But I’m so happy with my feet on the ground. So happy my head spins around. Quite content to sit on this fence. Quite content now a little bit older. Because I could be nothing at all.

Bird of Prey was the most fun I’ve had at a movie since Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I’m sure some PC critics are slamming it for foul and vulgar language. It was awesome! Harley inhaled a bunch of cocaine during a big fight scene in a police evidence room and it made her faster and fight better.

Chaotic, yet it’s a richly hued, madly inventive, gleefully violent and happily slapdash contraption with a formidable female at its center. – Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

First off, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, this movie did not need to be R-rated. Most of the R-rated stuff is completely unnecessary. Harley Quinn doesn’t need to be as drug-addled as she is; she doesn’t need to curse so much more than she did in Suicide Squad (which is an odd tonal shift to say the least). There doesn’t need to be the sexual assault stuff which is basically the line I draw for showing this one to my kids.

Birds of Prey should have been PG-13. It would have been a better movie with a less edgy tone and it would perform better at the box office if families could go see it. I also like how it really emphasizes tough female characters and think it’s sort of a shame that it isn’t more appropriate for younger girls….. - Erik Kain Forbes Magazine

2/11/2020

It got to – 1 degree by my Friday morning commute. All in all a great work week.

Tuesday night I had the craving and caved in and after work ordered the Byron’s Dogzilla is a pound of hot dog served in a hot dog bun with all the trimmings. It’s a behemoth of meat, with mustard, relish, onions, tomato slices, a pickle spear, celery salt, and hot peppers.

Thursday night I needed some laughs and found a great source for that craving and ordered Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Its the story of Jay and Silent Bob must journey to Hollywood to stop a reboot of “Bluntman and Chronic.” They’re joined by Jay’s daughter, Milly, and her friends who add “youth and diversity” to the film, which is something every reboot needs, according to another character. Ultimately, the cast is strong, and the abundance of celebrity cameos actually make the movie feel like it’s always doing something to keep the jokes fresh. 

“The Guns Story”: March 10, 2020 Three years in the life of iconic rock guitarist Tracii Guns (founder of L.A. Guns & Guns N’ Roses). With : Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Iggy Pop, Lemmy Kilmister, Paul Black, Michael J. Jagosz,Rob Gardner (L.A. Guns, GNR), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Osbourne), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), Brandon Gibbs (Chip Thrill), Phil Soussan (Osbourne), Ted Andreadis (GNR), Adam Hamilton (L.A. Guns), Scott Foster Harris (LOG), Doni Gray (LOG), Craig McCloskey (LOG), Marc Canter, Dani Tull, Steve Darrow (Hollywood Rose), Mitch Davis, Deborah D. Hyatt, Kristen Heimo, Paula Williams, Brian Perera (Cleopatra Records), Greg Wurth, Jason Rothberg, Jason Kramer, Ricky Mahler

Friday 2/14/2020

The long-running bar of the neighborhood, Wrigleyville North, has closed its doors. We wish them a fond farewell. Thanks for the memories! The owner Jesse passed away. Good guy and I’ll miss a lot of things about this place but not the bitch bartender who let my good cowboy hat get stolen while I was in themen’s room. 

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