Friday, 4 May 2012

May the Fourth Be With You


And because several people I know have been demanding it, I make an observation of Star Wars Day.

Part of it bothers me because I always preferred "The Force Will Be With You Always" as a motivational soundbyte, but you have to admit taking the homonym and actually going so far as to recognize it as an Official Day is rather fun.

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  1. Hero of the Federation4 May 2012 at 21:04

    They're doing their part. Are you? Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship.

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  2. Completely off topic, Al, but knowing of your love for dinosaurs, I had to recommend you check out DC Comics new G.I. Combat: The War That Time Forgot. great dinosaur comic. I read the first issue last night and really enjoyed it.

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    1. I may just get that, always on the look out for all things dinosaur-related. I've been enjoying what I've seen of 2000AD's Flesh (which is essentially what "Terra Nova" wanted to be) and Grant Morrison's Dinosaurs vs Aliens looks better and better the more I see of it.

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  3. Good call, Mr. R! And don't forget the stories that started it all, reprinted in Showcase Presents: The War That Time Forgot...

    http://www.amazon.com/Showcase-Presents-That-Time-Forgot/dp/1401212530/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336191774&sr=1-1

    Tex
    (I'm Tex Albritton, and I approve of GI's fighting dinosaurs)

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    1. Ah, I saw that up in Forbidden Planet, but alas I didn't have the cash for it at the time. Next time I'm up there, I'll have a closer look.

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  4. Oh you definitely want that Showcase. Pages and pages of dinosaurs versus tanks, planes, etc. Great stuff, and some of Ross Andru's best art.

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  5. curious as to why you havent really touched upon very popular shows like spartacus or game of thrones on your blog as of yet....? :)
    cheers.
    Mario

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  6. I still haven't seen "Spartacus," and I have to catch up on "Game of Thrones." In truth, I hardly watch television at all these days save for one or two shows, and to be polite, I don't think anyone wants to read my rants on "Desperate Housewives"!

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    1. lmao! hell why not!?I think at the least you should check out spartacus..from the beginning of course, the first episodes from blood and sand are a bit rough but if you stick it out I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the depth and the storytelling,and it's relative fidelity to the general history(I stress general,as much as it can be anyway, alot of what i read on the third servile war is vague).
      my wife even likes game of thrones to the point where she wants to read the books ,so I bought her the first three...I tried to avoid it but I am the one who is skimming through them now lol.I really dont watch much tv either, i am far more a movie guy and I dont do too much of that until the kids sleep and its my day off.These are the only two shows (only one since spartacus vengence ended) I really bother with at all at this point.mho is that i think they'd be relevent and popular material for your blog.And my current guilty pleasure? punisher war zone: its every bit of a blast the last rambo movie was, pardon the pun.
      cheers
      mario

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    2. Spartacus is one of those series everyone asks me to check out, along with Community, Fringe, Boardwalk Empire and Firefly. But ever since I was burned by Lost, Heroes and Enterprise, I have "commitment issues" with TV shows: I'll only watch if I know it isn't going to turn out like... well, Lost, Heroes or Enterprise. I guess I needn't worry about that with Firefly since it's only one season.

      I fairly liked Punisher: War Zone myself, as an action movie with all the things that entails. The Thomas Jane one felt far too tame for such a grim anti-hero, and the Lundgren one didn't even have the skull T-shirt!

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