2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 39 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 275 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 34mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 20th with 235 views. The most popular post that day was Catfish: Big Fat LIES..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, theblacksheeponline.com, google.com, and stumbleupon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for catfish, ramona flowers, karate kid, despicable me minion, and minion despicable me.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Catfish: Big Fat LIES. October 2010

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Top 5 Comedy Movies of the 2000’s September 2010
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Inception: Wow July 2010
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The Karate Kid: Making it Better? June 2010

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Making it Better August 2010
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Horrible Films of the 1990’s: Part 1

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I was thinking today about some of my favorite movies which led to me asking, “What are some of the worst films I’ve ever seen?”

These aren’t just bad movies, rather they are so bad that if I saw them playing on tv I would unfortunately be forced to watch them again to just confirm their god-awfulness.  For this entry I’ll keep it to five terrible movies from the 1990’s.

Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy.

1.  The Stupids (1996) – Starring Tom Arnold

Premise:  A family of dumbass suburbanites discover their garbage is being “stolen” out of their garbage cans and set out to investigate only to uncover an international weapons deal.

I guess maybe I'm the stupid one for paying to see this...

Well I can’t find the trailer but here’s “the best of The Stupids” from Youtube.  (That’s basically like picking out the whole kernels of corn in a wet turd.)

2.  Breakfast of Champions (1999) – Starring Bruce Willis

From renowned author Kurt Vonnegut comes the movie adaption of the hit novel!!!

Premise:  A suicidal car dealer meets a sci-fi writer?  There are acid trips, some kid in a bunny suit, adultery and giant heaps of Vonnegut inspired self importance.

January 5th, 1999: Bruce Willis smiles nervously at the camera. "Wow," he thinks "I look like a real patriot in this American Flag stuff, this movie's gonna be epic! And Demi said there'd be hell to pay if this thing bombs. Ha, I'll show her!"

Oh here’s a nice little clip from the movie that WON”T make you want to tear out your eyeballs and start burning Vonnegut novels.

3.  Blues Brothers 2000 (released in 1998) – Starring John Goodman and Dan Akyroyd

So my mom was out of town visiting my grandparents in Indianapolis and my dear old dad decided it was time for a little father/son bonding and us fellas were gonna go see us a movie.  This was that movie.  Let this be your warning people.  Sometimes the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Premise:  The same as the first Blues Brothers movie whereas this time it’s only Elwood Blues on a mission from God to reunite the band and raise money for the children’s hospital.  John Goodman John Belushi.

"The Blues are back???" By blues I'm guessing they're referring to the oppressive sadness I felt from bad movie induced IBS.

Wow, let’s pump the trailer full of celebrities and maybe people won’t notice how much they hate it!

4.  It’s Pat (1994) – Starring NOBODY

Of all the SNL skits turned movies this may be the worst.

Premise:  Male/Female, undetermined sex person, Pat, falls in love with Chris, another person of questionable pee parts.  Pat’s neighbor is obsessed with finding out what Pat is and we are forced to sit there for 90 minutes to try and uncover this for ourselves.

"I must have a wiener because anyone that saw this movie got totally boned!"

Ready for a tuba performance by Pat with semi-famous band Ween followed by a mushroom induced trip?  Yea me neither, but low and behold here it is!

5. Kazaam (1996) – Starring Shaq

What’s funny is that they actually let Shaq star in another movie after this one.  Funnier still?  I saw that one too. (Steel, 1997)

Premise:  Max is a young loner growing up on the rough streets of New York City.  One day while being chased by bullies he stumbles upon a magical boombox that is home to a 7′ tall rapping genie who must grant him three wishes.  (Yes, I’m serious.)

"Our audience is hipper, cooler than they used to be," spoke writer Paul Glaser. "We need something fresh, new, something to really make them sit up and take notice...now bear with me...what if...the genie doesn't come out of a lamp...rather...A BOOM BOX!!!!" Studio Executives erupt in applause, confetti rains from the ceiling and they all KNOW they are in the presence of genius.

If you watch ONE video from this page.  Click this one.  Kazaam’s freestyle rap entrance.  Classic.

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Pinkberry the Movie: Why Fixing Films Exists

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Ladies and Gentlemen I’m afraid this youtube video is dangerously close to the truth in the way Hollywood films get made today.  I miss the days of:  Goonies, Ghostbusters, and Godfather.

Watch and learn.

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Full Metal Jacket: Making it Better

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Full Metal Jacket.  A Classic.

"Shit, I forgot to pull my boxers down! This is gonna be a mess!!!"

"I should've been a proctologist..." Thought Gunnery Sgt. Hartman

Hmmm.  You must be thinking I’m crazy.  How can Full Metal Jacket be any better you ask.  Well I found only one way and I wanted to share it with you.

CAST THIS MAN AS THE LEAD CHARACTER.  Be sure to watch the whole thing.  What a beautifully trained actor!!!

Truly a performance to make even Ralph Macchio jealous.

"In ten years, I'm gonna be the biggest movie star in the world!" 16 year old Ralph thought at the Bravo Magazine photoshoot...

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