Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Brady vs Manning Conversation Is Over

The Manning Face
There can be no more discussion about Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning.  Tom Brady is the better of the two, there is no more doubt, there is no more question, there is no more debate. 

It's over.

Honestly, the argument was legit 7-9 years ago.  But it has long been over.  Brady has lapped him like Lance Armstrong vs that kid on your street riding his Big Wheel.

However, talking heads on ESPN need something to talk about and there's nothing like a good old "He's better than he is" argument.

First: Rings.  Tom's got 3 (should be 5) and Manning has 1.  That should end the conversation, but it doesn't...people, understandably don't like the Patriots.  They win and they beat their favorite teams so they hate the Pats and say it's all about stats, not rings.

Second: Leadership.  Tom Brady has done more with less than Manning could ever possibly do.  Manning's always had MVP receivers.  Brady's turned people into MVPs and HOFers.

Third: The Manning Face.  You've seen what it is.  You know what it is.  Brady doesn't make The Manning Face.  Manning does.  Manning pouts, Brady wins.

Fourth: Stats.  These are the numbers for Brady's last 4 games:
Win vs Shitsburgh - 30 for 43, 350 yards, 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, 117.4 passer rating
Win vs Manning - 19 for 25, 186 yards, 2 TDs, 0 interceptions, 123.1 passer rating
Win vs Detroit - 21 for 27, 341 yards, 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, 158.3 passer rating
Win vs Jorts - 21 for 29, 326 yards, 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, 148.9 passer rating
And Manning Face's numbers:
Win vs WKRP - 20 for 36, 185 yards, 0 TDs, 0 interceptions, 69.8 passer rating
Loss vs Brady - 38 for 52, 396 yards, 4 TDs, 3 interceptions, 96.3 passer rating
Loss vs A Whale's Vagina - 31 for 48, 285 yards, 2 TDs, 4 interceptions, 59.8 passer rating
Loss vs God's Team - 36 for 48, 365 yards, 2 TDs, 4 interceptions, 75.4 passer rating
Brady has thrown 4 picks this year. Manning has thrown not only 4 in a single game on more than one occasion, but 15 all year. The amount of fail Manning brings to a game on one day is greater than the amount Brady does in an entire season. 

Brady has been playing for 10 years to Manning's 12.  Manning's got 196 picks so far to Brady's 103.  If you're not good at math, that's 'bout double.  Plus, Brady missed a year went he went off to fight in WWII.

Fifth: Wins.  Want to argue that one?

Brady has 106 lifetime wins and 24 lifetime losses, he's 14 and 4 in the post season (granted one of those losses was a big one - but Brady marched down and won that game...the defense fucked him), and is currently riding a 25 consecutive home game win streak.

Manning has, with 3 extra years, 137 lifetime wins, is 7-8 in the post-season, and currently riding a 0 consecutive home game win streak.

Read more at Cold, Hard Football Facts.  That's all the number crunching I'm capable of.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Obama Doing Wonders Repairing International Diplomacy

If anything good has come out of this Wikileaks disaster, it's the fact that Obama is being shown as the lying, hypocritical political midget that he is.

Campaigning, he told all his idiot voters that he would repair our image in the world.  I don't think calling superpower leaders like Putin and Medvedev "Batman and Robin", throwing Yemen under the bus, sending Komrade Klinton out to the UN to spy on our allies and being a general arugula eating elitist.

American should be ashamed at what we have elected.  He has destroyed this country's image and doesn't even care.  His hubris and arrogance knows no bounds.  He needs to crawl out from under the Oval Office desk and do something about this...but he should have done it three weeks ago.  He's just sitting back and watching.  He's sitting back and watching because he hasn't the foggiest idea as to what he should do about it.

Instead, he's back here extending the Bush tax cuts hoping this:

is just a bad dream.

But it isn't, Obama.  This is reality.  You wanted this office, you were gonna save us all.
You can't even save yourself ya worthless little cretin.

Shadowland Review

So Shadowland ends.

