Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The "It's Not Really a Hiatus" List

If nothing elkse I'll probably get this posted everyweek. More for myself than anyone else. It helps me keep track of what's out. So, let's get to it:

C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation - The Complete Fifth Season

I'm addicted to CSI Miami now, last night's episode was pretty good.

Deuce Bigalow - European Gigolo

Because if the world needed anything, it was another Duece Bigalow.

Family Guy, Vol. 3

Eh, this just wasn't as good as the original stuff. I probably won't be getting it.

The Frighteners (Unrated Director's Cut)

This though, I'd definitely like to get. Good movie, really underrated.

The Great Muppet Caper - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition

I don't think I've seen this one. All the other Muppet movies get re-releases today as well.

Jurassic Park Adventure Pack

All three movies for around $15, the first is the only one really worth a damn though.

King Kong Vs Godzilla/King Kong Escapes

Even more Kong for the masses.

Legends of the Fall (Deluxe Edition)

Not sure what extras this has, but there it is.

The Mangler Reborn

Oh dear God, who's stupid idea was this?

March of the Penguins (Widescreen Edition)

Still haven't seen it. Maybe I'll rent it this weekend. The girlfriend really wants to watch it.

Mission Hill - The Complete Series

I think I'll have to go ahead and get this. I loved this show.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Widescreen Edition)

I'm on the fence about this flik. Heard it's bad, heard it's fun. Anyone see it?

The Mummy Collector's Set

Has all three of the Mummy films. Yes, apparently Scorpion King was a Mummy film...

The Muppet Christmas Carol - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition
The Muppet Movie - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition
Muppet Treasure Island - Kermit's 50th Anniversary Edition

See, told ya.


Two documentaries in one week that I actually want to see. The world must be ending!

Project Runway - The Complete First Season

No freaking way am I ever watching this.

A River Runs Through It (Deluxe Edition)

It must be Brad Pitt Day.

Sky High (Widescreen Edition)

Never got around to seeing this. I'll probably buy it eventually.

Timeslip: The Complete Series

Never even heard of it.

Tremors Attack Pack

All four Tremors movies on 2 discs. I actually liked the first one.

There ya go, now get out there and consummate. I mean consume. Whatever.


Sunday, November 27, 2005

This hasn't really been a comics blog for a while...

The time off this week has had me thinking about the direction the blog is taking. Right now it's aimless, and that's not really what I wanted to do with it. My comics writing is mostly contained at CBG. Though I do occasionally talk here, but even then it's little snippets, nothing major.

This is pretty much an aimless post on an aimless blog right now.

I've been debating on a hiatus, like maybe a month or two, to work on some other stuff. Especially fiction writing, since I have a ton of ideas swimming in my head. I had wanted to join the Nano-whatever thing. The whole write a novel in a month thing, and didn't because I didn't think I'd have time to really get into it. I wish I had and just put the blog on hold.

I also need to be working more and spending less time on-line. Right now I spend like 5-6 hrs a day on line. That's just ridiculous. I could spend that writing about something, you know?

So, yeah, we'll see how the rest of Novenmber is going to play out. I may decide to suspend the blog until the first of the year, and only devote an hour or so a day to on-line stuff, like reading other blogs. That's not a knock at anyone out there either. I love all the sites I visit, too much in fact. I bet most of you get 2-3 hits a day from me just because I check to see if you updated or not. (Yeah, yeah, I know about the feeds and subscribing and stuff, but that takes the excitement out of it for me!)

Anyway, I'm just rambling. The end of the year always makes me feel like this. Like I'm just wasting time, doing nothing important. The good news is I got most of my Xmas shopping done.

My Dad's going to pass out when he sees the western Ghost Rider set I bought for him. I can't wait.


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Gobble Gobble (or, 25 Things I'm Thankful For)

Man...can I do 25? Let's find out. Fair warning this could get geeky and/or slightly weird.

