Friday, December 5, 2014

"Spectre", and other Bond facts

Yesterday, many bond fans including RSG awaited announcements regarding “Bond 24.” In London, the movie announcements were made by Sam Mendes and the Broccoli family. Sam Mendes will be behind the director’s chair again. Yet, some new faces will be there like: 1. Christoph Waltz, 2. Monica Bellucci, and 3. Lea Seydoux. First, Christoph Waltz is a cosmopolitan actor that hails from Austria. He is a two time Academy Award Winner, and he will be the villain in the next Bond film. He will play a character quite similar to “Blofeld”, the old Bond villain from Dr. No. Recently, Christoph Waltz received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was in “Horrible Bosses 2” also. Second, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux will be the Bond girls. Monica Bellucci wowed crowds in the final Matrix movie, The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Bellucci will play Lucia Sciarra. Lea Seydoux was in “Inglorious Basterds (2009)," a Quentin Tarantino directed movie. Her role will be Madeleine Swann. Hence, the next Bond movie titled “Spectre” will be in theaters on November 6, 2015. Daniel Craig will play James Bond for the fourth time. It will be hard for this Bond film to surpass “Skyfall”, the last Bond movie in 2012, at the box office. Skyfall made over $1 billion worldwide. RSG can’t wait another 11 months, but patience will have to take over. Enjoy the poster for the new Bond movie above.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Comedic Tales of Professor Primo and Rahulio Greenleaf

In present day Monrovia, CA; there is an cognitive psychology professor named Primo. He has been teaching cognition and memory 101 for the past three years, at a nearby university. His students are fascinated, by how he uses his hilarious friends in his presentations. One interesting presentation involved the great Rahulio Greenleaf. Mr. Greenleaf is a witty fellow, that tries to get involved with many ladies. The key word is try, as Rahulio strikes out often with the females. One day, Primo starts the presentation with a picture of Rahulio. Primo says "my students, here is a picture of Mr. Greenleaf. Mr. Greenleaf is the coquettish type, especially with those young seductive ladies (YSL) in Los Angeles." Mr. Greenleaf is known for his prolific memory, as he remembers many facts about famous females. But, Mr. Greenleaf tries to be funny about his memory by often saying "remembering when I was involved with that famous broad, Amy A." Yet, towards the end of the professor's presentation, a students asks "why have you chosen to speak about Mr. Greenleaf?" Professor Primo responds with "he is the person, which you want to look up to. Mr. Greenleaf tries to be a casanova, and he is cognizant of all females sexual desires." Towards the end of the class, another student asks "what makes Mr. Greenleaf so desirable to the ladies?" Professor Primo responds with "it is his charm, and cool demeanor that the ladies are comfortable around." In closing, a beautiful female named Jesse got up at the end of class to say "ladies beware of Rahulio." Many people nodded their head, with Jesse, in accord.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Watching "Interstellar" with covert Damon, and top notch McConaughey

Two nights ago, RSG saw "Interstellar" with Primo. RSG and Primo thought the movie was spectacular. The movie is directed by Christopher Nolan, and every minute is stimulating for the brain. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine. As for Matt Damon's covert role, he appears as Dr. Mann. The doctor emerges from hypersleep in his lab, on the icy planet in Damon's first scene. At one point, Dr. Mann becomes a sort of villain to Matthew McConaughey's "Cooper" character. Nonetheless, Damon does a nice job of portraying an eccentric character in various scenes. Speaking of the cast, Casey Affleck and John Lithgow and Wes Bentley have important small roles in the movie too. In terms of possible Oscar buzz, Christopher Nolan should get a best director nomination. Jessica Chastain should get a best supporting actress nomination also. Hopefully, the movie will win some accolades during the 2015 awards season. Even though RSG saw the flick in regular format, the 169 min. movie is best seen in IMAX format. Luckily, the movie is not in 3d in theaters. Finally, enjoy the picture of four important people on the recent Hollywood Reporter cover.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: new u2 album "Songs of Innocence", and Calvin Harris' new album

