Conan the Barbarian

I just watched the 2011 re-imagining of Conan the Barbarian. I haven’t seen the 1982 original since the 80’s so I can’t really compare. This one was very good, lots of excitement, pretty non-stop action. I would give it a solid 3.5 of 5 stars.
[From Wikipedia]  Conan the Barbarian is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (animated and live-action), video games, role-playing games, and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 for a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine.
[From Wikipedia] Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 American sword and sorcery film based on the character of the same name created by Robert E. Howard. The film is a new interpretation of the Conan mythology, and is not related to the films featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It stars Jason Momoa in the title role, alongside Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, and Bob Sapp with Marcus Nispel directing. Morgan Freeman narrates the film.

Arrrrrrgh!

  • Me,  when Robert says we can’t get something, needed by the pharmacy, because we’re moving into a new building soon! 
  • Kelly, when a teacher calls work and the first word is “Graham”
  • Rhonda, when she has to come into work
  • Heather, when a Dan Fogelberg or James Taylor song plays
  • Michelle, after driving into work
  • Katie, baseline

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

I watched “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (for the umpteenth time) on Svengoolie (ME TV). This 1966 movie starring Barney,  I mean Don Knotts, is hilarious.  I give it a 5 out of 5 for these types of movies. Here is a write-up I found:  1966 film by Alan Rafkin. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a 1966 American comedy-drama film starring Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who spends a night in a haunted house, which is located in the fictitious community of Rachel, Kansas. The working title was Running Scared. The title is presumably a humorous variation of the film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947).Wikipedia

Milton Eagles Basketball (2019/2020)

Traveled to Alpharetta after work today, met Tim, and went to Milton High School to watch the Varsity Milton Eagles boys play North Forsyth in basketball. They are very good this year, 21-4-0 overall and 10-0-0 in the region.They won tonight 73-59. Milton is ranked 107th in the nation and 3rd in Georgia. This was the last regular season game of the year, Playoffs are next.

Playoff Update

West Forsyth (W) 61 – 50
South Forsyth (W) 61 – 54
Central Gwinnett (W) 86 – 63
North Cobb (W) 72 – 57
Newton (W) 68 – 62
Wheeler (Final 4) (L) 59 47

Milton ended the 2019/2020 season 26-5.
They ended the year ranked nationally 114 and 5th in the state of Georgia.

Smokin’ Aces

Watched the movie Smokin’ Aces last night.  I would give it 3 out of 5 stars and would compare it to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Here is a write-up on the film: Smokin’ Aces is a 2006 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. The film centers on the chase for Las Vegas magician turned mafia informant Buddy “Aces” Israel (Jeremy Piven), on whom a one million dollar bounty is placed. The ensemble cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy García, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine, and Matthew Fox, all co-starring as the various individuals attempting to either capture or protect Israel.