Derrick Russell



If there are two things people know I like, it's trying a new beer for the first time, and novelty folk songs based off of 1970s B-Movies. My dream is for one day have those two things combine... and this Friday, the dream is real.

This Friday at the Blue Max in Midland there is a launch party for Guns & Oil Brewing Company.
Trying a new beer? Check.

Performing at this party? The Possum Posse, a sardonic honky-tonk bluegrass band from Austin. They have a lot of great songs but their best claim to fame is
"Guy on a Buffalo" An amazing four-part YouTube series of amazingness. They basically took an insane movie from the 70s that was called "Buffalo Rider" and turned it into the greatest saga ever told (by a sardonic honky-tonk bluegrass band) I've posted all the videos below... and I will see you at the show on Friday... I'll be the guy over zealously yelling "GUY ON A BUFFALO" the entire time.

Guy On A Buffalo - Episode 1 (Bears, Indians & Such)

Guy On A Buffalo - Episode 2 (Orphans, Cougars & What Not) - This is my favorite episode

Guy On A Buffalo - Episode 3: Finale Part 1 (Origins, Villains & The Like)

Guy On A Buffalo - Episode 4: Finale Part 2 (Rehab, Vengeance & What Have You)

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So I was in a mood, which happens from time to time. I was in a mood to watch some youtube videos of people eating really really hot peppers. I found this video. That video is by youtubers Rhett and Link. They eat the worlds hottest pepper, The Carolina Reaper. Now normally I would embed the video instead of just the link... but I didn't want to do that because it was really intense. They basically experience every mental and physical feeling a human being can feel. So if you want to watch that you go right ahead. Meanwhile I found this other video to take my mind off the first video... they just deep fry random objects and try to eat that instead... enjoy:

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Verne Troyer, aka Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies, is a pretty cool guy. He is also a bit of an Internet legend these days. He routinely shows up in comment sections of websites as himself, was one of the only celebrities to partake in the worlds largest secret santa exchange, and doesn't let his small size stop him from doing whatever he wants to do. Case and point, he just started a YouTube Channel and his first video is him at a gun range. So if your life was missing a video of Mini-Me shooting .50 caliber bullets as large as his arm then your life is now complete.

Here is a bonus picture Verne tweeted during the last shark week... he is also really into shark week.
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Regular listeners know that I am a huge fan of Granger Smith and an equal fan of his Country Boy alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. When Granger was in the studio with me a few weeks ago he told us that he would be releasing his new EP called 4x4 on May 4th, and with it the long awaited 3rd Music Video featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. He also hinted that they would actually be destroying a city boy vehicle... and boy did they deliver. Get Granger's new EP 4x4 here and enjoy the Earl Dibbles Jr video below... "City Boy Stuck"

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If you are on the Internet, and unless somebody has printed this page out, left it at a bus stop, and you are now reading it, then you are on the Internet... If you are on the Internet you know the past few weeks have seen one amazing movie trailer after another.  Whether or not any of these movies are actually going to be good remains to be seen but one thing is clear:  2015 is the year of the movie trailer.  It's now gotten to the point where we have teaser trailers that don't tease the movie... but the trailer of the movie... WE HAVE TRAILERS FOR TRAILERS! Thanks Obama.  

Anyways, since I've seen all of these trailers multiple times I figured I'd post them all in one place to make it easier for us to watch obsessively over and over again... because that's what they were designed for.

This trailer is great because it gives nothing away about the movie, which is what we all want.  It references the original Star Wars movies, gives us cool things to look at... and absolutely nothing about the plot.  Plus I had to read an interview with the film makers to know that the desert planet shown isn't Tattooine from the other movies... it's some new planet called Jakku!

The final trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
This movie is coming out the quickest, May 1st.  So this trailer has actual scenes... and really focuses on the baddie Ultron and his motivations.  I'm super psyched.  Also geeky fun fact.  The people helping Ultron are technically Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch... and they belong in the X-Men Universe... the rights of which are owned by another movie studio.  But since Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have appeared in Avengers comics before they can also show up in the Avengers movie as long as they don't call them "mutants" like an X-Men (Several more extremely geeky fun facts.  Humans who have developed super powers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are called InHumans instead of Mutants... but in the X-Men Universe Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are brother and sister mutants and their dad is Magneto!)


A super intelligent serial killer dinosaur? That they hunt with trained velociraptors and military helicopters? It's like they took the dreams out of my 8 year old brain and made a movie out of it.

This is the movie I've wanted to see since I've known movies existed.  There is no greater match-up then Batman and Superman.  This could end up being the most disappointing thing in my entire life... and I will still go see it a hundred times.  The movie is still over a year away so I am still looking forward to the other super heroes that have been mentioned to appear in Dawn of Justice including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and my favorite hero of all time... The Flash. 

Sorry Fast & Furious... but you still aren't the best movie franchise of all time.  James Bond aka 007 wins that hands down. 
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