Friday, July 28, 2017

A Haiku

No internet/phone
It's a provider outage
Maybe post Monday?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Recap: "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" Part 3: Land and Air... and Sea

You might be wondering why I haven't complained about or even really commented too much on the Joes being an international team, rather than "Real American Heroes." Well, that's because the G.I. Joe toys became global peacekeepers from all across the globe when the franchise was rebooted into the '80s cartoon version. Action Force: International Heroes.

And prior to that, old school G.I. Joes were known as "Action Man" across the pond.

Sorry if I shattered any illusions.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

On Nurse Duty

I hate to go on full hiatus again... so I won't.

I was planning on taking this next week off anyway, so I'm moving up this break and extending it to two weeks.

As the title of this post alludes, I'm looking after a family member as they recover from minor surgery. They're absolutely fine, it's just hard to do certain things for yourself when the Doctor says you have to keep your face pointed at the ground for fifty minutes out of every hour for ten days.

So there I'll be, buying groceries, cooking, et cetera.

During this time, I will also be working on unfinished business in the form of unposted reviews, and the G.I. Joe Intro I forgot to schedule. Whoops.

Normal posts resume the 24th. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Recap: "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" Part 2: Batteries Not Included

And now it's July 5th. The party's over.

Like going back to work at the office the day after your 21st birthday, America has wrapped up the festivities as both it and the rest of the world try to sift through the tricky, often sticky, mess that is the current state of global affairs.

I mean, what, North Korea's got missiles and heartburn meds might lead to death? Yeesh.

That's why I'm glad to be returning to a fictional world where heroes and villains are clearly defined, Americans all have square jaws, and all the world's problems can be solved by a small band of heroes!

Which actually describes a lot of the things I cover, actually.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Recap: "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" Part 1: Collect Them All!

Today is July 4th. This is the day we as a nation come together to honor the ideals our country stands for.

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

And since July 4th is usually celebrated by watching stuff blow up, it only seems right to talk about a movie where a lot stuff blows up in the name of America.

It was either this or Team America: World Police. I picked the one that isn't self-aware parody.