Thursday, December 30, 2010

kutcher keepin it real...,

Video - Ashton Kutcher Killers trailer.

TorontoSun | Ashton Kutcher is getting toned and tough - so he can fend for himself and look after his family following an Armageddon-type crisis.

The movie star and producer, who is married to health nut Demi Moore, fears a major U.S. energy meltdown is nigh and he's trying to get superfit so he can deal with the chaos that will follow a blackout or worse.

Kutcher discovered combat training Krav Maga last year as he prepared to tone up for his role in Killers and now he's obsessed with running, Bikram yoga and Muay Thai fighting with the French national champion - and he insists he's committed to his extreme workouts, so he can dominate in desperate times.

The 32 year old tells Men's Fitness magazine, "It will not take much for people to hit the panic button. The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone. You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle.

"And people are going to go, 'That land's not yours, prove that it's yours,' and the only thing you have to prove it's yours is on an electronic file... People's alarm systems at their homes will no longer work, Neither will our heating, our garbage disposals, hot-water heaters that run on gas but depend on electricity.

"What happens when all our modern conveniences fail? I'm going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don't have to worry... All of my physical fitness regimen is completely tailored around the end... I stay fit for no other reason than to save the people I care about."

And he admits he tasted what life could be like after a major national or international calamity when he, Moore and her kids were left without power for 14 hours at their mountain cabin last Christmas.

He adds, "I got my guns out. We made a fire. We went to the grocery store... People were rolling in and out, clearing out all the shelves... It was like a preview."


nanakwame said...

Very interesting, my man is a pretty cool dude - these themes of man and female killing team is interesting too. Being my age, I know the tools that would give me an edge, yet, we know Doc; first element is your cool and your know-how attitude. There is something to the correctness of a growing crowd, like a smell in the air.
And where I sit, this rise of Afro in Africa has warning signs given the trajectory of 200 years. The Africans are making some errors in mimicking the Western style growth, and the intro of oil to these nations, shows me some desperation on globe power. I agree with the symbol that we are like a flatland, ergo; Africa is an integral part of how we got to this point for good or for bad. Only supremacist and not too smart folks keep dividing the evolution and karma.
Lastly, I have been noticing blue wooden structures in the train stations. I walked over to the one I use and looked up and sure enough, the structure has treble cracks. What the structure hid was they made extended wooden beams against the cement structure on the ceiling, surrounded by what looks like a box with a door. They also placed small water outlets throughout the bottom of the walls, for water leaks has been a great problem in NY train structures, especially of the C (Afro train). Where the rich live, they have re-done the entire piping system in the streets. Governances have been preparing for fewer federal funds and growing emergencies plans. The union’s f_k-up on this snow drop is another sign of growing weakness and parochialism.

Gee Chee Vision said...

Up until middle school, I had this assumption that everybody's grandma was somewhat connected to the country. I suppose it was not only my personal experience but that folk song in my head ("over the river and through the woods t grandmother's house we go").
Ironically a childhood song for my grandmother.
I lived what would be considered "hard living" bathing in steel tubs, using out houses and a pot at night. Drawing well water...but nothing compared to my mother and aunt and uncles. There was still electricity. My grandparents were just behind in getting city so there was no "restroom." Only a case of inconveniences. The needs were still met (food, water, shelter).
Most people don't even understand those standards of living and would consider that dirt poor. When hurricane season rolls around you see the panic in people. Why not? Katrina scenes play out in their heads.
My family has land. Unfortunately they have psychologically removed themselves from any affiliation from "country living" because of ugly memories. My uncle still hunts (gun & bow), we still visit but that's it. I admit I have yet to pick up those skills from him. Keep making excuses. In all Negroes believe only other nations collapse...either in ancient times or to folks over seas.

Gee Chee Vision said...

Failed to mention these experiences were during my summer visits

CNu said...

