Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Finally, I have come back...from whereever it was that I was at.

*Warning: The following blog entry contains links. If you or someone that you know hasn't been exposed to youtube, then you need to come out from under the rock that you have been dwelling. For youtube is a great way to waste your time. Thank you for your cooperation.

With the past couple of summers being total wipeouts, this summer has promising potential. I think that last year only two movies were actually any good...Transformers and 300. But didn't Spider-man 3 come out last year and aren't you a Spidey fan? Yes and yes. However, I chose not to put Spidey 3 in the good movie catagory because it blew massive chunks. I love your work Sam Raimi and appreciate what you did in the first two movies....but you tragically missed on this one. At least I got my Bruce Campbell cameo. Anyways, like I was saying, this year seems to be promising.

For starters, coming out this Friday are a couple of movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall. But the one that caught my attention is The Forbidden Kingdom. Yes, I know. It looks like another crazy flying around Chinese film. But I am a sucker for Jackie Chan movies.
Here is a link to the trailer

Then shortly after that, Marvel is going to try to score with another one of it's characters. Personally, I am not a fan of this guy but this does look like a really good movie and from what I have seen and read, it actually sticks to the comic book story line. I guess people finally realized that if you stick to the story line, it makes a better film. That and you will please the fans. Unlike some of the past movies, Spidey 3, X-Men 3, Fantastic Four. (And for the people that produced those movies. Come here. A little closer to the screen. I got a secret to tell you. You guys really dropped the ball on those movies. That is all.) I am of course talking about Iron Man, coming to theaters May 2.

Trailer =

When I heard about this movie and saw the trailer. I almost blew a nerd gasket. I loved these movies ever since I watched them when I was just a nerdling. They are definately the best trilogy in my book. Of course, with this addition it no longer makes a trilogy. I am not going to get to excited though. George Lucas has screwed us before....Episode 1. I am of course talking about Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It looks awesome. I am hoping that it will add to the already greatness of Indiana Jones and not bring it down. Of course, if it does, then I will strike it from memory and act like there never was an Indiana 4. And just a side note: I am completely jealous of Shia LaBeouf. That is the guy that played as Sam Witwicky who also has a role in the new Indiana movie. Which means this, he will have (more than likely) reoccuring roles in both the Transformers universe and Indiana Jones universe if they decide to produce any more. Lucky SOB. is the trailer

Another Marvel movie is making its way to the theaters this summer. The second installment of our giant green friend, The Incredible Hulk. This time around, it doesn't look too bad. They actually put him up against someone to fight....Abomination. And I love the end of the trailer when the two are getting ready to duke it out. I am expecting to see an entire city block to be decimated.

And heeeeeeerrree's the trailer.

And I have to mention just one more. The first installment was awesome. I didn't think you could get much better than the one with Michael Keaton. But I was wrong. Batman Begins was the best Batman installment that I have seen. And hopefully the sequel will be just as good. I am course talking about The Dark Knight. And from this trailer, it looks like it will be better.

Here's the trailer...


So, that wasn't the trailer...but I had to throw that in's the real one

There are a couple more coming out that might just be worth seeing. For example, there is Hellboy 2 and Pineapple Express. But I will let you look those up for I am sleepy and must retire. Hope you enjoyed these trailers. See you at the movies.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's time

I know I haven't posted anything in awhile. Sorry. Life has been keeping me busy and away from jotting my thoughts down. But I seen something that has energized me like nothing else before. It caused me to have a purpose for this blog, a new purpose. The title of this blog is attack of a nerd. It's about time that I put that name to use.

I would like to begin by saying I am proud to be an American. I wouldn't want to live any where else. I like it here and I don't see me leaving anytime soon. However, there are things that we can do to improve this great country. There are things that need to be said and things that need to be done. Otherwise, this stuff is going to be continued unchecked. And that is exactly what they want. They want to go on and let you think everything is just fine. So they put up a smoke screen and perform their ways behind closed doors.

What am I talking about? Mainly big business in general with their lobbyist at the White House. But the one I really want to talk about is health care insurance companies. Yes, your precious health care. I am in the same boat with those that pay for insurance. Every month I give money to a company in hopes that when I do get sick, they will be there for me. Which may not be the case. I have come to find out that they don't have to cover you. The insurance company can deny you and you are stuck on your own. But you're thinking, "Hey, I pay them every month for coverage. They can't deny me." Yes they can. They will find that loop hole if they can.

