Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Born April 7, 1964

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Noteworthy

  • The Quick and the Dead – I LOVE this movie. Crowe plays a former gunslinger forced to be one again. He is in a quick draw competition set up by Gene Hackman. Maybe not his best role but a flick that I love.
  • Gladiator – Crowe is Maximus! Great period piece set in the Roman Empire. Ridley Scot at his best… maybe? This role got him an Oscar.
  • A Beautiful Mind – A biopic about John Nash. Crowe plays Nash. Tear jerking and it got him an Oscar nod.
  • 3:10 to Yuma – Crowe is Ben Wade, the baddie in this western. I have watched the old one and the new one, they are both great but Crowe is the highlight of the movie. Though he and Christian Bale do play well together.
  • Les Miserables – Crowe brings Javert to life. I know a lot of people did not dig him in this role but I loved it.
  • The Nice Guys – Crowe plays Jackson Healy. I really loved this movie and Crowe needs to play funny a lot more often. He and Ryan Gosling need to play in Shane Black’s world a lot more often.

There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.

-Russell Crowe

My Podcast Playlist

I am a podcast junkie. Not a day has gone by that I have not listened to a few podcasts a day over the last several years. I use Beyond Pod to control my podcast habit. I usually listen them at 1.5 times the normal speed. Each of the podcasts below will get its own...

I Am a Bad Gamer

I am a bad gamer. I hardly ever buy a game when it first comes out. I like a hard copy of the game and at times I am turned off by the multiplayer/online aspect of most games. I am not saying that I am opposed to first run games, but I am opposed to paying the money...

To Kill a Mocking-Jay

Oh, to Kill a Mocking-Jay. A few minutes of DragonCon exposure and my mind is unfurling in ways it hasn’t since my first warehouse rave in the year 2000; a psychotropic may or may not have had something to do with the trippiness of that former experience.  Likewise,...

Uma Thurman

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Forgotten Books – Sorta

Forgotten Books - Sorta Yes, I'm a geek hence the reason I write for thisgeeksworld.com.  Or at least I was before kids when I still had time for geeky endeavors. Video games have taken a back seat to Elmo and the rest of the Sesame Street gang, Epic Rap Battles of...
Elton John

Elton John

Elton John

Born March 25, 1947

Since the 1960s, Elton John has been creating the soundtrack, the musical feeling of our pop-culture. From pop hits such as Crocodile Rock to taking his hits about Marilyn Monroe and re-writing them for Princess Diana, he is one of the most prolific artists of the modern age.

Noteworthy

I’ve always wanted to smash a guitar over someone’s head. You just can’t do that with a piano.

-Elton John

No Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4 – WTF

I have received bad news that is affecting my ability to play a video game. No Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4 - WTF. I mean really Sony, WTF! Early in the summer, XBOX One made the jump with the folks from Bethesda, they turned on Mods for a console. Fallout 4 players on...

Star Wars: The FanBoy Awakens

I am a bit late to the party when it comes to Star Wars: The Force Awakens but it certainly is enough of a pop-culture phenom that I want to take some time to give it some love. For me this could have been renamed - Star Wars: The FanBoy Awakens! First things first, I...

Ark: Survival Evolved – PS4

Ark: Survival Evolved finally hit PS4! There was great rejoicing. People lost hours, days weeks of their lives and dinos were tamed. I first heard of this game through a friend who was playing it on PC. He was regaling me with tales of dino taming. Crafting everything...

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell Born March 17, 1951   Damn, I love Kurt Russell. He is one of my favorite actors. I don't know that I have seen everything he is in but it is not for lack of trying. Below is a very brief recount of some of my favs. Noteworthy Escape from New York - 80s...

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

I just got through watching Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny for the first time. I am not sure how I have dodged this movie for so long but I am here to tell you, really, very funny, typical Jack Black and something that I will be watching again and sharing with...
will.i.am

will.i.am

will.i.am

Born March 15, 1975

will.i.am musician, songwriter, music producer, actor, a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas – damn is he busy!

If what I am is what’s in me
Then I’ll stay strong – that’s who I’ll be
And I will always be the best
“me” that I can be.

There’s only one me, I am it
Have a dream I’ll follow it
It’s up to me to try.

lyrics – What I Am

You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.

-will.i.am

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders Born April 3, 1982   Cobie Smulders is a comedic genius. Impeccable timing, great delivery and able to hold her own with heavyweights like Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel. Did I mention she is the head of SHIELD in the MCU as well? Noteworthy How I...

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell Born March 17, 1951   Damn, I love Kurt Russell. He is one of my favorite actors. I don't know that I have seen everything he is in but it is not for lack of trying. Below is a very brief recount of some of my favs. Noteworthy Escape from New York - 80s...

