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Complaints and Grievances. OT

 

In this day and age of no football there is a lot to complain about.  Normally, I am a pretty optimistic guy on this site. However, given the lack of CBA signing from the players and owners, I have been getting a little cranky.

Every once in awhile on Arrowhead Pride I experience a nuisance that drives me crazy, and I wanted to find out if I am the only one.  Truly, it is a slap in the face, and it just totally defeats your confidence in what you have just created.

Of course I am talking about when you are responding to a post... You words are creative, and you are already counting the recs that you are going to receive for your bold wisdom and humor.  As you are finishing up your comment you are picturing it green'd and imagining what retorts you are going to get from the AP alum (Okay, no one really does that.)  Or maybe you have just spent 10-20 minutes typing out a HMills size lengthy reply, something informative and straight from the heart, that you would never want to type out again.

Then suddenly your finger touches the keyboard wrong, the mouse is knocked on the laptop, or your phone shut offs. Your comment is lost.  There is no back button, you didn't safe copy it just in case, it is just gone, vanished, Chris Chambersed' if you will.

Now you have a degrading choice to make.

1.) Do you go with your anger and just say screw it, it wasn't important anyway. (sniffle, sniffle)

2.) Do you suck it up and try to retype your masterpiece, knowing it will not be the same, because you can't remember every word of your awesomeness, and it is in brutal futile, that you will try and make it verbatim to its former glory.

Stuff like that really gets to me some days.

The fact that there is still no agreement is driving me crazy too.  I need free agency, it would be nice to have some new material about the Chiefs.  However, more than that, I just want to know who is going to be filling out this Dynasty roster and watch some football.

Until then, here are some things that drive me crazy.

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Every now and then you want to see a movie.  To remedy this you may stop at a RedBox in order to get some entertainment for the evening.  Two things can happen at the Box to cause discomfort.  The first being that you are standing in line waiting for a movie and you have to wait in line with odd people.  If you are standing outside in 100 degree weather waiting for people to pick their selection, it can be a sweaty drag anxiously waiting for them to stop jabbering about life, get their copy of Gnomeo and Juliet and get the heck out of your way.

On the other side of things, once you get to the front of the Red line. It seems like it always happens that you get some creepy person like me staring at your neck with a hurry the 'F' up look on their face.  So this makes you hurry in your movie selection process, or at least it does me.  It doesn't matter where you are either: McDonalds, Price Chopper, 7 Eleven or the airport.  Getting rushed to pick out a movie sucks.

In either situation, if you just randomly start barking, it tends to give you some space.  Doesn't matter how you bark either.  You can bark like this gal from Coming to America:

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Either like a normal dog or a big dog, and it should give you a few inches of space...  Just a tip.

Bad Movies, TV Shows and Commercials.

Seriously, this just keep getting worse and worse.  We talk about the NFL being a bunch of greedy people that make easy money and then complain about it not being enough.  It is to the point where they have to threaten the stoppage of the sport from even happening now.

That has not happened in the entertainment field yet lately (writers strike doesn't count.)  However, I wouldn't mind if it did.  Everything is a remake, repeat or unoriginal piece of garbage these days.  It is sickening to think that very well educated, high paid people are sitting inside conference rooms coming up with terrible idea, after terrible idea.

Surely the executives at some of these companies watch what they put out there.  It has to happen right?  It can't all be focus groups of the same oversunned Raider/Charger fans.  Or can it?

So what sent me over the edge today, movie wise?  This (scroll down to find)

 

That ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Is Finally Happening, and Diablo Cody Is Lending a Hand.

But as Entertainment Weekly notes, fans of the original trilogy will probably be OK with whomever is writing or directing the remake just as long as Bruce Campbell comes back. Which is almost definitely not going to happen. Those may be the toughest shoes to fill, for even though Campbell has never been a big Hollywood star, he's a huge star in the world of B-movies. Picking his replacement will be the surest indicator of what sort of audience the producers will be targeting for this remake. If it's Nathan Fillion, they're going straight cult crowd. If it's someone our parents have heard of, they actually think they've got a huge hit on their hands.

