Category: culture

  • The Revenant

    The Good I am a mountain man, by Gawd! so I am excited to a mountain man movie no matter what. The opening sequence of the trappers in the wilderness getting their beaver furs packed up for the long journey back was amazing. The intensity of the Indian attack kept me on the edge of my seat and the scenes… Continue reading "The Revenant"

  • War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no… Continue reading ""

  • The First A-Team Trailer The moment you all have been waiting for is here. The first trailer for the new A-Team movie got released today and in a word – it looks AWESOME. A few happies: 1) Liam Neeson looks to be a great Hannibal (cigar and all) 2) Sharlto Copley from District 9 as Murdock 3) Rampage keep the… Continue reading ""

  • Honoring 9-11 I read the below on Breitbart’s Big Hollywood blog and thought it was worth re-posting here. A good portion of our crew are current and/or former military, with 3 of them having server in the GWOT and one on his way. Honoring September 11th: They Wants Us to Forgetby Mark Tapson “The past is never dead. It’s not… Continue reading ""

  • Potential Update on the A-Team Movie Daytime just sent me over this info on the ever-in-discussion A-Team movie: The “A-Team” is certainly gearing up for what one would call an A-list cast (though I’m quite fond of George Peppard, Dirk Benedict and Mr. T). According to Variety, it was confirmed that “Hangover” star Bradley Cooper is in negotiation to play… Continue reading ""

  • Swine Flu – Some Perspective This article was written by Dr. Larry Miller (former head of Emergency Medicine at the Baptist Health System in San Antonio and Medical Director for several EMS Systems). I think it provides some great perspective on the current situation and gives an alternative viewpoint to all of the media hype. Swine Flu – The Journalistic… Continue reading ""

  • April 21, 1836 – The Battle of San Jacinto The battle of San Jacinto was the concluding military event of the Texas Revolution. On March 13, 1836, the revolutionary army at Gonzales began to retreat eastward. It crossed the Colorado River on March 17 and camped near present Columbia on March 20, recruiting and reinforcements having increased its size to… Continue reading ""

  • Texas Independence Day – March 2, 1836 One of the most important documents in Texas history is the Declaration of Independence, adopted in general convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos, March 2, 1836. Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas UNANIMOUSDECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,BY THEDELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS,IN GENERAL CONVENTION,AT THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON,ON THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1836 When… Continue reading ""

  • Just great . . . I move away from Austin and then they have a Zombie Attack Ok, not really. But just in case, we know the signs work in the event of an undead apocalypse. Apparently, some local folks hacked a construction sign to warn passersby of zombies in the area. Construction signs warn of zombies Hackers change public… Continue reading ""