Not So Fast(ing)

I just finished eating pizza. That in and of itself isn’t so unusual for my day off (Happy Labor Day, y’all), it just that I was trying to Fast today. Couldn’t do it. Made it to around 3:30pm, but then the hunger got too much, and I just had to eat something. It’s been a…

NAKED PICTURES

There ya go, that’s me. I’m completely naked in that picture. Over the weekend, there was some major Apple iCloud hack and a bunch of celebrities accounts got hacked and, low and behold, a bunch of private nude pictures were revealed and released. Reported iCloud hack leaks hundreds of nude celebrity photos Hacker leaks dozens…

August 2014: A Look Back

Okay, so looking back on my blogging activities for the last month, it’s definitely a bit of a drop from July. But I posted 31 new blogs, which equals one new post a day (although technically the first post was my review of July, which probably doesn’t count, but whatever), so I’m happy with that.…

The Greatest American Hero (Comic-Book series)

Written by William Katt, Christopher Folino, Derek McCaw, and Sean O’Reilly Drawn by Clint Hilinski Published by Arcana Comics/Catastrophic Comics In 2008 Arcana Comics teamed up with Catastrophic Comics to publish a 3-issue miniseries based on the 1980’s hit TV show THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO. This series is not a continuation of the TV show,…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

I just read yesterday that a reboot of this show is in the works. This was of my favorite TV shows as a wee lad. Running originally for 3 seasons, from 1981 to 1983, on ABC and then airing in reruns in syndication for years after that, the film starred William Katt as Ralph Hinkley…

MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NONE…

This is the video for Nicki Minaj’s latest single, Anaconda. It’s a huge hit. And I effing HATE it. I touched on this before when I wrote about The Latest Taylor Swift “Controversy” and thought I’d expand on my thoughts after reading some other posts about HERE and HERE, as well as seeing one of…

SUPERMAN #34 by Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.

Written by Geoff Johns Art by John Romita Jr. Inks by Klaus Janson Colors by Laura Martin Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN #33 by Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr. This issue opens with Superman and Ulysses meeting Ulysses’ biological parents, whom we last saw in flashback in Superman #32 and together they give…

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, and James Vanderbilt Directed by Marc Webb Released May 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment Spider-Man is one of my 10 favorite superheroes and the first Spider-Man film starring Tobey Maguire was one of my favorite superhero movies that were based on comic-books. I was underwhelmed with Spider-Man 2…

STORM #2

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Victor Ibanez Colored by Ruth Redmond Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #1 This issue opens with Storm and Wolverine in some little bar in NYC talking about Storm’s actions in Santo Marco last issue. As I said before, I’m not up on current X-Men events, but it is…

SAVAGE DRAGON #197

Writer and artist: Erik Larsen Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Nikos Koutis Publisher: Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: SAVAGE DRAGON #196 Been a busy week, so I’m a few days late reviewing this issue, which came out last Wednesday. I’m going to take advantage of these extra days and assume that most fans of the series have already…

LET’S BE COPS

Written by Luke Greenfield & Nicholas Thomas Directed by Luke Greenfield Released August 13, 2014 20th Century Fox Alright I saw this tonight. A friend wanted to go so I figured, why the heck not? As I wrote last month I’m a big fan of Damon Wayans Jr. and thank he has potential to be…

I HAD A WEIRD DREAM LAST NIGHT

I dreamt that I discovered that I had two illegitimate sons, who had each tracked me down and come to see me, in my house (actually most of the dream took place specifically in the room next to my kitchen where I have the washing machine, dryer, and refrigerator). They’re weren’t full-brothers, though, they were…

VIRTUA-GIRL #1

Written by Dann Drawn by Sergio Calvet, Matthew Weldon, and Dann Published by Dann Comics This is a single issue, there are three separate stories in it but they all tie together. First we get a look at the origin of Virtua-Girl, a science-fiction superhero and her ongoing battle against her arch-nemesis Sorceress X. Then…

HALLOWEEN MAN #4

Written by Drew Edwards Published by Monsterverse And here we have another issue of Halloween Man, featuring stories mostly written by series creator Drew Edwards and drawn by various artists. The first story is THE BOMBSHELL EXPERIMENT. Following up from the events of the previous issue, Lucy is shown dealing with the public perception of…