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Monday, November 21, 2005

It'a Gonna be a Looooong Week

Some family came in from out of town, and I've got a column due, and a ton of reviews to get done, so this week will be very, very light posting wise here. Just a warning in advance. For all you millionaires out there, Seinfeld Season 5&6 come out tomorrow, I won't be able to get them, Best Buy has an exclusive bonus disc if anyone is buying them.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Current King of Kicking Ass

Is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Possibly the best of the bunch so far, and one of the best movies I've seen all year. Do yourself a favor this week and go check it out, well worth whatever the admission price.

Oh, and I hope everyone likes the new sidebar pic. It makes me laugh.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Son of Jor-El, Kneel Before...the Ford Fusion?

Like Tom, I found the hour long car commercial that was last night's Smallville a bit much at times. BUT! Overall the episode was sweet. It's interesting watching these with someone who has no knowledge of Superman outside of his various filmed incarnations.

I knew that Prof. Fine was evil, my girlfriend did not. I knew that all this was being done by/through Zod, she did not. I still maintain, as does my local shop owner, that Miller and Gough are pulling one over on us by using Terrance Stamp as the voice of Jor-El. I think he's Zod. Maybe I'm wrong though.

The fight scene rocked.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wednesday Links, On Thursday No Less

Yeah, I didn't get to these yesterday, apologies.

New Loose Staples is up. Thanks to the always wonderful Chris Hunter for some quick last minute edits. Some unforseen incidents happened to have to change the column. So, if it reads like it was put together all to quickly, that's my fault. I'll talk more about that later.

Look, everyone's favorite remake, Battlestar Galactica got renewed for Season 3. Funny story, I used to know a kid named Adama. Okay, it's not that funny.

Thomas Jane will be in a mutant movie. I bring this up only to say this: Remember that time he was on Arrested Development? It rocked. That show rocked. Letter to Fox and everyone else who didn't watch it: You suck.

Will Arnett has a movie coming. Sweet.

You asked, Warner answered: Teen Titans Season 1, The Batman Season 1, Batman Beyond Season 1, JLU Season Whatever.

Also, Star Trek Animated Series and Scooby/Dynomutt news.

Confidential to Alan Daffin: Dune-The Extended Cut. You gotta scroll down a little bit. It'll be out in January.

Good buddy Patch is selling some comics dirt cheap. I bought some, Brian Wood bought some, you should too!
One man's thoughts about one of the funniest films ever made.

Richard Donner directed the Bananna Splits. Wow.

Shooting off your shaft in a cave.

Laura's got Aquaman news at her unofficial site.

Sony hates you. This is insane. The fact that the uninstaller is worse is even crazier.

Today is The Great American Smoke Out. I'm all for everyone quitting smoking, and I do appreciate the fact that I can breathe easy in public places, but! I'm in the small minority against bans in privately owned businesses, like restaurants and bars and such. Smoking is not illegal, whether it should be or not is beside the point, and if I want to allow adults to do this very legal thing in my establishment is my business. Not the governments. Anyone can choose not to frequent my establishment. So, yeah, I'm against smoking bans.

All-Star Superman, in eight words. I'll find out tomorrow I suppose.

The Brownies. Interesting name for an awards group. I might actually get around to voting.

James Meely has a good idea. Hulk/Godzilla is definitely a missed opportunity, especially since Marvel once had the Godzilla license. So, email Dark Horse and Marvel and tell them to make it possible! Also, Hulk/Kong would be kick ass.

The Daiy Burn is no more! In its place, Superheroes, etc. Man that's a great name.

The Saliva Syndrome.

Feel like Lying in the Gutters?

Hey, look, no subtext.

I must have this.

What Roger Green watches.

All Star Superman works on women. Patch is my hero.

An interview with the people behind one of the best damn comics I've read in a while.

A look at some Kurisawa films.

RIP-Eddie Guerrero.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I Forgot a Few

Seems I missed some DVD listings...

Angel - Seasons 1-5
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Collection

The Buffy set is actually a great deal, the Angel set not so much. Also, the Buffy set is limited, so if you want it, you should buy it ASAP. I've been debating. I'll probably pass tho.

