Friday, May 30, 2008


So we had our big weigh in on Wednesday and I was pretty worried about it. After two weeks of some shaky dieting and not enough running I wasn't sure I had lost enough to cut it. We both fasted pretty much for over a day and were starving by the time of our weigh in. Kurt's original weight was 167.5 and his final weight was 161.5. My original weight was 172 and my final weight was....161.5. So I won a free night at the bar. But more importantly, I won. Better than losing 10.5 pounds is winning.

I love winning at anything. Some people say I'm too competitive and that I can find a way to compete at anything but I think that the only things worth doing are competitions. Obviously I don't make everything a competition, but I find that adding some competition to things makes them more fun. Drinking beer is fun, but competing whilst doing it is so much better. Beer pong, Land Mines, Screw the Dealer etc. These things just make drinking more fun. Board games are fun because it gives me a chance to take my competitiveness to the limit. I kind of get a little crazy during them but I can't help it if I've got the rules memorized and know how to use them to my benefit.

Anyways, I'm too nervous about the Pistons game in a couple hours to blog any more. I don't even know what I'm saying right now. Go big and stuff.

-M, p, z & shredder

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Death of Indiana Jones...

I grew up on Indiana Jones. I remember being 7 and watching The Last Crusade in theaters. I used to pretend I was him and ran around with a jump rope as my whip swinging onto trees. I think he's the first person to ever make a man bag look cool. Really cool. So I was more than excited for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If not for the new Batman, I would probably say that I haven't been this excited for a movie since I was sorely disappointed by X-3. But man, was I ever let down.

It might be the worst movie I've seen in theaters in years. It was such a joke I can't even explain. Without really giving anything away, the movie is kind of like a really lame episode of the x-files. It had no mystery in it. No sense of adventure. It had a couple things that made me happy. To quote My Chemical Romance, "I hate the ending myself, but it started with an alright scene." It seriously went downhill right after the opening scene. If you haven't seen it then read no further, unless you don't care. I'm going to divulge some things here.


So first of all, right after the opening scene that takes place at a military testing ground that happens to also be the same site of the infamous warehouse where they keep the Ark (from Raiders), he ends up in the middle of a test community and can hear that they are about to test a bomb. So he hides in a lead lined refrigerator and they drop a nuclear bomb. He survives a nuclear bomb in a fridge? Really? They show the fridge being blasted away from the site and thrown high up in the air and smashed down repeatedly and somehow he just opens the door and walks out without a scratch? Doubt it.

Instead of making it an archeological expedition filled with mystery and adventure, it was one big chase scene where everything was laid out in front of him. Cate Blanchette was as bad as everyone else. She wasn't threatening at all. I didn't eve care about her or the story. It was one long silly scene. Actually I was so afraid that Shia was going to ruin the movie but he ended up being the only person worth watching. He character wasn't the best and kind of silly, but he brought something to it and I thought he did a good job. But him swinging with the monkeys in the jungle like Tarzan?!?! Then having the monkeys attack Cate Blanchette?!?! WTF!! I lost it at that point.

After that the movie went completely downhill. It was so ridiculous and silly that it made no sense. The great thing about Indiana Jones is that he's not a super hero. He is just a professor who loves to find hidden treasures. He can get hurt and does and that is what made him awesome. But in this movie, after surviving the nuclear bomb, he repeatedly gets hit and shot at and falls down waterfalls and never has more than a couple bruises on his face.

The ending is what killed me though. I was already close to walking out of the movie, which I have never done in my life, and then the ending came and made me wish I had never set foot in that theater. They replace the skull and then the "temple" they are in turn into a f**king space ship. Are you kidding me? Then the 13 alien skeletons can reform now that the last skull is replaced and it becomes an alien who comes back to life and looks and awful like E.T.'s dad and just stares at Cate Blanchette until she blows up because apparently despite the fact that these aliens supposedly taught the Mayans how to farm and build things, they also hate Cate Blanchette because she wanted to be smart. Then of course the spaceship lifts off and flies away and Indiana Jones, his son, his wife and their friend are all safely perched above the collapse of an area that was probably a mile wide and it fills up with water and washes away all the evidence.

I wish it washed away the evidence of the movie. It f**cking sucked. Balls. I'm so mad. What a waste. They killed Indy.

I'm out. Go big.

-M, p, z & shredder

oh ps - as if this wasn't enough. George Lucas already has plans to bring back Shia Labeouf in new Indiana Jones movies where he takes over the franchise. Since it is Indy's son they probably won't even change the name. Dear god, shoot me now. Please. In the eyes. So I never have to see this bull shit again.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


So clearly every day for the rest of the week was a bit of a reach. Actually I wasn't in town for a couple days and didn't get a chance to blog before I left. Oh well. This one's going to be short but I wanted to blog so it wouldn't turn into another 15 days between blogs. Recently I decided to try and lose some more weight and my friend Kurt also decided he was going to lose some at the same time. So what better way to lose weight than have a competition. If it works for The Biggest Loser it can work for us. We had our weigh in last Tuesday and have until this coming Wednesday (the 28th) to lose as much weight as we can. It has proven a bit difficult for me.

Usually when I need to lose weight I can just run off 15 pounds in a couple weeks and that's it. But since I have been trying to keep in shape all year thus far and have added some muscle, it's proving difficult to get rid of the fat. We had a huge dinner before our weigh in and after eating 2.5 pounds of food, my official weigh in was 172 and his was like 167.5. My original goal was to get it down to 160 but with only a few days to go and lots of drinking this weekend, I don't think I'll make it. As of this morning I was at 164 but after the keg we are about to get, I doubt that'll be the same. The only good thing about this competition is that we are always hanging out and drinking together so no one really has an advantage.

