Wednesday, November 30, 2011
One of the cool things about comics is that, generally, you can usually find some old comics that pique your interest. It's dope when you're digging through a box and you find a comic that you've always wanted to pick up.
That's what happened when found the Detective Comics Annual #1, Green Arrow Annual #1 and The Question Annual #1. I'd finally found a story that I'd wanted to read since I was a kid.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Welcome back to Trailer Tuesday. Did you miss us?
I want to say for the record, I'm not a fan of how Apple TV does it's movie trailers now. It's so difficult to find what you're looking for. I miss when everything was in alphabetical order. Now finding trailers has become a chore.
But enough of my griping, let's get into things, shall we?
Monday, November 28, 2011
Now that we are in the neither-region that exists between Thanksgiving and Christmas there are a myriad of new products hitting the shelves. Some are seasonal like Haagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark ice cream. Others are just trying to capitalize on the impulsive nature of people out shopping.
This week's Monday Munchie is the latter. It's also one of the most adjective laden snacks I've ever purchased. It's Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Kettlecorn from Popcorn, Indiana.
Oh, admit it; you're curious.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Remember Skip Serpico’s Concert Adventures? Remember how I used to go to concerts on a semi regular basis? Well those days appear to be over.
And remember when I told you how I was Concert Cursed? Um, it’s looking like that’s a pretty accurate assessment of the situation.
Allow me to explain.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
A little warning - the following post has some graphic images. If you don't want to have the last vestiges of your childhood ripped from you, I highly suggest that you avoid this post.
You don't want to "read more." It's shocking and it's something that you'll never forget. In fact I'm typing this at 3:30 in the morning, because I'm still scarred by the image that I saw a couple hours ago.
Ok, you've been warned.
It’s funny, I’m not really aware of Jason Segel’s comedic styling’s. I’ve seen him on Letterman and I saw him in Knocked Up, but I haven’t seen Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I don’t watch How I Met Your Mother. I know nothing about this dude.
This should make for an interesting episode.
Monday, November 14, 2011
I love brownies. Technically blondies are my favorite baked good, but brownies come a close second, mainly because of their abundance. There's really nothing better than a great brownie.
But being a lazy person, the thought of actually making a batch of brownies is unappealing. So when I first heard about Duncan Hines Oven Ready Brownies, you can imagine my elation.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
You want to know the last book that I’ve read? It was Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller. If you dig SNL as much as I do, you should totally get your hands on a copy and devour all of the juicy tales about one of late night comedy’s longest lasting traditions.
Seriously, the book is good.
Anyway, I was moderately amped for this episode of SNL. I think Emma Stone’s got talent and she usually delivers. And I really enjoyed Coldplay’s first two albums and half of X&Y. I figured last night’s episode should have been decent. I was wrong. Sort of.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Spider-Man gets plenty of love around Fish & Spaghetti Industries. In fact Chet his completely modeled his life after the life of Peter Parker. We still mourn Chet's parents.
Anyway, I could never quite get into Spider-Man. First it was The Clone Saga. Then it was Norman Osborne having twins with Gwen Stacy. Then it was the disappearance of May Parker. And don't even get me started on how MJ and Pete's marriage ended.
Fortunately Spider-Man's Tangled Web exists.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Fall television season is in full swing. There are some shows that I watch because I love and others I watch because I feel obligated. Watching tv can be like a chore.
And because of my hectic schedule, I'm perpetually playing catch up with my tv viewing. As a result I watch a ton of shows online. And usually I watch things on Xfinity.com, because my internet flows from Comcast.
However some shows aren't on Xfinity...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Ok, so I missed the Anna Faris episode. I was on vacation so not only did I not write about it, but I honestly haven’t even seen it. I’m guessing I’ll catch it on reruns, but then again considering how word on the street is that the episode was wack (like I said it would be) it might never get rerun.
Anyway, as a fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I’m pumped that Charlie Day is getting his moment to shine. Going in I was actively rooting for this episode to be funny. Plus, the writers and cast had some time off, so hopefully they used it to their advantage.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I've been interested in the Vertigo Crime graphic novels since they launched. The initial offering, Dark Entries, which featured John Constantine, wasn't the book that got me excited. It was the second offering, Filthy Rich, by Brian Azzarello that really got me hooked.
I've been collecting ever since.
Which brings us to this week's comic focus is the Vertigo Crime graphic novel A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina and Antonio Fuso.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Mario and I go way back. I remember when he used to butt heads with Donkey Kong and I remember when he and his brother Luigi used to hang out in the sewer. I mean, I wasn't all that into video games back then, but I remember the days.
Mario and I first got close in like '86. But from then on, we've been pretty tight. Every couple of years we spend an intense amount of time together and then we sort of seperate.
But last weekend, when I checked out his most recent adventure, Super Mario Bros Wii, I felt it was time for an intervention of sorts.