I love this song. I REALLY love this live version of it. This is from 1976. Unfortunately I saw them probably around 1980. They had lost their edge and basically re-hashed the studio versions. I barely remember even being there. That had a lot to do with the bourbon. And, a lot to do with the show. Christine McVie retired for a decade or two. Now, they are back together and touring again. If they’re doing Rhiannon like this again, I’m there.

About that Homeland Security shut down issue

OK, let me get this straight.  In order to get Obama to quit making DHS not do what it’s supposed to do, the Republicans are being accused of shutting down DHS.  In other words, causing it to not do what it’s not supposed to do.  Obama’s argument to make the Republicans let him continue making DHS not do what it’s supposed to do, is a lot of people not doing what they’re supposed to would not get paid to not do what they’re supposed to do.  And, forcing them to not get paid for not doing what they were hired to do isn’t very nice.  Under his plan, they would get paid to not do what they were hired to do.  But, since he didn’t do what Presidents are supposed to do to make sure they got paid to not do what they were hired to do, Congress isn’t doing what Obama wouldn’t let them do in the first place.  Of course, if the Republicans got what they wanted, DHS employees would get paid to do what they were hired to do but Obama wouldn’t be very happy about that.  So, I fully expect the Republicans to eventually cave, thereby allowing the poor downtrodden DHS employees to get paid to not do what they were hired to do so that illegals can flood the borders and not do what they were expected to do to become citizens.

( My opinion here, is that by not securing the Mexican border, terrorists can just walk right in unobstructed.  So, funding Border Security, within Homeland Security, is moot. )

Spock is dead

From the time I was LITTLE, the Vulcan salute was a challenge.  I practically memorized the original series.  Loved the first Star Trek movie the most.  Even quoted Spock during a political debate in college.  Paraphrasing, if you elect me, you WILL live long and prosper.  Losing Leonard Nimoy IS losing a big chunk of my life.  There can no longer be a Star Trek with the originals.  It was tenuous at best, impossible now.  You simply can not have a Star Trek without Spock.  Period.

This is an awful day.


Riverdale and Smyrna tanking

This is pathetic:

#TNGBB: Riverdale & Smyrna girls basketball teams removed from postseason. Both teams placed on 1 year restrictive probation by TSSAA.

Riverdale purposely missing FTs. Tanking to be on a certain side of the bracket. @girlpowher @PBevBallNPrep pic.twitter.com/lEPbYb2BaO

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Smyrna trying to hand Riverdale the ball back. Intentionally getting called for a backcourt violation. pic.twitter.com/hkBPJIpEY7

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If I EVER hear of my kid behaving like that, he’s off the team, maybe permanently.

My kid has played on some good teams.  And, he’s played on some bad teams.  Coaching the winning teams is easy.  Coaching the losing teams is hard.  But, it’s the losing teams where sportsmanship is learned the most.  Kids have to learn to deal with keeping their heads up and facing adversity straight in the eyes.  And, every once in a blue moon, they overcome that adversity and pull off the upset.  These girls are learning to take a dive and hope for third best rather than take that chance at being #1.  That just sucks.  The Riverdale coach is Cory Barrett.  The Smyrna coach is Shawn Middleton.  These two have no reason to be coaching any more.


Ballsiest guy of all time

Nothing screams balls more than this:

On Feb. 12, 1984, astronaut Bruce McCandless, ventured further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut had ever been. This space first was made possible by a nitrogen jet propelled backpack, previously known at NASA as the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger’s payload bay, McCandless went “free-flying” to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. This stunning orbital panorama view shows McCandless out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space.

Seriously, the only thing between you and the ground is two hundred miles of nothing.  You just have to trust that your jetpack won’t fail, and you won’t fall.  Not sure I have the balls to do that.

Jupiter Ascending

Great trailer. Greater visuals. Stunning to watch. But man, oh man, what a hot mess Jupiter Ascending turns into.  Things just happen that really take away from the movie constantly.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie go from great to awful in the span of two hours.  Bottom line, turn the sound off and it’s a good one thumb up.  The dialogue really is that bad.  The plot is good, but the sub-plots negate it.  To me, to have all this going, and still fall flat, is purely the director’s fault.

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Bottom Line to me, it’s time for the Wachowskis to retire.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

This movie should have been a lot more enjoyable than it was. Samuel L. Jackson was just a little TOO crazy for the role. The accents were hard to understand, just a little too thick. And it relied on way too many cliches.

I got it that it was a parody, but a couple of scenes pushed the ultra-violence too far ( long ).

It just went on and on and on. We got the point real quick. The bonus gore wasn’t fun to watch. It sells itself as a parody, but comes across more as mockery. It just has a mean spirited feel to it.

After giving it a few days to sink in, no thumbs.