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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Celebrity Facial Hair of the Day: Sylvester Stallone in Nighthawks

Earlier today, I was watching First Blood, better known as "the first Rambo movie", and very much enjoyed a deleted scene in which Sylvester Stallone sports a mustache that landed squarely in between the Fu Manchu and Hulk Hogan mustache slots on the mustache continuum.  Alas, that mustache doesn't appear immortalized online, as far as I can tell, but it reminded me of Stallone's greatest hour in his career as a facial hair grower: the shockingly good 1981 action film Nighthawks.  (Seriously, the movie's about Stallone playing Detective Deke DaSilva while teaming up with Billy Dee Williams to take on Rutger Hauer, who plays a terrorist named Wulfgar.  The movie's THAT good.)

Now, let's take a look at that facial hair!  (If you're feeling lucky, clicky makes the little pictures bigger!)
Note that it's difficult to determine whether or not the beard is growing out of his face, or is an extension of his perm-mullet.

Unfortunately, this ruins stealth mode.
Side View.  As you can see, ladies were impressed.
Billy Dee wants to comment, but knows better.
This beard goes well with a beret!
I'm not sure if he's undercover as a business man or as the spawn of Sasquatch and Jack the Ripper...
Wouldn't you feel safe if you saw that beard flying a police helicopter?

Movie of the Day-Captain EO

Narcosleepy and myself were fortunate enough to be able to spend last week in Florida at Walt Disney World. An inclusion to any perfect vacation would be film. While at Epcot, Narco and myself decided to give Captain EO (1986) a try. Following a popular return to Disneyland, EO has only recently returned to Disney World. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by George Lucas, this is considered the first "4-D" film, as it combined a 3-D film with in house theater effects.

The plot of the film is simple. Captain EO, played by Michael Jackson,and his misfit group of crew members are on a mission to deliver a gift to the wicked alien queen, The Supreme Leader, played by Angelica Huston. When, the crew arrives on the planet,they are captured and sentenced to be tortured. EO tells the queen he can unlock her hidden beauty, brings her the gift of song to unlock, and the queen turns in to the beautiful Huston.

This is a fun 17 minute film that is definitely not something to be taken seriously and is Spaceballs-esque in many ways. In addition to the enjoyable 3-D and 4-D effects, this film also has the inclusion of some great dance moves and some great songs performed by Michael Jackson-"Another Part of Me," and "We Are Here to Change the World." If you have the opportunity to see the film, it is a must!

In video game news....

Yeah, I am actually posting something about video games! Craziness!! This actually looks kind of good though!

Quote of the Day

If you can dream it, you can do it.

-Walt Disney