After lunch today, I walked to the Salvation Army Thrift Store to look around. I happened to be checking out the CDs that were there and came across these 2 classic 1990s albums for $1.99 each. It just so happened that I recently found out what the title of this one song from the 1990s was the other day on the Music Choice 90s channel. It was Be My Lover by La Bouche. The disc has a minor scratch on it, not a problem since my speakers for my CD player are all static and choppy sound, I just ripped it to my Laptop.
The second CD I found was This Fire by Paula Cole. another artist who had a few 1990s hits. I also recently found out what that song title is that Family Guy parodied for the Quahog Creek theme song, titled I Don't Want To Wait. So I only spent $4.24 due to Pennsylvania's 6% sales tax. So the Salvation Army isn't that expensive after all.
I love the death metal cover band Ten Masked Men. For those who do not know who they are, Ten Masked Men is a Death Metal cover band that covers pop songs. Sadly they don't tour and they are based in the UK so you cannot buy their CDs in the USA or download their albums on iTunes or Amazon.
The other day I was thinking about some DVDs that never got a proper anamorphic widescreen release. If you own an HDTV and you have an older DVD that is non anamorphic, meaning it won't expand out to your screen, you only get bars all around the picture. So here is my list of movies that need it really bad.
Home Alone 2. There is an anamorphic Blu-Ray of this on the market now but DVD wise there is only a non anamorphic version out. I have a Blu Ray Player so I'll pick up the BD version around Christmastime.
The Game. The Game had gotten a HD DVD release but that is now a dead format. It needs a proper BD release and Anamorphic DVD release.
Escape From Alcatraz. This had a non anamorphic DVD release when DVD first came out and it's time for a proper anamorphic release.
Destroy All Monsters. All USA DVD releases of this classic Godzilla movie were all non anamorphic and need a proper anamorphic release.
Day's of Thunder. Another one of the first DVD's released was you guessed it non anamorphic. Anyway I have the Blu Ray so I am content.
Did you know that the Coca-Cola Lehigh Valley Bottling Plant uses real Sugar in the Coke they make? Yep they sure do. They are the only Coca-Cola Bottling plant in the USA that does. On the bottle's it is labeled as sucrose which is another name for sugar. The Coke goes down easier than High Fructose Corn Syrup coke. LV Coke is the real thing not the HFCS Coke. LV Coke tastes just like the Mexican Coca-Cola also. In Hazleton PA we don't get out coke from the Lehigh Valley Bottling plant for some reason.
I love diver watches. They are really indestructible, well almost. I have had 3 of them so far, the longest one is my Casio Quartz Super Illuminator 200M Water Resistant Watch with a rubber watch band. Now Diver Watches are not just for diver's anyone can wear one. You can bang them around and they still work. They are good for people who work in blue collar jobs or police officers as well. Anyone can wear them. If your job is a very physical job you should wear a dive watch because they hold up longer than a regular watch would. They are also very fashionable to wear also. I personally recommend the rubber strap, that way you don't have to worry about having to take links off the band to fit your wrist. Most diver's wear the rubber strap to fit the watch over their wetsuit. Diver Watches are usually expensive but not always. Casio makes an affordable one. Timex ones don't hold up well due to the luminous positions on the dial tend to fall off. So go out and buy a diver watch.
It has been a great while since I had reviewed an new CD. So the other day I bought Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Deluxe Edition on CD. It's even better than Pink Friday. So PFRR is more about Nicki Minaj's alter ego, Roman Zolanski, which is a play on film director Roman Polanski. WARNING: just about every track on this album contains the F-word. Track 4 Beez in the Trap has the F-word in every other track. I don't mind all of the F-words at all. I'm not the type who repeats the lyrics or anything like that. So the album is NSFW. There are 19 tracks on the Deluxe edition. the tracklisting is as follows.
