Wednesday, February 29, 2012

R.I.P. Davey Jones

Oh man, this hits me pretty hard. I've been a Monkees fan ever since middle school, and they were such a significant part of pop culture. 66 Years old; way too young. God bless, brother.

EFFIN' SWEET New Avengers Trailer & Poster!!!


Um, guys - you might wanna put those helmets back on right about now.

(insert girlie squeel here) Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait....

YAY!!! Community Hath Been Spared!!!


HEY! Wanna See My Thing?!?


In an effort to gain even more attention, I've resorted to drastic measures...


Are you sure? it's fairly intimidating.


Last change to look away!


Here it comes - I'm really gonna do it!!


Didn't expect it to be so hard and orange, didja?
I did this to my wife the other day, and she nearly shit!

This Gets My Lil' Geek Heart All A-Flutter!


Actor Tim Daly (who provided the voice of the animated Superman) and his son, Sam Daly have been starring in a webseries called "The Daly Show," written and directed by Ben Shelton.

Titled "The Daly Superheroes," the latest episode focuses on DC Comics characters and has Tim and Sam joined by Nathan Fillion (who provided Hal Jordan's voice in
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and the just-released Justice League: Doom) as well as another, surprise, superheroic guest star. Check it out!

Hope You Guys Enjoyed (your) Last Christmas...

OK - I'm a little creeped out by this. Apparently, some guy visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning crackling dramatically over the ruins. When he reviewed the photos, he saw this shaft of light shooting straight out of the top of the pyramid. This light was not visible to the naked eye, and "experts" are saying that it is a glitch in the iPhone's camera feature. Hmm... if it's a glitch, why wouldn't the beam be superimposed over the pyramid itself instead of stopping PERFECTLY at the top of the pyramid? Read the whole story here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wow. I'm Turned on and Terrified at The Same Time...

Female Skeletor Cosplay.

It's Funny 'Cause it's TRUE!

Here's a crappy pic of how I work

I've been working from home for quite some time now, and everyone has their own idea of what it's like to be your own boss and to have a grueling, 30-second commute. Here are just a few of the myths versus the reality;

1.) "It must be nice to be able to work in your underwear!"
Reality: While technically I could work in my underwear, I choose not to. As soon as I wake  up,  I jump in the shower and get dressed. I hate mornings, so It's part of my wake up process. 

2.) "Wow - I wish I could show up to work whenever I wanted to, and leave when I felt like it!"
Reality: This does not work - ask anyone who works from home, and they'll tell you that you have to make a schedule for yourself. I get up early with my wife so I can help with the kids and have time to sit and have coffee with my wife before she leaves to work. I don't start working until I get my youngest off to school at 8:30, and I usually knock off between 3 and 4 PM. I still randomly check and reply to emails throughout the evening until 10. I usually only work Monday-Friday, but sometimes on the weekend if it's necessary.

3.) It's so cool that you can work from anywhere wi-fi is available.
Reality: That would be super-cool... if I had a laptop or iPad. For now, I'm stuck at home. I will be buying an iPad very soon, though.

4.) Since you work from home, you can come help out at the school with the other "housewives" whenever we need you, right?
 Reality: No. While I do clean the house and do laundry on a daily basis, I actually really do work every day, and can't drop it all on a whim.

5.) How is it that you don't waste entire days getting sucked into watching porn? If we didn't have internet security filters here at work, that's all I would do.
Reality: First off; entire days? Really? Second; GROSS! Actually, and I'm probably gonna lose some readers by admitting this, but I don't like watching porn. It does nothing for me. I remember seeing it for the first time when I was a kid - the first five minutes are kinda exciting in a "oh wow, I can't believe I'm watching pornography" kinda way, but after that, it's just like; "how much longer am I gonna have to look at this guys schlong?" Oh, and I'm uncomfortable in strip clubs, too.

So while working from home has a lot of prejudices to overcome and is not seen as completely "legit" by a lot of ignorant asses, I absolutely love it and cannot see myself trapped in a cubicle ever again!

Cars Re-Claimed by Nature...

I love this photography series by Peter Lippmann featuring long ago abandoned antique cars, and the slow process of nature to take them back.

