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Why all the Hate for Terminator Salvation?

For one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Terminator Salvation seems like it will do poorly on opening day, the 21st of May which is actually tomorrow. As many people stay in line outside the movie theatres waiting to see the latest movie in The Terminator franchise, many more seem to be put off from the movie by critic reviews. It seems as if McG the director of the film blew the biggest chance to thrust his career into stardom with this movie. From what it seems, all fans of the franchise will be very, very disappointed with the fourth installment which will be anticipated as the worst terminator movie, even surpassing the failure that is T3 (even though I liked that movie).

Movie critics who have already seen advanced screenings of the movie have panned it saying that this movie is all action but no acting. All the actors in the movie seemed to be pretty bad the material they had to work out of was very lousy. Many fans of Christian Bale will probably be disappointed by his portrayal of John Conner and how the character somehow developed a slight British accent over fourteen years. From the reviews I read that were on the Rotton Tomatoes website, the only saviour of this film is Sam Worthington who plays Marcus Wright but unfortunately his internal struggle of what he actually is (man or machine) does not do the movie justice. Christian Bale was supposed to be pinnacle of this movie but apparently the special effects are. The special effects team, the artists, and the original designer of The Terminator (I forgot his name) all did a great job with the special effects. Unfortunately they can only do so much to mask the crappy acting in T4.

Fortunately, I do not give a crap about what the movie critics say about this movie. I do not care that the Rotten Tomatoes rating is thirty-seven percent (37%). I am a fan of The Terminator franchise even though I did not see a single episode of the Sarah Conner Chronicles. I’ve seen all three movies oh so many times; too many to count. Well I’ve actually only seen the first movie twice because I only watch these movies when they air on television. It is weird because I have DVD/VHS copies sitting on my shelf. I might watch the Sarah Conner Chronicles when the DVD boxset for the last season comes out because I just found out Summer Glau is the new terminator…and she’s hot! Come to think of it, I’m not really a fan of the franchise at all. Either way, I’m still going to watch Terminator Salvation and the negative ratings the movie has gotten will not deter me from spending my hard earned fifteen dollars.

If you do not want to waste your money on this ‘crap’ movie because of the negative reviews it has gotten, you my friend must stop listening to those reviews and decide for yourself whether or not you really want to see it. Everyone has different tastes and differing opinions on what criteria makes a movie very astounding. If you are a hardcore fan or you have decided you REALLY WANT to see this movie, then go see it. If you are one of those people who still have not decided if they want to see it or not…then wait until aXXo puts a DVD rip of it out in the next six months. OOPS, I mean wait until the DVD/Blu Ray of the movie comes out onto the shelves of Blockbuster (If the company is still alive by then) or comes out on Netflix and then you can spend a measley seven/eight bucks on it which is half of what it costs to go watch it in the theatre. If you have doubts on wanting to see this movie and you still can not decide then wait another six months, it will do you good. Otherwise, go watch the dam movie already and suffer the consequences after. If you do not want to watch this movie, good! Fox will not get a portion of your hard earned money. You should save it up and put it in the bank and let that interest grow and by the time the movie comes out on video, use that money to pay for your internet bill.

The Degradation of FML

Maxime Valette and Guillaume Passaglia have a lot to thank to the unfortunate people who get fucked over day after day and like to vent out their depressed thoughts. Of course we are talking about the up and start website, fMyLife which has become a global sensation solely because we all want to have that feeling that no matter how bad our day is, there is at least someone else who has it worse. Or we just want to laugh at other people’s misfortunates. Give or take, these two reasons are pretty much why it has become so popular. The website is actually an English version of the French website, VieDeMerde created by the same people. The website launched in January 2008 but lately it has become a huge hit as more and more people begin to discover other people’s misfortune. Of course I am a fan of the website because the posters’ submissions are hilarious. The website has reached its peak in early 2009 and I am pretty sure it is due to Facebook. Not that many people knew what FML meant but as the website became more popular it has become the next LMAO. Its biggest push was when a fan page was created for it and afterward, it spread like wildfire.