Fantasy Island - The Complete First Season

De DVD, boss!

The Golden Girls: A Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series

For Mitch Hurwitz completists.

Happy Endings

I actually wanted to see this.

The Monty Python Box Set

Pretty good deal.

Rurouni Kenshin - TV Series Season One

Could never get into it.

The Yogi Bear Show - The Complete Series

How did I miss this?!?!

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection Vols. 1-3

For those who like a little silence with their comedy.

And, according to good buddy/former boss Alan Daffin, they left a movie out of the Ultimate Star Trek Collection. He says it was the best one, and I agree wholeheartedly. For $2500 they could have included Galaxy Quest, you know? It kicks the crap out of all the rest.


The List of Stuff My Dad Will Watch

Charmed - The Complete Third Season

Your Shannen Doherty fix for the week.

Cheers - The Complete Seventh Season

I'd love to have all of these, but dammit I just can't afford them.

The Flintstones - The Complete Fourth Season

Never much cared for this show, my Dad loves it though.

Frasier - The Complete Seventh Season

Only three more to go until the whole series is out there.

Friends - The One with All Ten Seasons (Limited Edition)

Also, Season 10 is available seperately. If you like Friends, this one is a steal at only $200, that's 20 bucks a season.

Home Movies - Season Three

Great show. I still haven't gotten Season 2 yet.

The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol. 1

Oh mah darlin, oh mah darlin, oh mah darlin Clementine! I used to love the Huck Show. Not sure how much I'd like it now, but this brings back some fond memories.

King Kong, Vol. 1 (Animated TV Series)
King Kong, Vol.2 (Animated Series)

Lots of Kong coming down the pipe in the next few months.

Madagascar (Widescreen Edition)

I still haven't seen this. Maybe I'll rent it this weekend.

Man Show:Complete 4th Season

This used to be a great show, the first season was wonderful, but it just kind of wore on you after a while.

Murder One - The Complete Second Season

America just loves it's crime/drama's doesn't it?

Oklahoma! (50th Anniversary Edition)

The Broadway version starring Wolverine is also available on DVD. May be my favorite musical next to Grease.

Scrubs - The Complete Second Season

Besy Buy has another exclusive. Dammit, I thought I was gonna get out of this week unscathed. Gotta buy this though.

The Skeleton Key (Widescreen Edition)

This is out already. Man, I really wanted to catch this in the theatres.

Note to self: Sarcasm never works on-line.

The Sound of Music (40th Anniversary Edition)

Never seen it.

Stealth (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)

Anyone who needed something for Mike S. for X-Mas, here ya go. He'll love it, trust me.

That '70s Show - Season 3

My Dad will be happy, he loves this show. Which is good because it means I don't have to buy it!

Three's Company - Season Five

Poor John Ritter. If only they wrote the no talent females out, this would have been brilliant.

Tru Calling - The Complete Second Season

Another show my Dad liked.

The Ultimate Star Trek Collection

Now, where'd I put that spare $2,500 I had lying around. You must click that link, it's INSANE!

I'm out, peace!


Monday, November 14, 2005

Geeky Things I Bought for a Dollar This Weekend

Since the Falcons blew it (and I called it, just like2 that, all week at work), I don't even want to talk football. So, as the title suggests:

Captain America

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Made in the year of my birth, proving once again how great 1979 truly was. I have vague memories of this, and I'm sure it's as horrible as ever. Can't wait to watch it!

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Not as valuable as it once was, but still, for a measley buck it was a steal. Damn that's a beautiful cover.

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Was never a huge Legion fan, but that Mike Grell cover really caught my eye. It's actually a double cover, but I couldn't find a scan of both halves. I friggin love Mike Grell.

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That's another goodie, done by Garcia Lopez and Dan Adkins. Just seeing those two squaring off makes me want to read it.

