Monday, March 31, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

They "Coug'd" it

Hahahahahhahahhahahahhahahhahahah. The WSU Cougars did what the Cougars do. They "Coug'd" it. That means they found a way to blow it and loose another huge game when it counted the most. The score wasn't even close 86-47. I love it. I hate all of these band wagon jumpers who call themselves Zags fans after the they lost in the first round all said, "oh well at least we still have the Cougs to root for". WTF mate?! You can't be one or the other. Does that mean all the Zag fans who watched the Cougs come in and beat us on our home court where happy they did? B.S. Anyways I am so happy the Cougs lost. Yeah you heard me Keating (WSU grad). I only wish this picture was photo shopped. The only change I would make would be Derek Lowe's head facing the other direction. WHAMMY!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"That's one trouble with dual identities, Robin. Dual responsibilities."

I realized something funny the other day at work. I have a duel identity. I am a boss while at work and a father/husband while at home. Why is that funny you ask? Well, it's how my employee's see me. At my position that I held for 1 1/2 years as Retail Manager my employees quickly learned my passion for comic books, that plus I wear glasses. Because of that, they call me superman. I thought that was a great complement and I took it in stride. Now fast forward to my new position as General Manager, new location, new staff, I've only been there barely a month and they call me Batman. Again, a great complement. I find it funny how my two different staffs see me. I guess that makes me Composite Superman. Below is a picture of Composite Superman and a brief history.

Composite Superman, from World's Finest Comics #283, 1982. (first appearance).
In Superman/Batman #6 Hiro Okamura creates a spaceship in the form of a mecha version of the Composite Superman. In a more recent arc in Superman/Batman, a new Composite Superman Batman was created when Mister Mxyzptlk merged the Supermen and Batmen of several alternate realities together. Startled to be joined together, Batman mentally exclaimed to Superman, "Clark, your mind races, I never knew"; Superman replies, "And yours Bruce, is so dark". This ends at the battle's conclusion, and all the Batmen and Supermen who didn't "need to be here" were sent away (Leaving only the normal DCU Superman and Batman).

Anyways, I have to buy this figure now for my office to add to my shelf of superheros.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spike TV Takes Star Wars Outside

Unless you've been stuck upside down in a wampa cave, you probably have heard that Spike TV will be airing the entire Star Wars saga, starting in April. In case anybody missed the news, Spike is starting to tell the world about this television premiere with some head-turning outdoor ads, starting at Penn Plaza in New York City.
There are more ads to come, so next time you're taking a stroll, tear your eyes away from the latest Star Wars comic or novel in your hands and take a look at the larger world and the Force that surrounds you.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden.

On Thursday afternoon while I was at work a strange thing happened to me. I was taking inventory when a drop of blood hit my paper. Then another. Before I realized it was my blood my nose was flowing like a faucet. Why is this strange you ask, because I have never had a nose bleed before in my life. I felt perfectly fine and it freaked me out. I quickly took 2 steps to my right to grab some napkins as I left a trail. I shoved a napkin up my nose and wiped up my blood off the floor. I then made a bee line to the bathroom. My employee's all had a puzzled look on their faces as to why did I have a napkin up my nose and why did I have blood on my face? "Hey, did a box fall off the shelf and hit you?" someone asked. "Um, no I just started having a nose bleed" I said. I made it to the bathroom across the hall and looked into the mirror. The blood was gushing from one side of my nose and it quickly ran down my face. At that split second I thought of how Edward Norton felt after beating himself up in Fight Club.

I took some toilet paper and made a fresh wad to shove up my nose, cleaned up the now red sink and made my way back to my office. I called Rachel to tell her that I was really scared. I kept having to change the tissue because of the constant blood flow they got soaked really fast. I could tell over the phone that she was worried, but thank god talked some sense into me. She had me call the building Admin for help. She alerted Security who are trained in CPR just in case. After 10 minutes with my entire staff, admin, and security surrounding me the bleeding finally slowed down and stopped. It was surreal moment staring at myself in the mirror for a split second wondering if I'll see my wife and daughter again. In fact the real reason I even called Rachel was to tell her that I loved her, but never did because she insisted I called for help so I did. I ended up having a bleed free rest of the evening which was a good sign. Security said it is common for people to have nose bleeds during dry times which it has been here in Spokane this past week. I'm just glad that I didn't have to be taken to the hospital and got to go home.