“I’m so excited to see the Live-Action CALVIN and HOBBES movie… but why does it all take place on a boat?”- a super-clever friend wrote on facebook.
I just thought you’d appreciate that.
I’m going to do a bunch of other movie reviews. Here’s the thing, I’ve read the LIFE OF PI book- and all I’m going to talk about is the end, so if you haven’t read it- SPOILER-ALERT like a mutha f*cka…
When the book starts, we are told that the story “Will make us belive in God”, so I was kinda excited to hear some spiritually moving ordeal that would do that.
So I spent the whole time reading Life Of Pi going through these well-written adventures, being excited and enjoying the narrative, wanting to know how the boy was going to get out of this predicament. The orangutan, the tiger, the deaths, the island- all of that cool, and I was along for the ride.
Then the END happened…
At the end, I was reading on the train when I found out that it was ALL IN HIS HEAD.
What? It ends up that the orangutan was his mom, and that HE was the TIGER, who killed the other traveler, and who ATE the orangutan… WHAT?
Well, as I talk to people, it seems that I am not the only person who interpreted the end this way, but not everyone did either.
Either way, I regretted reading LIFE OF PI, and there is no way I’m seeing the movie! ARGH!!!
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Did get a “Video Check?”
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-and have been using it to my advantage ever since.
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“YouTube Independent TV Station?”
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“Michael Moore’s movie really got to me. I wrote this because there are people who NEED it. I have to charge for it because I have expenses- besides, the information in here can be worth THOUSANDS to people who need a solution.”
So, when a guy gets married, it’s polite to call him “lucky“.
“Oh, she’s great- you’re a LUCKY guy!” people say. And whereas I’m sure it’s true sometimes, why is it that we say that? It’s not much of a compliment to the woman, now is it? “Oh, well- you got that girl, who OBVIOUSLY is an idiot, otherwise she wouldn’t have picked YOU!”
That’s an insult to both of them, isn’t it?
Like, he’s LUCKY that she had NO OTHER OPTIONS to choose from?
Well, I got news for you, and on behalf of all of us guys who were “lucky” enough to find some great women-
IT TAKES BALLS.
So maybe we were “lucky” enough that we HAD THE BALLS to ask out our women, court them, romance them, and eventually marry them. Maybe we were “lucky” enough not to let the opportunity pass us by, and instead put our hearts on the line and commit despite the fact that NO man actually wants to do that (yeah, I said it).
Maybe we were “lucky” enough that when she was crying we CARED and let her have a shoulder and a manly, soothing, protective hug.
Maybe we were “Lucky” enough to tell our friends “she’s the one” and tell the other women “sorry, I’m taken”.
But that hasn’t been my experience. For me, everytime I’ve found myself with a woman, it took some sort of RISK, I took a CHANCE, and it took BALLS for me to get there.
Saying hello takes BALLS.
Asking for her name when all you want to do is rip off her clothes takes BALLS.
Leaning in for the first kiss takes BALLS.
Saying “I don’t know what the future holds, but dammit, I want to spend it with you, and I’ll do whatever I can to put a smile on your face” TAKES BALLS.
And women like men with BALLS.
So yeah, I know some guys who are ultra-duds and they’re with some hot but so-desperate-I-was-getting-older-and-I-wanted-to-get-married women who were lucky to be in the right place at the right time, but even then- it took BALLS.
So next time you hear someone say that to a guy, just remember that even if he’s a sloppy, slovenly, dumb, ugly, unmotivated, broke loser- at some point, he had some BALLS.
P.S- If you’re a guy who “Got Lucky” with his woman, why not pass this around- no one will think yoy’re being arrogant, and if they do- f*ck ‘em! BALLS.
P.P.S- By the way, ALLLLLL of this stands for women too. And for women, it can be even harder, because you’re not expected to “Have Balls” I mean, the metaphor is… BALLS! Maybe we should call them “OVARIES”?
P.P.P.S- here’s my ballsiest moment, when I became a “Lucky Guy” and asked my girlfriend to become my wife:
I have stuff to do, and I don’t have a boss, but I still need to make money, right? I also need to listen to audios and get my mind right and learn new skills…
But HALO 4 came out.
Fortunately for me, I have now figured out that I can play HALO 4 while listening to the audios I get from THE EMPOWER NETWORK, audios that teach me how to markeet and earn money while I’m playing HALO 4.
