Its been a sad season for MM. No MS Paints.. No nothing. 1st shift plus child makes it almost impossible. I want to apologize to my 4 readers who pay attention to the blog. The season hasn't really inspired anything... for me to want to ms paint. Saying that I have watched every play this season and still stand behind this team.
The fire has risen for sure around Hoke's neck and this team. It just been a complete mess and putting AL aside, I have a terrible feeling that the leadership on this team isn't very good or the locker is so split with lots of younger guys that they just don't get along. I can't see how a team who likes each other could play so terrible. I've been on teams that had talent but didn't get along and the results were similar. I can only hope the guys grow in the locker room and get it together for 2014.
Now Al. I really never call for people to be fired since I know they want to win and have families(I didn't even call to fire Rich) but Al has got to go. Its just poison now. Play action on 2 and 12 is just the tip of the iceberg. Not giving your QB a chance to check out of 11 dudes in the box because there is 2 seconds on the play call just shows me you have a lack of competence. I could go on.
Al will be gone. Brandon IMO won't give Hoke even the chance to keep him. Brandon knows football and he knows the things he sees are just embarrassing. From the rushing numbers to the offensive looking like a deer in the head lights.Its over. Al Borges will be fired.
Saying that... As for today.
"Michigan will destroy Columbus and then, when it is done and Columbus is ashes, then you have my permission to die Ohio"
Dark Crystal-Jim Hansen at his best. Dark and scary. This movie will freak out any 8 year old. Melting vulture faces anyone?
The Chipmunks Adventure-The best Chipmunk cartoon in my book. Balloon race around the world gets real when the Chipmunks find out they are just moving diamonds and cash for some bitch.
The Secret of NIMH-Creepy movie by Don Bluth. It has very adult tones and the science lab scene is intense. Plus a sweet medallion is used to help the mom Mrs.Brisby.
An American Tale-Classic movie that is just a fun ride with a great singing mouse.
Mr.Boogedy-This was on TV in 1986 and was made by Disney. It was scary as hell but I loved it. So much in fact I broke the vhs watching it so much. Hanover became Boogedy after killing a woman who turned him down, her young son and himself. I am pretty sure this movie was the reason I slept with my parents from age 4-6.
Big-Kid becomes a man with a wish. Keeps the lights on when hes about score as a 12 year old man... Whats not to like? Not a kids movie but who cares?
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure-You get a history lesson and surfer talk all in one place. I even made the time machine out of a box and walked in our towns parade as Ted.
Uncle Buck-This guy is cooking our garbage..
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II-I thought this was the best thing when I was a kid but now not so much. I was blinded by Vanilla Ice and Super Shredder.
10. Masters of the Universe
Ever since this movie I have been telling people "good journey" instead of good bye.
COOL FACT: After the credits Skeletor pops out of the water and says "I'll be back!" Hinting at a 2nd film. Yeah... It never happened.
Hook was just good. Not sure how to explain it. The pacing is perfect. The acting was spot on and Dustin Hoffman was a perfect Hook. Just like in MOTU Dustin steals the show with how good of a Hook he is. As a kid I don't think I expected much but was blown away by scope of the movie.
It has so many great props and not a ton of special effects. If this movie was made today Hook's "hook" would be digital I am sure. It would be just a mess.
Robin Williams does a great Peter Pan and pretty awesome watching him come back around. I used to get chills when Rufio hands over the sword to Peter when he "wakes up". Speaking of Rufio, I was shocked as a kid when he was killed. One of the coolest dudes in the movie is slayed by Hook was shocking for a 10 year old. I just showed this movie to 8-10 year olds at work and they all said "Rufio is coming back...NOW" during the Peter fight with Hook but poor Rufio never showed. They couldn't believe he was really dead.
COOL FACT: David Bowie turned down the role of Hook. Thank god.
8.Return to Oz
Even before we get to Oz, young Dorothy is sent to shock therapy for her dreams of everything from the previous movie. She escapes and gets caught in a flood. She of course wakes up in Oz and everything has gone to hell. She finds everyone frozen in their place and these dudes called the Wheelers who tore up the yellow brick road. They are the creepiest mothers you will find.
COOL FACT: The movie may have flopped here but was a giant hit in Japan.
7.Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
The DVD has a commentary with Pee-Wee and Burton which is really good.
COOL FACT: The dinosaur rest stop has sadly been torn down
6. Flight of the Navigator
Pee-Wee/Paul Reubens voices Max and maybe a bit annoying to grownups but to us kids it was a great touch that made us love the movie even more. He only goes full Pee-Wee after he scans the kids brain.. So it isn't that bad. I am always hoping for a good Blu-Ray release but won't hold my breath.
COOL FACT: Had a hard time finding anything really interesting so here is a cool look at David's NASA room.
5. Never Ending Story
I even did two themed Michigan Never Ending story Michigan MS Paints. One is Roh's eyebrow and the other is Tate fly on Falcor with "Fetuatitus" which was banned from MGBLOG since I made it up.
COOL FACT: Author Michael Ende was unhappy with the film and didn't want his name on the opening credits. A small credit is given to him at the end.
