Friday, July 30, 2010

Newsboys - Born Again

Fritz's next challenge to the band.

Sorry, couldn't get the official music video.

Down Memory Lane

I decided to click on the year "2005" of the Blog Archive, just to relive some of the previous posts. I barely scrolled down and found this. Look familiar? Guess I should start using labels.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thor Trailer

UPDATE: Well, the trailer is gone, but you can see some pictures here if you're interested.

UPDATE 2: From a different site.

The Joker

Jack's house. I knocked on his door, but he said "Go sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here!" Then he slammed the door in my face.

Yes, that is a tennis court.

My Car

Don't take away my man card, but I don't know anything about this ride. I believe it's a Bugatti. It just looked really nice parked on some street in LA called Rodeo Drive. A street slightly different than Main St. in CC. If you can fill me in on more car details, please do. I heard it has two V-8 engines, speedometer said 280 MPH (I guess that's fast).

UPDATE: According to this site, it's pretty fast and expensive.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Draft Day

Does the weekend of Labor Day work as fantasy draft day for everyone who plans to be there? I'm planning to be around this weekend and next week, so we could discuss it then if anyone has other ideas.

Avengers Assemble

Here's a photo (from of the cast of The Avengers from the Marvel movie panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend:

Is it just me, or does Robert Downey Jr. always look like he's having a blast when he's involved in this sort of thing?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"I call it Vera."

My new car:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Whosoever holds this hammer..."

I don't know if Marvel's upcoming film Thor is going to be a success like Iron Man, but based on the picture below from USA Today (via Spinoff Online) Chris Hemsworth is sure taking it seriously:

Those are some pretty serious guns. For reference, here's what he looked like before he was cast as Thor:

Comic Cover of the Week: Batman Beyond #2

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Big (12) Ten Championship Game Site

Angelique S. Chengelis has a short article in the News discussing venues, Ford Field specifically, that could host the eventual conference championship game. Despite the obvious drawback of being in Detroit, I think Ford Field has proven to be a viable location of major events, but I had a few other thoughts:

-Chengelis thinks it's a no-brainer that the game should be played indoors given that it would be the first week in December. I'm not so sure. I wouldn't want it to always be played at Soldier or Lambeau, but what better way to live up to the conference's reputation for toughness and smash mouth football than playing in freezing temperatures? Show those hothouse flower teams down South how it's done.

-Rotating the game between a few different locations makes sense once you've determined the locations. I don't think I'd want the game to be tied to any particular stadium, even Ford Field.

-The Metrodome shouldn't be an option because the Metrodome sucks. It's not as bad for football, but still... it sucks.

-I'd rather the game not be played on a college field.

Coming to Detroit

Next month Superman is coming to Detroit. Not literally, though for all I know there may be someone walking around Detroit in a Superman costume in August. The comics have Superman currently walking across America and he's making a stop in Motown. Which I guess is safe if you're the Man of Steel, it's just a little dicey for the rest of us.

Any thoughts as to what he should encounter? A former mayor on the way to prison? The post-apocalyptic scene that makes up much of Detroit? Maybe he could give a pep talk to the Lions?

Blood Stone

It's been a while since I wanted to play a Bond game. Could this be the one?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Get Fuzzy on Soccer

All last weeks strips were on soccer, all hilarious.

Get Fuzzy

Get Fuzzy

Get Fuzzy

Probably my favorite:
Get Fuzzy

Comic Cover of the Week: Daredevil #508

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

In one of those weird ironies of nature, being surrounded by a bunch of soapy-sponge-wielding attractive University of Alabama female zoology students in wet t-shirts is an excellent plot device for a late night cinemax movie when the subject "victim" getting a bath is a sensitive-yet-jocular ski instructor, but it's terrifying if you're a brown pelican.

-Jonah Goldberg, post on The Corner

You think?

