Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hybrids, zombies and regular internet searches turned odd

Last night was "make up for poopy work crap" night.  Our car paperwork FINALLY came with 2 days to spare before our tags expired so we met at the BMV and then hit the video store on the way back.  We got in our workout, the upper body hybrid and did it until our muscles turned into heaps of puddin'.  I made TJ's pizza formaggios for our movie night to make it more fun.  Too bad I overcooked them.  That's the only problem with those.  If you want a crispy crust on bottom, the top gets overdone.  If you want the top all perfect, the bottom crust tastes like cardboard.  I didn't have time to skillet them before starting the movies so lesson learned for next time.

We rented World War Z and My Amityville Horror .  (affiliate link) The latter was an impulse rent of the kid who survived the Amityville stuff in the 70's.  Boy, he's a hot mess.  If you're into the paranormal and maybe like the show Intervention, give it a rent.  It's at least worth ending up on your Netflix queue for those who imbibe in the service.

World War Z .  (affiliate link) Um, I didn't know Z stood for zombie.  I know, I know...what rock have I been under?  But nowhere in the trailer did I see zombies, it looked like a Deep Impact type movie and I didn't read the book so I thought it was like the medieval abbreviation Z for 2000.  I'll say this, if there's anyone who is still scarred from the Boston bombings, you might not want to watch the very beginning.  Despite it being another city, we were surprised how much it resembled the marathon bombings.  I'm not a fan of zombie anything but I must say not going in with a preconceived notion or piss and vinegar that they didn't stick to the original plot, I found it quite good!  The zombies in this move at a terrifying speed that will probably pop up in a nightmare this week.  Sorry ahead of time Mr!  But did ya see the part on the plane where the dog... and then the thing... and then he pulled the...damn man!  I don't know what it is about Brad Pitt but I really like him as an actor.  It's like his charming Midwestern upbringing tends to show through in his movie roles and then you have those eyes.  Either that or I just can't help but see the dreamy guy talking to Carol Seaver and giving plain Jane girls hope on Growing Pains.

Great googly moogly.  Scruff.  My weakness.  So, would I recommend it?  Yep.  Good flick even if it was a little long.

Sometimes when I'm bored I will do a random one word search on the three popular search engines to see what pops up.  Here's what happened when I entered the word "IS" in Google, Bing and Yahoo searches.

Wow, talk about a mixed bag of searches!  Apparently someone needs to make sure Jackie Chan is alive since he was searched as possibly expired in two of them.  I don't know why but "is Phyllis leaving the Young and the Restless" made me laugh.  Yes, she did.  Her character is in an indefinite coma which means she can come back or in an act of tomfoolery on the writers recast in the future.

The Mr FINALLY got Grand Theft Auto 5 after, oh, almost a year of being pushed back.  So suffice it to say there will be a lot of virtual cars, guns and hookers on the menu for the weekend.  Lucky me.

Rented any movies lately?  What was last night's workout?

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  1. I wondered why you wanted to see WWZ cause I know you don't like zombie movies typically. I can see how you would not know though because the trailer just kind of shows hordes of people and no way to tell whether those people are undead or not. It seemed odd to me that Brad Pitt was doing a zombie flick but it was actually really well done.

    The search results you got are hilarious. The fact that everyone uses bing primarily to find out if Google is down should give Microsoft something to lose sleep over for sure.

    Glad to finally have my xmas gift from last year (Grand Theft Auto 5) to play with. Thanks for being understanding and letting me get acquainted with it.

    1. I think you might've lost a little respect for me that I'm not up on zombie culture even though you said it was cute.

      I didn't even notice that about Google being down but it was on Bing and Yahoo.

      I actually liked Vice City but so far the characters in this one are so friggin' annoying with their mannerisms, cheesy phrasing and spouting off that I might have to be fully asleep before you start playing. If people actually talk that way, they need to be smacked.

  2. I've been binge watching "Nurse Jackie". I'm really enjoying it. It's a good show and you get the "ooh, they were in (fill in show)", a game I love playing. (last night we had a Janice, Tony Soprano's sister, sighting. . .I really love it when other Sopranos folks show up on Nurse Jackie, what with Edie Falco aka Carmella Soprano, being the lead and all).

  3. That made me laugh - sorry. I've read the book and have been chomping at the bit to see WWZ since I heard they were making it into a movie. I was supposed to go see it twice in the theatre and both times something came up and I was sorely disappointed. I finally made peace with renting the dvd, and then last night we weren't able to and hubby now has a "thing" Saturday night which would be the next time we could do it. I'm getting it for Sunday even if I have to watch alone. I can see how the trailers are a bit misleading though, it's not really clear that the hordes of people are zombies and not just people.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it though, considering your overall dislike of most things zombie.

    1. No prob. I'm not a book person (though I desperately wish I was) so no clue about the book and the trailer made it look like an end of the world kind of thing. I loved Deep Impact (even though it scarred me) so I thought I'd like this. It was good but I don't know if someone who read the book would think the same thing. I'll be interested to see what you think!

  4. I like my pizzas with overdone tops! I want the cheese to be all browned and crispy. :D I love doing that in Google too. But sometimes it's disturbing. The other day, I was typing in "hire someone to set up mailchimp" and by the time I got to "som_", it populated "...someone to kill you." That was the first result. Whaaaa?!


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