Guess That Blows My Theory...

If you were a fan of the Walking Dead comic series before the TV series was even a twinkle in Kirkman's eye, you will likely agree that the "Governor" storyline has been the most gripping and brutal story arc to date. I even know a couple of people who found it so disturbing that they abandoned the series all together, citing that Robert Kirkman simply took things too far. 

While some people complain that the AMC series isn't faithful enough to the source material, I, for one, am glad they change things up - who wants a panel-by-panel recreation of the comic, anyway? I don't like knowing what's going to happen next! However, last season, when Daryll's hillbilly brother, Merle was left to die handcuffed on the rooftop, only to escape by sawing his hand off, left me convinced that he would re-appear much later as the sadistic leader of the Woodbury community; The Governor.

Alas, it was not to be - David Morrisey has landed the key role in the upcoming third season of AMC's "The Walking Dead," AMC has announced. He'll play The Governor.

His real name Brian Blake, The Governor is the leader of a small settlement of survivors. He becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

The Governor will appear in "The Walking Dead" season three, a 16-episode order from AMC, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Too Funny!

The Hulkster by Dan Hipp.

Wise Beyond Their Years...

Sage advice for Mrs. Clark.

Trailer and Poster For Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

     

iTunes Movie Trailers has brought online the trailer and poster for director Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, and can be viewed below. Executive produced by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, the film is described as follows:

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" - a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

I NEED YOUR HELP!!

Hey guys - I just got a $20K commitment to help get my social network off the ground, but I still need $30K more to get it finished. I really want to fast-track this, so I am offering a 10%
finder's fee to anyone who brings me investors willing to commit to $10K or more. We are offering a $5 return on every invested dollar over a five year period, or 1% company ownership for every $20K. If you have anyone in mind, or would like to invest yourself, I would be happy to send an investor prospectus and even do a face-to-face presentation. I can be reached at (207) 890-3687, or dan@planetmytown.com.
I'm telling all of you now; everyone involved with this is going to make a ton of money! Thanks, guys!

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Review - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence!

When the kids told me they wanted to see the new Ghost Rider movie yesterday, I was less than excited. As much as I love motorcycles, skulls and all things on fire, I never really got into the comic. It's not like I didn't like the character, I was just very "meh" about him. When the first movie came out, I didn't even see it until like, two years later, and once again, I was very "meh" about it. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it, either.

However, since my kids are such big fans, I just couldn't say no to taking them to see it. First of all, I really liked the new look of the character - I like how he isn't quite as flashy and fancy as he was in the first film, and I love the bubbling, burning leather effect. I also thought the second film was creepier overall. Nick Cage was over the top as usual, but he kinda grew on me this time around. I really enjoyed the performance of Johnny Whitworth as Ray Carrigan/Blackout, and Idris Elba as Moreau. I didn't have the option of seeing it in 3-D in my small town theatre, but I don't think I would have liked it quite enough to shell out 15 bones for the privilege, either. Overall, I give it 2.75 out of 5.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Looks Like I've Been Tagged!

My buddy Leon over at The Coming Zombie Apocalypse has tagged me with a list of weird-o questions to answer. So, being a weird-o myself, I feel strangely compelled to answer them. So, here are the rules, questions and list of folks already tagged;

The Rules
Rule #1: Put the rules on your blog
Rule #2: Every person tagged should tell 11 things about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the one that tagged you, tag 11 other people and ask them 11 different questions.
Rule #3: Let the people whom you tagged know you've done so.
Rule #4: Don't tag anyone who's been tagged before
Rule #5: Really do tag 11 others, don't go all "if you want to take this tag".
 
Questions

1.  What... is your name?
Daniel Thomas Bru, Jr.
 
2.  What... is your quest?
I seek a reasonably priced original Clash of The Titans Kraken figure Mint in Box.

3.  What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? An African or European swallow? 

4.  Why are manhole covers round?
How the Hell should I know? 
 
5.  Before you stand two identical guards, guarding two identical doors.  One of the doors goes to heaven, and one of the doors leads to hell.  One of the guards always tells the truth, and one of the guards always lies.  Both guards know which door is which, and each guard is fully aware of the other.  You want to pass through the door that leads to heaven.  You may only ask one of the guards a single question.  What question do you ask?
This is easy; with odds like that I'd be happy not to bother either one and prepare for an eternity on Earth (or Purgatory for some of you catholics)

6.  Chunky or smooth peanut butter?
I like my peanut butter like I like my women; smooth and tan. Actually, I'm a bit of a chunky-chaser, but I still prefer smooth peanut butter. Just thought it would be funnier this way.

