Monthly Archives: February, 2017

What Should Be Remade

What Should Be Remade

 

A fossil of a tomatillo (a part of the nightshade family that also includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, & certain peppers) was recently found that dated 52 million years. This is 12 million years older than the previous fossil on record.

“Prison Loaf” is a real thing, is made different ways (often with food scraps/castoffs) and is of dubious nutritional value. It’s considered a punishment, some see it as “cruel or unusual” punishment.

There are two parties at-fault here – the cook, who after spending 24 years in an English-speaking country should have a fairly good command of the language and the manager for being a dick. Was the payout excessive, probably…

With the economic decline & rise of online shopping, malls across America are slowly disappearing. Wells Fargo got in on a deal to buy a mall in Pittsburgh originally valued at $190 million for the cost of a couple of pairs of shoes and a lunch in the food court…

Now MattyV just got a new phone and wiped the old one clean before he sells it. Previous owners of “smart” cars are finding out that they can access their old vehicles even though they thought the systems were wiped clean…

Flatliners“, “It“, “Friday the 13th“(has been cancelled by the studio), & “Jumanji” are just some of the “remakes, re-imaginings, reboots” – whatever you want to call them – that are on the slate for 2017.

The boys  have their own list of movies that should be remade, including:

The Stuff” – A killer delicious ooze

D.C. Cab” – Who doesn’t like an underdog movie?

Critters” – Alien furballs that eat people and can combine into a huge furball? Yes, please!

If you haven’t seen the movie – SPOILERS!!!!!!!!! This is the ending to “The Last American Virgin” that was such a downer of an ending for what is otherwise considered a “teen comedy”…

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Sunday Cinema – “School Spirit”

 

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

Billy is ready for the night of his life – but forgot a condom. That mistake cost him his life, but being a ghost DOES have it’s advantages! A classic ’80s T&A flick to capture the teenage male demographic, and hey, he is looking for love!

Someone posted a copy on YouTube for all to enjoy.

McTrying

McTrying

McDonald’s has been an innovator from the beginning. By controlling almost all of their stores operations, a burger you get in Elk Rapids, MI should taste almost exactly the same as one you would get in London, England. They have also tried many creations to extract every corner of the fast food landscape. Some were big hits (the “McRib”), while others were utter failures:

McBeefsteak Sandwich – debuted in 1980, it was basically an elongated hamburger placed on a bun with chopped onions and served with steak sauce. It was only available from 4pm-9pm as a part of their “dinner menu” and disappeared after about a year. The concept was tweaked a bit in 1981, swapped beef for pork, added pickles/BBQ sauce – the McRib was born. The McRib was pulled from the regular menu in 1985, but has seen a “limited time offer” resurgence each year since (from what is be believed, the McRib comes about when pork prices are at their lowest).

McPizza – Yes, in 1989 McDonald’s tried to get into the pizza game. There were apparently 3 offerings, a full-size pizza, a personal pizza, and what amounted to a Hot Pocket-type calzone. The items were pulled from stores in 2000 due to the fact that the pizzas took too long to make (they were “made to order” like a genuine pizza restaurant). There are still 3 locations (as of 2015) that still offer it – Pomeroy, Ohio, Spencer West Virginia, & Orlando, Florida.

Mighty Wings – Now these hit the market in 1990 and were sold as a side item until around 2003. Then they made a comeback in 2013 for a limited time due to a rise in popularity at chains like Hooters & Buffalo Wild Wings. They disappeared because of the cost ($1 a wing) & the complaints on the spiciness of the breading. Eventually they were sold at a loss to get rid of inventory.

Hula Burger – Back in the 1960’s, an Ohio franchisee complained to the company that his sales declined significantly at Lent because of Roman Catholics being forbidden to eat meat during the religious observance. Ray Kroc unveiled the “Hula Burger”, a grilled slice of pineapple with cheese on a bun with ketchup & mustard. The franchisee developed a fish sandwich & the two items were offered with the winner becoming a regular menu offering. In 1963, the Filet-O-Fish was born.In 1984,  Australian McDonald’s restaurants tried the grilled pineapple again for their “Gold n’ Grill” sandwich that added a beef patty, onions, & lettuce to the “Hula Burger” concept.

McDLT – A neat concept, to keep the cold items from wilting and the beef patty hot they incorporated a 2-compartment styrofoam container that separated the cold side from the hot side. It did well initially, but environmental goons claimed the large styrofoam container wasteful & harmful to the planet. The sandwich was discontinued in 1991 because of the environmental outcries. The sandwich did come back with another name – the Big N’ Tasty

Big N’ Tasty – Similar to the defunct McDLT, it was actually modeled after Burger King’s Whopper in the hopes of getting some of their market share. Sans grill marks & mayo, it debuted in 1997 and was pulled from the US market in 2009. It can be found today at some McD’s in Europe & Asia.

