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Dude arrested for assaulting man who peed on his rug

CHINESE MAN aka Woo:      Ever thus to deadbeats, Lebowski.    “The Big Lebowski”, 1998

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SAN FRANCISCO — A man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly attacking and seriously injuring another man who had apparently urinated on his carpet in San Francisco’s Bayview District, police said.

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The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for injuries that were initially considered life-threatening. However, he was later upgraded to stable condition, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

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Demarea Barnes, 23, of San Francisco, admitted to knowing the victim and said the fight stemmed from the victim urinating on his carpet instead of in the bathroom, police said.

Barnes was booked into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon….

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No mention of whether or not the dude was employed.

h/t to oddculture.com for the images.

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The Way Way Back: when is the sequel coming out?

waywayThis is a great movie. Find it, see it, and you’ll be glad. You’ll wish it was longer; that is something we never see…almost.
My god…evolution of characters…actual heroes…real life family shit…smart comedy…cultural references: spot the lyrics to “Holding Out for a Hero.”

I didn’t want the summer (in the film) to end. I didn’t want this film to end.

The facts:
Written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Kudos! There should be some Oscar nominations there.
Cast: Faxon and Rash also have roles in the film(Roddy and Louis); good actors. Allison Janney (from West Wing and other stuff) is a treat. Steve Carrell (are we over-exposed yet?) is good as the asshole. Liam James (a young Robbie Benson) is excellent as the protag, though I think the shoulder slump is about two clicks past believable. Kudos to Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, etc)…she should get an Oscar nom for putting some real guts in this film. We even get some Rob Cowdry.

Over the Line, Smokey! rates this film 10 pins:
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a STRIKE.
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…that’s just like, uh… our opinion, man.

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Blade Runner (Final Cut): greatness

BattyA great film from 1982, directed by Ridley Scott and based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, which seems to be viewed as merely a cult/niche work. Really, it is a hybrid action-detective-horror-noir-science fiction-doomsday-end of life-redemption-love story. There are several versions of the film; OTL,S! recommends “Final Cut.” Don’t expect to get a lot out of this film if watch it one eye while you are answering your emails; it takes some attention.

The casting of this film took years and somehow arrived at an ideal group of players. Dustin Hoffman was initially penciled in as the protagonist; that would have been awful. Harrison Ford is very well-suited to the title role, as are the other members of the cast to theirs, including Daryl Hannah, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, William Sanderson, and Joanna Cassidy. The musical score by Vangelis adds greatly to the mood.

One notable high point is Roy Batty’s/Rutger Hauer’s soliquy, near the end of the film:

I’ve… seen things you people wouldn’t believe… [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…*

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A Perfect Getaway: Movie review

perfectgetaway_mThis is a real good action/thriller/outdoor/moderate violence/scenic/psychological/plot-twist flick.

The set-up: Three couples hiking along a remote Hawaiian coast; they learn that somebody killed a young couple on another island. Everyone is a bit on edge. Is the killer(s) among them?
This is one of the most enjoyable movies of the year. The scenery is terrific, and the combination of crazies, suspense, humor, interesting characters, a moderate amount of gore, and plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat. Go see it, you won’t regret it.

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Movie review: Food Inc.

foodincA very good film, makes its points without being dreary; interviews make for some of the best footage. The take home messages: Continue reading

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