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Got #1-4 of this, which I wasn't certain I owned. Plus, I've never read 'em. Here's a question for all of you fanboys with issue #1: On about page 16 there's a helluva shot of Galactus taking off. In my issue the big guy is miscolored, what about in yours? Just curious if it was a widespread thing, or if I just have some stupid deformed copy. Maybe Mike could help me out with that. What says you comic guru?

And no new Arrested tonight, how much did that blow?!?!


Friday, November 11, 2005

Your Pic of the Week

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Fox says it isn't cancelled, but they're a bunch of lying assholes, so we'll see.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Thursday Pot-purry

Lots of stuff, so lets get right to it. Let's start off with some links.

New review up over at the Galaxy, Chocolate and French Fries. Go, read it.

Then head over to Kolchalkaholic and read ADD's review of Converstaion #2. I wish I had half the passion for comics he did.

Bluesman #1&2 are now available through diamond for preorder. The codes are NOV053053 and NOV053053. They're coming through NBM Publishing this time. You can read more about it at the Bluesman Project. And, if you want you can order them at a pretty good discount through the DCBS (that's Discount Comic Book Service). So, go do it. Maybe, just maybe I'll have a few to give away in January....but order a copy of each anyway!

I want this on a shirt dammit.

Ian's got an overview of Alan Moore's latest attack on DC. Well, attack isn't the right word really. I wish him good luck, it's an impossible battle.

Eleven rules for better comic storytelling. I don't agree with all of them, but it's got some good guidelines.

Painkiller Jane returns, with Quesada on board too. Wow, bit of a conflict of interest isn't it? Eh, probably not.

This is just beautiful.

Dave gets Brave. And Bold. Now I want to see that Giant Robot Batman Sentinal thing.

Check out Greg's novel. I'm going to read it eventually, I swear.

Dial B look at the original Outsiders. I had no idea about the Freaks connection.

Lewis Black on the Weather Channel. Cool.

Wrestling and superhero comics, two great tastes that taste great together. Nah, two entertainment mediums that are fast circling the drain. Steven Grant kicks ass.

Need more gay in your life? We all do. I dig the Henry Rollins Superman...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Home Simpson is Deathstroke, the Terminator. Scrolling required.

Better than Tango & Cash. IMPOSSIBLE. Still, I do want to see it.

There's gonna be a Blade TV show. Cool. Nice to know at least on cast member for Over There will be back to work soon.

More Animaniacs DVD news. Sweet!

Want to really get ahead at your job? Here's what you need to know.

A few new Mutliplex strips are up. It's some funny, funny stuff.

More comic related TV/movie news and rumors. I like the idea of an Aquaman show, if they do it right. I enjoyed the Smallville episode.

Need some movie trailers to get through the day? Try Underworld: Evolution, The Fountain, The Producers, Curious George, Final Destination 3, and of course, Harry Potter.

Now, how about some reviews?

Cable & Deadpool #22

The mystery surrounding the Dominus Objective deepens. I'm dying to know who's behind it all. Overall this issue was pretty darn confusing though, even for me. Pretty to look at, but just filler for the trade.

Darkseid Vs. Galactus: The Hunger

Got this one free from Ed Cunard. Much appreciated Ed. Not bad, I don't know much about Kirby's Fourth World characters, so a lot of it is lost on me I'm sure. But, the thought of Galactus eating Apokolips amuses me to no end. Actually pretty solid work from Byrne, who I almost always loathe. Glad he didn't try to explain the crossing of the universes, he just runs with it. Not bad at all.

Drax the Destroyer #3

More filler for the eventual trade. This issue just sees Drax resurrecting himself after getting killed in the last ish. Nothing else happens, what a downer. The art is growing on me though.

Solo #1

Sent to me via ADD. Damn I wish I'd been buying all of these issues. Not quite as good as the Darwyn Cooke ish, but still pretty good. Loved the Catwoman cover, as well as the story, playful and sexy. The Supergirl story was fun as well. I could take or leave the rest, but worth it for those two. Oh, and it looks beautiful.

