Wednesday, February 29, 2012

R.I.P. Davey Jones

Oh man, this hits me pretty hard. I've been a Monkees fan ever since middle school, and they were such a significant part of pop culture. 66 Years old; way too young. God bless, brother.

EFFIN' SWEET New Avengers Trailer & Poster!!!

Um, guys - you might wanna put those helmets back on right about now.

(insert girlie squeel here) Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait....

YAY!!! Community Hath Been Spared!!!

HEY! Wanna See My Thing?!?


In an effort to gain even more attention, I've resorted to drastic measures...


Are you sure? it's fairly intimidating.


Last change to look away!


Here it comes - I'm really gonna do it!!

Didn't expect it to be so hard and orange, didja?
I did this to my wife the other day, and she nearly shit!

This Gets My Lil' Geek Heart All A-Flutter!

Actor Tim Daly (who provided the voice of the animated Superman) and his son, Sam Daly have been starring in a webseries called "The Daly Show," written and directed by Ben Shelton.

Titled "The Daly Superheroes," the latest episode focuses on DC Comics characters and has Tim and Sam joined by Nathan Fillion (who provided Hal Jordan's voice in
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and the just-released Justice League: Doom) as well as another, surprise, superheroic guest star. Check it out!

Hope You Guys Enjoyed (your) Last Christmas...

OK - I'm a little creeped out by this. Apparently, some guy visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning crackling dramatically over the ruins. When he reviewed the photos, he saw this shaft of light shooting straight out of the top of the pyramid. This light was not visible to the naked eye, and "experts" are saying that it is a glitch in the iPhone's camera feature. Hmm... if it's a glitch, why wouldn't the beam be superimposed over the pyramid itself instead of stopping PERFECTLY at the top of the pyramid? Read the whole story here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wow. I'm Turned on and Terrified at The Same Time...

Female Skeletor Cosplay.

It's Funny 'Cause it's TRUE!

Here's a crappy pic of how I work

I've been working from home for quite some time now, and everyone has their own idea of what it's like to be your own boss and to have a grueling, 30-second commute. Here are just a few of the myths versus the reality;

1.) "It must be nice to be able to work in your underwear!"
Reality: While technically I could work in my underwear, I choose not to. As soon as I wake  up,  I jump in the shower and get dressed. I hate mornings, so It's part of my wake up process. 

2.) "Wow - I wish I could show up to work whenever I wanted to, and leave when I felt like it!"
Reality: This does not work - ask anyone who works from home, and they'll tell you that you have to make a schedule for yourself. I get up early with my wife so I can help with the kids and have time to sit and have coffee with my wife before she leaves to work. I don't start working until I get my youngest off to school at 8:30, and I usually knock off between 3 and 4 PM. I still randomly check and reply to emails throughout the evening until 10. I usually only work Monday-Friday, but sometimes on the weekend if it's necessary.

3.) It's so cool that you can work from anywhere wi-fi is available.
Reality: That would be super-cool... if I had a laptop or iPad. For now, I'm stuck at home. I will be buying an iPad very soon, though.

4.) Since you work from home, you can come help out at the school with the other "housewives" whenever we need you, right?
 Reality: No. While I do clean the house and do laundry on a daily basis, I actually really do work every day, and can't drop it all on a whim.

5.) How is it that you don't waste entire days getting sucked into watching porn? If we didn't have internet security filters here at work, that's all I would do.
Reality: First off; entire days? Really? Second; GROSS! Actually, and I'm probably gonna lose some readers by admitting this, but I don't like watching porn. It does nothing for me. I remember seeing it for the first time when I was a kid - the first five minutes are kinda exciting in a "oh wow, I can't believe I'm watching pornography" kinda way, but after that, it's just like; "how much longer am I gonna have to look at this guys schlong?" Oh, and I'm uncomfortable in strip clubs, too.

So while working from home has a lot of prejudices to overcome and is not seen as completely "legit" by a lot of ignorant asses, I absolutely love it and cannot see myself trapped in a cubicle ever again!

Cars Re-Claimed by Nature...

I love this photography series by Peter Lippmann featuring long ago abandoned antique cars, and the slow process of nature to take them back.

Guess That Blows My Theory...

If you were a fan of the Walking Dead comic series before the TV series was even a twinkle in Kirkman's eye, you will likely agree that the "Governor" storyline has been the most gripping and brutal story arc to date. I even know a couple of people who found it so disturbing that they abandoned the series all together, citing that Robert Kirkman simply took things too far. 

While some people complain that the AMC series isn't faithful enough to the source material, I, for one, am glad they change things up - who wants a panel-by-panel recreation of the comic, anyway? I don't like knowing what's going to happen next! However, last season, when Daryll's hillbilly brother, Merle was left to die handcuffed on the rooftop, only to escape by sawing his hand off, left me convinced that he would re-appear much later as the sadistic leader of the Woodbury community; The Governor.

Alas, it was not to be - David Morrisey has landed the key role in the upcoming third season of AMC's "The Walking Dead," AMC has announced. He'll play The Governor.

His real name Brian Blake, The Governor is the leader of a small settlement of survivors. He becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

The Governor will appear in "The Walking Dead" season three, a 16-episode order from AMC, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Too Funny!

The Hulkster by Dan Hipp.

Wise Beyond Their Years...

Sage advice for Mrs. Clark.

Trailer and Poster For Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope