Steven Universe

I only recently started watching this show but I was instantly hooked.

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Steven Universe is a cartoon that’s unlike most kids’ shows out there.  The show has unusual and unexpected themes.  Normally, the heroes in a show always save the day in the end.  But in Steven Universe, the heroes don’t always win.  The unexpected moral is that sometimes it’s ok to failContinue reading

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The Comic Book Pusher

I found out today that a co-worker will be bringing his son to work most of the week due to it being March Break, and all. So, I generously offered to bring him some comics to read. I’m always ready to infect the youth of today with a love of ye olde four colour funnies. Unfortunately, this ended up being a bit of a tougher task than I thought when I set myself up for it. Continue reading

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Art thieves

If you don’t know, Shaggy’s sister (AKA Ktshy, Katie Shanahan, etc.) had her artwork used in a billboard advertisement without her permission.  The Guys with Pencils podcast has an episode featuring Katie and J Bone (normal blog, beefcake blog) on the topic of art theft.  I highly recommend you check it out.

Holy horse balls!  Someone stole my art!

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Taxi drivers and racial discrimination

It seems like taxi drivers will often try to rip me off whenever I’ve traveled to the US.  So here’s my theory.  Based on the colour of my skin (I’m Chinese), taxi drivers instantly figure out that I’m not from their city because there aren’t a lot of Chinese people in it.  I don’t think that the taxi drivers are trying to be racist.  Rather, they’re trying to be city-ist. Continue reading

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The Best Season Of The Simpsons

It seems that the older I get, the more I appreciate classic Simpsons’ episodes. I already discussed in a previous column how the series has gone downhill over the years, so this time I’d like to discuss their absolute high point. Season 8. I’ve seen other sites online suggest other seasons as the best, and they certainly have their merits. Season 4 has Mr. Plow, and Krusty’s Komeback Klassic. Season 5 has Stampy, and Homer going to college. Definitely great episodes. But, I believe that season 8 has some of the all time, absolute, undisputable best episodes of the series. It also has some… not so good episodes. But, I think the good vastly outweighs the bad. Please, allow me to demonstrate: Continue reading

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Misery Kitchen: Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ Sushi

Courtney joins Shaggy as they make candy sushi.

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Robocop (or… let’s talk about the Reboot Cop movie)

Detroit is going bankrupt.  But goddammit, it is getting a Robocop statue and the remake of Robocop is hitting theatres!

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Fantastic Four Controversy

They recently announced the cast for a Fantastic Four reboot. Some people were surprised at how soon after the last FF movie they were starting fresh. The reason is simple – just like with the Spider-Man franchise, the studio that currently has the movie rights for those characters needs to make a movie with them or the rights will revert to Marvel. The cast seems pretty young, but that’s because they are aiming for a more Ultimate style take on the series. That probably means that they’ll all be young geniuses (except, I guess for The Thing) who are at the same think tank, instead of older Reed Richards and his buddy Ben Grimm taking a couple of siblings out into space. Continue reading

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My experience with shaving

superman-shavingSo my dad never actually taught me how to shave.  I don’t know why.  He just didn’t.  I never really had a lot of facial hair so I never bothered learning how to shave until 26. Continue reading

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The Collected Comics Conundrum

I’m a total Marvel zombie so you might want to take that into consideration while reading this week’s Grumble. This isn’t to say that I don’t like DC comics, or any of the other companies. In fact, there are some DC titles in particular that I’ve been very interested in at various times. For instance, I was very interested in the Green Lantern Blackest Night storyline. In fact, I was so interested that I went back and got a bunch of stories leading up to it, including Green Lantern Rebirth and the Sinestro Corps War. While they weren’t my favorite comics, they were certainly entertaining and full of good ideas. Continue reading

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