John Wick 4 Is So Very Interesting To 500-thousand People On the Internet
It’s no secret that Keanu Reeves’ beloved assassin is one of the best action heroes to ever hit the big screen. And it’s no surprise that fans of the franchise have already placed a high expectation on this fourth installment, which is launching March 24th.
But that’s only fair, because Chapter 4 is more stylish and bonkers than the previous films, as Dan Laustsen and director Chad Stahelski work a number of jaw-droppingly gorgeous fight scenes that are as ingenious and intricate as anything you’ve seen in an action movie before.
A Retired Assassin Goes Global in “John Wick 4”
When the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) offers Wick a place to stay at the Continental Hotel in Paris, the assassin takes advantage of the opportunity to visit the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, among other sites. Along the way, he encounters a number of new villains including the Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgard) who attempts to reboot the High Table’s pecking order.
The High Table’s economic system, based on favors and power-brokers, works as a twisted form of oligarchy. The only way to maintain its integrity is for assassins to obey their rich, distant lords and not interfere with the rules of the game.
Despite this, the High Table’s economy of favors and power-brokers isn’t necessarily sustainable, because it involves a lot of bloodshed. And when Wick’s henchmen kill the man who’s been harboring him, Wick finds himself at the center of a ferocious hunt by the High Table.
I think I will save a shitload of money and wait for this one to hit my streaming service. Besides which I am not interested in sitting in a darkened theater during a movie, with popcorn in one hand and a soda drink in the other, anticipating some nut case shooting me in the back of the head with an automatic weapon of some kind — I have better things to use the price of admission to a potentially deadly place for.
Some food inspectors have discovered a lot of filthy conditions in restaurants recently, and the findings are raising questions about whether eating out is really as safe as it seems.
In the image above, I would not eat the dish being prepared by that chef if I knew that he was handling the food without wearing protective gloves …
I can tell you that the idea of getting food poisoning is not very appealing to me and I have had a couple of friends hospitalized from it lately — all because they ate something at a fast food restaurant that was unsafely stored or badly prepared.
I still do not trust restaurant cooks and servers and waiters and waitresses to properly wash their hands after using the bathrooms and there is no way for customers to watch them and make sure they do. I understand that it is illegal to install security cameras in bathrooms so who is to know when some lazy-assed jerk forgets or simply refuses to follow the safety rules when working with food that other people will consume?
While restaurants are required to post inspection stickers near their front door, it doesn’t mean all of them are clean, according to Lori Freeman, chief executive officer for the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
Some of the dirty conditions that have been uncovered in recent years include rodent feces, sewage backing up on a kitchen floor, and expired food. These violations have caused many people to lose their faith in restaurants and have led to a number of restaurant closures across the country.
Where I live, one hugely-popular family-style buffet restaurant was actually forced to shut down forever after food inspectors discovered (More than once) that they had a habit of storing their uncooked hamburger patties outside the restaurant, on racks sitting very close to the restaurant waste disposal dumpster. This made the local news.
Roaches and unsanitary food-contact surfaces have been a common concern for a number of South Florida restaurants, but a number of other issues are also being found at restaurants throughout the state. In fact, last week, a Papa John’s restaurant in Miami-Dade County was shut down because of roaches and clean utensils or equipment being stored in a dirty container.
When I was a younger man, I worked in a fast food hamburger joint where rats would scamper across the kitchen floor at the busiest time of the day and where the long-haired “Old Timer” grill cook never seemed to wash her hands or to wear a hair net and actually smoked cigarettes while flipping the burgers.
Dirty mugs and glasses have also been a problem in some restaurants, with some inspectors saying that people should be mindful of where they put their mugs and glasses when they set them down on a table or plate. The reason for this is that if your hands are dirty and you put your mug down on a dish or on a counter, then you’re likely to transfer bacteria from your hands onto the glass.
Another thing about seating arrangements at restaurants: I personally always wipe off my table when eating in a restaurant. I carry sanitary wipes especially for the purpose. I also wipe off the utensils because it is hard to imagine what kind of crud they might have been washed in before arriving at your table or how long it was before they got wiped dry, or if they just sat out and dried on their own — or how dirty the rag they got wiped with was — I worked in one of these places once and I am here to tell you that many of them will cut corners wherever they can get away with it.