Anyways, I'll keep you posted on how it turns out. Speaking of "oops," has anyone seen the Real World lately? I hate what the show has become and haven't watched a whole season since Return to New York (greatest season ever) but I saw some of an episode that had me dying the other day. It was ridiculous. I couldn't find it on youtube for some insane reason but I am sure if you look somewhere you can find it. This dude Joey is insane and pretty much has the funniest drunken tantrum rage I have ever seen in my life.

As always, go big or go home. Keep your ear to the grindstone

-M, p, z & shredder

oh ps - if you find a clip of it send me the link and I'll post it. it deserves it's own blog.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Back on Track...

Okay so I guess I didn't realize I hadn't blogged in so long. I am going to blog every day for the rest of the week. Or at least I'll try. I guess I should do some movie updates in case some of you missed what was out there. Harold and Kumar was good but not great. It was funny but not nearly as classic as the first, though I spent most of the time waiting to see what was going to happen next and not what was happening which may have detracted from my enjoyment. One of the great things about the first one was that it was so much funnier every time you watched it so hopefully this will improve upon further viewings.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall was hilarious. It exceeded all of my expectations. Jason Segal will hopefully become the leading man that he deserves to be. Out of the whole Apatow crew, in my mind he is the best actor. He is also a hilarious writer. I'm really looking forward to the new Muppets movie he is working on. Babay Mama was also hilarious. Much funnier than I thought it would be. Tina Fey (and her breasts (you don't actually see them but they are hanging out the whole movie)) are amazing.

Nothing is as good as Iron Man so far though. If you saw it and didn't stay through the credits because you aren't a huge nerd and didn't know there was a bonus scene at the very end of them, then luckily we live in a youtube world. If you haven't seen the movie yet, don't watch this because it's worth waiting through the credits for it. But if you have and aren't like me who's already seen it twice, then take a gander. The quality sucks but it'll save you 7 dollars to see it again.

In other news, I have found that people love to try and stare me down. My brother and I call it getting 'ice grilled.' When someone you don't know gives you the stink eye and at the same time the evil and and condescends you in the matter of seconds. It's really funny when people do this because I stare back even harder. A lot of old white people ice grill me. Every single indian dude tries to ice grill me. For some reason they hate my brother and I and we get it from every indian guy we don't know. Old white ladies who work at Macy's also love to do it. They used to take to following me around but now they settle for a really solid ice grilling. But I found that when kids do it is the only time when I actually question my appearance. It always happens at the grocery store when some little girl who looks like she's 3 or 4 just stares at me with so much contempt that I feel like I did something wrong. Like I am wearing a t-shirt with a picture of someone stabbing a unicorn or something. It really creeps me out. The only thing I can think to do is smile and whenever that happens they get freaked out as well and then turn to their mom for a hug or start crying. Next time a kid does that they better be wearing a helmet because I am going to knock them out. Seriously.

Anyways, that's all for now. As always go big or go home. Pain heals, chicks dig scars and glory lasts forever. Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.

-M, p,z & shredder

oh ps - If I don't get more than 5 blogs in before june, I promise to blog at least 15 times in june and it's already my busiest month of the year.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sun and Beer...

Clearly I haven't blogged in a while. I have actually been on a bender. Or rather, the bender to end all benders. Me and a couple friends made some new friends just as the weather was starting to get nicer and the next thing we knew we were drinking every day. Waking up, taking care of business as fast as we could only so we could start drinking at the earliest possible time and not sleeping until we passed out at 3. It was nice. It reminded me of the last year(s) of undergrad. Usually I feel too old to drink more than one night in a row but for some reason I just trucked on through.

Brown Guy said it best, "Jesus Christ, Marty. I don't care what you say, that IS NOT the Fountain of Youth. (Get your old a$$ down from there!)"

Care free fun is something that everyone should get to relive before they get too old to do it. Not like I had any real hardships or anything that being carefree was an escape from but, an relief from monotony is always a good thing. My life is about to take yet another move this summer when I get back to NYC and it got me thinking that I am really excited to be settled for a bit. I have been moving around for so long that I forgot what it was to be living in one place with a single purpose. Though obviously my life is still in the air, no job, no apartment, no roommates, no idea about anything really, it will still be nice to be living in a place I can call home. At least for a while. Not sure how long I will be in NYC but definitely as long as it takes to establish myself as a person in the film industry. Not talking Oscars, just enough credits where I can get a job that is fun and doesn't include the word "assistant."

In other news, nothing is new in my life. I got some new shorts but thats about it. I have been deliberating if I should lose a little more weight for the past few weeks. On one hand I am at 165 and I really like the weight that I'm at. But on the other I have been working out for 4 months now and my abs are a lot tighter than my rice tummy would suggest. The problem with losing more weight is that I think I look too skinny. Like I did in high school. Granted I am 40 pounds heavier than when I graduated but still, it's such a fine line between being just right and being too skinny. I decided that I am going to get down to 158 and that should be good. It should take me about 2 weeks to get there but I think that's going to be my ideal compromised weight. Not too skinny, but also no pinching an inch on my stomach.

Other than that I'm out. Stay up. I'll try and get back on a roll but we'll see how that goes. As always, go big...

-M, p, z (she's growing her hair back!!!!) & shredder

oh ps - Iron Man. Go. Now.