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Bug Review- Today we examine the underrated 2006 psychological thriller Bug starring Michael Shannon March 17, 2018

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Today Josh steps away from the crypto world and looks at one disturbing film, Bug! Michael Shannon is fantastic here as is Ashley Judd. We give some theories on what exactly is going on and just have some fun in this limited storytelling movie that flew under many peoples radar



Veronica Review – is this film really the scariest movie ever made? Lets break it down! March 12, 2018

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Today Josh steps away from the crypto world and looks at one of the most hyped movies out at the moment, the Spanish horror movie Veronica. This tale of possession is being toted as the scariest mover ever made and hard to finish due to its scare factor… lets take a closer look and find out just how scary it actually is… SPOILER WARNING!


Conspiracy Theory breakdown – Silly nutters! April 22, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best, “If an argument lasts longer than 5 minutes, your both wrong” and it is so true. Conspiracy theorists are nothing more than people with an idea and insufficient data to back them up. I like conspiracy theories, not because I believe in them, but they are entertainment for me. Like watching a fiction movie, its interesting to see what some people can make up in their own minds. I find it funny that every conspiracy, from UFO’s, to the JFK assassination, to 9-11, to the Boston Bombing last week, “theorists” are all over these putting forth their ideas, yet nobody can prove anything, you know how I know they cannot prove any of these ideas, because if they could, they would have evidence, and it would be the accepted fact in society. I like how Theorists are always so confident in their ideas, they always say “open your eyes” without having one shred of actual evidence. Some things are just so astonishing that these people just cannot believe that they occur.

Whats even more confounding is once proof is given to disprove a conspiracy, such as mythbusters on the moon hoax, or the numerous debunking exercises done on UFO’s and the JFK assassination, these people still ignore the science, they run with their “theories” that have no solid backing. Boston last week is a great example, yes there were men in matching outfits, with earpieces in, you think it’s the first time that a large event such as the Boston Marathon had private security firms hired to add protection?

False Flags are a great idea that most conspiracy nuts always turn to, in fact they are the top reason used to explain every attack on our country in history according to conspirasists. The problem is this; never has any false flag been proved true in American History! Not even the Reichstag fire was proven to be a false flag. Now I am not saying that governments and others haven’t used major events to turn the majority to their side to execute their agenda, that happens for sure, but to say that the Government does these things only to further agendas, and having absolutely no proof of it is just hilarious!

UFO crash landing is the most absurd theory out there, your telling me that these creatures that mastered intergalatic travel and traversed billions of light years to reach Earth, crashed as soon as they got here? Think about that folk… you think that really happened? PLEASE!

The bottom line is this: come back when you have proof, not a theory, not a secondhand account, but proof!


Why Religion scares the hell out of me!

Here is the basic Idea, in 1000 CE Baghdad was the center of education and learning, all religions would get together, Jews, Christians, Arabs, Atheist would all gather and discuss Ideas. They would push each others ideas higher and higher and thus it became the scientific center of the world. Algebra was born, algorithms, Arabic Numbers that we still use today were born in this era and area. In fact two thirds of all stars in the night sky are named in Arabic! The islamic culture headed this enlightenment era. Then in the 1100’s a man named Hamid al-Ghazali, a muslim cleric, that codified the Islamic religion. He believed that using math was actually the work of the Devil, and Islam has never been the same since!

al-ghazaliHamid al-Ghazali

The 1.3 billion Muslims in the world can no longer use math, this idea is lost to them! Just for an example to prove my point, 25% of the Noble prizes for science have gone to the jews, you know how many Muslims have won these prizes? .3% for a total of 2, and only one of those was from the middle east! Imagine what could have been in our world had the Muslims not forfeited science for their god!

Now here is what really scares me, this is happening right now in America! The religious folks are doing everything in their power to infiltrate our schools and prohibit true science from being taught. When was the last time you saw scientist standing outside of a Church protesting god? Freedom of religion is an important thing, do not get me wrong, I firmly believe that you have the right to worship whatever Deity you want. However when you infringe upon myself, or my family in their rights to a scientific education, using facts, and not intelligent design to prove how the world works then we will have a problem.

Lets not move from fact people, lets not base our modern world on 2000 year old books that were written on second-hand accounts and altered throughout time to meet certain people’s agenda.

Just to shoot down Intelligent design, what about all the stupid designs? Childhood disease, tsunamis, earthquakes, what about our reproductive system… our sewers and our pleasure centers in the same organ?! And then there are people who believe Noah’s Ark story, and they believe that dinosaurs were on the boat! Or they argue that dinosaurs are planted in the earth by scientist in some large conspiracy to disprove god… Ummm, I don’t even try to respond to these people because there is no hope of any positive conversation.

Look at these American Statistics, among Americans that believe in god:

the average joe American – 85% to 90%

College Educated Americans – 60%

Scientists – 40%

Elite Scientist (physicists and the like)- 7%

What do these stats tell you? That scientists are going to hell? They tell me that the more you know, the more you understand about our world, the more you understand data, the more you know about physics, the more you understand about our physical world, the less you need to rely upon a deity for fulfilment.


