True Detective – Episode 3 (Maybe Tomorrow) – Tomorrow is not Promised

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

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(Spoiler Alert)Tomorrow is not Promised

First off, congrats to the Unites States Women’s soccer team winning their third World Cup over Japan, showing us how important it is to strike first and often because it puts your opponent in a more of a defense stance, making them hesitate to strike back. This principle is the same with True Detective as the mysterious killer or killers sends a message to Frank Semyon by almost killing his crooked cop, Ray Velcoro. Fortunately, Ray survived which Frank now knows that someone is out to get him, jeopardizing his business and family. But Frank is not a man, who gets easily intimidated because he usually is the one bullying and pushing other people as we finally see the real Frank in this episode.

In the first couple of episodes of TD, we saw the controlled version of Frank Semyon, a former gangster trying walk the righteous path. He didn’t swear, didn’t drink, and defiantly didn’t do anything that would show him lose his composure. But people are killing his friends, destroying his business, putting his family at risk and sending a message that his life is being threatened, no wonder he can’t his dick hard for his wife. His life in unraveling before his eyes and he doesn’t know what to do, except to do what he knows best. He reverts back to the old drinking, swearing gansta Frank Semyon as he gathers the band back together. He takes the crew to visit old friends trying to gather more information on who gave the tip that nearly killed Ray. At the basement of the club he questions the people who run the business now trying to get help from them but those dudes don’t respect Frank anymore because they believe he just another guy in a expensive suit. But Frank is not a bitch, so he had to show everyone by fucking up Danny Santos played by Pedro Miguel Arce and ripping his “Fuck You” grille. Putting everyone on notice that Frank is fucking back and I cannot wait for the following episodes because I love this version of Vince Vaughn’s character unlike the new Colin’s character Ray Velcoro.

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After his near death experience he wakes up from his dream state that had his dad, a former police officer played by Fred Ward in same bar where he usually drinks with a Las Vegas singer playing in the background. He tells Rachel McAdams character Ani that he found the same clues that he found in Casper’s first house but didn’t have any other leads to go on accept for a video camera that was taken on the scene. He then goes to the hospital to be cleared for duty, which that doctors tell him to take it easy before clearing him back to duty but asks him a really important question:

“Do you want to live?”

That question really shook up Ray more that the buckshot to the chest because until now he was quietly fading into oblivion. He was more dead than alive. Now I think he wants to live more than ever by drinking less and trying to show his wife that he can be a good influence to their son. He is also trying to show Ani that he can be trusted as a partner. I’m glad that he’s alive and has new found hope in life but I hope this doesn’t kill the character I loved seeing for the last couple of episodes. I mean I hope he’s still bat shit crazy but in a positive way.

But the biggest lesson we learned from this episode and with the United States Women soccer team winning the World Cup is that in a battle, you need to strike first and often because you want to show your opponent that you mean fucking business. Plus, just like the title of this episode “Maybe Tomorrow,” you have to take chances and try to win the game or accomplish your goals now because tomorrow doesn’t exist, there is only today.

“Tomorrow is promised to no one.” – Clint Eastwood

Fu’s Observations

  • I kinda knew that Ray was still alive but it would have been dope if he was dead
  • Ray’s pot smoking dad is wonderfully played by Fred Ward, which you might know him from Escape from Alcatraz or the underrated movie called Tremors. You know you loved that movie.
  • In that Vince Vaughn scene did it look like he was getting a blowjob because it kinda looked like he was taking a shit, which throughout this whole season he looked constipated.
  • I knew I wasn’t the only one that wanted that “Fuck you” grille. “How can you greet the world like that?”
  • “Like I got a gun at my head. When I take a shit, hey make it a good one.” I know that feeling.
  • Taylor Kitsch’s character Paul Wooddrugh background is so boring. It’s like we get it bro, you’re fucked up veteran, who might be gay. Move on and have sex with Rachel McAdams already. (A bit of gossip, they might be dating in real life.) “Is that a fucking E-Cig?” 
  • Congrats once again to the Women of the United States Soccer Team for winning the World Cup. We can finally stop pretending that we like soccer until the next World Cup or Olympics. Real Talk. When is football back? Seriously, real football I mean.

