Saturday, March 01, 2008

Isn't it ironic...

So on May 2 (my brother's birthday, as he incessantly reminds me), there's this movie coming out.

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Iron Man is one of those superheroes that I tend to enjoy as a concept more than in actual practice. I couldn't tell you the last time I bought an Iron Man comic book.

But I have to say, I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Like a lot.

Friday, February 29, 2008


Just a quick question: Exactly what did they think was going to happen? I've seen better plans from Wile E. Coyote.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Leap Day! Oh, boy!

Technically, it's not until tomorrow, but since I post so late at night, it's usually the next day by the time anyone sees it, so...

Another February 29th. Wow. Um...

Let's see. Historically, Superman's birthday is said to be on this day.

But since we're talking about leaps, I thought I'd be original and talk about one of my favorite shows, Parker Lewis Can't Lose.

Just kidding.

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Quantum Leap's premiere, which makes me feel pretty damn old.

I liked the show a lot, even though it was a crapshoot just trying to find what day it was on at any given point during the season. I've always been interested in time travel, so I'm a sucker for a TV based around it.

Except it wasn't really a hard sci-fi show; aside from the premise of a guy going back in time to fix things that had gone wrong, it was a pretty normal drama.

By the last season, things went "a little caca," and Dr. Sam Beckett found himself inhabiting the bodies of famous people, something we'd been assured up to that point, wouldn't happen. But ratings being the factor they are, it wouldn't have surprised me to see him leap into space or something.

The last episode is one of my favorites, because it doesn't wrap everything up with a happy anding and a nice little bow. At least, not for everyone.

Al's Place has more QL information than you can shake a stick at, and I've been known to just hang out there and read, wondering what could've been.

Not surprisingly, The Sci-Fi Channel has again dropped the ball; according to their schedule, you can expect to watch a metric buttload of Stargate shows, even though Leap Day would make sense to show Quantum Leap. But I also see that there's an episode of Chuck that day, too.

Seriously, Sci-Fi, what the hell?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

If you want to destroy my sweater...

My buddy Ken just passed this along to me, and I thought I'd share. Write March 20 on your calendar. It's Sweater Day, in honor of Fred Rogers on what would've been his 80th birthday.

It's actually part of a bigger celebration, as outlined by everyone's favorite postal carrier, Mr. McFeely in the video below:

I've been itching to get a new green cardigan, and now I've got an excuse. Won't you be my neighbor?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Apparently, there is a wrong way to eat a Reese's

I came across Natalie Dee's site a while back, and then I stumbled it today, and I just had to share something that made me giggle a little too much.

natalie dee

Go look at the rest of her comics; they're awesome.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Photographic evidence from WonderCon

As promised, here are some pictures from WonderCon.

For some odd reason, they call us The Twins at work. Go figure.
Me and Karyne outside Moscone Center South, waiting in line to get in.

This line, which wrapped around the side of the building, was for the people who already had tickets and needed to sign in. It was only drizzly at this point, thankfully.

Gumby and Portly
Here's Karyne with two guys who had my favorite costumes at the convention. There were really a lot of displays of cleavage costumes to be found on the showroom floor.

Some assembly required.

You got used to all the costumes after a while, unless you went outside the convention center to get lunch, and then it was a bit jarring to be behind Black Canary in line to get a steak sandwich.

One of the cool things about having so many people in costume was that when they stopped to talk to each other, it looked like they were just co-workers chatting around the watercooler.

Lumbergh *should* be Loki...

And here's a teeny bit of video. It was hard finding footage of Anne Hathaway where she wasn't distracted by my awesomeness, so be gentle.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Never mind the bollocks...

Some of my memories are more fragments than actual narratives. And every now and then, something will remind me of them.

Doubly weird, it's like I had absolutely no recollection until the memory itself was triggered.

Like when we were in elementary school and at the end of the day, we had to put our chairs up on the tables. I think this was so it was easier for the custodians to clean the classroom after school, but I don't know for sure.

And other things I remember making complete sense at the time, but when I think of it now, it's completely bizarre.

I never understood why they made paste smell like wintergreen if they didn't want kids to eat it. That said, I never actually tasted it, thanks to the admonishments of much older kids (second-graders).

"Don't eat the paste," they told me.


They looked around, making sure the teacher wasn't lurking about. Finally, they told me.

"It'll stick your balls together."

Even as a first-grader, it made no sense to me how the paste would get from your stomach to your, um, ballular area, but I didn't want to take a chance, because I worried that if I ate paste, and my testimonials did get stuck together, I'd go to the doctor, who would look up from his clipboard with a disapproving look because with my luck, the only way in the whole world that would happen is if I did, in fact, eat paste.

Better safe than sorry, I say.

I'm a nut that way.

Don't get testy.