Dirty plates, utensils, mugs, glasses and all that kind of stuff can contaminate the food that you’re eating, making it more likely to make you sick. There are a number of ways to avoid this, but one is to make sure your mugs and glasses are cleaned before you use them. Like I said, I carry my own methods of doing this whenever I go out. I get a lot of stares from other patrons but it is my health I am protecting and I don’t give a shit what onlookers might think.
In addition, be aware that some of the most dangerous violations can come from the way food is held and kept cold. For example, if the temperature of chicken salad is below 60 degrees, this could cause it to grow bacteria and make you sick.
My friend, Jim and I, got a bad case of some kind of food poisoning after eating a chicken casserole at a church banquet. This tantalizing-looking casserole had been sitting in a heated room, on a long table, for God only knows how long before we ate some of it … I should have known when I noticed that the food was not barely like warm that it had been there some hours before we dug into it.
If your meal isn’t cooked properly, it can also lead to problems. This is why some restaurants have been shut down for this, and it’s important to make sure your food is cooked in a clean environment, says Kristin Clay, director of the Virginia Department of Health. Of course, you can never tell the cleanliness of a kitchen restaurant because you are generally not allowed to enter them — and even if the dining area of the establishment looks sterile as a hospital operating room, you have no idea of what that kitchen looks like.
Other common problems with restaurants include improperly cleaned dishes, ice machines and fridges. These can all be a sign of a problem in the restaurant and should be taken care of immediately, but again, the patrons are going to be clueless as to the sanitization of these things.
It pays, in my opinion, to do some research before going out to eat these days. I always look up eating places on a site where customer reviews of the establishments can be found and I have found most of these reviews to be fairly accurate.
Some of these problems can be solved by simply making sure all staff have proper training, But others may require more drastic measures, like having a worker fired or the business closed.
It is also vital to ensure that the restaurant is a licensed establishment. This means that the business is inspected regularly by a qualified professional and has been checked for safety and cleanliness. This brings me to another item for a short discussion — food trucks and food concession stands at fairs, carnivals and other such places. I have gotten sick a number of times after eating a sandwich from a food truck. I have to be awfully damned hungry before I take the chance with them these days.
While some of the most serious violations can seem scary, the good news is that a number of these restaurants have been removed from the list after receiving a failing rating during an inspection. In the end, most of them will have their inspections corrected and can return to serving customers once the problems are fixed.
But in the end, it is the customer’s responsibility to check things out, to ask others who have eaten in such places, and to do a little snooping wherever possible .. especially in the bathrooms. I have found, in my own experience, that the condition of the restaurant bathroom is a good indication about the cleanliness of the rest of the place.
I woke up this morning to find that I have, once again, been thrown into “NextDoor” jail again — for about the third time in three years.
What is “Next Door?” — It is a site that apparently wishes it were Face Book — It is a site where people post notices about their lost dogs and cats, their disorderly neighbors, and their wayward brats.
Most of the people on that site act like total assholes (My opinion entirely) including myself because it is fun (To me, anyway) to vent and tell people what I think of them and their petty little problems.
The problem is there are worse assholes than me on that site and they never seem to be “Disciplined” by the moderators — moderators with seeming God-Like powers to discriminate as they please.
Here are some other people’s opinions about the site:
This website Discriminates and Segregates! With countless attempts to find out why my account is disabled from responding or replying to any post outside my own neighborhood has gone ignored! They suspended my account once with no explanation! I deleted my account finally! Website is nothing but whiners anyway!
And, Yes, I will go back onto their site once my 4-day suspension is over because I am an old, cranky asshole and telling petty-assed snobs is a hobby that I absolutely enjoy — next best thing to sex as far as I am concerned.
Writing an overshare blog can be a great way to express yourself and share your thoughts with the world. It can also be a great way to connect with like-minded people and build relationships.
It is easy to wonder who would be interested in the mundane everyday details of another person’s life (Usually a stranger) and the question is valid, but I think there is a little tendency toward a certain degree of mental voyeurism in all of us — and thus the idea of “Oversharing on a blog.”
Overshare blogs are becoming increasingly popular as more people are turning to the internet for self-expression. Writing an overshare blog is not only about sharing your thoughts, but also about connecting with others who have similar experiences or interests. It’s a great way to create meaningful conversations and build relationships online.
Writing an overshare blog requires creativity, vulnerability, and courage. You need to be willing to open up and share your thoughts in order for it to be successful. With the right approach, you can create a powerful platform that will help you reach out to others and make meaningful connections.
