Rise of the Guardians, a New Superhero Movie

Smutty is always looking for a superhero movie, but does not usually find them in the Holiday films between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This year is an exception.

Rise of the Guardians is a fresh take on the idea of a superhero and the role of Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman and the Easter Bunny.  The visuals from Dreamworks are as rich and stunning as Smutty could hope for in an animated movie.

And how can you lose with voicing from Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Chris Pine?  Smutty believes this is the next holiday classic.

The bad guy here is fear going by the name Pitch.  He of course, wants to take over the world, not understanding that Smutty already has done this.  The concept is fresh, the pacing brisk enough to keep the attention of little humans and the voices snappy and funny.  This movie will make you believe again.

 

Black Friday Morphs into Black Thursday

Smutty loves turkey and naps.  A day that celebrates both is Smutty’s idea of a perfect holiday.  So, the idea of giving up any part of a day of food, family and napping leaves Smutty baffled.

Why, oh why, would anyone get up from a feast and leave to go shopping?  For stuff no one needs?

What about leftovers?  What about seconds? What about the naps during the Christmas movies?

black Thursday

Smutty says it is time to put an end to the madness.  Keep Thanksgiving sacred.  Don’t shop unless it’s from your couch.  Use your laptop or tablet to browse.  Don’t leave your family to go shopping.

If you do go, don’t complain when you return to no pie or dark meat from the turkey.  Thanksgiving shopping for anything other than gravy and cranberry sauce is just wrong.

Finally a New Take on Zombies

SmuttySmutty likes a good zombie movie as well as the next feline, but lately the whole zombie thing has been a little flat.  Too much sameness, not enough surprises.

But now, Brad Pitt of all humans, has saved us from the dreariness of repetition.  World War Z, the zombie movie you have been waiting for.  Again, the zombies come to us in the form of a virus (what’s up with that, are they cooking some virus that might create zombies), it tracks Gerry Lane (Pitt) as he tries to find the start of the epidemic and end it.  Hey, isn’t this usually Bruce Willis’ job?

If the entire movie lives up to the trailer, Smutty will be a happy feline.  The trailer enlists viewer interest in what happens to the central character and has you rooting for him to win.  This is a critical plot point many action movies ignore.  Smutty actually wants Lane to win.  Some zombie movies are so poorly done Smutty roots for the zombies.

Smutty will bank up some naps so he can catch the scheduled release date in June, 2013.

Roll Up Your Fur and Get To Work

Obama-Biden-ClintonGood morning America, Smutty is wrapping up his coverage of the 2012 election.  Everyone is exhausted from trying to keep track of the ups and downs but mostly just thankful its over.

Now its time to get to work.  Be serious, every kitten and pup knows that if you give one person more food or toys, they don’t turn around and start passing out the extras.  That is the essence of the “trickle down” theory of economics.  Republicans, let it go.  We are struggling to cut a deficit and provide compassionate safety nets for lower-income humans.

Someone has to pay more, it should be those who can afford it.  Digging in your heels and refusing to budge on tax increases for the rich equates to rewarding a toddler for throwing a tantrum.  Every time he wants something, he will scream like Donald Trump, knowing you are a wuss who will give in.  In the animal kingdom, Smutty just delivers a swift paw to the head and they straighten right up.  Try it, it works.

Businesses large and small; shut up and attend to business.  Paying for healthcare is part of being in business.  If you can’t afford to treat your employees like humans instead of insects to be stomped on, get out of business and get a job.  Oh, what’s that?  There are no jobs?  Cause your rich friends sent their money to the Cayman Islands and their jobs to China?  Take a note from GM and Chrysler who got bailed out and started ramping up their production in the country that stood behind them when times were bad.  Or, look to Ford whose top guy took a $1.00 per year salary until they turned things around.

In other words, suck it up, take responsibility for your own future and be willing to make sacrifices for your business, employees, community and country.  If you cannot do this, get out.  America has enough whiny, arrogant, entitled idiots and one less is a good thing.

