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The Crazy Spring Break

This past spring break held lots of promise, and anticipation regarding a trip to New York City, and a get together with an old friend. En route to see Dr. Dog we were packed and ready to go for a solid weekend.

The trip to New York City was in place, and the room was ready to be checked in. I had one leftover spot in the room for one other person. Where could my best friend be within a year of seeing him? One of my best friends who originally lived in New Hampshire, and in the Milford, Nashua and Manchester region. Now living in Spokane Washington there wasn’t much of any other chances of seeing him. Excitement ran through me to the amount of anticipation I would have until I saw him. It was a big deal, not only cause of our friendship, but it’s New York, The Big Apple, endless spots to see, and to catch up. The days went by and the responses back to me grew more and more like my hopes had deceived me. Dillon finally replied two nights before the concert and told me was not going to make it. I was crushed, but I had to ask why of course. When I asked why I was dumbfounded to how the story actually went. Here is the story.

Dillon boarded for nh on a tuesday, it was a sunny warm day. He got there an hour early. The trip was supposed to go as early as monday, but it got delayed. So when i was back in line he saw a few people from the day before, like this girl edna and a redhead I didn’t know. When he got on the bus, he got to the way back seat and following up was this kid. He looked at him and asked if he could sit by him. He of course said yes. The question he asked Dillon were if he rapped. He told him that he did in fact rap, with a new album coming along the way. “What are the odds of that?” Dillon thought. After only an hour and a half of driving we broke down in Ritzville. It was Dillon and the same kid Jessen who he had just met, just playing around and talking about rap and life. The driver told them that they’d most likely be there all day. Dillon told him he had a place to be, that being New York. Dillon joked around some more about making a rap song with Jessen when they got to Portland. The odds were they’d stay in a hotel. There were a couple in front of them who just kept laughing hysterically at everything Jessen and I were saying. We were the life of the party. Bryce, another person Dillon met on the bus was a cool laid back kid with a southern accent, looked like An early 2000s skater he was heading to Arkansas. He was with a girl named ashley who was pretty, she was going to Oklahoma. Another kid named Anthony Dillon me, a black teen with a great smile was gone to Bakersfield California and Shawna was going to Walla Walla Washington. The bunch of them hung out on the bus all day, and ate some delicious snacks and told each other way too much of their life stories. After eight hours, they were finally heading to Oregon. All the while Jessen and Dillon continued to obsess over their rap track. After two more hours Dillon, Ash, Edna, Jessen, and Bryce got off. Shawna and Anthony headed on a different bus. It was midnight and we were at an empty Mcdonalds/gas station. Dillon set up his recording studio and it was then they began freestyling. Ash, Bryce and Edna loved and kept singing and laughing. They were at that gas for a total of six hours.. Altogether they all made the most of their wait as they continued to rap until the sun went down. Bryce bought a beer and the bus driver told him he couldn’t have it. So so with just a few sips he chucked it, and chucked it. At 3:00 am they got on the bus.
“This is where things go interesting.” Dillon told me. The bus went with a change of bus drivers and the previous driver Ben had just left. The new driver, changed everything. This new driver was a prick. The new driver pulled Bryce over and told him to empty his bag or he’s getting kicked off. After saying ok, he still kicked bryce off. So Dillon told the driver he’s getting fired and Bryce had a tear in his eyes. He begged for us to stay. So me and Jessen got kicked off too so they could stay. Then for fifteen more hours we were at a station until we got back to Spokane. The whole time they laughed, and ate pizza and told stories. Bryce had a good voice like Johnny Cash and sang the blues. It all felt like a movie, and time that “was supposed to happen”. Bryce was going to work for a carnival in Louisiana and hooked them up with a job. Dillon declined the offer and proceeded to go home, after missing New York, they then parted ways. Dillon mixed and edited the freestyles with all of them and it inspired him to make an entire EP album. Dillon has been working on the album all the previous week. A few days went by and reported the bus driver, and got him fired just like he told him he would.

All the while this story is something you read out of a book, and a story you could always look back on. While it is disappointing my friend Dillon couldn’t make it to the concert at least he experienced an adventure for the ages.

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Happy Predictions! The Nominations That Deserve A Win

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The 88th Academy Awards about to air this Sunday, We have many people ready to grab some chilled drinks and swarm their friends coaches to sit and see who did it big this time around. Brushing aside all the negativity about the Oscars being all white (Which why would Chris Rock the king of black comedy host a racist event?) This year is star studded and glamorous as usual. My one problem is that the pickings are slim. I personally feel like last year was one of the best years for film we have had in a while and the fact that they are only choosing 5 nominees out of a possible 10 is pretty skimpy and something that should reign more controversy than it actually does.
We here at IndieBall take all aspects of film seriously. From the casting and directing to behind the scene cuts including visuals, sound scores, and all around production ascetics. We have a higher demand for films that are on a grande stage like the Academy Awards. We try not to nitpick or demean the film; however we do want the film to be the best of its category, so we will tell our thoughts blunt and crucially on if they lived up to the hype or if it busted.
Now before we get into the predictions, I would like to (with arms wide open) give some insights on the prospects that just barley missed the list. Here, Folks are some Honorable Mentions
Straight Outta Compton told the jaw dropping, odd defying story of the first ever Gangster Rap Group, the notorious NWA.  From racial prejudice in the underrated run down streets of Compton to the riots that changed America, Director F Gary Gray (Friday, Law Abided Citizen) captured what it was like to be a young black male in a corrupt economy and how hard the men of NWA fought not only for their lives, but for their music and for a voice. From Easy E to Dre, Cube to Yella and Ren. These boys outlasted brutal cops, a hateful mainstream culture and the shady industry. This movie was a hard hitting biopic that (maybe didn’t give us the entire truth) but at least shed light on the boys from the hood who started an entire generation of music. On the subject of Straight Outta Compton – Jason Mitchell – Who portrayed the late Eric Wright (Easy E) was a spitting image of the gangster icon who took America by storm and broke the heart of Millions with a devastating yet inspirational battle with HIV. The movie is a tribute not only to NWA, but to Mr. Wright. Jason Mitchell handsdown killed it.. And the fact that he wasn’t nominated is something to think about. He did Easy E justice and brought some deeper profound light on a almost forgotten icon. Sure Straight Outta Compton was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but I feel like it deserves more than that.
One last Honorable Mention, without a doubt in my mind, is The Hateful Eight. There are certain things that get overhyped and dragged out for good reasons, and this movie is one of them. Anything Tarintino touches is a masterpiece and this movie should have been up there for Best Picture. The grimy realism, starstudded cast and intricate story entwined with Post Civil War history and impeccable dialogue. This movie was shafted because the awards weren’t thinking clearly. Only choosing 8 out of a possible 10 noms.
Now. Without further ado….. I will tell you (not just the predictions) but the standouts who I think should take the cake without any trouble at all
Best Picture: The Revenant
I will be the first to say I did not care for Bird Man whatsoever. I was impressed with the Cinematography but the story was awkward and most of the actors in my opinion (Norton, Keaton) Were washed up throw aways. However, Director Alejandro González Iñárritu truly did something impossible. He took his follow up film and crushed expectations. There is so much to say about this groundbreaking project that I feel like I can’t even scratch the surfaces. I said before that The Hateful Eight had glorious cinematography.. But nothing can compare to what Inarritu and DOF Emmanual Lubezki had accomplished. It makes Tarintino’s western masterpiece look like a homemade movie. Looking at all the long drawn out scenes filmed in natural lighting, you wonder how they pulled off the remarkable chorography of constant movement. A beautiful, heart pounding revenge tale with a cast whose dedication and accuracy of potrayal is insurmountable, The Revenant is a story that will leave you saying HOW THE FUCK DID THEY DO THAT. This movie will win without question
Best Actor In A Leading Role: Matt Damon
We all know the tragedy.. Leo has never ceased an Oscar win. I thought he had it back with the Wolf Of Wall Street, but he just barley missed. However, The Revenant he played Hugh Glass, the furtrapper who lost his son to the dang murderous Fitsgerald.. He didnt do the job justice. Yes, he was thrown through the gauntlet, and he delivered some solid lines and movements; but his all around performance was meh. Here is my initial issue. Leo just played Leo.. I dont know how to explain it. There are actors out there like his co-star Tom Hardy, or Christian Bale who can just remove every aspect about themselves and dedicate it to there charecter. Making you almost forget that they even played in the movie. Leo, on the other hand.. Never seems to fully commit. Wheter he is trying to hard, or he isnt finding a connection.. He just doesnt go the extra mile. Matt Damon on the other hand, blew me away in The Martian, A Science Fiction movie based on Andy Weirs book of the same title.  Damon plays Mark Watney, an astronaut who is left for dead and struggles to fight for survival on a foreign planet. Matt Damons transformation into Weirs charecter is beautiful and unique. Delivering heart stinging lines, and constantly on que with the comic relief. You want him to see home again, and its worth while seeing him give anything for the cost to be back.  Though this is a science fiction, which hardly gets nominated.. This project was the right fit for Damon. Bring Oscar Home, Damon.
Best Actress In A Role: Saoirse Ronan
My gut wanted to say Charolette Rampling whose potrayal in,45 years, as a wife in a crumbling marriage who delivered a unrelinguishing performance. But when I think harder about it, the more I see Ronan’s performance flicker in my mind. Ronan ceaselessly gives a evergrowing resonating performance throughout the entirety of Brooklyn as an Irish Immigrant named Ellis who has a captivating battle between what she wants for her life, be it the new opportunities of the new country, or what she feels like she has to do back in her homeland. A heavy hitting example of acting from the young breakout actress
Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy and Rachel McAdams
Yes Christian Bale, The Oscar Slayer did it again and just demolished all expectations.. But Tom Hardy, who portrayed John Fitzgerald, the ruthless murderous man in The Revenant delivered a role that I didnt think was possible from his caliber. He amazed me in Warrior, and did a hell of a job in Legend but what he did in The Revenant is unbeatable. From the accent to the body language. He will give you chills and will keep all the attention drawn on him in every scene he offers. Along side Will Poulter who was equally ravishing, Hardy out performs the star Leo and just gives a show of a lifetime. No matter how evil he is in this film, he is a vill
ain you will enjoy despising. Tremendous.
On the other side. I feel like this is an unlikely longshot.. But out of all the ladies, veteran actress Rachel McAdams in Spotlight deserves this award the most. All the women in this category shined bright. Jennifer Jason Leigh is a riot and deserves this too.. But for an all around deliver in a outstanding movie. McAdams deserves this.
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
I need no descriptions for this one. I raved about him and his film throughout the entire review. He crushed it. Keep em coming man.
Of course there are more categories that are of importance so here is a quick list of the remainders we would like to see bring home the gold
Cinematography: The Revenant
Screenplay: Straight Outta Compton
Editing: Mad Max Fury Road
Production Design: The Martian
Music: Bridge Of Spies
Let us know in the comments what you all think! Til next time, this is Indy Ball, here to satisfy all your pop cultural needs.
This Article was written by West Coast Correspondent, Dillon Adair
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The Cults and Classics of February

