Thursday, August 18, 2011

What is Best in Life?

That is the new Conan The Barbarian?
Green Week will make a comeback tomorrow. I've been busy and haven't had time to get three new posts ready. They'll be up tomorrow.

In the meantime, let's go a different direction. Conan The Barbarian will be released tomorrow, a re-make of the John Milius/Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. Instead of starring a Nordic warrior (Robert E. Howard's Conan is a Nordic Warrior), this version of Conan will star Jason Momoa. And no offense to Momoa, but I can bench far more than this non-white who has been tasked to play the "blue-eyed Cimmerian" from Howard's fantasy stories. 

The movie is going to bomb. Bad. Nothing against Momoa, but this Hawaiian should be playing "swarthy" characters in Game of Thrones that cause Salon.com to declare it 'racist'. Not Conan.

In honor of the original Conan The Barbarian, we at SBPDL would like to ask you "What is best in life?"

I don't like negativity and lately it seems Web sites that I frequent have been in a constant state of depression. No more.

Let's have some audience participation. What do you find best in life? What inspires you? What motivates you?

Seeing Momoa portray Conan doesn't inspire me. It's yet another laughable attempt by Hollywood to e-race a role for a white guy and replace it with a non-white. Whatever. The movie looks like a pathetic cross between the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans and one of the crappy movies Nicholas Cage has been forced to make because of his bankruptcy.

John Milius's epic film did not need to be remade. Nor did his film Red Dawn, but that's another story. Perhaps those films represent entertainment from another country, and this new remake of Conan represents a hero for our new country.

But the question before you all is simply this: "what is best in life?"



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

But where is the effing outrage over our Negro-in-Chief’s latest display of galling arrogance? After a week of bashing the rich and privileged on his midwestern “Magical Misery Tour,” Obongo will now retreat to the most exclusive and elitist destination in America, Martha’s Vinyard, for a 10-day vacation whilst the taxpayer’s retirement and education accounts continue to get wiped out.

Anonymous said...

Nicolas Cage is bankrupt?

Red Dawn is being re-made???

WTF??

Anonymous said...

Are all black politicians innately inept and corrupt? Obongo is proving he's no different than any other corrupt and inept African chieftain, African president, or black American political race-huckster who's ever ruined a society. They all seem to share a passion for self-indulgence, and have staggering amounts of (unwarranted) pride and arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Nature, animals, and finally finding out who your soulmate is, even if they are on the other side of the planet.

Hey, look on the bright side. At least Will Smith isn't playing Conan, lol.

Anonymous said...

What is best in life:

Shooting guns (accurately), camping in the middle of nowhere, riding horses, swimming in lakes and rivers, coming home from it all to my wife.

All things that a negro would never do.

Anonymous said...

"Are all black politicians innately inept and corrupt?"

If they are democrats...YES.

And no matter how corrupt they may be, black voters will re-elect them.

Anonymous said...

What is best in life? Hm. Well, I suppose you need three things to be happy: someting to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.

If you aren't happy, get a hobby, adopt a cat from the SPCA and look forward. We must always look forward. You know why people with Tourette's syndrome tick and flinch and yell? It's because there's a part of their brain that can't control vivid memories. Their brain burst forth with an unpleasant memory and the outburst is a way they hit their "reset" button.

We normals do the same thing.

So, to answer the challenge, "what is best in life": gardening, cats and a negro-free future.

The Senior Engineer

Anonymous said...

At least they didn't replace him with a black. I couldn't tell if Mamoa was Pacific Islander, Italian, Greek, or Spanish.

nokangaroos said...

"What is best in life?"

- I may humbly note the original quote is ascribed to Genghis Khan and ends "and to sleep on the white bellies of their wives and daughters".

´course, Temujin is an interesting figure. He was not a Mongol but from the "grey-eyed Kyutes" , his grandmother having been "raped by a blond god". His tribe was so illiterate they had to adopt the Uighur alphabet, but he undoubtedly was a talent.

Galf said...

Though several later authors have referred to Conan as "Germanic-looking", Howard imagined the Cimmerians as a proto-Celtic people with mostly black hair and blue or grey eyes. Ethnically the Cimmerians to which Conan belongs are descendants of the Atlanteans, though they do not remember their ancestry. In his fictional historical essay "The Hyborian Age", Howard describes how the people of Atlantis — the land where his character King Kull originated — had to move east after a great cataclysm changed the face of the world and sank their island, settling where Ireland and Scotland would eventually be located, Thus they are (in Howard's work) the ancestors of the Irish and Scottish (the Celtic Gaels) and not the Picts, the other ancestor of modern Scots who also appear in Howard's work. In the same work, Howard also described how the Cimmerians eventually moved south and east after the age of Conan (presumably in the vicinity of the Black Sea, where the historical Cimmerians dwelt).

