Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tiny Update...


Here's the teaser image for the next episode of Agents of SHIELD:





I was on the podcast Opinions May Vary again...check it out! I always have fun with these guys!


I'm coming up with a Best of 2013 list for myself that I'll post soon...

Oh, and I got a CHOG (although I did buy it myself from a buddy a week before Christmas)!


Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What I'm Thinking Tuesday--Schmorgasborg edition

There may be spoilers contain within...be warned!

1. The new X-Men Days of Future Past viral marketing campaign. It says that Magneto -- Erik Lensherr--killed President Kennedy by altering the trajectory of Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet. He was put on trial and sentenced. Between then and the current X-Men movies, he escapes. Pretty cool...

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/X-Men-Days-Future-Past-Viral-Reveals-Magneto-May-Have-Assassinated-JFK-40453.html

2. Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor. I actually missed the first viewing of this, the live simulcast because I was at work, but I saw the whole thing when I got home that night. Too many damn commercials would be my first gripe, it took you right out of the Who headspace. Rose wasn't Rose--she was a sentient computer program who took the Bad Wolf form. And as you know, Rose kinda grew on me throughout the Doctor Who years. Three Doctors, messing with the Time Lord's personal history, acting as a reverse "Christmas Carol." Great cameos, especially Tom Baker at the end, didn't expect that. And the new doctor, Peter Capaldi makes a quick appearance as well.
This is a cool article:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/paulaersly/greatest-easter-eggs-from-the-doctor-who-50th-anniver


3. Saw Thor: The Dark World. It was amazing. I honestly don't know where to start. Great action, Loki's back and possibly treacherous as ever--he flip flops. Plus a scene with Loki and Thor that you never saw coming. And the death of somebody who didn't play a big role in the last movie, but you somehow really felt their death--Renee Russo as Frigga--Thor's mom. I always like seeing Kat Dennings--although her character was somewhat...used too much. She wore too much clothing (ha! see what I did there cuz she's stacked) but had some great lines, including the return of "Meow-Meow," AKA Thor's hammer. Her "intern" was good for some comic relief and an unexpected hero turn. Eric is back as the worldly science professor after the Avengers. But as he said, he "had a god in his head" and it drove him a little crazy, but funny. Natalie Portman was good in her usual boring way, nothing really to report there. Another great MCU movie, with the exception of the after-credit scene 1--a preview of the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. After credits scene 2 was short but did what we wanted it to do.

Also saw Carrie--you knew what was going to happen but couldn't look away. Chloe Grace Moretz is really good in it, as is her mother, a religious nutbag who apparently makes up parts in the Bible. The girl who plays Chris was really really mean in a homicidal Mean Girls kinda way. Her boyfriend was played by Chronicle's Matt, so that was cool. I want to read the book now. Escape Plan is the new flick from Stallone and Shwarzenegger, it was pretty good but came about twenty years too late--it should have been made in the '80's during these two actors' prime. Stallone seemingly has NO chemistry with anybody in the flick (including the actress who plays someone who may or may not be his love interest) except Schwarzenegger in a Kaiser Soze-like role.

4. I got another article published on Shieldtv.net about Thor and Agents of SHIELD. You should read it now!!!

http://shieldtv.net/review-thor-the-dark-world-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d


5. Right in the middle of my 2nd annual Whedon Universe Ornament swap. And it's almost time to gorge on Turkey and Football....

6. Oh, and I was thinking of the new Netflix Marvel Universe projects--guess I'll have to get Neflix...but they should have 50 Cent play Luke Cage--can you see him pounding on his cell walls with his bare hands and have the wall start to move? And X-Men's Ray Park (Toad and Darth Maul) play martial arts expert Iron Fist...


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Yes!

Now that's what I'm freakin' talking about!!!!





Also, you should watch Agents of SHIELD.

Saw Thor, Carrie and Break-Out. Reviews soon. These movies were awesome!!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Awesome new Cap poster

 

And...they're going to release a trailer tomorrow for Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Probably seeing another double-feature movie thing with Carrie and Escape Plan (with Sly and Arnold).

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Centipedes!!


Got on the SHIELD website again with another article!!! Yay!!



http://shieldtv.net/centipedes-agents-of-shields-big-bad

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hey, Man

So, I'm on another episode of the Opinions May Vary podcast!!!! Good times....


OMV Podcast with Mike D!!