McSpaghetti – Yes, this was a thing. In the late 1970’s/early 1980’s, McDonald’s was trying to compete with “fast casual” restaurants in the evenings so they unveiled a dinner menu with more “dinner-type” selections such as pizza, lasagne, & pasta. The dinner concept failed & most of the offerings were pulled from the menu, however, you can still get McSpaghetti in the Philippines where it is often paired with Chicken McNuggets…

McLean Deluxe – Hoping to cash in on the the “health wave” in the early 1990’s, the MLD boasted of using 91% lean beef with a seaweed extract as filler to make it a low-calorie alternative. It looked similar to the McDLT & Big N’ Tasty, but apparently tasted horrible. It was discontinued in 1996.

Onion Nuggets – This is exactly what they sounded like, chunks of onion that were battered & deep fried like Chicken McNuggets. They were marketed alongside the McBeefsteak sandwich as a part of their dinner menu and discontinued around the same time.

McHot Dog – Way before Burger King tried it, McDonald’s was there first. McDonald’s sold hot dogs back in 1937, but when Ray Kroc bought the business he discontinued them as “unhygenic”. In 1995 they were reintroduced, and as of today you can find them in certain markets in the US (mainly Pennsylvania) and around the globe.

Jon LaJoie (“La-Schwa”) is a YouTube star that has released 2 albums and ended up doing 7 seasons of “The League” as Taco, Kevin’s younger brother. MattyV has put together a playlist of some his funnier songs on Spotify (obviously these songs & videos are NSFW).

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Better Off Dead”

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

“Better Off Dead” is a cult classic from director, “Savage” Steve Holland (yes, that’s his billing name in the credits) and not the first collab with John Cusak. It’s been told that John disavows this movie and has ended interviews when it is brought up. It is a strange film that includes pop culture references, claymation, cartoons, & running gags.

Someone posted a passable copy on YouTube for others to check out

Pizza Pizza

Pizza Pizza

 

This week is the 2nd half of their road trip from a couple of weeks ago. The boys sat down at a Marco’s Pizza & shared stories of pizza, Netflix spoilage, & some politics.

Someone posted a poor copy of “Goon”, check Netflix or Amazon Prime Video for a better version.

Matty was wrong, the politically correct term for “Hermaphrodite” is “Intersexual“. Malta is the first country to outlaw non-consensual medical interventions in children.

Jim Breuer was interviewed by the Secret Service while working at a Sears on Long Island. True story

The boys recommend checking out “Outsiders“, “Last Man on Earth“, & “Ray Donovan“.’

MattyV thinks we’ve hit maximum saturation for zombie films & television shows. Might be time to find another horror genre (other than vampires or exorcisms) to exploit…

“American Gods” is coming to Amazon Prime Video! In some overseas markets… Those in US will have to watch it on Starz...

Congrats to the Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots! The boys were hoping that the Falcons were going to pull it out…

Dan the Man is f’d in the head. BBQ is where its at! Check out some recipes for both baked & deep fried wings.

“Sunday Cinema” had been screwed up for this week. Instead of “Better Off Dead”, MattyV posted the “Double Dare” episode. It is true, however, that John Cusak hates “Better Off Dead” and “One Crazy Summer”.

Yes, both boys sent away for things in the mail. MattyV bought some cheap “Space Phones” that were advertised on a Bazooka Joe comic & Dan won a contest off the back of a cereal box…

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Sunday Cinema – “Double Dare’s Valentine’s Day Special”

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

This episode of the classic Nickelodeon game show has dares & questions revolving around Valentine’s Day.

Someone posted this gem online for all of us to enjoy.

ComiCon, ComiCon

ComiCon, ComiCon

 

The boys headed off to the Byron Rec Comic Convention to scope out the warez. The 501st was there as well as the West Michigan Ghostbusters chapter. Someone posted a walk-through of the convention

The “click-bait” YouTube channel, Looper, posted a video on why Lobo won’t ever get a feature film. Several years ago, a fan did a live-action version of “Lobo’s Paramilitary Christmas Special” and posted it to YouTube.

Here’s a listing on YouTube of all the 2017 Super Bowl ads that aired (and possibly some that didn’t)…

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Sunday Cinema – “Zapped!”

 

zapped

 

 

Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

Barney somehow develops telekinetic powers after a lab accident and hilarity does ensue! Hot off their hit show, “Charles in Charge“, Scott Baio & Willie Aames seem to bring that same vibe to the silver screen. There was a sequel in 1990 that starred Linda Blair, Karen Black, & the late Lyle Alzado.

Someone posted the original movie on YouTube for all to enjoy.