Hello whores. I see that not only are you taking emails from different listeners, you are now bringing others onto the show itself. I never would have figured the two of you to be so cheap and tawdry. I feel like both of you truly deserve to be forced on a march of shame with me shuffling behind you Game of Thrones style hollering “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
I kid, of course. It’s all good. I’m glad to see the show finally branching out and including new voices. I am watching 161B on my PS4. Your guest has me rolling, because apparently y’all did not coach him on your aversion to profanity. I bet on the inside your heads were caving in a little.
It has been a long day, I needed something mindless to cleanse my mental palette, and what, I ask you, is more mindless than the DGP? I felt the need to chime in on your discussion regarding the current state of the comics industry. Like you, I rarely purchase a new comic due to price, which is ridiculous for what your money actually buys you, but I do read them digitally. Today I’ve been reading Superman Rebirth, and I am tentatively optimistic. That said, if you have not been reading it at all, Superman is married to Lois, with whom he has a son named Jon. They have a farm, and are trying as a family to keep their very existence on the down low. They are on an earth whose Superman is dead, and his memory is being kept alive by Lex Luthor in a get up that looks like Steel’s suit. This draws Supes out of hiding to confront him, and when I left off, Doomsday had made an appearance. The marriage and kid dynamic makes me wonder if this new Superman is the same Supes from the Superman Returns universe. The whole biological kid thing makes me draw that conclusion. His kid was running around outside at one point, and a hawk swooped down and snatched the kid’s cat, and in a moment of anger/panic, the kid unleashes a blast of heat vision which kills the hawk AND turns his pet into cat flambé. It was supposed to be a shocking and sad moment, but I laughed a little because I am an evil prick.
Anyway, like Rhett I skew DC right now, because Marvel has gotten just too out of control with its heavy handed political and racial pandering. Marvel should change its name to PC Comics. That would at least make its rivalry with DC more fun to say. So are you PC or DC? DC keeps rebooting and retooling its characters, which is aggravating, but at least it’s not going out of its way to change its most iconic characters for the sake of appealing to politically correct sensibilities.
Other than reading some new comics on my tablet, my week in geek has largely consisted of gaming. Been playing some Justice League Heroes on my Vita, and today I purchased a copy of Young Justice Legacy for PS3 that hopefully I will get around to experiencing sometime this week. I won’t lie. The game looks like a total piece of crap, but it’s a Justice League tie in game, so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. I also picked up a copy of the Battleship movie tie in game because it looks SO bad that it might end up being oddly enjoyable, which can be said of the movie, whose horribleness was oddly endearing enough to warrant me buying a copy. Oh, and I picked up a copy of Carmageddon for PS4. Normally I am not into driving games, but the second I found out you get points for running over people in wheelchairs, I was sold. I am sure Rhett can relate to my darkness in that regard. lol
I am enjoying watching the new Ghostbusters movie failing hard in the theaters, by the way. I do not usually wish failure on anyone, but I guess with all of the political frustrations which currently have my blood pressure at fire hose levels, seeing something that is so blatantly pc failing hard makes my dark little heart dance a jig. As I ranted on Facebook, it is not the female facet that has me irked. I have no issue with females in strong and prominent roles. However, Feig wasted a great opportunity to continue the franchise in a way that honored the past and moved forward with those strong female characters. Had I written the screenplay, I’d have had Winston and Ray on their last legs as tired, beaten down old men who were just physically no longer capable of doing the job. There would have been a great deal of dialogue between the two about passing the torch, and I would have introduced some young ladies who may have been the children or nieces of the original 4. Also, I would not have attempted to have them be simply female versions of the same character types. I’d have strayed from the funny/brainy/average/snarky grouping we loved in the originals. In my script, one young lady would have been the daughter of Venkman and Dana, and due to their close experiences with the other side, she would have, en utero, developed a psychic connection to the other side that gave her a paranormal Spidey Sense, so to speak. She would have been a human ghost detector. She could have been a really angry/angsty sort due to years of being tortured with unwanted mental images from the the land beyond who only reluctantly joined the group. Also, Egon would have been dead for several years, and the film would have paid Harold Ramis a fitting tribute as well as explaining Venkman’s decision to leave the group before it took too heavy of a physical toll on him. The film would introduce a big bad that the originals would just have been entirely unequipped physically to handle, and would have been unable to be detected with the famous PKE meter. (Which brings our aforementioned paranormally endowed young lady into the equation) A Ghostbusters movie with strong female leads would have been a must see for me had it been handled correctly instead of being made a vehicle for the pc agenda.