Very soon there will be the first episode of Agents of SHIELD. And Iron Man 3 on Blu Ray....

Just sayin'....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

El Doctor Quien?

Okay, so my spanish just sucked then....

Anywhoo, I've been sick for the past few days, and I wanted to put this out there....



And, JJ Abrams' next project is a book....here


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What I'm Thinking Tuesday--Almost Vacation Time Edition

Okay, so, like, in two more weeks.

1. Movies! In an unprecedented move, I saw two movies in the same day at the theater with a buddy of mine. $5 Tuesdays, bitches. Cost more to see one movie on a day other than Tuesday.

Kick-Ass 2: Now I was never a huge fan of the Kick-Ass comics, I felt they were ridiculously violent and over the top. But, Mark Millar writes great comics! This movie, in my opinion, was more of a vehicle for Chloe Grace Moretz who plays Hit-Girl. She owned every scene she was in, opposite either thugs, supervillians or High School Mean Girls. She's gonna be a big star, and you saw that she's even promoting her new movie, Carrie during a few scenes. Hit-Girl is the real deal bad ass and she owns the movie. Dave (AKA Kick-Ass) is much less annoying this time with his squeaky voice, but the one thing you really notice is that he is ridiculously ripped. Cut to shreds, as my bodybuilding roommates once said. The real over the top performance comes from McLovin' AKA Chris, AKA THE MOTHERFUCKER. Yeah, that's his supervillian name. In the comic, he was even more violent and brutal than he is in the flick. In the comic, he rapes, big violence, etc. In the flick though, it's tempered with comedy and the inherent patheticness of his character. Jim Carrey was great, despite shitting all over the movie in the press. The prosthetics on his face made him become the character. The supporting superheroes and villians were great too, more there to show ordinary people wearing costumes and masks. All in all, great comedic moments that went well with the violence.

Elysium: The new Matt Damon science fiction movie. Directed by the same guy who did District 9, he takes this flick to a whole new level. The poor live on earth, day to day, in overcrowded scenes, impersonal robots, dirt poor. They speak Spanish and have a shit-ton of tattoos. The rich live on Elysium, a space station in space over Earth, speak French and live great (In one scene, one of them had "riche" branded on his face, a great detail). The rich are truly separated from the rest of the population, which I'm sure is the point of the movie and his ideas on the 1%'ers. The main idea is that the rich can cure all diseases and ailments by getting into this pod that heals you, provided you are a citizen of Elysium. Matt Damon's character was orphaned and turned to crime, but is now working a legit job making robots and trying to make ends meet legitimately. However, he gets bombarded by radiation and has days to live. Also thrown in there is his childhood friend who is now a nurse and a mother to a sick daughter (they don't say who the father is, but I think it's Matt Damon's character). There's also Jodie Foster as a corrupt Elysium official, and the awesome Sharlto Copley as her enforcer on earth. Copley was in District 9 and the A-Team and becomes a better actor everytime you see him, but his character here was kind of a mystery. He's just a cyborg psycho (with a great ship and weaponry) but you have no idea why he's doing what he's doing and why. Also he rocks the South African accent. Great flick, sci-fi action with a present feel to it, in both scenery, story and the whole rich people living separate.

2. And I've had this song stuck in my head for about a week now.....


3. Picked up the new Chew Volume 7. I love this series about a Cibopathic (he can take a bite of food or people or anything else and get a psychic imprint from it) going after a massive FDA conspiracy, other food-based powers, and two other Cibopaths.

4. I've been reading some great books lately. American Eve, about Evelyn Nesbitt, who was a supermodel in the 1900's. She became caught up between two powerful men, possibly psychotic and predatory, and in my opinion, in her life, she didn't stand a chance. Also go read Ready Player One, it's about videogame and '80's culture, and it stands as one of my new favorite books.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nova Corp Walkman

So I was surfing around tonight and came across this image: A Nova Corpsman helmet and weapons from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. At first I didn't think too much of this, but then I saw it....

That's an old-school Sony Walkman!!!! Why? Not only is it space but it's still the 21st century. Maybe one of the Corpsman was abducted by them during the '80's or one of them has a unique interest in outdated technology. Still very interesting....


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ishkabibble



So my previous Agent Coulson post took my creativity for a little bit (until I decide to finish tweaking it).

Just saw two movies today: Kick-Ass 2 and Elysium. Post soon with movie reviews.....

Monday, August 19, 2013

I wuz bored....


