Monday, December 19, 2016

72 hours

I noticed that for the past week I've only posted every three days. It was unintentional for the first few posts but once I saw it, I decided to keep the ball rolling at least for today. At least I'm posting with some kind of regularity again.

Stacy's mom has got it goin' on

I always liked the music video for Fountain of Waynes' "Stacy's Mom" and especially Rachel Hunter, the eponymous mom.




Not gonna lie, I would have the hots for Stacy's mom too.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg

So did you know that there's a new DuckTales cartoon coming next year? I sure as frell didn't until Tor.com posted a YouTube video of the cast singing the theme song.



Yup, that's David Frakking Tennant singing! And he'll be playing Scrooge McDuck too! I don't get Disney XD on my TV, but I'm still excited. I wonder if this will lead to a reboot of Darkwing Duck?

DuckTales was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a young lad. I never missed an episode. Gizmoduck was one of my favorite characters, along with Launchpad McQuack.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Things I would do if I were Bill Gates rich #1: In which I piss off the city of Los Angeles and possibly the entire state of California

I'm test driving "Things I would do if I were Bill Gates rich" is going to be semi-regular feature because I often think about what I would do if I were as rich as Gates. I mean, the man's worth what, $80 billion at this point? I can do a lot of good and the most dastardly evil with that kind of cash.

Today's inaugural post is based on something interesting I learned yesterday. Did you know that prior to 1960, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team was based in the Land of a Thousand Lakes, Minnesota? They were called the Minneapolis Lakers back then. Their name suddenly makes a lot more sense with that piece of info. I'm sure you might see where I'm going with this and either cackling or shaking your head, but either way, keep reading.

Wikipedia.
As I already said, you can do a lot with $80 billion, be it good or evil and what I would do here could go either way. Guessed what I would do yet? Yup, I would buy the Lakers with the express purpose of moving them back to Minnesota. Now, if you live in LA, this would piss you off to no end. If you live in Minnesota, this would be either great news or just plain weird. Certainly the Timberwolves would probably be nonplussed at having to share the state with the Lakers.

Of course, the NBA is unlikely to ever allow such a relocation for multiple reasons ranging from whether Minnesota could support two basketball teams to the loss of revenue from a big market like Los Angeles.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This is a future episode of The Flash right here

If there isn't an episode of the show where Barry gets turned into "The Puppet-Flash" then the show's existence has been for nothing. NOTHING!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Trying to post more

To say that I've been lackadaisical about posting on here for the past several months would be a gross understatement. Still, I like Blogger since it's better for long form posting than Tumblr and I can post stuff here that I probably wouldn't over there. Inspiration came in the form of Wil Wheaton who posted recently about having the same problem and resolving to post on his blog once a day for the entire month of December. With that in mind, I plan to post here at least once a day period for as long as I can. I already started today and I think the trick will be to queue posts ahead of time so that I can have a buffer if I need it.

Barring what would otherwise go on my sci-fi and fantasy blogs, I'll be posting about everything and anything I can think of or that I think is interesting. So yeah, sometimes it might be a long post where I talk about stuff, other times it might be about a TV show, comic book thingamabob, or just a link dump. Pic spams too.

Let's see how long I can keep this up.

I've been doing some naughty-cle reading

My reading this part of the year has been scattershot. I'll start one book, then jump to another only to jump to yet another. Somehow in all of this I picked up a copy of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower and started tearing through it faster than most of the books I've finished this year.


This is a bit unexpected because I've never read nautical fiction before and didn't think that it would be my sort of thing. Unless this is some one-off fluke, I might have been wrong about that assumption. I checked the book out from the library on Sunday and now I'm more than halfway through. I wouldn't be surprised if I finish it off today or tomorrow.

For those who don't know: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower is the first book in C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series, which followers the career of the aforementioned Hornblower from a young Midshipman (which I think is what they called Ensigns back then) to an Admiral and noble in the Royal Navy during the late 18th and 19th century. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower is set during the French Revolution and the Revolutionary Wars fought during that period. The later books transition to the Napoleonic Wars. While it is the first book in the Hornblower series, it isn't the first one written. Forester wrote Beat to Quarters first, which featured an older Hornblower, then decided after the success of that book to go back and trace Hornblower's naval career from the beginning on up.

No idea if I'll read any of the other books in the series, but I might since I like this one so much.

I would excel at this question

I decided to forego watching Legends of Tomorrow and Supernatural tonight in favor of watching yet another Trivial Pursuit let's play Achievement Hunter just put out today. I love watching these things because of how they tend to screw up on what should otherwise be easy questions. Especially Gavin who, despite being British, will always get questions about his country wrong. Anyways, the new episode had a nice gem in it that made me giddy.

Beyond Optimus and Bumblebee they had no clue who else was an Autobot. It was fun watching them figure it out.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dare I?

A couple of weeks ago Achievement Hunter uploaded a Let's Play to their subchannel of the same name where Geoff, Gavin, Jack, and Ryan played a surprisingly rousing game of...Uno. Yup, Uno. Just the other day, they uploaded another Uno video, Uno: The Movie.



It's two hours and forty-four minutes long. Yikes. On one hand, I want to watch the entire thing because the first Uno video was hilarious. On the other hand, fuck, it's longer than a lot of actual movies. At the end of the day, it really comes down to whether or not I have the patience and endurance to watch five people play an Uno Xbox game.

I'm gonna need a substantial amount of root beer and snacks.

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