Tales of the TMNT #17

Don, Raph and Casey end up in an alternate dimension where giant bugs rule. I friggin love this book. Good script, great art, and a story that you can just sit back and enjoy. No continuity problems, no drag-along storylines, just good old-fashioned comics. One of the best of the series, and the cover for newxt ish looks exciting.

Y, the Last Man #39

Brian K. Vaughan is such a tease! Damn him. I was looking forward to finally seeing Beth and Yorick reunited, and now it looks like we're gonna wait a while longer. Still, he sets up a new mystery with the Doc and her girlfriend, Yorick's about to get pexposed in more ways than one, and it's got one hell of a cliffhanger ending.

Grand Theft Parsons

Quirky dramedy about the death of Gram Parsons. Johnny Knoxville probably doing his best work to date as Parsons friend and road manager. After Parsons dies, Knoxville steals the body to fulfill a promise made between friends. Chasing him are Gram's father and ex-girlfriend. Yes it's based on a true story, and yes it's silly, but it's actually really good. Certainly not laugh out lod hilarious nor an emotional rollercoater, just a solid movie through and through. Worth a rent if you see it.

Whew, okay, I'm out.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

DVD Quickies 11/09/05

The Adventures of Superman-The Complete First Season

The fact that this set even has special features amazes me. The Kellogg's commercials are a hoot and the short film is neat, especially if you like westerns. The commentraks are a little boring, mostly repeating the same info, but it's hard not to get as excited as the commentators when they do get into the episodes. Fortunately there are only a handful of them. As for the episodes, well, they're wonderful. This puts the previously viewed Lois & Clark to shame. Like one of the traks says, these are filmed like mini-movies. Full of action, drama, suspense and humour. I can't believe Jack Larson is still alive, AND he's gonna be in Superman Returns. How cool is that? Excellent, excellent series, can't wait to get the rest of 'em!


Despite a glaring historical innacuracy, a pretty good series. Took me a few episodes to get into it, and I was disappointed in the season ender, but all-in-all I enjoyed it. Ian McShane brings a lot to Al Swearengen, making him both villianous and likable at the same time. He reminds me of Destro from GI Joe (seriously) in that he might be the greatest criminal around, but he's surrounded himself with the least intelligent beings on the planet, ensuring he never really succeeds. I can't see buying this ($75? Not for so few episodes, no way), but I'll happily Netflix any other season releases, and since my girlfriend has HBO, maybe I'll be able to catch the new ones.

Without a Trace

Borrowed from a friend and addictively watched over a few days. Who knew Bruckheimer could produce something so great. The concept never got old over the 20 some odd episodes, and the acting is excellent. LaPaglia at his best probably. The guest stars they manage to bring on are scene stealers, and the second Charles S Dutton episode damn near brought me to tears. Recommended renting, or if you've got a spare $15 and are a Sams Club member, go buy it, it's a steal at that price.


I went into this move expecting it to be goofy, and it was. But, it's the kind of movie you just have to love because of its goofiness. A group on teen prep school girls are recruited to be some of the nations top spies. The team leader and the world's greatest criminal become entangled in a lesbian romance that sends their worlds spiraling into eachother. So out there it's brilliant. If you see it, give it a shot.

The Longest Yard

Simply put, it just doesn't work. It's not bad, but it's nowhere near good. It lacks anything in the way of iconic imagery you find in most sports films and the actors aren't used to any of their potential. In fact they're played so dumb that it may have made me dumber just watching the. The script could have used some massive rewrites and it felt extremely rushed, like it was filmed in about three days. Unless you're just aching to be bored, avoid it.

Dear Frankie

For years Lizzie has encoraged her deaf son to write to his unknown father, after which she retrieves the letters and writes back in the guise of his dad. When a classmate challenges the existence of Frankies pop, Frankie bets his stamp collection on the fact that his dad will come see him Lizzie must scramble to come up with a father for the boy to finally meet. Bittersweet, heartwarming and very emotional. One of the most honest films I've seen all year. Taking such a mixed-up premise and unwinding it both through they eyes of mother and son lets you experience it from both sides of the story. The performances are astounding, especially from Jake McElhone and Gerard Butler. Definite buy when I find it on sale.