The lead from an AP article on Terrell Owens: "Terrell Owens says he’s concerned teams are swayed by the perception that he’s a troublemaker and that’s why none have signed the free-agent receiver." Really, you think just maybe that might have something to do with it?

Friday, July 09, 2010

Cop Out

Okay, I may have have taken a shot at Bill Simmons the other day, and I still think his judgment is suspect after all the World Cup love, but sometimes he really nails a point. A quote from his pre-"LeBronocalypse" column, as linked by Stephen Spruiell at The Corner:

I think it's a cop-out. Any super-competitive person would rather beat Dwyane Wade than play with him. Don't you want to find the Ali to your Frazier and have that rival pull the greatness out of you? That's why I'm holding out hope that LeBron signs with New York or Chicago (or stays in Cleveland), because he'd be saying, "Fine. Kobe, Dwight and Melo all have their teams. Wade and Bosh have their team. The Celtics are still there. Durant's team is coming. I'm gonna go out and build MY team, and I'm kicking all their asses." That's what Jordan would have done. Hell, that's what Kobe would have done.

In May, after the Cavs were ousted in the conference semifinals, I wrote that LeBron was facing one of the greatest sports decisions ever: "winning (Chicago), loyalty (Cleveland) or a chance at immortality (New York)."

I never thought he would pick "HELP!"

There's also this observation on Cleveland fans and Bill's feelings towards LeBron:

This stomach-punch moment? Calculated. By a local kid they loved, defended and revered.

It would be unforgivable. Repeat: unforgivable. I don't have a dog in this race -- as a Celtics fan, I wanted to see him go anywhere but Chicago -- but LeBron doing this show after what happened in the 2010 playoffs actually turned me against him. No small feat. I was one of his biggest defenders. Not anymore.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Comic Cover of the Week: Shadowland #1

Comic Cover of the Week Runner-Up: G0DLAND #32

Baseball Stadium Tour

Matt Stairs is cheating. Not only is he getting to all the baseball stadiums, he's PLAYING for all the different baseball stadiums. He's played for 12 different teams in his career. Twelve. He played for three different teams in the year 2006 alone. Larry Brown thinks that's ridiculous. Last night he hit his 20th career pinch hit homerun, which ties the record.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

RE: Kitten Cannon

From Adam's post, I smashed your 896 ft (24 degree incline) record.

1262 ft (20 degree incline)

Decisions, Decisions

So, LeBron James' future plans are going to be announced tomorrow night. On ESPN. This is everything I hate about the NBA. Okay, not quite everything: Apparently the money raised from the advertising during the 60-min (!) special is going to charity. But still, here's lots of ego, hype, and, uh, no basketball. I understand why people are interested since this is a relatively rare event in the sports business, but it seems to me like a line is being crossed that we're going to regret later. And ESPN is complicit, as they have been all along with LeBron. Remember his high school game on ESPN? Maybe they should get his official sponsorship?

Quote of the "Day"...sort of

After reading Adam's post of Bill Simmons: World Cup's 20 Questions:

Question No. 13: If you could change anything about soccer, what would it be?

I hate how teams milk leads in the last 15-20 minutes by faking injuries and taking forever to sub players. When that Ghana player had to be carried off on a stretcher at the tail end of the America game, then hopped off like nothing ever happened as soon as the stretcher was out of bounds, I thought that was appalling. Actually, it made me want to go to war with Ghana. I wanted to invade them. I'm not even kidding. That's another great thing about the World Cup: Name another sport in which you genuinely want to invade other countries when you lose.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Quote of the Day

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

-Calvin Coolidge, Address at the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, Pa.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Dre Bly returns... the Lions with a two-year deal. I didn't know the Lions were in the market for a locker room cancer.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Kitten Cannon

Now this is a timewaster. My best score so far is 896 ft (that was at 24 degrees inclination). Via Jonah Goldberg's G-file.


Well, I can officially say I've lost all respect for Bill Simmons.