Recently, U2 released their new album "Songs of Innocence" via Itunes download. But, RSG had to buy the cd due to no Itunes account. The quartet from Ireland has produced another great album, as ten of the eleven tracks are spectacular. The album has great ballads, like "Every Breaking Wave" and "The Miracle of Joey Ramone." Also, the song "Iris (Hold Me Close)" sounds like another version of "Ultraviolet"; another popular U2 track from the "Achtung Baby" album. Ryan Tedder produced a handful of the tracks, and he is the lead singer of "One Republic." U2's latest album is better than "no line on the horizon", the group's last album released in 2009. In addition to u2's new album, RSG is looking forward to some new tracks from Calvin Harris. This EDM DJ is one of the best DJ's in the world. His new album titled "Motion" will be released November 2014. Three of the best songs on the album are: 1. Summer, 2. Blame, and 3. Under Control. "Summer" was released in the summer 2014, while "Blame" is Calvin's latest song hitting radio stations across the U.S. Wonder if Calvin's new album will have success similar to his last album, "18 Months." That album had produced more than five hit singles for the UK DJ. Finally, if you want to see Calvin Harris perform, you will pay $75 or more per ticket. The DJ is a regular performer in Las Vegas, London, and other U.K. venues.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

HP, and Symantec to split up

In recent news, HP will be splitting up into two different entities. One company will focus on the computer and printer operations unit, and it will be HP Inc. The other company, HP Enterprise, will focus on software and cloud based computing services. The main question is which company will be the more prosperous? The split initiated by CEO, Meg Whitman, should have happened in 2011 (or earlier). In addition to HP's recent split, Symantec will do the same by splitting up into two companies. The two public traded companies will be: 1. Cybersecurity software, and 2. Storage and backup. Cisco Systems and NetApp may show interest in buying the two surviving Symantec corporations. Since 2012, the company has fired two CEOs. Poor financial performance, and other management mishaps have led to the terminations. Finally, EBay is going to split off Paypal. EBay and Paypal will be two companies operating, in two different industries. One for online auctions, and the other company will focus on online money transfers. In 2014, there have been more than 60 spin-offs announced. Which major corporation could be the next to spin-off? Microsoft does come to mind. For now, hope Meg Whitman and HP are successful in their spinoff.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall TV shows for Rickie Greenleaf to watch!

Today was the first official day of Fall. For Rickie Greenleaf (new alias of RSG), it means watching new TV shows. Tonight, "Gotham" premiered on Fox. The one hour drama stars Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Donal Logue. McKenzie plays a young comm. James Gordon, while Jada Pinkett Smith plays villainous "Fish" Mooney. Donal Logue plays Det. Harvey Bullock, a possibly enemy to future Comm. Gordon. Meanwhile, two other prominent stars of the show, are Erin Richards and Sean Pertwee. Erin Richards plays Barbara Kean, the love interest of pre-Comm. Gordon. The story starts with the killing of young Bruce Wayne's parents. Bruce Wayne becomes "Batman" in another lifetime. When Bruce's parents are murdered, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) takes sole custody of the young man. The rest of the show tries to fit pieces together, of the real murderer of Bruce's parents. As for the first episode, it was gripping. Hope the next episode is another edge of your seat thriller. Tomorrow night, RG will watch "Agents of Shield" on ABC. Hope the second season is more stimulating, than last year's "hit or miss" inception. Enjoy the picture above, of the cast of "Gotham."

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Implementing advice from a cog. psych. doctorate

Today, RSG sought advice from a friend on "how to cope with different personalities" in the office. In life, there have been people that have put me in difficult situations. In my current dilemma in the abnormal work environment, there is a person that is pushing me to the limit. He is the adversary, or someone who is pushing my buttons tremendously. Unfortunately, my way of coping with him is not working. So, my friend, primo, is the person who RSG has sought out for help. Primo's advice is for me to: 1. stay calm, positive and for me to be "the doer." 2. Talk to this adversary, about the problem of fear. Try to come to a meeting point, where both parties are working together to solve the problem. In my predicament, there has to be different strategies for me to try. As there are many different personality types, RSG is looking at all options. Some good sites on the internet appear to be:,, and When people look at my personality, hope they see me as a "ESFJ." ESFJ is (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judgment). The title was given to me in 2006, while RSG took a pseudo Myers Briggs test. This personality trait is for people that see problems clearly and work hard. This person has a lot of zeal for life, and for accomplishing a great deal. ESFJs, as do most SJs, bear strong allegiance to rights of seniority. Here are some cool people, that were the same personality. Go to to see the list. RSG is not in accord, with all of these people. Some of them like Hugh Jackman, are in my world though. :) Hope you like the picture above, as it is an ESFJ.