Anonymous said...

" At least they didn't replace him with a black. I couldn't tell if Mamoa was Pacific Islander, Italian, Greek, or Spanish.
"
Dude you probably never met an italian in your life, go to Italy and then compare them with that ugly non-white lol the same goes for greeks and spanish people, seriously get a clue... this is the kind of behavior that literally divide americans (and aussies too) from other whites, we must be united for God's sake.

Anonymous said...

Most remakes blow ass. And you know it's coming; it's inevitable. Someday, unless an earthquake swallows it, Hollywood is going to remake 'The Terminator'. Or 'reboot' it, at least.

Since Hellywood loves those racially-ambiguous actors, I predict Vin Diesel will be the new Terminator. (What race is he, anyway?)

*Fun Fact: The studios wanted O.J. Simpson to play The Terminator; James Cameron didn't think he'd be believable as a killer, though. Heh, heh, heh ....

Anonymous said...

taking my dogs for a run, a good kettlebell workout, then a good bongload while listening to Thievery Corporation.

Buckeye Copperhead said...

What is best in life?

When America's film and television industry actually produces something original, for one. They're running out of old movies and tv shows to "re-image."

Anonymous said...

Dude you probably never met an italian in your life, go to Italy and then compare them with that ugly non-white lol the same goes for greeks and spanish people, seriously get a clue...

Plenty of the Italian guys look like that in Brooklyn. Take off the makeup and scowl and he looks like any guido from Bensonhurst. If you think Jason Mamoa is ugly then you're a fucking idiot LOL

Baldowl said...

For me, laughter is the best thing in life. I've been through some horrible experiences, and through every one I've found a way to laugh about it. It's important that one never loses his sense of humor.

Playing Roots Backwards said...

What's best in life? "Crushing ones enemies" still sounds good to me.

Anonymous said...

Since Hellywood loves those racially-ambiguous actors, I predict Vin Diesel will be the new Terminator. (What race is he, anyway?)

I used to think Vin Diesel was a Sephardic Jew, (Those are the Jews with swarthy skin tone.) but the Wikipedia article on him says he is black and Italian - a racial admixture.

Lionel said...

The reah Genghis Khan quote:

A man’s greatest pleasure is to defeat his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them that which they possess, to see those whom they cherish in tears, to ride their horses, to hold their wives and daughters in his arms.
-Genghis Khan 1162-1227

Anonymous said...

One thing about Arnold that made him even more of an incredible body Builder is how tall he was.

The vast majority of great body builders were 5'10, many were even shorter. The next best body builder after Arnold is Ron Coleman, who stood 5'11. Arnold was 6'2.

He was also much, much lighter than most. His competition weight was about 240, Coleman's is an ungodly 300 lbs. There will never be another specimen as perfect as Arnold.

With how hard it is to be a tall body builder, you really have appreciate Lou Ferrigno, he was 6'4+ and well, looked like the Hulk.

If Arnold had never been around Ferrigno would be the body building legend in his place.

Anonymous said...

Killing an elk, slaughtering it with your hands, and eating its heart that night with your best friends.

Restoring a motorcycle with your father and riding alongside him on the reborn machine.

Stealing a beautiful woman's heart and making her utterly debase herself for your touch.

Standing on the prow of a ship headed into an Antarctic blizzard.

Pulling a pistol on a robber and watching them flee in terror.

Discard said...

For a Negro, the three best things in life, according to Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz, were "tight pussy, loose shoes, and a warm place to crap". RIP, Mr Secretary.

Marc B said...

"Seeing Momoa portray Conan doesn't inspire me. It's yet another laughable attempt by Hollywood to e-race a role for a white guy"

Just another arrow in Hollwood's race-replacement quiver. Conan has no business being portrayed by anybody less white in than Arnold, and that happens to include anybody either side of my own family tree. Conan the Barbarian is one of the great films of my childhood, over-the-top cheesiness and all.

Andymon said...

Irish whiskey, herbal refreshment, my book collection and a free-range internet.

BenFromCanada said...

Conan was often described as "bronze skinned". Sort of like Momoa.

What is best in life? Love, tolerance, and the destruction of bigotry. Racists in particular are pathetic.