Monday, July 18, 2016

Who Ya Gonna Call?

I grew up watching The Real Ghostbusters, drank Ecto-Cooler, and played the the toys. The cartoon version of the Ghostbusters were always my Ghostbusters. I watched Extreme Ghostbusters when I could (even though I hated the "extreme" marketing, the series was good and a worthy sequel to The Real Ghostbusters). To be honest though, I didn't care for the original until I was an adult. Watching them now, I see a charming aspect of them I didn't when I was younger. 

Yesterday, I decided to go watch the new Ghostbusters film in 3D.

Spoiler alert: I absolutely loved it!
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy have a fun, believable chemistry together. I admit, I was a little worried about the character Patty (played by Leslie Jones). I think the trailers made her look like a loud black lady stereotype. She has a couple of moments, but her character is not just a caricature. She was a good insightful, grounded character. I think she was my second favorite. Kate McKinnon's Holtzmann stole the movie for me. Every single scene she's in, she's great. She is now my favorite all-time Ghostbuster. He lines, mannerisms, and everything are just always on point.

This movie received so much unnecessary hate. The original trailer has the dubious honor of being the most disliked video on Youtube. It's understandable if the humor just doesn't seem up someone's alley, but there have been concentrated efforts to discredit this movie before it was even released. Legions of geeks talking about how this movie  is  made for feminazis and has ruined their childhood. Let me just quickly say that if you seriously use the word feminazi in any way other than addressing idiots that use the word, I will be unable to take you seriously. Second, time just doesn't work that way. Don't believe me, check out this article. Honestly, I think the film's villain, Rowan, is the perfect embodiment of this entitled hate. Rowan is a very one dimensional. He's an outcast that feels he's been slighted and that the world owes him something. He almost never acknowledges any of the teams prowess and makes casually sexist comments. He's essentially one of the internet trolls that gave the film negative attention.

My only complaint about the film is that Chris Hemsworth's Kevin was soooooo ridiculously stupid. It was funny for a bit, but got a little old after a while. Still Hemsworth is a funny, gorgeous man.

The effects were fantastic (especially in 3D) and the laughs were good. I can't wait for the inevitable sequel. You should watch it soon. Also, make sure you stay to the credits.

Monday, July 11, 2016

MCM - Brendon Urie

I have a thing for vocalists, I don't deny it. This week's Man Crush Monday gent is Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Seriously, how could you not love this bisexual hunk?

He is such a cutie.
And devilishly handsome...





Sunday, July 10, 2016

Selfie Sunday - Throwback

I never really planned on posting old selfies, but this one has a special place in my heart. I took it last year on my way to Nashville (we were in Lexington at the time). I can honestly say this is the first selfie I ever took that I actually liked. This is the first time I looked at a picture of me and without hesitation said, "Damn, I'm a handsome devil."


Friday, July 8, 2016

My Favorite Pin-Up Goddess

This post isn't really any original content by me, I just wanted to direct you all to an amazing post of Fattitude written by my even more amazing friend, Sudzy. She talks about her body positivity journey and a photo shoot she did with Columbus based photographer, Laura Dark.

I feel I should also mention that Miss Sudzy is also starting her own business, Sudzy's Pin-Up Palace, and you can get updates on all of that via the following pages:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Tumblr
Youtube
Google+

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Frankentoys

Do you remember Sid, that creepy kid from the first Toy Story? Do you remember his bizarre hodgepodge toys?
My first creation

These days people refer to them as Frankentoys. I've found that it's a perfect craft for my fellow millennials:

It's fun, cheap, and bizarre.

Seriously though, Frankentoys are easy to make. Just take some broken toys and make them into something new using needle and thread and/or glue.

I recently did a horror themed teen summer reading program that I called Teen Screams. We discussed two sentence horror stories, how to make ghost photographs, made a zombie escape plan for the library, and crafted Frankentoys. While the program was a success overall, the Frankentoys were the biggest hit. There's just something about destruction and creation. It's something that's rewarding, regardless of age. This can be a fun family craft too.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WCW - Aisha Tyler

I *heart* Aisha Tyler. She's a phenomenal actor, comedian, director, and activist. She's also a total gamer and that makes her even cooler in my book. 

I loved the Drew Carey run, but Aisha is a fantastic host on Whose Line Is It Anyway?

If you haven't read this, do so now.

Lana Cain... Yup.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dudeior Photos

I am sad that this evening was the first time I can recall hearing the term "dudeior photo." Yeah, it's what you think it is. I recently found an awesome Huffpost article and I wanted to share. These fantastic photos are done by Tami Bears.






Going to be honest, I might have to do this sometime.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Selfie Sunday - Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Friday night I came to a realization. The moments of my life when I feel most at peace, are the moments that I'm sitting alone on my back stoop in the dark, smoking a clove cigar, listening to music with my earbuds in. This really has something to do with the fact that it's one of the few times I don't over think. Don't get me wrong, I feel pretty strongly about things during these times, but I tend to let my thoughts check out.

I know that the quality isn't good. It was dark out and I wasn't using the good camera on my phone, but I really like this one.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summertime Sadness


Anyone else feel this? There's just something about summer that doesn't sit well with me. I can handle the cold, dreariness of winter. Honestly, I can more than handle it. I quite enjoy it. There's something about summer though that gets to me. I think a part of it is a holdover from former body issues, part of it is being dreadfully uncomfortable in the heat, but I think there's something more too. Everyone tends to be so happy during the summer. I think the fact I'm not, makes me kind of feel like an outcast. Can anyone else relate?