Saturday, July 29, 2006

Top 50 Movie Endings...EVER?

It's a big undertaking, but has tried to make a big, fat, juicy list of the best movie endings ever.

I agree with a lot of it, but where are the little gems like Secret Window, Layer Cake, and heck - even American Psycho was left off the list (Probably due to the inclusion of A Clockwork Orange...Alex DeLarge and Patrick Bateman are like the Ashley Judd and Charlize Theron of "ultraviolent" sin-ema. There really is NO proof that they're not the same person.

That said, take a few moments to peruse the list here, and let me know what you think back here.

See you in the funny pages...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The "What The?!?" Award of The Week

Yes. Ok. This is a bit late. But in fairness, I've been watching this video for a while (usually while taking a time more consistent with what most of you would call lunch).

Tunak Tunak!

Monday, July 24, 2006



That's really all I've got to say after seeing this picture, and watching Popoholic's crappy video from San Diego.

Thank goodness for Sam Raimi and his reverence toward Spidey. Singer, take notes will ya? No Spider-Boy, here.

Between Spidey 3, Transformers, and the next installement of Pirates - I may need to look for a job at the cinema - or at least dust off the old student ID for discount tickets.

See you in the funny pages...

Oh, right - and props to Popoholic for the break...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Things found in the basement

While cleaning out the boiler room of my house this morning, I came across this delightful trinket.

Not only did this make me long for the days of yesteryear (Trivial Pursuit over the headsets, football on the dock, "full timers") - but it also forced me to realize one pseudo-highly-important thing (well...almost), like Shakira said: "Whenever, wherever" - it's TRU-4-life.

It still remains to be seen if this is a blessing, or a curse.

See you in the funny pages...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The "What The?!?" Award of The Week

This week's "What The?!?" goes out to Pirates 2. Not only did this movie keep me thoroughly engrossed and entertained for the whole 2.5 hours, but it did so without ever once making me wish that movies still had intermissions.

So why the "What The?!?", you ask?

Here's the skinny, folks. I liked this movie MORE than Superman Returns. That's right. The comic book geek inside me notwithstanding, Pirates 2 was a better flick.

So again, "What The?!?". As in, after all this time waiting for Big Blue to bow, the film about eyepatches, dead-men's chests, and Johnny Depp wins out?

Does this statement un-make me as a fanboy? Am I to be banished to the Pit of Carkoon, and held at the mercy of Sarlacc? (that statement alone should be enough for my atonement)

And who the hell cares about Jessica Biel's hair, anyway?

See you in the funny pages...

And Short-Cuts For All!

In what is, like, TOTALLY the most controversial news in, like, a wicked long time. Super-hottie Jesse Biel has cut her hair!

I'm not, like, really sure how I feel about this. But, like, maybe she just needed a change?

You GO, girl!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

For the Cyber-Stalker in all of us...

That's right folks. Not only can you do the whole American Pie thing and use your webcam for less than honorable endeavors, but now you can spy on your neighbors too!

Using this little trinket you can bridge that 20' gap between you and the Girl-Next-Door's window with the the click of your mouse, and a scroll of your...wheel.

Laptop: $1,400.

USB webcam with telescoping lens: $26.

Finding out the Girl-Next-Door is into cardio stripping: priceless...

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Man of The Moment

I'd like to take a moment to introduce a new weekly feature from The Rebel Yell: The Man of The Moment Award.

This award is sure to draw the ire of critics and fanboys alike, and as The Rebel Yell loves to stir the proverbial pot, we're going to kick off this weekly dig by awarding the first "Man of The Moment" Award to Mr. Eyebrows-of-Power himself, Peter Gallagher.

Gallagher earns this honor through no fault of his own, but rather by having uttered one of the most memorable lines in the litany of 1990s cinema (in this movie).

So tell me, you like getting nailed by the king?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

"10 Best Places To Hang Out Once You’ve Lost Your Job"

The title really does say it all, but here's the link to the actual list:

Top 10

Among my personal favorites are #9: College Campuses, #6 In Back of Chinese Restaurants, & the inevitable #5: Train Bathrooms.

Make certain to check back as I explore this list from #10 all the way to #1. I promise to try and blog live on location at least once. maybe from #2.

Thanks for reading. This blog entry has been brought to you by the letter "S" & the number "10"

See you in the funny pages...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Good News and Bad News

On the one hand there's this. Yep. It looks like it's finally going to happen. And as long as Sir Sean is in, so am I.

Then on the flipside is this tasty morsel. Honesly Sly, why?

Monday, July 10, 2006

The "What The?!?" Award of the week.

As is usually the case, the World Cup Final yesterday was not without controversy. In an uncharacteristically brutal move, Zinedine Zidane used his cleanly shaven noggin to strike an Italian player's chest.

This is certainly not unheard of, but c'mon Z. With 2 minutes left to play in the World Cup Final, with 2 minutes left to play in your storied career, what the hell were you thinking?

Shame on you, Zinedine - you've turned a long time fan into a disheartened has-been...something you're sure to understand more about as you exit the world soccer stage.

This has been your "What The?!?" award of the week.

The first day of the rest of my life.

Here it is. The inevitable end to the best run I've had these few short years of mine.

"Laid off" sounds like such a dirty pair of words, full of bad connotations and ill-will, that I'm hesitant to use the phrase. How about "said so long" or "see you soon"?

In any event, today is the first day of my pseudo-retirement, and as such I think it important that I make note of my intentions:

1) Drive cross country. (details to follow in further posts)

2) While driving cross country, write. Maybe do the writing on the breaks I take from driving - even though I can probably steer with one hand and type with the other...or maybe I should get me a nifty little speech-to-text tool?

3) While writing, actively pursue avenues to publishing and distribution of said written works.

4) "Explore my opportunities" / "Find My self" (no that's not a typo)

5) wash. rinse. repeat.

Whew. So there they are. 5 objectives to guide me on this summer of living dangerously.

See you in the funny pages...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Daytime Drama - July 7th 2006

Godfather-inspired throw pillows
(yes, you know exactly where this is going).

Breakdancing with Mr. T

Jessica Alba's audition for the part of Elvira.

How to talk like a pirate.

World Cup 2006
(not many care, but those that do - do quite a bit...)

What my friends are saying...

My sometimes co-worker, now my friend has awarded the title "Silliest USB Gadget EVER!!!" to this nifty little piece of USB-powered goodness.

But ay, here's the rub...can you really love a USB-pig, if it doesn't dance?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The "What The?!?" Award of The Week:

This week's "What The?!?" goes to Swiss mouse manufacturer Pat Says Now (and for the assist).

Now I'm as keen on cool USB stuff as the next guy, but is this really the only thing left for folks to come up with?

What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Keira Knightley. 'Nuff said.

This is one of the rare occasions where I'm going to call attention to a celeb I tend to think highly of: Keira Knightley.

Keira at the premier of Pirates II