This clip is from the movie set on Atlas Shrugged.
I like that the director nails down the heart of this book and has my same understanding of what the book is about. It is about exceptional people not steal magnates, or railroad executives. It is ultimately, about being and knowing.
You can sense the challenge he is facing in trying to make this book into a movie. It is a serious task he is facing, because the book is so detailed. It is serious, because what Rand is writing about is so fundamentally important. People drive everything, and so many people are shitheads, but that doesn't mean that there are not a minority of people who get it. Who take responsibility for their lives and the choices they make and do not try to place blame outside of themselves.
--- My hope for this movie went up after this brief video but still remains guarded. Also, I did note that they are only trying to do about an 8th of the book and that Galt will not actually be in this first film, This is true to the book. His vision is the set up of the book which does not involve Galt as a character, but only an unknown influence-- Lets face it, when this movie comes out, I am spending my dollars to see it no matter what, but this gives me hope that there is some competence to the people that are making it. They may not be able to pull this movie off, but I have new respect, and believe they truly understand what the task is that they have taken.
Optimism level on the outcome of this movie is at a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, I still believe it will leave me disapointed, but not as bad as I had previously thought.
Here is what I hope for out of this movie: 1) I hope that the scale being the initial setup of the book that the director talks about, is done well. I am okay with it not mirroring the book, nor that it even competes with the book I just hope that it makes me think, that it conveys the point of individualism and that it always remains a story about those that are competent and do things, and those that tag along on the shirt tails of that first group for the ride. The people that are the boils on the asses of those that take responsibility for their lives need to be portrayed along with the Dagny's and Reardons of the world. - Keep that message in the film, and it will be a success.
2) I hope it is successful and that it evolves into a series of movies and that eventually, within that series we meet the character that is John Galt.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
This clip is from the movie set on Atlas Shrugged.
Tim Tebow signed a contract the other day. It was with Jockey though, and not the Bronco's. I do believe he will sign with the Broncos soon. I have personally spoken with representatives of his agent (This is true and not me just making stuff up)
The Bronco's Rookies reported today. The full team is due to report this Sunday. I believe Tebow's deal will be done by then and he will be in camp on August 1. It is the smart move and Tebow is certainly smart.
Monday, July 26, 2010
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
There is a large piece of glass embedded about 3/4 of an inch in the meaty part of my son's hand. It is on the Karate chopping side of the thing, and blood is dripping all over the place, He is crying, and my daughter is screaming at the top of her lungs. A piece of glass about a half inch, by one inch may not seem huge, but it is a matter of perspective. a piece of Glass in a window really wouldn't be remarkable at all, when it is in part of your 9 year old son's flesh, that's just a HUGE piece of glass in a place it absolutely has no business being in. Its like a Vegetarian eating out at a restaurant called Meat World. Things that just don't belong. -
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
This past Thursday -I was hanging out at a bar right by my house, So was Josh Freeman and some of his lineman. They are in the background.
Josh Freeman Is worse than I am at Karaoke, But just like me he seems to enjoy it anyways.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Good signs from tonight's Softball game: We hit the ball extremely well as a team. In fact, we have hit the ball well the last three games. When we got down, we came back, both times. Bad Signs from tonight's Softball game: We did not field the ball well, Plus those other guys hit the ball well also.
Its like those Synchronized swimmers from the Olympics. It doesn't matter if you get your legs up out of the water and twist them around all ballet like, ---- you have to do it with some synchronicity with the other swimmer ladies or else it is just fail.
Seems like when we play Good Defense, we don't hit it that much on offense, and when we hit the ball relatively well, we don't play much defense to speak of. We have to synchronize the two main parts of the game and do them both in the same contest. Tell you what else, that damn softball field could use a shade tree or two planted up on that diamond, because Playing Softball in Tampa, in July is just HOT. No breeze tonight either, so the sweat just sticks to you, and when it evaporates a little bit, that shit just goes up into that "No Breeze zone" for a second and then comes back and sticks on you some more.
Down by 6 going into our last at bat, (we were the home team) We were able to score 5 runs, but ultimately the tying run was on Second and the winning run was on First when we made the last out of the game. True to Form, the last out was a rope, but unfortunately it was drilled right to their Center fielder.
Also, I slid on a play earlier in that last inning, which is really something I should no better than to do by now. Its hack League Softball. We are ultimately playing for the fun of it, and also for a Beer glass that will get filled up for free sometime in the future. ---- I am doing well enough in life, where I can just Buy a Beer if I feel the urge to drink one, and I already have a cabinet full of glasses, but none the less, I slid.... Probably the third or fourth time I have done that in the past 4 seasons we have played. Doesn't matter that I was safe, and that I ended up scoring the 18th run a short time after that. ---- What matters is that the other team scored 19 runs, and now I have a big old scab on my left calf muscle. Plus, tomorrow when I wear my slacks to work, they will end up sticking to the puss from that big old strawberry I am sporting now, and my dry cleaning bill will revolve just a little sooner than normal.
BIG TIME SEATS at the RAYS GAME this past Tuesday, July the 6th.
Those are actually our seats! Except you know, we were standing and not sitting in them, plus we were looking away from the field to have this picture taken, so that we would have the ballpark and the game going on behind us. ..
Rays won, Bill had a great time... all those dudes are good guys to go to a ball game with. ... Also, in real life I am not as fat as I may look in this photograph ... Its a freaking optical illusion okay... OKAY... ......Damn, I still need to step up my running...
The third in the line of Me and a Mascott Photographs: In this one he is just in the background (look close behind me over my Right shoulder) and is not posing with me... I actually tried to get one with him, but he was busy being a DICKWAD NON SPEAKING MASCOTT ASSHOLE about it. So there was no love for me on this day... ( I met him just up the row while the game was going on, shortly after this photo was taken, and I think he had a rule about not getting Knocked in the head with a foul ball or something like that.)
He totally did not say a word, but from the motions he was giving me I was supposed to sit down and get out of the way... What do I look like some kind of a MIME interpreter or something?== We were totally in the getting knocked in the head by a foul ball territory though, so after thinking about it after the fact, I think that was what he was trying to say...
Monday, July 5, 2010
This Friday, I will have my kids for a couple of weeks. I was thinking of taking them to the Rays Indians game this Sunday. The first 10 thousand kids under 14 years old, get a David Price Bobblehead. Would love to have a David Price Bobblehead myself, but am pretty sure I am not going to be able to pass my self off as a 14 year old. Called my daughter to see if she was really into getting a David Price bobblehead and Yes, She is, It goes without saying my son wants his Bobblehead.
Neither of them follow it enough to know who David Price is, but they do know about Longoria because of the action figure they gave out last year. Now they will know who David Price is. Soon they will know the whole team. Its really just good parenting to get them involved at a young age in the Local team, except with the rays you have to be worried that some time in the future they are going to pull a Los Angelas Rams, or a Baltimore Colts and jet off to some other City. I know I couldn't stand it if they did and it would be extra cruel if I got my kids involved with caring about how the Rays do, and they pull that crap. (Totally on board if they move over here to Hillsborough County though.
Shout out to Bulldog Nation. - I totally do not want your vacant Athletic Director position. Please do not come out offering it. I am very happy with the job I have now.
What a Bummer for outgoing AD, Damon Evans. Its bad enough he got a DUI, but on top of that, he was busted with his Mistress in the car. Evidently not only was she in the car, but her underwear was in his lap, and then to add more shame, the police report details him crying about it as he is getting taken to the police station. Oh, for poor choices in life.
And not saying I haven't made some Doozie ass poor choices in my life. Not trying to pile on by any means.