I’ve seen a number of these “Kids These Days” memes floating around, so I thought I’d do one of my own…
Feel free to save, like and share the image on the web, just give a link back, please!
I just finished watching Battle: Los Angeles and was pleasantly surprised with the film. I hadn’t heard much about this movie, but was in the mood for some kind of sci-fi / combat action type movie and the trailers I watched didn’t seem too over-hyped.
It seems like they were going for a sort of “Black Hawk Down” meets “War of the Worlds” a la Tom Cruise (2005) feel to it, as a platoon of U.S. Marines are sent on a mission to rescue trapped civilians before Santa Monica is bombed into oblivion. The platoon, led by a brand-new Second Lieutenant and a crusty, battle-hardened, Staff Sergeant, fight their way through the streets of Los Angeles against an overwhelming force of heavily armed aliens out to exterminate the human race.
There are no real surprises in this film, but if you can overlook a few plot holes and deal with the same old military stereotypes that are in just about any movie about the military, you’ll find a flick filled with almost constant shooting and explosions once the quick character introductions are complete.
Overall, I’m glad I didn’t go see this one on the big screen, but worth a watch on a flat screen at home. Check out the trailer below and if you’d like to watch the entire movie now, click on the following link – Battle Los Angeles
Blood Alley may not be anywhere near one of John Wayne’s best movies, but there are many die-hard John Wayne fans out there who must watch or must have all 200 or so movies he’s been in! This movie starts slowly and the acting is wooden throughout. If anything saves this movie it would be the second half once aboard the boat.
The hero, merchant marine Capt. Tom Wilder, is played by John Wayne. Leading lady, Lauren Bacall is Cathy Grainger. Paul Fix (“The Rifleman”) plays terribly stereotypical Chinaman, Mr Tso, and other white actors playing Chinese roles, including Anita Ekberg (Wei Ling) and Mike Mazurki (Big Han).
Captain Miller is serving time in a Chinese prison and is sprung by the local villagers led by Grainger, the daughter of an American doctor. The plan is for Wilder to help them escape from Communist China to Hong Kong aboard a steam powered, paddle-wheel boat.
Released in 1955 with a plot set against a Chinese backdrop, this flick is full of racial stereotypes. This was also made at a time when white actors played many non-white roles. Bloody Alley was no different with Paul Fix cast as “Mr Tso.”
The movie was filmed in the San Francisco area.
So, I am planning to undertake some DIY remodeling in the near future and was pricing power tools online. While searching on Amazon for a good deal on a cordless drill and a miter saw, an unusual item showed up in my search results. When I selected to sort from lowest to highest price, the first item was a retro, white molded plastic type bar stool with cushion. I actually love this style and thought the stool looked great! Much to my delight, the item was listed for $0.00 with $0.00 shipping and they still have them in stock! I thought to myself, what a great deal! These would look wonderful at a kitchen bar when I remodel my home!
I clicked on the “add to cart” link, thinking that another price would show up, but the item was still being processed at $0.00. I upped the quantity to 4 (I’d need four for the kitchen counter bar). The total was still $0.00. I’ll bet my son and daughter-in-law would like a set for his house (We have similar taste). Let’s make that 8! Eight cool, retro bar stools for a grand total of $0.00! I’m such a savvy shopper!
O.K., so it’s time to check out. Any time now, I will click and the total will change. Shipping address…O.K., done! Method of payment…Gift card option is available…I still have a $0.00 balance on my gift cards, I’ll use that! Any second now, I’m going to get some kind of error message…Nope! My order was successful! What the…?
An hour or so later, I was checking my email when I received a notice that my order was cancelled:
Greetings from Amazon.com,
We’re writing to inform you that your order 105-2472485-2461855 from DesignerSeating has been canceled.
In most cases, you pay for items when we ship them to you, so you won’t be charged for items that are canceled. In some cases (e.g., you use a gift card or your debit card is processed as a PIN-less transaction), you may see a charge for a canceled item. If you are charged for a canceled item, we will refund you within 1-2 business days.
If you’re still interested in this item, please search for it again on Amazon.com.
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We value you as a customer and hope you will continue shopping on Amazon.com.
8 of Designer Modern Lily Arm Chair White with Black Cushion
There was a link to the item, so I went back to Amazon.com to see that, LO and BEHOLD, these spiffy chairs had a new price of $125! (Shipping was still FREE!)
Oh, well, I guess it was too good to be true! But now I’m wondering…Are they legally bound to honor the transaction since the chairs were in stock, I ordered them for the advertised price, and the transaction was processed? Any lawyers out there want to take this case? -LOL-
Anyhoo…I still plan on searching for some of those super deals on Amazon.com and, yeah, if I see something listed for $0.00 with FREE shipping again, I’ll order it! I mean, hey, I’ve still got that $0 balance on my Amazon.com Gift Cards to spend!