Say Anything…

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe Released April 1989 This movie is pretty close to HEATHERS in my all-time favorite list (even if years later I realized how problematic some parts of it are). John Cusack stars as Lloyd Dobler and Ione Skye stars as Diane Cort. As the film opens they’re both graduating from…

WORKING IN A PORN SHOP…

For you younger readers I’m about to blow your minds. Did you know that there was a time when if you wanted to watch porn you couldn’t just type in whatever perverted fantasy you had in mind into Google and then soon be viewing a video of it for free? No, back in my day,…

Mistresses S2E10: “Charades”

Rochelle Aytes (April), Jes Macallan (Joss), Yunjin Kim (Karen), Alyssa Milano (Savi) PREVIOUSLY: “Coming Clean” I’ve got to get up early tomorrow to take my car to the shop (the breaks have been making a loud rumbling sound when I press on them, I’m pretty sure that’s not a good thing) and then take a…

No Urge To Purge

I see The Purge is now airing on TV. I haven’t seen it and don’t intend to watch it, nor have any interest in watching the sequel which is in theaters now. I love horror movies, as well as sci-fi and fantasy, so I’m well-versed in the particulars of “the willing suspension of disbelief”, where…

Unfriended?!?

Last night I went to check on a friend’s Facebook page and discovered that we are no longer friends. I did not unfriend her, so that means that she unfriended me. This isn’t the first time that this has happened, people have suddenly unfriended me, and I’ve unfriended many people. Except usually I don’t just…

Best. Movie. EVER.

Directed by Michael Lehmann Written by Daniel Waters Released March 1989 I can’t believe I haven’t written about this film before. I would’ve thought that I had. I know I’ve written about VERY BAD THINGS, which I consider to be sort of a spiritual sequel to this film, but nothing matches the real thing. HEATHERS…

Blah Blah Blah

Today has not been the best day. It got off to a bad start from the minute I woke up. While I enjoy watching and reviewing Mistresses every Monday, having to stay up past 11 messes with my sleep schedule. I wish I could just catch the East Coast broadcast at 7pm. So I was…

Mistresses S2E09: “Coming Clean”

Yunjin Kim (Karen), Jes Macallan (Joss), Rochelle Aytes (April), Alyssa Milano (Savi) PREVIOUSLY: “An Affair To Surrender” Opening up right after last episode’s cliffhanger, Karen is all let me explain, but Anna (Catherine Haena Kim) ain’t hearin’ that and walks out. She comes back later for another session, this time acting all bright and cheerful.…

I’ve Been “Tagged”?

Ann St. Vincent is an “executive businesswoman & blogger who writes about her sexless & open marriage, affairs, divorce, sexual reawakening, online dating, and relationships.” I recently began following her blog at http://annstvincent.com/ and you should too (well, unless you’re uptight about reading extremely frank posts about sex, then nevermind). Today I got a pingback…

Online Friends vs. Real Friends

As I come upon my 7th year on Facebook (signed up in August 2007), & 12th year online overall (I got my first PC in 2002) I’m reflecting on the concept of online friendships. A lot of people used to say, and still do, that all of these connections people make online are stupid, pointless,…

CRAPPY POP MUSIC IS ETERNAL

Y’know, I often see my older friends complaining on Facebook about modern music. People love posting pictures that will compare lyrics to some “classic” song and to the lyrics in some current hit, and use that as proof that music is supposedly less creative now that it was “back in the day.” And “back in…

July 2014: I Blogged A Lot

July was quite a month for me in the blogosphere. I always say that my goal with this blog is to average one post per day each month. Meaning that at the end of each month my post-count should be at least the same as the number of days in that month, even if I…

BIGGER AND DEFFER by LL Cool J

Released June 2, 1987 Def Jam Records A little under 2 years after his debut album RADIO, a now 19-year old LL Cool J released his 2nd album, Bigger And Deffer (BAD, get it?). By this time producer Rick Rubin had left Def Jam to go off and form his own new company, so LL…

Ted Cruz For President?

