Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Miami Vice

Yea, Just Admit it, You watch it just like everyone else! The only difference between you and me is I don't just like it.....I LOVE IT!!!

From the Pastel Sport Coats & the overkill of New Wave & Phil Collins to the abundance of Mullets that are present in practically every episode nothing personifies the 80's better than Miami Vice (Besides the obvious like Cocaine, Ronnie Reagan & awful, awful Day Glow attire).

Miami Vice featured Don Johnson (in his prime) as James "Sonny" Crockett. Crockett was a smooth talking Undercover Vice Cop who lived on a ***house boat*** with a pet alligator named Elvis.  No matter how wild and crazy things got in the end Sonny always did things by the book.

And What Kind of TV Cop doesn't have an equally Entertaining Partner, you ask? That question can be answered with 3 simple names Philip Michael Thomas (who I'm not really too sure had a prime but had a fantastic music video featured Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv2ilzhs-sg). 

PMT played Ricardo Tubbs, a rough around the edges NYC cop who arrived in Miami on "assignment" to track down the dreaded drug lord Calderone who in Tubbs words "Killed My Brotha!" (which I attempted to say just like Tubbs as I typed this and failed miserably).

Miami Vice was really the first TV show to be REAL gritty and openly show Drugs and talk about it. It was the most cutting edge show for it's time and it showed with the All-Star lineup of guest appearances from Bruce Willis, Phil Collins to Lou Diamond Philips.

Miami Vice had a few solid seasons under it's belt but just like any other show it jumped the proverbial shark. I'd have to pinpoint this shark jumping Fonzie feat at the episode that had some sort of Alien Cult that James Brown was a leader of. 

But How was the Miami Vice Movie, you ask? Well!, frankly, it was fucking terrible! And this is coming from a guy who went dressed as Crockett to the premiere of the movie. No matter how many times I've watched it (somewhere near 23 probably? both on HBO & OnDemand) it doesn't get any better,.....yet for some reason I still like it.

And of coarse you ask Why was the movie so bad? (or maybe is it Why is he still babbling? or Why I'm a Still reading this?)

Well thats a good question. One reason could be the lack of chemistry, if any, between the Silver Screen Crockett & Tubbs played by Colin Farrell & Jamie Foxx. The TV Crockett & Tubbs were partners and friends and it showed in their partying together outside of work (or during when they were undercover) as well as their arguments with each other. At the end of the day though they looked out for each other.

Another reason the movie sucked could be because just the lack of enthusiasm or any emotion by any character in entire cast. None of the actors could have acted their way out of a paper bag (and I've Watched "Honey" with Jessica Alba, but I'm not gonna lie I watched it on Mute).
The movie was also filmed in a very dark tone and didn't capture Miami's bright vibrant life style unlike the show which would burn the shit out of your Retina's with all the fucking pastel colors.

Well, in conclusion I must say after reading over all my blog I can only go on to say that I have no life and should probably get out more!

***Name the other late 80's early 90's TV Character Who Lived on a House Boat! The prize you ask? Sharing the equal amount of shame as me for having useless knowledge***

Monday, July 28, 2008

Michael's Crafts Store

The past few days I had been violently sick from what I believe to be the food I ate at the Mets Game. While I laid around wallowing in my own filth in my bed I noticed that some of my posters that I pride myself in had been getting abused by our fair climate we are exposed to here in the North East. 

I expressed this to my Mom who suggested we just go out and get Frames for them and that she had a coupon for 40% off for Michael's Crafts store. I agreed and so I spent some quality time with my Momma Dukes today and went to Michael's Craft Store on Jericho Turnpike in Commack today.

Michael's Crafts is an elderly woman's paradise! Whether it be the endless amount of faux floral designs, or being caught behind an elderly woman pushing a shopping cart for 4 minutes when all you need to do is go 6 feet to the frame aisle.  And who could forget the smell of Wood Glue emanating through out the entire store; Michael's Crafts has got everything you need for the Geriatric in You!

I can't complain though cuz I was able to get 4 different frames and materials for under $40. That is as my Dad would say is "Better then a sharp stick in the eye".

But I digress!, I must finish framing these Posters and Mow the Lawn (Whopppiieee!) before Bowling tonight (More on Bowling to come in the blogs so Stay Tuned!, .......or do something better I won't blame ya!)

P.S. : If anybody is interested in which posters I bought Frames for, I bought them for My Return of the Living Dead Poster, Terminator, Escape from New York & Street Trash.

My First Blog Posting!!!

Yea!!!! Horray for Blogs! (Yea, I'm that Lame) I decided to start a blog after reading my friend Dan Lee's blog: www.eyunta.com for centuries as well as reading my fellow acquaintance Sue Funke's blog: www.ilovetvmorethanyou.com.

Basically I'm gonna write about my favorite Movies, Music, Books, TV Shows, Sports, Video Games & Web Sites I frequent. My writings will also feature some of my ideas (business, technology, Pipe Dreams & Wishful thinking) and my opinions on certain things. My entries will also feature events and occurrences in my daily routine/Life.

So Yea, basically just like every other fucking Blog on the net! Hahaha

Hopefully my entires will be appealing to you and that you find them interesting and some things funny as well. I hope I can also keep up with posting blogs as much as possible cuz lord knows how I can get caught up with my daily routine of random shit through out my days and how also lazy I can be when I have down time and how much lack of shit gets down when I have it.

So Yea, Thats about it. Just gonna leave the Mike Cregan Seal of Approval...Where is it here?....Ah, Yes Here it is!

Oh! And P.S. : The First Person to Accurately Guess Where I got my Blog Name: "I'm A Guy Like Me!" gets a First Class Sloppy Knob Job with the possibility of a Reach Around!