Friday, July 29, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ComicCon 2011


Fanboys seem to have better hygiene than Gamergeeks.
Maybe it was the plethora of babes that showed up. Or maybe it was because we were in San Diego-which has some ass kicking nightlife during ComicCon. But the funk –o-meter kept hovering in the Tolerable to Low Zone. 
I think that because ComicCon has morphed into so much more than just comics, you now find tons of gals at this venue. The fact that the Gas lamp district across the street had a “Spring break vibe” going on didn’t hurt either.
So there weren’t just the beautiful but unattainable booth babes and professional models in attendance, but also a nice cross section of the female sex in general. This may have something to do with the boys making use of the dial soap and old spice solid.

San Diego is a great place to go for a convention.
These folks have the con-thing down to a science. Plenty of security, lots of friendly staff, frequent trolleys to ferry con-goers to and from all corners of the city. A fantastic night-life. And a population that doesn’t just tolerates the hordes of geeks that converge into their hometown, but they appreciate the attention and $$ we bring to the city- They were friendly from Macys to McDonalds.

I will never pay retail for a trade paperback again!
Just about every comic booth had trades at 40-60% off. And the deals were even better on the last day.

That’s all for now. There is much more but I’m tired.

Bottom line: for a Fanboy, Gamergeek, or anyone into Pop culture, ComicCon is a must.

















Saturday, July 16, 2011

How soon we forget



The latest nerd drama to hit the internets is all about the Dwarves from the new Hobbit movie.  I'm staying out of most of it and will reserve my judgement until my Minions and I are watching it opening night. Our hands full of popcorn tubs, Nathans hotdogs and large Pepsi's (or Cokes).

I will not bitch and grumble. I remember oh too well the days when the very thought of movies about the books and characters I loved drew nothing but laughter from all the Hollywood studios.

Bring it on Pete Jackson, I forgive you for "The Lovely Bones".

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

An ounce of preparation...



Thanks to Netflix I spent the other day watching a Jericho marathon. Now I'm not an alarmist or anything  but would it be so bad to stock up on a few more cans of soup and powerbars in the pantry and maybe buy a couple of extra boxes of shells for the Remington?


Well those are thoughts for another day. I'm off to start this book I just ran across...


Saturday, July 09, 2011

Google+




If any of you guys need an invite to Google+ drop us a line with your email addy and we'll hook you up. It's the Google Facebook clone and looks promising.


But so did Google Wave...

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The great storage room clearance!

Comic Con won't be cheap.  So I figured waht better time to get rid of all the extras and doubles and Goodwill finds that have been stacking around here in the house. so check my stuff  HERE on Ebay. I'll be posting more and different stuff in the coming weeks, like this....



Friday, July 01, 2011

A Dicey Time Online


We took Dicey Tales through its pace as an online game using Skype and a web-based dice roller.  The result was a very fun and satisfying session. We didn't need to use a mapping program, thanks to the abstract sort of way that combat works in BoL. I was very satisfied that the non-combat rules held up well and it only strengthened my belief that Contacts is one of the wisest Boon choices in the game.  The adventure ended on a cliffhanger note and we plan to continue once we can coordinate our schedules.