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Friday Night Osombie Review OOT

by Macker ( 42 Comments › )
Filed under Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Entertainment, Islam, Military, Movies, OOT, September 11, Taliban at August 29th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

I admit it…I’m a sucker for Zombie flicks! Ever since its release two years ago I’ve been wanting for the price to come down to the El Cheapo bin at Walmart. Well it did…but it’s over at Amazon.com of course!
The movie I’m referring to is the Indie film Osombie. Yes that’s right, Osama bin Laden is a Zombie. Here’s the rundown.
Dusty is a yoga instructor whose brother, Derek, disappeared somewhere in Afghanistan. She goes there to try and find him, and in so doing, joins up with a NATO Special Forces unit which hunts down Zombie Insurgents right from the get-go.
In the opening six-minute segment shown last October, Osama had the stuff to make them, and had been doing so when he was killed by the Navy SEALS. He emerged from the Arabian Sea and found his way back to his favorite hell-hole, and began to make more and more Zombies…many of them willing to die and come back to torment the living…all in the name of Jihad, you understand.
As in other Zombie Apocalypse films, The US Government is to blame for distributing a once-”harmless” chemical compound to other, much more nefarious characters, who then proceed to mix other chemicals into the “Godsmack”, turning it into a Zombie-making substance. References are made to “Bill Bonaparte,” “both George Bonapartes” and “Barack Bonaparte,” (which has a nice ring to it!) so you get the idea.

Lots of Head Shots, lots of biting uninfected characters, and in one fun scene, the kitana-wielding Tomboy slices, dices and chops in two one Zombie head in a great mid-air maneuver! It kinda made the ending somewhat anti-climatic. But no matter. Osombie is a fun, popcorn-munching weekend matinee. NOT RATED. I give it 3 stars out of 5.
Finally, this movie inspired me to tweet the following meme:

And with all that said…yes, it’s another edition of The Overnight Open Thread!

Kinky Friedman On Rick Perry: An Unsurprising Endorsement

by Bunk X ( 199 Comments › )
Filed under Conservatism, Elections 2016, Entertainment, Humor, OOT, Open thread, Politics at August 24th, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Singer, songwriter, humorist, rogue politician and the World’s Most Famous Jewish Cowboy Kinky Friedman penned a piece praising his former opponent, Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Rick Perry has never lost an election; I’ve never won one. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with the world. On the other hand, I’ve long been friends with Bill Clinton and George W., and Rick Perry and I, though at times bitter adversaries, have remained friends as well. It’s not always easy to maintain friendships with politicians. To paraphrase Charles Lamb, you have to work at it like some men toil after virtue.

I have been quoted as saying that when I die, I am to be cremated, and the ashes are to be thrown in Rick Perry’s hair. Yet, simply put, Rick Perry and I are incapable of resisting each other’s charm. He is not only a good sport, he is a good, kindhearted man, and he once sat in on drums with ZZ Top. A guy like that can’t be all bad. When I ran for governor of Texas as an independent in 2006, the Crips and the Bloods ganged up on me. When I lost, I drove off in a 1937 Snit, refusing to concede to Perry. Three days later Rick called to give me a gracious little pep talk, effectively talking me down from jumping off the bridge of my nose. Very few others were calling at that time, by the way. Such is the nature of winning and losing and politicians and life. You might call what Rick did an act of random kindness. Yet in my mind it made him more than a politician, more than a musician; it made him a mensch.

Read the rest.

For those not familiar with Mr. Friedman’s artistry and wit, it’s rarely politically correct, but usually amusing.

By 1971, Friedman had formed his second band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, which many took to be a play on the name of the famous band Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In keeping with the band’s satirical nature, each member had a comical name: in addition to Kinky there was Little Jewford, Big Nig, Panama Red, Wichita Culpepper, Sky Cap Adams, Rainbow Colours, and Snakebite Jacobs. More conventionally named roadie Jack Slaughter and road manager Dylan Ferrero rounded out the crew and provided most of the driving of the “tour bus”, a Cadillac with 10-year-old expired license plates and a nasty predilection for going into a coma at the most inconvenient moment (but, according to Friedman, her talent lay in her ability to stop on a dime and pick up the change). [wiki]

Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys’ “Assho From El Paso” was a snarky response to Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee.”

And with that we’ll continue on to another non-politically correct edition of
The Overnight Open Thread.

“Play It All Night Long” OOT

by The Osprey ( 46 Comments › )
Filed under Music, OOT at August 24th, 2014 - 1:04 am

“Sweet Home Alabama, play that dead band’s song. Turn them speakers up full blast, play it all night long.”

Warren said play it all night long, and we will, here on the Overnight Open Thread.

8-Bit Matrix OOT

by Macker ( 62 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, Movies, OOT at August 8th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

When I viewed this mashup this morning I laughed my head off…and you will too!

HAT TIP: Gizmodo. Time for The Overnight Open Thread!

