Sunday, March 15, 2009

Feedback for Augiedb on his latest Pipeline article

I have been thinking about what you wrote in you Pipeline about dropping the monthlies in favor of the trades.

Since 140 characters is not a long enough space to respond properly on Twitter, I decided to do it this way.

In essence, I can agree with a lot of what you are saying. There are many titles if you simply do not buy that week you will likely not buy the following week. It is because of this behavior my current pull list is comprised of titles I actually want to read.

I tend to follow certain writers. I will instinctively pick up anything written by Warren Ellis. I can't help that. I am in his thrall. I also like the work Geoff Johns does with his books. I never thought I would be reading a Green Lantern book. However, Sinestro Corps War caught me. I now am in great anticipation of Blackest Night.

There are some titles I used to get as a monthly. DMZ, The Boys, Y the Last Man, Ex Machina to name a few. I have all those titles now as trades. They look fabulous on my bookshelf. They are also the kinds of titles I can point people to if they are new to comics. Makes it easy to give them a full story arc and not worry too terribly much about the condition of the book.

As for the difference between ordering trades from my LCS or ordering them from Amazon? It is a no-brainer, my LCS cannot compete with Amazon on price. So, when it comes to choosing between getting a trade from my LCS or Amazon, it comes down to a simple decision. When do I want it? If I feel I can wait a few weeks for it, then I will order from my LCS. If I want it in a few days, then Amazon is my choice.

Even at that, I still order trades from my LCS due to the fact the person who owns and runs it and the people that work there are phenomenal. They have earned my loyalty time and time again. They know who everyone is, the store is in great condition. Not dirty, well lit, personable staff.

So, as I have said, choosing between monthlies and trades comes down to writers and the stories that are being told. I tend to like superhero stuff monthly and creator original stuff in trades (except Warren Ellis because you never know when the issues will end). And the choice between ordering trades from my LCS or Amazon comes down to when I want it.

I hope you understand my thoughts behind my response. Keep up the good work. And I am still waiting for an area on your photo-blog where I can see the original picture vs the photo shopped one you post. Being a person who knows next to nothing about photography, it would be nice to see the difference.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Attempting to bring everything together

I have been playing with several "social networking" sites lately.

In the coming days, I plan on using all at my disposal. Let's see how it plays out.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Funny Video

The Japanese always seem to have the weirdest, craziest, and funniest game shows. This one is no different.

They get a group of guys to play the game of soccer while wearing binoculars. What ensues is hilarity.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Amazing Video

I do not know what to make of this video.

If this is a fake then they did an outstanding job.

The video is supposedly showing what happens when the framerate of a camera precisely matches that of the rotors of a helicopter.

Take a look.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Lord of the Rings Meets Transformers

The title of this post pretty much says it all. Someone, somewhere, synced up scenes from the Transformers 80s cartoon with lines from the Lord of the Rings movies.


Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Dark Knight

Well, they have released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight.

Visually, there is not much to see but the exploding Bat logo. However, the audio does have some nice tidbits.


Friday, July 27, 2007

New Information Regarding Pat Tillman

To all the people who voted for King, err George Bush in 2004, I hope you are happy with how things are turning out. I hope you are happy that King George is LYING to the American public and the world every TIME HE OPENS HIS DAMN MOUTH.

His claim of Executive Privilege in the Pat Tillman murder case is astounding. Why would a president feel the need to make the murder of a Corporal in the Army Rangers top secret information? Why cover up his murder by his fellow Rangers?

Murder, you say? When did this become a murder? It just now has.

A new article from the AP is making this claim based on doctors evidence from the ones who did the autopsy.

It appears that Pat Tillman was gunned down in cold blood, execution style. 3 bullet holes to the forehead. Executed. By AMERICAN soldiers.

I cannot begin to describe the horror and anger I feel right now.

The fact that American soldiers can turn on each other and execute a fellow member is mind boggling.

the fact that this king can claim it to be a matter of national security by claiming executive privilege pisses me off. King george is an utter waste of human material. And his Sith master, Darth DICK Cheney, is the ringleader of this whole shitfest.

The way that they constantly and arrogantly take a shit on the US Constitution and LIE about it is beyond belief. Then they claim that anyone who accuses them of destroying the Constitution is somehow not a patriot and is helping the enemy.

I hate everything that Darth Cheney and king george stand for. They are bad men. They should be thrown in prison. They should be arrested. They should be tortured just like they torture anyone who gets in their way. They should be disgraced.

I hate them all. I hope they die lonely and forgotten behind the baseboard of a soiled bathroom in a poor neighborhood. With their hands in Tony Blair's pants.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Jim Valvano At the 1993 ESPYs

There is not much I can say about this man or this speech that has not already been said before. It is one of the more inspirational speeches that you will ever hear.
Jimmy V was dying of cancer when he gave this speech. He tells all of us how we should live our lives.
Every day we should laugh, think, and have our emotions move us to tears. These are words to live by.
If you ever feel like you are having a bad day all you have to do is watch this video.
Enjoy it. Leave a response. Tell your friends.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Who Really Runs The Country

I found the following picture via reddit, that shows who is actually running the country. I find it funny yet somehow has the sense of reality.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Dick Cheney Is A Rogue Nation

I love watching the show Countdown on MSNBC hosted by Keith Olbermann. He is a very intelligent and witty person. I have always received a kick out of him beginning with his days on ESPN.
I have been reluctant to add political content to this blog lately, but I cannot pass up on this one. The following video comes from the episode on June 21, 2007. Evidently, Dick Cheney has officially listed himself above the law.
Olbermann's comments are both hysterical and sad at the same time.