So I got to thinking that the Hot Toys Agent Coulson needs more accessories than some Captain America trading cards and a big gun. So, I was bored and created this in Photoshop. It's Professor Charles Xavier's thesis in the CIA during Days of Future Past....


Monday, August 12, 2013

Rocket Racoon?


So another Marvel movie is going to be Guardians of the Galaxy. Like any movie goer, I'm somewhat apprehensive yet excited about this movie. Growing up a  comics fan, I of course heard of them, but during their crappy '90's phase. This is the movie that Amy Pond had to shave her head for--a bald chick does nothing for me, she's a FORMER redhead now unless she wears a wig all the time. My sexual organ have retracted back into my body when I think of her shaving her head.

But I digress. One of the bitchin' main characters in this flick will be Rocket Racoon. I somewhat remember him from an old comic I read in the '80's while my mom was getting her hair done in the local beauty salon. In the movie, he's supposed to be bitter and angry because aliens kidnapped him from earth and experimented on him, giving him a voice, intelligence, cybernetics, the ability to fire a gun, etc. Here's the first real "live" image I've seen of him (from the leaked trailer)



So know they have to figure out who is going to voice him....the first rumor I heard was Doctor Who's David Tennant:




The next person I thought of was Breckin Meyer as Boba Fett in Robot Chicken....




Then I heard about MC Chris being recommended...



Damn that was fun.  Okay one more...Sawyer from my favorite show Lost. He used to be bitter and angry but grew to be a hero...


Monday, August 5, 2013

What I'm Thinking Tuesday Speshul Edition

So, Mike, what are you thinking?


1. Movies. Been seeing quite a bit of movies and have been to lazy to post any  reviews to my blog. Not really sure why, just haven't felt like it. Oh, and spoilers, people.

Man of Steel: There's a reason why it's called Man of Steel and not Superman. They only call HIM Superman maybe twice in the movie, and I think it was the same scene. Let's face it, Superman is a pretty cheesy name for a 21st Century superhero, why not Captain Awesome? Now I know that all Supermen pretty much look the same, but the kid who played young Clark looks like he could be Smallville's Clark Kent's younger brother--great casting. And I love how Clark just kinda traveled the world after leaving Smallville, trying to find himself and where he comes from. Kevin Costner did a great job as Johnathan Kent, Russell Crow was okay as his biological father, but kinda phoned it in in my opinion. Amy Adams as Lois Lane wasn't as annoying as I thought, and I really loved the idea she figured out Clark's identity all by herself, kept it a secret and the two of them were on a first name basis during private moments. The action was great, I've always been a huge fan of Zack Snyder--yes, I loved Sucker Punch and Watchmen. There was the controversial ending that really brought me out of the movie but it was necessary. Up until that point, the filmakers were really trying to say that we all love Superman, that he's good for good's sake, that's he's a legend and that we're seeing him as he's supposed to be seen (sorry Brandon Routh, you did a great job in Scott Pilgrim, though). Then, he kills Zod by super-breaking his super-neck. In Supe's defense though, Zod was trying to kill people and he wouldn't have stopped. Ever. He's just as Super as Clark. Maybe in a few years when Clark has some more world-saving under his belt, but he just became Superman only a few hours before hand...right?

Lone Ranger: Some people called this a flop. It was supposed to be the big summer blockbuster, very Pirates of the Caribbean. I felt it was good movie but WAY too long. Some good parts: Johnny Depp was ON POINT. Despite being a white dude playing a Native American, he played the part well and with dignity and humor--especially the 1920's scenes. Being Johnny Depp, he played the character with Jack Sparrow-like eccentricities, like feeding the dead bird on his head or trading valuable items for bird seed and sand. He had a ton of facepaint on to disguise his face and skin color---that's the one thing I'm sick of Depp doing--hiding under makeup and becoming the character completely. Not that that's a bad thing, but he does it in every single movie nowadays. Another great part--an entire action scene with the "Lone Ranger" theme music playing throughout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4YfkEtHJoM). Awesome. Like I was a little kid again playing with my Lone Ranger action figure my parents got me cuz I was being good--or just to keep me occupied at some fancy restaurant. Whatever. One of the big problems I had was that they tried to make EVERY action scene HUGE. Like Pirates of the Caribbean huge. So, take out a big chunk of unnecessary parts to make it shorter and it would have been a smash. I still liked it though.

