Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Top 10 Shows that NEED to be cancelled

10. A.N.T Farm
9.  The Looney Tunes Show
8.  Super Why
7.  AwesomenessTV
6.  Johnny Test
5.  Monsters vs Aliens
4.  Bubble Guppies
3.  Wild Kratts
2.  WordWorld
1.  Sid the Idiotic, pessimistic, annoying, insane, Justin Bieber loving, M. Night Shyamalam-centered cult leading, poopy, and overall escaped convict SCIENCE KID!!!!

And now here are the reasons why.

10. Past its prime after the third season premiered.
9. Just plain bland and empty on the looneyness.
8. Can't you see it?! They ruin classic fairy tales and public domain stories! Who's up next, 101 Dalmatians, Rise of the Guardians, FREAKING WINNIE THE POOH?!
7. Ben T. Looney said it right. It's like Incredible Crew season 2.
6. There will be a time where Regular Show, Adventure Time, Gumball and even Teen Titans Go will vanish from a viewer's eye while Johnny Test, will remain on the air, making new episodes all the time because it's so poor and easy to make that it will stay on the air until Cartoon Network is wiped from existence NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE HATE IT!
5. It's nothing like the more superior film. Next time Dreamworks, make a show based on Shrek on maybe ABC Family or CBS.
4. I only saw one episode and guess what, I hated it! The animation was bad, the characters were unlikable, the humor is bland and it roped in Zachary Gordon just so there would be another Wimpy Kid movie.
3. It's just so repetitive and the main animation is just needless. Why not bring back Zoobamafoo? That's a more likable show.
2. When this comes on, change the channel to Nick Jr. immediately.
1.'s horrid.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Grandpa's Birthday

My uncle John sent me an email to remind me that yesterday was my Grandpa's birthday. My dad called my grandparents' cottage to say happy birthday, but they were busy having a dinner party, so I didn't get to talk to him.

My dad and his brothers and sister call my grandpa "Ogre." I used to dislike this. I thought it was mean. Nowdays, it reminds me of a certain Ogre from Dreamworks and I think it's not too bad. Shrek is one of Dreamworks most popular characters and movie franchises. If Shrek can make an ogre popular, I guess my grandpa can be an ogre.

My family calls my grandpa the Ogre because he used to yell a lot when they were kids. He even has a funny poem taped to his wall:

The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach:
The Ogre cannot master speech.

About a subjugated plain,
Among it's desperate and slain,
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,
While drivel gushes from his lips.

I think the poem is a little mean, but still funny. Sometimes when my grandpa gets mad, he can't remember what he wants to say.

I think I am grandpa's favorite grandson because I look like him and my middle name is his first name. Also, I'm awesome. Jack is sort of awesome.

Happy Birthday Grandpa Ogre!

Monday, September 23, 2013


Recently, Internet hated popstar Justin Bieber has posted a picture featuring the logo of the upcoming Batman-Superman movie. Who could he play? It's not Alfred, it's not Commissioner Gordon and it's definitely not Batgirl. There have been many rumors spreading around the Information Highway that he will be playing the Boy Wonder himself, Speedy!

Off-screen voice: You mean Robin?

Oh right, Robin.

Great, first we had Batfleck and now we have what I like to call "Robieber." I guess Christopher Nolan, the director of the Christian Bale Batman movies and one of the producers of the recent Man of Steel movie, wanted to bring back the child-like charm that Robin brought in the old 60s series and the Joel Schumacher films. In fact, let's bring on some clips of Chris O'Donnell's performance!

(fake whining-babbling is shown with clips of Robin in the Joel Schumacher film "Batman and Robin")

I think we had enougha that. Let's hope Robin won't sing "Baby" at Batman's face when he and Superman encounter Mr. Freeze and Brainiac. I think Tom Cruise would make a better addition to the Dynamic Duo.

And I'm out of stuff to talk about. This is Andy Mayer signing out with a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze, "Stay cool."

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday the 19th

I had a very good day at school today. I finally understood multiples and was awake the whole day. The only bad thing is the weather. First it was pouring out from last night to today until it cleared up but started boiling. Last night, I turned off some lights in case we don't get another blackout. Trust me, I HATE those blackouts. You can see nothing at all and it's really scary. At least the fridge was closed.

I also been playing Tales of Monkey Island by Telltale Games and LucasArts (R.I.P 1982-2013). It tells the continuing adventures of Guybrush Threepwood Mighty Pirate TM as he tries to find a cure for his wife Elaine after an incident involving the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu and his enemy LeChuck. He later washes up on Flotsam Island and meets an old ally of him, the Voodoo Lady and has to find La Esponja Grande (Spanish for "The Great Sponge") a powerful sponge that can soak up any voodoo energy. Along the way on his quest for the Sponge, he encounters captain-turned-first mate Reginald Van Winslow (who I know from Poker Night at the Inventory), pirate hunter Morgan LeFlay, the evil Captain McGillicutty, the deranged doctor Marquee De Singe, Coronado De Cava and his crew, his old friend Stan and finally the Grim Reaper himself after being sent to the afterlife. The first chapter was pretty tricky and I almost got through Rise of the Pirate God, but I'm sure I can save the Caribbean, defeat LeChuck and other stuff. By that I mean complete the game.

Overall it was a great day. I hope to expect more from Telltale Games in the foreseeable future. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jack's belated birthday

Dad came hime from Amsterdam today, so we had a belated birthday for Jack. Mom bought fancy cupcakes from the fancy cupcake shop and we sang Happy Birthday.

I gave Jack the most HILARIOUS card for his birthday. The front is a game of hangman with some letters filled in. The card says "If you can complete this birthday puzzle, something special will be ins store for you." It LOOKS like the card will say Happy Birthday. But then you open it and the letters are filled in and it really says "Hairy Buttocks! Nice Try. Happy Birthday." So funny. It cracked me up. I also gave Jack "The Legend of Korra" on DVD. He also got a bunch of books and some DVDs. 15 is too old for toys, I guess. I don't think I will ever be too old for Legos. I hope I get Legos for my birthdays forever.

On Saturday I am going to take my first cartooning class. Oh Boy!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Muppets from Space

The movie Muppets from Space is on tv right now. I like this movie. I like all the Muppet movies. Jim Henson was a creative genius. The first Muppet he created was Kermit, and Kermit is still the leader of the Muppets.

I wonder what it would be like to create something so completely amazing like that? Or like the people at Pixar with Toy Story and Finding Nemo. And Monsters, Inc! Monsters Inc. is pretty much the most creative movie ever.  I hope that someday I can create something totally new and amazing like Jim Henson, or John Lassiter. Or even Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants books, or Jeff Kinney with Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Someday, I want to create something that will amaze the world.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


My dad is in Amsterdam for the next 10 days. He is there to attend the International Broadcaster Convention. He tells people about sound mixers.

Amsterdam is the capitol of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is 7 hours ahead of us in time, so we can only talk to dad first thing in the morning, when it is afternoon there. We talk to him on Skype, which is cool, because we can see each other on the computer screen.

Amsterdam is very old. It has been a city since the Middle Ages. The city has a lot of canals. My dad says the weather has been kind of rainy.

I can't wait until dad comes home! He is going to miss Jack's birthday on Saturday.  Dad can wish Jack a happy belated birthday, just like I did for uncle John.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Good Grief!

Saturday was my Uncle John's birthday and no one reminded me! I bet Uncle John is very disappointed in me :-(

Uncle John is my dad's older brother. My mom says he is the Jack to my Matt. In other words, Uncle John probably spent a lot of time trying to destroy my dad's life! Or maybe just beat him up.

