Richard Dean Anderson, I Heart U

You know those actors that aren’t really acting. The actors that your positive would talk, walk, and act the same if you met them on the street someday. Just as how they talked, walked, and acted on their TV shows. I mean actors like:

The Cole Trickle (Co’s name sake) era, Tom cruise might have made the list. But he is so damn nuts, he has to turn off the crazy when he shoots. Thus disqualifying him from the actors that aren’t acting list. For some reason these type of actors have always appealed to me. I mean come on I’m willing to bet that if Vince Vaughn ever owned a stereo store and started a frat at a local collage it would be just as dope as  Old School. I think that maybe these actors appeal to me because they make me feel like I could act. I would just have to want to do it. And for those who know me, know that I’m a know it all. So people that feed my know it all-ness always get high marks from me.

So I know what you are asking, Mo who is at the top of your actors that does not  act list. And I’ll tell you, it is Richard Dean Anderson. Honestly I did not know this until today. I really did not even know that there was a list of actors that don’t act. But at 6 am this morning, with Co seating next to me on the sofa, waiting patiently for Elmo as I try in vain to get the media center to work. Co and I decide that since the media center is a no show that we will watch some Netflix. Right now, we are currently watching season 1 of MacGyver. And when I hit play, and saw Richards face on my TV, it hit me like a ton of bricks, Richard Dean Anderson is my favorate actor that does not act.

I’ve been thinking about this all day. Thinking about Richard and how he has impacted my TV watch habits, and also my life. Its very common knowledge that Jo and I are crazy Sci-Fi fans. Our entire relationship is based off of lies we would tell each other so that we could go watch Star Trek, Next Generation.  About 4 years ago we started watching Star Gate, and were hooked ever since. I mean we really got into Star Gate. We could name all the characters, tell you there back stories. Tell you what weapons they use. Tell you the back stories of their weapons. etc. etc. etc. And guess who the star of Star Gate is:

It hit me today that the reason that we loved Star Gate so much is not that we think moving around space and time through manmade wormholes is great. It’s because Richard Dean Anderson carried that show. So what has Richard Dean Anderson taught me about life. I think I can sum it up in one sentence. Khaki baseball hats look really good on guys with salt and pepper hair.

Let’s raise a glass for Dean…

Fist Full of Quarters

Last night the Netflix fairy dropped off a little ball of joy at the KU home. A great movie called the King of Kong, Fist Full of Quarters. I’m a bit of a gamer, nothing too hardcore but I  rock the 360 now and then, this film shows the polar opposite end of gaming. Competitive Classic Arcade games, I’m not going to write a review of this film, there is already a ton of great stuff online. A few thing about this film struck me and Jo, and had up talking about gaming late into the evening. This film is all about the a guy named Billy Mitchell, a complete tool, that held the Donkey Kong high score since the mid 80’s. And a guy named Steve Wiebe , who lost his job at Boeing and became a stay at home dad, he wanted to do something with his life so he decided become the best Donkey Kong player in the world. Long story short, Billy is a tool and Steve is a bit timid. The best part is this movie ends just as you want it to, but leaves you on the edge of your seat. I would total suggest this movie to everyone, even non gamers. I think I really can relate to Steve, after we had finished the moive I told Jo that I would love to buy Steve a beer for having to put up with all the BS he had gone through. So Steve if you read this (I know he won’t)…if your in Portland drop me a line at mo at jomoandco dot com, and I will buy you that beer.

King of Kong on IMDB

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SG-1 here I come!

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That’s right, you guessed it. This is the same gun that the famed SGC uses to protect the world. The good old P90, the other weekend we rented this one at a shooting range in Seattle. It was a lot of fun, the only issue was that it cost a little over 70 cents per shot, or about $60 gone in a little less than a minute.