Pacific Rim: Wow, surprise hit of my summer. Although it is about giant robots battling monsters. Basically, giant monsters (called Kaiju--the japanese word for monster) have been attacking humanity and causing massive damage, so the humans come up with Jaegars (German word for Hunter--brilliant use of tying foreign words together into a coherent culture) to fight them. These Jaegers take two pilots--joined together in some crazy brain psychic dealy, they're usually brothers or related family. Ron Perlman even makes a guest role. This flick is pure Guillermo Del Toro--and I loved Blade 2 and Hellboy. Crazy action sequences and fighting with monsters and robots, there's one scene where you literally are holding your breath. One scene that stood out from all the fighting is a flashback/real time (the two characters are in psychic mechanical link) scene where a little japanese girl is the only human left alive in a devasted city and you could feel her pain and fright. Idiris Elba has a presence in the movie that you can feel even in the movie theater. Dude's awesome in everything. His speech at the end isn't Independence Day-worthy, but it was still pretty good. What I don't understand is if they humans on this steampunk military base (great design by the way) barely have bread, how does Elba have perfectly tailored and pressed suits? I would love to see this again when it comes out on DVD. MORE EDIT: Almost forgot to mention the beginning of the flick, where you see the development of the Kaiju/Jaegar culture, the aftermaths of the battles--love the Kaiju laid out on the aircraft carrier, the fact that the Jaegar pilots are basically superheroes--all Top Gun to the nth degree.

Men in Black 3: Sucked.

Looper: Crazy movie with time-travel craziness. Gordon Joseph Levitt plays a young Bruce Willis who kills people sent back in time illegally by the mob--no body no criminal case. There's one scene where Levitt became Bruce Willis--the tone, body language, just the way he handled himself. And while you knew he was supposed to be a young Bruce Willis, just that one scene did it for me. And it was a perfect Bruce Willis movie moment without Bruce Willis. While the plot line is way too complicated to be explained here, I will give one more point in this flick that I dug. The little kid was great--he's going to be a huge star (I hope) when he gets older.

Wolverine: Wow, I don't even know where to start. Hugh Jackman is perfect as Logan as usual--every time I see that guy when he takes his shirt off, I feel I should not have had that burrito for lunch. The most important part of the movie is at the end, where they had a cut scene for the new X-Men movie, Days of Future Past. Anyway, this flick takes place in Japan with some familiar comic characters, also a place that Wolverine is familiar with. The bad guys had to take Wolverine down a peg by temporarily robbing him of his healing ability making him deadly but vulnerable. There's a lot to this movie, that I'm still thinking about it. Lots of new mutants and new characters but not so much that you're confused. I may have to get back to you on this--but it was lots of fun with a familiar character of Wolverine....


2. I'm pondering the Quicksilver wars, where both Bryan Singer and Joss Whedon are using the mutant Quicksilver but using different actors. I think I'll write an article on this and try to submit it somewhere--it will be based on a old West Wing newspaper article I read a long time ago, with Winnie Cooper. EDIT: I actually just found the article online, and I still love it- http://articles.courant.com/2003-01-15/features/0301150787_1_winnie-cooper-white-house-west-wing

3. There's a new Doctor--another British guy I never heard of!!! Actually the actor was in a David Tennant Doctor Who episode that also guest starred the actress who played Amy Pond, before she was Amy Pond, heavily made up. I'm looking forward to see how he plays it--after all, it is part of the Doctor Who lifestyle to LOVE the previous Doctor, say he's the best, then hate on him until they start to love him, and the process starts all over again. Not sure about his age though--I got the impression that the Doctor was getting younger with each regeneration, kinda like Merlin. Whatever, not important. Not seeing this guy grace fanboys and fangirls rooms on a poster like David Tennant (my favorite Doctor by the way) or Matt Smith--isn't that the demographic BBC has been hitting with Matt Smith's Doctor? The character development, as usual, should be through the roof. The relationship the 12th Doctor has with Clara should be more like a father-daughter relationship, unlike with ol' 11, it's more like a "mate" type relationship--to borrow a British phrase, with some sexual tension occasionally. Also, Matt Smith's Doctor has seemed a bit childish at times, with constant supervision. The guy's over 900 years old! Good luck, new Doctor!!!

I'm pretty sure there was more, but I'm way too tired (thanks RK) and will go to bed soon...




Thursday, August 1, 2013

Another article published!!



