Thursday, September 6, 2012

MEN IN LEATHER

TMI ANSWERS: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES


LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES
1. Do you still go to the movies? Why or Why not.
Yes, although I will only go to bargain matinees for the low price and the smaller audience. Matinees have less talking and almost no smart phones - I hate seeing the screen light. Also, I hate 3D. I don't "get" the experience and the glasses really annoy me. Prometheus is a good example. I didn't have the 2D option and took the glasses off 14 mins into the movie. There was almost no 3D enhancement and what was in 3D was mostly background images that were just a little blurry. 

2. Would you go by yourself?
If I waited to see a movie with someone, I'd never see a movie. As an older man, I do think twice about seeing animated (kids) movies by myself but I don't let it stop me. I just leave the trench coat, baseball cap and sunglasses in the car. 

3. What was the last movie you saw? Recent recommendation?
I nodded off during the previews when I went to see Batman and missed the first two hours. I didn't like what I saw (Manhattan after 5 months would have had trash everywhere, burning cars blocking the street and probably a lot of dead bodies. Every see the city two days into a garbage strike?) so I'll recommend The Avengers. You don't have to have seen any of the other movies to enjoy it and I loved Jeremy Renner.

4. Snacks: Buy, Bring or Boycott?
I mostly boycott - it's price gouging pure and simple. I do buy the hot pretzel nuggets because there are priced right but I bring my own soda or water and I'll get my candy at CVS. I do miss the popcorn but since they stopped popping it on site, I don't want it any more. On numerous occasions, I have brought in my lunch. When I would got to the .99 cent theater in Georgetown after work, I would bring in Chinese - I once had to bribe someone with a spring roll who decided to sit one seat away from me in an almost empty theater!

5. Teenagers used to go to the movies to make out. Have you ever and if so, when was the last time?
When I first came out I did. It was sort of a bucket list item. If and when I have a bf again, I'd love to go to a drive thru movie with him and totally run the bases and swing for a home run!

6. Have you ever gone to an adult movie theater? Did you pull a Pee Wee Herman?
Several times. On 8th street in NYC and in Worcester, MA,  when I was in grad school. And yes, I did a Pee-Wee and got some head more than once but was never caught or stopped and I did go home with someone a few times too.

Bonus

Which all-time favorite movie would you pay to see on the big screen again? Of course cell phones, babies, and assholes are banned.
I got to see Gone With the Wind and all the original Star Wars at the Uptown Theater (one of the best theaters in the country) in DC and also Rear Window. Seeing old movies like this is an event because of the screen and because the people who go are mostly true fans which greatly enhances the experience. Someone said they wanted to see Rocky Horror and I totally agree but the first movie that popped into my head was Steal Magnolias.

COMIC RELIEF

The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


The Duplex by Glenn McCoy


B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart


Nest Heads by John Allen


Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis


The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MEN IN GEAR

SEXY HOT MUG SHOT WEDNESDAY: 9.05

All new mugs for you to fantasize and comment over. 
Drop the soap or pick it up!
#1

#2

#3

#4

LAST WEEK'S WINNER
He took over 75% of your votes in what I thought
was going to be a tough week - a new record!

GLAMOUR MUG SHOT
"Get it Done"
CELEBRITY MUG SHOT
WOODY HARRELSON
The Hunger Games
Zombieland
Semi-Pro
No Country for Old Men 
A Prairie Home Companion 
Will and Grace
The People vs. Larry Flynt 
Natural Born Killers
Cheers
Indecent Proposal 
White Men Can't Jump 







Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TMI QUESTIONS: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES


LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES
1. Do you still go to the movies? Why or Why not.
2. Would you go by yourself?
3. What was the last movie you saw? Recent recommendation?
4. Snacks: Buy, Bring or Boycott?
5. Teenagers used to go to the movies to make out. Have you ever and if so, when was the last time?
6. Have you ever gone to an adult movie theater? Did you pull a Pee Wee Herman?

Bonus
Which all-time favorite movie would you pay to see on the big screen again? Of course cell phones, babies, and assholes are banned.


Answers posted on Thursday

I invite you to: 
- use these questions for own TMI posts 
- post your responses in the comments 
- submit questions for future TMI Questions

KINDLE BOOKS I'VE READ THIS YEAR

Here's a list of the eBooks I've read so far this year. I intended to post reviews on each of these, but somehow never did. I've given brief descriptions and reviews of each.

CURRENTLY READING
The Talisman - Stephen King, Peter Straub

The story of a boy who must cross the country and travel between worlds
to find the Talisman that will save his mother's life. This is one of my all-time favorite King
books and one of the few to never be made into a movie or mini-series. I first read it over 20 years ago and am enjoying it just as much all over again. My next book is its sequel Black House.

Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King

Four short stories dealing with the evil men are capable of told in brutal, gory, explicit detail. 

The Saw movies could take a few lessons from King. 
11/22/63 - Stephen King

A memorable date for the 
assassination of President Kennedy and the
probable date of my conception. King asks the question, "If you could go
back in time, would you change it?" Not so much a story of time travel and theories
as it is a love story and a lesson in history and the complexities of going back in time.



Back to Work - Bill Clinton


The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins
Click here for my review.

ME - Ricky Martin
Click here for my review.

Sookie Stackhouse Novels - Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead
Club Dead
Dead and Gone
Dead as a Doornail
Dead in the Family
Dead Reckoning
Dead to the World
Dead Until Dark
Deadlocked
Definitely Dead
From Dead To Worse
Living Dead in Dallas

Once you get to the second book, all similarities to the HBO tv series, TRUE BLOOD, end.
At it's core, The Sookie Stackhouse novels are women's trashy romance novels that
also happen to include vampires, shape shifters, witches and demons. Each 
book is its own story but also ends in a cliff hanger that makes you want to 
immediately pick up the nest book. The series does come to a satisfying conclusion
in the 12th book. Much better story writing then the tv show which has me
shaking my head at what those writers are smoking. A quick and easy read 
perfect for vacations, traveling and the beach. 

Kiss of Midnight - Lara Adrian

I don't remember why I purchased this book, probably read about it on a blog, but it
is another women's trashy romance novel series revolving around vampires. It takes 
place in Boston, which is nice, and the twist is that the vampires are actually
beings from another planet that have been stranded on earth for over 2,000 years.
It was a good read but I wasn't in the mood to start another trashy romance series.

MOST TALKATIVE - Andy Cohen

If you have as much of a crush on Andy Cohen as I do, reading his book is a no brainer. I was 
very surprised by how much he talked about his coming out process and how coming out in the
age of AIDS affected him. Funny and revealing, it's best read with a cocktail or two and if
you're not a fan of any of the Real Housewives shows then you can skip a few chapters.

PARANOIA - Joseph Finder

This was a great read and perfect for computer geeks. A look into the world of
corporate espionage and security and the lengths to which men will go for
revenge and greed. A bit of a surprise ending and I was very disappointed to 
learn this was a one only book. I was so wanting to continue the story. It is
slated to be a major movie release in Fall 2013. Finder has authored many books and I
have added a few to my list of books to read.


My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and 
What Makes a Family - Zach Wahls

You know him as the handsome, eloquent young man who spoke before
the Iowa legislature about marriage equality. His book was not what I expected. Zack 
has written a guide on effective parenting, what it is to be an Eagle Scout, life with 
a family member who has MS and LGBT activism. It is very well written and
an amazing story of how a family can be both ordinary and extraordinary. Well worth your time.

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