Friday, July 15, 2016
Ping Pong Playa!!!
Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
Sorry, it’s been a while. Wow! That wedding thing is coming up quick… over the weekend we basically got things squared away with the house, got invitations ready to send out, and all kinds of stuff like that… and then I got a little sick. Super exciting stuff, right? Yeah, the rest of the time was working and other super boring stuff… but there was some notes of levity…
Thursday night, my coworkers threw together a wonderful mid-year celebration / wedding shower for me & another coworker with our respective spouses… and it was held at a new trendy Ping Pong place called Spin that… I believe is owned by Susan Sarandon and they’re popping up in big cities all over the U.S. Basically, it’s a cool hip place where people can drink… and play ping pong between beers. Not bad, right? There are people walking around with little nets that pick up the stray balls so that you are safe & free to have fun. The food was great too! We had a grand olde tyme for two hours or so… and then we got a great wedding gift! Izzy got a Keurig and I got a Pizza Stone!!! Pictures coming soon...
The past few weeks on the Everything I Learned From Movies Podcast (eilfm.podbean.com), we went a little patriotic for 4th of July weekend. Did you know that Al Pacino starred in a movie about the American Revolutionary War? Me neither!!! That sounds hella bad ass, right? Does he play George Washington? No. Oooh, perhaps the fiery Thomas Jefferson? Nope, not tall enough. Benjamin Franklin? Ridiculous. Alexander Hamilton and/or Aaron Burr? That would be epic… but no. He doesn’t play a major historic figure… nor do I think anybody that really existed. It’s a story of the American Revolution… as told by a British (Redcoat) writer & director… and it was made in 1985. The movie is called “Revolution: Revisited” which is actually the 2009 recut of the movie that allegedly made it better. You know… like the Highlander 2: Renegade Cut” was supposed to make it almost watchable. My suggestion to you: Listen to our episode on the podcast (eilfm.podbean.com) instead of watching this two-hour movie. We didn’t care for it… but we do some great Pacino impressions & have fun with it.
Then we watched the currently streaming “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves” starring Rick Moranis in the penultimate entry of Disney’s “Honey, I F**ked Up” trilogy. This is not to be confused with the Jessica Alba dancing “Honey” movie series (future entry?). This movie involves Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski, a nutty professor who invents a Shrinking Machine… and hilarity ensues… several times. Also, in this 3rd movie, there’s a special appearance from a teenage starlet that might catch you off guard. I know it certainly caught me off-guard. Check it out on Netflix & let us know what you think!
THEN!!! Yes, it’s been THAT LONG that there has been a THIRD podcast since my last update… but it’s well worth the wait… as the latest movie reviewed is one of the all-time classics, “Devil’s Advocate”!!! Prime Keanu & Prime Pacino with a dash of Charlize Theron nudity… what a movie!!! Definitely check that one out if you haven’t already… and hit us up on the websites. Coming up next week… bachelor party pictures. Until then, have a great weekend everybody!!!