“Vice Principals” returned to HBO Sunday night, and it’s still over-the-top. It’s hard not to picture Danny McBride in anyway  other than Kenny Powers, substitute teacher simply getting a promotion.  

Same character type, still in the Carolinas. He and Walton Goggins play off of each other so well.

McBride in the chair lift was perfect. 

The worst part of it, is that it is limited to two seasons. It wasn’t quite what I expected last year, I figured there might be more crazy story lines from students getting into trouble and the VP’s would have to deal with them, but it is still a funny show.  


I watched “Cape Fear” for the first time in maybe a dozen years last night. Robert De Niro is simply amazing in it as the psychopath “Max Cady”. Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and a young Juliette Lewis were all great, but De Niro was flawless. One would have a valid argument if they felt he deserved the Oscar over Anthony Hopkins who was also flawless in “Silence of the Lambs”. 

I still need to sit down and watch the original from 1962. 

I’ve joked about grumpy old men being part of my spirit animal, and have joked about one day becoming a grumpy old man myself, but i’ll never be the “Grumpy old bastard” or “Grumpy old dumb ass” this girl encountered. 

I watched the movie “Masterminds” for two reasons, Zach Galifianakis, and the story was based in North Carolina and I remember when it went down.   ZG plays a bumbling fool pretty well.

This is a fictionalized take on the story, but I’m sure there is quite a bit of truth in there somewhere. 

This is a bit distorted because it was taken from a drone, but this is a shot of a road I used to fly on as a teenager. Get in the car late at night and drive. At times I miss doing that.   The overlook was nice on it’s own, but it was fun speeding through the night. 

Stray Thoughts: 5/6/2017

I had two
dreams last night in which I recall enough of them to comment.

In the first
dream, I was in a Lowes store.  I’m not
sure what I was picking up but I had a couple of things in my cart and I was
near the ceiling fan section and there was a man arguing with the Lowes
employee about something being out of stock. He said his “puter”(I’ve
heard that at Wal-mart near Atlanta
before),said that the store had model xyz in stock. The girl took him to the
shelf and showed him the empty space. She walked him over to a terminal and
showed him a zero on the screen, she made a quick call and he was huffing and
puffing and using some not so nice language and he was saying “By God I’ll
go to Home Depot”.  

A voice
boomed, “GO TO HOME DEPOT”, and he turned around startled and the
actor(Geno Segers) that played “Chayton”, from the show
“Banshee”(also in a Navy Federal Credit Union Commercial) was
standing there in a Lowes smock that barely fit him. Needless to say Johnny the
Jack Ass changed his tune and bought an in-stock model. He didn’t quite
apologize to the girl, but he didn’t cause anymore trouble.  Maybe Lowes should hire a bouncer for each
store to scare the shit out of unruly customers.

The second
one was pretty simple. I was leaning on a deck at a mountain cabin looking at
the nearby stream Watching it flow, listing to the water trickle over the rocks
as it passed by. I was drinking my morning jar of coffee and I heard the door

I turned
around and a woman walked out with a more conventional mug and wearing a
robe.  She sat down on the picnic table and
sipped at the morning brew. We were talking about needing to do this, or that
later that day. It felt like were talking about needing to close off the area
under the deck to make it more secure for some tools, a lawn mower and
everything of that sort. I pointed out a pretty fat Cardinal(the North Carolina state
bird) sitting on a limb of a nearby tree; when i turned back around her robe
was open. Time for breakfast.

This is the view from dinner earlier. On the back deck of a pizza joint.  Down below on the patio they had a guy picking on a guitar and singing mostly classic rock with some outlaw country mixed in. He was pretty decent. I didn’t hear a version of a song I liked that made me curl my toes, so that is a good thing.