Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Quick Hits On The Big Game

1. For me and everyone else on the Wisconsin/Minnesota border, this is the biggest game of a generation. Both teams are good enough to be considered Super Bowl contenders so a divisional game is going to be big regardless. It's on Monday night so even more people will participate in the craziness. Oh, and the whole FAVREAGEDDON thing adds just a little bit of spice too.

2. Brett Favre is among the best players of all-time and is arguably the most enjoyable athlete to watch of any sport. I'm a Packer fan first and will be rooting for my home state team, but that doesn't mean I'll be rooting against Favre.

3. The funniest anti-Favre piece was the "We'll always remember you, Brent".

4. What's lost in the whole Favre vs. Green Bay hysteria is that this game may be remembered as Aaron Rodgers' statement game even more so than Favre. Sure, Favre wants to stick it to TedThompson and the Pack. But Aaron Rodgers just might be one of the next great QBs of the post Favre generation. And if he is? Rogers needs this game to prove that Green Bay was right to stand by him. Rodgers has a point to prove too with this game.

5. Anything but a close game will be disappointing.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Entertainment Queue

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
It's actually a Diamond Anniversary Edition of Doc Savage so it also has Doc Savage: The Land of Terror, which has dinosaurs. My first foray into 30's era pulps.

The List:
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Sleeper Season 2 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by that really rich woman

The Wire season 5
I also got Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1 from the library and was really disappointed in the first two episodes. Man alive is this stuff lame. Travis assured me that it does get much better, but it might take a couple of seasons, which is disheartening.

The List:
State Of Play
The Office season 5
Arrested Development

the iFanboy.com boys started a sister site/podcast called murmur.com, which is a catch-all pop culture website. The latest podcast has a nice little conversation on reality TV.

For the last few months or so my default for music has been either Liz Phair or Nick Cave based on my mood, which is like choosing between beef jerky or jelly beans every day for dinner.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Comic Day 9/2/2009

It's looking to be a good day for comics tomorrow. Here are the one's I'm most looking forward to reading.

Chew #4 - In this alternate world an allegedly severe strain of the avian flu causes the US Government to ban chicken. This title is quirky and fun with great social commentary on the food we eat.

Deadpool #15 - Coincidentally my first issue of Deadpool was issue #15 of the original run over ten years ago and I've been a huge fan of the character ever since. The last arc was more than terrible so here's hoping it was just a blemish on what has been a great run.

Immortal Weapons #2 (of5) - The first issue caught me by surprise so hopefully the entire run will continue to deliver.

Incognito #6 - The story concludes here. I'm really reluctant to admit that Incognito was a mild disappointment but I still really enjoyed it. I've come to expect Brubaker to hit every story out of the park but it's perfectly fine that he gets a hard hit single now and then.

Invincible Iron Man #17 - This has consistently been one of the best super-hero titles on the shelves.

Wednesday Comics #9 (of12) - So much fun.

Other stuff - Batman #690, I Am Legion #5 (of6), Irredeemable #6, Northlanders #20

Monday, August 31, 2009

Marvel sells out

Disney purchased Marvel Comics, adding them to it's stable of entertainment companies including ESPN and ABC.


10. ABC's fall line-up of shows will feature Desperate X-Wives, Wipeout shot on location in the Savage Land, and Dancing With The Heralds of Galactus.

9. The ESPN Sportscenter theme da da da...da da da will be a sound effect after each of Colossus and Wolverine's "fastball special".

8. Norman Osborn steals Uncle Scrooges "Lucky Dime".

7. Goofy is a mutant.

6. Namor gets a loveable Jamaican singing crab for a sidekick.

5. Mickey strikes a deal with Mephisto to cancel much of his past in order to save his elderly aunt from death. This results in Mickey no longer being married to Minnie Mouse, and he goes back to his carefree days on the river as Steamboat Willie.

4. Disney borrows Marvels alternate imprint lines. "Ultimate Beauty and the Beast" in which Beauty is an earthy and very liberal college co-ed while Beast is a clean-cut and Christian staunch Republican, and "Max Snow White and the 7 Dwarves" which needs no explanation.

3. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge all will start to talk suspiciously like Brian Michael Bendis.

2. Summer cross-over event in 2010: Peter Pan braces for World War Hook.

1. Kraven the Hunter destroys the Disney Universe by Garth Ennis.