Movie Review: Magnificent Seven

Director Antoine Fuqua (Replacement Killers, Training Day) reimagines the 1960 John Sturges Western The Magnificent Seven, which was a remake that transplanted Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samurai from 15th century Japan to 19th century Mexico in the 1800s, but the similarities end there for the most part. Fuqua does a great job with the scenery and casting, but he adds plot holes that would not exist if he had taken a simpler adaptation of the 1960s Western.If viewers go in expecting an update to the 1960s movie with a new mix of races and ethnicities, then expect disappointment. If viewers can go in without comparing to the earlier works from Kurosawa or Sturges, then expect a wildly entertaining film. 

Independently of its predecessors, I would rate Magnificent Seven as the best movie of 2016. With the additional baggage that comes with being labeled a remake, I would knock the rating down a bit. Regardless, I personally give it 5/5 knowing that fellow movie critics will attack my rating.

Who should be the next US President? — Josh’s blog.

Red versus blue. Left versus right. Democrat versus Republican. The lesser of two evils. Given our lack of viable choices between Candidate A and Candidate B as voters, it is tempting go with “Option C, none of the above”. First time voters and disenfranchised Republicans do not have to exercise Option C as “not voting”, when there is a viable candidate from a third party on the ballot this year.

In all honesty, it’s a tough question. The Clintons are as corrupt as they come. When Bill was in the White House, he brought more shame to the Presidency since Nixon and Watergate. And Hillary lies. She lied about the emails, under oath, she lied about mishandling qualified information, she lied about arriving in Kosovo […]

via Who should be the next US President? — Josh’s blog.

Jim McElwain’s Deception Offense

Oliver Connolly, SEC Country. McElwain is among the best offensive teachers in all of football, and what’s interesting is the contrast in how he discusses his offense and how it looks on the field. Off the field, he uses that simplistic language in place of more difficult concepts, yet on the field he masks simple concepts with detail and window dressing to generate mismatches and force defensive communication.

Deception may be the best way to describe McElwain’s brand of football. All he needs is six weeks with a drug-free quarterback.


As for alignments, the Gators execute run plays out of a pistol formation to conceal the running back for longer than if he were lined up next to the quarterback.

Continue reading

Let’s Dance: an extensive history lesson of the Florida-Georgia rivalry | In All Kinds Of Weather


Florida says Georgia leads the all-time series 49-41. Georgia says it’s 50-41. Why do the two disagree? How can this happen? Well, Georgia tries to claim a 52-0 win over Florida in 1904. There’s just one problem. There was no University of Florida football in 1904. That extra victory that the Georgia Bulldog football team claims was actually over Florida Agricultural College- a club team. Congratulations, Georgia. You beat a club team. Here is an extensive history of the rivalry, written by someone with a higher IQ than a cockroach Georgia Bulldog.

The multi-dimensional beauty of “Day to Night” photography —

Stephen Wilkes explains a technique of photography he developed to combine multiple moments into a single, breathtaking image. “Photography can be described as the recording of a single moment frozen within a fraction of time,” says Stephen Wilkes. “But what if you could capture more than one moment in a photograph? What if a photograph could actually…

via The multi-dimensional beauty of “Day to Night” photography —

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Overall- Real intense bitterness. Roasted malts and hops in the base beer already create a substantial bitterness, but the oak almost takes it to another level. I almost disagree with the commercial description that the oak aging rounds out the roastiness, it seems to amplify, or add a new kind of bitterness through the oak that amplifies. Either way, its a great beer. 5/5.

Continue reading

161 Electoral Votes a Real Possibility for Gary Johnson

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is a longshot to win 270 Electoral College votes outright, but there is a possibility of winning 160 votes and forcing Congressional intervention if none of the candidates win 270 votes outright.

The Libertarian Vindicator

As the election season progresses, I will be updating our analysis and predictions for the November election. About 3 weeks ago I ran a story that suggested that Gary Johnson has a real shot at 99 electoral votes.  I am now prepared to re-assess and change that prediction to 161 electoral votes.


So the big question is how did I come to this conclusion, and what data did I use to make this type of predictions?

First off, I know it is a long shot for a Libertarian candidate to play this well in a general election, and in all reality, Gary Johnson might not get a single electoral vote.  But here I am, sitting and watching CNN, and Donald Trump is now the Republican nominee for President so anything is possible!

So let me break this down for you.

I have consistently said that Gary Johnson would play well out in the…

View original post 560 more words