I’ve gotten so annoyed with Fleming’s hyper-exposition that I’ve decided to give the remainder of the Eclipso regular series (#14 - 18) a pass for now, and instead have a look at the annuals that crossed over with “The Darkness Within” (see “anew #69″), actually hoping to see a dozen or so books that stand on their own, taking the idea of a body-snatching malevolent demon and seeing how different writers work with it, free from the confines of an ongoing series. Well, didn’t quite work that way.
Full Read: Robin Annual #1
Skim: Superman: Man of Steel Annual #1, Superman Annual #4, Justice League America Annual #6 (more…)
My mom can sit down for half a day doing nothing but crossword puzzles, sudoku, word scrambles and other mind teasers and be perfectly content. I too enjoy doing this, although I wind up feeling guilty for it, feeling I should have been otherwise more productive.
I’m also not nearly as good at them as my mother is, she can crank out the basic newspaper crossword in about 20 minutes, while sometimes I can’t even complete them. She can do the gigantic Sunday crosswords while I cower, humbled before them.
My wife, on the other hand, hates puzzles, but she’s a Jeopardy wizard.
“Doug hates candy wrappers, screaming babies, sticky seats with fifty ads and popcorn kernels sticking in his teeth, but still there’s not one that he won’t see, ’cause Doug loves movies.”
A monthly-ish podcast featuring comedian Doug Benson and his comedian and/or actor and/or actor/comedian friends talking about movies, insulting films and celebrities and each other, and making with the funny. Doug closes every show with “Leonard Maltin Trivia” which is not exactly what it sounds like and for filmheads is excruciatingly fun. Sometimes policially incorrect, sometimes sophomoric, sometimes utterly geeky, but almost always fun, next to Radio Free GAK it’s the only podcast I listen to religiously. Look it up on iTunes.
Just caught up on three episodes (Dec/Jan) with guests Graham Elwood and Wayne Federman, Samm Levine and Scott Aukerman, Dana Gould and Steve Agee.
referenced in one of the podcasts: “Michael Caine” by Madness
Found out that Doug Benson was involved in the “Canada vs Fox News” fracas that’s been going on over the past few days, with Fox’s 3am program “RedEye” program devoting a 5 minute segment to Canada’s need for a break from the fight in Afghanistan.
If you haven’t seen the segment, here it is:
Compared the the far-right rhetoric, fear mongering, derogatory and xenophobic comments of the other people on the program, Benson’s words I don’t see as demeaning so much as attempting to play upon the common cliche of Canada being a peaceful nation. He pretty much sat the rest of the section and out when called upon for closing words, you could tell he really didn’t want to. Guilty by association probably, but what was he doing on Fox News in the first place? Who with any self respect goes on Fox News? And for that, and that alone, I say for shame, Doug Benson. (But then I know that working comedians need to take the money where and when they can get it, so I guess I do understand why he was there).
Did you know that Big Trouble in Little China was originally intended to be another chapter in the Buckaroo Banzai saga. Well apparently that’s B.S. as it was originally written by two unknown scriptwriters as a Western. W.D. Richter, Banzai creator and director, rewrote the screenplay, but not as a Banzai chapter. So there. Important stuff to keep straight in the ol’ noggin