Posts Tagged ‘Movie’

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The Street? (no) The Avenue? (still not right) The ROAD!

October 9, 2009

the road

Here’s a little back story on how I got to this book.  My friend Chris and I were talking about movies coming up we’d like to see and he mentioned seeing a trailer for “The Road.”  You can view the trailer HERE.  The trailer looks pretty damn good, I can say that I’m genuinely excited to see it.  So probably a few months go by from when I saw the trailer until I decided to pick up the book to read.  I had just finished reading Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” which was an amazing book, highly recommend it, and I decided to pick up “The Road” afterwards in anticipation of the movie.  I will tell you now that this is one of the most poorly written books I have ever read in my life.  I mean really, I don’t know how this guy has written so many award winning books.  Actually I’m assuming they win awards I don’t know for sure, at least two of his books have been made into movies, No Country For Old Men being the other one that I’m aware of.  The writing style of this book is something akin to a 3rd grader dumping his thoughts out onto a piece of paper for a book report, and then going back over it with a thesaurus and changing every possible word they can to something that sounds intelligent and will likely not be known by a person of above average intelligence (which I consider myself to be.)  My favorite thing to say about this book when people ask me about is that “The author should be charged with reckless use of a thesaurus in an attempt to sound intelligent and magnanimous.”

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Steve Wiebe is my Hero

December 17, 2007

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It takes a certain kinda guy to stand in the face of adversity while a conspiracy unfolds around him.  It takes another kinda guy to not even realize that he has walked into a conspiracy even though he’s become a mortal enemy… if that makes any sense.

You see that guy up there?  The one right up at the top of this post?  That’s Steve Wiebe (Wee-Bee).   I just watched King of Kong for the first time the other day and I gotta say… wow.  I suddenly feel like cap’n cool next to most of the guys in that movie/documentary.

The gist, a guy is totally full of himself because he set the worlds record for highest score in Donkey Kong back in 1982 and up until 2005 it hadn’t been beaten.  Enter Steve Wiebe, guy was layed off from work and found himself with alot of time on his hands.  What does he do to pass the time?  He plays Donkey Kong.

I don’t want to ruin it for you but lets just say the guy is a contender for the title.  The journey he goes through, simply to just prove to himself that he can do something he set out to do, it’s nothing short of amazing.  To see the care free stride he takes in it all compared to the guys who live and breathe their high scores, it’s just amazing.  I highly recommend this movie.  Must see.