Check out the constitution.  It offers equal opportunity for all.  This means that roadblocks to success like crime, poverty, poor education and lack of proper health care an nutrition have to be removed so EVERYONE can rise to their personal best.  Kicking those without access and calling them lazy without leveling the playing field is like peeing in the water hole.  Of no benefit to anyone and a possible killer of everyone.

So, humans (and dogs), Smutty offers you two paws of hope and friendship.  No matter if your candidate won or lost, the work still remains.

Roll up your fur or sleeves and get to work.

Smutty needs a nap now, then back to our regular programming.

(Thanks to Greywolf and DKemp Designs)

Salt Lake Tribune Says ‘Too Many Mitts’

RomneyLiesAgainJust in case you needed any more convincing to vote for President Obama, here is an article reprinted from the NPR.  Smutty says go Vote.

The biggest newspaper in the state likely to give Mitt Romney his biggest margin on Election Day has endorsed Barack Obama for president.

The Salt Lake Tribune‘s endorsement, which is titled “Too Many Mitts,” praises Romney for his “singular role in rescuing Utah’s organization of the 2002 Olympics from a cesspool of scandal” and declares him Utah’s “favorite adopted son.”

But the newspaper’s editorial board says the Romney it has gushed over since his 2002 Olympic performance is not the same Romney running for president in 2012.

“As the party’s shape-shifting nominee,” the Tribune says, “Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: ‘Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?’ ”

The endorsement praises Obama as “a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day.”

For more than a century, the Tribune has been perceived as the left-leaning, non-Mormon — sometimes anti-Mormon — daily newspaper in a Democratic city in a Mormon-dominated state.

The Tribune has endorsed Republicans from time to time, but it also endorsed Obama in 2008.

The paper’s endorsement “undermines part of Romney’s narrative,” says David Magleby of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University, a school owned by the Mormon Church.

“It is potentially damaging to Romney in that the paper always praised his skills in managing the Olympics,” Magleby says, “and is now criticizing how those same skills have evolved on the presidential stage.”

But Magleby says the endorsement will not change many votes in Utah, where he predicts an Election Day tally of at least 70 percent for Romney.

“It could be the largest margin in any state,” he says.

The Romney campaign has yet to respond to a request for comment, but we’ll post any comment here if and when the campaign responds.

But Kirk Jowers, a long-time Romney adviser and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, says the Tribune “got it wrong.”

Jowers says he’s known Romney since 1994 and says the Republican nominee “is the same man with the same character and the same values, and he’s the same singular force who saved the Olympics.”

Romney, Jowers adds, “is the singular force to save the country.”

Jowers doesn’t believe the endorsement will have any impact inside or outside Utah. The Romney campaign, he says, is more concerned about newspaper endorsements in battleground states such as Florida and Ohio.

The Tribune editorial board says it “had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago.”

“The president has earned a second term,” the endorsement says. “Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.”

Republicans for Obama

Well, Smutty has seen it all.  In a hotly, sometimes rudely, contested election for President some prominent Republicans have good things to say about President Obama.

Smutty will let you see the videos for yourself.  First Colin Powell endorses Obama.  Then, in the aftermath of the vicious hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie becomes Obama’s new BFF.

It seems that some people recognize competence over political partisanship.  What a refreshing human trait.  Smutty is moved to skip a nap.

And, if you need more convincing, this was posted on Politico from the FB page of Irish Americans for Obama;

Usually when you’re having problems in a relationship, someone else shows up promising you heaven on earth, promising to be a million times better. Before you know it, you’ve dived into a bad rebound relationship you eventually regret!

Mitt Romney is promising you a fresh new happy relationship. But just take a look at his last relationship with the people of Massachusetts, where he was elected and served as Governor for 4 years. That ended very very badly. Ladies and gentlemen, he’s 30 POINTS BEHIND in his own state!

If the people of MA who ACTUALLY know the real Mitt are not buying the snake oil he’s selling, why should you? Folks, the man is not an angel coming to save you; he’s a fraud!

If you renew your contract with Baragh O’bama (Barak Obama sp), I promise, this country will once again experience a booming economy like we had when Bill Clinton was President.