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National Barbecued Spareribs Day!!! – Beth’s Melt in Your Mouth Barbecue Ribs Recipe (Oven)

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees f.
  • Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs.
  • Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub.
  • Apply rub to ribs on all sides.
  • Lay ribs on two layers of foil, shiny side out and meaty side down.
  • Lay two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Heat broiler.
  • Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs.
  • Arrange on broiler pan, bony side up.
  • Brush on sauce.
  • Broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly.
  • Turn ribs over.
  • Repeat on other side.

Alternately, you can grill the ribs on your grill to cook on the sauce.

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Politically Incorrect Review – Dope: Reasons why to watch this movie this Fourth of July Weekend

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Dope: Reasons why to watch this movie this Fourth of July Weekend

Besides a noun describing many forms of drugs or a stupid person. Dope can also be used as an adjective describing something or someone is “Dope,” which the movie Dope is, starring up and coming actor, Shameik Moore, who plays Malcom, a geeky high school senior from “The Bottoms” aka Inglewood that is different from his peers because he’s in love with 90’s hip-hop and wants to get out if the hood because he wants to make something out of his life, which his friends are the same way. Tony Revolori from The Grand Budapest Hotel and Kiersey Clemons are part of his click, who just want to check out vinyl records from the 90’s and play hip-hop punk in their band, which is affectionately called Oreo. Malcolm has his life planned out as he tries to get out of the hood trying to go to Harvard but like all things fate steps in to challenge our resolve. 

He gets invited to a party because he wanted to hook up with uber hot Zoe Kravitz but gets caught up with the “dope game” as A$AP Rocky puts dope aka drugs in his backpack, which is not dope. This begins a “slippery slope” situation with Malcolm and his friends because now he wants to get rid of the dope but is forced to sell it like one of his peers from the hood. Malcom gets caught up with all the bullshit he always avoided growing up in the hood but now he has to make a choice whether or not he’s part of the hood or is he much more than his environment, which makes for a good movie. Can a person survive a bad environment and still succeed with tons of adversities in his way? Can a person be a geek and a thug at the same time? This is one reason why you should watch Dope because it raises the question: Are you a product of your environment or is the environment the product of you? 

If you still don”t think Dope is a movie you should watch this Fourth of July weekend, check out our reasons why you should see this movie asap Rocky!

  • The Nerdy Virgin

First off, who doesn’t like a coming of age movie, where our hero is completely hopeless because he’s such a nerd and dork. You want the universe to help them out to get laid because they are so lovable. You want them to stop jerking off to twerk videos.

  • Dope Ass 90s music

Tupac, Biggie & Nas. Do I even need to explain why the 90s had the best hip-hop music ever produced. I was super glad that I grew up on it, which shaped a lot of my creative ideas including with many other well-known artists. So, hearing all those songs from my childhood brings back fond memories like the 2 Live Crew’s Me So Horny and Pop that Puxxy.

  • Chanel Iman, Zoe Kravitz, Kimberly Elise

Look them up. One of the best reasons to check this movie because of these gorgeous women of color, who are also smart and amazing actresses.

  • Your choice of movies this weekend SUCK:

What are your choices this weekend? An unfunny children’s cartoon, a softcore gay porn and a remake of an old sci-fi franchise. Be different this weekend by choosing a movie with heart, don’t be entertained with cheap thrills because you deserve better.

  • You deserve better.

Throughout the whole movie every character is stereotyped and pigeon holed just because of what they look like or where they are from, which the characters fight against on who they really are and what society wants them to be. It’s all about personal identity, finding out who you really are despite of your environment. As our lead character tells us in the movie to Zoe Kravitz’s character that she deserves better and don’t sell herself short. I believe this the main philosophy or vibe I got from this movie, which is despite of difficult circumstances or if your environment is not nurturing, you can still succeed. You deserve better than the current cards that you were dealt. Never sell yourself short because you were meant for MORE.

You deserve better.

You should watch Dope because you deserve better.

If you are going to watch a movie besides Dope, check out Jurassic World. Here’s our review on it: Jurassic World: Everyone Dies

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Animals are Better than Humans – They’re better Wingmen

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A crow has been caught catching a ride on the back of a bald eagle in mid-flight. The cheeky ride was captured by amateur photographer Phoo Chan in Seaback, Washington. “It was as if it was taking a short break and at the same time a free ride. What’s more surprising was the eagle didn’t seem to mind and kept flying as if nothing happened,” MailOnline quotes Chan as saying.