The Gilmore Girls-The Complete First Season

Just watched the first disc because the Prisoner disc Netflix sent me was friggin broken. So, now I have to wait to start watching it until they can get me a replacement disc. This show is addicting though. Mainly because of the uber-hot Lauren Graham, but the occasionally witty dialogue is infectious at times. I'll hopefully finish this off by the time I get that replacement disc.


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The List of Things I Can't Afford

The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson - The Complete Series

Think of it as "Lost-The Original".

Beavis & Butt-head, Vol. 1 - The Mike Judge Collection

I am the great cornholio. I need TP for my bunghole. Ahhh, how we love Mike Judge.

Blue Collar TV - Season 1, Vol. 1

I think the show got canned. Which is definitely a good thing.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)

Also available in a single disc (reead: cheaper) edition.

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Volume One Collection

Man I loved this show!

Christmas with the Kranks

Wal-Mart actually had this one on shelves last week. The sneaky bastards.

A Different World - Season 1

Ah, come see a young Marissa Tomei hone her acting skills.

DuckTales - Volume One

Maaaaan, I really want this!!

Dungeons & Dragons 2 - Wrath of the Dragon God

It can't be worse than the first film. It just can't.

Edward Scissorhands (Collectible Tin Anniversary Edition)


Five Mile Creek - The Complete First Season

Never heard of it.

Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi (Unrated)

I'll end up buying this eventually, if only to keep the collection complete.

Jeopardy - An Inside Look at America's Favorite Quiz Show

Isn't this why God gave us Roger Green?

Jumanji (Deluxe Edition)

Two-disc special edition in a nifty little box.

The Kingdom - Series One (Riget)

Stephen King's "inspiration" for Kingdom Hospital.

Lone Wolf and Cub

Yeah, I definitely can't afford this.

Mutant X - The Complete Third Season

It's taken 'em this long to collect the third season?

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 8

I really wish I'd been buying these.

The Partridge Family - The Complete Second Season


Remington Steele - Season Two

Sigh, poor Pierce, Bond no more.

Space Above and Beyond - The Complete Series

Never watched it, but I'll probably Netflix it.

Tales From Avonlea - The Complete First Season

Another Disney show I've never heard of.

What's New Scooby-Doo, Vol. 7 - Ghosts on the Go

I wish this was coming out is season sets.

Well, I'm off to sell my soul to get some dough, so I can buy Chip & Dale...


Sunday, November 06, 2005

What Was That About His Passing Game?

So, it wasn't perfect, and truth be told we gave Miami every chance they needed to win, but Atlanta is now well on its way to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time ever.

If you look at the stats for the game we dominated Miami and you wouldn't think the game was as close as it was. But, if you watched it you know a few botched offensive plays are what gave Miami what they did get. We can thank our defense for the win.

Vick looked really good, especially with the hits he was taking. Miami has always struck me as a dirty defensive team, and today just solidified that. No wonder they're the most penalized team in the NFL. If I was Marino i'd be ashamed to show my face in the same stadium as that team. I really wanted a call on the guy that picked Dunn up by his jersey and then slammed him back down to the ground...well after the whistle I should add. Talk about unsportsman like...

Still, we won, and that's what matters. We've got two big obstacles in the division though, Tampa and Carolina, who really showed their stuff today. Too bad I couldn't watch both games.

How about that Tomlinson guy? 4 TDs, that's just awesome.

And how bout them Bengals?!?! Who'd have thought they'd be 7-2 halfway through the season? Not me, that's for damn sure.

Looks like the Vikings should have lost old Daunte about eight games ago...

You just gotta love the Giants right now. Eli is looking up considerably from last year.

And the Pack starting the season 1-7? It's like we're in the Twilight Zone this year.

I managed to miss what loud mouth Owens said about his team, but I could care less. The way they're playing this year and the fact that they even signed the guy just means they deserve it. Way to fuck up a good team Andy!

