Last week, I finally saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Once again, I was struck by how important expectations can be when going into a movie. When I saw the first Amazing Spider-Man, I was hopeful but a little leery. I ended up leaving the theatre kind of disappointed, and then promptly forgot just about everything about it. In fact, I had pushed it so far from my mind that when they reference the Lizard in the sequel I had an “oh yeah” moment. I had totally forgotten that he was the villain in part 1. Continue reading
So my dad started talking to me about “Dr. Beats” headphones.
Good evening! I spent a good chunk of yesterday racking my brain trying to come up with a topic for this week’s post. Nothing came to me. I figured I’d wait and see if anything inspired me. Then, Tuesday came and it came hard! Interesting comic news was plastered all over the place! So, let’s begin with the biggest news:
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It’s been a big week for superheroes on screens. I could talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but I haven’t seen it yet. I could talk about the recently released trailer for Gotham, but it’s less than a minute long. So, despite those biggish events, I’m going to talk about something a little more abstract. Continue reading
Because my friend is moving away, I am now the proud new owner of a blue crayfish. If you don’t know what a crayfish is, it’s basically a freshwater mini-lobster. While I find nature to be fascinating, I’m not sure if pets in general are the greatest idea in the world. All species of animals have their own quirks and needs. Often these quirks mean that you really have to do your research and know what you’re getting into.
Did you know that all Simpsons episodes have titles? Since they don’t show up on screen, most people refer to the episodes by what happens in them instead. Like, the one with Frank Grimes, or the one where Bart gets an elephant. I happen to have an episode guide, so I know some of the titles. My favorite is called, “So it’s Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show.” I like how it anticipates the reaction of the audience. With that in mind, I feel like the upcoming X-Men event should have been called, “So it’s Come to This: Wolverine Dies.” Continue reading
Welcome back to the continuing story of my road trip to see a hockey game in Ottawa. When we last spoke, my companions and I had arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata Ontario for the game. I briefly explained how bad the game itself was (a 1-0 loss for the Leafs to the vile Ottawa Senators.) Now, let me describe the single greatest feat that occurred at the game that night. It didn’t happen on the ice, but in the stands. Continue reading
When I was much younger, I used to think that Darth Maul doing a butterfly twist in Star Wars Episode 1 was the coolest thing in the world.