So, what do we do if we don't have insurance? I say go on universal health care. Everyone in America gets free insurance. Why not? We trust the government with other free services--police, teachers, postal service. We are supposed to be the greatest country in the world. But yet, some other contries (Great Britian, Canada, Cuba, Germany, France) provide health care coverage to their citizens. Why can't we have it? Oh, yeah, everytime it gets brought up in Congress, the insurance compaines start greasing the pockets of politicians. That's where your monthly payments go. Your money goes to paying off the multi-million dollar salaries of the insurance companies and greasing pockets. It's no wonder why the insurance companies want to deny people. Their money is being used up.

You might be thinking, "Why do you want free health care all of a sudden? Are you in debt? Can't you afford it?"

I care because it's wrong. The system is corrupt. The insurance companies were formed to help people. But the only thing they have accomplished is that they made a few people filthy rich for being corrupt. There is a former CEO for Humana that testified in Congress that she got paid more for denying people coverage. The more claims she denied, the more money Humana paid her. And, no, I am not in debt to any insurance or health care provider and can afford health care coverage. As a matter of fact, the only major operation that I have had in my life was about 3 years ago. I had to have my sholder relocated. And that took a whole 5 minutes to pop it back in. The process before that was a nightmare but just popping it back in took no time.

There is alot more that I could say but for right now I am going to leave it there. I just want you to get to thinking. I want you to ask questions. I want you to find out what is going on around you. Yes, this country is great but we can make it better. How? By standing up for what is right. Our founding fathers did and look what happened. The citizens of this country stood up for what is right during the industrial revolution. They got tired of big business pushing them around and mistreating them. And they bettered their way of life. We need to do that today. We need to stand up to our government and to big business and tell them "We're not going to take it anymore." We need to put them back into check. Or, we can say nothing and do nothing. We can let our kids deal with the problems of today and it will be too late. There might be no stopping anything if we don't act now. And please, leave comments on how you feel or tell me I am wrong. We can discuss whatever. I just want you to think and maybe get involved in some way. Until next time.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Kentucky pride

If you haven't heard about it, then here is a scoop. Recently our good old Kentucky home has come under attack. Now, some would say it's just words and I need not to worry about it. After reading the article, your opinion will change. Or it would have if the article was still up. I was going to submit the link on here but Fox News has taken the article down. The article was supposed to be about the Bengals and a day at their training camp. Which the training camp is located in Georgetown, KY. Mr. Jay Glazer who was there to write the SPORTS article wrote very little on the training camp. This supposed senior analyst decided to write an article on how horrible his stay in Kentucky was. He trashed our great state by commenting on "hear say" and imagining things in his head. There seemed to be very little actual journalism and investigation in his article. I was suprised that Fox let it be posted and a little bit more surprised that they eventually took it down. However, some of the article is still on the web.

Go to this site. A fine retort has been made and tid bits were taken from the article. The parts of the article will give you an idea of Mr. Glazer's idiotic comments. Please, if you are a proud Kentuckian, then you need to check out this link and let Fox know how you feel. Like I said, it's a fine retort. And being a Kentuckian, I am tired of people thinking we are all inbred hicks. It's not like a Kentuckian did anything right....George Clooney *cough* John Micheal Montgomery *cough* Johnny Depp *cough*. Yeah, nothing has ever come out of Kentucky. (Please note the heavy sarcasm.) Ok, I will shut up now and let your eyes feast upon the article in the link. Trust me, it's a good read and hopefully something will be done about this Jay Glazer. But it will take all of us to do something about it. I am tired of taking assaults when we have done nothing to deserve them. Check it out, leave a comment. It's a start.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wow, I am back..but for how long?

Yeah, I know. My last blog entry was in March...sorry. I have had a few things that happened in my life that took up most of it. I didn't really have time to do anything. That and there were some things that happened that I couldn't control and really put a damper on my life. Some of my closest friends know and that is the way it is going to stay. But now things have changed and hopefully for the better. But there are a couple of things that I do want to talk about...and hopefully someone from Marvel is reading this.

I have avoided this subject for some time now. I didn't really want to talk about it. But I must. If you have read or paid any attention to my blog, you know that I am a huge Spider-Man fan. And it hurts me to do this. Spider-Man 3, a movie I have long anticipated, There, I said it. Yes, after all this time of me promoting the film and couldn't wait until the arrival, I am giving the film a big raspberry. It was absolutly horrible. They completely dropped the ball on this one. If you haven't seen the film, then I may be giving some end material here. But you are better off not watching the film. If you want to waste some time, then just wait until it comes out on DVD and waste your time then.

