Posted on August 16, 2008
Tropic Thunder is Badass AND a Poncho Update
First of all, can I say, that Tropic Thunder is THE BEST movie I have EVER seen. EVER. Period. It is so badass that words can not explain how much I enjoyed that film. Every single second fo the movie is absolutely hilarious, and packed with action. The combination of Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Robert Downer Jr, and Jack Black, is absolutely perfect. These guys just feed off of each other in a symphony of comedic perfection. Seriously, I have never laughed so hard. Ever. Please, go see it. You will not be disappointed.
I love war movies, and comedy, and the mixture of these two fused together, was just pefect. I have to say that RDJ playing a black man was absolutely hilarious, even though he was really supposed to be portraying a stingy irish (English? not sure, basing off of accent, which I’m not a good judge), which was just hilarious on so many levels.
Anyway, go see it. I guarantee that it is money well spent. In fact, if you don’t enjoy it, I will pay your movie fees back. Ok, I lied, I won’t pay them back. But if you are one of the three people that read my blog, I know that you probably enjoy my sense of humor, and in that case, you’ll enjoy this movie. haha
On another note, I found that god damn annoying metallic vibrating noise that has been driving me crazy on my ’56 pontiac. I narrowed it down to something in the passenger side exhaust system (thanks to evan, and a lot of help from the guys on the HAMB on this thread I started: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=286674)
Anyway, took the poncho down to the muffler shop I had my dual Flow 40’s installed at (Bobs Discount Muffler on Grape Street, downtown), and talked to the owner, an old New Yorker named Bob Napolitano (hes a fuckin BA!), and he narrowed it down to being the heat riser in the passenger side exhaust manifold. The riser is apparently blown out, and there is a butterfly in the riser that stays closed while the exhaust heats up through the engine, and when warm, the buttefly opens and allows the hot exhuast to run out through the manifold and out through the pipes. Apparently that butterfly had worn out and was rattling around in the riser in the manifold. Typical on old cars apparently. I’m dropping her off at old Bob’s discount muffler on Monday on my way to work, and hes going to fix that and an exhaust leak I have out of my passenger side manifold during the day, and I’ll pick up after work.
God, I love that car! Turns a lot of heads. Was out for margaritas all afternoon today with Dani, Cam, and Chessmaster Cass, and got a lot of thumbs ups, and one from a guy cruising a sweet 1959 bel air.
Anyway, I’m heading to bed, we are cruising out to San V tomorrow morning around 5:45 AM (Me, evan, jamie, dani, cam, and Kjo) to get a good morning session in while the water is glassy, then will prob be chillin all afternoon.
Peace out T&Ters.