But it's okay now. They get along okay. Uncle John gives his Cubs tickets to my dad and Jack and gets them into the Stadium Club. We all have dinner together at Grammy and Grandpa's house, and he comes out to the cottage when we are there and goes fishing with me. My mom says someday me and Jack will be like that, but I don't think Jack will ever go fishing with me. He doesn't like fish.  Uncle John also lets me stay with him when my parents and Jack do stuff for Misericordia. I go to his cool house and eat pizza and watch tv. I can do things on my laptop and things on my laptop on the tv. It is very cool. He used to have a video game called shuffle shot at his house, but it is broken.

So happy belated birthday, Uncle John!

Monday, September 9, 2013


It was 90 degrees today -- too hot! We roasted like turkeys on the playground at recess. I tried to stay in the shade at all times, but the sun was beating down on us like Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena. Ugh. And then my mom had to park the car far away when she picked me up from school, so there was that hot walk to deal with.

Luckily, we have air conditioning in the school. Mrs. Morrissey's room is very nice.

I am collecting Pokemon Rumble U figures! So far, I have Jirachi, Bulbasaur, Darkrai, Torchic, Mew, and and a Shiny Genesect. Legendary Pokemon are really common in these things like Shaymin, Deoxys and Victini. But Shinies are rare and I'm happy to get one. My mom buys these figures at our new local Gamestop near the Jersey Mike's sandwich store. I have to earn them for doing good at school. My mantra for school is "calm, cool, and collected."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rosh Hashanah!

Tonight's homework was to research Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, but it is not like New Year's in January. Rosh Hashanah is an important Jewish religious holiday.

This year, Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown tonight, September 4, and ends at sundown on Friday, September 6. The Jewish year is 5774. Wow! That's a lot of years!

One of the things Jewish people do on Rosh Hashanah is to think about the things they did wrong in the past year, and plan to do better things this year.

Synagogues blow a ram's horn, called a shofar, on rosh hashanah.

People are not supposed to work on Rosh Hashanah, but they should go to temple. Does this work also mean school? If I were Jewish, would this mean I stay home?

Jewish people sometimes eat apples with honey to wish for a sweet new year. I like the apple part, but the honey sounds like it doesn't go with apples. I think the eating apples for a sweet year is cool.

I don't think people fast for Rosh Hashanah. It seems like they save that for Yom Kippur, which is the next Jewish holiday. I told my mom I was glad we aren't Jewish or Muslim because I don't like this idea of fasting. She told me that Catholics are supposed to fast on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and when the Pope says so. Good Grief! How come we can't be religious without starving?

L'shanah Tovah, folks! My old teacher Mrs. Grossman is Jewish and I used to say that to her! I miss Mrs. Grossman. She moved to Colorado to do yoga and teach kids who aren't me. :-(

(My information about Rosh Hashanah came from Judaism 101.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ramadan and fasting

Tonight for homework I had to research Ramadan. This is what I learned: it is a month of fasting. Muslim people have to not eat, drink, or swear between dawn and dusk. They can eat before sunrise and after sunset. They are also supposed to pray and read their Qur'an. Fasting is supposed to help Muslims clean their souls and learn self-control.

Jack just read an article that the Pope says that Catholic people are supposed to fast this Saturday to pray for peace in Syria. I said "no way!" but Jack said I am too young to fast. Whew!

I think observing Ramadan sounds hard. I don't know if I could not eat or drink for the entire day. I wonder if Muslims controlled the TV, if they would cancel the Food Network for the month of Ramadan? It would be hard to watch food shows when you can't eat.

During the summer, my mom and me stopped at an Arabic restaurant to pick up food for lunch. (Lunch for mom and dad and Jack. I don't like Arabic food. I prefer McDonald's.) It was very crowded and busy. There was this angry yelling guy who yelled and swore at everyone. Then he said he was tired of waiting and demanded his money back. Then he called us all names and stomped out of the restaurant. I think that guy needs some anger management classes.