The winter time is never the biggest time for movies from January through March  so the search for cults and classics released within this time frame is definitely not the easiest. Every once and awhile you find some gems, and memorable ones but for the most part nothing. January and February movies are infamously known for movies that never quite deliver to grab your attention and are surely to be a complete bomb at the box office.

 

However, with the help of my good friend and correspondent Dillon Adair we have compiled a list of movies from this month’s release dates that weren’t so infamous, representing the Cults and Classics of February.

 

The Beach release date: Feb 2nd, 2000

‘The Beach’, starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tilda Swinton. Leo’s acting shows just the tip of the Iceberg to what acting chops he will accomplish for his future rolls. This movie is definitely one of his smallest and unknown rolls, but I still adore this movie for its landscapes, and paradise vibes. It all seems so precious to be within the moment of purity, and being on an island that no one knows about. Things are pure bliss, that is until things go askew and the whereabouts of the island become a known commodity. This movie is bar none a cult, it didn’t get well received, by critics, that may be because of its adaptation from the book that leave people scratching their heads. Nonetheless “The Beach” is underrated and holds intrinsic value towards original Leo fans, and those who love masterful landscapes.

 

 

The Harder They Come. release date: Feb 8th, 1973

 

The story of Jimmy Cliff, reggae musician whose dreams of becoming a musician is put into perspective. A young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. This biopic is underrated, and this film does his music justice, no doubt. I have always listened to all kinds of Reggae and the record “The Harder They Come” is one of the most underrated records ever. The film maybe is not a masterpiece but the music is

This is also one of the biggest cult classics ever and it is very entertaining. The actor who played Jimmy has quite the vocal range himself. If you are a reggae fan, a Jimmy Cliff fan or just appreciate music altogether it is a must see film.

 

 

The Warriors Feb 9th, 1975

 

This movie is really a bit of both, being a cult and a classic. Truly brilliant angst, violence, and original on all levels. The concept is really a timeless and enchanting for just about everything. ‘The Warriors’ is a film that will make most viewers cringe at times, but you’ll forgive the shortcomings and praise with some exciting camera takes, the excellent use of music, and the good performance of David Patrick Kelly as the villainous antagonist. The character arcs are all on their own a work of great writing. The great moment in the movie is when Patrick Kelly, clicking together three soda bottles, coaxes the Warriors out of hiding by whining in what is a spur of the moment acting, “Warriors, come out and play!”

 

 

Saving Silverman Feb 9th, 2001

 

This movie became the revolution of all early 2000 comedies, like the American Pie series, and just about every other gag teen funny movie. ‘Saving Silverman’ however is of the few that actually worked with the help from actors Jack Black and Steve Zahn. This cult classic still never fails to make me laugh, and the chemistry between all of the characters is seemingly effortless. The endless obsessions with Neil Diamond all create a genuinality in this given film.

 

 

Silence of The Lambs February 13th, 1991

 

One of the most cringe worthy, and bad taste in your mouth kind of movie you could ever ask for. ‘Silence of The Lambs’ shall always live on, with the Jodie Foster’s incredible detective skills to Anthony Hopkins brilliant performance sending shivers down your spine. An absolute classic that should always be remembered. Not enough can be said, or put into words on how this movie translates into a psychological horror.

 

 

The Breakfast Club Feb 15th, 1985

 

Oh John Hughes, how I’ve missed your artistic directing and presence that gave us the great inspirations throughout the 80’s. My most beloved of his has to be this right here,‘The Breakfast Club’. I always admire movies that can be done in one single setting, with the same set of actors using all forms of creativity all in the same length of the movie. John Hughes’ pursuit in choosing these complete opposites says quite a lot about society in a day to day sequence. Here you have it in a school setting, 1980’s from sushi to eating pb&j’s. The rich kid or preppy girl, the bully, the jock, the weirdo, and the nerd. All in whom are serving the same amount of Saturday education time, for what was thought to be a drag became a memorable experience. Undeniably a classic.

 

 

Army of Darkness Feb 19th, 1993

 

Oh where to begin with this cult masterpiece? ‘Army of Darkness’ where taking from the satire end of things and tying it with some supreme violence and horror. This was a movie that paved the way for a lot of different horror comedies today. ‘Army of Darkness’ runs with spin offs and all sorts of serious moments followed up with comedic relief. The film really shows what fun can be created in the world of filmmaking with strong writing, pure creativity, and just having fun. The light is definitely shined over the darkness.

