Saturday, July 16, 2011

Because I Am Awesome

I'm awesome.

So awesome that I have an acquaintance in "the biz" that signs a lot of my books and is probably writing one of the best high end titles for Marvel right now.

The other day he had dropped a book off at a store for me to pick up the next time I was going to be stopping by.  So I stopped by the other day to pick it up and looked around their at their figures as I usually do.  This place kinda overprices stuff, but if it's a rare item I'm glad to buy it.

So I'm looking around in the toy enclave and I see this:

Ooops, wrong button...sorry. (Click for bigger boobage).

I see this:

Click for bigger awesomeage.

Pretty rare for an item this new to show up at this store...they usually buy stuff from people and sell it.  So I'm not sure who had sold this to them...they told me they got it from their distributor but I doubt that, given there's a Red Hulk in there in Piss Poor -1 condition for $12.99 that I can find at Target for $7.99.

Anyway, I bought it pretty quickly for around $20...and I know I'll end up seeing it at a Target or Toys R Us in a week or so for $13.99 or $11.99.  But I have been drooling over this three-pack since the day I saw it previewed.  There's a nice Original Avengers set that's out along with it...comes with the clunky old school Iron Man, Hulk, Wasp, Ant Man and Thor.  That set is pretty sweet but there is no way I'm passing up that Warpath for the Avengers pack.

Good thing these are going for a hot dollar on the Internets.

Dan Slott's Fridge

In case you live on the fucking moon or something, Dan Slott has been writing the hell out of Amazing Spider-Man lately.  It's pretty much already been chalked up to one of the greatest ASM runs in history.

The story is amazing, issue #665 was hyped and surpassed that hype and the anticipation for what's to come couldn't get any more intense.

So, with that is his fridge.  I want to live in front of it and stare at it.

If you are not reading ASM...go back to when Slott came on board and read.  You will not be able to put the issues down and you'll even catch the master himself, Christos Gage, on a few issues.


So, as of late I've been hanging out on Twitter. The comic community has a huge presence there and it's a great place to talk comics, read some insider news and just listen to some of the creators talk about their process.

However, sometimes celebrities get their stuff retweeted...and we all know celebrities are not known for their brilliant tweets

Obviously, celebrities are the touchstone by which all society is judged.  What they deem cool or awesome, or evil so goes the sheep.  (Where are all the war protests??)

They think they're amazing and insightful, especially musicians.  Idiots like the Kardashians and the Hiltons, who get paid to tweet (can you imagine?  what a fucked up society, no wonder Obama got elected...we are the American Idol version of a country). aren't nearly as inspired, savvy,. astute and adroit with their discriminating tastes.

The other day I saw this come across my htc Incredible's Plume feed:

My reply was originally, simply this:

But the more his idiocy stayed on me, the more I felt the need to lay into him:

And, then:

And that's where I think I hit my mark.  I knew I was missing something vital.  I knew I hated this guy and his "band" more than the normal one hit wonders out there who marry other dim celebrities and named their children "Framer" or "StarMountain" or "Fluvium".

It's the fucking skinny jeans!  I seriously think a man walking around in those skinny jeans needs to be brought to a retraining facility and manned the fuck up.  Get a fucking haircut, too.

Maroon 5 and Adam Levine started that skinny jean shit and it hasn't gone away.

Fuck off Adam Levine, you Level 5 Maroon.

Mort! You Have Just Fucked With The Wrong Person

Via Fox And Friends. Some idiot thief decided upon B&E'ing a house owned by the wrong person (from his perspective) and the best person (from street justice's perspective).

Arturo Lozzi's Ghost Rider Variant Cover

Four words: Bad. Ass.

I'm excited to see Ghost Rider back in action.  Thanks!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Yes, MORE!

Via Bleeding Cool via |\/|$|\| (puke):

Meet Fili and Kili.  Two Dwarves from the upcoming The Hobbit movie.

Get the rest there.  I can't wait.

Netflix Goes From Awesome To Suckage Instantly

I just received an email from Netflix stating the following:

We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into two separate plans to better reflect the costs of each. Now our members have a choice: a streaming only plan, a DVD only plan, or both.

Your current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:

Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming) for $7.99 a month

Your price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). You don't need to do anything to continue your memberships for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs.

These prices will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011.

You can easily change or cancel your unlimited streaming plan, unlimited DVD plan, or both, by going to the Plan Change page in Your Account.

We realize you have many choices for home entertainment, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-357-1516.

–The Netflix Team
That's shit.  And is a shitty 60% price increase.

So, basically I can either stream or get DVDs.  That completely fucking blows.  There are tons and tons of times I use Netflix through my XBox to put a movie or a kid's show on...they have a huge array of children's shows for my son.

But I also love to get a new movie sent to me to keep as long as I want, bring to a friends house, bring to work with me and watch while I'm working etc...

I really thought there was something to be said for Netflix.  But I guess money talks and bullshit walks.  I'm all for free enterprise, but how about grandfathering in those that have been your customers since day 1?

Bite me, Netflix