It was fun while it lasted

I’m not sure where this happened, but this car chase video is an interesting watch.

I love the way the dog starts whining when the siren goes on. Pup wants some action.

Dude thought he was clever enough to beat the cops with some quick reversals. I’ll give him some credit for effort, but he didn’t have enough car to get the job done. It’s not a coincidence that no one in The Fast and the Furious drove a Geo Prizm.

Did you notice that the guy was diligent about using his turn signal? Old habits die hard, I guess.

Bringing a gun to a knife fight: the 21 foot rule

There’s been a lot of debate – or at least what passes for debate on Twitter – about how police officers should handle a suspect armed with a knife. The general consensus in the pundit class (i.e., people who have never been in a violent confrontation) is that the police are never justified in shooting a suspect armed with a knife.

This video should put that notion to rest once and for all.

Underestimate edged weapons at your own risk.

rifftrax – 10th anniversary

As my regular readers know, I am a huge Rifftrax fan. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the movie-riffing comedy troupe. To celebrate, the fine folks at RT have put together a highlight reel. Here it is. Enjoy.

The next Rifftrax Live show is scheduled for August 18. The boys will be riffing the Japanese monster classic Mothra. I’m planning to attend, and this time I’ll be dragging my brother along for his first Rifftrax Live show. Should be epic.

Rifftrax Mothra

12 monkeys – season 2

In less than two weeks, one of my favorite shows returns. April 18 marks the return of 12 Monkeys on Syfy.That’s a Monday night, of course. It seems like a lot of my favorite shows are on Mondays (Better Call Saul, Gotham, and Scorpion). It’s looking like somebody’s gonna have to get bumped and streamed at a later date. I know, First World problems, right?

The trailer for season 2 looks promising.

“we’re here to disarm you, throw up your hands!”

If you read my crime history post yesterday, you know that it was the anniversary of the OK Corral shootout. I often watch the movie Tombstone on the shootout anniversary, but it fell on a Monday this year, and Mondays are too crowded with must-watch TV shows, so I had to skip it. I did, however, head on over to Youtube to see if someone had posted the shootout scene from the movie. What I found was this little gem: The Earps and the Cowboys shoot it out… with Star Wars blasters! Enjoy.

masterminds

Masterminds

In a comment on my recent post about the 1997 Loomis Fargo heist, Bob G. commented that the story would make a good movie. As it turns out, he’s not the only one who thinks so. Relativity Media has made a movie titled Masterminds that portrays a fictionalized version of the incident. It stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis. Unfortunately, its release has been delayed by a bankruptcy, but it may be out sometime in the near future. Here’s the trailer. Looks like it might be pretty funny.