As far as network sci-fi shows go, Almost Human was pretty good. Tons of future tech in the show that makes it seem like a vision of the future as seen from the 80's. Too bad the show will probably not see a season 2.
It's my 40th birthday. Me & People Magazine, both turning 40 today. Who else celebrates a birthday that's notable? Well, I'll tell you... in a post I created three years ago... (I've made a few updates to the original post)
Constantine The Great, who by all accounts, was pretty great, born 272. Happy 1742nd birthday Connie.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born 1804, poet who was the subject of a good Rodney Dangerfield dick joke in Back to School... Hugo Black, 1886, the first white Supreme Court Justice who was a Black... David Sarnoff, 1891, Russian who founded NBC, the future home to The Jay Leno Show (a timely joke 3 years ago that I think still holds up today)... John Steinbeck, 1902, wrote a story about vengeful grapes... John Connally, 1917, Texas Governor who survived the Kennedy Assassination... Theodore Van Kirk, 1921, navigator of the Enola Gay, who along with pilot Paul Tibbetts from here in Quincy, dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Van Kirk is the oldest guy Wikipedia's 2/27 birthday list who is still alive today... Joanne Woodward, 1930, widow of salad dressing magnate Paul Newman... Elizabeth Taylor, 1932, used-to-be-hot actress who is now notably not hot, especially since she died within a month of me originally posting this 3 years ago... Raymond Berry, 1933, Baltimore Colts Hall of Famer, and NOT Chuck Berry's cousin (that is Marvin Berry)... Ralph Nader, 1934, crazy pain-in-the-ass consumer advocate who'd probably make a great president, but was a big reason Bush became president instead.
Howard Hessman, 1940, better known as Dr. Johnny Fever... Neal Schon, 1954, guitarist for Journey and the only guy to play on every Journey album. Don't stop believin'... Nancy Spungen, 1958, the 20-times-worse 70's version of Courtney Love who was stabbed to death... Johnny Van Zant, 1960, took over Lynyrd Skynyrd's singing duties for brother Ronnie after the plane crash... James Worthy, 1961, pretty good for an L.A. Laker... Adam Baldwin, 1962, the awesome Baldwin who's not related to the other Baldwins, and has stopped aging since Firefly... Grant Show, 1962, Melrose Place's struggling manual laborer and bad-boy biker... Donal Logue, 1965, incredible actor who you know, and you do know when you see him, you're like "Aww yeah, that guy... he's f'n awesome"... Matt Stairs, 1968, ex-Cub who played on more MLB teams than anybody. Well, not counting pitchers... Chili Thomas, 1971, the one from TLC who didn't burn down Andre Rison's house... Tony Gonzalez, 1976, best tight end ever. That's a football position, not talking about his butt. Just replaced my favorite player of all time, Dan Marino on CBS's The NFL Today.
Chelsea Clinton, 1980, the first daughter we got to watch grow up through all the awkward years. She's looking alright nowadays... Josh Groban, 1981, a singer guy... Kate Mara, 1983, redhead hottie, whose fate on House of Cards I will not spoil here... Devin Harris, 1983, former Dallas Maverick who was part of the Jason Kidd trade from New Jersey, and nows he's BACK with the Mavs this season... Aníbal Sánchez, 1984, pitcher for the Tigers. That no-hitter he threw as a rookie with the Marlins, that was in 2006. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago.
And finally, my personal favorite, Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, born 1957.
Wow. This movie is 30 years old. March 23, 1984. Still funny, but 80's funny. Lots of sexism, gay jokes, and racism. Lt. Harris calls Hooks a jigaboo? Ouch... It was directed by Hugh Wilson, the guy who brought us WKRP in Cincinnati.
GREAT second season for House of Cards, and now I'm pissed I have to wait for season three, which I already know will be incredible. I guessed how season 2 would end before it began, and it was fun watching the means to that end.
About 6 days ago I woke up with the idea to start a new music blog. I love music, so why not. Then I thought I just started this blog back up - why the hell would I want to have a second one? So then... CONSOLIDATION. Goodbye to the other blog that gets 1 hit a day (thank you stranger, it's OK, I'll post everything on this blog that still nobody will see) ...Here are all the 16 posts from my MUSICVINE blog in one spot, so at least they are not lost completely.
This Philip Seymour Hoffman tribute marathon has turned into a Paul Thomas Anderson marathon. All movies I've been wanting to re-watch for a while anyway. PSH only has one scene in Hard Eight, but the mullet is just amazing.
The movie I watched before this was ENDERS GAME. Starts with an E, two words, 6 & 4 letters in each word for 10 total... ENDERS GAME. ESCAPE PLAN. Just a weird coincidence. Also a coincidence - the fact that Scott Lucas is also up to 29 movies on his list (the one that inspired this list) and his 27th movie was also TOMBSTONE. He watched it in a Chicago theater, I watched it on Cinemax... Chicago, Cinemax, 7 letters each. I'm not autistic.