A Bunch of Mini Grumbles

Listen guys, I’ve got a fulltime job and I’m taking some night school classes. I know you’ve all been clamouring for a new Grumble, but I’ve just been too busy! I’m actually using my lunch hour to put this bit of business together. That’s my way of saying that I’m sorry this is so late.

The other thing is, there just hasn’t been a ton for me to grumble about this week. I mean, maybe there is but I just haven’t seen it. So, instead of one long grumble I’m going to do a few short ones: Continue reading

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Shameless Promotion Kingdom™

silly-kingdom-2-promoI finally read Silly Kingdom 2: A New Steed Indeed and I can say I quite enjoyed it.  All of the characters have delightful expressions on their faces.  Each panel is filled with hijinks.  And unless you’re a 211-year old wizard with a fun allergy, you probably like hijinks.  And unicorns.  And spending money at SillyKingdomComic.bigcartel.com.  So… get your copy today!

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SRT – CH24

IT’S THE END OF AN ERA! THE FINAL CHAPTER of Shaggy Reads Twilight! THIS IS IT! AFTER 5 YEARS! OVER! Chapter 24.

(… now if only I invested as much time into an original project. BUT, a promise is a promise!)

Thanks to SRTeam Anonymous
for donating to our 2012 Movember efforts!

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Originally made as a Christmas gift for UberFriendship columnist Graham in 2009, SRT became a weird experiment in developing character voices, and using inappropriate sound effects & well crafted interruptions to make such rich narrative accessible to we, the common people.

…THAT, and folks seemed to enjoy it, so we promised more if people donated to the Movember charity. (wanted some good to come from all this)

Life, as it does, got in the way of getting them recorded & edited in a “timely” manor (read: less than 5 years), but we at UberFriendship are sworn to uphold our promises. SO, here it is. Thank you, and good night!


(right click to download) – Shaggy Reads Twilight Chapter 24 (30m30s, 28.1mb, warning: contains strong language)

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Star Trek 3: The Search for Elba

All right, time for some more Star Trek talk! You know I love Star Trek and relish any opportunity to talk about it. Some casting news came out today and I want to spend some time going over who that person could be playing. First, though, the old news.

The script is being co-written by Simon “Scotty” Pegg, so that’s interesting. He co-wrote Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End so he’s got all the cred he needs, but this is definitely on a bigger scale than anything he’s done before.  The director is Justin Lin, who’s basically just directed the Fast and Furious movies since part 3. Those movies are fun, but dumb which is not something I ever like saying about Star Trek. Dumb, I mean, not fun.

The big new news that I’m insanely pleased to hear is that Idris Elba is in talks to play the mysterious villain. Who could he be? Continue reading

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Thoughts on The 100

Cast-of-The-100-the-100-tv-show-37904770-1920-1080The 100 is a TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has fled to space to escape nuclear winter on Earth.  97 years after escaping to space, the space station has sent down 100 people to see if Earth is still inhabitable.

(Major spoilers ahead.)

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What I remember about Reboot VS reality

Reboot is a TV show from back in the day (1994-1996).  At the time it had cutting-edge computer-generated 3D graphics.  It turns out that I remember the show completely wrong.

(Plenty of spoilers ahead.)

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Batgirl vs. The Inappropriate Cover

Is it a day that ends in y? If you answered yes, then the Internet’s upset about something! This week, it’s all about a variant cover to an upcoming issue of Batgirl.

Batgirl Killing Joke

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Popcorn Time

Ahoy mateys!  So ye may’ve heard that Netflix be scared o’ a newfangled competitor that goes by th’ moniker Popcorn Time.  They be scurred that th’ saucy scallywags might pillage their gold across th’ digital seven seas.  Well I be tellin’ ye tis’ here Popcorn Time be th’ real deal.  Thar gunna be no waitin’ fer no downloadin’.  Th’ user inturface be purtier than the purtiest of lasses.

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Where Are All The Blue Collar Superheroes

The simplistic employment dividers in the world are based on the worker’s collar. Blue collar workers generally do manual labour – construction, plumbing, garbage collector, etc. White collar workers push paper and wear suits – accountants, lawyers, bankers, etc. Today, I’m not sure why, but I started thinking about the way that superheroes earn their money. Most of the ones that I could think of are definitely more white collar. Continue reading

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Requiem for a Spock

Last week, we got the devastating news that Mr. Leonard Nimoy passed away. As I’m sure you’ve noticed in previous posts, Star Trek is a franchise that is near and dear to my heart. Nimoy’s influence on Star Trek extends beyond simply playing the role of The Enterprise’s first officer to being a creative force with almost as much influence as Gene Roddenberry. In fact, he actually had more say in the movies from Star Trek 2 to 6 than Roddenberry did. (Gene kinda screwed the pooch on that first one.)

Here, then, I’d like to present some of my favorite Nimoy moments from Star Trek and beyond. Continue reading

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