Back then though, the stories which some were probably fake were very good and hilarious. These days, the website has degraded to a form of unimaginative stories which are probably all true nowadays since they suck so much. What happened to FML? The stories people had were so good, but now the stories reaching the front page don’t even get a sound out of me. The website has a section to moderate the FML submissions but, what the hell have these moderators slumped down too. It’s come to a point where

“Today, I was taking the AP Biology exam. It’s strictly timed, yet my proctor spent 30 minutes (a third of the time we have) talking about his sexual relationship with his wife, who was also proctoring. I don’t know how I did on the test, but I now know my proctor had erectile dysfunction. FML”

Yea, that’s truly an FML moment. Oh man good for you knowing that your proctor has ED. That is a terrible FML. What happened to the days where people were submitting stories of them being dumped and getting kicked while down? I remember that FML where the guy paid for his girlfriend’s pay as you go phone for text messaging just to get dumped. That’s sad, and hilarious at the same time! That’s a good FML.

I better finish this article so I can watch the season finale of House or else FML.

I Caught Swine Flu…my Dad Said

Last weekend I had dinner with my family in pretty much an entire year. It was my idea that we all go out for sushi. As cheap as my parents are, they decided to go to the all you can eat sushi restaurant down the street instead of going to the really good one that is a half hour drive away. You would think it is because of the fact that the restaurant is down the street from us AND that it is an all you can eat restaurant but no, it is because they found a coupon that gives you fifteen percent off your entire meal. As we got to the restaurant and managed to beat the rush, we sat down and ordered our food. We ordered spicy tuna roles, california rolls, oyster rolls, cucumber rolls, spider rolls, love rolls, spicy salmon rolls, beef udon, miso soup, and fried smelt fish. The sushi was not the best but it definitely was not the worst but it really sucked when a lot of the rolls kept on falling apart while grabbing them with our chopsticks. Apparently my family can tell the difference between ohtoro (best quality) and toro (recycled fish) tuna/salmon when eating sushi but I can not. I really do not care about it though as I can barely taste the difference. My palette is not as well developed as theirs’ are and I am not motivated to develop it at all. Everything was good and fun and we were able to get back home right before Prison Break started which was SO COOL! Unfortunately, the next day was dreadful. I woke up with the runs and when I went to the washroom, there was no remorse for the toilet! I could tell I came down with a sudden case of diarrhea because when I went, it sounded like I was taking a long and THUNDEROUS piss; so loud that it woke my parents up. Haha no but it would be funny, actually more embarassing if that did actually happen. For the rest of the day, I felt like throwing up but my urge to vomit was not paramount which is a good thing because we were shopping. That could have been a great FML though. I barely ate anything that entire day and even when I came back home I had to take a ‘thunderous piss’ again which was even LOUDER hahaha. Obviously I came down with a case of food poisoning which I find hard to believe because no one else in my family came down with it. I also had burgers with my siblings earlier that day and neither of them got sick so it could not have been the burgers. The other possibility was the oyster sushi and the spicy tuna sushi. I was the only one to eat those pieces of sushi because no one else liked them. It might have been the spicy tuna because the oysters in the oyster sushi were fried. They may not have been thoroughly cooked though.
Forty eight hours after my ordeal, I was still FREAKING SICK with food poisoning. I was supposed to go have lunch with my grandparents but last last minute, I had to go back home because it got worse. My parents actually thought I had the flu but they still wanted me to have lunch with our grandparents which I think is stupid. They thought I had the flu and they still wanted me to have lunch with my grandparents in which I could potentially pass it on to them and kill them because of their weaker immune systems. It was not so bad as we were travelling to lunch, but then right when my dad turns into the parking lot, he hits a big pothole and I almost threw up all over the car. We drove half an hour to the restaurant, only to turn back once we hit the parking lot. When I got back home, the thunder came back and I thinkwe need a new toilet…haha no. Everything was better the rest of the day as I fell asleep in my bed and woke up the next morning; I had slept for 14 hours, a new record.

When Monday came, all my parents could think was that I caught the H1N1 virus, the swine flu. They kept on asking me if any of my friends went to Mexico during spring break and I repeatedly kept on telling them, “I DON’T KNOW.” If it was the swine flu, then I could have caught it from anyone in any of my classes and I can tell you, I do not know everyone in my classes so it will be very hard to pinpoint just from that.

As I write this entry now into my blog, I still have not fully recovered from my ordeal at the sushi restaurant. I think the food poisoning translated to stomach flu which has no translated to a sore throat and a build up of mucus. I actually might think it is the flu and in any case I will have to get the shot but I am actually recovering and feeling better now…except when I eat. Everytime I eat, I get full really, really fast. I kid you not I used to chow down medium sized pizzas in one sitting but I tried it earlier this week and I could only get through two slices before I was stuffed. Everytime I eat food, there is a build up of gas and I get full really fast. An hour later, the thundering piss comes in. Actually it’s more like thundering wind (if you get my ‘drift’. Double pun definitely intended).