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“I think the crow decided to land on the eagle because the eagle did not respond to its harassment so it landed briefly and then left. Eventually the crow flew away and the eagle continued to hunt for its breakfast.”

Chan said the birds went off in different directions but reckons that after their brief encounter they had become friends.

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Survival of the Fittest – Blue Eyes might lead to Alcoholism

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According to Yahoo News, people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one. 

Reporting in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, the researchers find that among European-Americans, those with light-colored eyes — described as ones that are green, gray, and brown in the center — have higher rates of alcohol dependency than Euro-Americans with dark brown eyes; that link is strongest in blue-eyed people. 

“We still don’t know the reason,” researcher Dawei Li says in a University of Vermont press release, but they do know that the very genes that determine eye color are situated along the same chromosome as genes that are known to be linked to alcohol dependency. 

It’s not the first time the eye color-alcohol link has been found: A 2000 study arrived at a similar conclusion, noting that among one sample set of women, dark-eyed females averaged 4.91 drinks in the last month to light-eyed females’ 5.78. 

Blue eyes also correlate with other attributes, including lower pain tolerance and higher competitiveness, reports Medical Daily. “This suggests an intriguing possibility — that eye color can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence diagnosis,” says lead researcher Arvis Sulovari. The researchers say these findings could help us better understand the roots of not only alcoholism but other psychiatric illnesses as well.

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HAPPY NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY!!! – GRANDMA’S GINGERSNAP COOKIES

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Grandma’s Gingersnap Cookies

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 5 dozen

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2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
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1 tablespoon ground ginger
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2 teaspoons baking soda
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1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 
1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 
3/4 cup shortening
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1 cup white sugar
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1 egg
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1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

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Directions

.                Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

.                Sift the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to blend evenly, and sift a second time into another bowl.

.                Place the shortening into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Gradually beat in the white sugar. Beat in the egg, and dark molasses. Sift 1/3 of the flour mixture into the shortening mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Sift in the remaining flour mixture, and mix together until a soft dough forms. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll into 1 inch diameter balls between your hands. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar, and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until the tops are rounded and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Store in an air tight container.

Venus and Jupiter are hooking up tonight!!! (Science is Awesome)

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According to NPR, Venus and Jupiter are only converging into a small area of the Earth’s sky. NASA says the two bright planets will be “a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart.”

That distance is smaller than the width of a full moon, as seen from Earth’s surface.

“You’ll be able to hide the pair not just behind the palm of your outstretched hand, but behind your little pinky finger,” NASA says.

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And unlike some other astronomical phenomena, this convergence should be easily visible: Just look to the west around sunset. That’s where you’ll find Venus and Jupiter, if the sky is relatively clear.

Conjunctions between Venus and Jupiter are far from rare events,” notes Space.com. But the site adds that tonight’s “unusually close” conjunction is worth seeing — and it adds that this is both the closest and the last pairing between the two planets in the current 24-year cycle.

Also, Venus and Jupiter were my favorite characters on Sailor Moon.

Knowledge is Power – You are what you Eat

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Happy National Almond Buttercrunch Day!!!

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National Almond Buttercrunch Day is observed annually on June 29th.  This unofficial national food holiday celebrates this toffee candy. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy texture and a caramel flavor. Variations on the recipe include toasted almond sprinkles.

Making buttercrunch calls for a good candy thermometer and some cooking experience. Creating the toffee involves caramelizing sugar at high temperatures, which requires precision, timing and the right tools and safety techniques for a successful outcome. Buttercrunch can be served on top of ice cream or on it’s own. Buttercrunch flavored cookies or cakes are other ways to enjoy the sweet treat.

The beginning of National Buttercrunch day is not well documented. However, a related food holiday, National Almond Butter Crunch Day is celebrated on June 29th. The crunchy candy, sometimes called just buttercrunch but other times referred to as almond buttercrunch, was made famous in World War II. A buttercrunch candy called Almond Roca, made by Brown and Haley was shipped in tins to U.S. troops overseas.

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