Crash test video shows how “heavy” older vehicles fare against modern cars

While temporarily lost in the internet rabbit hole today, I found a video that shows how a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air fared against a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu in a front offset crash.

If you know anyone who still thinks classic cars are “more secure” because they are “heavier” then their modern counterparts, just send them this link…


Hugh Jackman says he does look like Clint Eastwood

Way back in November 2010, my gorgeous wife noticed that Hugh Jackman looks a lot like a young Clint Eastwood.

Eastwood and Jackman

Eastwood and Jackman

Today Hugh Jackman said he noticed that too in an interview with Geoff Boucher of the LA Times.


GB: How much you weighing?

HJ: Right now, I’m at 210.

GB: Wow, so you’re going to be bigger this time? Last time, you looked about, what, 190?

HJ: Yeah, right, I was 190, something like that. I don’t know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, ‘Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.” He said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky, you know, he’s short and thick. So he said, ‘I want you to go there, get bigger.’ He’s going to come down after he gets done with all the black-tie events over and done with.


I said Hollywood needs to remake “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” with Hugh Jackman as the Man With No Name back in November. Any bets on how long it will take the studios catch on they’re sitting on a blockbuster with Jackman?

Just saw “Predators” with Adrien Brody. I liked his character!

OK, I admit, this is nothing but a shameless plug for the recent Predators movie that I just got from Netflix.

I finally got around to seeing it (as part of my INSOMNIA THEATER movie club) and there’s this part near the end I laughed at…



I met my hot and gorgeous wife just like that!

OK, I didn’t have my AA-12 automatic 12 Gauge shotgun with me that night we met, though, and there were a few other things that were completely different, but it was mostly like that. Kinda. Sorta. Not really. And I don’t look anything like Adrien Brody. I think. Hey, the dialog was somewhat right!

Anyhow, the original Predator movie from ’87 was still better that this new one, but Predators was a fun “I’ll watch it again if it comes on the TV” movie. Plus it lived up to my expectations on what it would be and the character Royce was a decent enough badass. Three and a 3/4 stars for the movie.

Cat vs. Alligator? Cat vs. two alligators? [VIDEO]

A cat stands his ground against not just one, but two alligators (the second alligator shows up at the 1:03 mark).

(Spoiler for those worried this video won’t end well : the cat smacks them both back into the water.)

Dude. I know that cat. The friendliest, most lovable creature to ever purr, but when it’s time to throw down, he doesn’t care how big the intruder is. He brings it.

On a serious note, WTF is up with the humans in the video? Help the cat! Move the kids! Damn!

Is it me, or does Hugh Jackman look a lot like a young Clint Eastwood? [PHOTO]

So my gorgeous wife and I were enjoying being in our new home this weekend, and as we were flipping through the channels, we found the Clint Eastwood movie of all Clint Eastwood movies was on… “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”.

As we were watching the big finale, my wife does a double take, grabs her laptop, looks up a few images in Google, and says “Hey! Hugh Jackman looks a lot like a young Clint Eastwood.”

I looked over at her laptop…

Hugh Jackman = A young Clint Eastwood

… and damn. He sure does.

Hey Hollywood! You’re so jazzed on remakes, how about remaking “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” with Hugh Jackman as the Man With No Name? I can totally see Hugh nailing this part. And there hasn’t been a good western out in a few years, so a big budget movie like this would probably pull in some major moolah.

And in case you haven’t seen the movie, here’s the big finale….

Whaddya’ think?