Why is no one talking about the new Tallest Man on Earth album? Its great. A little repetitive on the 2nd half, but it feels like his most complete album yet. Usually I skip half the songs on his albums, but I dig everything here.
^ Yeah everyone is pushing me to buy a freaking house in a couple of months already. Which is freaking me out because A) I don't know shit about property management because I've never had money before and B ) I don't know how attached I am to Fresno yet. I went up there last week for work already, and it was just hot as fuck. Plus I didn't get to see any of the good parts like in North Fresno; just all the poor sections by the 99 that are getting bulldozed for the Rail. Of course, everyone tells me to just rent out a house then if I move, which sounds smart but like a lot of work, so hmm.
^ So now that I have a real job that I have to commute an hour in traffic for, I gotta check out more podcasts. The Filmdrunk Frotcast is obviously my favorite, but they only have it once a week. I've been listening to the Deadcast one and its boring because its just the 2 guys (who aren't even in the same room). My friend always tries to get me into the Joe Rogan one, but its too far out there for me. What the hell would I like the most Marty, give me recommendations. I'm not a big Bill Burr or Marc Maron fan, so those are out. Same goes for Opie and Anthony. I dig the movies/tv and sports oriented ones the most.
I finally get into this show... AND THEY FUCKING CANCEL IT A WEEK LATER AHHHHH http://uproxx.com/tv/2015/06/hannibal-has-been-canceled-by-nbc/ Sounds like it could find a new home soon though. I'm just mad because I look like an idiot for spreading the gospel about it so hard the last couple of days. BTW I'm on Episode 8 of Season 2... almost caught up. It just gets better and better too. My only criticism is that sometimes its kinda funny how formal and classy everyone talks all the time. Like its a 1950s thriller or something. No one talks like these people in real life. It flies 100% of the time when Hannibal spouts of his shit, but thats because he's freaking Hannibal. Its funny whenever Will or Jack Crawford start spouting off philosophical stuff. Doesn't bring the show down for me, its just amusing i think.
That first episode was dogshit. Like a parody version of the first season, but with everyone trying their hardest to talk like Rust Cohle. Everyone was just so so so SERIOUS and SAD. There was no hook or anything close to as cool as the first season. Actually the brass knuckles part was cool, but mostly because of how over the top hilarious it was (which might not have been the intention). I heard that Vince Vaughn never gets one of his motormouth monologues in the first 3 episodes, which just sounds like a total waste of casting the dude. Obviously I'm gonna stick with it for a bit, but not a good start. BTW fun fact: my new job is working on that California High Speed rail in Central California. Am I Vince Vaughn? Would Coop have to quit BASEketball too? BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN BASEL?
Fuck this show. Just felt like the Walking Dead at the end. Everyone's lives just got worse and then they off'd the best character. Also why the hell was the Cersei scene so long? They spent 10 minutes on her walking, but didn't wanna show a legit battle between Stannis and Roose? Lame.
^ Sounds like a dumber Orphan Black. No thanks. Jurassic World http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/06/jurassic-world-combines-exciting-dinosaur-action-with-obnoxious-little-kids-crying/ http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/06/jurassic-world-review/ Both Uproxx reviews gave it a C+ and say its the 2nd best Jurassic Park movie. I think thats way too high, but maybe that’s because I loved the first one so much, and this was just a shittier, faker looking remake. This movie was probably worse than Jurassic Park III, which I mostly hate because I don’t remember anything about it, except for the cool ending, which was basically the jumping off point for Jurassic World (talking to Raptors and having the military show up). Probably the worst thing about Jurassic World is that it suffers from Prometheus syndrome: the cool concept sucks you in, but apart from Chris Pratt, every character is a fucking idiot (except for the kids for the most part, who probably would have been fine without the stupid adults around). Seriously, every dumb character doubles down on their stupid hardcore belief, and just makes everything worse. They also try to shove down a bunch of different lessons down your throat that don’t really make any god damn sense. Fiendish Dr. Wu was right: why are they complaining about genetically modifying the Dinosaurs even more, when they’ve been doing it for 22 years (and without giving them the Feathers and stuff that they’re supposed to have)? And if 2 people die right off the bat, then maybe its probably time to stop using non-lethal weapons to bring down your camoflauged, insane super beast (for the purpose of saving $22 million against closing down the park forever? That’s a bad cost-benefit analysis folks). But whatevs, they keep listening to dumb Bryce Dallas Howard the entire time anyway, even though she’s clearly completely incompetent at everything she does in this movie. I guess her only win in this movie is that they shoehorn in probably the worst romance I’ve ever seen in a movie? Poor Chris Pratt and her have 0 chemistry or connection, and its painful to watch, but i guess it hymanizes her or some shit. Basically this movie is just one big typical horror movie, and I expected more from it because they kept introducing cool ideas, but then just gave up on them to focus on all the stupid, stupid decisions so that they could force the dinosaur fights. And the ending just feels like a dinosaur fight scene choreographed by a little kid who just wanted to smash his toy dinosaurs together and see what happens. Its cheesy and predictable too. I can’t wait til the Honest Trailer comes out for this. Final complaint: for a movie with so, so, so much blatant product placement, they definitely missed out on a chance to make hot annoying ginger rock some adidas track shoes or something. No effin way could she out run FREAKING DINOSAURS IN THE JUNGLE while wearing those huge heels.