You better go spend some time with your uncle and have him walk you through as much as possible of what he knows. Down your way GCV, (a little further inland) nothing beats hunting the regal wild swine, dunno if your uncle is down for that, but in my book, it's infinitely preferable to hunt something that is at least a little dangerous.

CNu said...

I had the Kutcher epiphany 16+ years ago in the wake of a water main break which turned off the taps in Wichita for 4 days. Watching the shelves empty of bottled water was instructive - and watching people fight over it even more. (it wasn't like the problem wasn't going to get fixed - so there was no reason for people to lose their cool)

Thankfully, I lived next to a golf course with huge ponds and ample water for toilet flushing. There was 50 gallons of potable water in the water heater - so no need whatsoever to go bugging. My primary take away from this experience was the conclusion that we are collectively only six missed meals away from societal breakdown and violent chaos.

Gee Chee Vision said...

I don't know if wild swine is in east Texas area. Never heard anybody mention them beyond those that own pigs, which is rare itself. He has a feeder setup for dear to get use to the area around his dear stand as feeding grounds. The big older bucks never come around. Jokers must have ESP.
I did promise I would start going for my son's sake now that my uncle has sparked his interest.

Gee Chee Vision said...

I think Ashton is brave to be so candid. I wonder if his silly persona defuses the seriousness of how people take him, not that it matters on his part. Is this a recent comment he's made. I'm curious how media will handle Ashton "The Butcher" Kutcher. Write him off as borderline loon.
I have thought in the past about his marriage to Demi Moore and the age difference while being surrounded by infinite young tender'ronis. It's good to see him using words like family and taking on the role of protecting them beyond an expectancy of exclusive extravagance. That in itself is a good message.

CNu said...

Boar hunting in Missouri, Arkansas, and South Texas is cheap, easy, and legendary..., (thus my (a little further inland) qualification.

John Kurman said...

That was funny as hell. Kutcher may be Hollywood-savvy, but his gun-totin', Krav Maga trained, every-he-man-for-himself attitude is going to get him and his little nuclear family killed and eaten in about a day or two when he meets the REAL badass motherfuckers - the ones organized into tribes.

The average survivalist mindset is woefully inadequate and unprepared for the fall of civilization. The country boy will not survive... at least, not on his lonesome, Not while there are predator tribes roaming the landscape - and they will be out there.

"Ashton? There's a guy named Genghis on line 1. He says walk away from the water and you live".

CNu said...


Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Mr. Kurman wins the Dave Chapelle ClubOrlov prize for today.

ProfGeo said...

Heh... I guess I should have said "twice as good to earn half as much" instead of equal...

But back to the other point, we saw what organized law and order could do during Katrina. For starters, shoot everybody who wants to cross the bridge, and a couple more for good measure. That would surely apply in general. Of course we already have the practice version in place across the country. Law enforcement can stop & frisk any minority, any time, any place, whether streets of New York, streets of Laredo or Gates's front porch. The difference by locale seems to be how & whether it has to be explained afterwards. (Obviously with Katrina nobody thought they'd ever have to explain anything. That makes it a good example in my mind.)

CNu said...

I take Katrina as my reference point too for what's around that signpost up ahead, and then some. My personal baseline for dealing with just about any show of force, as opposed to an unannounced direct application of force (cause what can you do if the other fellow gets the drop on you?), was brilliantly well-depicted by the Hughes Bros. in the fight scenes in the Book of Eli.

Denzel playing Zatoichi over an Al Green soundtrack...., afrosamurai to the fullest!!!

ProfGeo said...

The moral I took from Book of Eli is that in the event of total collapse, it doesn't really matter what caused the collapse.

BTW your commenting system upgrade is much better, but you already know that. :-)

CNu said...

lol, I thought you referred to it as "digust", but thank you sir, I'm very happy with it too at this juncture. My long-term gripe will be with Echo (for which I actually had to pay) and their inability to export the 15.5K worth of comments accumulated over time properly indexed and importable into either disqus or blogger.

My only consolation is that I have the xml file of all that commentary, however, it's damn near worthless without any organizing context.

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