 

Office Space February 19th, 1999

 

What’s not to love about ‘Office Space’, honestly? So many quotes of “Yeah, that’d be great.”, and “You took my stapler.” After all these years it is still as funny as the first time I saw it. The fact of the matter however is that it is hardly ever mentioned, or remembered as it should be, like a ‘Clerks’, or ‘Jay and Silent Bob’. This only gives it more reason to be given the nod as a cult, and right where it should be.

 

Bottle Rocket Feb 21st, 1996

 

‘Bottle Rocket’ starring Owen and Luke Wilson in their debut acting roles, and now has since began the great start to their acting careers, as well as director Wes Anderson.’Bottle Rocket’ offers a long lasting adventure, with poignant film shots, and a clever dialogue to boot, all in which gave this movie it’s hidden treasures. Wes Anderson’s feel for his movies don’t go unappreciated, this movie was quite the start into his longed eccentric filming style. ‘Bottle Rocket’ reminds you of films you’ve seen before, but not quite in the same way and style done before, definitely a cult. The Wilson brothers have since carried on well, in their now twenty years of acting.

-Jake Pendleton, jpendoy21@yahoo.com

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Witchcraft brought to the Silver Screen : A review on Indy sensation The Witch

images99R9NL5Q Let me start off by saying that this movie is a period piece and it is not going to be for everybody. With that said: The Witch, a movie ravenously consumed at Sundance by critics and horror junkies alike, Is a haunting masterpiece depicting the Puritan horrors of the late 1600’s New England. Written and Directed by A Production Designer and Costume Designer who up until 2015, was only behind the scenes of the movie world, Robert Eggers took this passion project to astonishing heights. The fact that Robert Eggers was only in the shadows of the industry up until the directorial debut only shows that if you have a vision, you gotta go for it.

Allbeit.. We at Indy Ball are local inhabitants of the enriching lore of witchcraft, being raised in a small New England Town, these depictions of social brutalities and harboring fears had been shoved in our faces since childhood. Years of Crucible readings and visits at the Salem Museums were all too real for us, it had been a yearly preemptive tradition that was just naturally coded into our New England minds. I am not saying we all believe in it, but we do have a deeper understanding and appeal towards it, as it has been apart of our culture and imprinted deep enough so we shall never forget.

Now as far as the movie goes: I have seen reviews, honest ones. Ones that have all been saying the same thing. That it’s boring, or that it is mismarketed.. blah blah blah. Yes, The commercial shows and presents this film as a terrifying experience and a modern masterpiece of horror. Guess what.. IT IS! The fact that our culture is immune to horror is sad, and people expect to be scared, they get so hyped up that the end result is never satisfying. That’s a problem. I went into this movie expecting a creepy historic tale about a family’s will to relinquish there own personal demons while fending off otherworldly presence. That’s what I got. Some of the Imagery in this film is daunting dour and brutal. Minimum Jump scares and the dialog its a bit much.. but it should be that way. The performances from Everybody in this cast is impeccable. Anya Taylor Joy and Ralph Ineson who play side by side Father and Daughter never seem to break dialog or character even during the most intense scenes as they watch their family descend into a peril of demonic darkness. The family is quite literally all you see and deal with in this movie and they are all amazing. Even the two twins who couldnt be older than 8 yrs old dole out some heavy hitting chops.

The long drawn out cinematography only builds a tension that you will beg to end and that when it does.. You will be left shaking and rattling. Yes the climax (Like most movies) leaves you with an undying thirst for more.. But the way they decided to end it, in my book.. Is the right way to do it.

The Witch is genius because it takes old school Puritan fears and brings a new light on it for modern audiences. I was disturbed and sad for a chunk of this movie.. Even if you might not see religion or a love for God, the way that this family is tested and tormented for their faith is unnerving. I easily give this movie a 9 out of 10 and advise you see it in a dark cold theatre alone .the-witch.jpg

 

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Cults and Classics Month of January

“The Artist” Release date: January 20th, 2012

One of the best silent movies you would ever want to see. A silent movie that realizes it’s a silent movie, and has a sheer wittiness about it. Jean Desharnais was rewarded for best actor at the Oscars for this role, and he didn’t have to say a word. But boy he sure filled the part looking identical to all of the previous actors in the silent era. A bonafide masterpiece, and just endless fun. A movie that will leave you in a good mood. I was almost certain this movie wouldn’t reach out to me, or be in my style but I was wrong. Amazing work, an instant classic.