So crazy news on my front: today is my last day at my super low paying job with the Chamber of Commerce, and now I get to work on something way legit! I got hired by a consulting firm to do Labor Compliance on the big California High Speed Rail project (the big ol' fast train the state is building that will link San Francisco and LA). The crazy part is I went from interviewing for a freaking internship position at $18 an hour (that's how hard up I was for money) to getting hired for this gig the SAME day. At the interview, they realized I was waaaaay overqualified, had me do some tests and realized I was perfect for this job that they were desperate to fill. So I'm a freaking Deputy Manager II making $62k a year working on the biggest public works project in US History wooo! And the best part is I get to do some good, because I'll be working to make sure the state is hiring Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to work on the project, such as Women, Minority and Veteran owned businesses. The company I am joining up with also has a 7 year contract on it, so I'm set if I wanna stick around. The downside? I have to move to freaking Fresno. I know no one there or nothing about that city. I had one friend who went to Fresno St. and said he loved it, but its like a farmers town in the middle of nowhere, so this could blow. Good news is that I apparently can live like a King there. According to CNNmoney.com, making 60k there is like making 90k in Orange County (and I still wanna move to Austin, where apparently making 45k there is like making 90k in the OC). So I start at the Orange office for a couple weeks, then I gotta move up to Fresno at the beginning of July. Worse comes to worst, I stick around for a year and maybe ask to move on to a different project. But I'll probably end up liking it, plus its only 3.5 hours away from LA and SF. Crazy how all this went down a month after I posted my rock bottom post. Thank God.
Yeah this sounds pretty spot on. Although I still think the usurper will be Dany, but maybe Cersei isn't long for this world, so whatevs. I do wonder what the Tyrells are going to be up to, because they look to have been completely overwhelmed lately. We're all assuming that Meryn Trant is gonna murder Mace still yeah? Don't know how Lady Oleana is gonna get them all out of this pickle.
Last night hurt, damn. I guess the whole purpose of it was to get us all on team Dany? Because there's no saving Stannis now. I wonder if that means Davos will stick around at the Wall or whatever, because I don't see how he forgives Stannis for this. Stannis is supposed to be all about justice, but dude has basically murdered his entire family so that he can become King, justice be damned. But yeah that was probably the 2nd most fucked up thing on the show (after the Red Wedding). That whole thing made Sansa's rape scene look like nothing in comparison. That whole sequence also kinda soured the ending a bit for me. I was looking forward to that big fight scene, and it was pretty fucking cool. But Dany is still kind of a shitty ruler. Thank god Tyrion and Jorah are around now, because she needs some serious advisement. Can't just bust out your dragons to help you run your cities. And I know you guys are crying about the Unsullied skills being nerfed for the TV show (which I don't care about, because who cares), but this bugged me more:
(Also I'm thinking the Unsullied are unstoppable when they fight in a group together, but suck individually. That's cool with me, maybe not you guys) As for the other stories, the Arya plot line kinda sucks. She's like the worst, most obvious assassin ever. And obviously Dorne blows, but at least their ruler is a decent guy? That obviously means FDR there is getting killed off next episode. But that was all one big giant waste of time to give Jaime and Bronn something to do I guess. I think everyone's just hoping the sand snaked end up like Nikki & Paulo on Lost now.