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Latest Flicks / Re: Straight Out Of Compton The Movie
« on: May 08, 2015, 11:20:09 am »
The soundtrack to this should be halfway decent.

 8)

I suck at translating emoji -  you were playin' around, right??

This is the record the broke thru the Mississippi!

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Latest Flicks / Re: Will 2015 be the best year of movies ever?
« on: May 08, 2015, 11:17:14 am »
This may tie Summer of '82 - I don't know about greatest ever, though

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Latest Flicks / Re: Ant-Man
« on: May 08, 2015, 10:56:24 am »
Kids still watch cartoons on Netflix.   They know who Ant-Man and Yellowjacket are... My 6 year old kept going on and on during the trailer that Yellow Jacket WAS Hank Pym, and how could he possible fight Ant-Man, if they were the same person, just with different personalities...

I looked at him with a strange mix of pride and embarassment that he would know something like that and still struggle with his vowel sounds.

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Hudlin TV / Re: Marvel's Daredevil
« on: April 13, 2015, 05:09:31 pm »
No spoilers.....


I can't get excited about the last episode.   12th one did me in.   I feel like walking away from the series now....

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Other Comics / Re: Mighty Avengers new series
« on: June 06, 2014, 09:59:52 pm »
What is your point exactly Battle? Are we as consumers are supposed to be okay with this? When I purchase books I expect quality art and writing. Even though Truth Red White and Black was a good read, the art of that book was horrid. A couple of the artists that was penciling BP under Hudlin was just yuck.

If you want to enjoy looking at characters of color fighting chickens I won't stop you

To each their own... I actually enjoyed both art and story of Red White and Black... but I can see your point.

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Sports Talk / Re: 22 Brief Thoughts About That Richard Sherman Interview
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:50:19 pm »
I think one of the contributing reasons for so many detractors was that he was handed the keys to the kingdom nearly a decade ago, which culminated in a Super Bowl MVP that many fans (myself inlcuded) didn't think he rightfully earned.   (Show me a better Super Bowl performance that day than Dwight Freeney's... then go ask the Chicago Bears who did more damage)   

But then, in Pro Sports, Perception is Reality..


P.S.: Lost in all this is the fact that Manning managed to beat Brady, so maybe folks will finally stop dogging him. But the Bronc are going to have to win the Super Bowl to shut the haters up(he'll finally have as many rings as Eli then).

I agree, for better or worse, Peyton is going to have to win the Super Bowl to truly quiet his detractors. It'd be almost criminal for Eli to end up with more rings than Peyton.

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Zuma said, ""We've lost our greatest son. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father..."


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Latest Flicks / Re: 12 Years a Slave
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:34:38 pm »

I also believe you are correct that a lot of black Americans have no interest in seeing the film, because it doesn't inform them of something they don't already know, regarding the horrors of slavery. In the same way that I avoid depressing Holocaust films. There is nothing wrong with this. Makes sense, actually.

^This^   Was the No. 1 response to my interrogatories aimed at friends who hadn't yet seen the movie and further indicated no desire to see it... to be fair, I've only just finished the book a few weeks ago, which was such a short and forceful read I felt embarassed never having heard of it prior to the film's buzz... 

Although, in my case, despite what I thought I knew about the horrors of slavery, I was still informed and enlightened, because the book is ultimately about keeping one's own humanity despite the inhumanity all around.  And each story provides further enlightenment me about the humanity of the struggle... and helps set me straight when I get into a "whiny" mood...

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Latest Flicks / Re: MAN OF STEEL
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:02:20 pm »
I'm still confused why everyone is thinking Nolan will adhere to this "no-kryptonite" rule...  I thought Byrne had re-imagined the concept of Superman's weakness years ago to adopt the idea of the planet's irradiated core being toxic to Superman thanks to the yellow sun... I thought Nolan did a great job of sidestepping the whole green-rock "McGuffin".

