Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jurasic World

Jurassic World - starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard.  The events in Jurassic World take place 22 years after the events of "The Lost World".  The island has morphed into a theme park giving guests an up close look at the prehistoric dinosaurs.  In an effort to keep the park new and relevant, the parks geneticists decide to push the envelope and come up with a new dinosaur that will keep people coming to the park.  Unfortunately, they pushed too far and came up with a creature they find they can no longer contain, that's when the fun ensues.  It's a fun summer action film, I would't put it in the category of the first 2 movies in the series though.  Chris Pratt's acting seemed to consist of him scowling and looking angry, it's probably the first role I've seen him in that I didn't particularly like.  Bryce Dallas Howard seemed a bit stiff in her role too.  The dinosaurs were also surprisingly underwhelming, I thought they were much better in the first two films.  It's definitely worth a watch, don't get your expectations too high though.

I'll give it 3 out of 5 stars (*****)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

POTpourri

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid was selected 1st overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Draft!



I'm interested to see this guy play, he's the most hyped prospect to come into the NHL in quite some time.  I only wish the Arizona Coyotes had won the first pick of the draft.  The Coyotes drafted Dylan Strome with the 3rd overall pick of the draft.  They also picked up Nicholas Merkley with the last pick of the first round.  Hopefully, they will be playing in Arizona.  The Minnesota Wild meanwhile added Joel Eriksson Ek with their first round pick.  Complete NHL Draft tracker here.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns was selected 1st overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft!



Towns really is a perfect fit the the Timberwolves, I couldn't be happier, he's got a terrific all around game.  I'm really loving the Timberwolves young nucleus.  The Wolves also traded their 2 second round picks to the Cavs to acquire Tyus Jones.  I love that move, Jones may not be the best athlete in the draft, but his basketball IQ is off the charts, he makes everyone else better and he's not afraid to take the big shot.  He will be a perfect fit as Ricky Rubio's back up.  A few more tweaks and the Wolves will be set.

The Suns drafted Kentucky OG Devin Booker with their first round pick.  He was apparently one of the best shooters available in the draft and with the way the game is changing that's a valuable commodity to have.  Still, it's not a move that moves the needle for me, he's a long way from contributing major minutes.  In the second round, the Suns picked Booker's college teammate Andrew Harrison, and almost immediately dealt him to the Grizzlies for Jon Leuer. The Suns really seem mired in mediocrity, that's a spot that can be hard to get out of.

You can see the complete draft results here.  First round grades here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

AZ Tidbits

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TPSG 2015 NBA Mock Draft 3.0

The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday, it's time for a final mock draft, here goes:
  1. Minnesota Timberwolves - Karl Anthony Towns - C - Kentucky *
  2. Los Angeles Lakers - Jahlil Okafor - C - Duke
  3. Philadelphia 76ers - DeAngelo Russell - PG - Ohio State
  4. New York Knicks - Kristaps Porzingis - PF - Latvia *
  5. Orlando Magic - Justise Winslow - SF - Duke 
  6. Sacramento Kings - Mario Hezonja - SF - Croatia 
  7. Denver Nuggets - Emmanuel Mudiay - PG - Congo *
  8. Detroit Pistons - Trey Lyles - PF - Kentucky 
  9. Charlotte Hornets - Devin Booker - OG - Kentucky 
  10. Miami Heat - Stanley Johnson - SF - Arizona
  11. Indiana Pacers - Willie Cauley Stein - C - Kentucky 
  12. Utah Jazz - Myles Turner - C - Texas 
  13. Phoenix Suns - Frank Kaminsky - C - Wisconsin
  14. Oklahoma City Thunder - Cameron Payne - PG - Murray State *
  15. Atlanta Hawks - Kelly Oubre - SF - Kansas *
  16. Boston Celtics - Bobby Portis - PF - Arkansas 
  17. Milwaukee Bucks - R.J. Hunter - OG - Georgia State
  18. Houston Rockets - Tyus Jones - PG - Duke
  19. Washington Wizards - Jerian Grant - PG - Notre Dame *
  20. Toronto Raptors - Sam Dekker - SF - Wisconsin
  21. Dallas Mavericks - Delon Wright - PG - Utah
  22. Chicago Bulls - Rondae Hollis Jefferson - SF - Arizona 
  23. Portland Trail Blazers - Kevon Looney - PF - UCLA 
  24. Cleveland Cavaliers - Terry Rozier - PG - Louisville  
  25. Memphis Grizzlies - Jarell Martin - PF - LSU *
  26. San Antonio Spurs - Rashad Vaughn - OG - UNLV 
  27. Los Angeles Lakers - Justin Anderson - OG - Virginia 
  28. Boston Celtics - Norman Powell - OG UCLA
  29. Brooklyn Nets - Montrezl Harrell - PF - Louisville
  30. Golden State Warriors - Christian Wood - PF - UNLV
Karl Anthony-Towns is looking more and more like a lock to the Timberwolves at the top of the draft, and rightfully so, he's clearly the best all around player coming out of this draft.  I'm still holding out some hope too that the Wolves can somehow also trade into the middle of the first round and pick up Tyus Jones to backup Ricky Rubio.  

