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SoCal Beach Brawl breaks out over Coffee and Masks

A bloody brawl broke out in Manhattan Beach after a couple confronted two men for not wearing masks, causing an argument that turned violent when the woman threw coffee into the face of one of the men.

Source: www.foxla.com

Fighting about wearing masks in public Is the new California Pastime

How are her actions helping her? Stay 6 feet away and go on about your business. Leave others be. He did not come and rip her mask off her face. It didn’t even come off during the struggle.

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Why can’t you dislike Chinese restaurants without it being culturally insensitive?

So true. Too much PC stuff cancel culture out there these days. If the food sucks….it sucks.

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“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from prime time on the Travel Channel amid the controversy over his assertion that Chinese food in the Midwest is being served in “horses - - t restaurants.”

Source: www.foxnews.com

Are Andrew Zimmern’s TV shows at risk?

Some reports say that Andrew Zimmern may lose his TV shows because of what he said about Chinese restaurants in the American midwest. 

 

So what?  Some Chinese food places are bad.  Just like any restaurants out there, there are some good and some bad.  Andrew Zimmern has traveled the world and had Chinese food of some form in China.  He probably knows better than anyone that the Chinese food in the midwest is underwhelming.  He can still state his opinion, even if you disagree.  He apologized and that is good enough.

 

I have been to some Chinese restaurants that where the food was fried, covered in corn syrup…

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Breaking Bad


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Breaking Bad
Mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White thinks his life can’t get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.
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Badass Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves, B-Movie Auteur: The Badass Excellence Of Man Of Tai Chi 

Keanu Reeves, B-Movie Auteur: The Badass Excellence Of Man Of Tai Chi 

Neo is more interesting than you realized. Last year, Keanu Reeves, once one of the world’s biggest movie stars, released Man of Tai Chi, his directorial debut. It’s a hard, unpretentious, generally frill-free martial-arts movie about an underground fighting ring, and it was released direct-to-VOD in America. And this is a fight movie: Practically every plot development comes from someone kicking or choking someone else. He filmed it in Hong Kong and mainland China, with most of the dialog in Mandarin and Cantonese; the star of the movie is Tiger Chen, a stunt guy Reeves met when filming The Matrix. (Here, he plays a character named Tiger Chen.) The famous director, meanwhile, cast himself as the villain, the evil, rich foreigner who controls the shady underground fighting ring and kills fighters when they refuse to kill each other. And as it turns out, Ted Theodore Logan makes a hell of a fight movie.

If you still think of Keanu Reeves as an in-over-his-head surfer dude who ruined some big movies in the ’90s, you first of all owe it to yourself to watch John Wick, the hard and cheap and nasty revenge thriller that came out this year, and belongs right up there with The Raid 2: Berendal and The Guest on the list of 2014’s best action movies. A lot of that is thanks to Reeves, specifically how good he is in the movie’s fight scenes: He’ll launch himself across a room, grab a faceless assassin in an arm bar, and then shoot him in the head. It’s glorious. ButJohn Wick didn’t come out of nowhere. If you were paying attention, Man of Tai Chi was right there, proving Reeves’ devotion to the cheap, simple, ass-kicking action movie. In a weird way, he might be one of the genre’s greatest champions right now. It’s not like, say, Brad Pitt is putting himself out there and trying to make badass B-movies right now.

Reeves, of course, has always had a strong action-movie pedigree. He was in Point Break andSpeed, after all. And while the Matrix sequels got ridiculous fast, the original was a genre-reshaping classic that affected the way filmmakers approached the genre for years. Reeves gets credit, too, for learning to do fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping’s ridiculous kung fu moves, devoting himself completely to the process. He paid attention on that set, too. He took note of what those stuntmen were doing. John Wick director Chad Stahelski was one of the stunt guys on The Matrix, just like Tiger Chen. So The Matrix is still having a ripple effect—not because people are still trying to shoot bullet-time scenes, but because it was responsible for introducing your man to some bad motherfuckers.

Speaking of whom, Tiger Chen doesn’t look like much: slight frame, sharp face, goofy hair-flop. And he happens to excel in a martial art that’s only barely considered a martial art. A few times in Man of Tai Chi, other characters remark that tai chi is usually considered ornamental or fitness-based. They don’t also say that it’s the thing your grandma does in the park on Sunday mornings, but the implication is there. In those moments, Chen always says that he wants to prove that there is power in tai chi, and holy shit, does he ever prove it. The style has shown up in martial arts movies before—shout out to Jet Li in Tai Chi Master—but I don’t remember it being this fun to watch. Chen does that swirling, nature-minded thing, and his master keeps warning him to stay in control of his chi, but he uses it to fuck people up. The real joy of this movie is seeing Chen pushed into increasingly desperate circumstances and learning just how lethal he can be.

The story is pretty perfunctory. Chen is a delivery boy who practices tai chi in his spare time and tries to help his master stop developers from buying their temple. Reeves sees him competing on TV, barks the word “innocent” at the screen, and decides to make a big project out of corrupting him, inviting Chen to join the security company that seems to be a front for a lucrative pay-per-view underground-death-fight endeavor. There’s a great scene where a henchman sends the besuited Chen into a big, gray room, with Chen thinking he’s there for an interview or something. All of a sudden, a lady’s voice yells, “Fight!” and there’s a tatted-up Muay Thai fucker in the room, dragging Chen around by his tie.