Shieldtv.net published another one of my articles on the upcoming Agents of SHIELD TV show!! This one's on "Avengerizing" the other Marvel movies like X-Men or Spider-Man...I hope to write other articles on other subjects too!!

http://shieldtv.net/avenger-ized-a-look-at-other-marvel-movies/2682



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Drugs are soooo bad!"


Did I ever mention how fucking great a movie Super 8 is? You should go see it now.....


"Uhmm excuse me? Can we get more fries here cuz my friend is fat?"


And Pacific Rim. Guillermo Del Toro rocks.

I'll get off my ass soon and post something besides this to the ol' blog....

Friday, June 28, 2013

Waiting...


So I'm currently working on another article and my Man of Steel review....

Friday, June 14, 2013

Agents of SHIELD post


So I've been published online!!! I submitted a geeky article to an Agents of SHIELD TV show website and they took it! Hopefully I'll have many more articles coming up!

http://shieldtv.net/so-this-is-level-7/2101

Also found out more info I can add to this. Captain America: Winter Soldier is apparently filiming in Cleveland Ohio of all places. SHIELD has their own special SWAT unit called STRIKE -- equally long acronyms that mean cool things.

http://avengersuniverse.com/2013/06/12/s-t-r-i-k-e-team-spotted-on-captain-america-2-set-falcon-pics/



And I wanted to put down some of the top cars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because I was literally just thinking of them...

1. Tony's Hot Rod
2. Stark Industries Formula 1 Racer
3. Red Skull's car
4. Cap's motorcycle
5. Black Widow's SHIELD-issued Acura
6. Tony's car from the end of Avengers
7. Lola (Coulson's baby)

Any more?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Movie Reviews 'N Stuff

Lot of stuff to get to, let's do this! Oh yeah, and there's Spoilers!


1. Iron Man 3: This is the first movie in Marvel's Phase 2 plan, followed by Thor, Ant-Man, Winter Soldier, and many more!! When I finished watching it the first time, I had to decompress and think about it. Tony Stark is still Iron Man, but now suffering from PTSD from his battle in New York against friggin' aliens! He has massive anxiety attacks anytime anybody MENTIONS New York/wormholes/etc. Rhodey is back, this time as Iron Patriot! For some reason, I really like the design of Iron Patriot. It's an idea from the government to fight terrorism that combines Iron Man and Captain America, fresh from the Avengers! Speaking of terrorism, now there is..the Mandarin!!! He's a Bin Laden type of terrorist, but you're not sure what his motivation is, or why he's doing what he's doing! However, that becomes clear when you meet Trevor. Something I thought of after the movie. AIM created both Iron Patriot and the Mandarin! Both sides of the issues. But, back to the movie. I love the design work on all the various armors they show. The Extremis soldiers are a great idea and come across very cool visually. Pepper Potts is back as the CEO of Stark Industries, but she has a lot bigger role than she has in other movies. The scene at the end with the glowing Extremis arm and an Iron Man gauntlet on the other is so cool. And she's hilarious--"that was so violent!" Plus, she looks great. Killian is a great bad guy, and also at the end you can see the red heat through his tattoos. There's another interesting scene with the Vice President, who you find out is a bad guy in the same scene he's introduced. But why? Take a look at his daughter in the wheelchair and his motivations become apparent with no dialog. A great start to Phase 2...

2. Star Trek Into Darkness: Truly one of the most epic movies to start off the summer. JJ Abrams proves he can do no wrong--can't wait for his Star Wars. Ever see Super 8 or Cloverfield? So good. Anyway, Kirk shows he's still into "old" Beastie Boys tracks and having sex with hot aliens. Uhura and Spock in a prolonged romantic tiff is actually pretty funny. This crew is starting to become a family. Scotty proves to be just as hilarious and awesome as he was in the first one. And yes, Sherlock is KHAN!! Complete with somebody yelling that too. Watch the original Star Trek 2 Wrath of Khan and then watch this particular scene near the end--they virtually mirror each other, and I thought that was a brilliant move.The one thing I wasn't sure of was the calling of old Spock--whenever the new crew gets into trouble, do they always call the one guy from the future who knows what happened in his timeline? Ridiculously good flick.

