Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Finally, let me say it again, Finally there was some creativity at this weekends NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Thank you Dwight Howard for making it fun and rememberable. Dwight "Superman" Howard had 4 original dunks to take home the title. It was truly amazing to watch, even if you didn't know King James from Rudy Gay it was a site to be hold. Obviously, the best dunk (actually wasn't even a dunk) was when Howard took off his jersey to reveal a Superman shirt and then put on a Superman Cape, got a running start, caught a bounce pass off the floor and jumped so high it looked like he was flying. In fact he was so high he threw the ball in the hoop! The pictures are sick and the video hi-light will be seen for years to come.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I love Late Night with Conan O'Brien. What's so appealing about this Irish Redhead you ask? Maybe it's his hair, schoolboy charm, sweet suits or simply he's my name sake. I don't know, I don't have enough time to list them all. Unless, you are a troglodyte you know that all of the late night talk shows have had to rely on their improve skills. During the writers strike Conan's shows were witty, original and insightful and in this bloggers opinion some of his best shows in awhile. Conan had new segments with behind the scenes interviews with crew, introducing German disco to his audiences, spinning his wedding ring on his desk while trying to set a personal record, and zip-lining across the studio. He even grew a strike-beard in support of WGA. Things started really getting interesting when Conan and Stephan Colbert starting smack talking on each others show. Here is a recap with what went down and what it lead to.
Now that the writers strike is over I am excited to see some of Conan's infamous characters return, but we will never forget the unpredictable and unscripted nights in the Cone-Zone.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
OMG, it didn't take long for someone to cash in on the Patriots lack of success. The Pats where on the cusp of making history by going 19-0, but lost to the NY Giants in Super Bowl 42 and finished 18-1. Busted Tees now has the very funny 18-1 shirt for a respectable $14.99. I just might buy one.
Ben Folds is coming to GU! April 25th to be exact. I can't wait!! Who's coming with me?!
Here is more info.
"Folds is widely known for his piano skills and witty lyrics. He began his career as a drummer and also plays the guitar and bass.
Folds creates a unique fusion of different genres, such as jazz and power rock. A refreshing break from the norm, Folds has evocative lyrics.
Folds will perform in the McCarthey Athletic Center on April 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Ticketswest.com.
Some tickets will be pulled and sold at the Crosby Student Center. Student tickets will be $20; other tickets will be $25. "
Monday, February 4, 2008
I love the X-Men comics and movies. I was stoked to see there will be a new animated series coming out. It looks to be a lot more serious and darker along the lines of the movies vs some fluff kids cartoon. Here is the promo poster and the link has the trailer.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
All is right in the sports world when an wild card team that no one thought could win (unless you live in NY) actually did win. I always root for the underdog and I couldn't be more happy right now that New York won and spoiled the Patriots shot at perfection. Hey don't feel to bad for New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. Win or loose he still gets to go home to Giselle Bündchen.
For more details about the Damon/Silverman/Kimmel triangle visit this site.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The current run of Superman/Batman by DC Comics is my favorite series. I have ever single issue (at the time of this blog it is up to issue #42). My favorite issues are #7-#13 by Michael Turner. During these issues Turner reintroduces the comic world to Supergirl. I love these issues so much that I was lucky enough to meet Michael Turner at a Seattle con and had him autograph issue #8 (both 1st print and both sketch cover variant). Turner was so cool and nice to talk too. He is so talented and continues to impress the comic world while going through cancer remission.
Anyways, yesterday I decided to buy the TPB (trade paper back) of those issues so I wouldn't have to keep reopening the original issues. I found it on Half.com brand new for $5.25 (retails for $12.99) and I snatched it up. Fast forward to today when I went into the Fusion Odyssey in Spokane Valley. Troy the owner has tons of comics, video games, movies and toys for buy or trade. So, I keep bringing in old comics, or games for store credit. I say hi, and start to shop. I get back to the comics and what does he have on his shelf, but the same damn TPB that I just bought. "Shit" I muttered under my breath. I grabbed it and told Troy, "I just bought this damn trade yesterday online." Why didn't I wait to look at his shop you might ask? Don't all comic book shops sell the same comics? Not Troy. His inventory is always changing and only gets new stuff when people bring it in to trade. Troy told me that a guy just brought in lots of Superman/Batman issues. My mind (that is full of minutia) kicked into overdrive. "Did you get a copy of issue #8?" I asked. Success! He had one and in decent shape. I was a little pissed that I had already paid for trade online, but I did walk out with another copy of issue #8 valued at $12 for free. "Holy Testicle Tuesday Batman!"
There is no spoon. That's what I told myself as I blindly signed up for yet another email account. My unknown hatred for Google and Gmail has finally ended. I have always been a Yahoo fan (4 life!). I was forced by the Matrix err Google to sign up for Gmail if I wanted to create my own blog. "Fine, just as long as I am powerful, successful, popular and rich." Isn't that what Cypher negotiated for when he decided to join the Matrix? I got screwed by comparison. I feel like I signed up for this account and all I got was this t-shirt. What's the point of this blog you may ask? Nothing, just random thoughts to come. In fact I will predict that I will forget about this blog in no time and I will be that guy who makes by-monthly posts.