Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday Threesome: Three New Fall Shows I've Already Given Up On

You may recall how excited I was for some of the fall television slate. Unfortunately, it turns out that a lot of the television shows that debuted this fall? THEY'RE GARBAGE. I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which gets better every week, but the rest? I'm so disappointed, although it turns out I have more time to watch movies and read now. So let's wallow in our collective misery about the shows that could have been something, but ended up being nuthin'.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DC Comics New 52 - Stryder's Weekly Top 5

Hey boys and girls!  I know you'll all be shocked to learn that I bought a bunch of comics this week.  Now I'm going to tell you about 5 of them!  Isn't that odd?

All these particular comics were released on November 13th, 2013:

Batman #25 - "Shhhh...Just embrace it."

The giant ongoing "Zero Year" New 52 Batman origin story continues here and the debutant Dark Knight has a disturbing mystery to solve.  Someone or something in Gotham City is murdering people in a grotesque fashion...forcing their bones to grow and expand erratically and unstoppably, turning men into disturbing tree-like corpses!  Meanwhile a young Lieutenant Gordon has his own mystery to solve...who or what is the Bat-Man??  Also, WHERE does he get his wonderful toys? 

All of this is going on in the foreground while the whole of Gotham is plunged into chaos when the Riddler manages to shut off the power to the entire city on the eve of what promises to be one of the worst super-storms of the decade! 

Oh and I forgot to mention...the debut of the very first New 52 BATMOBILE!  It's too early to say for sure since "Zero Year" is supposed to last 11 issues (not counting the current crop of tie-ins) but so far, it's shaping up to easily be my favourite Batman story told in the New 52!  Great work by everyone involved and each issue makes me want the next one that much more! 

OF course that's not all...4 more comics after the JUMP!

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 69 - Kazaam! (with guest host Courtney Coulson!)

This week we enthusiastically frotter a lamp and wish that giant, nineties basketball star Shaquille O'Neal could actually act, as we endure the novelization of the rapping genie classic, Kazaam! And making all my wishes come true is frequent guest host and companion Courtney Coulson. Dust off your unfeasibly massive boom box and enjoy MCs C-Babby-Babs and Milt-Dogz as we green eggs and ham it!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for November 18th 2013! Pieces of Eight!

It's a short one this week as Luke and Courtney sleepily muse on the ancient Angelina Jolie in the Maleficent trailer, Big Russ Crowe as Noah, a new Star Trek director, Monster High, the Lego Marvel video game and... Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor's, return to the screen! Plug this lean 35 minutes into your face!

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