YO JOE!

This came in the greatest email i’ve ever received.

G.I. Joe Movie
Release Date: August 7, 2009
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Stephen Sommers
Screenwriter: Stuart Beattie
Starring: Sienna Miller
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available
Movie Poster: Not Available
Production Stills: Not Available
Plot Summary: The movie will be a modern telling of the “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra” storyline and its compelling characters that Hasbro created 25 years ago. The premise of this fantasy is the story of the G.I. Joe team, led by Duke, and their “fight for freedom wherever there is trouble” against the evil Cobra Commander and his Cobra force. This storyline was an instant hit with kids in the early 1980s, spawning a highly popular 3-3/4-inch action figure line, comic book collection and animated series. The G.I. Joe team will not be based in Brussels. Instead, they will be based out of the “Pit” as they were throughout the 1980s comic book series. And, in keeping with the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra fantasy, the movie will feature characters and locations from around the world. Duke, the lead character and head of the G.I. Joe team, will embody the values of bravery and heroism that the first generation of G.I. Joe figures established.

Trailer
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Oh man, you thought i went nuts over the transformers movie, that was just practice. nothing compares to G.I. Joe when it comes to nostalgia madness in my world. I want to go back in time and hi-five my seven year old self and tell him, “it’s really going to happen!”

53.
Dad would have been fifty three today. It’s a number that means a lot to me. One of the first things I can remember knowing about my dad was that he used to fly helicopters. big ones. the biggest in the free world. The CH53 Sea Stallion.
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I wanted to do something to honor dad today, but i couldn’t think of anything special. i went on a short run, i put my truck into the shop again, i played guitar for a while and i read a bunch today. i cried a little, i prayed for a while, i talked to mi madre for a few minutes, and i watched hunt for red october (dad took me to see that for my 10th birthday). all in all it was a quiet monday.

turkey day.
was good. i spent it with a family from church. it was nice to vacation for a whole day in an actual house. we worked on the pool filter, ate a big lunch, watched football, played guitar, and ate pie. i was very thankful.

ska band.
i tried out for a ska band last night. i think i did all right, although it took me a while to get used to the drummer who was wearing a t-shirt that said ‘i speak klingon’. more to come on this later.

scrooge.
i’ve decided to get really hyped this year with the christmas spirit. i may even go buy a tacky christmas sweater. all i know is last year we went all out decorating the apt and now i’ve got yuletide fever. oh yeah, and i’m addicted to gingerbread cookies ad gingerbread lattes.

proximity.
so the dating scene around here has been interesting around here the last six months or so. for the first time in my life i’ve gone out with women that i hadn’t met through church. we’re not talking about a lengthy list by any means, but it has been a real learning experience. there’s so much less pressure than going out with girls at church, because there’s zero repercussion if it ends at a couple of dates. it’s kind of nice to avoid that drama. and it’s nice not have everyone in on my business. very nice. the only real hassle has come from females at church who are angry that i’ve ‘given up’ on them. a: i haven’t given up on the church dating scene. b: i’m not going to go out with someone just because we’re both single and we both go to the same church. there’s a certain thing called interest that remains high on my priority list. and closely related is 3: nothing makes me feel less important than when i’m ‘supposed’ to go out with someone because there’s no one else around. that line of thinking closely parallels that of the geniuses that come up with arranged marriages. by the way, statistically speaking, single 27 year olds outnumber married 27 year olds almost 3 to 1.

purpose.
i’m a big fan of henry rollins. if you don’t know who he is, he’s the former lead singer of the hardcore punk band black flag, who now spends his time telling crazy stories and commenting on all of those vh1 ‘i love the…’ tv shows. anyways, he’s got some unique opinions on a lot of issues, and he’s a very well thought out individual. on his show last week he was ragging on the blogging community, saying that we have an irrepressible desire to feel important that manifests itself in believing that the world needs to know what we are thinking. i have to disagree. while i do see some people using the blogosphere for that very purpose, i think the majority of folks that i have come across are just simply journaling. at least that’s what i do. i try and write every week so that i can look back and see what was going on in my life at a certain time. i mean, in this blog alone i’ve written about g.i. joe, my dad, dating and thanksgiving.

well, i’ve got a busy week coming up, so i’m outta here.

one love, one heart.

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Author: djiverson

I am a Christian, son, brother, artist and friend. I am blessed to be the Youth & Family Minister at New Vintage Church in San Diego. Know You Are Loved.

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