Into the Wild
So, I’m watching two douche bags wearing rhinestoned, Ed Hardy t-shirts beat the Hell out of each other on a Wednesday afternoon … I’ve been back on Long Island for six hours.
In high school I had a science teacher who used to tell us that, “Nature puts on the best shows in the universe, if you know where to look.” She was right. When on Long Island, I find that the best place to witness local nature perform is anywhere I hear the phrase “Strong Island” being used. Visual cues include, but are certainly not limited to, men with fancy eyebrows and the fashion stylings of Don Ed Hardy. I rarely have to wait long; but if you’re choosing to endeavor on a safari of this type for the first time please remember my guiding principle, “Do not interfere with nature in progress.” I’m not saying if a dimwitted gazelle wanders into a herd of elephants, I’m going to let her get trampled. But if two idiots from the same herd want to go head to head to over whose sunglasses have the lightest tint or who has the sickest rims on their leased Expedition, I say enjoy the majesty of nature.
“VARIANT COVER” – A comic book produced with different covers for the express purpose of having you, the comic fan boy, boy multiple copies of the same thing. Sometimes many covers will create a larger tapestry or work of art; others will be in 3-D; or have alternative concepts. We all love art or we [...]
1) Saw 8: The Reality Television Gameshow 2)Live action movie of Hungry, Hungry Hippos 3)The Tonight Show, starring Chewbacca 4) Deadpool vs. Punisher: The Musical 5) The Human Centipede sleeping bag 6) C-Span Live Action Role Playing Group 7) The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre ride at Six Flags Over Texas 8) Your Parents Basement is Always [...]
The single camera glory that was Barney Miller can probably never be reproduced. There’s heavy debate in the office whether it should be or not. It was essentially a 22-minute, 3-act play with minimal characters and only one set (after Season One that also featured Barney’s dining room at home). The thing is, the writing [...]
Yep. Most of the high school biggies were our man, Hughes. But if you can name the 1980s high school movie quotes listed below, your might have been paying attention to something else in ’88 other than the MTV Beach House and that cute girl with freckles in your 11th grade Chemistry class. 5)”Last night, [...]
This Weekend is legendary Indy 500. Please don’t think geekdom is limited to cosplay and app programming. Oh no, my friends. Two years ago our Mid-West correspondent, Billy D, and I watched those car dorks jump a humongous Hot Wheels truck over a bunch of school busses and twice as many drunks while Florence Henderson [...]
Attention lonely geeks! “Drunk” is only a superpower at Red Sox games and ex-girlfriends’ weddings.
MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.
TUESDAY – Television. Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.
WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.
THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.
FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics. Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…