Some of my favorite scenes were Chunk spilling his life story at the blender, Kids breaking the dick off the statue and Chunk flagging down the car. The Nintendo games sucked but the commentary on the DVD is very good as it has pretty much everyone from the cast.
COOL FACT: The pirate ship was in fact a real ship the studio built for the movie. Once the filming was done the studio tried to sell it off to anyone and everyone. They had no takers and so it was dismantled.. ):
The 2nd one I thought was good. More adult tone, serious threat. 3rd one is just garbage and Ralph is like 32 years old and the acting is awful.
COOL FACT: Ralph was 23 years old and playing a 16 or 17 year old! He also got to keep the yellow car and still has it. Oh and his kids name is "Daniel".
2.Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I can still remember sitting in the theater with my mom with a turtle doll that the theater was giving to the first 100 kids. The theater was a buzz. The lights went down and you can feel every kid on the edge of their seat. Hey its foot soldiers! Oh my god there is April O' Neal! She is wearing a yellow rain coat! Then the Turtles save April and you see Raph's eyes as he watches his weapon being picked up April. He mutters "Damn".. SHOCKING! A cuss word right off the bat. Not a big one but wow. Then all you hear is Turtle chatter as they walk down the sewer. The theater at this point was about to burst. Then this title flashes on the screen with Leo jumping into frame!
Five Top Scenes
5.Splinters heart to heart with Raphael
4.When April meets the Turtles/Splinters talk with Daniel
Now the rest of the movie just does it own thing. Splinter is never captured by the Shredder and in the comic its pretty clear the Turtles are used for his revenge on Shredder. But the movie stays true to the tone and that counts for something.
3.April's apartment fight
I loved this final act as a kid and I love it even more after reading the comic. A lot of elements are there. Shredder on a building taking on the Turtles to the death(or so we think). The turtles are of course are cocky at this point and Shredder wipes the floor with them one at a time.
SEPPUKU for honor. Yes it fucked up and awesome all at the same time.
Thanks for reliving my movie childhood!
Last weekend I got a chance to watch Devin Book play three games at the GRCC team camp. Take this report with the smallest grains of salt since it was only three games.
Let me just say the kids size is great. He looked a legit 6'4 and has room to grow. I could easily see his frame finish at 6'5-6'6. He looks the part of a major 5 star prospect. He came late to the event. The competition was alright with East Kentwood(huge school) and some other nice size schools there.
+He is just smooth. Handling the ball is just easy for him. Has a great stride when he runs. Can get to the hoop in very few dribbles.
+He pull up going to his right was great. He seemed most comfortable in his shot going right. Never saw him try and go to left and pull up.
+Vision was outstanding. Found people open all day. Was never selfish. His basketball IQ was great that he would never take a terrible shot and hit the open man. A lot of great high school players take bad shots since they think there always the best option. Even when a player is open. Booker didn't show any of that. He just made the right basketball play.
+Went to the post, didn't have the dominate the ball. Would also play off the wing. Willing to play anywhere on the court.
-Standing jump shot. Didn't make a lot of three balls. Seems like a better shooter off the dribble.
-Post game. He would be in the short corner or in the high post and couldn't convert. BUT I will say he made great back to the basket moves to get a good look. Just couldn't convert(not that he would post up in a coach B system).
-Shoot more. At times he would pass up open looks to drive or find others. Had a Lebron feeling to him that he would rather get others going first. Not always a bad thing but at times its a great open look. Not sure his shot is there yet and just goes back to him wanting to slash more because of it.
+Showed great lateral quickness on smaller players. There was a smaller PG that talked junk to him and all of a sudden he went into lock down mode. The kid pretty much couldn't dribble with out losing it and he was a decent senior PG. He also helped on defense by taking a few shots out of the air on layups. He seem to take pride in defense. He wasn't just waiting to get back to the offensive side.
-A big kid had his way in the post a few times on him but had a lot of weight on him. I doubt that would happen a whole lot in the B10.
+Windmill dunk with ease.
+Beat a kid back on defense who had a free layup to only wipe it out into the stands(at a summer camp..Shows he hates to lose)
+Picked a pocket for a easy two handed slam.
-Talked to much crap for my liking. When he made a great play he made sure to let the defender know about it. Yes you will be playing at Duke or Michigan next year. That kid will be taking Math 101 at GRCC.. You should score. He show great confidence which is good but would cross the line at times for no reason.
He looks like an elite guy. He will be a huge get for Michigan if they can reel him in. Lets hope they do. He spent most his free time with Drake Harris if that means anything.
Not all Michigan items are pretty. Just like babies. On that note make sure to get your Reyn Spooner Michigan Wolverienes Football Rayon Hawaiian Shirt.
$119 for a fake Michigan jersey you buy from a Mejier or in the dudes world a "Ralphs". The seller even says its "authentic". Yes Michigan's past outfitter wasn't Nike... It was Coliseum. Didn't you know?
UPDATE: HERE ONE FOR 12.99! For future buyers.
David Molk Auto Card of him squatting and pointing?
You can put this...
We end with the The Best 90s Michigan flat top ever Auto