I didn’t see Edge of Tomorrow when it was in theaters.
I thought the ‘Groundhog Day meets Aliens’ premise sounded interesting — and goodness knows its reviews on RottenTomatoes.com were very fresh — but I just never saw it.
(Based on its box office numbers, several people had the same attack of inertia.)
But now it’s OnDemand, so I finally watched it today. And it’s good.
The Groundhog Day conceit is handled with a lot of humor, and it doesn’t feel repetitious. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt also do a bit of role reversal in this film, with Emily occupying the skilled warrior role and Tom the clueless PR mouthpiece.
It’s nice that Tom can make fun of this action hero self.
Not that he isn’t a pretty fast learner…
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged action hero, aliens, box office, celebrities, certified fresh, commentary, Edge of Tomorrow, Emily Blunt, entertainment, fast learner, Groundhog Day, Humor, life, movie reviews, Movies, OnDemand, PR mouthpiece, premise, role reversal, rottentomatoes.com, Tom Cruise, warrior
If you need another reason to visit beautiful Chicago, think
Actually, think about the Cows on Parade art installation that started in Chi-town back in 1999 and traveled the world. To date, it has raised close to $25 million for nonprofit organizations.
The horse statues currently on display around the city are also individually sponsored and beautifully decorated by local artists, and have been designed in the likeness of Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit horses. Each is named for a fallen police officer, and all monies raised will provide financial support to injured Chicago police officers and the families of those killed in the line of duty.
I hope Lexington, Kentucky is on the national tour because these beauties would be right at home in the Bluegrass State.
Am I right, #BBN?
Posted in Animals, Art, Design, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged animals, art, art installation, BBN, Bluegrass State, charity, Chicago, Chicago's Mounted Patrol Unit, cows, Cows on Parade, design, fallen police offer, horse sense, horses, Humor, injured police officers, killed in the line of duty, Lexington Kentucky, life, local artists, national tour, nonprofit organizations, Travel
Pretty much everyone knows Grumpy Cat, the permanently sour-faced feline who catapulted from Internet curiosity to international superstar.
Sure, he looks mean, but I consider his dour countenance a rarity in the animal kingdom. Most animals I see have sweet, smiling resting faces.
Then a friend posted a picture of a very judgmental turtle on his Facebook feed. (It was Turtle Tuesday, after all.) So I consulted the Google machine to see if there were other cranky critters out there.
(Don’t move, and maybe they’ll redirect their anger at a small rodent.)
Posted in Animals, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged angry eyes, animal kingdom, animals, bunny, cat, comedy, critter, entertainment, feline, Google, grumpy cat, Humor, international superstar, Internet, judgmental, life, photography, raccoon, resting face, rodent, sour-faced, turtle, Turtle Tuesday
I did not inherit the chocolate lover’s gene.
But even I was inspired by this bit of food porn –
I’d probably pull out the flowers and eat the banana first. But chocolate roses? Pretty darn adorable. And best of all, they’re –
You can read the easy-to-follow instructions here.
Treat your significant other. Hell, treat yourself! And if you do go to all that trouble, send me a picture.
I promise to sing your praises right here on The Egg!
Posted in Cooking, Crafts, Food, Humor, Life, Love, Relationships
Tagged banana, blog, chocolate, chocolate flowers, chocolate lover, cooking, DIY, do it yourself, easy to follow, flowers, food, food porn, gene, Humor, instructions, life, like water for chocolate, love, Relationships, sign your praises, significant other, The Sticky Egg, treat yourself
Yesterday I made a special trip to the Newark Airport to conduct my in-person interview for TSA Pre.
It seemed like a good idea when I signed up a couple of weeks ago. Interviews are only conducted at Newark and JFK — not my usual LaGuardia — so I opted for Newark since I can get there easily enough by train.
Then the heavens opened up.
It was raining cats and dogs yesterday morning. The trains were all delayed. Even the tram at Newark was stopping and starting due to the weather.
So, needless to say, I was about seven minutes late for my interview, and the TSA doesn’t wait for anyone. They would only interview me if they had another ‘no-show.’ (Thankfully, that happened within 30 minutes.)
The interview itself took about five minutes, and I was approved — woo hoo! But if you see my ID, I won’t look happy about it.
The TSA doesn’t allow you to smile.
Posted in Airplanes, Humor, Life, Travel, Weather
Tagged airplanes, airports, approval, heavens opened up, Humor, interview, JFK airport, LaGuardia Airport, life, Newark Airport, no show, raining cats and dogs, short line, train, tram, Travel, travel delays, TSA, TSA Pre, weather, weather delays
Back in late August, I shared the happy news that my Upper West Side neighborhood is getting a local bookshop — indeed, the Shoppe Around the Corner that inspired You’ve Got Mail is returning to the hood.
Apparently the owners wanted to get a feel for the locals’ reaction to their announcement. So they used an old-school method — post-it notes — to recreate comments aka Facebook on the storefront window:
I’d say it’s pretty positive.
Posted in Advertising, Blog, Business, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Shopping
Tagged advertising, books, bookshop, bookstore, Business, comments, Facebook, Humor, life, Movies, New York City, NYC, post-it notes, shopping, uws
HAPPY 64TH ANNIVERSARY, PEANUTS!
(We sure miss ya, Sparky.)
Posted in Animals, Comics, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Love
Tagged animals, anniversary, Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, comic strip, comics, entertainment, Humor, life, love, Peanuts comic strip, Sparky