Friday, March 21, 2014

"American Hustle" Inspires Me to Start the FREE BLAGOJEVICH Movement... ALSO Michael Cera and His Magical Cactus, AND Charlie Brown in 3D

a funny, funny gif (I don't know how else to describe it)

Welcome back true believers.   It's time for another exciting, action packed episode at  And well... you're probably not wondering what I've been doing lately, but I'm going to tell you anyway.

One of my favorite things I used to do was sit on my butt and watch moooovies.  But, recently I have had real difficulty finding any decent movies to watch.  Maybe it was because of my melancholia, but every film I watched seemed to stink to high heaven.  This is why I am excited to report that I have had the pleasure, since we last met, of viewing some pretty fine motion pictures. 

I finally rented "American Hustle" with Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence.  I was expecting it to be the tale of a heroic, straight shootin' FBI guy battling corruption (for some reason I was expecting that).  This is not exactly a spoiler, but it turned out that the some of the so-called crooks were really the heroes of the story. 

this is a Bruce Bogtrotter meme (ft. Bruce Bogtrotter)

One of the key characters, Carmine Polito,  bore a strong resemblance to disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.  How  ironic that the release of "American Hustle" on DVD would coincide with Blago's one year anniversary in prison.  All of these factors produced the environmental conditions to inspire my brain to think of starting the FREE BLAGOJEVICH movement.  That and the fact I really couldn't think of anything else to write about this week...

FREE BLAGOJEVICH poster/meme thingy inspired by "American Hustle"

I was even inspired to put together this crappy FREE BLAGOJEVICH meme/artwork/thingy (whatever the hell you want to call it).  The Fungus Army may not have enough power to get the Governor out of jail any time soon....    BUT,  I think if we are are persistent and keep pluggin' away bit by bit, we can get Rod released in 10 or 15 years.  That's when his sentence expires anyhow, but it's the thought that counts.

Michael Cera "Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus" gif

Now, let us switch gears to talking about Michael Cera and a magical cactus.  (Btw, it took me like 45 minutes to make this Michael Cera cactus gif, so I hope some of you appreciate it.)  I also had the good luck of stumbling into this delightful film "Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus", so grab the nearest cactus and RUN, don't walk to your local video store.

Carl Sagan science quote meme (ft. kitten)

And briefly, I would like to also mention that I am in the middle of watching the 2009 film "Mr. Nobody" starring Jared Leto.  It tells the story of a boy who must make an agonizing split-second decision at a train station of whether to go live with his mother, or stay with his father.  But it also dives into issues such as the origin of the universe and the meaning of life, and discusses the Big Bang theory, string theory, the Big Crunch...  So, if you want to learn more about any of that interesting stuff, I highly recommend it.

the Charlie Brown "Peanuts" movie is coming in 3D in 2015  (gif)

And last, but certainly not least, it was brought to my attention at twitter by "livefastbealina"  (go follow her at  that the Charlie Brown "Peanuts" movie in 3D will be coming out in 2015.  You can not build a time machine and go to 2015 to watch it (most likely),  but you can indeed watch the teaser/trailer down below:

And with that, another exciting trek through the blogosphere comes to a close.

"I MUST GO MY PEOPLE NEED ME" cat meme  (found on the internets)

God bless you all, and please remember to support your local zoo.

Stay classy, Chicago!


  1. The white-suited midget appearing the funny gif was called Weng Weng. I say "was", because he sadly died at the age of 34 in 1992. I'm sure he wouldn't mind people laughing at his gifs, though. You can also find scenes of him making out with full-sized women who pretend to be in love with him. Or maybe they weren't pretending, who knows? I've never heard of Mayor Blagojevich, so it wouldn't be right to campaign on his behalf. I have heard of Charlie Brown, though - did you say you identified with him? Or was it Butters?

    1. Thanks, Gorilla. I was afraid someone was going to ask me for "sauce" on the gif, and I would have had no idea where to start looking. That was a small miracle right there. And I identify with both Charlie Brown and Butters, but I told you that in confidence! jk

  2. A Peanuts movie could be pretty fun to see. I've only seen one reaction to it so far though and that was mild fear and scepticism, so hopefully they do a good job. I kinda want to participate in a freedom movement that's so innocuous that the guy gets released either one day before the sentence ends, or just when the sentence ends anyway. That way I can pretend that I had something to do with it.

  3. That... Movie... Looks... AWESOME!!!

  4. Of the movies your recommended, I think I will see Peanuts if one of my nephews wants to, I'd watch "American Hustle" only if my girlfriend gets to pick the movie that night (I have an irrational hatred of the pretty-boy actor in it), but I DO want to watch the one about the kid picking which parent to live with and all the random philosophy in it. That sounds right up Dr. Ken's alley. Thanks!

    1. Yes, "Mr. Nobody" is a pretty deep film. One could learn a great deal.