To Kill a Mocking-Jay

Oh, to Kill a Mocking-Jay. A few minutes of DragonCon exposure and my mind is unfurling in ways it hasn’t since my first warehouse rave in the year 2000; a psychotropic may or may not have had something to do with the trippiness of that former experience.  Likewise,...

DL Hughley

DL Hughley Born March 6, 1963   DL Hughley first dropped onto my radar when he was part of the Original Kings of Comedy. I had probably seen him before that but this was my first exposure to his style of comedy, his perspective, and his brilliant mind. Noteworthy...

Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4

I finally got my mods for Fallout 4 on PS4! And I can only say it is about time. We, the Playstation using portion of the country, were told we would have mods late spring of 2016. The kibosh was put on that by Bethesda or Sony or both and the delay was on. I kept up...
Tone Loc

Tone Loc

Tone Loc

Born March 3, 1966

Tone Loc was one of those iconic entertainers from my youth that I will never forget. His musical stylings fit the MTV generation that I grew up in and his beats are still rolling around in my head.

Noteworthy

  • Wild Thing & Funky Cold Medina – Classic songs from my childhood. If you have not listened to these two jams you have not lived.
  • Movie Roles: Bebe’s KidsAce Venture: Pet DetectiveThe Adventures of Ford Fairlane – These are just a few of his acting roles but they are also my favorites. His role as Emilio in Ace Venture is classic and proves that his comedy chops are on point.

I’m not about trying to be out here fighting and shooting, stabbing and, you know, all that crap, man.

-Tone Loc

Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser Born March 30, 1957   Paul Reiser has helped to shape our popular culture through his comedy, his writing, his roles in movies or television. Whether you are enjoying Reiser trading quips with a talk show host or appearing on the large or small screen,...

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It Do you think you can tell when someone is interested in your conversation, or into you just by looking at their eyes? Today we will use the science of eye reading to either understand what someone thinks of you, or to improve your ability to let...

I Am a Bad Gamer

I am a bad gamer. I hardly ever buy a game when it first comes out. I like a hard copy of the game and at times I am turned off by the multiplayer/online aspect of most games. I am not saying that I am opposed to first run games, but I am opposed to paying the money...

Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4

I finally got my mods for Fallout 4 on PS4! And I can only say it is about time. We, the Playstation using portion of the country, were told we would have mods late spring of 2016. The kibosh was put on that by Bethesda or Sony or both and the delay was on. I kept up...

Kevin James

Kevin James Born April 26, 1965   Kevin James is a truly funny guy. He has played a variety of roles and he seems to be able to play just about any role, some of which we will dig into below. He is very deft at physical humor but then you watch him act and emote and...
Fats Domino

Fats Domino

Fats Domino

Born February 26, 1928

Lyrics to Fats Domino song Blue Monday

“Blue Monday”

Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
Got to work like a slave all day
Here come Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday
I’m so tired got no time to play

Here come Wednesday, I’m beat to my socks
My gal calls, got to tell her that I’m out
‘Cause Thursday is a hard workin’ day
And Friday I get my pay

Saturday mornin’, oh Saturday mornin’
All my tiredness has gone away
Got my money and my honey
And I’m out on the stand to play

Sunday mornin’ my head is bad
But it’s worth it for the time that I had
But I’ve got to get my rest
‘Cause Monday is a mess

Well, I wouldn’t want to say that I started it (rock & Roll), but I don’t remember anyone else before me playing that kind of stuff.

-Fats Domino

Jason Segel Friend to Muppets

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Passing the Torch or Lightsaber

Passing the Torch or Lightsaber I am one of the few people that can brag about having seen all of the live action star wars movies in the theater.  I’m sure my parents had no idea what they were starting when they took me to see Star Wars in 1977. I’m fairly certain...

Gene Wilder – You Will Be Missed

We lost a star in the comedy firmament on August 29, 2016. I thought about getting this article out the day e passed but I wanted to make sure I had time to think about what I wanted to write, how I wanted to pay tribute, so I waited. All of that being said, Gene...

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Born March 1, 1974   Mark-Paul Gosselaar, yes, Zack Morris his own self. I figured we covered Kelly earlier in the year, why not Zack. Noteworthy Saved by the Bell - This is one of those shows that I probably watched too much as a kid, young adult,...

Chris Farley

Chris Farley Born February 15, 1964   Chris Farley... I don't know where to start. I miss Chris Farley. He was funny as hell. He was as good a physical comedian as anyone ever saw. Noteworthy Saturday Night Live - Some of his skits on SNL are the funniest ever. They...