As if there weren't enough problems in here in the homeland to kick some a** over!
Disclaimer: I haven't actually seen the latest installment in the Die Hard series, "A Good Day to Die Hard." Readers of this blog will, of course, understand Bruce Willis'/John McClane's status in the pantheon of librarians. He is the librarian's action hero. Given the preponderance of negative reviews, I will wait for the flick's appearance on Xfinity On Demand. However, my lack of first-hand knowledge won't stop me from weighing in on how the mighty have fallen...
Oh Bruce --- and to think you neglected your intern duties last summer for this... swill. This is absolutely no way to end the franchise - bored and boring in Moscow. And so I propose a sixth installment, to redeem the series and go out on a high note, "Yippee Ki-Yay!" as only John McClane/Bruce Willis would, if properly advised by his agent.
As Soren Anderson of the Seattle Times put it: It's "A Good Day to Die Hard," aka "We've Got No Story To Speak Of But We Do Have an Infinite Special Effects Budget and We're Not Afraid To Spend It."
Stay Tuned for Part II: The Pitch - "Die Hard(cover)"
Tomorrow, Americans will consume an estimated 79 million pounds of avocados as 112 million of them tune in for at least a few minutes of the Super Bowl (commercials? half time show? actual game? who knows?)
It was not always thus. For a history of the relationship between the avocado and the Super Bowl, read on at the Huff Post.
And check out this fabulously clever and apropos video brought to my attention by a perceptive reader.
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