Monday, May 30, 2011


Just how happy are Michigan fans that Jim Tressel has resigned? The sweater vest was 106-22 overall at OSU and 9-1 against the Wolverines. He beat MSU a few times as well.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just a Note

While Chrysler is celebrating paying off its debt to the US government, Henry Payne makes a few observations of how things aren't quite what they seem. Notable points:

-The government still owns 6.6% of Chrysler.

-Chrysler didn't so much pay off the debt as move it to another credit card, just not one owned by the government.

-Taxpayers are still going to lose $1.9 billion on the deal.

-Obama insisted that part of part of Fiat's acquisition deal of Chrysler be that they bring the successful small car from Europe, the Fiat 500, to the US. But what's bringing in the money for Chrysler now? The same as every other US automaker, trucks and SUVs.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Comic Cover of the Week: Rocketeer Adventures #1


It's not every day you see an article in a Detroit paper start with a location of Cass City, but the lead story on the Detroit News website today is about the Sanilac Petroglyphs. Short version: The Petroglyphs are eroding away because the government does not want to spend the money to protect them and there's difficulty getting private money because of general economic conditions in the Thumb and legal issues involving Indian tribes.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Green Lantern

Go Green!

MSU has won a share of the Big Ten baseball title by beating Northwestern 10-1 today, the Spartans' first since 1979. The Spartans can win the title outright with a win over Northwestern tomorrow or if Illinois loses to Indiana tonight.

Monday, May 09, 2011

RE: Thor

A few thoughts of my own:

-I liked it quite a bit myself, not sure exactly where it ranks against the other Marvel Studios films. Ahead of Hulk anyway.

-I was surprised that the movie managed to be funny without being cheesy. I was worried it would slip up in this department, but it managed to not get stupid.

-Ump, what did you think of the costumes? I thought they came out well on screen when they could have looked pretty goofy, but I'm more tolerant of that sort of thing than the average viewer.

-I'd heard it was doing fairly well with women, so it's nice to hear some confirmation of that. I actually thought it needed about two more scenes on Earth to flesh the relationship angle and I wouldn't have minded that at all. Maybe I just wanted more Natalie Portman.

-I think Hemsworth is going to be a star. He seemed to carry the film without any trouble. Also, having good actors makes a huge difference. Anthony Hopkins was great as Odin.

-Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, the guy with the bow, got me psyched for Avengers. I really hope they get him some screen time, which is going to be tough with Iron Man, Cap, and Thor.

-The device at the end was almost certainly the cosmic cube. It gives anyone who holds it the power to turn their thoughts into reality. It's sometimes possessed and often pursued by Captain America villain the Red Skull. I'd be surprised if it didn't show up in Captain America. I also think it's practically guaranteed that Loki and the cube will either be or cause the main threat in Avengers. Loki was the villain in The Avengers #1 way back in 1963.

Sunday, May 08, 2011


Saw it. Good flick. My wife even liked had a love story. She also thought it was pretty funny.

We even stuck around for the crazy end credit scene. I'm getting geeked. Maybe someone could explain their thoughts on what is being talked about at the end credit scene...I don't know comic books as well.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Rashard Mendenhall...

...has persuasively made the case for NFL players not being allowed to have Twitter accounts. For example, after tweeting about Bin Laden's death, concerning 9/11 he wrote: "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style." Sure, he's free to put up whatever he wants, but is that really a good idea? I can't imagine the Steelers front office was thrilled, especially since they released a statement today:

"I have not spoken with Rashard, so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."

I don't think it was hard to explain or comprehend, but I guess that's an official statement for you.

Monday, May 02, 2011

What's in a name?

For those of you dealing with naming children, this might be useful: Most Hated Baby Names.