Let me start with the Venom suit. As any true fan knows, the Venom suit came from the secret wars. I know they couldn't do that in this movie. So, the suit comes to Earth in meteor form and latches on the back of Parker's motor scooter. No big deal there. I can accept that. What I can't accept is how they portrayed the suit. They just acted like the suit bonded with Spidey's red and blue costume. No huge white spider on the front and back. It was just Spidey's normal suit in black. That is unacceptable. I want the Venom suit that McFarlane done. But it's not done there. Again, as any fan knows, the suit transformed into "clothes" when not in use. Example, Spidey is walking down the street in normal apparal. Trouble strikes and he leaps into action. With only a thought, the suit changes from the pair of pants and shirt into the black costume. In the movie, he wore the suit underneath his clothing as he would his original costume. And it seemed they toned down Venom's powers when the suit bonded with Brock. Or they just failed to show it. This may not be a important concept for some but for a Venom fan like matters alot.

Furthermore, they didn't really show Venom until towards the end and the fight between Spidey and Venom was anti-climatic. I was expecting a knock out dragout fight but didn't really get it. They also ignored some of the suit's powers when it bonded with Brock. The producers and film directors may say that they just didn't have enough time to do all that. Hell, there were alot of parts that could have been taken out and still got the point of the movie across. And don't get me started when they tried to show that the suit was taking over Parker...making him evil. They made Parker into a bigger dork rather than showing the suit was turning him evil. Well, I guess I should expect that since Spidey doesn't say any smartellic remarks while fighting. And as any Spider-Man fan knows, he pops off several wise cracks in his fights. But, they failed in all three movies to do so. That one line that he says to Bonesaw in the first one is the only smartass comment he said in all three movies.

This blog could go on forever but that is enough ranting over this movie. I could go on and on about how this movie sucked. I am very disappointed in it. The only great thing about this movie is the very small fight scene between Spidey and Venom and Bruce Campbell's part. I won't mention that here for those that haven't seen it. That is the only part that I don't want to ruin, Campbell's part. I would go on about the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer but that was such a horrible piece of crap that you wouldn't be able to write about it. It contains so many flaws and goes completely against the comic books. You really need to stay away from this one. Just to give you an idea of how bad this one was, the Fantastic Four film made way back in the 90's (if you remember that one) was better than the new one. Yeah, it was that bad.

Hopefully, there are better movies coming out this summer. I am very displeased with the ones that have come out. To those at Marvel, quit selling the comic book characters and not caring what happens to them. The Hulk-sucked, Dare Devil-was mediocre, Ghost Rider-give me a break, Fantastic Four-I want my money and time back and want to kick the people responsible for producing the movies square in the balls. You might want to see what the fans want and run it by them first. Like, I would say it is a safe bet that fans are really mad that Galactus was turned into a cosmic cloud. You, the people at Marvel, need to read the scripts and take control of this foolishness. Otherwise, you are going to have a Ben Rielly episode again...and you people know that almost destroyed your flagship. Just a fair warning. Well, here's to hoping for some good summer movies. I shudder to think of what Transformers is going to be if the trend holds steady.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Where have all the cartoons gone?

Recently I awoke early on Saturday morning with really nothing to do. I had my chores done and didn't have anything that needed my immediate attention. So, I decided to sit on the couch and turn on the television. I was thinking to myself that I would watch some good old Saturday morning cartoons. I hadn't done that in a long time. I remember the good old days when (yes even before satellite) I turned on the TV around 8 am, tuned in to one of the local channels and had four hours of entertainment. There was Bugs Bunny, Reboot, Transformers, G. I. Joe, etc. Then at 12, the cartoons ended and American Bandstand came on. But, I was in for a shocking surprise when I turned on the television that day.

To my horror, only one local channel had a cartoon lineup. This couldn't be!! Where did all the cartoons go. And what is even worse, the cartoons were replaced with infomercials and news programs. What in the crap?! Listen people, I watch the news at night and work my brain all week long. I want some mind numbing entertainment at least on the weekends. AHHHHHH!!!

Then when I didn't think it could get any worse, I flipped to the channel that had a cartoon lineup and it wasn't like the ones when I was a kid. They all had a educational point or a moral point to each episode. I don't want that. I want to see Wile E. Coyote fall off a cliff. I want to see robots in disguise blast each other. I want to see Bob and Glitch fight Hexidecimal or some other virus. I don't want to learn about anything. I get educated during the week. And for moral values, those are supposed to come from parents. At least that is where I got mine from.

The only saving grace that I seen on this dreadful day was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes. Finally, a cartoon that didn't want to teach me anything. I was actually surprised to see them still around. It did what a cartoon is supposed to do, be entertaining. I feel sorry for kids today. And don't give me that bull about cartoons rotting kids minds. Correct me if I am wrong here...but cartoons were around before today's age. In fact, they were around when the people making the laws, regulations, and restrictions today were little kids. So, if the cartoons didn't destroy them, then why in the world are they being taken off the air?

