Joker arrived at Redbox so I finally got a chance to watch the film that so many paid reviewers working for the production company went on record as calling a triumph. I always find my wife is a good sounding board for whether something is quality or not. Three quarters of the way through Joker she feel asleep, and I had the volume cranked to 59!
You could listen to music non stop without repeating a song for the rest of your life and never come close to hearing everything that’s ever been recorded. The flip side of this is that it’s pretty much impossible to make the drive from your home to your place of work without hearing the same three annoying new releases played at least twenty times.
The suggestion that you shouldn’t tip is the kind of provocative click-bait headline that gets people all riled up. Individuals in the service injury work hard and are paid slave wages. Tips are the only way some people in those jobs can make a living. So you should always tip to ensure that restaurant and bar owners everywhere can continue to reap in huge profit with essentially free labor.
I Can’t Stand Corporate Star Wars
It’s been kind of funny to monitor social media lately and witness the hysteria over the proposed remake of The Princess Bride. If memes are to be believed, people are losing their mind over the idea that anyone other than Cary Elwes plays the man in black, or anyone other than Chris Sarandon plays the evil Prince Humperdinck.
I do a lot of book reviews, and the PR guy for Desa Kincaid: Bounty Hunter contacted me on Twitter asking me to take a look at this book. I’m happy he did so, because this is a nice little romp that will be a delight to anyone who enjoys well-realized, action-packed novels with strong, interesting characters. This book has the feel of everything from a western, to a dystopian post-apocalyptical novel, to a fantasy adventure. Desa Kincaid is one of those “strong female characters” that have become so popular these days, and this is the type story Sharon Stone would have wanted to star in back when she was making features like The Quick and the Dead.