So, in essence, I get paid to play video games… sorta!
See, what I’m sayin’ is that it all comes full circle! I slay suckas on the HALO 4 arena, and I get paid while I slay. Just now I was playing a long game of capture the flag, actually getting my butt kicked by some tweens (i’m assuming), but I wass also listening to audios from Lawrence Tam, Tony Rush, and David wood.
I have been making money online for a while now, but I am just super-glad that now I can make money while I’m playing video games! Ha!
Of course, the truth is that there are little 6 and 7 year-olds that are kickin’ my a$$, but at least they will have to go to school!
“Have You Ever Thought About What It Would Be Like To Own Your Life?”
When you subtract out the sleeping time, working time, and things you have to do each and every day of your life, most people don’t have more than one or two hours a day to do what they would like to do; and then- do they have the money to do it?
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This is a FREE Audio/Video reading of “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. I am Bones Rodriguez, and this book is one my absolute favorite new age books, so I chose to help the world and read it aloud so ANYONE can have it. I read it on Youtube, and am now embedding the video here:
When I first encountered the idea that your life is a result of your thought (positive thinking), it sounded pretty screwy. However, as the idea really started to grow in my mind, I noticed more and more that people really do see things differently, and therefore, according to their view, life is different.
The book and movie THE SECRET came out, and it was about visualization and all of that, and it made it pretty popular. The idea of “The Law Of Attraction” cam out of this book.
Some people will hear me reading AS A MAN THINKETH by JAMES ALLEN, and will hear some beautiful poetry, and some great tips for life. Other people will hear my wonderful voice, and think they are hearing angels singing
Other people will hear my voice, hate it, and will also hate the book. Those people will probably be pretty miserable in a lot of aspects in their lives, don’tcha think?
I am reading “As a Man Thinketh” not in the most perfect way, but I do my best here. You can feel free to pass this onto anyone you like, I did this just so it could be shared. It is a playlist from YouTube, and anyone looking for As a Man Thinketh by James Allen should really like this!
And if you haven’t read this post, it is something I wrote, that I think is pretty damn motivating too!
Part of what makes being a performer awesome is that you are often surrounded by other performers. And if you’re lucky, you can end up hanging out with people who enjoy working together, and you can make some beautiful music together:
So, who are YOU hanging out with, and how are your collaborations improving your life?
The Moment It All Changes
This feels unfinished, but doesn’t everything…?
As this book opens, we see you reading it. The surrounding areas are a picture of your life right now. This is the beginning of our movie, and you’re the star- we know this because we’ve started with you, sitting there, reading this.
The thing is, we flash back to that time you wanted to do something,
that thing you wanted to do, we see scenes of your life where you have failed over and over, and we see how those times, and what you learned during them have brought you to your current life- sitting there reading this,
But now we see you take a deep breath.
You let it out slowly- with resolve, you look at the camera and say:
Today is going to be different!
That thing you wanted to do today, that thing that you were going to put off- that reason that you bought this book, in the small hopes that it would get you off your ass to go TRY- that reason is now the thing you ARE going to do. You have no doubt about it-
The audience swells in a little cheer as we see you take another deep breath, look to camera and say- YES- I WILL!!
The couple in the front row hold each other a little tighter, because your resolve has spread to them- he’;s going to be a better husband, she is going to be a better wife. Your resolve to finally go do that thing you really, really want to try has given them courage to be better for each other.
The old man in the middle seat smiles wide, his wrinkles and age spots coming together in a dance like the stars on the night sky, remembering a time when he went for it- that girl, that job, that small showing of courage and telling life that he would not be denied. His feeling reminds him of what it is like to be alive, and he too resolves that he is not dead- dammit, if he can watch a movie, and he can breath, then dammit- he can still go do it!
You smile at your audience, knowing that you have done this for them, and you immediately get started on your plan. You know that every montage needs a list of actions, and most have a paper plan- step 1- is always to begin, even if the hero doesn’t know what to do.
so you start. My god, the makeup people have done a fantastic job because you look amazing. The lighting people have this glow that is coming from you, the music swells, and the camera pans in to watch you working hard towards your goal. We all know that you will make it if you keep it up.
You begin with excitement and energy; you feel like you are a new person, and you are- you are now one of those people who does the thing- not anymore being someone who SAYS they’re “going to” or a non-whatever- you are an actual member of that elite group- you call yourself by one of those titles even before you have actually finished because you know you will accomplish it, you just haven’t caught up to that moment in time yet.
