Guy Adams – GOOD FOR YOU!!


For those of you that don’t know him, and neither do I, Guy Adams is the Los Angeles correspondent for the London Independent newspaper.

Adams got tossed from twitter this weekend after posting the private email and phone number of the NBC executive, one Gary Zenkel, who is in evidently charge of the Olympics programming for NBC.

Adams was more than a bit annoyed and critical of NBC’s decisions to delay airing the games opening ceremony, as well as other events, until they were within prime US viewing time…versus being broadcast in real time when the events were happening.

Adams urged his readers to directly express their thoughts and opinions to Zenkel via his private email. And frankly, I don’t blame him! In response to his use of his freedom of speech rights, Twitter censored him. Totally. Boooo to you, twitter!

For too long the networks think they can hold us viewers hostage while they waste at least 20 minutes of each hour with stupid advertisements which makes them $BILLION$ in revenues. Further, why not broadcast the events as they happen? They can always rebroadcast or delay repeat them on any of the other cable channels that NBC owns, or perhaps even run them live on a secondary channel and save the primary for delayed. In either case, people have the right to view things while they’re actually happening.

Network executives, as well as executives of other companies, like to hide behind a shield of sycophants and not have to actually answer to the consumer public for their actions and decisions. Rare is the chance that direct contactability to a decision maker exists, so yes, it was a good idea for this guy at NBC to get a dose of direct and unedited public opinion reality!

Further, given the totally disappointing responses to the quality of the play by play during the parades by an over zealously mouthy Lauer and company, I would have blasted them for that as well. Overall, I can’t say that NBC is winning any real non-vegetable based awards for their coverage so far of the events in London!

Which gives time for one to read a book…or write a blog…

That’s the way I see it, From Where I Stand….

Sports Events, Television

KABOOM – Save your Kaching on this Karap!

KABOOM – Save your Kaching on this Karap!

NOBODY hates cleaning out the shower more than I do. NO BODY! But, we all have to do it. It’s part of cleanliness, which as we were all taught is next to Godliness and all the rest of that stuff…

So, nobody could have been happier than me than I noticed an advert on TV for a bathroom tub and tile cleaner that you just sprayed on blue, wait until it turned white then rinse it away. Presto, all your problems and mess go down the drain! Heaven in a can!

Well, a few questions hit me almost immediately:

What does this stuff do to my septic system and the environment…not to mention my plumbing!?

Does it really work or is someone smoking some really good stuff that would have Cheech and Chong up in arms, not to mention up in smoke!

Well, as luck would have it, I just happened by this stuff in the cleaning products aisle at my local BiLo (that’s a grocery store chain in the southeast for those not from around here). Being the curious person that I am and really hating to scrub the tub, I picked up a can…and hit the tub when I got home.

A couple things you need to know before trying this stuff. I’m no scientist, but I really doubt you should be breathing this stuff. Close the door, turn on the fan and THEN spray. Hold your breath while spraying and get out of the room as fast as you can, closing the door behind you. This stuff puts up a very thick presence that frankly I’m not sure is the best stuff to be breathing.

OK, so I sprayed it. It went on blue. It turned white. I rinsed it off…and guess what!? NOTHING HAPPENED TO MY TUB! It was just the same mess I had sprayed a few minutes before! So I tried it again…maybe my soap scum is a higher caliber than that used in the advert. No changes. This Kaboom had just Kabombed my test! Kadisappointed to the KaMAX, was I!

Now, my test isn’t overly scientific, but it’s sufficient for me to take this back on my next trip and request a refund.

I guess the old adage that if it sounds too good to be true, it just might be. So, save yourself some Kaching. Hold off buying the Kaboom, imho it’s Karap!

I’m Don Rima, and that’s the way it Kabombed, From Where I Stand.

Around the House, Family

Battleship – I think I’ll pass and let this one just sink on by…

Battleship – I think I’ll pass and let this one just sink on by…

Rated: PG-13 Time: 2:11

Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Hamish Linklater, Tadanobu Asano,
Jesse Plemons, Peter MacNicol, Josh Pence, Peter Berg, and others

Final Grade: N/A

As much as I really, really enjoy some of the actors in the list of cast in this movie, I think I’m going to pass on going to see it.

Frankly, I’ve had more than enough of Hollywood cranking out yet another schlocky Transformer type creatures from the deep that are hell bent on destroying the earth, starting with most likely New York City and raising as much mayhem and destruction that I’m screaming for Allstate to PLEASE TAKE ME AWAY!

I’m not sure what idiots in Hollywood are insisting that we’re just stupid and more than willing to let them prove P.T. Barnum’s theory of management of the masses for personal profit, but frankly, they’re not going to get any coins from me this time. I’m going to sit this one out. I think I have better things to do with my money.

IF I had ANY reason to believe that this movie had anything like the plot line or mentality of The Abyss, I’d have been there with bells on at the opening. Frankly, I have no assurances and this clearly looks more like yet another Transformers with a new cover. What a waste of time and money.

No thanks!

Hollywood, if you come up with something worth watching, I’ll go, until then, I think I’m going to just find a good book…and read it.

I’m Don Rima, and that’s the way I see it, From Where I Stand.

** ADDENDUM on 6/3/12 **

Well, it would appear it’s official. Battleship sunk. It’s a bomb. So, what were our first hints that this would be the case?

1. Could it be the OVER INTERVIEWING and OVERHYPING of the actors?

2. Could it be that the movie going audience is getting really bored and tired of stupid sci-fi wanna-be flicks of monsters from another planet destroying the world?

3. Didn’t ANYONE think that just perhaps if other life forms are of any intelligence that perhaps the reason they haven’t attempted to contact us is because our stupid movies have us already in total fear of any alien life forms and more willing to kill them without even thinking faster than we would open a cold beer?!

If you actually went to Battleship, click on one of the ads on the right of this screen…go ahead…I dare you… :)

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