A couple weeks ago, Joseph shared a link with me from a Grantland post about the upcoming Harmony Korine film, Spring Breakers. I was instantly curious about the film and decided to do a little research. Who is this Harmony Korine guy that apparently people have actually heard of? What is this Spring Breakers movie? Well good people, the following is my journey into Spring Breakers and Harmony Korine. Buckle up, because this is an absurd ride. Read more
We’ve all been there. Mocking our friends or family who still use Internet Explorer. Who still uses that? It’s still an option? Haven’t we all moved on in our internet browser exploration to the Safari or the Firefox? Well, Microsoft isn’t done yet. They’re not going down without a fight. After going into the wilderness, they’ve re-emerged and they’re funnier, more self-deprecating, and according to friends who have explored (no pun intended… not really anyways) the new Windows and other offerings, Microsoft may just have a comeback left in them. If these commercials are any indicator, I like their chances.
Today I’d like to introduce a new portion of The Wise Guise that I really hope you guys enjoy and support. With all of the negative news that we consume on a regular basis, I think it’s important that we also make an effort to seek out stories that brighten our days. This is a story I found a couple of months ago and wanted to use in a blog post, but I could never decide what direction to take it in. I liked the idea of us sharing inspirational human stories on our blog after Joseph’s piece. I hope you enjoy this and I want to encourage you to submit other positive stories for us to share! If you have a good story that you want us to use, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
My journey back to being an occasional pro wrestling fan has been well-documented here at The Wise Guise. First, when my little brother-in-law arrived from South Africa, The Rock returned to WrestleMania and The Undertaker went for his 20th win to stay undefeated at WrestleMania, I caught up on what had happened in wrestling since I’d last watched a decade ago. Then, I couldn’t resist watching again when so many of the top WWE superstars competed in Money in the Bank ladder matches. That prompted me to write my first Wolfpac Recap, a wrestling recap done by a former fan who loved the nWo Wolfpac and doesn’t really know much about who each wrestler is or the story lines. Since then, Alex Beene of The Wise Guise has discussed how relevant WWE still is in 2013.
*Wolfpac Recap Disclaimer: I don’t have much knowledge about wrestling. Other than my experience following pro-wrestling from 1998-2000 and what my 12-year-old brother-in-law Aphiwe tells me, my only other knowledge comes from 5 minute stints of looking things up on Wikipedia, reading The Masked Man’s columns on Grantland.com, and skimming WWE.com summaries.**
The previews for next week’s double feature of The Bachelor were, as usual, far more interesting than the show itself. They featured a hypothermic ambulance ride, tears (naturally), and girls going nuts. Just a great way to start off a week. This week was BLEH as usual, but with so many idiotic people being filmed at the same time, there’s still a few shining moments.
First, Sean’s one-on-one, where he jet-set to Joshua Tree with Selma, a terrifyingly small Iraqi chick whose boobs were precariously close to bouncing out of her shirt the whole time. We couldn’t look away!
Busty Muslim. (From her ABC Bio page)
From the moment ‘Django Unchained’ was announced, I kept coming back to the same thought in my head of an ingredient in the filmmaking recipe that would cause controversy: the use of the highly touted “n-word.” Knowing the style of Quentin Tarantino, the racially charged term was sure to arise. Just how would the U.S. media react?
The answer: as usual, completely idiotic. No sooner than word got out from the first screening of the “n-word’s” heavy and frequent use in the film did we start to see dozens of stories pop up online, on television and in print questioning the prominent inclusion of the phrase once commonly used in our slavery-ridden nation. The freak out was in full force. My greatest fears for the film had been realized, and I worried the controversy would affect the commercial reception of Tarantino’s western. Read more
This post was written after viewing the movie, Dead Poets Society. If you do not want to spoil the movie before seeing it for yourself, it is recommended that you read this after viewing one of the best movies of all time.
Watching movies is a particular past-time that I thoroughly enjoy. Good movies, anyway. Recently, I had the opportunity to re-watch a movie that I am quite fond of - Dead Poets Society. Being one of my favorite movies, it captured all of my attention and had me thinking about it well after the credits rolled. Actually, this time, I saw a new side of the story.
Shortly after my wife Katelyn and I married we embarked on a journey together with the lovely folks of Dillon, TX. We were there for the wins, the losses, the divorces, the job changes, the births, the break-ups, the deaths, the murders, and the championships that comprised what is maybe the best show of the 2000s, Friday Night Lights. Since both of us worked and had other obligations that required our time, we managed to drag out five seasons of greatness over the span of about 10 months. * Read more
Oh boy! The Bachelor this week featured all kinds of goodies for our eyes and our ears. Per usual, the show remained inane and void of any tolerable content, but due to its predictability and redundancy, there’s plenty to write about!
Sean obviously took WhiteLesley on his first one-on-one this week, taking her to the Guinness World Records Store? Museum? Restaurant? Dungeon? To break the record for the “World’s Longest On Screen Kiss.” It sort of seems like a roundabout way of eschewing sexual assault, but apparently the record is something like, three and a half minutes, which inspired hope in all high schoolers who spend the majority of Friday nights making out in their basements.
Longest Kiss looks like CHILD’S PLAY (from Hollywood Life)
As you may or may not have read in my post “Letter to My Wife”, I am making it my own personal goal to see my Memphis Grizzlies play in every away arena in the NBA.
I have already knocked out Oklahoma City and Boston, so this past week I made the trek down to Dallas to see them take on Dirk Nowitizki and the Mavs. Read more