Switching gears, this has been a rough month, guys. I went from the best month of my sales career last month to one of my worst this month. Retail is a fickle slut. Also, a woman I’ve known for years and worked with for the first 2 months at my new job is now laying in a local hospital’s ICU on life support after having what I am told was a brain cyst that ruptured and left her brain dead before they were able to mitigate its damage. She is not expected to make it much longer. I will not lie and say she was some great person. She was very negative and unpleasant, but there was something still oddly likable about her surliness, and I considered her a friend. I hate to see that sort of thing happen to anyone. And to put the cherry on top of the crap sundae that is this month, my LG G3 has decided it has given up on being able to connect to WiFi. I have reset my phone and router several times to no avail. It is pissing me off, and tomorrow LG will be hearing about it. I think it is the fault of the OS. When my Android was running Lollipop, I did not have this issue. When I updated to Marshmallow, this issue manifested.
Speaking of my phone, I’ve been playing the piss out of Pokemon Go as well. I forgot to mention that. I cannot believe I have turned into a bleating sheep and participating in such a commercially popular endeavor, but it is just damned fun. When trades and trainer battles are added, I think I will be permahooked. However, the fact that people are driving and playing this game scares the Hell out of me. I read the other day about a 21 year old who sent his car head on into an 18 wheeler because he was trying to catch them all. Yeah…he caught it all indeed. He died and so did the trucker whose truck was engulfed in flame as a result of the wreck.
I have to say I am pleasantly surprised by your guest’s willingness to jump out there with his politics. He is very bright and forms his opinions well. As a conservative a-hole of the highest order, I disagree with his leftist leanings of course, but he sounds like someone with whom I could find a fair amount of common ground as well. I like him, all in all, and I think you should have him on more often if he is willing. Speaking of, how have you been enjoying the crapstravaganza that has been the two conventions thus far? The GOP one was painful in some regards, but I do feel the media unfairly twisted Trump’s assertions that our nation is in bad shape and tried to push this narrative that somehow he was wrong. He is not. The problems he laid out are all very real and need to be addressed. I am sick of conservatives being skewered and called racists/homophobes/xenophobes for pointing out that illegal immigration and radical Islam are threats to America’s future and security. The left’s glossing over of inconvenient truths is maddening to say the least.
The DNC has not even begun and already it is clouded by controversy. I find it hilarious that people are legit acting as if the DNC’s blatant pandering to Hillary and active attempts to quash all other campaigns is somehow surprising. The Democrat party was openly corrupt and basically telling Bernie Sanders (with whom I disagree on most points) to go eff themselves during the entire process.
Anyways, guys, I suppose I’ve rambled on long enough. I’ll let you go on with your show and your lives. Peace, love, and questionable life decisions to you both.
A few updates to the email. First, my friend did in fact pass away. It turned out she had a heart attack, and that is what led to her brain death. The cyst was real, but intact and was discovered only after the fact.
Secondly, LG told me my phone was effed as far as its Wi-Fi issue went. So I filed a claim with my phone insurance and they sent me an LG G5 to replace my G3. I will be playing with that when I get home in a couple of hours.
Oh, and we put our home on the market today and placed a contingency offer on another. If all goes well I will FINALLY have a man cave!
Carmageddon is every bit as fun as I imagined it would be, and while the cars look great, the NPCs look straight out of PS2. Really. :/
That is all.