March 3, 2011

I don’t know what to write about. I got an Evo and I love it. It’s exactly awesome.

The Movie

March 3, 2011

I’d like to talk a bit about the Dick Tracy movie. The one that bombed. You know, Al Pacino as Big Boy Caprice, Warren Beatty as Tracy and Madonna as Breathless Mahoney.  Some say it was a bad movie but I thought the visual style and the good performances from Pacino and Dustin Hoffmans as Mumbles lifted it to at least the level of a guilty pleasure.  It’s not as bad as Battlefield Earth or Super Mario Brothers: The Movie (two movies my roommate likes).  And it’s worth noting that it was released in the heydey of Madonna’s vogue phase. I was a pre-teen and had a thing for Madonna then. So sue me.


March 2, 2011

I had an idea. When I bought the Elvis Presley special set of Pez Dispensers it came with Cola flavored Pez. This is the only time I had seen a different flavor packaged.  I had a couple ideas of specialty flavors and the Pez they would go with

– Egg Nog- package it with any Christmas dispenser

– Pumpkin- package with any Halloween dispenser

– Peanut Butter- make a George Washington Carver dispenser and put it with that


What’s The Story?

March 1, 2011

Today I wanted to write about a new comic series I picked up the other day and that I now love. It’s an Image title called Morning Glories.  It’s the story of a group of teenagers on their first day at an exclusive prep school. But the school turns out to be not what they expected.  It’s a place of mysteries and a place where defying the faculty could have dire consequences.

It has decent art but the story is really where it’s at.  It’s filled with clever dialogue, fascinating characters and enough hints of future mysteries to make an episode of Lost seem like an episode of The Backyardigans.  I definitely recommend this.


February 28, 2011

I had no idea what to write about in this newest blog but after reading some new comics today I came up with it. The newest issue of Amazing Spider-man was one of the single best comic issues I have ever read.

Ostensibly it’s about Peter Parker (alias Spider-man, duh) attending the funeral of J. Jonah Jameson’s wife Marla and then having a nightmare about his own life.  The description doesn’t do it justice. The handling of Spider-man’s supporting cast at the funeral is brilliant and gives a little humanity to Jameson who, while one of comics’ greatest characters, can often come off as little more than a joke.

The nightmare half of the issue works on many levels as it not only hearkens to the art style of the early stories but successfully displays Peter’s guilt over the people he has failed to save in his past.

A good issue that re-affirms my faith in comics as an art form.