By the time of their inauguration, the President and Vice President must be: natural born citizens (including naturalization passed from parents). At least thirty-five years old. Inhabitants of the United States for at least fourteen years. Article Two of the United States Constitution Ted Cruz is a Republican Senator from Texas, elected in 2012, and…

Yeah, I Watched “Dating Naked”

This is the latest “reality” show on VH1. On the surface it’s a typical TV dating show. Two strangers, a man and a woman (I wonder if they’ll ever do same-gender?) fly to an exotic island for 4 days where the first three days they go on a “date” with a different person, including each…

IF I COULD MAKE A SEQUEL TO “HANCOCK”…

Will Smith is one of my favorite actors but, to be blunt, I did not really like Hancock. You can read my full review HERE. But the TL/DR version is that I thought the film should have stuck with the original premise of an action/comedy about a down-on-his-luck superhero who gets a PR makeover and…

Lucy Vs. Hercules

So that new superhero movie, Lucy, came out this past weekend and shocked everyone by coming in at #1, beating the new Hercules movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It should be noted that this is strictly via the domestic American box office. Lucy’s $43,899,340 beats Hercules’ $29,800,263, but Hercules also made $28,700,000 overseas, giving…

New Money #1

Created by Phillip Buchanon Written by Hannibal Tabu Drawn by N. Steven Harris Colored by Alejandro Sanchez Published by Canon Comics When I bought The Supernals Experiment #1 last night, I noticed the publisher, Canon Comics, had one other title available on Comixology. And since I mostly enjoyed Supernals and it was also only .99…

Why I Oppose “Hate Crimes” Laws

Here’s one of my opinions that often has people falsely assuming that I’m a Conservative Republican. It’s that I don’t believe in the concept of “Hate Crimes.” Specifically the idea that certain crimes committed against someone specifically because of their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. deserve extra punishment under the law. To me that…

The Supernals Experiment #1

Created by Phillip Buchanon Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Ramon F. Bachs Inked by Raul Fernandez Colors by Santiago Arcas Published by Canon Comics Robert Jeffrey (y’know, the bloke who wrote Route 3, Radio Free Amerika, and other stuff) told me to buy this tonight. So I did. I’d never heard of it,…

MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND

Written by Don Payne Directed by Ivan Reitman 20th Century Fox Released July 2006 I just finished watching this film on HBO. I always enjoyed it, I think I may even have it on DVD somewhere. It’s a superhero romantic comedy. Luke Wilson plays Matt, who starts dating a seemingly shy woman named Jenny, played…

I FEEL LIKE A BLACK REPUBLICAN. . .

I am not a Republican, nor do I consider myself a “Conservative,” yet I’ve noticed that I’ve gotten several “follows” on Twitter from several self-described Republicans and Conservatives, particularly Black Republican spokespeople and groups. And I’ve actually been accused of being a Republican, by people who mean that as an insult, several times online. They…

HAVING HIGH STANDARDS

Driving to work today I almost hit a young man. It wasn’t my fault, I had the right of way. I was driving down a street when the man had parked his car on the side of the street I was driving on and just got out of it and quickly ran across the street,…

SAGGIN = NIGGAS

This is a topic that I’ve meant to write about many times, but always put it off because I wasn’t sure I could write it without offending people. But you know what, to heck with it. If you get offended by anything that I’m about to say then you (yes, YOU) are part of the…

SYMMETRY by Stacy Clark

My favorite singer, Stacy Clark, released her latest album yesterday on Harbour Records. This album has 14 songs, 9 of which had been previously released on earlier recordings, the songs from her independent release PATTERNS plus the songs from her e.p. DAYS INTO NIGHT, which I have of course. But for those of you still…

SAVAGE DRAGON #196

Writer and artist: Erik Larsen Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Nikos Koutis Publisher: Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: SAVAGE DRAGON #195 And here we have the latest issue of my favorite Black (okay, half-Black, but that’s good enough for me) teenage superhero (okay, he’s not technically a “superhero”, either…), Malcolm Dragon. Dang, I don’t know what it is…

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