I have a couple of theories. The ones that make up these regulations are the ones that were denied as a child of such pleasures and now want to make sure no one gets to enjoy what they could never have. Another theory is that we listen to all the ones that complain about the littlest things and make the government do what they are supposed to do. If you don't want your kid watching a program, then TURN IT OFF!! Simply change the channel and tell them they are not allowed to watch it. It's called parenting. The government shouldn't have to do the parenting.

I know that there are a couple of people that noticed this problem. But there is nothing that can really be done about it. Tis a sad sad world when you can't even watch a good old fashioned Bugs Bunny cartoon or watch the Autobots defend the earth from the evil forces of the Deceptacons.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Hello there

Hey everyone. Yeah yeah, I know..I have been lazy and kinda neglected this blog. Sorry about that. Life has been a bit busy lately. That and really didn't have any ideas to put up for a post. But now I have returned and thought of a neat little idea for all my fellow nerds out there.

I was discussing comic book characters with a co-worker the other day. Well, actually I was answering questions he had about the comic book universe. But that is not here nor there. At any rate, we got on the subject of which hero/villian is the most powerful. And I just thought that would be a good post. I will tell you my picks and you can tell me yours. So, here goes.

I think I will start off with who I think is the most powerful villian. As you may, or may not know, my favorite villian is Venom. However, I don't think that he is the most powerful or the strongest. You have villians out there like Dr. Doom, Abomination, Magneto, Apocalypse, and let's not forget about Galactus. Which are all, in my humble opinion, are stronger than Venom. However, Venom might give a couple of said villians a run for their money....probably not against Galactus. With that being said, I give you my choice villian...

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Thanos of Titan. You might say that, hey just wait a minute...Galactus is more powerful. Yes, this is true as in terms of true power. However, Thanos is not about power. The thing you have to worry about is his cunningness, his wit. Yes, he is powerful and could take on multiple super heroes by himself. (I think he has fought the Avengers on several occasions and always came out on top.) But his mind is what makes him deadly. And here is another kicker...he has went toe to toe with Galactus and won. Now, he took a beating but was able to pull off his trap and basically delay Galactus. Not many people can say that they went up against Galactus and won. Also, he was the first to collect all the infinity gems...which he had to trick or beat the owners of the gems. Then came the infinity gauntlet and so on and so forth. And it's for these reasons that I think that Thanos is the most powerful villian.

Ok, now onto the hero catagory. Ok, ok, you have probably already guessed my superhero. Yes yes, I am going to stick with this guy....

Yes, I know. He's not the strongest, nor the fastest, nor the most intellegent superhero out there. I know there are heroes like the Hulk, Captain America, Ironman, Fantastic Four, etc. But I be lieve that it is the way he puts these three together that makes him the best out there. For example, Reed Richards is more intellegent than Spidey. However, I think that Spider-Man can react faster and apply his knowlegde to a situation faster than Richards can. Also, his duty comes from a promise that he made a long time ago. That and the feeling of wanting to protect his loved ones from harm. Also, the ability to read a situation and figuring out the best way to approach it. And let's not forget that Spider-Man went toe to toe with Firelord and beat him. Yep, another obsure Spidey reference. You can thank me later.

Well, those are my picks. You may have a different opinion but that is ok. I am sticking with my chocies. Let's hear what you have to say. You may want to venture off into the DC world or it may not even be a comic book figure. Maybe you read about a villian/hero in a book that you thought was the best or the most powerful. As I said, feel free to venture into any realm and leave your comment here. Until next time fellow bloggers.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

We all need a little chuckle.

The other day I was with a group of friends and we were passing jokes around. We all had a good laugh and it seemed to make the day go by faster and just a little bit brighter. Then I thought to myself, "Self, why don't you make a post about this." (That is a Mr. Brown reference for those that had him as a teacher.) So, here I am making a post.

I thought that I would leave a joke and others can use this to post jokes here as well. It's as much fun telling a good joke as listening to one. Besides, we all need a good joke to store in our memory banks. And I thought I would stick to an old person theme.

These two elderly women were out driving one sunny afternoon. They come up to an intersection. The car didn't slow down and ran right through the red light. The passenger became concerned with this. "Did we just go through a red light? No, it must be my old eyes playing tricks on me." the passenger thought to herself. "I will just pay closer attention the next time."

Another intersection came up and the car kept trucking through yet another red light. "Now I know we ran that one!" again speaking to herself.

Passenger: Ethel! Ethel! Did you know you just ran through two stop lights?!

Driver: Holy crap! Am I driving?

It's short but I thought it was very funny. And it is also clean. I know some better ones but they tend to get a little rough. But, by all means, leave a joke. It doesn't have to be clean like mine. That was the first old person joke that popped in my head. And your joke can be about anything. I hope that everyone can get a good chuckle out of this post. We all need a good laugh or two.