Talkin’ ‘Bout Whatever…Summer 2015

Summer 2015…more than half over. Wow. Where did that go? Sometimes I find myself contemplating the speed at which my life is blowing by. It’s amazing and more than a bit scary too. Remember when you were a kid? The summer went on FOREVER. Alas…those days are gone.

So we went to see a couple of real “summertime” movies. JURASSIC WORLD was the continuation of the JURASSIC PARK franchise and as far as I was concerned it was quite entertaining. It was sort of a parody of itself. In the film the woman who is running the deal makes her pitch to investors. She explains that the public wants BIGGER…NASTIER…MORE FEROCIOUS dinosaurs in the park.

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It’s funny because the movie gives us just that. They were bigger, faster, more ferocious and violent than anything we’d seen before. The special effects are awesome and the sound quality is CRAZY! I really liked the film even though the story and ending were quite predictable. Wonder what they’ll dream up next? The second movie we saw was MISSION IMPOSSIBLE : Rogue Nation.

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We’ve seen all the other Tom Cruise Mission Impossible flicks and this one delivered the entertainment same as all of the previous works in this franchise. Special effects – great. Tom Cruise’ acting skills – great. A real shoot em’ up blow em’ up saga but with a cool story and nice twists. I’m not a big fan of Scientology but I like Cruise on the screen. It was a fun diversion for sure.

So The Donald is running away with the polls for Republican Presidential hopefuls.

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Really? Some of the things he has said and done are truly epic in the absurd…but maybe that’s what the right wing public is looking for?  The Republican establishment is being rebuked in a most loud fashion. Trump scores high with everyone but the evangelicals so now he’s cozy-ing up to Ted “I’m gonna shut it all down” Cruz in an effort to woo the Endtimers. That would be some ticket. Can they win the national election? Hell no but the debates would be hilarious! I can hear them telling Mike Huckabee that they go to church more often than he does! And Hillary is still trying to outrun her arrogant email situation. Hey…anyone voting for Bernie Sanders?

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This summer has also brought us the Amazing Mets 2.0. The pitching is young and talented and the moves made by Sandy Alderson seem to be kickin’ things into high gear. Can they win the division? Yes they can. Will they? Who knows but it will be fun watching them try! Seinfelld’s “Cespedes for the rest of us” line was a classic. Too bad the Wilponzies will never shell out the 120 million it will probably take to keep him here for the next 5 or 6 years. If the Yankees were involved, he’d already be signed till 2021 !

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Now this dude has a good job! Has anyone been following the nudie controversy in New York City? Naked, but painted woman, pose with tourists for money. What a concept! Seems harmless enough but it is causing quite a shit stir with both politicians and business owners in the Times Square area. Not sure how I feel about this but I did think it was funny when a politician suggested that if we outlaw female topless-ness then we should outlaw make topless-ness as well. Really ? LOL. Funny how the moral compass of this nation was set by approximately 300 people some 400 years ago. What makes their ideas right and everyone who came after them wrong? In Europe the naked human body is just that. A perfectly normal and natural part of life. I agree with that observation but I don’t think Times Square needs to be parading those naked bodies in the street and certainly not for profit! Having we been there before?

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The JET-GIANT game was downplayed by everyone…the media…the players…the coaches. The game was actually fairly entertaining for a change as the JETS smacked the Giants around pretty good. Probably doesn’t mean much but the Jet offense looked pretty competent and the first team Giant defense not so much. Could this be the end of the Geno Smith era in New York? If Fitzpatrick plays well I wouldn’t be surprised if Geno is backing up the Sanchize in Philly next year. I expect Eli Manning to have a good year and I think both teams have pretty good shots at playoff football.

This summer I discovered my new fave drink…the BEER-ITA. Shot of tequila (Pisco Porton works well too) ½ shot Triple Sec (or Contreau for you hardcore types) 2 ounces approximately of Margarita mix, preferably sweet and lime-y tart and lastly 2 ounces of Landshark lager. Pour over ice cubes in a tall glass. Add a slice of lime if you like. Man this is sooooooo good. Wanna be adventurous? Add 1 ounce of POM pomegranate juice. Refreshing and quite mind altering as well. Don’t drink and drive ! ! ! Hang out in your backyard contemplating the mysteries of your fleeting time. 😉

HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE.

 

 

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