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It's hard to pay bills with integrity and principles. Maybe if he had a little less he wouldn't have had to close down Paisley Park.

Yeeaaah, because that's EXACTLY why he shut it down. ::) (and PLEASE, no Wikipedia. Unless you were there and know all the particulars of the deal, you don't know Jack...or Jill)
If having integrity and principles means only having a estimated net worth of 250 million, sounds good to me...and call the shots.

I haven't been through Chanhassen in years, but I'm guessing a whole lot of factors played into closing that monstrosity.  It was a marvel in its day.. but really... how many of its smaller studios were running production work on sitcoms there as had been originally envisioned?  That place employed a small army, and I know it cost a fortune just to keep the lights on.   While totally appreciated, I never thought the good times would roll on forever...

He never was above putting acts" above "artists" on his label, and unfortunately the 90's was a bit rough on artists...  we can still appreciate what we had when we had it, I guess.

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Books / Re: What are we reading?
« on: November 09, 2012, 01:01:19 pm »
"The Great Crash 1929"  by John Kenneth Galbraith

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Vox Populi / Re: Aftermath: Obama's second term
« on: November 09, 2012, 12:58:22 pm »
Obama's coalition of blacks, latins, women, gays and young people once again defeated old white men.  Black politicial power continues to be underestimated (even by us) but we continue to make a difference.  The political map to national electoral success continues to morph and the GOP is going to have to embrace at least ONE of the groups they hate if they want a chance at winning the White House.

I'd predict Hispanics with Marco Rubio for 2016.

I'd predict Cubans for Rubio in 2016... maybe.

Yeah, but  Mexican, Puerto Rican and Dominican  will vote on policy. Even Cubans will vote on policy, I'm sure there will be those who do what you suggest. But if Herman Cain ran for President (and Obama never did), there is ZERO chance I would vote for him, even if he had a chance to win.

Another thing, Mexican and Puerto Rican are the two biggest Latino sub-groups. The Gop is still in a lot of trouble. It's not as simple of putting a guy with a latino name on a ticket. It's policy, and younger Hispanics will vote on policies they feel are better for them. They will vote for the party who does not demonize them. The party who doesn't have a problematic tone.

I see the GOP doubling down. Listening to talk radio and blogs etc...they don't get it.

QFT.

False Assumption #1

Latino = Monolith

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Other Comics / Re: All-Female Team of FEARLESS DEFENDERS
« on: November 08, 2012, 05:22:39 pm »
Hopefull this will be better than the Captain Marvel seriees which has been dull and has thee completely wrong artist for the book.  True, I am not a fan of the artwork, but it seems like the art would fit a book like Winter Soldier instead of Captain Marvel.

Likewisse, I hope thiss artist is closer to the Larger than Life artstyles of Bagley or JRJR rather than the more gritty realistic styles we see on books like Winter Soldier.

Interesting.. I felt completely opposite about Captain Marvel after the third issue.  I agree the first two issues were paced...awkwardly, but toward the end of the six issue story arc I was hooked by art and story.  I've never actually cared about Carol Danvers through the whole Binary mess, and the only characterization I got from her was when she interacted with Rogue... for me this was I a good, honest stab at fleshing her out beyond what Claremont or Bendis had done in the past.

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Vox Populi / Re: Aftermath: Obama's second term
« on: November 08, 2012, 05:13:30 pm »
Obama's coalition of blacks, latins, women, gays and young people once again defeated old white men.  Black politicial power continues to be underestimated (even by us) but we continue to make a difference.  The political map to national electoral success continues to morph and the GOP is going to have to embrace at least ONE of the groups they hate if they want a chance at winning the White House.

I'd predict Hispanics with Marco Rubio for 2016.

I'd predict Cubans for Rubio in 2016... maybe.

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Hudlin TV / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:13:13 pm »
Is this based off the earlier shorts done a few years back?  I vaguely remember a secret mission to a Cylon Factory where Adama discovered the "human" cylons...

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