The BMV – Finding New Ways To Irritate Me

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is finding new and inventive ways to piss me off.  Apparently it’s not good enough that I’ve got to go down there very couple of years to deal with some clerk that’s so irritated that she needs to do her job that she makes it her personal goal to ruin my day as well.  It’s not good enough that once every two years I’ve got to take time out … Continue reading

‘Saw’ – Horror Hasn’t Looked So Good In Years

Saw (2004)

Now before you get all on my case about this movie review being 5 years too late let me give you a bit of background… I don’t watch nearly as many movies as I used to.  At least I don’t watch them right when they come out.  The wife and I haven’t seen a movie in the last 15 years that we both like so it’s very rare that we rent anything.  My kids are … Continue reading

Chewie’s Review of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’

X3 - X-Men The Last Stand

I’ll preface this review by stating that I’m a huge X-Men fan and have been for quite a while.  This movie originally came out in 2006 and was directed by Brett Ratner.  The flick was written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn.  I also want to preface this by saying that I’m writing this after my second viewing of the movie.  I saw it once right as it came out and I just watched it … Continue reading

Chewie’s Review of ‘Transformers’

Transformers (2007)

OK…  I will take this step by step and keep this mostly spoiler free (in case you haven’t seen this flick yet).  Please keep in mind that I saw this in a DLP theater so it was essentially like watching a high definition version of the movie. First off… This is NOT a kids movie.  Yeah yeah yeah, I know that it’s based on the kids toys from the early 80’s but this is a … Continue reading

Diet Pop, Soda, Pepsi, Etc.

Diet Pepsi Dispenser

OK.  Some people call it soda, some call it pop, some call it Pepsi, others still call it a soft drink.  Just so we’re clear, I’m talking about the stuff that comes in a can/bottle that’s oh so refreshing. So here’s my question — what the hell’s so damn bad about it?  I’ve seen the emails about how it eats through bolts and can get blood off the highway.  I’m not referring to that.  Why … Continue reading

Email Pet Peeves

Email Is Here To Stay

Email is here to stay.  We all get hundreds of emails on a daily basis so I’m not going to bother ranting about how I hate it and I wish it would go away.  That being said, I do have a couple of pet peeves that I’ll point out and stand up on the soapbox for a couple of minutes and bitch about. 1. The “Reply To All” button. Folks, if you get an email … Continue reading

It’s A Sad Day Wrestling Fans – Jake Has Been Snakebit

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

I’ve been a wrestling fan for probably 25 years now.  I’ve watched the WWF, WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW and a whole bunch of others that are too crappy to mention (GLOW anyone???).  One of my all-time favorite wrestlers is Jake “The Snake” Roberts.  He was never the biggest or baddest in the ring and he never won a major title (at least that I can remember).  But he was the best damn performer that I … Continue reading

Chewie’s Review of ‘The Dark Knight’

The Dark Knight

Wow.  Just wow.  Pip had been on my ass for quite a while to see The Dark Knight and I have to say that for the first time in a long time a movie finally lived up to the expectations that I had for it.  I went to see this late one Monday evening.  I stuck around the house long enough to put G down for the night so Amanda would be stuck with both of … Continue reading

This Is Brilliant!

Jib Jab - Time For Some Campaigning

I’m not big on political stuff simply because I have YET in my time on Earth run across an argument that has ended in someone changing their mind.  Politics and religion are fun to talk about but don’t kid yourself into thinking that you’re going to be able to change someone’s opinion. That being said, this is video from JiBJab is hilarious!  Enjoy! http://sendables.jibjab.com/originals/time_for_some_campaignin

A Movie That Did Not Disappoint – ‘Vantage Point’

Vantage Point

When I first saw this flick back in February of 08 I said that it very well may end up being the “best movie of the year” in my opinion.  Well it didn’t quite get there (as The Dark Knight definitely stole that show) but it was DAMN close in the end. This was an absolutely incredible movie!  A great way of telling the story with some great actors turning in outstanding performances.  While this … Continue reading