Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Factoid of the Week

When the Titanic hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic, the silent version of the film The Poseidon Adventure was being screened aboard ship.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

J-Dubb Does LisaNova Does YouTube

After about a week of production, my latest video is finally ready. Now I know I said I'd still be doing the weekly posts while the video was in production. Yeah, um, sorry.

Anyways, this latest video is a response to LisaNova's video, LisaNova Does Youtube. You might want to watch that one first. Yeah, it's one of those.

And here's my video:

Monday, July 16, 2007

C U Soon

Hey guys, I'm in the middle of editing a rather involved video right now, so I won't be posting much untill that's done. I'm still gonna post the weekly stuff like Superstar of the Week, but there will be no major posts untill the video's done. In the meantime, here's your favorite drumming fat kid...

Superstar of the Week is Paul McCartney

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Factoid of the Week

Matterhorn Mountain at Disneyland houses a basketball court.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

J-Dubb Online

When I first started this blog, I would occasionally look up J-Dubb and J-Dubb's Theatre on Google and Yahoo to see how long it took the crawlers to find my site. Yahoo crawlers seem to be a lot faster btw. Anyways, occasionally I'll still look up J-Dubb's Theatre just to see what all comes up. Usually old posts like, Superstar of the Week is Don Polinsky. My old videos page comes up too. Well, I just tried it again yesterday, and the results have changed a lot since I've started doing YouTube videos. About J-Dubb comes up probably the most, and on more sites than just YouTube. I also found some Winekone results and even a Boh3m3 result, just because I have a couple video responses to them. In fact, my videos seem to dominate the results pages now.

Interestingly, one thing I've found is, J-Dubb Design, which is interesting in that as a graphic design student I've actually used the label, J-Dubb Design. I guess someone's beat me to it.

Anyways, one person who always comes up when I put in a search is this rapper. In fact, this guy was pretty much the predominant search result until recently. Anyways, something kind of curious that I found listed under, J-Dubb - AOL Music, was the description reading, This is the first ever post in the month of April for J-Dubb's Theatre. ... This one is a documentary about myself and the beginnings of J-Dubb's Theatre. ..., one of my old posts and then the description for one of my videos. But when I clicked the link, it brought me here. I couldn't find anything about J-Dubb's Theatre on the AOL Music page, though.

Anyways, time to go prep for my next video.

J-Dubb's Moral of the Week

Burger King is out there. Do you know where your children are?

Monday, July 09, 2007

More Than Meets the... well, you know

So, after about 19 years of waiting, I finally saw a live-action Transformers movie. Overall, it was entertaining. Now, I didn't really expect much from this movie from the beginning, I mean, come on, it's the Transformers. I thought the Transformers were badass when I was six. I'm 27 now. This is not an epic movie that will change my life. So, starting with low expectations, the movie actually turned out to be better than I expected. Of course, every line was canned, especially the beginning scene where they show a bunch of marines sitting around in a V-22. I think each line in that scene covered just about every war movie, ever.
Also, there were a couple cheese-ball scenes that dragged on a little longer than they should have. For example, we received a full dose of the ol', kid trying to hide his new alien friends from his parents ploy, which the movie could have done with out.

Other than those things though, it was decent and entertaining. I'm not too picky about movies though. Some are just dumb, like Congo, and of course Alexander, which had me rooting for the death of Alexander just so that the movie would end. But a lot of movies that people didn't seem to like, such as Water World and Armageddon, were perfectly good movies to me. Seriously people, What the hell are you whining about! Those were good movies!! Transformers, though, was not great like the two afore mentioned movies that picky people didn't seem to like, it was just entertaining and watch-able. Something that I might stop on if I'm flipping through the channels, but not something that I'd choose from my DVD selection to watch with dinner.

The other factor to the movie is, "how Transformers-ish is it?" Well, on a scale of one to twenty three, I wouldn't answer, because I hate those scales. My complaint would be that the Decepticons were too beast-like, as opposed to the soldier-like decepticons of the cartoons.
Also, I've heard complaints about the fact that Optimus Prime has lips instead of the classic mouth plate, but I thought Michael Bay had a pretty good solution to that, actually: give him a mouth for dialogue parts and a flip-up mouth plate for fighting parts.

Something I noticed was that the Autobot, Ratchet, seemed to have Ironhide's personality, whereas Ironhide was just your basic transforming alien robot. Jazz was still Jazz, however, which was nice.

Another thing that was pretty different about the movie was that it focused more on the human characters. The movie centered around teenager, Sam Wittwicky, apparently a rename of the character, Spike Wittwicky of the cartoon. The movie even included an incarnation of ol' Sparkplug, though I don't remember what his rename was or if it was even mentioned. He had a rather minor role, however, as in the movie he was never even acquainted with the transformers. Mother Wittwicky even made an appearance, something which never happened in the cartoon series. Plus, the film came complete with sex appeal, a busty blue eyed brunette who shows her teeth a lot ( I like that look, so that was a plus for the movie in my book). Anyways, this difference resulted in the appearance of normal sized humans and giant robots, as opposed to the cartoon which gave off the impression more of human sized robots and tiny people.

And Michael Bay was generous enough to include throwbacks such as the classic transformation sound, and a scene in which Megatron declares, "Once again you have failed me Starscream."

Now, for those of you who were seriously disappointed by how the movie turned out and are in need of consoling, I've got four words for you: Masters of the Universe.

In other words, it could have been worse. ;)

Superstar of the Week is Jerry Lewis

Saturday, July 07, 2007

J-Dubb's Theatre is Like a Lawnmower

" Adam said...
Man, you teased us with this post almost a week ago, and since then, NOTHING! :)
June 29, 2007 9:41 PM "

A friend of mine named Adam, wrote this comment on a post that I wrote two weeks ago, in regards to my commenting that I would start posting regularly again. Other people are probably thinking about the same thing as him. Well, including the post that he's referring to and the previous superstar of the week, I actually have posted a lot more these past two weeks than I have in the past few months, new video posts aside. Thing is, J-Dubb's Theatre is like a lawnmower, as stated in the title of this post. It takes a few revs to get it going. Look back at June of 06 in my archive, and you'll find that approximately a year before I wrote the post, Summer Time, I was once again talking about bringing the regular posts back to this blog. There were a few more posts that month then there were the previous months, but the blog didn't really pick back up until the following July, which turned out to be the busiest month in Theatre history. Then the blog went pretty heavily the following few months until about December, when things started to slow down again. So I guess I should clarify, from now on, instead of just saying I'll be posting regularly again, I should say I'm starting to rev up J-Dubb's Theatre again.

Edit: It was actually May 06 when I decided to start posting regularly again, I started back up in July, and August, not July, had the record number of posts, equaling the amount of posts in all of 2005 (which doesn't really say much since there were only three months in 2005)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Superstar of the Week is Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton Quote: "That's it man! Game over!" Aliens