July 14, 2008 at 4:05 am #1021FrankParticipant
First off, allow me to apologize for being away from the board for so long. Things have been a bit hectic in FrankLand (work, finding work, girlfriend who usually gets most of my free time when I’m not at work, more work and trying to squeeze rent money out of my roommate … oh yeah, and my computer crashed and I had to buy a new harddrive … don’t worry, the porn was on the external drive, so we’re still safe, but I digress). I hope that my apology meets your collective approvals and I will include one of Frank’s patented rants about just about everything:
In no particular order:
– GAS: What the fuck? Seriously! Trying to fill my truck yesterday, my debit card would not let me go higher than $75. My truck could have taken more, which scares the crap out of me. I’m honestly thinking about getting a Vespa, but something about the image of a fat man on a scooter (the fat man being me, of course, although Bing could be a close second) just doesn’t do anything for me. I found myself the other day acting like one of those old guys talking about the good ol’ days, saying, “You know, when I was living in Texas, I remember gas being about 93 cents a gallon …” *sigh*
– WORK: Fuck McClatchy Newspapers. Seriously. They really don’t care about newspapers anymore. In fact, a majority of newspapers out there nowadays don’t really care about newspapers. It’s all about the online market now. Our newspaper found this great new thing last year called the “Internet” and ever since has been working nonstop to make all of our lives a living hell because of it. “Hey Frank, I know you’re designing that special section and you’re working on cranking out all those weekend pages and we really do appreciate you training the new guy, but if you could just go ahead and post three breaking stories on the sports site every week, we really would appreciate it. We’ll get you another copy of that TPS Report.” The good news is that I’m supposed to talk with guy at The Sporting News in Charlotte tomorrow and hopefully something good will come out of it. At least, I hope. Keep your fingers crossed.
– MOVIES: The lady friend and I have seen a lot of movies here lately. I don’t care what anyone says, I absolutely love Wall-E. Hancock was great for the first half, then it went straight into the crapper. That could have been such a better movie. The latest Indy movie? Yeah, do you remember how you watched The Godfather parts I and II and pretended they didn’t make a III, that’s pretty much what I’m doing with this Indiana Jones movie. Horrible, just horrible. Kung Foo Panda (didn’t have a choice … had to see that one) wasn’t all that great. Wanted was a wonderful movie that teaches you that the laws of physics don’t apply to certain people. Of course, like all of you, I’m waiting eagerly for the arrival of The Dark Knight. I found out that the IMAX in Charlotte is playing it and I can’t wait to see that bad boy at the IMAX. I’m also eager (but a little hesitant) about going to see Clone Wars, although since I’m George Lucas’ bitch, I’ll spend good money to see it, crappy or not.
Anyway, that’s me trying to catch up in a nutshell (you really should see the size of this nutshell! WOW). Hope everyone is doing well and I’ve missed you all. Not Bing, but definitely the rest of you guys. Even Rusty.
P.S. I especially missed you, Bucho! *mwah*July 14, 2008 at 4:18 am #12511robParticipant
Yeah, Frank, ’bout time you came on back!
Wall-E is an instant classic. I was surprised to talk to someone today that didn’t like it. I was shocked and appalled. How can you not like that movie? I mean, sure, some of you might not like it as much as The Incredibles or Finding Nemo or Monsters, Inc., but it damn sure belongs in that same family of greats.
Not crazy about Wanted. But you probably saw that in the other thread. I’d still like to see Hancock, even though lots of people are bashing it. Indy was fun, but after the movie, you realize that it was just fucking stupid.
So yeah, dude, welcome back and stuff.July 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm #12514El RustirinoParticipant
I was talking to my friend across the street. He didn’t like Wall-E.
Then again, he likes Zohan and Love Guru.
Anyway, good to see you, Frank. I missed your long posts.July 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm #12508Version3Keymaster
Is it wrong that I still want to watch both of those shit movies? Is it really? I won’t pay for them at theater prices though.
I still loved Wall•E… it’s absolutely great. I don’t rate it for me in the middle of the Pixar movies, I rate it at the top. I think that for families there may be a bit of hit or miss with different young ages that the others don’t have as much trouble with.
Hey, what’s with the fucking merchandising on this movie… anyone heard? You can’t find Wall•E shit much of anywhere. Random lunchbox or kid’s tee… but toys. Nope. No Wal-Mart, no Target. I finally found a few odd ones at Blockbuster, but that’s about it. We even got Kennyth a Wall•E comforter for his bed, but that was already on clearance at Wal-Mart. It just seems weird.July 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm #12512robParticipant
They have a fucking remote control fucking Wall-E on Amazon. I want one.July 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm #12513FrankParticipant
I was actually given the iDance Wall-E by my girlfriend, which is really cool because every time you press the buttom, his eyes light up and he moves around. He’s about four or five inches tall. They sell them at the Disney store, but you’re right, I can’t seem to find toys for this one. All the other Pixar movies had toys all over the place, but not with this one. I’m kinda torn, though. In my mind, which is better, Wall-E or Monsters, Inc. Both are kind of deadlocked in first place for me right now. And yes, I’ve heard more than once, “he looks just like Johnny 5 from Short Circuit.” He does a little, but I loved Short Circuit, too, so there you go.July 14, 2008 at 9:21 pm #12515El RustirinoParticipant
I won’t be buying any Wall-E merchandise. It’d probably just kinda kill it for me.July 14, 2008 at 11:28 pm #12509Version3Keymaster
I have a 4 yr old that loved the movie. That’s why I’m looking for stuff. I’m actually sick to death of movie toys, but this time I actually have looked for it. It’s tough since he is accustomed to seeing toys for other movies.July 15, 2008 at 7:13 am #12510BuchoParticipant
I’ve been settling into that old guy, “things were better in my day,” mode more often too man, especially with gas. Diesel increased about 55% in the six months I was away. Ludicrous.
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