Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Face-Off - Gus Fring vs Hank Schrader

They've been two of the most riveting characters to watch this season on Breaking Bad.  They're also two of the most diametrically opposed characters on the show; if you're rooting for one that means you're rooting against the other.

We at Fish & Spaghetti are torn; should be be Team Hank or Team Gus?  We figured we'd dust off the ol' Friday Face-Off to help settle things.

What's that, you'd forgotten about the Friday Face-Off? Don't sweat it, we won't take it personally.  Would you care for a shot of Zafiro Anejo?  C'mon, even the bottle's a work of art.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

JLA: Welcome to the Working Week

Since Patton Oswalt decided to completely give up on DC Comics yesterday, I decided that now would be as good a time as any to take a peek back at a time when the relationship between the two comic entities wasn't quite as contentious.

(Yeah, I know you were expecting a "fill in the blank" Thursday, but it's the one weekday that never had a regular feature.  Our fault. Way to go Thursday.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wild Pitch Wednesday - The Hangover 3

From what I've heard the second Hangover was an absolute retread of the original.  It was uninspired even by sequel standards.
Still, it was a success which means that it's only a matter of time until The Hangover 3 hits theaters.

Well, allow Fish & Spaghetti to take the first stab at pitching out a potential plot for the inevitable blockbuster.  And I've got a way to ensure that it'll be the blockbuster to end all blockbusters.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Twitter Tuesday - #occupywallstreet #toomuchdoubt

Twitter can be an interesting place.  Much like anything in the modern world it is what you make of it.  It can be a useful tool for gathering instant feedback and having your finger on the pulse of the country.

Or you could follow Lil Duval and washed up porn stars.

But this past week, instead of being the venue for the story, Twitter was the story.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Munchies - Baja Fresh's Nacho Burrito

I'll never forget my first trip to Baja Fresh.  It was Friday September 21st, 2003.  I know this because it was the season premiere of Ed a show that's very near and dear to my heart.

I know this because I missed the beginning of the episode because my roommate at the time was completely distracted by the salsa and pepper bar.

Let me explain.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Morning Quarterback – Alec Baldwin & Radiohead

At Fish & Spaghetti industries we have weekly meetings (or conference calls if someone can’t make it into the office) to discuss blog content. We literally take for hours about potential Friday Face-Offs or Point/Counter-Points. We talk about new features and theme weeks.

Sadly you’ll never get to see most of it. But consider Sunday Morning Quarterback one of the lucky ones that made it out of the conversation stage and onto the blog.

Being the comedy geeks and SNL fans that we are, for years we’ve wanted to give our thoughts on new episodes. Amongst ourselves we’d dissect episodes every week, critiquing and praising.

And now you get to read it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Executor

It's raining like crazy right now.  Like, I'm talking torrential downpour.  Since that pretty much relegates me to the crib, I figured I'd take some time out and try my best to make good on a promise I made to myself.

A promise to read more comic books and blog about it.

The focus this week is the Vertigo Crime graphic novel The Executor

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review - Homeland

Watching anything on Youtube is tricky for me. For some reason, with my network set up, it takes forever to load.  So while I start out trying to watch something, I end up learning lessons about frustration and patience.

It's weird because I never have a problem with Xfinity or Hulu.  But Youtube give me fits.

Still, when I heard that Showtime was offering up the premiere episode of their much hyped new drama, Homeland, before it's air date and it was on Youtube, I knew I was going to have to suck it up and get a piece of that action.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Munchies - Franken Berry

As a kid, one of the most enticing aspects of adulthood was being able to eat whatever I wanted when I wanted.  Ma Serpico was a huge proponent of "clean up your plate" and "three more bites, good bites" when meant that mealtime could often times end up a battle of wills.

I usually lost.

Parent mandated cereal was also something I loathed. I wanted something colorful, preferably with marshmallows or at least a mascot.  What I ended up getting was, more often than not, "kid tested, mother approved."

Franken Berry was a mythic cereal.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Karmic Comic Retribution

Ok, so last month I made a trip to the Baltimore Comic Con.  I spent too much money.  I didn't spend as much as I did last year, and I still spent too much.  Like, I've got more comics than I'll ever possibly be able to read.  I would literally have to be unemployed for six months to read the stacks and stacks of comics that I have.

And what really sucks is that in 51 weeks the Baltimore Comic Con returns, at which point I'll spend more money and have even more to read.

So I came up with a plan.  I made a reading list.  I've got a list of comics, trades and graphic novels that I've got to read in order to be able to attend next year's Baltimore Comic Con guilt free.

This week; Spider-Man Noir

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Skip's Emmy Picks

So, the Emmys are this Sunday.  And since I watch the most television out of the entire F&S crew, I'm sort of the resident Emmy dude.

But the thing about that is, I just got a tv and I don't have cable.  Also I don't watch crap, so I haven't seen a lot of shows that are nominated.

Still, I like investing in the outcome of things in which I have no control over, so I figured I'd offer up my Emmy picks.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Trailer Tuesday  - Spider-Man, The Muppets, Sherlock Holmes and Mission: Impossible

Breaking Bad is still awesome.  I think people are pretty much divided between Team Gus and Team Hank.  Also, Jay1 pointed out that this was the second week in a row where Skylar's scenes felt like they were missing a laugh track.

Anyway, this week's batch of trailers came from my recent trip to the movies.  And honestly, if the movie theater put together reels of trailers, I'd probably pay to watch them.  I dig trailers that much.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago something happened that altered things irrevocably.  It was an opening salvo in what had previously been a cold war.  It was something that delineated the timeline into "pre" and "post" periods.  It changed the way we thought and how we acted.  There was a definable before and after.

Ten years ago someone popped up on our radar who hadn't been there before, but should have been.  He was a man who became a monster and grew to symbolize a larger looming threat.  He grew to be hated and people called for his head.

Ten years ago, everything changed.

Friday, September 9, 2011

That One Time, When I Met Cameron Crowe

So, I was watching Jimmy Fallon last night and Cameron Crowe was on.  And Fallon was his typical full of praise self when he announced Cameron Crowe was coming on.  Fallon talked about how Crowe really had a huge impact on his life and was a genuine cool dude.

And I completely concur about Cameron Crowe being a cool dude.  And I say that as someone who actually met him.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Five More Products from Back To The Future We Want To Own

So the word around the web is that later today Nike will announce the awesome Air Mag kicks from Back to the Future II will soon be hitting the market.

You know the Air Mags?  Marty McFly II's joints with the Power Laces?  Yeah, they're about to become a reality.

Well here are five other products from Back to the Future that we totally want to see on the market.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Munchies - Milk Substitutes

I believe I'm slightly lactose intolerant.  I came to this conclusion when realized that if I banished cream based Frappuccinos from my daily routine then my agonizing stomach cramps also disappeared.

The occasional milkshake was tolerable as was cheese.  But if foods were too rich they would leave me doubled over in abdominal distress.  

But once in a blue moon I longed for a bowl in cereal, that wasn't bone dry.  That's why a few weeks ago I began to try out various milk substitutes like Almond Breeze, Rice Dream and Coconut Dream.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Think I'm Over Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with U2 and REM are one of the few bands that defined Rock for my generation.  I mean obviously there were bands before them, but those three bands really created the sound of Rock for me.

But I've listened to the latest RHCP offering, I'm With You, and I think I'm sort of done with them.


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