Skip to main content

Musings of a Quiet Geek, Sports Edition

The World Is MINE! by Demonac
Name:
You will conquer:your Home Town (and rename it South Park).
Your title will be:Prince/Princess (you didn't want to be presumptuous)
You will succeed by:Sending back a computer virus from the future to eliminate the opposition.
Your Enforcers will be:LiveJournal writers (their numbers are ever-swelling, and their criticism can cut you like razor-wire!).
Your first act as ruler:Have Pinky and the Brain imprisoned (just in case).
Created with quill18's MemeGen!


Topic One: Pettite out of Pinstripes. Sweet! (I'm amused he wants Clemens to join him in Houston.) I'm not worried about Kevin Brown. Yes, he had a good year last season but John Burkett had a good year the season before joining the Red Sox and look how that turned out. I will also point out Brown is older.

Topic Two: Financially, the Red Sox pursuing A-Rod makes no sense at all. Financially was the only reason that made sense in trying to dump Manny but, in pursuing A-Rod, this would mean one of only two outcomes: two contract albatrosses or merely exchanging one for larger one. I'll admit that A-Rod is better than Nomar at short. Nomar has been to error prone the past two seasons and his bat was absent during the playoffs. A-Rod will help with problem number one for sure but we'll have to see about the post season when it comes. A-Rod may choke too. He's out of practice in this area. Things may be interesting this season.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Thor Or Thunderstrike?

Marvel screwed the pooch with the Thor  franchise from the beginning. They took the more modern notion that the Asgardians are aliens not gods. In itself, that's fine but I can't help but think that just made it more complicated not less. (Wonder Woman  just killed them off which is better but that's still a big nitpick from me about THAT movie...)

I stopped regularly reading comics  after I graduated college in the early part of the century so I don't know when secret identities became passé but I think this also hurt the franchise. Originally, instead of dropping Thor on his head and giving him amnesia, Odin put him the mortal body of Donald Blake and then Eric Masterson. (Was that a complaint about Ghost Rider? Same concept really...)

In Thor: Ragnarok, to me, this '90's era of the comic where Eric Masterson WAS Thor was the best run of the comic and there were many Easter eggs from that period from Thor's Earth garb (with Mjolnir disguised as an umbrell…

Setup Complete

When I wrote my blog post on the previous Netflix series, Luke Cage, I noted it was only about 90% as dark as Daredevil  and Jessica Jones. Iron Fist  is only about 90% as dark as that series.While that does make me question the Mature rating, I have no problem with that.

I feel in the mood to structure at least the beginning of this review on my feelings on complaints I've heard

1. The acting and writing: I'm sure my bar is lower than others but I feel people who feel the strongest about this have never watched movies on Lifetime or Hallmark. (Oddly, I read a comment on Twitter from a complainer that he had higher hopes for Cloak and Dagger on Freeform than  Inhumans on ABC. Special effects budget, sure but writing and acting? I think that's an iffy wager at best but I digress.)

Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick are great as Danny Rand and Colleen Wing. Danny to me is just as a 25 year old man who spent 15 years cut off from the world as he knew it in a monastery (think ster…

The Blog Comes Around

Went to see Logan yesterday. I had already read tweets claiming it was the "best X-men film to date" which, to be honest, is not the highest of bars to leap over.  After seeing it, I would go much further with my praise. It doesn't really have the feel of a comic book film at all. This leaves both Spider-man 2 and The Dark Knight  in the dust in this respect...

To me, it feels more like a post-apocalyptic film (a genre that seems to get more critical praise, or at least scrutiny, incidentally.)  You have a small group of people, last of their kind, making the journey to Eden. This is the trope found in that genre. Death and bleakness, found also in Westerns, is evident from the Johnny "Man in Black" Cash songbook and the inclusion of Elizabeth Rodriguez best known from the show Orange is the New Black! (Sure, possibly a coincidence but if not? Sweet!) Just because it includes characters from comic, I'm pretty sure award voters will not see it in this respec…