Carl’s Jr.

Above is the latest advertisement from Carl’s Jr. Judging from their commercials, they are apparently seeking family business.

I am a gay male, I would much rather see a hot guy? Do they not want homosexuals buying their hamburgers?

Why don’t the employees look like that? At least at Hooters there is a waitress that is more likely, than not, to push the branding.

Additionally, I don’t associate a hamburger with sex. Who does? As a male consumer, am I supposed to think that buying that burger will attract hotter females? As a female consumer, am I supposed to believe that by eating a Carl’s Jr. hamburger, my body will magically become fit and trim?

Why don’t they just advertise in pornographic magazines? I was going to create an advertisement with a vagina instead of breasts, but thought that might be too vulgar.

Carl's Jr.

I am so over sex being used to advertise a product.

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A Step In The Right Direction

Free Community College

source: startribune.com

Barack Obama’s plan for FREE community college is NOT a cost; it’s an investment in our future. I’ve been saying all along that ALL education should be free. Why can’t people see that it’s an investment in our future. Free education might even promote a desire to learn in our youth rather than a desire to crash and burn.

According to his plan and when fully implemented, his proposal could

  • Save a full-time comment college student average of $3,800 in tuition per year
  • Benefit about 9 million students per year if they earn good grades and stay on track to graduate
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The Deflatriots

Defltariots

source: grantland.com

I am not a sports fan, but I think it’s more appropriate/important that the ‪#‎Patriots‬ be disqualified from the Super Bowl due to deflation of their balls rather than trying to find out who deflated the balls.

I also think the rule that each team may use their own balls should be abolished, that balls should be regulated/distributed by the referees.

Growing up, I was taught “cheaters never prosper;” as I age, my experience is that everyone is cheating, trying to find a shortcut to earn more money, gain more fame, etc and I find it a behavior that is intolerable.

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Sultan

Sultan

source: San Jacinto Police Department

I don’t get it…if Sultan alerted the cops to the suspect under the house, why did they send Sultan under the house instead of shooting tear gas under the house forcing the suspect out to them?
They say Sultan was a “part of the family;” I would not send a family member “in” if I had a means to force the suspect out.

R.I.P. Sultan

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Enemy (2013)

Enemy

Source: Internet Movie Poster Awards

SYNOPSIS

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Source: Internet Movie Database

REVIEW

There hasn’t been a glut of new releases at the DVD store recently, I was perusing the older movies in hopes of finding something that might be interesting. When I saw Jake on the DVD cover of Enemy, I had to see this movie. The plot premise was also very interesting to me.

However, there was a disconnect with the movie for me and it had eight legs. Additionally, I could see how Adam’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) intrusion into Anthony’s life could be disruptive, but I could not understand the motive, nor the climactic ending.

I am seriously considering watching a few of my recent viewing again to gain a better perspective.

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The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants

Source: Internet Movie Poster Awards

SYNOPSIS

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Source: Official Movie Website

REVIEW

First of all, I can’t believe this movie was already three years old by the time I broke down and decided to watch it. The is either a clear indication that there are not enough new release coming out at the DVD store or that I was extremely hesitant to watch this movie because it does not fall within my desired genre.

This movie is almost as sad a Marley & Me, through which I cried uncontrollably, but loved immensely. As for The Descendants, it was okay.

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Divergent (2014)

Divergent

Source: Internet Movie Poster Awards

SYNOPSIS

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

Source: Official Movie Website

REVIEW

I am embarrassed that I have been so delinquent in my movie reviews. Compound that fact with my poor memory and I honestly can’t remember if I liked this movie or not.

Sorry!

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Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Source: Men Muscle Magazine

Chunky or muscly, I would not mind having Jason Statham naked on top of me. This is from a Facebook ad that caught my eye.

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The Equalizer (2014)

The Equalizer

source: Internet Movie Poster Awards

SYNOPSIS

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.

Source: Internet Movie Database

REVIEW

As Denzel is my secret husband, I absolutely loved this movie. That it is a tale of vengeance only made it that much more satisfying. From a fantastic point of view, Denzel represented the kind of man I need in my life: manly and strong. This is one movie I would not mind seeing multiple sequels, as long as the plot is halfway reasonable, unlike Taken 3 – currently out – in which his daughter is kidnapped twice and now his wife is killed. Taken 4 will probably revolve around the death of the family pet! Did I say family? How does he have time for a family?

Anyway, back to The Equalizer. There is the customary friend of The Equalizer, which I found trite, but okay. As I was watching the movie, I kept thinking about a discussion I had heard on morning television, where it the possibility of Denzel as James Bond was posed. I think he would be a great Bond!

If you like stories of vengeance, you will love this movie. If you are in lust with Denzel, hands off! He’s mine! :)

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Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl

source: Internet Movie Poster Awards

SYNOPSIS

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Source: Official Movie Website

REVIEW

I didn’t even care if he killed his wife. I only watched this movie because mom rented it, which means I got to view it for free. And let me tell you, free is a good price for this movie which put me to sleep several times. No suspense as far as I am concerned, which is the primary reason and which should have been present in every scene.

The only good thing I can say about this movie is that Ms. Dunne was – according to her portrayal in the film – obviously bat-shit crazy!

Not recommended viewing, but probably excellent if you want to catch up on your sleep or by repetition you want to become more familiar with your remote control.

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