Definition of a Good Man

I just got off the phone with one of the FBMG Minions.  He probably doesn’t want me to reveal his real name online, but if you read gun forums, you may have seen posts from somebody who goes by Atomic Ferret.  He went through some pretty significant surgery yesterday, but is doing fine. 


Now why did Atomic Ferret need surgery?  There was nothing wrong with him at all.  Allow me to elaborate. 


Atomic Ferret’s brother has a degenerative kidney disease.  A.F. gave up his kidney to save his brother’s life. 


He’s known about this for a long time, but he didn’t tell any of us about it, because he was too humble.  We got suspicious when he wouldn’t eat sugars and breads like the rest of us hanging out at the gun store, (God bless the Mad Greek in Draper Utah and their super addictive gyros) but we chalked it up to him being on a diet. 


Finally, when we did find out, (because I was harassing him mercilessly about why he was eating the toppings off of a pizza, but leaving the bread, I was like “you greedy bastard, don’t eat the good stuff, and leave the crust for us!” he admitted that it was doctor’s orders) he was too humble to admit that it was a big deal.  It was just something he needed to do to help someone in need.  And he said it like it was obvious that anybody would do the same thing.  But that’s why A.F. is a good man. 


The operation is over, everybody is doing fine.  Personally, I stand in awe of that kind of sacrifice and humility. 


Now if I was a young single guy, I would find a way to insert the kidney story into every conversation I had with a single girl.  But not A.F, he’s too cool for that. 


And Ladies, he is single… 

B-Movie Review: Subspecies 4, Bloodstorm

Okay, just from the title, you know it is going to be awesomely bad.  Just say it with me, Subspecies 4:  Bloodstorm.  You know you can’t say the whole title without smiling.   


I watched this last night.  It had a few good points, and was a relatively entertaining vampire movie.  But the main problem was that this was one of those gothic, angsty vampire movies.  See, there are a few basic types of vampire characters.  Vampires as bad guys, and secondly vampires as “misunderstood” gothy types.  This movie was kind of in between, with one angsty wimpy vampire, and one bonafide psycho.  The others were your typical Anne Rice washouts. 


To clarify, curse Anne Rice’s homoerotic sissy vampires.  Vampires are supposed to be the evil incarnate bad asses of the B-movie world, not sensitive, tormented artist types.  Vampires should never be mistaken for the Art History major that works at your local Starbucks. 


So we’ve got one wimpy vamp, and one evil one.   The wimpy one was played by B-movie staple, Denise Duff.  I can’t remember the name of it right now, but she directed another vampire movie where the best part was how the boom mike kept falling into all of the shots.  That was a good one.  Basically her job is look hot, and be sad and tormented. 


The evil one just wasn’t very convincing.  It was nice that he was ugly, but they took it a bit too far with the ridiculous extended fingers.  It worked for the original Nosferatu movie, and really created a creepy atmosphere, but we didn’t see long scenes of the guy just walking around with these really idiotic fingers dangling all the time like in this one.  If you’re going to have 18 inch fingers, you could at least have him flip somebody the bird. 


Then there was a nonsensical subplot about a vampire doctor, and some politics amongst vampires with big 80’s hair.  Overall, it was kind of dull.  I have no rating system to speak of, but let’s put it this way.  I wasn’t tempted to burn a bootleg copy of it for myself.   


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