I didn't see this result coming until about half-way through.  I figured Daredevil was possessed by some crazy ass ninja shit and knew he'd end up "taking a break".  What I didn't see was this:

Black Panther. wowyawn.
Why Black Panther, I don't know.  He's never done much for me, I never cared about his character or his marriage to Storm, I really only know about it because they shoved it down our throats by working it into every Marvel title on the shelves when it happened.  "Hey look everyone, we have African-Americans/Blacks/Africans in our comics!  We have tokenism diversity!"  I never gave a shat about Wakanda or Wakadan culture or the song Waka Waka from Shakira.  I did like seeing Halle Berry in the movies though.

Anyway, this arc was all about the "forgotten" heroes after "Civil War" (Bush is bad), "Dark Reign" (Bush is Evil), "Siege" (Bush is going down man!) and the current "Heroic Age" (Yay, Obama is awesome put him all over covers!!!)...so there's a bit of similarity there, knomsayin?

Anyway, Shadowland had all my favs: Daredevil, Moonknight, Punisher, Iron Fist, Bullseye etc. Man, they're gonna put all these awesome street level guys some much needed attention!  I cannot wait, said I. 

I was given Black Panther.

Anyway, here's Lucy Pinder taking care of her Lucy Pinder breasts for your enjoyment.  Isn't she nice?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Liberalism In Comics

Before I begin my Shadowland Review I wanted to mention the overwhelming amount of liberalism in comics.  Are there anti-liberal comics?  Yes.  Jonah Hex is probably the best.  I haven't seen the movie yet, but the book is amazing.  The movie stars semi-9/11 truther, Josh Brolin, and he kinda makes me sick.  Thomas Jane, who has gone on the record as saying he had always dreamed of playing Hex, got relegated to the animated short found on the bonus features of Batman: Under The Red Hood.  If you've seen it, you know that Jane would have been absolutely perfect for the live action role.  But nope...why give fans what they want?

Jimmy Palmiotti has been the writer of the book along with Justin Gray for a long time.  It, along with 2 other books, I purchase religiously.  I've no problem putting some books right back on the shelf...Jonah never gets put back.

Now, Jimmy and Justin may disagree with me, they might even be full-fledged, card holding ACLU, ACORN volunteers.  But what they write is what I like.  Revenge stories.  Revenge stories are the best.  From Taken to Law Abiding Citizen to First Blood to Braveheart...people like revenge.

There are some books that are downright adult-orientated but most people know that comics aren't aimed at 30-40 year olds.  That isn't to say comics are for kids...but they are for younger people, perhaps those that are a bit more impressionable.  So it's pretty easy to use your storyline to push an agenda that you want.  The recent Captain America controversy, for example.  Couldn't even leave him alone, could ya Joe Q?  Gotta push those buttons, right?  Gotta get those Hollywood folks to buy what you're sellin', right?  In the interest of full disclosure...Jonah Hex is a DC book, Joe Q works at Marvel.

Using a story to convey a more complex idea or argument is a long time practice and is no secret...written stories have always used allegory to get something across.  If you've taken English 101 and understood it, you know that.

Ahab didn't really get eaten by a whale, heck he wasn't even chasing a whale to begin with.  Dante didn't really travel down seven levels of Hell.  Romeo and Juliet is just a story about two kids in love. Francis Macomber's wife really did shoot him in the back of the head...but it wasn't because she couldn't aim...it's because Hemmingway hated women.

Anyway (again)...after a particularly insulting issue during Dark Reign run (which was unfortunate, Thunderbolts turned around and is one of my favorite reads). I decided to make an effort to move most of the money going from my wallet to Joe Q's wallet to other companies/people.

Anyway, there are tons of books that don't lather up the liberalism and dish it out like a community college philosophy professor.  Chew, Jonah Hex, The Walking Dead (godDAMN is AMC doing a fine job with that! [Walking Dead Season Finale tonight!]), John Constantine Hellblazer, anything from Jason Burns, Superman (stick to the minis (Superman for All SeasonsAll Star Superman, Vol. 1, All Star Superman, Vol. 2) - stuff like that. Zenoscope books, Avatar Press books, Christos Gage written books...just to name a few.

Avoid J. Michael Straczynski

Anyway, these guys might be liberals, they might not be.  Are they anti-liberal comics? I don't know.  I do know that they are escapism stories written for amusement first.  I get enough political allegory from Hollywood and mostly every single concert I seem to attend.  However, these guys seems smart enough to know they are story-tellers - and they're using their medium to do just that: tell a story - not jam their liberal political agendas down the reader's throat.  I thank them for that.