Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Pull List for July 27, 2011

Had a big day yesterday and was really looking forward to reading some of these, lots to read, but my wife decided to go hormonally bananas last night so I took an Ambien, hid in my office and fell asleep on my recliner. That sounded really sad typing it out.

Moving the fuck on.



If the name "Christos Gage" is under the part where it says "Writer". I buy it.










I don't think this ended up coming out yesterday, but totally worth waiting for...even with the creative team shakeup.








Nothing's really happened yet, Thor tripped out on some boomers, Aunt May slapped Marvel's Captain We Apologize For Being American & there's a big funeral. But what's missing? How is the Ultimate Universe without this character? What has his death had an effect on other than people's emotions? There has to be some kind of domino effect here...they've got 6 issues left we'll have to see.








Monday, July 25, 2011

Press The +1 Thing

I think I get extra internets if you press the +1 under each post.

Actually, I don't know what they do...but I'm sure it'll help me.  So go ahead and press it for me, I want to see what it does for traffic or my plan to enslave the world to be a more efficient blogger.

Plus, I'll post more boobies.

 

I'm willing to bet (see what I did there) that Mike Matusow lost on the river card somehow.

"Call My Bluff!"

After such presidential action (it ain't his first) I think this is a fitting picture of what the American public perceives 0bama to be at the moment.

I WANT A CREDIT CARD MOMMY, NOW!!!!!!!

The Great Uniter Alienator. 

Hat tip, ANDY'S PLACE. Go there if you want to read someone that truly knows how to "write" and "blog".

Sunday, July 24, 2011

WTF Are You Going To Do About Netflix?

News Flash, Netflix suddenly went from "I can't believe what I'm getting for the price!" to "I can't believe how little I'm getting for the price" but announcing their change in services.

So, those of you that are customers what are you going to do?


Are you going to go DVD only?  I considered the streaming a luxury, and used it rarely.  But when I did I loved it.  To right from a game of Battlefield 2 to a movie without getting up or switching devices or changing inputs was awesome.  I depended on the DVDs in the mail for the real, "date-night" type weekend entertainment with my wife.

Now I have to choose.  Obviously Netflix wants people to go to the all streaming option which, in my opinion, sucks.  You can't get a full season of a show streaming.  For example: Netflix is offering a season of Show A for streaming, yet the last two episodes are labled "Disc Only".  You've seen it, I've seen it.

So unless they change that particular policy I see no way I can continue being their customer.

Well, what about the DVD only plan?  With talks of the USPS cutting their delivery down to 5 days a week, and even more rumors have them down to 3, even 1.  Let's say because of Netflix' change in policy I up my plan to 3 discs out at a time, and a year later the post office only delivers mail 3 days a week...where are my discs and where is my value?

Netflix, while I believe can do whatever they want...probably lost a lot of customers and I'm at about the 75% mark of leaving.  I just can't decide what to do.

At the very least, Netflix should have "grandfathered" in their long-standing customers like myself (who got them into such a powerful position to begin with) and moved forward with any pricing structure plans then.

Anyway, with reports of people getting screwed over by Netflix for "unreturned discs" (make sure that last disc you sent back has been marked as received on their website before closing your account) after they canceled their accounts, please follow this guide to ensure your safety when leaving Netflix.