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Initial thoughts on Halloween 2018

tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

I haven’t seen the new Halloween movie, just the trailer and commercials. It looks like they may have largely ignored the later films. Because that would be good. Bad guys should never say, “Oh, I wasn’t really dead. I’ve just been chillin’ here in this decade long coma.” Comas induced by two fiery explosions (4th and 5th films) or whatever. Because that’s dumb.

Writers in the horror genre: take a tip from Star Wars and don’t kill off your villain in the first or second movie. Wait until the third and make it a solid trilogy.

I wasn’t super excited they were making another Halloween movie and I’m a bit curmudgeon’ed before even getting to the theater. Rob Zombie did his Halloween movies not that long (2007 and 2009) so I’m not sure if we need another. We got ten others. And Zombie’s take on Myers wasn’t really that good.

Stephen King’s written literally tens of books and most that have been made into films are in my top 20 list of horror movies you have to see. Carrie, Christine, Cujo, Pet Cemetery, The Shining, etc.

So in this new 2018 trailer, when Michael drops the teeth over the bathroom stall door, I got the feeling he did this as a fear tactic. A way to scare his victim. Pleasurably. One of the great things about the original two Halloween films is that Carpenter and Hill never gave Michael emotion. They also never gave him motive. Never gave him cause or reason. He was simply out to stab and strangle his sisters.

People void of emotions are far more frightening than those who’re demonstrably psychotic. Unknown things are terrifying. Charles Manson acting goofy and outrageous in prison, not scary.

Don’t get me wrong, the teeth drop was a novel idea but I don’t think it’s necessarily what Myers would do. He’s a killing automaton, not a sadistic dentist from Little Shop of Horrors.

And then Laurie Strode. In this movie she looks to be arming up like she’s in Terminator 2. I’d rather have her permanently scarred and traumatized than channeling Sarah Connor.

Yeah, I’m all coming down on this movie. I’m sure I’ll watch it sooner or later like I have all the others. But I can’t say I’m excited. Not at this point. But I do like Danny McBride. But I’m not sure about David Gordon Green.

#movies #michaelmyers

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bee.jonny · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:35 am

It is a direct sequel to the original ignoring all others in between

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

Ahhh.. That’s good news then.

bee.jonny · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

Agreed! It came out really good in my opinion

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Oct 23, 2018 at 11:06 am

It’s pretty good

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Lisette · Oct 23, 2018 at 11:50 am

It’s awesome. Picks up modern day without all the crap between original and now

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

I saw it. It’s growing on me. I didn’t/don’t have any emotional involvement in it, it was just mindless gore entertainment. It ignores the stupid sequels and picks up with a genuine story. It seems to me that part of Michael’s M.O. the first time around included frightening people. He does do that teeth thing. And it might not be strictly in keeping with the canon but it’s effective. And the part of Laurie Strode as traumatized survivor that isn’t gonna take it anymore works very well. There is much worse schlock out there.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Yep. I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt now. Sara also insisted we go this Friday night.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Did I ever ask you what you thought of “First Man”? I liked it.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

I liked it, too! I got a little seasick at times but I’d watch it again. My favorite part: “do you think I’d be out here by myself if I wanted to talk?”

Armstrong might not have said those exact words but regardless, that’ll be with me for the rest of my life. ๐Ÿ˜

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm

I KNEW you’d get it.

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Oct 22nd, 2018 at 5:09:28 pm

tcr! · Oct 22, 2018 at 5:09 pm

I just saw a teenage boy riding his bike down the sidewalk, through an intersection, and up onto the other side walk. All the while holding his phone with one hand and never looking up.

In a related prediction: the life expectancy of teenagers will plummet to an all time low.

#trafficnews

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Debi 710 · Oct 22, 2018 at 5:56 pm

and somebody’s else’s life will be forever changed with the fact that they killed a child even if it wasn’t their fault.

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Joe Z · Oct 23, 2018 at 1:51 am

Was it an orange bike?

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 7:13 am

More of a dark gray

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Lisa Temple · Oct 23, 2018 at 7:36 am

There are too many automatons walking around, never looking up, staring a their phones. Have you seen the video…a guy is at work, staring at his phone, falls down a flight of stairs, gets up, and goes back to staring at his phone?

