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Welcome to Part Ten! I think you all know the drill by know so we’ll just get to it. This also might be my last week to do these but if you want me to keep going leave me a comment and let me know!
1. The Bicycle Thief- Just… Read full post »
From about the 7th grade (2000) until earlier this year, I had my hair cut by the same lady who â€œdoesâ€ my motherâ€™s hair. What follows is not a knock against her by any means. She did a great job every single time for over 10 years.
In addition to… Read full post »
Welcome to The Wise Guise interview with Nashville, TN duo, Elenowen! I’m thrilled that they were gracious enough to join us and can’t encourage you enough to purchase their new self-titled EP and if you’re in Nashville join them for their album release show at Third & L… Read full post »
This is the most authentic season of The Bachelorette in history, guys!Â The first date was baking cookies in Emilyâ€™s â€œrealâ€ house, and taking the suitor to Rickyâ€™s â€œrealâ€ soccer practice. (Kid doesnâ€™t look like much of an athlete to me).Â Â She didnâ€™t wear a custom made pro… Read full post »
What is the Great American Novel? This is one of my favorite questions to ask people to get a quick read on their personality, approach towards pop culture, literature, and feelings on America. Based on how informed/passionate/apathetic someone is, asking someone about politics doesn’t… Read full post »
Now that we’re more than a week past the always-fun Survivor finale Sunday, crowning another deserving champion (even if the second two-thirds of the season were no where near as exciting as the Colton-fueled first third) and leaving me, your resident Survivor expert and reigning Wise G… Read full post »
The following is a list of every movie scheduled released in May-July this year. If you click on the title it will pull up a trailer for the film. After May is over I’ll update it to include August.
The Bachelorette is back and it’s harder to make fun of than ever. Because Emily Maynard’s ex-fiance baby daddy died in a plane crash before she had the chance to tell him she was pregnant with their child, I’m going to really have to focus on the douche bag contestants… Read full post »
Chances are I’ll end up just going 10 parts to the series. I might expand into just general movies and television suggestions or I might take a break for a while and regroup and maybe do some rankings by genre. If anyone has any ideas for that or would want me/us… Read full post »
3rd Grader: Hey look everybody, Billy peed his
Billy Madison: Of course I peed my pants, everyone my age pees their pants. It’s the coolest.
3rd Grader: Really?
Billy Madison: YES! You ain’t cool, unless you pee your pants.
3rd Grader: Hey look, Ernie peed his pants too. Al… Read full post »
The genesis of this post stems from the frequent conversations I have like the following (actual conversation)â€¦
Colin: â€œDid you see my blog post on Tony Allenâ€™s ridiculous tweets?â€
Me: â€œNo Colin, I didnâ€™t have a chance to read that, but Tony is funny.â€
Colin: â€œCome on man! That is wha… Read full post »
“Hollywood makes shitty movies.” -Ron Meyer, NBC Universal Studios COO
Avatar made $2,782,275,172 in international ticket sales. Its budget was about $237 million. I’d be happy to give you a minute to let that settle in.
Welcome back. Movies are BIG business.
Studios produce… Read full post »
Well, it’s a wrap folks. Below are the final standings.
Team Joseph, Reigning Survivor Fantasy Wise Guise
Champion: Â 121 points
Kim: Survivor: One World Champion: 50 points
Like a great poker player with always a deadly number of chips but not putting himself out there as the top dawg… Read full post »
We had some good searches that somehow lead people to our blog these past weeks. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Time to have some fun with it. I’m a little rusty with my wit so please excuse me if I don’t generate side splitting laughter in every… Read full post »
Welcome to week 8 of the Netflix streaming suggestions. Again, these are not ranked in any particular order, just another 5 suggestions for this week of things you may not have seen that I would recommend. If you have any suggestions for me of things you haven’t seen mentioned yet… Read full post »
Now that Joseph has finished his Law School finals, He Said, She Said is back! This time America’s couple gives each of their thoughts on The Avengers!
He Said: After its record-smashing opening weekend at the box office and overwhelming high marks by critics, my expectations rose a bit… Read full post »
Welcome to the first ever video breakdown from The Wise Guise! Warner is covering the Beale Street Music Festival since he went all three days. However, I felt like I did enough observing on Friday night to point out a few things that really bother me about festival crowds and… Read full post »
Every year for the past 10 years or so, give or take a year here and there, I have made the trek to Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis for the annual Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival (from here on referred to as BSMF) for at least one… Read full post »
A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. And that’s what people pay for – to see the bad guys get beat. – Sonny Liston
It’s kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters,… Read full post »
1. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead- As the final work of Sidney Lumet, one of the true masters of cinema, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead is a solid thriller with great acting performances from Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, and Marisa Tomei.
When two men come together in the bond of friendship, it is oftentimes over a common interest in one of many things: sports, alcohol, women, music, etc. Itâ€™s usually extremely casual. Maybe some hot wings, a few brews, and a game on TV. End of story. But there are a… Read full post »
This post comes from Lakeland, FL native Jeremy Wilson. Jeremy wrote our first ever guest post entitled, The Curious Case of Jeremy (Lin). He is now joining us to blaze another trail and to help spark a debate. This is our first “letter to the editor”, in which he is… Read full post »
Yep. The title served its purpose. Sucked you in, just as it did to me on Friday night. I love documentaries, mainly because I discover more about the human condition. Well, this film causes you think very hard about forgiveness and the limits people will allow others to be forgiven.… Read full post »
The NBA playoffs are better than March Madness. Try and debate me. If you have a team of interest in the NBA, then the NBA Playoffs are so much better than the few weeks of March Madness. If you are a basketball fan the playoffs give you the best sample… Read full post »
Today we at The Wise Guise are excited to publicly announce our first ever addition to the crew. Joining us on a regular basis will be Warner Russell. As you will read below, Warner fits in perfectly with the common interests we like to discuss here on The Wise Guise… Read full post »