Neil deGrasse Tyson put it best (as he usually does), in a letter to the New York Times in regard to the Church and State separation debate:

“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers”



Top 5 Movie Baduys in Horror Films April 5, 2013

Today we are looking at the top 5 Badguys in horror films. Personally I love horror movies, not the slasher, hacker types although a few of those do make my list because they are just so well done. I think a horror movie that scares you two weeks later or gives you chills still is a movie worthy of being called true horror. All these badguys still make the hair on the back of my neck stand up and make me check in the shadows just to make sure nothing is lurking in the dark. So here we go:

#5 Michael Meyers – Freddy – Jason

OK so I cheated and made #5 a three-way tie of slashers, but I always group these villains into the same category, the original Slashers. The Friday series is so much fun to watch with a lot of Cheese involved but some truly scary moments especially early on. The first two films are what make Voorhees really shine In my opinion, forget the hockey mask, the bag over the head was far scarier! Kruger is the king of cheese but he had the power to hunt you in your dreams, as a kid that scared the hell outta me, and his back story was really creepy, the pedafile that was murdered and now hunts the children of Elm street to take vengeance upon their parents! Of course Michael Meyers is epic, from the mind of Mustaffa Akad, the most succesful low-budget movie of all time until Blair Witch took that title. The Halloween series gave birth to Jamie Lee Curtis and had the creepiest theme music ever! Love these three guys and had to put them on the list.


#4 Jaws

The shark had to make the list, he still scares people from going into the water, ask my brother-in-law. The absence of him from on-screen for most of the film made the shark even scarier, couple that with top-notch performances from Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Shieder, and my favorite Robert Shaw (See the original Taking of Phelam 123) and you have an instant classic! I loved going to Universal Studios just for the Jaws sequence! The sequels lost a lot of the luster the first one had as technology actually hindered the scares in my opinion. The opening scene is still one of the scariest beginnings to any movie, the girl skinny dipping solo and is overtaken by Jaws, it still holds up and for those reasons the shark makes my list at number 4!


#3 Buffalo Bill

Bill skins fifth! While Anthony Hopkins is remembered as the creepy one, and Jody Foster was the clever detective, in my opinion the scary one was Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill! The cross dressing, women skinning, psychopath that lured women with the sympathy of his broken arm and inability to load a heavy object into his van! The moth raiser was so epic that his line “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again” has become part of pop culture and still send shivers up my spine! The ending sequence has such a taut feeling that it is almost unwatchable by those who are faint of heart. Bill easily is a top 3!


#2 Leatherface

I’m talking the original Tobe Hooper masterpiece here. When they started shooting this low-budget film, Hooper himself didn’t realize what they were putting together, he was going for a funny, goofy horror movie, but instead put together one of the most horrific film of all time as well as creating an Icon in Leatherface. The second character on my list that wears other people’s skin as clothing (there is something inherently wrong about that) Leatherface is just a part of the most F’ed up family in movie history! The dinner scene is so tough to watch, not because its bad, but because it is so uncomfortable and evil. The screaming in this movie becomes hard to bear and some of the scenes involving Leatherface are so burned into my brain he had to make number two on my list. The scene where we are introduced to Leatherface still stands as one of my favorites of all time, when he clubs that dude with the mallet and drags him into the house then slams that sliding door, the sound, the imagery, it all culminates into one of the finest shots in my memory!


#1 Kubricks Manipulations in The Shining – The Hotel

So the best bad guy in history isn’t a person, its more an entity an on-screen presence, it’s the genius of Kubrick portrayed threw The Overlook Hotel, the madness of Jack Nicholson, the ghosts, and just the overall madness that occurs within this film. From the opening sequence Kubrick bombards us with imagery, music and uncomfortable ideas. From Danny’s friend Tony, and the “Shining” Mr Holleran to the sheer awkwardness that is Shelly Duvall, to the downright evil that Jack becomes this film stands as my favorite Horror film of all time. Nothing is explained, and that’s just fine by me, it opened the doors for so much debate that here we are 40 years later and people are still arguing about what happens on the screen. Is the film about the plight of the Native Americans in history? Could it be Kubrick is revealing to us that he filmed the moon landing! Or could it just be about a man going mad from cabin fever, and attempting to murder hs family… or all three plus some more! That’s the beauty of this film, nobody knows, and now that Stanley has passed, we will never know. That aside, some things are not arguable, this movie is disturbing and scary, the twins give me chills in every seen that they appear, Jack Torrence has a dominating screen presence that is absolutely horrific and lets not forget all the strange little things that Kubrick put in to mess with out heads… For instance in every scene that a person appears, a chair is moved for each person during cuts, Why? Then the typewriter, at the start of the film it is white, then it becomes a dark grey! Then the maze, it’s not in any shots of the hotel at the beginning, it just appears once the family is there! The final scene with Jack in the picture has so many explanations and yet nothing is concrete. The hotel itself is filled with impossible hallways and rooms, for example Ullmans office has a window to the outside behind the hotel managers desk, but Wendy walks behind the office later in the film and down a hallway… The hotel itself is an impossible maze! For these and many more reasons, Kubricks hotel makes number one on my list and number one in my heart and mind!


overlook3NO MAZE!