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Watching ‘Agent Carter’ reminded me how shallow we’ve become towards women

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter.

When I watched the first Captain America movie, I was crushing on Agent Peggy Carter. I don’t know if it was because Hayley Atwell was a new face to me or it was her British accent. But I really enjoyed her in the movie and I was heartbroken that it would be her only major role in the movie series. But when I found out that they would be making a mini-series of her character, I was so excited.

So this morning I finally got to watch the show and I loved it. It was a great story of her trying to prove to her sexist co-workers that she is more than just a pretty face. And she did prove that she was more than just that. In fact, she kicked ass.

So when I decided to go to the show’s Facebook page to catch up on updates, I saw this one comment that made me stop dead in my tracks.

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‘The Interview’ movie won’t be released and y’all act surprised?

So let me get this straight. You are all surprised?

Did you see the trailer? What idiot approved this movie to be made? Then when we all heard about it, who thought it was a good idea?

A movie about assassinating North Korea’s leader? What if North Korea made a movie about assassinating Obama? Would that fly?

It’s a dumb premise that obviously would offend some people. And because of an anonymous threat, Sony caved. Good. This was just bad to begin with. Too bad all that money was wasted for nothing.

Or maybe there was no movie and this was a calculated publicity stunt? Oooh. Hollywood got us!

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Check out my ‘Back to the Future: Part II’ shoes

Is it 2015 yet? Just picked up my new shoes. #BTTF #BackToTheFuture

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So I forgot to blog about this. But hey, I got plenty of time.

I ordered these several months ago and they are official replicas of the shoes. It’s not made by Nike but I could of course modify them if I wanted to. Still, it’s a good deal for $100. The lights work and it feels good enough to wear. I might not even wear these at all. Except maybe for one day to celebrate Marty’s visit to 2015 in October.

Other than that, this is a pretty cool thing to have. I don’t know what I would do with it after that. I suppose I could just display it or sell it. Who knows if any of the new shoes some other company makes, or even Nike makes, will be available by then.

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Toy Story 4: The big FU to everyone

When Toy Story 3 came out, I was hesitant about it because it had been too long and I felt that Pixar was reaching for straws just to get our money. But the movie was good. It was great actually. It was the perfect way to end the trilogy.


But no, Pixar wasn’t having it. They’re making another one. Why? Because they know that we will bite at it. They’re giving us the double birds and saying that they know we’ll go see the movie. Our nostalgia is too strong and they’re gonna milk all our money. We are addicts and they’re giving us more drugs.

Nothing is sacred. I thought the trilogy can live forever as is. But we’re just stupid pigeons with money and they’re going to exploit that. They don’t care about us. They don’t care about the legacy. All they see is money. This is all we are.

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I just spent $100 on a pair of Back to the Future shoes

These are the officially licensed replicas of the shoes. I just spent $100 on a pair of size 11 even though I am 10.5. I don’t know why I did it but I had to do it. I may regret it now but will be excited when 2015 rolls around.

Was it worth that much money? Probably not. But that’s OK. I love the movie and this is perfect!

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RIP Robin Williams

When I was trying to figure out my career about 10 years ago, I was very close to get into teaching over my career as a writer.

The foundation for my passion to teach can be traced back to “Dead Poet’s Society.” What Robin Williams did in that movie made me believe that I can influence and change lives, open up avenues to young minds that they may never have thought possible. It’s not a glamorous profession to be a teacher, but it is the greatest joy to share your knowledge, your hopes and your love with one another and see it grow into something beautiful.

RIP Robin Williams

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Watched ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in theaters for the first time ever

I’ve seen this at home numerous times as a kid. From the VHS to the DVD and now I own the Blu-Ray. But there is something special about watching a movie in a theater.

Today I went to Playhouse 7 in Pasadena to see it. There were so many jokes as a kid I missed that I caught this time around. The sound was great. The picture was great. The entire movie was a blast.

The crowd was loving it and it was real fun to watch. I love this movie and am so glad I got to see it in a theater.

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