Moose Nugget Radio
Monday, May 23, 2022
Zoo claims that Bronson is The Clockwork Orange for The 21st Century. While I don’t agree this film is certainly a fun time. As any film that is biographical it’s impossible to get everything to fit nicely into something that’s going to be less then 2 hours. After watching this I was compelled to find videos and read about him. While the real man doesn’t like being locked up, this character of him called a prison cell a hotel room. This Bronson gets pleasure from brawling with the police and seems to enjoy prison.
Tom Hardy is fantastic in this film and gained praise from the man he portrayed for his performance. A highlight is a conversation he has with himself which he portrays two different characters in his head. Tom Hardy worked out to put on weight for this role. I really appreciate the commitment he had for the role.
I think the biggest criticism I have for this film is that it hardly does the real man justice, but I wouldn’t have ever looked him up if I didn’t find this randomly while looking through films that are on Hulu. While A Clockwork Orange is about Alex trying to fool the system that he’s better, Bronson is about a man that punches the system in the face. I think anyone old enough to watch this film should check it out. 8/10.
I was looking for something different when I decided to watch Sonic The Hedgehog. I’ve only played some of the games so I don’t really have nostalgia for the character. When the film started I was excited that we might skip the whole origin story thing every superhero film has to do, but it wasn’t so.
This film took a lot of liberties with what Sonic should know. While Sonic is perfectly fine cracking jokes about Amazon, he couldn’t understand the concept of the police. Not only that but there was little in the way of real conflict, with Sonic being far quicker than is ever presented in the games, at least the ones I’ve played. Sonic can go so fast that everything else seems to be standing still in place while he runs around. I really had to wonder if Sonic ever perceives time the same way he does, as much as he speaks in the film it must be annoying speaking so slowly to have a normal conversation.
I didn’t hate Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Dr. Robotnik, I think he got too much screen time though. In the first game Dr. Robotnik’s plan is to turn animals into robots, so he should be this crazy character. But I had to tell my friend Dr. Robotnik sure gives people who he looks down on the time of day to rant at them.
And this film pulled a huge sin sequel baiting. Honestly leaving Robotnik on the mushroom world was probably the best way the end this film, we didn’t need to see Tails at the end.
I did laugh at several of the jokes and the slapstick, but they really throw these jokes non-stop at you, with every scene ending in some king of joke. This is fine to watch with friends and family, but I’m not giving it a rewatch alone. 4/10.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
This week on the podcast Justin and I talk about the mass shooter in Buffalo, Great Replacement Theory, Fox News trying to blame video games for the shooting, and we finish off talking about AEW Dynamite.
Monday, May 16, 2022
I'm on the road to 1000 elo and I got a lot closer after today's arena.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
I was reading the new Arctic Sounder and on page 3 there’s an article on using reflective beads on the ice to deflect more heat from The Sun. There is concern if these glass beads would be good for the environment, so the team has said if this stuff is harmful to phytoplankton they’ll just shut the project down.
This is only an attempt to slow down climate devastation, we should be taking far aggressive actions to combat it. Imagine if The United States spent the money to redesign their cities and build a high-speed rail network around the country. Anything you need should be within walking distance from where you live. People should control the streets instead of vehicles.
The point is while projects like this are interesting and is done with good intentions, this isn’t going to solve anything. I really don’t know when America is going to get out of late-stage capitalism, if it ever will. I don’t know if we’ll ever get true Communism either, sadly authoritarians have led people to believe that whenever the government does anything that it’s Communism. Unions have been making gains in this country, but I don’t see workers becoming class conscious.
This reminds me of that thing Mr. Beast is doing, helping get garbage out of the ocean for views on YouTube. Yeah, sure that’s nice, I guess. But the reality is this cleanup is going to last 3 years, and the amount of garbage being removed will amount to what is dumped into the ocean in 15 hours. It’s still a nice gesture but it doesn't accomplish anything. We need systematic changes, because they system right now produces too much waste. Our system of Crony Capitalism incentivizes waste, things that have lasted for years/decades before are now outdated in a few years.
Cell phones are a great example. Products like that are made to become obsolete in several years, with updates that make them run slower, and use more battery power. Not only that but Apple has made changes to make their old power cords obsolete. Is it necessary to make people buy new cords for their phones? And how many cases are there for a specific phone that won’t be used in a few years?
On page 4 of The Arctic Sounder there’s an opinion piece about an upcoming event called The Just Transition Summit. And the writer is certainly right that The State of Alaska has been heavily dependent on polluting revenue streams. As long as well have a state legislature that is bought by the oil industry we’ll never move forward.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
This week On Top of The World Justin and I discuss cryptocurrency, Square Enix selling Tomb Raider so they can go all in on NFTs, and the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
Monday, May 9, 2022
When Black played b4 Stockfish is telling me that I shouldn't even care about the knight and just put my rook on the semi open file. I don't know if I'm ever going to be a good enough player to want to do moves like that. I'm not finding the fastest way to checkmate either, but I won the game with Black resigning because I was up so much material.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
I entered the Chess arena after studying some endgames.