Apples and Oranges

by Bunk X ( 247 Comments › )
Filed under Music, OOT, Open thread at August 2nd, 2014 - 11:55 pm

One of the most successful groups in popular music, they began playing R&B in the early to mid-1960s. The name of the band (and members) changed several times, but eventually settled on “The Pink Floyd Sound,” taken from the names of two blues musicians, Pinkney “Pink” Anderson and Floyd “Dipper Boy” Council (click each name for links to recordings on the Utoobage). Dick Clark introduced “The Pink Floyd” on American Bandstand in 1967, their first appearance in the U.S. Here’s the lineup (with ages) at the time of the filming:

Roger Waters – bass, vocals, songwriter (24)
Syd Barrett – guitar, vocals, songwriter (21)
Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals (24)
Nick Mason – percussion (23)

Pink Floyd had my attention from “Ummagumma” through “Wish You Were Here,” but they began to lose me when their style began drifting too far into the mainstream pop radio culture of the late 70s: the overbearing and over-produced arena-art-rock years.

Remember that “Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict” was performed live on stage,with “lyrics” in English, just like The Overnight Open Thread.

P.S. The Dub Side Of The Moon is awesome.

RIP Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

by Bunk X ( 102 Comments › )
Filed under Music, OOT at July 19th, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Johnny Winter 1944-2014

Johnny Winter, legendary guitarist and one of the most recognizable icons of Texas blues and rock passed away at the age of 70 earlier this week after a long career.

In a documentary released this year entitled “Johnny Winter Down and Dirty,” he laughed, “Made my first record when I was 15, started playing clubs when I was 15. Started drinking and smoking when I was 15. Sex when I was 15. Fifteen was a big year for me.”

According to Wiki, at age 10 he and his 8 year old brother Edgar played on local TV in his hometown of Beaumont Texas. Johnny Winter performed for an astounding 60 years, and he died while on still on tour.



RIP, Johnny. You made our roadtrips hellalotta fun.

Let’s turn up the volume and put the pedal to the metal for this Saturday Night Edition of The Overnight Open Thread.

[Update: After scheduling this I see that Coldwarrior beat me to it, so consider this a continuation.]

R.I.P. Erdélyi Tamás, aka Tommy Ramone

by Bunk X ( 112 Comments › )
Filed under History, Music, OOT, Open thread at July 13th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Tommy Ramone RIP 2014

Another punk bit the big one.

Erdélyi Tamás, aka Tom Erdelyi, aka Tommy Ramone, assembled and helped create one of the most influential bands ever.  The Ramones never had a hit single, despite hiring the legendary (and mentally disturbed) Phil Spector.

Tommy Ramone was not new to the recording industry when he and other Brooklyn friends decided to form a band to provide an alternative to the pre-packaged marketing-department formulaic garbage that infested the airwaves in the mid to late 1970s. The Ramones went back to rock and roll garage-band basics, with a twist – they played louder and faster.

That The Ramones rose to popularity by playing 3-chord rock in an obscure venue in the New York City Bowery district says a lot.  Punk was born at CBGB’s, and although The Ramones’ garage-band style never garnered them a hit, their influence was huge.

Their message was, “Screw Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, Kansas, Foreigner and ELO! Screw CSN&Y and Boston! Listen to C, F & G!”

And The Ramones were spot on. R.I.P. Erdélyi Tamás, and thanks.


And yes, this is The Overnight Open Thread.

The Gunfighter OOT

by Macker ( 69 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, OOT at July 11th, 2014 - 10:00 pm

A Narrator sets up the story of a lone Gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the Narrator and the Narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty:

Sit back and laugh at this entry in tonight’s Overnight Open Thread!

Castle OOT

by lobo91 ( 82 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Humor, Media, OOT, Open thread at July 4th, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I noticed the other night that we seem to have a good number of fans of the show Castle (or at least of its star, Nathan Fillion, whose previous credits include playing Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds on the cult classic series Firefly). One of the amusing things the writers on Castle do from time to time is inserting little Firefly references. One of the most blatant involved Castle trying on a Halloween costume that was basically identical to his Firefly costume at the beginning of an episode, which can be seen here:

While I was searching for this clip, I happened upon a series of clips of a panel discussion from San Diego Comic Con 2010 involving the cast and producers of the show, which turned out to be pretty entertaining. It’s in six parts. All together, they total a bit under an hour.

Part 2 is particularly funny, because Fillion and co-star Stana Katic (who plays Detective Kate Beckett) staged a dramatic reading of a steamy passage from the novel Heat Wave. For the uninitiated, Castle is a mystery writer whose most recent series of novels feature a character named Nikki Heat, who he based on Beckett (although with significant liberties, much to her chagrin). What many people don’t realize is that ABC actually hired a ghostwriter to create the books mentioned on the show, which are credited to the fictional Castle. While there has been quite a bit of speculation as to the identity of the real writer, so far, it remains a secret. Fillion actually does book signings in character as Castle, in fact. Shiny!

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Bar Chalkboard Signs, OOT

by coldwarrior ( 222 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, OOT, Open thread at June 18th, 2014 - 7:00 pm

darkwords started it with this link

I’ll add one of my own:

wineducttape

That sign is for this wonderful place, that is part of this wonderful place.

Enjoy your OOT!