‘Ben 10: Alien Swarm’ tonight on Cartoon Network 7:00pm

Variety reviews:

…Alex Winter reprises his role as director-producer, working from a script by James Krieg (an alum of the “Ben 10” series) and John Turman, whose credits include “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” The influence of the latter is apparent, inasmuch as the movie’s central trio approximates a superhero team — maybe the Threat-Thwarting Three or something.

For the uninitiated, Ben Tennyson (Ryan Kelley) — a kid in the original animated version, a teenager here — is the keeper of something called the Omnitrix, a way-cool watchlike alien device that allows him to transform into a variety of bad-ass extraterrestrial creatures. Working as part of a group named the Plumbers to repel alien threats, he’s flanked by his pals Gwen (Galadriel Stineman) and Kevin (Nathan Keyes), each of whom brings his or her own unique powers to the monster mash.

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November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

Happy Holidays!!! “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!!

November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Reality Bites: Here come the Social Security payroll tax hikes and benefit cuts- gird yourself Gen X

As usual, Gen X is about to get royally screwed. We are the tiniest generation so the pols feel free to frak us over at any given opportunity.The Boomers suck up all the benefits and live high on the economic hog (sorry guys but it’s true) and drive up the debt and Gen Y, (the spoiled ones that Obama considers his ‘base’, you know the ones WE have to carry on our insurance until they are..27!!!) are going to cut our Medicare and Social Security and send us off on an ice floe….

Boomers– 1946-1964 (inclusive), 75.8 million

Generation X = 50 Million /ages 38 – 45

Generation Y = 78 Million /21 – 40

After spending trillions they are getting ready to talk tough on the deficit, HA! and WE the lucky lucky Gen X can expect to see higher payroll taxes, higher retirement age (neat trick since the healthcare plan wont give us a damn knee replacement to work these extra years after the cuts!) AND lower Social Security benefits. Right on schedule as predicted…

WSJ:

The White House is considering a bipartisan commission to tackle the nation’s swelling deficit, as it seeks to show resolve on a problem that threatens its broader agenda.Top White House officials, including budget director Peter Orszag, met Tuesday with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad to discuss establishing such a commission, which has been pushed by Mr. Conrad, a North Dakota Democrat, and his Republican counterpart on the committee, Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire.

Senior congressional officials said the idea was gaining traction. Two officials said the White House was likely to make its own proposal for a panel, which could have less power than the proposed Conrad-Gregg commission. White House aides said no final decision had been made.

The idea is to bring Republicans and Democrats together to make tough decisions about how to cut costs or raise revenue in areas including Social Security, Medicare and taxes. For the White House, establishing a commission would show that the Obama administration is serious about tackling the deficit while postponing any real moves until after the 2010 elections….

* Reality Bites clip courtesy of carocia, soundtrack courtesy of juanperezextreme

November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Film, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

House, M.D. 6.10 ‘Wilson’ Sneak Peek

Courtesy of MsHouseFan

November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Market Mover Wednesday: Weekly jobless claims, personal income/spending and durable goods…

Update: Weekly claims dropped to 466,000, continued claims 5.423 million

Oct personal income up 0.2%, personal spending up 0.7%

Durable Goods down 0.6%

Gold just hit another record $1181 an oz

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Another heavy day for data with light volume expected…

CNBC:

…Weekly jobless claims are expected at 8:30 a.m., along with October durable goods, personal income, and consumer spending. Consumer sentiment is released at 9:55 a.m. and new home sales are released at 10 a.m. Jobless claims could be below 500,000 for the first time in months.

Stocks finished slightly lower Tuesday, after shaking off a triple digit Dow loss. The Dow was down 17 at 10,433, and the S&P 500 was down less than a point at 1106. The worst performers were the financials…

November 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Housing, Labor Department, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

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