The movie is what it is: a generic B horror/suspense film. And anyone looking at just the screen will see that. But those who where out there last Thursday at 10:00 in a theater full of high schoolers and college kids hearing the last ticks of summer? That was the real Snakes on a Plane. People hissing, screaming, yelling. It was a truly shared communal experience. The content on the screen was mere pretext. It was a nation-wide community that hadn't been forced down from some marketing firm that went from flash to bang in six months. MTV, Nike, Universal-Vevendi didn't tell anyone to do this.
» Weird Al Yankivic's MySpace has a new song. Don't Download This Song. While your there you might want to click on the "Your Pitiful" James Blunt: "You're Beautiful" parody.
» "Games industry is 'failing women'" - or maybe most women aren't as interested in sitting in front of a tv and mashing their fingers into a control pad for hours on end? "Failing" seems a little strong doesn't it?
» DC Comics Solicitations Previews for November 2006-- Batman/THE Spirit All Star Batman and Robin #5 Batman #659 Detective Comics #825 Catwoman #62 Nightwing #126 Robin #156 Huntress: Dark Knight Daughter TP - earth 2 classic stories Action Comics #844 Superman #658 Supergirl #12 Superman/Batman #31 Superman Confidential #1 - Darwyn COOK AND Tim Sale 52 - #26,27,28,29,30 The All-New Atom #5 Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #47 Birds of Prey #100 Blue Beetle #9 The Flash #6 Green Arrow #68 Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood #1 Green Lantern Corps #6 Green Lantern #16 Green Lantern Archives vol #6 HC Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage #1 Ion #8 - (Four Monthly Green Lantern Books.... How fantastic is that?) Hawkgirl #58 Justice League of America #4 - Vixen on the cover JSA Classified #19 - Dr. Midnight story. Martian Manhunter #4 OMAC #5 The Omega Men #2 Outsiders #42 Secret Six #6 - Vandal Savage Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #24 Tales of the Unexpected #2 - Spectre Teen Titans #41 Showcase Presents Shazam vol 1 TP Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #5 Wildcats #2 - Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Morrison Astro City: The Dark Age Book Two #2
» DC Direct Batman Beyond (Man I wish this wasn't in McGuinness' style), Maybe the Superwoman... cause it looks similiar to the recent Alternate Timeline Lois/Clark daughter Supergirl), Warlord, new Martian Manhunter, new Atom, and new Blue Beetle.
» I watched Meet the Press and Face the Nation today. MtP had John McCain as a guest. FtN had Joe Lieberman as a guest. John McCain today seemed returned to his normal self after trying out a bizzare, more pandering, version of himself earlier in the year. Although still supporting the Republican party overall, he was much more critical of the President's Iraq strategy than Joe Lieberman was on FtN. It seems a Democratic Senator should not be less critical of the current situation in Iraq than a Republican Senator, yet there it is.
Joe Lieberman was also asked whether or not his positions on the war ran counter to the country's given the polls on the issue. Lieberman said the standard political jargon about not going by polls. That's fine, but people voting at the polls should count.
Although not directly confronting that, he did say that he didn't want the 15% of the populace that voted in the primary to decide the race, and that he wanted to have the entire state vote. Whatever you think of the Primary process, it seems a bad thing to have a sitting Senator discount the established rules of the political process that in his long term in office (AFAIK) he has not tried to change until they ran counter to him.
I looked around Google and some more tv specific sites to try and find a list of Cable Network premieres, but did not have any luck. Alot of the really good shows are on Cable and not the broadcast networks now, it's too bad they are so difficult to find each season compared to the big broadcast network grids that get put out and are so easy to find. (I know that Battlestar Galactica starts sometime in October but other than that I can't think of any Fall Cable Shows at the moment to add to my above list)
» Blog Blog Bloggity Blog. This is supposed to be a slow week. So not slow.... Tuesday AM and the week is already over, all but the performance of it. Places please, We're going to do this one in one take people, places everyone, roll camera. Tuesday August 15, Take One and ACTION!