Come on a Cone
I Am Your Leader
Beez in the Trap
Right By My Side
Sex in the Lounge
Pound the Alarm
Turn Me On
Va Va Voom
Now the standard edition has 19 tracks, the deluxe edition has 22. Turn Me On is the Single she did with David Guetta from his album Nothing but the Beat. RRDE is better than her original album Pink Friday, it is longer and features more collaborations with other rappers. Some songs have a pop song feel to them most of them however are rap songs. On a scale of 1-10 I give this 8.5 stars out of 10. It's not for everybody. If you don't want the Parental Advisory version, Walmart has the edited version.
I was in Big Lots today and was looking around when I stumbled across a book by Kate Gosselin. I did not buy the book that was $3. But all I did was shake my head in dismay. The book is probably ghostwritten or with help by one for that matter. The book is titled, I Just Wanted You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family. For $3 that book was expensive. Even If they gave it away for free it would still be expensive. Kate Gosselin is washed up and nobody gives a damn about her pity party anymore. She shouldn't be famous to begin with and we should all ignore her and maybe she would go the hell away! This book also bombed. I wonder why? It's a real no brainer. I didn't buy it. and I'm sure nobody else will either. This book can be used for toilet paper though.
I was watching Swrv one day and I happened to see a music video for a boy band called Mindless Behavior. One of the members, Roc Royal, should know his history. Why? For one he is an African American who was wearing a Confederate Kepi. For those of you who don't know American history, the Confederate Army, aka the South fought to keep slavery. I am not African American, but I find it insulting for an African American wearing a Confederate kepi. It's ironic and sad that we have to see this today. I'd think that someone of his age should know his history and maybe realize what grey means. By the way there were no blacks that served in the confederate army except for slaves of generals and officers. Here is a picture of this irony.
The other day I was thinking about some cars that Hot Wheels really should make. Most of them on this list are TV and Movie cars, while some are not.
Batman Forever and Batman and Robin Batmobiles. Well Since Mattel has already made the 1989 Batmobile, the 1966, and the Tumbler, why not make the Joel Schumacher era Batmobiles even though nobody likes the movies the cars deserve a chance.
Wagon Queen Family Truckster. Well this car has never been made in diecast form whatsoever. It is a legendary movie car after all. On the downside National Lampoon's Vacation is rated R so seeing a hot wheels version of the wagon is unlikely, but you never know.
1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer from Jaws. I love the custom Amity Police Department 1975 Chevy K5 Blazer with the top removed and the light bar on it. It is a really cool car from Jaws and it is one of the most memorable police vehicles in movie history. A replica just sold for $22,000 at the Barret Jackson Auction in Palm Beach FL.
The General Lee. Why hasn't Mattel made this car yet? They already have a '69 Dodge Charger in the line and all they have to do is modify it a little bit to make this legend.
Rolls-Royce Phantom. In the early days of Hot Wheels, there was a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in the line and later came a Phantom II. Since Then a Rolls-Royce hasn't been in the Hot Wheels line since the 1995 FAO Schwarz 24k Gold Classics 3-Pack. So If they still have the Rolls-Royce license they could make one.
Ferrari 456 GT Venice Wagon. Yes This is not a Joke a several of these obscure cars were made by Ferrari for the Sultan of Brunei and they would make a perfect addition to the Hot Wheels lineup.
Yugo GV. Yes that's right a Yugo GV. Probably the worst car ever made. It would be one of the more obscure hot wheels cars in the line. Everyone Needs a Yugo Sometime... Even a Hot Wheels one.
Grumman-Olson P800. You're probably wondering what is that? You've probably seen one of these everyday but you don't know what kind of truck it is. Give up? It's the UPS Package cars with the rounded off front and round headlights. It would be a cool one indeed.
Subaru 360. Here is a tip to Mattel, make more Subaru's and older Japanese cars. So far Hot Wheels has made 2 Subaru's and one upcoming. It would be real nice to see them make their first car they sold here back in 1968.
GEO Tracker/ Chevrolet Tracker. Why Hasn't anyone made this legendary SUV? It's a classic American car that is really a rebadged Suzuki. They Sold zillions of these things and they never got a toy version. What A Crock. I hope to see one in my lifetime.