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Honestly, I expected less from Jack Reacher The Movie, but I was wrong, Tom Cruise was outstanding. The writers managed to pull together a coherent plot flow from beginning to end, no mean feat in modern Hollywood, which often uses spectacular special effects to disguise sloppy screen writing.
My only gripe? Somebody needs to be shot for wreaking carnage upon that gorgeous 1970 Chevelle SS.
Ain't nothin' quite like driving a muscle car with a four speed. That one made me miss mine like my first crush.
I don't eat much ice cream, so I'm late to the party only to discover that the most awesome cherry vanilla ice cream on earth, has morphed into some Godforsaken imitation dairy desert. I told Mrs TWC there was something wrong with that ice cream, she thought me daft until she scooped herself up a coffee cup full of it. Yes, we eat ice cream out of coffee mugs, a tradition the missus brought with her to this family.
The old Breyers was as close to home made as one could get. The ingredients were simple. Cream, Milk, Sugar, Cherries. They even mocked fake ice cream. Now they've gone over to the dark side.
I figure if you're going to eat anything that will make you fat or isn't good for you, it ought to taste spectacular. Sorry, guys, I don't do Frozen Dairy Dessert with a laundry list of add-ons thrown into a frozen chemical soup. It's just a feeble attempt to replicate what can't be replicated. And what's the point of paying Breyer's prices for store brand quality?
Unilever, who also bought Ben & Jerrys, is the brain trust whose apparent business model is to buy a successful company and then dump most of the products that made them successful. Now that's a business model worth emulating.
In the end, though, if consumers didn't keep buying, Unilever, and their ilk, would stop doing crap like this.
OTOH, that's the beauty of the market. I can bequeath to you, Gentle Readers, all my share of Breyers, because I'm done.
Is this an awesome wine? No. But it is decent enough for Tuesday nights and it only costs six bucks. It drinks better than the price would indicate and is as good as the six dollar a glass house wine in many eateries. The wine is dry and earthy, with a tease of cherries on the palate.
That's it. Short and sweet because it's finally wine thirty and I been wrestling with Uncle Sugar all day.
750 guys, armed with a few handguns, some home-made grenades, rifles, and handful of automatic weapons stunned the Nazi troops, forcing the Germans to retreat beyond the ghetto wall. Unfortunately, 60,000 unarmed people are no match for a well trained army, and it was only a matter of weeks before the entire ghetto was destroyed and the inhabitants forced into concentration camps. History might have taken a different course if the people were armed like we Americans are. At least they would have had more than a snowball's chance in hell.