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“American Hustle” Movie Trailer. December Movie Lineup Looks Decent

Yesterday we got a sneak peak into the new Ben Stiller movie being released on Christmas Day, and today we get the official trailer for American Hustle, the latest film from Director David O. Russell. Russell goes to his bread and butter for this crime drama, calling on Amy Adams, Christian Bale (The Fighter) Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook). Bale and Adams play con artist partners in crime forced to work the FBI (Cooper) to take down other underworld scum. Their main target: Mayor Carmine Polito, played by Jeremy Renner. An all star cast paired up with one of my favorite directors? I can’t wait for December.

– Ryan

Why Facebook Killed The High School Reunion

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Yesterday I happened to turn on HBO and what was on? American Reunion.  I haven’t seen the latest installment in the “American” movie saga so I sat, and watched it.  Besides “when will they stop making these movies”, one question jumped out at me: has the traditional high school reunion grown obsolete? Think about it, in this day & age you experience a high school reunion every time you log into Facebook or any other social media site.  You know exactly what all of your friends from high school do for work, what they look like, how many kids they have, how many divorces they have had, and what they had for breakfast.  Is a scheduled party really necessary? Here is how I see my HS reunion going: I stand with the guys I spend 99.9% of my week with, we crack jokes at each others expenses, and we fake wrestle.  We do this in my basement every week, it’s nothing new.  But, maybe someone from our class we haven’t “seen”  in a while comes up to us. Let me explain how this goes:

Me: oh hey, good to see you.
Person X: You too, we should definitely get together soon, it’s been too long.
Me: Oh yea that would be great, we definitely should!

Neither party has any interest in actually seeing the other person until the next reunion or until they run into each other in the grocery store and awkwardly walk by each other with their heads hung low. Listen, I’m not trying to be cynical here, just realistic.  All the people from high school that I want to see I can see, and I do.  Everyone has there own set of friends for a reason, you get along with those people (or in my case, we can coexist without murdering each other. It’s a thin line, but we ride it pretty well…most of the time). Why force friendships? To be friendly? Ok, being friendly is a good excuse. You don’t want to be a grumpy asshole, but don’t waste anyones time by going further than “hi and bye”.

Yea reunions are nice in theory, and I will be attending mine eventually, but they have definitely lost their luster.

-MattyV

PS – O’doyle Rules!

I Almost Respect This Guy

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Yahoo- For Judge Joe Brown, he pretended to be a drunk gypsy clown who trashed a bathroom at a kid’s birthday party. On The Trisha Goddard Show, he played Eddie the Trucker, a discount lothario who ran up $70,000 in debts by bedding hookers and playing the lottery. For Unfaithful, a show produced by Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN, he was an international security expert who was cheating on his girlfriend — who was also cheating on him. And on The Sit-Down, a show in which ex-mafioso Michael Franzese mediates disputes over dinner, he played a mope whose best friend had seduced his girlfriend and crashed his car.

In just a few months, Tarr had become one of the most prolific television hoaxers in U.S. history, merrily running an insurgent’s war against an industry seemingly immune to shame. He was fueled by a hodgepodge of intellectual challenge, a dissident’s sense of humor and, yes, a quest for some measure of fame.

Ken Tarr, huh? Well, I almost respect you. Love the enthusiasm, love the idea, don’t love the commitment level. Hoaxed 8 shows in 5 different cities in 5 months and then stop? Where’s the momentum? Where’s the dedication? You could’ve been a star, you could;ve been something! Everyone knows the fame is in American Idol and Survivor. You should’ve pretended to be a ten year old girl belting out House of the Rising Sun, or even a gay man from Rhode Island who wins the first ever Survivor! I don’t know why you stopped, but it would’ve been epic if you compiled all of these hoaxes into one film and released it’s wrath upon modern day reality T.V. burying it once and for all for the good of mankind and all that is humane…instead you stop short for your fifteen minutes of fame and then proceeded to admit it was for fame. Rook move. You were killing it, master of his craft, top of the reality T.V. hoax world and then you left the game too soon. Shame

-Sean Lite-

P.S. I’m no super model but why are you flashing your belly chub in my face. It looks like your expecting something of me and, sorry, I’m just not willing to do it.

Kenny Rackers, Making America Proud From 4,000 Miles Away

There are American sports heroes and then there is Kenny Rackers.  Kenny Rackers, a small town kid from Colorado Springs who a had a big dream.  His dream, win the 200 year old Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Contest (which an American had never done before).  Just in case you have never heard of this event let me paint you a picture. The event is held every year at Cooper’s Hill in the UK.  Contestants start at the top of this extremely steep hill and chase a cheese wheel down it. First one to the bottom to capture the cheese is the winner.  This event is so dangerous that in 2010 it was officially shut down.  However, this didn’t stop rebels from all over Europe, and the world, from continuing the odd dairy tradition.  This is where Kenny Rackers comes in…

Kenny, an American collegiate athlete, and had been training for this race from the day he put it on his bucket list in college.  He is a physical specimen to say the least.   He traveled 4,600 miles so that he could be crowned as the first American to ever capture the cheese.  But there is more to Kenny than just cheese wheels, America flag jumpsuits, and big hills.  He is using his experience at the cheese race to inspire others to get off their asses and achieve their goals!  To stop the excuses that you create for yourself and to go out and DO!  And that is just what Kenny Rackers did on the 27th of May, 2013.  The cheese was released, and Kenny was off.  Down the hill he ran, fell, and stumbled until he reached the bottom to capture the cheese for AMERICA!

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Look at that jumpsuit! He knows he’s better than everyone on that hill and he is just rubbing their faces in it.
(Click here for the full video)

The single greatest thing I love about America is our drive to be the best.  Kenny Rackers had a dream, and what did he do? He went out and absolutely crushed it.  Bravo, Kenny.

P.S. There is also a race at the beginning of the day… up the hill.  Guess who won.

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