 

My god... why? 

Money is answer the Blinders.  Evil Dead will make money.  I have no problem with that answer.  What I do have a problem with is them raping and pillaging some of my favorite movie franchises in terrible remakes, and not even doing it right.

Friday the 13th

Nightmare On Elm Street

Alien

Predator

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Saw 499,987,797,394,793,749,279,437 (the original was actually a decent movie.)

If you are going to remake a cult classic, do it justice.  That is all that I ask.  Don't change Freddy's nose so he looks like freaking Voldemort.  Don't make the Predator an Eygptian Sun God that lives in a Pyramid in Antarctica. 

Now they are going to mess with Evil Dead, without including Ash in a starring role (cries inside.)  It will make money, but it will be god awful.

That is incredibly sad to me, because I have been wanting another Evil Dead since Army of Darkness, and now it will be a crappy remake in idea bankrupt Hollywood.

Hollywood spends millions on movies.  Look at this list:

1 Cleopatra 1963 $320m $44m[3]
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 $318m $300m[3][6][nb 2]
3 Titanic 1997 $274m $200m[1][24][25]
4 Spider-Man 3 2007 $273m $258m (official)[1]
5 Tangled 2010 $260m $260m[7][8][9][10]
6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 $256m $250m[11][12]
7 Waterworld 1995 $252m $175m[3][51][52]
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 $245m $225m[3][15][nb 2]
9 Avatar 2009 $243m $237m (official)[13][nb 3]
10 King Kong 2005 $233m $207m[19][20][21]
Spider-Man 2 2004 $233m $200m[26][27]
12 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 $230m $225m (official)[14]
13 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 $229m $210m[16][17]
14 Superman Returns 2006 $228m $209m (official)[18][nb 4]
15 Wild Wild West 1999 $224m $170m[63][64]
16 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 $205m $200m (official)[22]
2012 2009 $205m $200m (official)[23]
Terminator Salvation 2009 $205m $200m[30][31]
19 Quantum of Solace 2008 $204m $200m[28][29]
20 Troy 2004 $203m $175m (official)[50]
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 $203m $170m[65][66][67][nb 5]
22 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 $202m $180m[45][46][47]
23 Toy Story 3 2010 $200m $200m[32][33]
24 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 $195m $195m[34][35][36][37]
25 The Golden Compass 2007 $191m $180m (official)[43][44]
26 Superman 1978 $190m $55m[105

Some of these movies are great, but my point is that they can spend 205 Million dollars on a crappy movie like Revenge of the Fallen without using like 1 million of that to make sure that it has the best script possible.

Really?

Hire 25-30 young talented writers, put them in a room with the script and lock them in there until it isn't terrible.  Instead of wasting money giving robots CGI testes, they could have used it to make the plot and dialogue better.  

The same holds true with Commercials and TV Shows.

They keep rehashing the same ideas over and over again.  Give us something new and unique TV. That isn't a reality contest, a sequel to a popular show in a different city, or a remake of a classic TV show.  In ten years, I don't want to be watching the new Mash, Cheers, Married with Children and Gilliligan's Island because these people can't get a clue. Hawaii 5.0 2.0 my HDTV's ass... 

Hey American car companies.  You know why you are in the toilet.  You spend all your money on advertising in the Super Bowl and prime-time TV shows.  Here is a tip!!!  Make my brakes work when it is rainy outside GM.  Instead of paying to have Tiger Woods and Eminem to cruise the streets in your rides, pay your engineers to make sure my transmission will be good at 150,000 miles with proper care.

Car advertising is simple.  Show us the car and the price.  I don't need to see it molesting the city streets along side some Zebras in slow motion to buy a mini van.  Just show me a pic of the van, and the price.  I don't need a narrator and 3D rain drops hitting a car driving on a 90 degree mountain side to get me to buy it.  Just the Make, Model and Price.  If you quit wasting money on ads, you can sell the cars cheaper, sell more cars.  Heck, you may even make a profit to not have to loan money from the government to fly around in your private planes. That is all.

Do any of these car commercials make anyone want to by a car?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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