Book Review of Second Revolution

Second RevolutionHere’s a quick review – well, really more of a summary – of a great story.  My buddy Jim Kulas recently published this novel and it deserves a read…

This story starts by relating how a married couple deals with a question faced by many couples; i.e., involuntary, early retirement in their middle years. The author goes into detail about who these people are and what made them modern patriots, caring parents and grandparents. It is later apparent that all the detail is necessary to see how they, and the rest of the family react with and influence each other as they come together out of necessity, and set the stage for saving the republic.

There is a bigger story within the story. Over 100 years of progressive rule has essentially trashed our Constitution. The news stories follow Jack and Angel into retirement, chronicling America’s steady loss of individual freedom and slide towards anarchy.

It turns out that the People have had enough and decide to take their country back when the government goes too far. The story details how one group of Patriots takes on the Federal Government in a series of battles and skirmishes and does their part in our Second Revolution. With them, we learn what similar groups are doing in furtherance of their common goal.

The story ends with the reader wanting more. It also hints at a future adventure involving the main characters in restoring our Constitution to the greatness envisioned by our founding fathers.

Pick up a copy of this novel – you’ll enjoy it!  Get it here…

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CSI Cyber Review

CSI-Cyber-LogoWe’re 10 minutes into CSI Cyber…

So I consider myself a CSI aficionado.  I’ve been a fan of David Caruso since he licked John Rambo’s boot.  Horatio is just awesome.  Even with the dramatics, he pulls it off.  I figure I have as much credibility as anyone to comment on the new version.

Here’s the quick version.  I told Mrs. Bredfan the other night that I thought Patricia Arquette was a dumb bit**.  My opinion hasn’t changed.

But hold that thought for a second.

The first 10 minutes were tough to get through.  I get that the plot line needs to be established and the characters need to be introduced.  This is especially true in a pilot episode.  But whoever directed this needs to be taken out back and shot.

The cutsie digital interference was just downright stupid and annoying.  I finally get some decent square footage on my TV – not to mention paying out the ass for the HD DVR – and the dumb ass director thinks it’s a good idea to f**k up the picture to make an artistic point?

Dumb.

I thought maybe they’d just do it through the opening credits, but it didn’t stop.

Come on, man.  I spent the better part of my childhood fixing rabbit ears and vertical holds (sorry if you’re under 40 and reading this).  Now I have to sit through a director who is purposefully making the show I’m watching scramble?

Alright – crappy direction and production aside.  The story line seems okay, and Patricia Arquette is no longer relegated to the depths of being a dumb bit**.  Now she’s in the ranks of shitty actress too.

Just horrible acting.

I’m enjoying my second glass of Warres Tawney Porto.  Maybe her terrible acting will get better.

More to come.

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