7.  You have eight balls of the same size.  Seven of the balls weigh exactly the same, and one of them weighs slightly more.  How do you find which ball is the heavier one using a balance and only two weighings?  
... Next question, please.

8.  Your house is on fire and you only have time to bring one item out with you.  What do you grab and why?
First, let us assume that by item, you mean that my family and dog have already gotten out safely, and I am trying to save a single material item? If so, I guess I would grab my computer as my livelihood and most of our family pictures are on it. 

9.  If you cook, what's your best dish?  If not, what's your favorite food?
My stuffed burgers are legendary.

10.  How was your day today?
Well, it's 1:02 PM right now, I got to sleep in until 9:30, and I've been watching TV and playing on the interwebs all day. Later, I will be taking my wife out for Chinese, then having drinks beside a roaring fireplace, and finally, very likely getting laid. All things considered, a pretty damn good day!

11.  A cat is placed in a sealed box with a piece of radioactive material and a vial of poison gas.  The radioactive material has exactly a 50/50 chance of decaying after 1 minute.  If the radioactive material decays, the poison gas will be released and kill the cat.  After 1.5 minutes, what is the state of the cat?
I'd say sufficiently fucked.

The questions I was asked were really open-ended, but did require some deep thought.  So I though I'd include some questions that still require some thought, but have a more specific answer... and just some fun ones too.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

You're Doing it Right!

This kids cracks me up!

FINISH HIM!!!


He's All Like; "What?"

Oh, that?
Yeah, I fu**ed that s**t up!

HOLE IN THE PLOT!

Most of the time I can pick them out, but I let it slide anyway. However, sometimes a plot-hole can be so glaringly obvious that it demands no less than a clear screenshot with a sarcastic comment printed in huge, bold type right on top of it. Click here for more great disillusionment.

New? Trailer For The Dark Knight Rises

         

I say "new?" because I'm not sure that it is. I found it on "We Got This Covered", and it's new to me. Either way it's pretty damn sweet.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

3-D Monster Movie Madness!!!

Hey gang, it's not often that I am so completely blown away by something that it inspires me to action. A few months ago, I ran across this video of  the "Mondo Mystery Movie Nine" featuring a super-secret screening of 1978's zombie classic; "Dawn of The Dead", complete with 200 rampaging zombies, a mock SWAT team and George Romero himself! Check out the video below if you don't believe me!


For those of you not in the know, Mondo presents classic films with a twist; the location is always different, and the film is a very well-kept secret right up until the film rolls. They make in a real event by having people dress up as characters from the films (as seen above), and scare the Hell out of those brave souls who hold a ticket. And to top it off, they sell limited edition posters and t-shirts by some of the finest artists of the day.

I absolutely love every aspect of this, and plan on taking 3-D Monster out of the interwebs and into the real world by planning a series of film events, very much like Mondo, but with my own, unique twist! I envision live music, special guests, thrills and chills, movie-themed food and a full bar! I'll keep you guys posted as the date for the first event draws near. I already have an idea of what I want to do for the first film, and hope to have it ready by late Spring or early Summer.

Incredible MONDO Posters!

Dawn of the Dead by Jeff Proctor
Dracula by Aaron Horkey & Vania Zouravliov
Gremlins by Ken Taylor
House by the Cemetery by Jeff Proctor
The Mad Doctor by Tom Whalen
Maniac by Ken Taylor
Kill Bill by Tyler Stout
The Burning by Phantom City Creative
Swamp Thing by Florian Bertmer
The Mummy by Martin Ansin
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Chris Ware
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by Jeff Proctor

Banksy Nailed it...

Although, for the sake of my youngest as well as the compulsive completest in me;..... sigh... I suppose I shall endure episode I one more time.