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24 Reasons Buzzfeed Listicles Are The Worst

22 May

1. Cheap hits.

2. There are no other reasons.

Gotham Looks To Be A Good Arrow, Picked Up By FOX For 13 Episodes

5 May

Yessssssss. The list of actors is terrific.  Take away the goofiness of Arrow, add good actors and a good script, and I think that will be Gotham. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and the Penguin (Robin Taylor) are PERFECTLY cast, with Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) looking promising as well.

Comixology Removes Ipad, Iphone Storefronts

27 Apr

hat tip Bleeding Cool (yeah, I said it)

Welp, it’s begun:

The convenience of buying comics directly from your iPad throughcomiXology‘s app is a thing of the past. The company, which is being acquired by Amazon, announced today that users can no longer purchase comics on iOS devices.

In a post on their Tumblr account, comiXology revealed they are “retiring” their current app for iOS systems and have replaced it with a “new reader app.” The new app is, as the name implies, just for reading comics – the storefront is gone. Users will have to purchase comics at comixology.com and then sync their purchases to the new app.

The change apparently only affects the comiXology app — the individual publisher apps for Marvel, DC, Image and others don’t appear to be affected at this time.

The new process is easy as pie:

1. Go to comixology and buy a comic

2. Go to reader app on phone/ipad

3. Download

4. Read!

Yay!!!!

As a peace offering, they’re going to give you five bucks. So there’s that.

Five Years Since Harry Kalas Passed Away

13 Apr

Great tribute from Comcast Sportnet:

And our initial post when he abruptly passed away that fateful day in DC.

 

I’ll never forget 1993. I’ll never forget 2008. I’ll never forget his home run call for Michael Jack.  Here’s to you, Harry.

Kevin Ollie Is A Good Basketball Coach

8 Apr

He may not have been a great NBA starting point guard, but he’s a dandy college basketball coach, bringing the University of Connecticut to the 2014 NCAA Championship (and winning). He even dashed my hopes and dreams by out-coaching Phil Martelli in overtime in the first-round against Saint Joseph’s.  Congrats to the pencil-thin.

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Old Man Yells At Cloud, Reading Eagle prints it

28 Mar

The Reading Eagle strikes again!  One of the best yet:

Being an elder member of the population, I find myself bemused by the changes in society today. People communicate with each other by using their thumbs instead of their mouths, sometimes when in the same house.

I place a phone call and am greeted by a robotic voice offering a menu of options instead of a human being. A menu used to be something handed to you in a restaurant.

Cars have become rolling phone booths occupied by drivers watching screens instead of the road.

Terminology also has changed. A cell was something inside a body or a room occupied by a prison inmate, not a communication device. “Gay” just meant happy. A “tweet” was a sound a bird made. “Going viral” usually meant a flu epidemic, not something spreading over a computer.

I know society evolves, but I sometimes wonder if this is really progress, and I yearn for simpler times.

Thomas Donahue

Hamburg

 

His next letter will tackle horseless carriages, automated teller machines, and maybe finally bring up this nasty Prohibition. 

Five Fab Fotos with Susan Angstadt, A Visual Conversation with Imaginative Professionals

19 Mar

Five Fab Fotos with Susan Angstadt, A Visual Conversation with Imaginative Professionals.

Sean Flannery Funeral

Saturday Morning Comics #20 The Audio Killing Joke

2 Mar

OH NOES, the audio ninjas lopped off half our episode! Enjoy what’s left:

Saturday Morning Comics

COCs picks:  3. Amazing X-Men #4
2. Red Sonja #7
1.Daredevil #36

Silver Fox’s picks: 3. New Warriors #1
2.

SMEs picks: 3. X-Files/TMNT Conspiracy #1
2. Wonder Woman #28
1. White Suits #1
Graphic Novel: Down Set Fight! from Oni Press

Kyle!’s picks: 3. Batman and Two-Face #28
2. Harley Quinn #3
1. Punisher #2

Don’t Miss Not So Super!