» The Previews that is due today... (this stuff was solicited last month)
» DC Previews Solicitations for October 2006 --
ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #6 BATMAN #658 DETECTIVE COMICS #824 CATWOMAN #60 NIGHTWING #125 ROBIN #155 ACTION COMICS #844 SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1 SUPERMAN #657 SUPERGIRL #11 52: WEEKS 22-25 THE ALL-NEW ATOM #4 AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #46 BIRDS OF PREY #99 BLUE BEETLE #8 THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #5 GREEN ARROW #67 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5 GREEN LANTERN #15 HAWKGIRL #57 ION #7 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 JUSTICE #8 MARTIAN MANHUNTER #3 MYSTERY IN SPACE #2 OMAC #4 OMEGA MEN #1 OUTSIDERS #41 SECRET SIX #5 SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #23 TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1 TEEN TITANS #40 ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #1 TEEN TITANS GO! #36
» DC Direct: SuperGirl, Red Son Hal Jordan, Nightstar, 52: FERRIS AIRCRAFT T-SHIRT (Would get it if it didn't have "Test Pilot" screened on the back)
» Before the Wizard World Chicago 2006 Kevin Smith Panel, the crowd spontaneously started tossing their free pokeballs giveaways. One ball begat two, two begat four, four begat eight, and the next thing you knew five or six minutes of pokeball madness.
» Did two days at Wizard World Chicago. Sunday is a day of rest. I have went the last several years now and whenever I get backed I'm all "geeked-out" read "tired out on geek stuff". It's a good time however, and much much fun.
I posted a few pictures from my cellphone in the Flickr strip in the right column of this page. I also posted a couple audio blogs from the cell (one of which is horribly garbled). Mobile blogging is fun. Check those out.
I shot over one hour and 45 minutes of convention footage (in 15 second to 3 minute long clips). Three of those are below:
» First up, "Marvel Civil War" comes to Wizard World Chicago as Fans costumed as Captain America and Iron Man duke it out in the IFL ring on the convention floor.
The best part is at the end: Spoiler (highlight to read) [[- Tony and Steve Hug it out at the end. -]] Later in the day I was standing in line for a panel and ended up behind Cap. I asked him whose idea that bit at the end was and he said it was Iron Man's. good stuff.
» Next up, Kevin Smith talks a young couple into getting engaged (using a member-of-the-audience's donated Batman ring no less) also at Wizard World Chicago. The lead up to this point was pretty good too, but at the time I was too involved with the display to think to pull out my camcorder. The girl is 18 and the guy is 19. The incident started from Kevin Smith trying to help the guy out by suggesting that he lock "this one down" before she goes to college this fall. Kevin asked the guy if he wanted to marry her and then suggested proposing to her right then. He didn't have a ring, so Kevin asked the audience if anyone had a ring to give the guy. At first a Green Lantern ring was suggested but when the Batman ring was offered Kevin was delighted with that choice, the proposal follows:
» This final video, (for the moment) is just a gratuitous short clip of Fangirls dressed as Hawkgirl, Woderwoman and yes, Power Girl (With Elvis???)
That's all (for now). If you find any of these entertaining, click on the comments link. My poor blog really hasn't been feeling the comment love and I loves me the comment love.
More Wizard World stuff to come (Video, Digital Camera Pics, and maybe some shots of a toy or two)... so check back throughout the week. Looking for something particular? Ask, I might have taken a picture or shot video of it.
I don't spell check and my grammar, sentence and paragraph structure on this site leave alot to be desired. Most times I forget to go back and reread a post to see if it makes sense. Sometimes I type the word "Fnck". Flip the "n" over... I don't have a problem with the word myself, I just type it that way to slip it past overzealous work censorship programs and for the benefit of those that are sensitive to that sort of thing.
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