Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Random Thoughts #5

Well, it looks like I may be here a while in the GA room at MTSU. To know how that happened, read on.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Horrible Music Videos - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

Journey - probably one of the greatest bands of the 80's.

Separate Ways (song) - most definitely one of the most awesome, fist pumping songs I have heard in my life. Yes, Tron Legacy helped me in finding this song.

Separate Ways (music video) - most definitely one of the most hilariously bad music videos I have seen. You might just agree when you see this.

Some stuff to look out for:
Air Playing
0:54 to 0:57 - What's the keyboard player doing?
Random fine woman...who walks a lot

and last but not least...

Steve Perry (the lead singer) is getting into the spirit, ain't he?

Graphic Novels - Teen Titans Vol. 6: Titans Around the World Part 2

Previously, on Graphic Novels……Stuff happened. Moving on!

Before I start with the second arc, I want to list the rest of the creative team for the tpb:

  • Carlos Ferreria – does the art to the first part of the arc. Not too bad, though I have never heard of him till this day.
  • Paco Diaz – does the art to the last part of the arc. His art’s okay, not too great though. I have never heard of him till now as well.
  • Ryan Benjamin - Also does art on the last part of the arc. his art is okay as well.

So let’s finish this!

Titans Around the World

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Creative Time!! - Superman and Captain Marvel VS. A Random Back Dude

So after checking out Brave and The Bold: the Lost Issues (which is an awesome blog by the way), I thought that I might try to do a couple of imaginary team-ups. The results are...okay? They're not perfect by any means, but I try, Dang it! So, here is the first team up cover I have done:

I have my bets on the the dude in the middle.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Graphic Novels - Teen Titans Vol. 6: Titans Around the World Part 1

Graphic Novels is brought to you by THE MAN, who kicks all types of butt!

Well, it looks I’m back on the Geoff Johns train in going through these tpbs. This here is volume 6 of Teen Titans with issues 34 to 41 within it, so it looks like it’s going to be a long ride. I’m gonna hit the first four issues for this post though.

First, we kinda need some back story to what’s going on here or “Comic History You Don’t Care About But Need To Know In Order To Understand This” (and no I didn’t make that up):

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Favorite Songs - Hall and Oates (oh yeah!)

"That's right! Hall and Oates. All I have to say about this is: Thank you 92.9 FM. Or should I say: F U 92.9 FM. ARGH!!"

Okay, enough of that sarcastic nonsense. Anyway, yes, I do like me some Hall and Oates from time to time. So, since I haven't done this in a while, and since I want to save some other favorite groups/artists for later, you get some "White Soul" today (kidding about the "white soul" stuff. Soul has no color or ethnicity for me.). I don't really have much to say about these songs, so here we go with the list:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Graphic Novels - New Avengers: Breakout!

This installment of Graphic Novels is brought to you by Sexual Chocolat!!

Well, here it is (hmm…that sounds familiar…). This is the comic book that started the whole “walking to Outer Limits” thing. New Avengers is its name. I first heard about the book in a USA Today newspaper (in the Life section). Wow, Marvel has been doing that for longer than I thought (Example: THIS). Anyway, since I saw both Wolverine and Spider-Man on the cover, I knew I was going to get it. It was a somewhat cold day in November…or should I say December 2004 (what was I thinking), and I was supposed to be going to a party with a friend later that night, so I walked and walked and walked….and that street….ugh. After this incident, I found a better way to get to the store, but I still had to deal with Memorial Blvd. though. I know I got something else that day. I think it was either a Superman issue or the last issue to Identity Crisis (don’t know or care). So let’s get to the main creative team:

Brian Michael Bendis (aka BMB or BENDIS!) – BMB is probably the “Geoff Johns of Marvel” (yeah, I could not come up with another analogy). BMB is well known for his runs on Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, Powers, and of course, just about every Avengers book that has come out in the last 6 years. He’s disassembled the Avengers as well as reassembled the Avengers over the years and has written just about every major crossover event book in recent years (House of M, Secret Invasion, and Siege). He’s a good writer (I do have most of his stuff of course).

David Finch – the penciller for the whole arc as well as the covers (which do look cool). He’s okay. He’s not bad, but he’s not one of my favorites. He's done a lot for Marvel, and now he's at DC.

SO with all of that out of the way, let’s get to the issues, shall we?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Horrible Music Videos - White Horse (not the Taylor Swift song)

Laid Back - Never heard of them.

White Horse? Definitely have heard this song. I vaguely remember listening to this random song on the radio with my dad a long time ago. We didn't get it then, and I still don't get it now. The song is alright.  The music is catchy. It brings to mind 3 questions:

1. What is the White Horse and why should you not ride it?
2. Do you really have to be a b---- to be rich?
3. What is the White Pony and why should I ride it instead?

The music video doesn't answer these questions unfortunately. It's not bad bad, but it is hilariously bad.

Some stuff to watch out for:
a real nice beat
a Random white man jig
A Man that walks a lot
a cross-eyed woman (of the night?)
a pony
a David Hasselhoff look-a-like
old idiot spying on shady deals

And that's all I have for today. Peace.

0:46 - David Hasselhoff??

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Random Pics of the Month - August

And here are the random pics of the month of August:

Took me a freaking month to complete this in 2008---yep, I'm slow, but I'm good as well.

Oh man, this man's stayin' alive! He's got the funk! He's hearing that boogie rhythm, and he has no choice but to get down down down down! Oh yeah!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Movie Talk - Planet of the Apes Franchise

Well, I've been wanting to do something like this for a while now, but I haven't felt like it. SO, since the new POTA movie is coming out this week (still undecided if I will see it in theaters), I might as well talk about my experience with the franchise and the movies themselves. Now, I'm not some Uber-fan (I think) or an expert on the meanings of these movies, I'm just a guy who likes scifi in just about all of its forms.

The first POTA movie I saw was Beneath the Planet of the Apes (the 2nd one for short). It was on this old VHS tape which had a Godzilla movie (Gihdorah: the Three-Headed Monster), a Richard Pryor movie (Bustin' Loose), and a Police Academy movie (I guess the second movie). Unfortunately, this tape was ravaged by a crappy VCR. I saw the first movie next -- Loved it. I still do in fact. It's one of my favorite movies ever. When the 30th anniversary rolled around, I was able to see all five movies. I have the fifth one on VHS. I have also seen the so-called travesty known as the remake (it's not that bad though). Even though they may have faults, I can watch all of these movies and not be ashamed or feel like I'm wasting my time.