10 Feb

If you’re into young upstart digital comics with a fun point-of-view, Not So Super is for you.  From the hard-working Jacques Nyemb and Joe Hunter comes a book about an IT dude developing superpowers. Fun, non-compromising sincerity awaits your eyes! Hat tip CBR

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Available via Comixology or pay-what-you-will

Saturday Morning Comics #18: Valentine’s Special

9 Feb

A DC Annual tradition! Starring the bazooms of justice

SME’s picks: 1. Black Science #3
2. Uncanny Avengers #16
3. Unwritten: Apocalypse #1

COC’s picks: 1. All-Star Western #27
2. Furious #1 from Darkhorse

SFs picks: 1. Batman and Robin Annual #2
2. World’s Finest Annual #1
3. Earth 2 Annual #2

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The Veronic Mars Movie Trailer!!!!

11 Jan

Kickstartin’ it

Emma Rios Is Drawing An Ongoing Comic

6 Sep

Called Pretty Deadly:

‘Chief’ Mark Kessler Needs Your Money To Pay His Bills

3 Aug

At least he’s not a libtard democrat socialist traitor or else this fundraiser would be looked at as welfare for a guy who did this to himself.

background on this crazy loon

Police Chief/School Board Member Goes Skook All Over The Interwebs

25 Jul

Schuylkill County has a police chief/school board member problem, and his name is Mark Kessler:

But don’t worry, he apologized for his rough language:

This guy sure seems stable. Perfectly healthy, perfectly normal. Way to represent Pennsylvania, Mr Kessler.

Congressman Steve Stockman’s Staff Loads Up On Junk Food To Prove Poor People Have It Easy

20 Jun

Congressman Steve Stockman’s staff is eatin’ healthy and ‘beating’ the SNAP challenge:

The “SNAP Challenge,” a left-wing publicity stunt intended to make it appear proposed cuts to food stamps would leave families unable to feed themselves, has been debunked this week by the office of Congressman Steve Stockman.

About 30 House Democrats are participating in the “SNAP Challenge” in which someone must feed themselves on $31.50 a week, which Democrats claim is the level of benefits available to a person under the Farm Bill. Democrats have been intentionally buying overpriced food and shopping at high-priced chains to make it appear the cuts go too far.

Donny Ferguson, who serves as Stockman’s communications director and agriculture policy advisor, was able to buy enough food to eat well for a week on just $27.58, almost four dollars less than the $31.50 “SNAP Challenge” figure.

“I wanted to personally experience the effects of the proposed cuts to food stamps. I didn’t plan ahead or buy strategically, I just saw the publicity stunt and made a snap decision to drive down the street and try it myself. I put my money where my mouth is, and the proposed food stamp cuts are still quite filling,” said Ferguson.

“We can cut the proposed benefits by an additional 12.4 percent and still be able to eat for a week,” said Ferguson. “Not only am I feeding myself for less than the SNAP Challenge, I will probably have food left over.”

So how’d he accomplish this feat and debunk the left-wingers? let’s see his grocery list for a week (which i’m sure he followed to a T):

Ferguson purchased his food at the Dollar Tree and Shopper’s Food Warehouse located in the 6100 block of Little River Turnpike in Alexandria. It is served by Metrobus and within bike and walking distance of public housing.

For $21.55 Ferguson purchased at Dollar Tree:
Two boxes of Honeycomb cereal
Three cans of red beans and rice
Jar of peanut butter
Bottle of grape jelly
Loaf of whole wheat bread
Two cans of refried beans
Box of spaghetti
Large can of pasta sauce
Two liters of root beer
Large box of popsicles
24 servings of Wyler’s fruit drink mix
Eight cups of applesauce
Bag of pinto beans
Bag of rice
Bag of cookies

For $6.03 at the Shoppers Food Warehouse next door Ferguson bought a gallon of milk and a box of maple and brown sugar oatmeal.

real health nut, there. no meat, no veggies, no fruit, lots of sugar and useless junk and non-food like soda. where is ptk when we need him? we could dispatch him to Stocky and Ferguson to teach them how to eat nutritionally. also, maybe we shouldn’t be cutting funding for SNAP if THIS is what he could afford, and is bragging about it. and maybe we shouldn’t be cutting the educational portion of the Ag bill, like the House wanted to.

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