Here is my favorite scene.

 

“The Thin Red Line” Release Date: January 15th, 1998

The way this movie portrays itself is unique and so surreal of what is seen in the battlefield, and what is thought in our heads. The message is peaceful in a wartime epic, undoubtedly one of my favorite war films. The movie filled with actors such as, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, John Travolta, John Caviezel, Nick Nolte, and Sean Penn. In terms of simplicity and what is important in this world we call home, but yet so far away from home, the characters create a bond that is unlike no other. Cult

 

“Casablanca” Release Date: January 23rd, 1942

Man, where do I begin with one of the best films of all time? Here’s to lookin at you kid. Film buffs, noire film fans adore this movie, and will always be an endless classic. Timeless in every right. What Casablanca offers at the surface may be romance, and intrigue but what is great is that delves into much more depth than just that. The subtle nuance, and all around entertainment the best you may ever see. No question a classic.

 

“Pan’s Labyrinth” Release Date: January 17, 2006

Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece put together some of the most obscurity you’ll ever see on a screen, but the fairy tale experience didn’t stop there. The depth and style that is brought forth is undeniably brilliant. The spanish language has it feeling archaic and authentic, this isn’t talked about as nearly as it should be, giving it none other than as a cult classic.

 

“Gran Torino” Release Date: January 9th, 2008

The director Clint Eastwood; impressive. The actor Clint Eastwood; legendary. This movie really hits the strings of what it means to be a human being, it senses itself to become adapted to new surroundings and none other than the neighbors who are in conflict with the gangs around town. From Walt Kowalski’s (Clint Eastwood) lifestyle of being a war veteran, his days are done, but his racist, and old demeanor is so poignant and fresh that it is so well done. Living in run down Detroit, hating Vietnamese immigrants that just so happened to move next door to him. Time goes on after certain happenings Kowalski gets to know them and develops a bond  that felt so personal and at home. With some time this will be a classic.

 

“Gone With The Wind” Release Date: January 17th, 1939

An immortal and timeless achievement. This film still holds true for its creation and as it should. Scarlett O’hara played by Vivien Leigh, a selfish heroine, but you still care for her in all levels. Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) whom is charming, sometimes funny, and wealthy and exactly what Scarlett wants. The movie is set in the time of the Civil War. The war is an essential piece to the film, and the way it was used was really a perfect fit. A long movie, but definitely not boring. Vivien Leigh’s character may have been the most important, and the one who stood out the most, just by the way someone could watch and feel her pain, all the same. Classic

 

“There Will Be Blood” Release Date: January 25th, 2007

After receiving high praise at the Oscars that year “There Will Be Blood” put itself in the rankings of some of the best acting jobs I have ever seen. Cinematography, the best writing, film editing, and just artfully crafted. Daniel Day Lewis is just on another level every single time he delivers. Seems like anything Daniel Day Lewis touches it is instantly a classic, weird saying that about a movie not even ten years old yet, but nonetheless I feel it’s intentions on it being a classic.

 

“12 Monkeys” Release Date: January 5th, 1995

Futuristic, and devastated with diseases, James Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to gather information about a virus that wiped out the population. A great job done by supporting actor Brad Pitt as well for his role as a loony patient who ends up knowing all the secrecies and inside information. The film is imaginative and very enjoyable. Still one of the best sci-fi’s that I have seen. Terry Gilliam at his finest, he loves to work in that dystopian style and he does it like no other. His previous work with Brazil, Time Bandits and of course Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I know a fair amount of people who didn’t even know this movie existed, and some to say it is one of their favorites of all time. Cult classic.

