Monthly Archives: March 2013

Saturday Songs – Sunday Edition

To be honest, this post has absolutely nothing to do with Easter.  I am not even going to try and justify it like I did with the actual Saturday Song.  This is here just because it is that cool.

I stumbled across this video one day while I was searching Youtube for music.  I was not even sure what I was looking for, but I am glad I found this.

Now, I had heard of Gretchen Wilson before, and I had heard of Alice in Chains.  I like some of the stuff from Alice in Chains, but never gotten into the more hardcore country sound of Wilson.

What I had never heard were the two of them together… performing Heart’s Barracuda.

Now, I’m still not sure that I would ever buy one of Gretchen Wilson’s country albums.  Even the few songs I had explored were just way too country for me.  But, if she were to ever release a rock album, even if it were just rock covers, I would buy that CD in a second.

Faster if Barracuda was on it.

Saturday Songs – March 30, 2013

Today I’m posting a very special Easter edition of Saturday Songs.  I say very special because I used a lot of six degrees logic to justify it.

So, bear with me.  It will all be clear in a moment.

I Wanna Be Bad qualifies for Easter music because:

  1. It is performed by Willa Ford
  2. Willa Ford appeared in an issue of Playboy
  3. Playboy‘s logo is a bunny
  4. What is the big non-Religious symbol of Easter?  That’s right, the bunny

So, for your enjoyment, here is one of twelve celebrities who could get me on a roller coaster, Willa Ford and I Wanna Be Bad.

Superheroes and Aging

It’s something we all get to look forward to: growing older.  At least, it’s something we get to look forward to if we are not on a comic book reality.  And, last time I checked (ten minutes ago), we weren’t.

It is an issue that really never comes up in comics.  This is mostly because it is possible to take a full year to tell a story that happens in one day in the comic.  The very nature of comics prevents aging from coming into  play, except in a severe long-term fashion, or for story effect (“Superman, you aged 300 years in 30 seconds, and Lex Luthor is attacking!”)

For those of us who wish to create our own comic world (thus keeping control over our ideas), we can either follow the lead of the majors, or we can adopt our own ideas in dealing with aging.  After all, it is quite possible that and creator could create the hero that readers will want to follow for years, or even generations.

So, beyond just ignoring aging entirely, what can a reader do to deal with it.  Surprisingly, there are a number of options out there.

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Picks of the Week – March 27, 2013

Easter is just around the corner.  A good way to fill that Easter basket is with some new comics.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

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iPod… R.I.P.

Monday night my iPod took a dip in the sink, which you all probably have figured out, is not good for an iPod.

Naturally, I did what anyone in my position would have done.  I went out and bought myself a $13 travel alarm clock.

That will teach me to be more careful with my stuff.

Quote of the Day – March 26, 2013

English: A screenshot from Dracula Italiano: U...

English: A screenshot from Dracula Italiano: Uno screenshot del film Dracula (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you’re a wise man, Van Helsing.

Count Dracula (played by Bela Lugosi)

Dracula

Quote of the Day – March 25, 2013

Cover of "The Magnificent Seven (Special ...

Cover of The Magnificent Seven (Special Edition)

Don’t you ever say that again about your fathers, because they are not cowards. You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility, for you, your brothers, your sisters, and your mothers. And this responsibility is like a big rock that weighs a ton. It bends and it twists them until finally it buries them under the ground. And there’s nobody says they have to do this. They do it because they love you, and because they want to. I have never had this kind of courage. Running a farm, working like a mule every day with no guarantee anything will ever come of it. This is bravery. That’s why I never even started anything like that… that’s why I never will.

O’Reilly (played by Charles Bronson)

The Magnificent Seven

Quote of the Day – March 24, 2013

Cover of "X-Men (Widescreen Edition)"

Cover of X-Men (Widescreen Edition)

Fight with you! Join the team? Be an X-Man? Who the hell do you think you are? You’re a mutant. The whole world out there is full of people who hate and fear you and you’re wasting your time trying to protect them? I’ve got better things to do!

Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman)

X-Men

Saturday Songs – March 23, 2013

You know, it was really been one of those weeks.  My dad started following me on Twitter, which means I probably have to get rid of that now.  It was a short weekend with a lot or really weird days at work.  And, on top of all of that, I found out (once again) that no woman in the world wants to date me.

So, to Hell with it, it’s time for some really silly videos.

First up is The Presidents of the United States of America with Peaches.

Next up of Weird Al Yankovic with Fat.

And finally, the Frantics with Last Will and Temperment

5 Things I Don’t Do

There are a few things I should enumerate (first time I ever used it in a sentence, yay me!).  There are five things that I do not do.

  1. Fly – If God had meant me to fly, he would have given me the bitchin’est set of kickass wings that anyone ever had.  But he did not.  Why?  He did not want me to fly.
  2. Dance – I don’t dance.  I’m not sure if I can’t keep a beat, or if I just can’t dance, but I don’t dance.
  3. Ride Roller Coasters – I really have no crazy desire to see my lunch come back up anytime soon.
  4. Bungee Jump – Similar to roller coasters, though this time, I have no desire to see my lunch fall out of me by means of gravity.
  5. Flirt – This is mostly because I just really suck at it.

Naturally, there are always caveats to any list like this.  There are, in certain situations, certain parameters which will get me to do some of these things.

But that is a topic for another post.

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