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Pro Wrestling / Re: Daniel Bryan - Retired
« on: February 17, 2016, 05:02:00 PM »
Hahaha, I'm so numb to it that I didn't even realize she asked.

Pro Wrestling / Re: Daniel Bryan - Retired
« on: February 17, 2016, 01:42:24 PM »
A nice little wrap up piece from Good Morning America:

Pro Wrestling / Wrestling Fan Dumbasses
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:42:34 AM »
I've read a few wrestling articles recently and realized I'm super worn out by the fans of wrestling. The comment threads on any given wrestling website or message board is literally a trainwreck of human garbage, punctuated by heavy doses of racism and general idiocy. The only other genre websites I ever read are horror film websites, and that doesn't seem to attract anywhere close to the level of dumbasses that seem to watch the same pseudo sport that I enjoy.

To the comic/sci fi/whatever fans on this site, are there other "nerd friendly" things out there that seem to attract so much open-ended venom from the fans?

Movie Reviews / Re: SOUTHBOUND
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:38:13 AM »
No shit? I'll watch this tonight!

Movies / Re: Deadpool Kills the Box Office
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:37:47 AM »
Yeah, I was glad they basically made it a crazy Warner Bros. cartoon brought to life. Super violent, tons of sex, and the kind of manic energy that the character seemed to need. Just shy of Crank 2 in the wildness department, but definitely on par with the first Crank.

I literally know nothing about the character, was this on par with his portrayal in the comics?

Television / Re: ASH VS EVIL DEAD
« on: February 12, 2016, 03:47:45 PM »
That first episode is the best Sam Raimi movie since SPIDEY 2.

Movies / Re: Maltin Walks Out of Zoolander 2
« on: February 12, 2016, 03:46:18 PM »
Well, he does hate ALL horror films, which is not my favorite trait of his. I actually heard an interview with him where he admitted that ghost writers cover the horror reviews in his Movie Guide because he didn't want the book to smear all horror films, so at least he knows that his personal preference doesn't drag his book down.

Movies / Maltin Walks Out of Zoolander 2
« on: February 12, 2016, 01:01:01 PM »
He actually handled the article very well:


Good for him, too. He must have to watch so much garbage in his lifetime, at least one time he went outside and breathed fresh air instead of sitting through the last hour of yet another shitfest.

Pro Wrestling / Re: CM Punk's 2nd Act
« on: February 10, 2016, 01:42:10 PM »
And he's right back out of it again:


This is smelling more and more like a meltdown every day. Hard to believe a 37 year old who has no professional fight experience is looking forward to stepping into a cage with a 20-something who trained his whole life to knock people out.

Pro Wrestling / Re: Daniel Bryan - Retired
« on: February 09, 2016, 11:29:32 AM »
Nope, in fact they probably just feel guilty for hiring him in the first place. See, they believe that "little guys" get hurt too often, same with "fat guys". That's why everyone who gets the mega-push has the same exact body type, crowd be damned.

Pro Wrestling / Daniel Bryan - Retired
« on: February 09, 2016, 06:47:14 AM »
Due to brain problems related to dozens of untreated concussions, Daniel Bryan retired from pro wrestling at the age of 34. There's a lot I could say, but Dave Meltzer said it so good in his daily column that I'm pasting it here instead:

Daniel Bryan to announce retirement

by Dave Meltzer

I wish the best of luck to Bryan Danielson tonight in his retirement speech hope everyone wishes the best for him in his post-wrestling career.  To me, Bryan Danielson was both a model pro wrestler and far more than that, a very intelligent and very honest human being.

He reached the highest rung in this profession in 2014 even when his look and size based on previously established standards of the business would have said it was impossible.  Unlike many, his rise to the top was entirely fan-driven, and I hope all those fans understand that whatever decision he has made is based on what he believes is the best for him in the long run.

It will be a long time before people fully understand the contributions he made to this industry, which is a far better place because of his involvement.  There were things dating back to 2001 that he was involved with that changed the underground foundation of the industry, and over the past few years, significantly changed talent evaluation at the highest level of the industry.

Change is slow, to be sure, but this is a different industry and he played a huge part in it.  When you really look back, from an influence standpoint, he triggered a number of changes and his contributions are actually enormous.

Movies / Kevin Smith
« on: February 08, 2016, 11:18:41 AM »
Okay, so I just read a review of Kevin Smith's new movie and it sounds like a thousand dogs shitting on a thousand pre-existing pieces of dog shit. But in all honesty, what do you think his appeal is?

I chalk it up to the nerd fantasy, i.e. he writes nerds like they're witty bastards and he writes women like they're secretly just male nerds underneath it all. I tend to find that his fans defend him by essentially buying into his faux intellectualism ("DOGMA's actually a really deep movie..."), but deep down inside they wouldn't like if Lars Von Trier delivered those same messages about religion and relationships, they like it because the nerds got the hot girl at the end.

Incidentally, I think his best film, RED STATE, is pretty watchable and it's mainly because all that nerd hero bullshit is actually put aside for once. It actually feels like a first film, which is a bit of a knock I guess but it's also a little refreshing because it didn't deliver what I expected.

Television / Re: Who Could Geordi La Forge Beat?
« on: February 08, 2016, 11:12:38 AM »
He was not Scotty when it came to fighting, that's for sure. He did finally get ocular implants in First Contact, but before that he would suck in a fight. He could beat up most girls and children, but ALF could probably kick his ass.

Actual girls, yes, but I think most adult women would also think to go for the eyes. Again, just watch the Armus episode, he withers like a dying flower as soon as he can't see.

Television / Who Could Geordi La Forge Beat?
« on: February 05, 2016, 03:20:12 PM »
Bob and another one of my coworkers have filled the long, boring hours on some of our gigs recently with a game called "Who Could Geordi La Forge Beat?" It seems they were reminiscing about the Armus episode of the Next Generation and it became obvious that with the mere removal of his visor, he's basically useless in combat. The game is quite addictive and of course many others (including myself) have joined in at this point.

So far we've determined that he could beat most sitcom children, Elmo, Dr. Smith from Lost in Space (although Bob was not convinced of that one entirely), but otherwise we've had a hard time finding fictional characters that Geordi could defeat. Leaving out any other significantly handicapped characters (i.e. paralyzed or blind people who have no powers or enhancements), who do you think Geordi could beat?

Literature / Re: Best Comic Books Covers of January 2016
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:24:12 AM »
I still know people who love Liefield. Even as a kid I used to think he was like a Todd McFarlane who had never seen a human body before and was trying to draw one from other people's descriptions. I'll never forget a New Mutants he did where Colossus's sister (whatever her name was) had her knee bent backwards, huge quads, a midsection that Olive Oil would find disturbing, and additional forearm muscles. I would just stare at it wondering how it possibly made it into a comic book.

Also, this:

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