think we ever actually see the inside of the bathroom, this is probably the most we see.

The Hidden Tie Cabinet

I don't think this cabinet is meant to be implied it's always been there -- in the earlier episodes, I think there's a picture of Jack with Pope John Paul II there that does not quite fit the hidden cabinet.

Look at this awesome. In "Sunny All The Time Always" at the end of season 5, Liz impresses Jack by taking control of her life, and he rewards her with the gift of one of his neckties. There is another episode where Jack says something about having to switch to a weaker tie because he looks just too sexy in the one he chose; I wonder if the cabinet shows up in that episode...

Bottom shelf extended, haha, this is awesome...

The Hidden Suit/Tux Closet

This is from a random episode, but you can see in the back those two larger portraits have always been on some kind of hidden door. I wonder actually if the writers always knew what this room would be, or waited until the right joke came along.

As far as I can remember, it's only seen in season 2's "Somebody to Love" when yadda yadda yadda and then Jonathan has to put one of Jack's pants away IN...

A SECRET TUX/SUIT CLOSET! WHAaaaaaaaaaaat. Haha, it's like a room Barney Stinsen would have! Above is Jonathan putting the pants away, and for good measure, below is a shot without him in it.

And that is my first look at my favorite parts of Jack Donaghy's office. I hope the people on the internet, having the same problem of no websites acknowledging these awesome parts, enjoy!

Video of the Day: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Jerry Seinfeld & Alec Baldwin. This video is really funny, I don't completely understand why it was made, but it's so cool to see these actors really being friends in a very normal setting of getting coffee.

Quote of the Day: From the video above...
Jerry Seinfeld: *Sees Alec Baldwin (30 Rock's "Jack Donaghy")* "You look good!"
Alec Baldwin:  (beat) "...are you surprised?"

haha, I just love this, because when I hang out and people say "You look nice!" I never know what to say since I pretty much dress classy all the time these days.