We are watching your montage- you have never been so attractive because your light shines from the inside, your resolve, your spirit, your LIFE has led you to this moment, and we feel happy and giddy as we watch you take action.
Your first obstacle comes up, and whereas before it would be a stumbling block, maybe even something that would have prevented your goal, you break through it simply because you have already made that decision- there’s nothing to think about anymore- you are in the PROCESS, and it doesn’t end here- the PROCESS ends at the finish line, at the goal, at the end- when you WIN.
It doesn’t actually matter when that is, how far in the future, or even if it’s beyond your lifetime- you have set the actions in motion, and the audience watches, now knowing how the movie ends, but wanting to watch it happen.
And then you stop.
You stop for a second.
Just to reflect on what has happened.
Not just in this montage, but from the beginning- you watch that horrible thing that happened so long ago, and realize that it HAD to happen for you to come to this point in your life. You can actually look at that horrible time in your life, and from this perspective be GRATEFUL for it, because of how it has all turned out.
Without that horrible experience, which you cursed at the time, you wouldn’t be able to do what you are doing now. You see it again, from this perspective, and its pain has transformed. It’s not that the memory doesn’t hurt; it still does, but you relish in it. From this perspective, it gives you a new appreciation for the rest of your life- you see it all as a part of what has brought you to now.
And that’s when it happens.
In the middle of this montage.
Your actions, and reflections. Your past and present.
You see your life from the FUTURE, and realize that it has ALWAYS been about building you towards the next thing you want to do. The next thing you want to BECOME.
Your entire life: the childhood traumas, the teen angst, the adult insecurities, the middle-age doubts, the senior fears have all conspired together to help you CREATE WHO YOU ARE- you ARE these experiences, and you ARE the choices, and you ARE the PROCESS itself.
From this vantage point, the audience watching your growth cheers, seeing themselves in the process, seeing themselves as the challenges, seeing themselves AS the process.
We ARE the process, and we can cheer about every part of it. We stand up, together, cheering, applauding your progress, your life- because it is our own.
WE Cheer as we take a long view- one that spans forever, seeing the entire movie that has no beginning and no ending, but a never ending PROCESS of one decision to the next, creating a weaving pattern of CHANGE that brings about the beautiful nature of the Universe, created by us-
I went to see Wreck-It Ralph because I heard it was good.
Also, John Lasseter really hasn’t let me down much, and I LOVE how careful he is about storyline. There was also the fact that I grew up hanging out in candy stores and donut shops playing classic videogames, and it looked like there were a lot of videogame references.
Well, I went to see the movie when all the kids are in school (I don’t have a day job, so I can go do stuff when I want) with my wife, and WOW, did we both love it.
There were real characters, the emotion was deep and sincere. The storyline was tight and focused. There were a few real belly laughs and also tear-inducing moments.
But will your kids HATE all of the older references, or all of the jokes for the adults?
Only if they have no heart! Th world of the videohgames is colorful, fun, and imaginative. The language is directed towards kids, but the themes are about friendship and lonliness, and what it takes to really enjoy your life no matter your “station”/
I SUPER-DUPER RECOMMEND seeing this movie, and if you have kids, I TRIPLE-DUPER RECOMMEND IT!
So Tonight I went to see SKYFALL, the latest 007 movie that had a whole bunch of nostalgia for the 007 fans. In this installment, James Bond has a great reason for why he’s on this mission, and then a big question surrounding what his motivations mean.
I won’t give any spoilers, but I can tell you that Javier Bardem, as the bad guy might as well be Dr. Evil because he’s kinda ridiculous. Yet…. it’s ok because he’s insane. Somehow, his whole “I’m a gay bad guy” is acceptable, even though a little silly.
The whole “007 for the 2010′s”, with less “gadget-ty” gadgets, and all of this “I’m getting old now” themes work, since it’s nice to acknowledge the traditions, yet kinda wink to the audience about them.
So, did I enjoy it? I guess so… I actually didn’t love it as much as a lot of people seem to, but it was pretty cool. I am a bug stickler for storyline, and there were some things that really make no sense, some silly “booby traps” and things like that, and the bad guy’s plan is really over complicated, but hey- what did I expect, right?
I’m glad I went to the theatre to see it, buut had I just seen it on the small screen, I would have been fine with that.