Author Archives: John Blanton

About John Blanton

I'm a retired engineer living in San Antonio, Texas. I have served in the Navy, raced motorcycles, taken scads of photos and am usually a nice guy. I have political and religious opinions, and these opinions tend to be driven by an excess of observed stupidity. Gross stupidity is the supposed target of many of my posts.

Wednesday Bad Movie

Number 14 of a series Feeling down? Need something to pick you up, lift your spirits? Then don’t watch this movie. I saw this many years ago, but it was on TV. It’s Testament, from 1983, featuring some notable players. … Continue reading

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Another Bad Movie

Number 13 in the Series I waited. i was rewarded. Here it is. From 1984 it’s Revenge of the Nerds. It’s from 20th Century Fox, by now anachronistic. The delightful news came last month—starting July this would be streaming on … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bad Movie

Number 13 of a series This is the last of the Tom Clancy-Jack Ryan films. I have previous reviewed Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger. This is The Sum of all Fears, from 2002 and … Continue reading

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Another Bad Movie

Number 12 in the Series To get the story you need to go back a few years. We covered it in the newsletter of the North Texas Skeptics. In 1943 an experiment in radar invisibility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bad Movie

Number 12 of a series This featured a few years ago on movie night in Pflugerville, and I caught it streaming on Amazon Prime Video, your go-to place for classic movies. From 1997 it’s Gattaca, as explained by Wikipedia: The … Continue reading

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Another Bad Movie

Number 11 in the Series Steve brought this to my attention. He suggested it as a bad movie based on what he heard about it. And maybe due to the title. I checked, and, yes, it is streaming on Amazon … Continue reading

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Samesun Montreal Central

The idea was to stay somewhere close to the action in Montreal, and rooms near the train station tended to be pricey. So Barbara Jean booked us at Samesun Montreal Central, which is a kind of combination hotel-hostel on St. … Continue reading

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