Monday, July 30, 2012

The 80's Attack! Movie Review: The Adventures of Hercules 2

So here it is.  Late night on a Sunday.  Nothing good comes is on TV when it is technically Monday at 2:00 AM.  But then, I spot something on Showtime Family.  Something that came from the 80's.  My childhood reborn.  The Adventures of Hercules staring Lou Ferrigno.  (1985.)

Here's the funny thing.  This is not the movie that I thought I remembered.  That was "Hercules."  Also staring Lou Ferrigno.  I'm not sure if I ever saw this one.  This one is much, much worse, and a lot cheesier.

Here's the highlights.

This would make a great drinking game.

Dude, was that a chick with a codpiece?

Hey, the actors lips don't line up with their mouths.

The sets look like they were designed by high school kids in their shop class.  The same goes for the costumes.  Maybe the 3rd shift in a Korean factory.

80's hair!

80's makeup!

80's boobs!!!!!  Big but natural.

The acting is worse than 70's porn, but better than 80's porn.

I know these "special effects" are cost tens of dollars back then..... but it's just hilarious today.  They are overusing the laser lights that TRON used.  Maybe they are borrowed laser effects from the 60's studio guys who did the original "Star Trek."

Seriously reduced budget from the first movie.  The guys from GWAR have better costumes.  (Honestly)

Seriously, I've got to get this on DVD, and then get a bottle of something.  This would be a great movie to drink to.  I wouldn't recommend LSD or pot because I don't believe in doing illegal drugs.  Only the legal ones.  Therefore, I would suggest some form of pain killer that you could only get from your doctor.  Then this movie would be really great.

Oh this is interesting.  Zeus, King of all Gods, is on the moon.  Yea Moon God!

They totally ripped off the "Clash of the Titans" Medusa scene.  It just wasn't as good, and that's a bit of an understatement.

So the main point of this movie is that four Gods have stolen seven lightning bolts from Zeus, and if he doesn't get them back the Moon will crash into the Earth.  Okay.

During the final fight, King Minos turns into a giant laser beam T-Rex.  Hercules turns into a giant laser beam gorilla.  Honestly, even I can't make this up.

Ooh, I can get both from Amazon for only $9.89.  I know what a bunch of people are getting me for my birthday.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vacation Day: The Arts and Crafts Festival at Ripley, W.V., Part 3

Well, at this point at the Arts and Crafts I was feeling pretty good.  I got to act like a kid, and play with the baby goats at the petting zoo.  Next, I wandered around some more.

There was this nice woman selling jewelry. I didn't care so much about that, but I did care about this old chest she was displaying her items on.  I took lots of pictures of it in case I wanted to build one like it.  Seriously, it looked older than my two Grandmas put together.

Oh, that guy who won the ribbon for one of his dulcimers?  He has some more for sale.

There was this stone carver who was just awesome.  But so where his prices.  I should have faked being a Free-Mason to him.

They had some neat spinning things.  The video I took of it was pretty neat.  Well, neat for a windy day I guess.

Here's a cello that a local West Virginian artisan made.

The longest serving U.S. Senator in history is Robert Byrd.  He was also known for his fiddle playing.  Here's a picture of his album and his fiddle.

Speaking of music.  There was this great Appalachian band playing traditional mountain music.  Here they are playing, "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

So that's my trip.  I wish I could have taken more pictures, but the family was wanting me to hurry it up so they could go back to Grandma's house.  I wish it hadn't of rained.  A lot of the vendors packed up or didn't show because of the rain.  But overall, I'm glad I went.

Vacation Day: The Arts and Crafts Festival at Ripley, W.V., Part 2

So let's continue on my journey at the Arts and Crafts Festival in Ripley, W.V.

That's a nice little ceramic plate.

Here's a stone angel.  It reminds me of the weeping angels from Doctor Who.

Here's a great collection of woodturned bowls from one woodturner.

I really liked the design and idea behind this painting.

Here's a collection of ceramics.

And then the funnest part.  The petting zoo.  I love goats.

And ducks.  I love the duckies.  Especially the ones that look like they are wearing shower caps.

They had quite a number of animals at the petting zoo.

That's it for part 2.  Stay tuned for part 3.

Vacation Day: The Arts and Crafts Festival at Ripley, W.V., Part 1

My vacation to West Virginia was lousy.  All except for one day.  That was the day that I visited the Arts and Crafts Festival in West Virginia.  90% of the crafts there were handmade one at a time.  Due to having no money I didn't buy anything.  But I did take lots of pictures.  I figured it would make a good blog.

This tractor was attached to a corn meal making machine.  It was kind of neat.

Here's some video of it, so you can see how it works.

This guy liked dead animals.

Oh look, it's a Buckeye butterfly.

I should get a tattoo of this butterfly on my stomach where my scar is.

This is a nice painting.  It won a ribbon.  I gotta say, I wish I could paint like this.

Here's some quilts that won ribbons too.

And a dulcimer.

And some woodturned bowls.

This was a sweet bench.

Here's some framed prints.  They were quite nice.

This was a super cool turned bowl.  It won a ribbon too.

Here's a neat idea.  Want your house to look like it has overgrown mushrooms growing in your front yard?  Well, buy a few of these.

That's it for now.  Stay tuned to parts two and three.