Piña Colada
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First watch, 3 bells (9:46 pm)

I just made an excellend piña colada, perfect taste and consistency. It's been really easy since we bought our blendtec blender. Last night I made some and mixed in my cherry flavored Nyquil, but it ended up tasting like Nyquil and not very nice. I figured next time (read: tonight) I'll just chug the Nyquil and enjoy the piña colada afterwards. It's really hard to believe that just mixing sliced pineapple, coconut cream, and a few ice cubes can taste this good. I actually like to add a little frozen concentrated orange juice to the mix, it gives the drink a nice overall flavor.

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Hercules vs the Moon Men
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Last dog watch, 8 bells (8:10 pm)

Today I also watched Hercules vs. the Moon Men, another Italian Hercules film. The mad scientists really picked a brutal one (Deep Hurting!) with its ten minute long sandstorm scene. I must assume that the "moon men" were the gumby-shaped rock monsters, because the only other alien-looking being was unique, so he couldn't be the plural men we're looking for. He did control the moon men, however, and did a cracking job I might add. They terrorized helpless maidens like nobody's business.

Hercules pulled more than his weight, at least up to the point where he left everyone behind in the sandstorm of ultimate death (ultimate death for us, the viewers, as it was terribly long and very boring). I give this movie ten empty seats—one for each insufferable minute of sandstorm footage that didn't need to be there.

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Indestructible Man
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First dog watch, 1 bell (4:53 pm)

Well, another one to put back in the archive, I just finished watching Indestructible Man. It should have been called Impervious to Everything But Electricity Man, because that's how he gets it in the end. Anyway, it's about a murder put to death in the gas chamber of San Quentin whose corpse is taken and used for an experiment. He is brought back to life, but now has become indestructible, so he goes out on a killing rampage to get all the guys that put him away. The goal of the movie, apparently, is for him to get the $600,000 he stole and hid in the sewers, a map to which he left with his girl, whom it was stolen from by a guy that the murderer killed anyway.

It starred Lon Chaney Jr.'s eyes, mostly, as there were quite a few close-ups of his eyes semi-blinking a lot. It kind of creeped me out, honestly. I give this movie two empty seats, one for each of Lon Chaney's eyes that squinted so creepily during the super close-ups.

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Hercules Unchained
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Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:22 pm)

I just finished watching Hercules Unchained, it was pretty bad, but it was in color. At least it had that going for it. I think after you watch enough of these movies, you start to get an idea of what's really wrong with them—poor plot movement (or absence of), characters you just don't care about, disjointed stories, the list goes on and on.

In this movie, which is a sequel to one I haven't yet seen, Hercules is negotiating a truce between two warring countries but drinks from the well of forgetfulness. He's captured and enslaved by the evil wiles of a beautiful queen (okay, I'm making this sound like it was actually good now) then remembers who he was and gets on with his quest. That's..about it, really.

I give this movie one empty seat mine for half the movie while I was up doing things and listening to the movie because it was so bad.