Well, folks, here we are. It is summer time and you know what that means? Work!!! Yep, that's right. I'm going to have myself a busy summer not only with being done with school (WITH a degree), but also finding yet another job in my field (I want into get into multimedia). Of course, these aren't the good news and bad news.
The good news is that I still want to make movies. I really do. Now that I don't have school to worry about anymore, does that mean I have more free time? Not quite. I'm going to be working more hours in order to get started with funding for my equipment (all I really need is the camera, tripod, microphone, and lighting).
And now the bad news: I did say that I'd be getting my videos up and running by summer. I still want this to happen. The major snag is that it won't be until later this summer (we're talking about late July to early September). I say this because I need the funds necessary for my equipment, and this alone will take me at least a good two months.
This wasn't easy for me to do, but this had to be done. I WILL be making movies before summer's end.
Ah, Culver's. You're the only other fast food restaurant I'd eat at any day. You have great hamburgers, tasty chicken tenders, and most of all, really tasty treats. From your signature custard to lemon ice, it's all good. But the one item I'm particularly interested in is the Cooler (that's a smoothie without yogurt). How does it taste? And is it also worth it? Let's find out.
The first thing you'll notice is that they're around for the summer only (May till about September?) which means you'd better get them before the season changes.
The next topic is the choice of fruit. I love them all (expect peach, because I really dislike peaches) and each one brings out its own individual taste. My personal favorite is raspberry, with mango coming in second place. No matter the fruit, you'll get a really tasty summer treat.
Price is always something that I usually am not sure about. I always get a large for about $4.74 (prices vary depending on where you live), but I find that the price is worth it because you're getting something that's really good.
To sum the whole thing up, if you want a tasty summer treat, but don't know what to do, go to Culver's and get their cooler. You'll get a rewarding treat with great fruit taste. On a scale of 1 to 5, the Culver's coolers get a 5 out of 5.
WrestleMania V: The Mega Powers Explode! That has a nice ring to it, don't you think? This event took place once again at Trump Plaza in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 2nd, 1989. The main event was (yep, that's right) Hulk Hogan vs Macho Man Randy Savage for the WWF title.
Was this event worth going back to for another WrestleMania? The answer is no. I felt that this WrestleMania brought absolutely nothing to the table (not even the Mega Powers exploding was worth it).
Here's why I felt this was the weakest WrestleMania thus far: none of the matches were interesting, but does that make the whole event bad? Once again, no. The only saving grace was the InterContinental title between the Ultimate Warrior and Ravishing Rick Rude (then again, I would've like to see this match as the second of their rivalry, with either challenger getting a rematch). That stupid pose down back at the Royal Rumble should've been match 1 with Warrior retaining and this match as number 2. In my opinion, Rick Rude winning the title was a smart choice.
Overall, not only was this the shortest review (thus far) but also one of the lowest graded thus far. A nice, big fat .5 out of 5 (sorry, I can't do zeroes).
It feels really good to come back to do an unbiased review of the next DVD (provided you own the Anthology) and we're going to do so with the Royal Rumble of 1989.
I do want to apologize for not doing this more often; I've been very busy and by the time I get to this, I'm just out of energy and I only want to do this with full energy and concentration.
Where do I start with this review? Highlights? Actually, I'm going to start talking about the individual matches rather than my overall opinion (I think this will make the review much more interesting, right?) The six man tag with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and the Hart Foundation vs. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers and Dino Bravo in a 2 out of 3 falls match was very fun to watch, and all 6 men put out their very best. I really enjoyed this match, and I think WWE should do more of this often.
Was this the only highlight? Sadly, yes (while I will give the women's title match between Rockin' Robin and Judy Martin props). The pose down and King Haku vs Harley Race were something of a let down (although the latter is the lesser of two evils). While I will also give King Haku vs Harley Race props, it really didn't win me over because the match didn't capture my attention enough and the match was kind of dull to begin with.
And now: the Pose down. Ugh! I really felt like this was a waste of my time! If Rick Rude and the Ultimate Warrior (RIP, Warrior (I know, kind of late, but hey, I wanted to give my respect to him, so don't judge me)) wanted to be a part of the Royal Rumble, why not make it a match with the InterContinental title on the line? That would've made their segment much better, but no, they had to do a pose down. I also felt uncertain if Rick Rude and Ultimate Warrior has ever competed in a REAL body building contest (if someone would check on that for me, that would be great).
And now the Royal Rumble match. Two words: MUCH BETTER! The start was actually the highlight of the whole thing. Ax and Smash going against each other?! Now THAT'S something of a bizarre sight! Ted DiBiase buying his way into number 30 was a good choice because I felt that this made Ted's character much more enjoyable (the old "guy we love to hate" gimmick worked well). The rest of the match went downhill from there, although the Barbarian's quick entry and exit was a memorable part.
Overall, on a scale of 1 to 5, I would give this a solid 3 out of 5. Man, 9 DVDs so far, and not one 5 out of 5. Do I have faith in WrestleMania V? We'll have to see.
Alright, everyone; I apologize for the delay, but now we're going to wrap this debate (from one person's perspective) up and see which is better.
Before I announce the winner, let's recap the pros and cons of each.
The pros of owning a disc:
+You get multiple discs (sometimes)
+The packaging is nice (if applicable)
+Can be refunded if something's wrong
The cons of owning a disc:
-The disc is vulnerable to damages
-Slightly pricier due to taxes
-Can only play disc in your region (although there are some exceptions)
The pros of digital:
+No concern about out of stock
+Tax free, shipping free
+Instant download (when applicable)
+Store keeps track of what you downloaded
The cons of digital:
-Long download times
-Have to keep the download running
Now that we've seen the pros and cons of each, let's see who's the winner...
It's a draw! There you have it, folks. Tune in next time for when I get back to reviewing my next WWE DVD: The Royal Rumble of 1989.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He has a YouTube channel (link at home page). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.