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 9:31 am

Haha! No, but I have seen plenty of others with people walking into telephone poles and the like. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Africa [Clean] by Toto

tcr! · Oct 22, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Africa [Clean] by Toto

So I was minding my own business on this Monday afternoon, listening to the All ’80s Station on Amazon Music. Toto came on, blessing the rains down in Africa as they do. There was nothing unusual about today’s Kilimanjaro.

Until I happen to glance at the red background with sword and the mighty song title underneath.

I can only assume now that there’s a [Dirty] B-side out there somewhere. An 18+ version of the fabled 12:30 flight. An R-rated rendition of wild dogs more than crying out. In the night.

Who knows of this incantation?

#toto

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 22, 2018 at 4:59 pm

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Oct 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

I need to know

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 22, 2018 at 6:32 pm

It’s a job for Rev. Graham.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm

I read an in-depth dissection of Africa one time. Kilimanjaro was the protagonist’s little willy.

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Cleopatra (Live At iHeart Radio) by The Lumineers

tcr! · Oct 22, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Peeps, here’s your as-i-laid-in-a-black-dress Monday jam.

It’s a live video because The Lumineers are that good.

#musicvideos #thelumineers

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Oct 21st, 2018 at 7:14:38 pm

tcr! · Oct 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Best food on the east side of Geneva: Riganato Old World Grille →

Open until 9pm on Sunday, too!

๐Ÿฝ #goodeats

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bee.jonny · Oct 21, 2018 at 8:28 pm

So good!

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Iowa Fall 2018

tcr! · Oct 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Sara and I and the fams went to Iowa for a long weekend and stayed in a rental house near Delhi Dam.

Couldn’t ask for a better place.

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›

๐Ÿ“ธ View gallery →

#photos #photogallery #naturerocks

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Great pictures! I assume your home since you’re able to download the pictures!?

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Coops · Oct 22, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Great pics Trav!!!

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Weekend road trip westward

tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Weekend road trip westward - MP4

๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• #videos #sara #vacations

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Westward Ho the wagons! Have a great trip and be safe!

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

๐Ÿ˜Š

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Oct 18th, 2018 at 9:46:58 am

tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 9:46 am

I’m don’t know how often I say “fucking cats” but it’s a lot.

In related news, how many yards of clothing square foot can you guys get from a single sheet of lint roller? One long sleeve black shirt? Front side only? How much pressure do you apply when rolling? 52 pounds per ton?

๐Ÿ™„ #cats

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Karly · Oct 18, 2018 at 9:50 am

I give up on spending the money for those and often just wrap tape around my hand with the sticky side out. Cheaper considering it is never enough for the amount of long dog hair in my house….

tcr! tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

What kinda of tape? Surely not Scotch.

Karly · Oct 18, 2018 at 10:57 am

Sometimes scotch in a pinch. Otherwise, blue painter’s tape…. because I always have that on hand. :)

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Reverse the numbers

tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 8:28 am

lightswitch

March 8, 2015 at 8:52 am

While congregating with Saint Henry, Frank had learned to look for the god within. Addictive people look to the outside to fill their holes. Reverse the numbers and flip the math. God’s already inside, just turn on the light.

#advancedsoul

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fiatlux423 · Oct 18, 2018 at 8:35 am

wtf travis

tcr! tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

Too early for god math?

fiatlux423 · Oct 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

never a good time for math to be honest

tcr! tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

I like math on Tuesdays.

fiatlux423 · Oct 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

Bro it’s Thursday

tcr! tcr! · Oct 18, 2018 at 10:38 am

Child’s play

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If I’m feeling the same way

tcr! · Oct 17, 2018 at 7:35 pm

Audio (MP3): 20181017 - If I'm feeling the same way

Truck with pink cloud

If I’m feeling the same way a few days later about something I need to make peace with it. Or not.

It’s true that the only thing I have to do with my feelings is feel them but sometimes they linger. They don’t resolve. And then I have to do something. I need to take action.

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Richard · Oct 19, 2018 at 5:18 am

Nice.
Got it.
Thanks.

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marney0160 marney0160 · Oct 20, 2018 at 9:04 am

Nice! Thanks for the reminder…

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