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Notable Movember Mustaches

I have to apologize for not posting on the basis that this site would like to. Indieball added an additional man Dillon Adair who you may have read the previous posts about horror movies, and video log reviews from Halloween. Good old Dill, I’ll be sure to have him post his reflections and ideas here more often, for they are unique and perfect for the site.

Well November is in full swing. Sort of I mean it’s only the 4th what the fuck am I talking about? Anyway, whether you follow the tradition or not. “No Shave November”. Here is a list, of the best staches in the business. The business of movies, sports and music. And if some missed the cut, because you know they will, please feel free to comment your own list!

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Burt Reynolds. Nuff said.

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Daniel Day Lewis, yet again there is no beating him. His role in Gangs of New York put him in my book for an iconic stache

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Even though I’m only covering a certain time period in film, there is no disregarding Chaplin in any circumstance.

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Ron Burgandy. “Ahh yes.” “My stache smells like scotch, ahh scotchy scotch, scotch.”

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Whether it’s all a joke or not, words can’t describe his “very nice” mustache.

Music

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Prince’s mustache is in a league of it’s own.

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Jim Croce. Authentic 70’s stache right there.

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Dave Grohl now rolls with the full time goatee but the mustache is always a potential, Grohl can roll with just about anything and still rock.

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Frank Zappa sure had some meat to his stache. Everything was bold and wild with him.

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  Jared Allen had, probably still has the best stache in the NFL but his viking days were legendary with long hair to go with it.

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Rollie is still going strong with this mustache, a true thing of beauty.

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Aaron Rodgers used to rock a sweet fu manchu.

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A Sibling’s Rivalry With Gavin Galloway and Corbin Galloway

I am going to continue my tributed series, if you will. All of these bios are of my friends, and I would like to shine the light on their lives. I have covered my friend’s Dillon and Jack thus far, and here is a double bio.

Gavin Galloway, and Corbin Galloway. The men of all men. The biggest competitors you’d ever want to meet. These two are also part of our crew, but for their sibling rivalry they both like to out do each other with no boundaries.

Gavin, 19 is an avid rock climber and is limitless in every hold and boundary he takes. Bouldering to free climbing, he idolizes the likes of the late Dean Potter, Daniel Woods and Alex Honnold to name a few. There is no limit with this kid he will test his might every time and he is only in his second complete year of climbing. He will venture out for some out west climbing soon enough. You may find him in New Hampshire, or Massachusetts finding some of the most technical notches where just a finger tip may be the only key to holding you, as he holds up from a good fifty plus feet. “You’re nuts kid.” Gavin continues to keep at it, and competes at every cost. It is great to see a passion and fondness in climbing like the way he climbs. Follow him on Instagram for updates and his impressiveness and defying climbs. Not only that but the road trip we took to Nashville, that brought out more adventure in us. Gavin is an up and coming climber to keep your eye on fure. https://instagram.com/gavingalloway/

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And of course Corbin giving Gavin the pep talk as he climbs up. Probably not a pep talk though, probably something like “Gavin you’re fat and you can’t do this f****.”

Ahh brothers, you can fill in the blanks and everything but the words help.

Corbin has also taken it up a notch with his climbs, after all their sibling rivalry competes with just about everything. Corbin a future Navy Seal and at just 17, has competed at junior weight lifting competitions, has started hunting and his idols are Marcus Lattrell and Chris Kyle. He represents the hard work and to just pull through despite injuries. Being the younger to Gavin he competes just as much if not more than Gavin. When either of them win over another it’s an entertaining sight to see let me tell you. When they lose just expect a wrestling or full on fight at the end of it. Just as a brother should. Corbin’s dedication to working out and staying fit on the football team has made him worthy of the captain role for sure. Hell, he even snags snapping turtles out of the water with his bare hands!

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Sibling rivalry is one thing, but when it’s everyday it’s fuckin nuts. These bros are some next level shit, not to mention they like to party, hit em up.

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