I can’t remember why I rented this film back in 2006 except that I was renting a lot of foreign/Japanese films back then, some just at random, and I thought Battlefield Baseball (actually “Battlefield Stadium”) might be on par with the other goofy action/sports movies coming out of the region at the time.
I didn’t know the half of it. When I get the geekent archives back up, I have a review somewhere, and I’m sure everything I said then still stands. This is one deliriously warped sports-based comedy, the kind that Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller would admire greatly for it’s out-there gags and peculiar twists.
I guess all that really needs to be said is I enjoyed it so much I sought out and bought the DVD for way too much money, and I still don’t feel cheated. No doubt a cult classic, as it should be.
I stopped reading the ongoing Nova series with issue #10, primarily because I needed to cut back on what I was reading at the time, and I wasn’t very enthused by the Annihilation: Conquest mini-series that Nova’s writers Abnett and Lanning were producing at the time. Strange thing is, I’ve kinda missed the series, and it’s interstellar derring-do hero. Sure the Nova Corps has always been a bit of a knock on the Green Lantern Corps, and, with Richard Ryder having the Worldmind in his head for guidance, bearing more than a little resemblance to Firestorm, but whatever it may remind me of, it goes far beyond imitation, forging a solid path before Nova, and it’s pretty awesome.
This collection, running issues 13-18, features Nova’s encounter with Galactus and his herald (and Nova’s once-ally) Silver Surfer. Nova’s primary concern is the safe evacuation of the citizens of the planet Galactus is about to devour, but a murder mystery sidelines him, and time starts to run out. Naturally Richard Ryder lives, but it costs him, and when he learns of the Skrull invasion of earth, he heads home to ensure his parents are safe. He’s led to an experimental, isolated research facility where his brother works, and coincidentally his old New Warriors teammate Darkhawk is stationed. There, they must protect the facility and it’s Skrull-destroying technology but they’re completely overwhelmed.
Tremendously entertaining, solid writing, and some good art (with great coloring) make for one of the most thrilling superhero books on the stand. I may not be picking it up monthly anymore, but I’m all in for the trades.
only thing is why would you use this for the cover of the trade...
... when you could use this. I mean, Darkhawk over Galactus? Really?
We’re officially at the half-way point in the gestation of our little geekentette (Aden, honey, I promise not to call her that again). Over the past few week’s Aden’s preggo belly (promise not to call it that again) has become noticeable and the little parasite (probably will call her that again) is noticeably shifting around inside, sometimes uncomfortably pressing up against Aden’s belly or playing pinball against her ribs. Aden’s been pretty solid through it all, dealing with her internal organs being rearranged like a champion (I’d probably be complaining incessantly).
At this stage, apparently, hair and teeth are beginning to form along with it’s digestive system. According to this handy article, “meconium, your baby’s first stool, is present in the intestines as well”, which is delightful, because, you know, we’re totally excited by poop, and will not be tired of it at all by the end of, say the first month after the little kiddo is born.
There was a time where I thought all peppers were hot peppers and I would make fun of people, like Chairman Kaga, who would eat them like an apple. In the intervening years between then and now I’ve become a consumer of peppers red, green, yellow and orange and quite frankly like them all.
Roasted or grilled peppers, on the other hand, I can’t stomach. It’s a texture thing.
And I’m right off hot peppers and chili peppers.
Sometimes I like to wear a tie to work, just to throw people off. When you work in a casual-attire office like I do, people who dress “nicely” or “formally” get looked at cock-eyed, as people wonder exactly what’s up… Meeting with clients? Secret job interview? Funeral? It’s a fun game to dress up nicely every once in a while and make your boss think that you’re looking for a new job. Be honest if you’re not and have a laugh. Lie if you do, and a have a laugh.