First off, I prefer driving. Not only do I get my car, but I can stop when I want. I can sing along to my music and I have as much damn leg room as I want. Anyways, when I have to fly I have some ‘musts.’ Not in a bratty way, just some things I try to aim for to make my experience low stress and anxiety. First, I always try to fly Southwest. I get to choose my own seat and I can change my flight when I get sick of being in Virginia. Next, I try not to use connecting flights. The most anxiety I will ever have in my entire schedule is waiting in the terminal. I’m CONVINCED I will miss my flight, so connecting is just doubling that.
Moving on: security. Its really not that bad. Being a blonde-hair, green eyed, white male, I’m often pulled aside. My body gets rubbed down, for free! Most recently my shoes were swabbed for explosive materials. I was pulled aside for my shoes… Well just encase I was up to something fishy, I couldn’t have my wallet, phone or laptop. Not only do my raggedy ass shoes get cleaned, but I couldn’t even tweet about it. Ha.
Have you ever noticed the freaks at the airport? Well if you haven’t, try looking in the mirror. I understand people want to be comfortable but try a reality check. Sorry to be an ass about it, but all the extra crap you put on is just gonna slow down security when you have to take the birds nest off your head.
Done with finals, and I’m pissed off. Not at school, not at Hitler, but at the American Film Industry. I’m starting off on fire, fuck ‘em. Besides mutilating foreign films with shitting American remakes. I’m not gonna get started on that. I’m also pissed that seeing a movie in theaters costs me around $10. Thats not it though.
What my major issue is how can they continue to put out shit plots and stories. Besides Avatar having a lame, unoriginal plot, recently The Avengers is the next dumb stories. Besides all the crappy and annoying ‘one-liners’ and cliche plot devices, the ending was very stale. Besides going on for about 30 minutes, it is the EXACT same ending to Transformers 3 (2011). The outer space, the super-humanoids, the alien invaders – its all there. Chicago or New York, some portal generator brings aliens to our planet. Just before the entire enemy planet is brought to Earth, the portal is closed. Everyone gets laid, even Optimus Prime.
You’re seriously gonna pull some fuck shit ending less than a year later?!?!? Fuck you Avengers. Is it that fucking hard to make something new? Adam Sandler can somehow manage to continually find a completely original plot AND ending. Somehow we are supposed to believe both the Avengers and Transformers, with a huge budget can’t hire a writer who has a spark of creativity? Thats bullshit, I’m gonna learn a new language so I don’t have to read subtitles.
I’m back bababbaby
Ok, first off I just saw The Avengers, not bad. However during the previews one of the most racist trailers/pieces of media in contemporary society was apparently allowed to be made. Crooked Arrows is about some Native Americans who live on a reservation and one of ‘their own’ who is well off wants to come back. Not only to they shun him, but sure enough, he has to teach them to play lacrosse (originally played by some Native Americans). They wear feathers in their helmets, talk in the stereotypical monotonic speech and of course are the super underdogs.
Sorry if this offends anyone, but this is total bullshit. Steve Rush is directing the film, whos career ended with he started directing Bring it On and American Pie sequels. Seriously, I’m not gonna compare this to another minority group, but its really hard to resist. Not only are Native American’s torn apart in cartoons and movies, but our schooling as Americans completely ignores the fact that we massacred them in the expansion out west.
Now not only are you highlighting ‘the’ most stereotypical, racist features in a major movie production. But its all created to make even more money off the suffering of an entire race. Seriously, watch this trailer. Notice the speech/accent and then check out the super fucked font they chose.
Crooked Arrows Trailer