Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Let Me Save You Two Hours

Wow, Godzilla was bad. And not "so bad it's good" either. It's "I want my 2 hours back. What am I doing with my life" bad. I'm going to save you 2 hours and just show you the Honest Trailer instead. It's far and away better than the movie itself.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cheer Up, Buttercup: Goat Edition

This is a super short video that is sure to brighten your day. It always puts a smile on my face. And who can't spare eleven seconds to smile? Wow, that was so horribly cheesy, I feel I must apologize to myself and to the nation. Let's pretend I said something . . . better.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Adventures With Redbox

So the Monopoly game at McDonald's is back, and I won two free Redbox rentals. I decided to rent Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Don't judge me: I love spy thrillers and enjoyed Chris Pine in Star Trek.

First thing they don't tell you, is that if you reserve online, your rental starts that very second. I didn't realize that until I saw the email this morning, so by the time we got home from work, we had 4 hours to watch it.

We were about 20 minutes in when our Blu-Ray player gave up on life. It had been acting weird; we actually had to unplug it. I guess that's what you get when you buy something at Walmart for $80. We should have known better.

Anyway, what followed was a comedy of errors as we tried every single DVD player in the house. The one downstairs. The ten-year-old TiVo/DVD combo. Two computers. And a Wii. After our fifth machine, we finally realized that it wasn't working because only the player downstairs is compatible with Blu-Rays. 


So we just packed it up and took it back. What a waste. At least I didn't have to pay for it. This weekend we'll get a new machine from anywhere but Walmart and definitely not another LG.

Live and learn.