Cons Of Oversharing
Writing overshares can be a double-edged sword. While it can be a great way to express yourself and connect with your readers, it can also have some serious drawbacks. Oversharing can lead to feelings of vulnerability, embarrassment, and even regret. It can also make you appear unprofessional or immature in your readers’ eyes. Additionally, writing overshares may lead to unwanted attention from strangers or even stalkers. Therefore, it is important to consider the potential disadvantages before deciding whether or not to write an overshare.
History of Overshare Blogging
The history of overshare blogging dates back to the early 2000s when bloggers started sharing their personal stories and experience online. This type of blogging was a way for people to express themselves and connect with others who shared similar interests.
Overshare blogging has become increasingly popular over the years, as more people have taken to writing about their lives on blogs and social media platforms. Bloggers have used this platform to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the world in an open and honest way.
This type of writing has allowed bloggers to create meaningful connections with readers by providing them with an insight into their lives that they wouldn’t otherwise get from traditional media outlets. It has also given readers a chance to relate to the blogger’s story in some way, which can be incredibly powerful.
Things To Avoid Sharing When Oversharing
There are some things that are better left undisclosed when you are writing an overshare blog.
I never share the real names of any of my friends, relatives or associates when writing overshares.
I never give out my bank’s name or anything else connected to my banking habits.
Here is a link to an article that contains precautions that I think are important for overshare writers to consider seriously:
Since we are starting to talk about the Super Bowl in the Football world, maybe it is time to present some news about the Wrestling World as well. In order to do that effectively, I guess we need to know what “WWE” and “WrestleMania are all about, so here is the best that I can do to explain that:
WrestleMania is a professional wrestling event produced annually by the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). It is widely considered to be the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in the world. It features some of the most popular and well-known professional wrestlers from around the world. WrestleMania has been described as the Super Bowl of wrestling and has been broadcast live on pay-per-view television in over 150 countries.
So right now, let us concern ourselves with the following little tidbit coming out of WrestleMania … because this is something that is lighting up the Internet right now and it seems to be really important to a whole lot of sports-minded folks:
QUOTE: —- “Earlier this year it was reported that WWE had offered Steve Austin the chance to compete at WrestleMania 39 against either Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar, but the “Texas Rattlesnake” turned those overtures down…”END QUOTE.
Now, in order to comply with the request from the originators of this information, I will tell you where the information came from …
If you use any quotes from this article, please credit “Grilling JR” with a H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription. (I already did this in the link I left above.)
It is important at this point to explain who Steve Austin is for those not familiar with the sport of Wrestling:
Steve Austin, otherwise known as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is one of the biggest names in professional wrestling. He is a six-time WWF/WWE world champion, three-time Royal Rumble winner, and the most successful wrestler in the history of the company.
Austin began his career in the late 1980s, working in small independent promotions and eventually signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). During his time in WCW, Austin won several titles and rose to become one of the top stars of the company.
In 1995, Austin left WCW and signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which would later become the WWE. It was in the WWF that Austin truly achieved stardom. He quickly became one of the most popular and successful wrestlers of all time, becoming a six-time WWF/WWE world champion and winning the Royal Rumble three times.
Austin was known for his hard-hitting and no-nonsense style, which made him a fan favorite. He was also known for his memorable catchphrases such as “Austin 3:16” and “Hell Yeah!” His popularity culminated in the “Attitude Era” of the late 1990s, where he was a major force in professional wrestling.
Austin’s success in the ring was matched by his success outside of it. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows, including The Longest Yard and the reality series Redneck Island. He has also written a number of books and served as a motivational speaker.
Today, Austin is retired from professional wrestling, but his legacy lives on. He is remembered as one of the most influential and successful wrestlers of all time, and his influence is still felt in the WWE.
Who was Burt Bacaharach and why was he so important to the Music World, America, and the entire World in general?
Burt Bacharach was a prolific American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who became one of the most successful and respected figures in popular music.
Along with his longtime collaborator Hal David, Bacharach wrote some of the most famous and iconic pop songs of the 1950s and 1960s, including “The Look of Love,” “Walk On By,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.”
His work has been covered by numerous artists, from Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield to Elvis Costello and the Carpenters. Bacharach’s influence on modern music is significant, and he is widely considered one of the most important figures in popular music of the 20th century.
Mr. Bacarach was 94-years-old when he passed away just recently.