Goodbye Google Reader
I think if you are a blogger that has touched the news in the last decade, you have to mention the demise of google reader. I’m not even going to link to it, just sneeze on the internet and somebody will source you.
Did you like google reader, Dear Reader? Did you light a candle for it today?
I may just be throwing around thoughts here, but I like taking showers in the morning because they wake me up. Also, I tend to make breakfasts that smell like grease (mmm, internet loves bacon), so washing that off after a morning jog is also fun. Also, I sometimes jog in the morning.
When do you take your showers, Dear Reader?
I have gone on a drinking sabatical. I need to be productive and have proven myself untrustworthy with teh booze as of late. Not bad, just useless.
"Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others."
Just watch this:
The guys over at Penny Arcade tapped into what might also be my own midlife crisis someday when Gabe announced he was building an arcade in his garage. I have driven a really nice car, but I haven’t played a Mortal Kombat II cabinet in a decade and a half.
Why DC Comic Book Movies Don’t Work
DC comic movies (especially but not limited to Man of Steel and Dark Knight Rises) have sucked fat ones because nobody knows how to make them current and because those heroes are too “good.” Basically, our godlike heroes have been turned into Republicans with Batman beating the shit out of Occupy Gotham Gone Wrong and Superman proving that illegal immigration only leads to the collapse of cities (literally).
Am I the only one that thinks Batman looks like he left the stove on?
Marvel’s movies succeed because all of their characters (with exception of Captain America) are deeply flawed human beings (except Cap came from the 40s, so he could be really racist. Don’t look at me like that, you don’t know. All the Avengers were white and the black Asgardian stayed at home. Captain America could go all Paula Deen in Winter Soldier). We relate to these heroes. DC characters are paragons and gods. Fuck those people. If they win, well, yeah, they won; they are the best. If they lose, then “what the hell hero? you were supposed to be the best!”
Also, I left out Green Lantern because Ryan Reynolds was married to Scarlet Johnasen and therefore gets a pass even if his movies suck and they destroyed the Deadpool character with him. Although not his fault and if they decided to ever branch those franchises by having Deadpool be the Black Widow’s ex, I would fanboy shit myself.
D & D Playing
Been thinking about starting up a game. We shall see. Listen to the podcast on Wednesday for more.
Chicago Tribune denied me hipster story so f*&k’em.
I attempted to read a story on the Chicago Tribune about hipsters and librarians in Chicago for ALA 2013, but was denied. Pay subscriptions for online news features... If your blog is that good you could get by on advertising, assholes.