The fact that the Pats are playing less than stellar ball this year makes me think it's Peyton's time to shine, if nothing else I hope they light up that scoreboard tomorrow night. AND block a few kicks while they're at it. The Colts deserve it. I just hope Atlanta doesn't wind up going against them in the big one this year.

Anyone catch the Simpsons? You know, they could've changed that World Series joke, since the damn thing ended before it could really get going. Even the Halloween specials don't feel fresh anymore....

Oh well, at least we get an hour long Arrested tomorrow night. Watch or I'll come to your house and kill you.



Friday, November 04, 2005

Spoiler Warning

Too late!

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That's the last page to Infinite Crisis #1

I was recently reading through some old book and came across The Kingdom, the followup to Kingdom Come by Waid and Ross. Unfortunately I don't have a scan (yet), but on the last page of The Kingdome #2 we see the Golden Age Supes and these words:

"For all he'd done he deserved Heaven...not prison. But now, at long last, he knows this isn't the jail he once believed it to be. Now he knows there's a door. There's a door, even if he's not going to use it. Not today anyway."

Well, I'll be damned. Now, since I don't follow DC and have just read Inf. Crisis #1 I have no clue if this has anything to do with that. I barely remember The Kingdom, so I'm not even sure what all that was in reference to, but I plan on rereading it soon. But, if you've been following all the DC stuff and you have this, take a look at that last page. Maybe I'll get a scan of it later today.


Desert Island Post

Okay, sorry for the lack of posting this week, but babysitting and working have pretty much gotten out of hand, with me pulling double shifts on both, but hopefully next week will be slower in that department. Well, at least with the babysitting for little bro.

So, simce this will likely be my last post of the week, I thought I'd make it at least a decent one. After this I have to send off a review I promised a few days ago, but this is the first chance I've had to sit for a while and HTML it up. But, that's not what this post is about.

It's idiotic to think that any of us would ever be stuck on a deserted island. And if we were I'm sure there would be other things to worry about than entertainment. But, we all like to have out little lists. Things we would have to take with us. So, if I were Napoleon and they were exiling me to some island, with only precious hours to choose the things I would take, this is what they would be, assuming I had some of the comforts of home. Yes like electricity, a TV and a DVD player.


You'd want to keep it essential, so no time to grab my vast X-Force collection, I'd just get bored with it after the first day...


This one's an easy pick. Not only is it superheroes, but it's enthralling. The few times I have re-read it I've loved it just as much as the first time. Doesn't hurt that it's kind of lengthy either. There's plenty to think about, me and my volleyball can have long discussions about the importance of the book.


Also lengthy, also important, but not a capes book. This one would keep me in touch with the world I've been taken away from. If I got bored I could act it out like a play with said volleyball.

The Acme Novelty Library HC

Just got this one not too long ago from ADD. It's brimming with content. I've barely scartched the surface in reading it, so at least it would be new. I don't think I've ever seen a book that was so carefully crafted in my life.

The Castaways

Fitting, no? And if I had time I'd squirrel away the piece of original art sent to me by Pablo. It's hands down the greatest thing I've ever recieved, and I'm eternally grateful for it. As far as I'm concerned Rob and Pablo are the best there is.

Bone: The One Volume Edition

I've only read the first two collections in color, but having the whole book to go through carefully and methodically would be wonderful.

I'd take more, but I need time to gather other stuff too. Like...


This is a tough one. I'd have to limit myself to just two TV sets and three movies. That just makes it seem impossible, but here goes.

Shawshank Redemption

I've said it before, but this movie is all about hope in the face of impossible obstacles. It's one of the greatest films ever made and I don't think I could live the rest of my life without seeing it, that alone might kill me.


Probably the second greatest film ever made. Doesn't hurt that the DVD is chock full of excellent material, like a Bugs Bunny parody, radio broadcast, an episode of a spin-off TV show and so much more. This movie has it all, and so does the DVD.