3. Fast and Furious 6: This ain't Shakespeare, but it's entertaining. Our car driving super rich outlaws are back, with lots of callbacks to #4. The Rock is back as DSS agent Hobbes with the hot but deadly Gina Carano (?) as his fellow soldier. He gets all the guys back together to help him catch a super criminal on wheels called Shaw. And Dom's girlfriend, Letty is back too. But didn't she die? Michelle Rodriguez is back, this time due to the always reliable movie trope of AMNESIA. Anyway, if Dom and Brian catch Shaw and Letty, they'll get pardons. Ridiculous car action and big stunts follow as usual. The hidden bad guy becomes somewhat apparent when you rule everybody out, but it still comes as a shock.This time, there are on-screen deaths of our good guys, and you can feel their pain. The main code of honor for these guys is family, and that's pretty much hammered into you. They even set it up for a 7th--Han (a great actor, I hope to see him in more movies) finally goes into his inevitable fate in Tokyo (see the not as good, but decent enough as a stand alone flick, #3 Tokyo Drift) and introduces us to the other Hollywood Car guy, Jason Statham as the new F&F bad guy.

4. Have you seen the trailer for the new Agents of SHIELD TV show coming out this fall? Superheroes and the still-alive Coulson on the small screen looks incredible. And the impression I got of Melinda May is like she's a SHIELD urban legend. Watch it now!! My guess for Coulson--he's got an artificial heart!

5. Have you seen my Youtube video for the Avengers? See it now, punk!!

6. Now we have to wait for Man Of Steel...

7. Both Joss Whedon in Avengers 2 and Bryan Singer from the X-Men epic Days of Future Past want the mutant Quicksilver in their movies. Can't we all just get along?  This movie stars both versions of Magneto and Professor X as well as Wolverine, Kitty Pride, Bishop--as a fan of the original '80's comic story and the movies, I can't wait for this. Singer wants his young version of Quicksilver, super-fast son of Magneto and a mutant. Whedon wants to use Quicksilver, but probably an older version and he can't use the word mutant. I would love to see both of them use Quicksilver, but maybe two different ages--the two universes will eventually come together under the movie Marvel banner...

8. Almost forgot about this: John Hurt as The Doctor? What? Can't wait for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special to come out in November. Will he be the Valeyard? Now, I never was a huge Doctor Who fan, but people at work were always talking about it and I now have BBC America on cable, so I quickly got into it. A coworker and myself will hopefully go halfsies on a sonic screwdriver set so I can finally have one!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

My First YouTube Video


So this is my first YouTube video. Inspired by the Avengers' Celebration Montage. Go easy on me...






Also, check out http://www.mlmadison.com! I designed the site with GoDaddy's crappy templates!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Just Saw Iron Man 3....


I'll post my review soon, but I just wanted to say that this picture of the extremely bad-ass (who has great abs BTW) Gwyneth Paltrow from 2008 is cool and prophetic....


There was a lot of stuff going on in the flick!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Y'know, Stuff


I've never been asked, "Mike, what's on your desk that you find interesting?" Which is a damn shame, cuz I have some neat stuff on there...like to hear it, here it goes...

Boba Fett Balancer: 1997. Taco Bell. The Star Wars original trilogy rerelease. Coming back home from a Metallica concert in Boston, about 1am. We were hungry, so we stopped at Taco Bell and on a whim, all of us purchased the kids toy Boba Fett Balancer along with our tacos and sodas. This bad boy followed me from several different addresses, but it was worth it.

JFK Tie Pin: This is a recent acquistition from relatives, but I find it fascinating. From the 1960 campaign of John F. Kennedy, it's called a flasher. Meaning, you turn it one way, you see the hopeful presidential profile of JFK, turn it the other and you see "Man for the '60's." And it's a tie pin, a little huge but that's the '60's for you. I have about 3 of these, but it's the only one to survive those decades still intact.

Highlander Watcher key chain fob: Minus the fob and keys. I got this thing in the mid '90's from the dreaded Highlander franchise catalog. I got a mug and a key chain fob in their Watcher symbol. HERE. As I may have stated on here before, that was only the beginning. The Highlander guys found me at 3 different addresses, wanting me to buy more shit from them, including a $300 sword, and you get a free jacket. This key fob broke on me many times, I had to repair it. Eventually, all that's left is the chunky symbol itself. Why I keep it I don't know, but it's still cool looking.

Action figures: The Hulk that RK got me (which I still have to take comical pictures of) and a free Superman "Hush" action figure that one of my managers picked up at some conference.

