Teen Wolf Season 1 – Episode 12

Episode  12 – Code Breaker

Summary:

It’s exciting and sad, the season premier.

It opens with Lydia wounded, and Stiles driving away with the alpha. Argent is pissed that Kate told Allison the truth about werewolves.  Allison struggles with the truth, not sure what is happening as everything else swirls around Scott, slowly closing in.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Allison fighting with her mom about Scott.  Fight for you man, even if he is damn hairy!
  • Who’s car is this?
  • Stiles trying to bargain for Scott’s freedom. I’ve said it before, everyone wants (and needs) a friend like Stiles.
  • Allison walking into the hospital, I know its supposed to be creepy, but she is so damn hot.
  • Stiles refusing the bite, even as Darth Wolf tries to sway him to the dark side.
  • Derek catching bats and kicking ass.
  • Stiles and Jackson taking a beating. Take it like a man.
  • Derek breaking free when he finds out the truth about his sister.
  • Argent facing off with Kate. I didn’t like him before, but he lives by his code, even if it means taking down his sister.
  • That is one damn quick alpha.
  • Kate biting it.  She deserved it.
  • The alpha as a werewolf. Very badass.
  • Is there anything that Stiles is not afraid of? Go Stiles.
  • Allison and Scott kissing at the end.  Finally she knows and she doesn’t care.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Allison’s mom is a bitch.
  • My god, is this show’s demographics all girls?  There must be two feminine hygiene products per commercial break.  It’s not a vampire show people, its a werewolf show.
  • Would the alpha really leave Stiles alive? Regardless of whether he’s the “killer” or not.
  • OMG – were there twice as many ad spots in the final episode or what?
  • Allison shooting at Scott.  You don’t fire on your lover until after your married a few years, even if he is a dog.
  • Don’t just leave the alpha laying there, burnt to a crisp.  Put some frickin rounds into his skull, or better yet, cut his head off. Okay good, Derek does the deed.
  • Jackson – he’s such a prick.  But I guess someone has to be the bad guy next season.

Best Quote of Episode 11:

Alpha – “His user name is Allison?..And his password is Allison?”

Stiles – “You still want him in your pack?”

Sexism? Where?

Okay, so before you come to my house with pitchforks and torches, lets start with a definition.

Sexism:

Sexism, also known as gender discrimination or sex discrimination, is the application of the belief or attitude that there are characteristics implicit to one’s gender that indirectly affect one’s abilities in unrelated areas. It is a form of discrimination or devaluation based on a person’s sex, with such attitudes being based on beliefs in traditional stereotypes of gender roles. The term sexism is most often used in relation with discrimination against women,within the context of patriarchy.

Sexism involves hatred of, or prejudice towards a gender as a whole or the blind application of gender stereotypes. Sexism is often associated with gender-supremacy arguments.

The key point of understanding is really in the first line. “is the application of the belief or attitude that there are characteristics implicit to one’s gender that indirectly affect one’s abilities in unreleated areas.”

Its not sexist to have a girls team for sports because in general men have more muscle mass and can hit harder.  Therefore, seperating sports by gender does not fit the bill of sexism.

So now lets get to the meat of the discussion.  I think there will be less female survivors than male. Let’s look at some basic facts that I’m basing my argument on.

Point 1: Violence is inherent to the male gender:

I’m not saying I’m proud of it. Violence is wrong in a civilized society. But the point blank fact is that men have more capacity for violence and will therefore be able to adapt and survive better when violence is the only thing that will keep you alive in those first days of the change, when our world is being consumed.

Point 2: Law Enforcement is Dominated by the Male Gender


Only 11% of officers on average are female. While law enforcement has a low survival rate in those early days, they are also the people who have guns and know how to use them. If you look at the military, it actually slightly more, about 20% female, but they tend to be in support and non-combat roles for obvious reasons.

Conclusion: Being female reduces your survival chances when the undead start to eat your neighbors. Obviously, because you are now better informed you can do a few things to improve your individual odds if you are female. Start to work out, get a gun and learn how to use it.  You should be running at least 8 miles a week and shooting at least a hundred rounds a month.

Be prepared and watch for the early signs.  When small towns start to get wiped out and the news is spinning “Infection”, “Social Unrest”, “Riots”, it is time to get your Bug Out Bag and get out of town.

 

Dog Armor

So I just got two new dogs and I want to make sure they survive the undead scourge, so I want to get them a few sets of dog armor. They are still little, so I’ll start to make weighted suits soon to build up thier strength.

Of course, I’m not sure if they will be good fighters, they generally like to lie on their bellies and beg for scratches.

My Pups:

Dog Armor:

30 Minutes or Less (2011)


30 Minutes or Less (3 Out of 5 Graves)

The commercials were awesome, and who couldn’t ask for a better cast of characters for a comedy? And you have the directors of ZOMBIELAND pulling the strings!

