Saturday, November 18, 2017

An Honest Review of " Justice League."

An Honest Review of “Justice League.”

You’ve likely read the critics reviews of Justice League. Most pan it, saying the characters are thin, the CGI unbelievable and the plot ludicrous. The problem with most critics is that they are over-educated, pseudo-intellectuals who bad-mouth any movie that doesn’t live up to their artsy-fartsy expectation of high-art that addresses social problems, the downtrodden, sexuality, and diversity.

Justice league doesn’t do any of that.

What it did was turn Aquaman who always looked like a poster boy for the Hitler youth, into a growling, tall, dark and gruesome character that fits right in with Batman and Wonder Woman.

The majority of the laughs come from the Flash. And Ezra Miller does a fine job. A much different character than The TV version and I like both.

As for Cyborg, the character needs more depth, but as the newbie, he will likely be fleshed out more in future films.

Unlike “Spider-Man Homecoming” a movie loved by the critics, due to its ridiculous diversity, and the hero’s clownish ineptitude, Justice League is simply a super-hero movie where the good guys courageously take on a formidable bad guy and after getting their asses kicked a couple of times, press on to save the day.

What’s more, it’s fun!

I am convinced Joss Wheaton saved the movie because many of the sneak previews we saw were not contained in the film itself. What’s more, I noticed a number of kids with their parents and both clearly enjoyed it.

As did I.

But there are flaws. Lois Lane reveals one of the character’s secret identity in front of a squad of policemen. And Batman makes a fatal mistake, yet gets away with it. How, is glossed over and not explained.

I can live with that.

Overall, this is a “fun for the whole family” type of movie. And if you’re on the fence about seeing it due to the critic’s comments, go see it anyway. You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I Thought My Cat Was Insane.

Admit it, there have been times when you were convinced your cat was plotting against you and was determined to turn your life into a living hell.

Punishment will never cure bad behavior in a cat. They know that if they are punished, they will not do it again, in front of you. Most cats will wait until you leave the house. Unlike a dog, cats don’t respond to yelling or threats, instead they will run away and wait till later to get their revenge.

Usually by peeing in your shoe. Which was a real problem until I got THIS

Cats love praise, being petted and cat treats. Yelling will only make them afraid of you.

If you stop and think about what your cat wants, it might help the situation. If you’ve been out all day, when you get home your cat is likely bored and wants to play.

You just want to plop into the couch and eat Doritos

They jump into your lap for some Lovin’ and you, not in the mooddrop them on the floor.

They take the hint and when you’re not looking, pee in your slipper or in the case of my Siamese, Ducky, climb on top of the TV and while I was watching it, piss down the back of it.

That dope was lucky he didn’t get electrocuted! But that did concern me so I got THIS

Cats need to scratch and stretch their claws. It is up to you to provide scratching material, like a scratching post. If you don’t he will use your couch. The cat doesn’t care. If they do something and it turns out to be a good experience, they’ll do it again. 

Ergo Ducky wanted my attention so he pissed down the back of my TV.

That certainly got my attention.

But he was also a great friend.

At the time I had a big stuffed chair with big arms that Ducky would sit on next to me as I watched TV. I used to drink beer in a Pilsner glass and on several occasions, when I went to the bathroom I’d come back and find him drinking my beer.

So I swatted him on the butt and he’d wait until my next bathroom break to climb on top of the TV and well…

If you cat is peeing outside the liter box like Ducky, then do what I did and get THIS

Ducky passed away at 14 years. A very sad day. He was a great pet and I have gone through a number of TV’s since, but I’ll never have another Ducky.