My Spoileriffic Review of “Man of Steel”

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on 06/25/2013 by Papa Nerd

Good lord.  It has been a long time since I posted a new blog.  I actually have time to sit and write again.

So I’ve got that going for me.  Which is nice.

The last time I posted anything new was around Thanksgiving, if memory serves me correctly.  That’s too long.  I’m gonna try to post more often now, with my now-famous (yeah, right) musings on all things involving nerdy pop culture crap.  And what better place to start than the superhero icon who started it all, and to whom all credit for the proliferation of superheroes in modern culture is due?

Superman.  Or, more specifically, his latest big screen outing, Man of Steel, not to be confused with 1997’s smash hit, Academy Award worthy, yet somehow totally snubbed, Steel, starring Shaquille O’Neal, the greatest actor of the 20th century.

“How can I ever measure up to Shaquille O’Neal’s legendary performance? IT CANNOT BE DONE!”

Now, I will be talking specifics about Man of Steel, so if you haven’t seen it, stop reading now.  I mean it.  Stop.  Now.

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Man of Steel Trailer is here!

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/11/2012 by Papa Nerd

And it is bad ass.  Don’t take my word for it.  Check it out for yourself:

I do believe that Superman fanboys such as myself will finally get to see the Superman movie we have been waiting to see for a long time.  It looks like there is more action in this trailer than in the entire Superman Returns movie, and Henry Cavill looks to be this generation’s definitive Superman.  That’s a lot to assume, based on a trailer, but that is what I see in it.

My only concern is Zack Snyder’s direction.  Most of his movies are all visuals, no substance, so we’ll see.

What do you think?

 

A Lesson Learned

Posted in etc., Life with tags , , , , , , on 08/07/2012 by Papa Nerd

I blame Tim Burton and his damn Batman movie.

It’s all his fault.  It’s because of him that I picked up a pencil and taught myself to draw.  I used to draw these crude pictures of Michael Keaton’s Batman.  They were pretty horrible, but to a nine-year-old kid, they were freaking awesome.  There was no depiction of any discernible action.  It was just Batman, standing there, with his head either turned to the side, or looking straight ahead.  No background, nothing else.  Just Batman.

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Yet Another Review of The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in Comics, Movies, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/30/2012 by Papa Nerd

I know, I’m a little behind.

Actually, a LOT behind.  I had a goal of posting a new blog every day.  That all flew out the window when I had to start working until 2:30 or 3:00 in the A.M. for your friendly neighborhood T.G.I. Cheddarbee’s, then getting up at 5:30 or 6 A.M. with my evil genius son.  Needless to say, I am tired virtually all of the time.  No energy to sit at a computer and write.  No energy to do much of anything except try to nap and make sure my son doesn’t rip his diaper off and pee on the floor.

He has done it, by the way.

But, last Saturday, I was able to drag my ass to my local IMAX and check out The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy.

Hit the jump to read my spoiler-filled review.  If you haven’t seen it and don’t want any info, read something else.  Or, do me a favor and click on an ad and line my wallet.

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I’m a Failure as a Nerd

Posted in Life, Movies, Toys and Stuff with tags , , , on 05/21/2012 by Papa Nerd

Yes.  Yes I am.  Why?

I have yet to see The Avengers.

You did read that correctly.  This movie has made almost $500,000,000.  Not one of those dollars was mine.  You may be asking yourself, “Why?” You try to go see a movie with a three-year-old who will not sit still for all the money in the world.  I had a lot of bad experiences with babysitters when I was a kid, so I can’t just leave him with someone so my wife and I can go see it.  It looks like I will be waiting for it to come to Blu-Ray.

On another topic, I am also a failure as a nerd because I own a Wii.  Only a Wii.  No X-Box.  No PS3.  Just a lonely Wii.  Well, that is about to change, because, ladies and gentlemen, I will finally be joining 2006 tonight when I purchase an X-Box 360.  Yay for me!  I’ll finally get to play all of the hot new games, like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Dead Rising.  Maybe even WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010!

Leave me alone.  I love my wrestling games.  I love creating characters in my wrestling games.  So na na, boo boo.

On a totally non-failure topic, I finally got my family out of the spider infested dump we lived in for over two years, and our new place is like heaven.  We are all so much happier here, and thankful we no longer have slumlords for managers.  If we ask them to fix something, we’re treated like, well, people, no as nuisances.  And, no brown recluses!  We can sleep at night without wondering when our son will be bitten by one of those nasty buggers.

Speaking of our son, if you remember, a few months back, I posted a video about how smart he is.  It’s here, if you want to see it.  Anyway, in the last few months, my little super-villain has taught himself to read and write.

He won’t perform for the camera, so I have a hard time getting video of him reading his Curious George book or his Avengers Little Golden book.  But, I did happen to catch this on his Magna-Doodle before he could erase it:

The little man's writing

The word “Batman” doesn’t appear anywhere on his Magna-Doodle.  And to think, kids his age are supposed to be recognizing their letters, not writing them.

Oh, and he can count to 50 by himself.  He can count to 100 with help.  He may just grow up to take over the world.

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/07/2012 by Papa Nerd

Oh, so very true…

Rants from the Kitchen

If only you knew what was involved in bringing your food to the table.

That’s why I’m here.  To educate the shit out of you.  You would never go out to eat again if you knew the bullshit behind the scenes.  So, I’m going to expose some of the secrets that my bosses don’t want you to know.

Why am I doing this? Because fuck ’em, that’s why.

Did you know…

… most of the time, restaurant workers are not allowed to call in sick.  That’s right.  We end up coughing, sneezing, and sometimes, vomiting, on your food.

… whenever you find a hair in your food, it belongs to your server, although the fuckers will tell you otherwise.  In the kitchen, we are required to wear hair restraints.  Your server is not.

… never get a lemon wedge with your water or tea.  Your nasty-ass server doesn’t use tongs…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted in Life with tags , , , on 03/17/2012 by Papa Nerd

Go get drunk! I won’t be joining you, since I am a tee-totaling pansy, but have some fun, wear the green, and in the greatest of Irish traditions, start a fight with a random stranger!

Good times, man. Good times.

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything, but my job has been keeping me out until around 3 o’clock every morning, and my son has been waking up at, oh, 5 or 5:30. In short, this papa has been sleep deprived, and I haven’t had the energy to do anything but go back to bed and sleep while my son plays and watches Thomas the Tank Engine.

One of these days, I’ll be back to posting regularly.

On a bit of a brighter (and decidedly non-nerd related) side, my family and I will finally be moving out of our current brown recluse infested, air conditioner and toilets don’t work right, the lazy-ass maintenance man won’t fix a damn thing, dump of an apartment, and into a better, hopefully non-brown recluse infested, non-lazy maintenance man, apartment. Yay for us!

That’s it for now, but…

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