First of all, I laughed my ass off on multiple occasions.  The movie was worth the $30 in tickets and the $20 in snacks for three people to head off to the big screen.  Absolutely no regrets there.

The combination of Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari kept me laughing throughout.  They hit the mark consistently, both of them showing off thier comedy timing and delivery.  More of them would have been great.

Where things fell apart just a bit was with the combination of Nick Swardson and Danny McBride. I have found them both funny in other rolls, and was routing for a big showing for Nick in particular.  He has made me laugh in Reno 911 and as the crazy brother in Benchwarmers so much I route for him to have a huge hit.  But sadly, the two “evil” characters just don’t hit the ball as consistently as Jesse and Aziz.  There are long strings of riffing between Nick and Danny that I chuckled at, but it was more out of respect than anything else.

I would have tightened up their scenes, fired a few writers, or cut a few riffs out completely, and this movie would have hit a 4 versus a 3.

Sons of Guns

I’m not a rabid “Sons of Guns” fan but when its on I do tend to get drawn in.  They have cool jobs and they seem to have fun doing it.  Who wouldn’t want to build and shoot firearms for a living?

I was looking at some clips of the show, trying to find something for the MG42 post, and ran across several snotty comments.  People are way to up tight.  I was both surprised and not to see people ranting over some of the content of the show.

Its fake!

Its scripted!

The government would never buy AK47’s !

Stuff like that.  Maybe, maybe, and who the f*ck knows what our government would do. We’ve are funding forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, where the local weapon of choice and available ammo is in fact an AK47, so maybe someone did go and order some weapons for one of our military contractors there.  You just never know, and more imporantly, does it really matter?

The show is about enjoying the fun and watching them shoot some stuff I’d love to get my hands on.  Relax and take it for what it is.

The thing that bothered me the most was the attacks on the dude’s daughter. Come on @Predpool, calling the girl a harpie?  That’s just being an ass.  Granted, she’s on TV, and that brings some level of scrutiny, but I also think that she is a real person and isn’t an “actor” so give her a break.  What a dick.

Zombie Plow

So how do you clear a long city street full of the undead?

By saying hello to them with a WWII German MG42. Firing between 1200 and 1500 rounds per minute you won’t leave much on the street.  Remember to wear  your goggles and rain gear, you’ll understand why the gun got th nickname “The buzzsaw” once you see it in action.

The problem is going to be finding one.  While I’ve been able to find ammo at a reasonable price finding an actual gun to buy has proven to be harder.

 

Teen Wolf Season 1 – Episode 11

Episode  11 – Formality

Summary:

The episide starts with Allison getting schooled by Kate on werewolves, she knows the truth but Kate tells her that her parents aren’t sure she can handle the knowledge yet. The vet stands up to the Alpha and shows he’s got some knowledge of werewolves.  But what is he?  Scott’s mom is still going after the Alpha, she thinks he’s a nice guy.

The end of the episode was killer. They better not leave too much hanging until next season.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Sherif Stilinsky pulling Allison over.  “You were only doing seventy-five in a twentyfive, and it was in a construction zone.”
  • Kate working over Derek for information. We find out that she’s a dirty girl. Apparently she and Derek have bumped nasties. If Kate has a baby from a werewolf will that kid be a werewolf?
  • Coach Finstock bargaining with his nuts.
  • Jackson scared out of his mind after being convinced to take Allison to the formal dance to keep her out of trouble.
  • Allison setting up Lydia with Stiles at the mall.
  • Kate being evil with Derek.  (Right up to the point she realizes that Scott is involved)
  • Scott’s ripped pants.  I’ve lived those last moment panic moments with my kids. His mom is so cool. I love it when she smacks him in the head and tells him about woman. Tell her the truth.
  • Stiles telling Lydia to get off her cute little ass and dance and then making her understand how he feels about her.
  • Scott flooring Coach Finstock by grabbing the gay guy to put the coach on his ass.  That was awesome.
  • Mr. Argent being creepy in the woods.
  • Scott and Allison dancing sweetly.  They have to end up together right? She’s so sweet.
  • Stiles – he’s the best friend I think we all wish we had.
  • Allison talking dirty.

Things that bothered me about this episode…

  • Allison falling apart after learning the truth about werewolves and her family- come on girl, toughen up.
  • People don’t seem freaked out enough about the murders in town.
  • Coach Finstock being an ass at the dance.
  • Lydia breaking Stiles heart by going to find Jackson.
  • Jackson gives up Scott to Mr. Argent.
  • Holy crap, Lydia get’s bloodied up.  Not sure if she got bit though – the alpha has blod on his chin.
  • Really, by the busses where someone got slaughtered?
  • They left us hanging after Allison see’s that Scott is a wolf.

Best Quote of Episode 11:

Stiles – “I shouldn’t tell you I told you so, because it’s not strong enough.  How about, I’m always right, and you should never disagree for the sake of your wolfly hood.”