Friday, August 1, 2014

Campy Links

The 35 Campiest TV Movies Ever Made. I'm not sure these are the campiest EVER. I have a VHS copy of a little something called Dance 'til Dawn that stared Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate, Brian Bloom, Tracy Gold, Kelsey Grammer, and Matthew Perry that NBC aired in 1988 that says otherwise. Ah crap... now I have to watch Dance 'til Dawn tonight. Oh well at least it's on the same tape as the Goonies.

Mark Waid & Terry Dodson Talk Star Wars: Princess Leia. I am down. Color me down. Marvel wasn't fooling around when they wrestled back the Star Wars license from Dark Horse. I might be a bit biased here because Terry and Rachel Dodson are probably my favorite penicl/ink team in comics right now but Waid and Dodson are pretty big names, bigger than a Star Wars book probably needed to succeed. As they say on the internets. Take my money please!

Strides and backslides: How to tackle diversity in comics. Hey now this is a good read. "The A.V. Club has invited three comic-book professionals to discuss the strides and backslides of diversity in the industry: Janelle Asselin (comics journalist and former DC editor), Karl Bollers (writer of Watson & Holmes and former Marvel editor), and G. Willow Wilson (award-winning novelist and writer of Ms. Marvel)."

If you have any interest in comics be sure to check it out. The insights from the creators are really fantastic. I feel like all the neckbeards wringing their hands over Lady Thor and Captain Falcon should be forced to read it. Then read it again. Then shave their neckbeards.

Kazakh teen volleyball player is turned on by her own teammates because she is so attractive. This is a fake story right? I mean I heard them talking about it on the radio but it's not real. It can't be. I'm not saying the girl is ugly or anything but have you watched women's volleyball before. It full of attractive ladies. Seriously, Logan Tom is reading this and laughing her ass off right now.

Asshole Cannot Find Pen; Writes Entire NYT Trend Piece About It. This is my favorite kind of editorial (not the takedown but the one that inspired the takedown). I don't use this/like this so therefore I predict it's demise. Hipsters always get caught up in this when they talk about the demise of broadcast TV. "I only watch Mad Men on Hulu on my macbook air, so therefore network TV is dead!" Meanwhile most of middle america still gathers around their 42" flatscreen to watch Monday Night Football like it was church.

The Pen is dead... ninja please. I can see like 5 pens just from my desk. Clearly it's just the opposite, pens are taking over the world. WHY WONT SOMEONE STOP ALL THESE PENS!

The 5 Posts You Will Never See on Social Media

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Real Life FIFA

The easy joke to make here is that Real Life FIFA is still worse than Winning Eleven. Do they still make Winning Eleven? I haven't bought a soccer game since FIFA 2010 and I took that back to gamestop after like a month. Anyhoo, this video is pretty cool. I mean it's not as cool as the shot I took last night that hit some 5 foot Asian girl point blank square in the chest but it's still cool.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Trailer

You know the deal, here's a recreation of one of the TV spots for Guardians of the Galaxy done entirely in Lego. It's pretty cool, but I kind of feel like it's a bit of a cop out considering the Official Guardians of the Galaxy Leg sets are already in stores. It's not like they custom made a Groot or Rocket they just opened the box and put it together. I mean it's still impressive....

Hopefully I get out to see GOTG next week. I've heard nothing but rave reviews and I don't want to wait so long that the commercials start spoiling the best parts. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014 Cosplay

My son's day care is closed this week and I'm getting geared up to take an actual week off work so I simply don't have the time to put together a big San Diego Comic Con cosplay post. Instead I've found this cool cosplay music video that probably has all the best cosplayers in it anyway.

I've been doing this too long, Instead of being like "wow what a great gambit" I was like "wow it's Chad and Angie from the Screen Team". I recognized at least a half dozen of these cosplayers. Also that was CM Punk in the 48 second mark, right?

The Lazy Parent's Lament

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Here's that Deadpool movie you'll never get to see

So years and years ago director Tim Miller put together a 2 minute scene to show studio execs what a Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movie would look like. I believe some people saw it at comic-con and lost their shit. Rob Liefeld (comic book artist and creator of Deadpool) has talked about it several times over the years. Finally and the Rock means Finally, someone leaked it this weekend. It keeps getting taken down from youtube so I'm going to try Vimeo.

I'm not going to lie to you, this looks pretty good. I didn't expect it to be all CGI like this but I think it gets the point across. Too bad Fox is afraid of a rated R "super hero" movie. I mean what they did with Deadpool in Wolverine: Origins was WAY better than this anyway. Right? Right? Right? Bueller?

Evil Links

Horror Classic 'The Evil Dead' Coming to TV With Star Bruce Campbell. I'm not like an obsessive superfan of the Evil Dead series but I'm what you might call a pretty big fan so I'm really excited about this announcement. I have so many questions. Will it be a serialized format? Are we talking multiple seasons or is this a mini series? Is Ash the star or just a minor role? Is Bruce Campbell even playing Ash?

I fall into the camp of actually liking the remake/reboot from 2013. I thought the mythos of the Necronomicon and the time old horror trope of a cabin out in the woods is strong enough to carry a well written movie on it's own. Sure, I'd like to see a Evil Dead 4 just as much as the next nerd but I'm guessing that due to the combo of Campbell's age and Rami's success it's just not in the cards anymore. Assuming it's well done, a TV series is just fine by me.

Megan Rapinoe says playing a World Cup on turf is 'bullshit'. I think I commented on it briefly on twitter but there was a sort of underground social media movement to get the announcers for the World Cup to quit saying that Landon Donovan was the top goal scorer for the US in the World Cup and start adding a bit of a verbal astrisk by saying he was the top men's goal scorer for the US in the world cup. The point being that the women's game matters and should be recognized. The default position of Sports should be both female and male, not Sports and Women's Sports.

With that in mind FIFA is going to hold the Women's World Cup in a bunch of stadiums that use field turf. If it wasn't clear before, it is now just how much they value the women's game.

Man Who Helped Kill Women's Pro Soccer Dies While Playing Soccer. Speaking of Women's soccer, there's something in the above article on Megan Rapinoe that really bothered me. She said that FIFA just maked billions on the World Cup in Brasil, implying that surely they could spend some of that money on the Women's World Cup and find a few stadiums that have real grass. That's pretty much where I draw the line in the field turf. If women's sports are going to succeed they need to do it on their own. Click through all the links deadspin has on this article about the former owner of the Florida magicJack. Women's soccer has always had the athletes, they have the fans they just can't figure out a way to put together a sustainable league.

Ignored Comic-Con This Weekend? Here Are The 10 Most Important Things You Missed. I'll be honest, I wasn't that jazzed for Comic-Con before the weekend started and nothing I saw on the web really changed my default jazz status. Still a couple cool trailers premiered and Wonder Woman got a new outfit that sort of looks like Xena's. I guess that's something, right?

The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2014! Speaking of Comic-Con. Sounds like actual comic books took an even further back seat to Hollywood this year. Like if Comic-Con was a station wagon they moved from that weird rear facing seat every wagon in the late '70s had to a trailer towed behind the wagon.
 

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