The Suns are at the whim of the 12 teams picking ahead of them.  I would guess one of the following:  Stanley Johnson, Myles Turner, Trey Lyles or Frank Kaminsky.  I could see them trying to trade up too, or perhaps down if they could add a solid veteran.

Previous Mocks:  1.0 & 2.0

EDIT:
Correct picks
*** Complete draft results here ***

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Most American Thickburger

This Carl's Jr commercial looks much better than the actual burger.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rants & Ramblings

  • How can you be Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty at the same time?  You're either Pro-Life or you're not Pro-Life!!!  Make a choice already
  • How do climate change deniers, who rail against scientists for taking donations to fund their climate change research, justify climate change deniers also taking in boatloads of donations from the fossil fuel industry to fund their research?  
  • How do you not take the World Cup away from Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022? 
  • If God were so opposed to vaccinations, why did he give us the knowledge to come up with vaccinations in the first place?  Wouldn't that be part of his plan also?  
  • How can Republicans run as populists when their economic plans are no different from the economic plans that created the income inequality in the first place?  
  • Why on earth would anyone want a third Bush Presidency?   The first 2 were complete disasters.  Are our memories really that short?   
  • How can any sane person be opposed to sensible gun control laws?   Do we really want to live in a society where everyone has to carry a gun to feel safe?   
  • What is the point of having party operatives on the Sunday morning political talk shows?  All they do is parrot the party talking points and try to distort that of their opponent.  How about some real discussion of the issues?  
  • Of course Hillary Clinton's poll numbers went down when she was no longer running unopposed, that's common sense when you add more options for people to select from, let's not overthink it, it's not of sign of people souring on her.     
  • Doesn't rigging congressional districts and suppressing the vote run diametrically opposite of what the founding fathers envisioned for this country?   

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bernie Sanders on Real Time

Once again, he speaks a lot of common sense.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

POTpourri

Friday, June 19, 2015

Random Hot Girl Dancing

I haven't posted a random hot girl dancing in a while.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2016 Presidential Field Update

Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are now both officially in.  That increases the Republican field to 12 and counting with the Democratic field remaining at 4, for now anyways.

Here's how they rank in my opinion (as far as their chances):

Democrats:
  1. Hillary Clinton
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Martin O'Malley
  4. Lincoln Chafee
Republicans
  1. Marco Rubio
  2. Jeb Bush
  3. Rand Paul
  4. Mike Huckabee
  5. Ben Carson
  6. Rick Santorum
  7. Rick Perry
  8. Lindsey Graham
  9. George Pataki
  10. Carly Fiorina
  11. Ted Cruz
  12. Donald Trump
Jeb Bush has to be considered one of the GOP front runners.  For better or worse, he has name recognition, tons of cash and a seemingly moderate agenda.  He's as close to Mitt Romney and John McCain as there is in this race and that's a good thing, in the blue states anyways.  He does have to carry the burden of the family name though and the far right for the most part are not fans.

Donald Trump is letting his ego get the best of him, nobody, and I mean nobody, wants a Donald Trump Presidency.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

War on Christianity?

Bill Maher makes a good point, who exactly is attacking Christianity?