Rio Bravo

One of my favorite films ever. Watching it brings back memories of my childhood and more importantly my Grandmother. Like Shawshank, never seeing it again might be what kills me.

Firefly-The Complete Series

Might be the best TV show ever. On an island all alone, these guys would be my best friends.

Sports Night-The Complete Series

One of the funniest shows ever made, and it satifies two loves. Comedy and sports. Good acting and great dialogue, just like Firefly, only not. Definitely can;t leave home without it.

Man there are so many that could have been on that, but if I had to just take five, those would be the five.


Well, haven't read that many in the last few years, but I think I know five I'd want to take...

The Talisman

Not sure how this holds up, but when I read it years ago I loved the hell out of it. A boys journey through another world to save his mother. Just the kind of escapism I'd need.

America: The Book

Hilarious, and I'd need all the humour I can get. No matter how many times I see the jokes they still make me laugh. Plus, it's like a svhool book, if I ever came back at least I would have learned something.

The Encyclopedia of Mythology

Not sure who published this, but I love it. It would be another type of escapism, and kind of superhero-ish. I love this stuff.

The Bible

Well, at least it would take me a while to read it. Maybe with all that time I could begin to understand it. Doesn't hurt that there's a few good stories in it either. Hopefully it would be an easy to read version.

The Great Movies

Ebert's book would help fill the void left by losing so many of my favorite films.

Not bad, I don't see myself getting bored very quickly by these, as long as I read them slowly and carefully.


Another toughie...

Guns N Roses- Apetite For Destruction

I'd need this just to get my blood going in the morning. Raw, powerful, unapologetic, balls to the wall rock. It's the best rock album ever.

Counting Crows-August and Everything After

An essential. It's bittersweet, much like my situation would be, but overall very hopeful. It moves me like very few records can.

John Oszajca-From There To Here

Fun and poignant, Johnny O is one of my favorite musicians, and since right now this is his only album, it has to come with me. Can't live without it. It's been in rotation on my CD player since i bought it five years ago.

Bubba Sparxxx-Deliverance

One of the best rap albums ever, and a constant reminder of my home and my roots.

Eminem-The Eminem Show

The best rap album ever. Period.

Lots of stuff I'd include if I had more space, but these are probably my five favorite albums ever.

Hmmm...not really much else to cover. I suppose video games would be another category, but that's easy. Take the X-Box and have about 30 games on the HD to play forever, including discs that have every NES and Atari game ever made. I'd never be bored.

So, yeah, that's my desert island wish list. What's yours?


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The List is With You

Well, we all know what came out today, I'm curious as to what every other studio decided to set up against it.

21 Jump Street - The Complete Fourth Season

Slightly before my time.

The Adventures of Pete & Pete - Season 2

I know a few people are happy about this, I've never watched it though.

The Brady Bunch - The Complete Fourth Season

Blah, I hate the Brady's.

Fame - The Complete First Season

There was a TV show?

Hearts Afire - The Complete Second Season

Augie says this show sucked. Never seen it.

Jar Jar Binks: The F True Hollywood Story

30 bucks? It's twelve minutes lonmg! I'd like to see it, but no way I'm spending that.

Little House on the Prairie - The Complete Season 9

This show lasted this long, but Arrested Development can barely get three.

Office Space - Special Edition with Flair (Widescreen Edition)

Best Buy has an exclusive boxed set. Guess what it includes? Yeah, i've gotta get that.

The Outer Limits (The New Series) - Season One (1995)

Do do do do do do do do....wait, that's the Twilight Zone...

The Perfect Man (Widescreen Edition)

Did this even come to theatres?

Sex and the City - The Complete Series (Collector's Giftset)

I wouldn't spend fifty on this, much less $200.

Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete Fourth Season

Wow, the whole series (was this the last season?) in less than a year, Trekkies have waaaay too much money.

Star Wars, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Widescreen Edition)

Wal-Mart has an exclusive bonus disc.

Comic Book Pajama Party

This sounds interesting. Couldn't really find any info on it though.