Chen gets to like fighting, though, and we see him taking on more and more dangerous opponents, on that classic Bloodsport deadliness-elevation trajectory. He fights a tiny Chinese guy who comes off looking like an absolute badass. He fights a huge Russian mercenary who can’t do anything. He fights two guys at once. Near the end, The Raid star Iko Uwais shows up to make a cameo and do a little fighting, and the first time you see his face is a real oh, shitmoment.

As a director, Reeves knows that an Iko Uwais appearance is a big deal for action-movie fans, and he treats that appearance with just the right amount of gravity. He also knows that the fights in his movie are the big draws, and he keeps the focus directly on them. The storyline beats—a cop lady trying to infiltrate the fighting ring, Chen’s progressive estrangement from his master, Chen getting to enjoy his fighting prowess and his money a little too much—are relatively flat, but Reeves motors right through them. (I do like how Chen’s one big ball-out purchase is a new Volkswagen, while we keep seeing Reeves in Lamborghini dealerships.)Yo

Your director also knows how to film a fight. He keeps the cameras steady and the shots long, and he avoids the herky-jerk editing that makes so many action movies incomprehensible. He knows that he’s filming people doing incredible things, and he wants to make sure you see every bit of it. Reeves enlisted the help of fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, another guy he met on the set of The Matrix, and this was a good move: Yuen is the guy who put together the fights inCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kill Bill and Drunken Master and about a million other movies. He might be the greatest movie fight choreographer who’s ever lived, and here he’s allowed to cut loose, building the fights in intensity until Chen finally has to fight the big guy himself.

Reeves’s acting job in the movie is mostly pretty good, considering his character is one-note as fuck. There’s an evil-laughter scene that he absolutely cannot sell, and he definitely gets too attached to the phrase “you owe me a life,” but he glowers and threatens well enough, moving with a strange, unearthly precision. And it’s that final fight where he really justifies the whole enterprise. In the movie, Reeves fights Chen only a few minutes after Uwais fights Chen, and it’s somehow still possible to consider Reeves as the movie’s ultimate threat: He towers over the hero, and his limbs are longer, but his movements are absolutely icy and precise, no wasted motion. He seems to enjoy fighting. At this point, I’m pretty well convinced Reeves should only make B-movies where he fights all the time. He’s just impossibly good at it now.

Man of Tai Chi is a relatively small and unambitious movie, but it’s satisfying as all hell—an old story, beautifully told. It has a few great punch-the-air moments, and it’s got some of the best straight-ahead fight scenes I’ve seen in American or Asian action movies in the last few years. Moreover, the mere fact that it exists feels like a minor miracle. Keanu Reeves, fight-movie auteur! Who knew? Who could’ve possibly known?

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How Nick Quah Became the Podcast Whisperer

It was early November 2014, and Nicholas Quah was irritated. Serial had become a pop culture phenomenon, introducing millions to the idea of “the podcast” — which was perhaps a niche form, but hardly…

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As a listener of podcasts since the beginning, it is getting to be an oversaturated medium, but nonetheless it is still  becoming part of our culture.  Good and bad, it is the bet format for interviews and storytelling.

Joe Biden says children as young as eight should be able to change their gender

"The idea that an eight year old child, or a ten year old child decides—’you know i decided, I want to be transgender. That’s what I’d think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier’—there should be zero discrimination," said Biden.

Source: thepostmillennial.com

I don’t care about politics on this one.  8 years old decides to be transgender and the parents don’t care.  8 years old America.  What does it take to see these "progressive" ideas are terrible for our country and most importantly the children.  God help us.

Kraft Mac & Cheese Erases ‘Send Noods’ Campaign From Its Social Media Following Criticism

Facing backlash, the brand said via Instagram Stories that it would remove related content from its channels.

Source: www.adweek.com

What did they think would happen?  Between them and Netflix parents are fed up.  Go sell your trash somewhere else you dumb bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uncle Ben’s rice brand is getting a new name: Ben’s Original

Mars Inc becomes the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype.

Source: www.cbsnews.com

Uncle Ben’s Rice will change their name to Ben’s Original™, as well as eliminate the image on their packaging to build more inclusive branding. Their shift signals an aim to create a more inclusive world.

 

Ben was actually a successful rice farmer who was known for the quality of his rice during 1940’s era.Thank God the serious issues are getting handled by big companies. No one I know ever saw a thriving black farmer as anything like a "slave," so you’re wiping out a much loved successful black man. Stop making this about the PC/Woke movement shoved down our throats every other day.

Walmart begins Drone Delivery Tests

Drone Technology

Walmart announced that it will start testing out a drone delivery service for grocery and household products in the U.S. as it looks to expand delivery options.

Credit Reuters

Source: www.technology-in-business.net

Why does this seem dumb to me?  How does Walmart prevent people from stealing the deliveries?  What about the weather?  Job displacement for humans? What happens when people start shooting them down for fun.  There are so many variables to this project that it makes you wonder why this needs to be done in the first place.  It also seems that this is how our culture is headed for more surveillance.