Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Born April 30, 1985

Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Take that in for a minute. She is a trained Israeli soldier which means that the moves you see her do are for real and she can kick your ass. And you will like it.

Noteworthy

  • Keeping Up with the Jones – Gadot and Jon Hamm are the spies neighbors to Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis. This is such a well put together movie. The acting is good, the plot is good, and the comedic bits are funny. What more can you ask for? Plus Gadot and Hamm look great together.
  • Furious 7 – Gadot in a fast car saving the team. It is amazing. I really dug the introduction of Gadot to the family.
  • Batman vs Superman – She was one of the few highlights for me in a movie that I really didn’t care for. The shot of her sliding across the ground after getting hit by Doomsday, skidding to a stop, and then smiling – worth the price of admission.
  • Wonder Woman – Loved the whole movie until the ending with Ares – listen to the podcast and you will hear more on this. Gadot rocks the role of Wonder Woman and I hope they keep it rolling.

Wonder Woman, she’s amazing. I love everything that she represents and everything that she stands for. She’s all about love and compassion and truth and justice and equality, and she’s a whole lot of woman.

-Gal Gadot

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Born April 14, 1977

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Noteworthy

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  • Scooby-Doo – There is not a better Daphne then SMG. This cast was perfect together and it is my favorite of the live-action Scooby-Do movies.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer – Though she was not the lead in IKWYDLS, she was so stinking good in this. Not as good as Scream but SMG kicked it up a notch.

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Alan Tudyk

Born March 16, 1971

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Noteworthy

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  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story – Steve the Pirate. I don’t know that I need to say anything else. Tudyk played a guy who identified as a pirate.
  • Tucker and Dale vs Evil – I LOVE this movie and I will watch it when there is nothing else that strikes my fancy. Tudyk is Tucker – a country boy that just wants to enjoy some fishing at his new cabin. Horror is close at hand and there is a lot of funny mixed in with a truly good plot.
  • Wreck-It Ralph – Tudyk is King Candy and he is doing his best Ed Wynn impersonation the whole time.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – As one of the big names in all of Geekdom, Tudyk made the step into the Star Wars Universe by voicing K-2SO one of the best droids to ever come out of that particular realm of space-based fantasy.

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What if the Flintstones Were More Realistic?

What if the Flintstones Were More Realistic?

Slate.com had a great review of DC Comics new version of The Flintstones. Gone is the goofy group of cave people that lived in a little town called bedrock. Wilma and Fred are still here but they are less like the Honey Mooners and more up to date in a 1 million year BCE way. More up to date topics are covered – including gay marriage. The dinosaurs are still there and they still have personalities but more than just: “It’s a living.” These dinos reflect on their plight in life. All in all, it looks like a good book and with the first 6 issues being in trade paperback form, this might have to be something that I pick up to read. But my thought is: What if the Flintstones Were More Realistic?


Source: Mark Russell and Steve Pugh’s comic book reboot of The Flintstones, reviewed.


All of that being said, I wonder what it would be like if The Flinstones were a little more realistic:

  1. Family Time? Not so much. Try small groups with no family units. The strongest male is the winner and the ruler. The men would hunt, the women would do everything else, most likely.
  2. The Wheel – No cars with foot power. Not only no cars but really all simple machines would have been out of their reach. Sad non-scientific cavemen. Also, no dino driven washing machines, cameras or record players. Not a single luxury – wait a minute that is the wrong sitcom.
  3. Dinosaurs – Nope, no dinosaurs but they would have had oversized and undersized mammals and lizards. These mammals would have been their main source of food, clothing, etc. And no Dino especially the talking version that we had from time to time in the old cartoon.
  4. Jobs – If simple machines eluded our ancestors, then employment would have been over their heads for sure. Now, that is not to say that Og the caveman might not have been regulated to cleaning the back of the cave but not paying jobs at the local gravel pit for Mr Slate.
  5. Bloody, Short Lives – In reality, without the intervention of the Great Gazoo, the Flintstones would have had very short, very dismal, very bloody lives. Of course, you have to have the Great Gazoo – especialy voice by Harvey Corman.