Bobble Heads: Hurley from Lost, Boba Fett, and Iron Man from the Avengers. I will also soon pick up a Iron Patriot bobblehead as well. So that's all the interesting stories I see so far, but maybe I'll do more.

Buffy Letter

I listened to this podcast where people who never saw Buffy The Vampire Slayer before watched it for the first time and then recorded their impressions with each other online. I wanted to say something about the episode called "Superstar" where the shlubby nerdy guy casts a spell and suddenly he's the center of the entire world and is the greatest thing that ever lived. I recently found the email I wrote to the podcast, that they never read on the air, and wanted to post it here for my own self gratification.

Ah, Jonathan. He is so cool and is my personal hero. Did you see The Matrix? How about his new album? Legend--wait for it---dary. To be without Jonathan is like being in a world without shrimp.


Handy Jonathan facts:

Jonathan can speak Latin in front of books.

Jonathan didn't become his costume on Halloween, his costume became him.

Jonathan was going to crush the bones of his enemies into powder, but gosh he did that last night.

I heard that Jonathan once withstood a hoard of vampires using a wooden spoon.

Jonathan defeated the Mayor with hummus.

Jonathan's tears cures Interfector Mortis better than Slayer blood. Too bad he's never cried. In case you didn't get that, that's the poison that Faith shot Angel with. That's how awesome Jonathan is.


Well, I have to go eat some Johnny O's. Thanks guys!!!



Also, Iron Man 3 comes out soon and I hope to go to the Midnight showing, provided I can get some people to go with me. By the way, the prequel comic is awesome, showing War Machine in action, going after the Mandarin and 10 Rings. He was in action in Asia during the Chitauri invasion of Avengers, but made it back in time for Schwarma. It shows that the 10 Rings terrorist organization is after some new Stark Technology. Hammer Industries, which was Sam Rockwell's company, is now done with since he's in prison for helping out Ivan Vanko and endangering countless lives at the Stark Expo.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kickapoo




A long ass fucking time ago in a town called Kickapoo....

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What I'm Thinking...Tuesday?


So I have been really lax lately on the ol' bloggy blog....

In no particular order: the early edition of What I'm Thinking Thursday!

1. This past Friday was my birfday, so Happy Birfday to me!! I got the Hobbit DVD and a book on the American Revolution as seen through the newspapers of the time....

2. Awful lot of Iron Man 3 stuff on here lately, but I'll add some more!! First, the newest trailer shows Pepper Potts getting into the Iron Man armor: Here's the gif but I can't seem to find it on YouTube at this time... PEPPER IN ARMOR!! And did you see the Hulkbuster armor busting through those shipping containers? He moved just like the Hulk did in the Avengers movie.

3. Also, Hot Toys has released pics of the diecast Iron Patriot figure! How cool is this?


4. On comics news, I ordered the TPB of the Iron Man 3 Prelude. Also purchased the last two comics in both Buffy and Angel and Faith, where there respective stories come to an end before beginning a new storyline... Very cool, many surprises in store.

5. Ant-Man test footage!



6. Really want to get into Doctor Who audiobooks by Big Finish but iTunes doesn't have them up yet. The new season starts this Saturday I believe...

7. Lost Season 7: The Comic Book? This article got me thinking about something I want to put up on this site myself. HERE

8. I want to create an Avengers Appreciation post, similar to what they showed at the end of the Avengers movie, like with people celebrating and dressing up as the Avengers.

9. Patiently waiting for my Van Halen Bootleg. Found it on tape from my college days and had it sent out to be put on CD. Also a couple of VHS tapes too....

10. And one more piece of Marvel news: The new Wolverine poster!!



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Falling Iron Man


Well, it's Super Bowl Sunday (Hi, RK, remember that day?). Actually looking forward to the new trailers from Iron Man 3 and Fast and Furious 6 more than anything else!!!

 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Merry Late Christmas and Late New Year!!

I'm late. Let's not talk about it and move on to the next subject, okay?

“Reportedly a scene was filmed where during the final battle Captain America saves an old man trying to protect his grandchildren. He tells him to ‘Get them to cover’ but as he walks away the old man asks him “Cap, is that really you?’. He turns and noting the man’s World War 2 veteran lapel pin trades salutes with him. As Captain America sprints away the children ask their grandfather ‘Do you know him?’ and he replies ‘We ALL know him’.”
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-Avengers IMdB trivia