Tuesday, May 16, 2006

"This is the end...but the moment has been prepared for......"

The Earth's Mightiest Blog

Welcome to the Future......

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Our Big News........

will have to wait a little longer! Stay Tuned!

Comic Book Saturday ( Once again updated on Sunday! )

A short post this week due to I need to get some things done here around the house.

Just before our big meeting yesterday, my wife and I ran by the flea market for this weeks comics....which were......

New Avengers #18 ( 2 copies )
Exiles #79
Squadron Supreme #2

Since I do not have the time to go into this week's comics news, I will update later in the week.

However, I do have to say that Exiles is starting to grow on me. I really like that book.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Wow....whats happening to our little blogging group. First Anduin and now.....me.

I will stepping back for a few days as I have some big things to take care of next week. I may step in and make a quick post here and there. Lets say its the biggest thing that ever happened to my wife and I. ( No Baby, if that is what you are thinking! )

Also, I just got back from taking my mother to our local Social Security office. Two months since my father's death and she is still having problems getting her benefits corrected. Grrrrrrrrr.

Anyway, thats the skinny on me. I will be back in a few days. Last time I did this though I was back the next day. LOL Who knows.

.....and a big shout out to Anduin from Anduins World. Hurry back soon. I already miss ya!!


Sunday, April 16, 2006

Funny Star Trek Clip

I found this on Google Video. Funny stuff!

Sunday Evening

I actually was going to post one massive post including the movie review, these little tidbits and my Easter message. Somehow, they just didn't seem to all fit together so I split them up. Anywho.......

Let's see whats happening today..........

Nanners is off this week because of Spring Break. She deserves a nice quiet week. The last two I think we spent on the road going to some destination or another. Last year at this time we were "leaving a lot of stories back in Las Vegas". I was going to be on vacation this week but decided to work so I can save my time for next year. Funny, I went into work and they still had me down as being off. You do not know how much I wanted to go back home and crawl back in bed.

Its not that Nanners and I do not have a lot to do this week. We have a very busy week planned but I have another post planned to discuss that.

We went to the huge pet adoption yesterday at Colonial Mall Bel Air. As much as we would like to adopt another dog right now, its just not a good time. More on that later.

Tonight's movie is Christmas with the Kranks. Should I run now?

I am planning to get back on the stick next week as far as my diet is concerned. I have really let things go since my fathers passing and now its time to start back. Nanners is planning on joining me at the gym which I am delighted about.

Gosh, I wish we were at Disney World. We love that place.

Tomorrow is a big day. Nanners and I are taking my mother on a very important appointment. I do not think anything will come out of it but it will be good for our peace of mind.

Lastly, our pet project and the one that we have been trying to work on for so many months...is dead. The Gun Show bit the dust offically today. I took its dead carcass and handed it over to The Grand Poobah in a solemn ceremony.

Its all yours. Make me proud.

Happy Easter!!!

I just wanted to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Easter. Nanners and I spent a very quiet day at home. She is off for spring break this week. This should give you one heck of a clue as far as her career. In celebration of today's holiday, I present you a weenie dog dressed as a rabbit. Enjoy!

The Earth's Mightiest Movie Review - "Sigh" - Brokeback Mountain

Well, I did it.

Nanners did not force me. I did it on my own. Although I did not go and seek it out, it was presented to me and I watched it without complaint.

Yes. You are right.

We rented Brokeback Mountain.

When I told a few people at work that I watched it, I got a lot of strange looks and laughs. The laughs I was expecting. The strange looks were understandable due of course to the content of the movie. The movie itself was nothing like I envisioned it to be. This shouldn't be surprising. Hollywood wore this horse out during its promotion. After the movie, I thought to myself that this was no more worse, except for about two scenes, that what you would see on television or other movies today. In fact, there was one scene in Pulp Fiction that I am sure everybody knows about that was more graphic sexually than Brokeback ever was. In fact, after the first "graphic" scene and one or two others, most of the love affair was implied and shown off screen.

Was it uncomfortable to watch? Yes. I think Ang Lee could have made his point by not showing their affair in one scene so graphically.

Funny, however, that I never heard any controversy over Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams going topless in the movie. In fact, when Anne Hathaway bared her breasts, Nanners cried out, "NO...NOT THE GIRL FROM THE PRINCESS DIARIES!" LOL

The cinematography was beautiful. Kudos to Ledger and Gyllenhaal for maintaining their professionalism during the making of this and afterward during the Oscar push. Randy Quaid for FINALLY turning in a half decent performance. Finally, to Ang Lee. Not that he made a perfect movie, but having the great foresight to cast Linda Cardellini. Heck, if I knew that she alone was in it, I would have went to the theaters to watch it.

I did not seek this movie out. It was my wife's choice to rent this. So I supported her and watched it.

Now its my turn. Guess who I am going to drag to X-Men 3 - The Last Stand? =)

On a side note, there are 4 more movies left on The Butler Did It! 21 Movies That Makes Guys Drop The Remote. Will Brokeback make the list???

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Comic Book Saturday

I just wanted to start out this post by saying I am relaxing here by drinking a bottle of the new Coke Blak. Let me say this and allow my words to ring out across the land.

It sucks.

Now to the comics.

Nanners and I had a very busy day today and it started out this morning at 9am by my weekly trip to the Ye Olde Flea Market. I was able to fill my loot sack with the following.....

New Avengers: The Illuminati #1
Exiles #78 (World Tour featuring the Squadron Supreme)
The Incredible Hulk #92 (Planet Hulk Variant Cover)

I had a couple of more issues in my hands but I had to put them back for lack of funds. Hulk #92 with the variant cover was a little expensive but I am a sucker for the variant covers. The way the entire comic industry is promoting them and the way the sales for them are successful it seems everyone else is as well. I also put back Annihilation: Super-Skrull just because that I am sure I will be able to pick that up maybe next week.

The more and more I read Exiles, the more issues I will likely buy. Marvel has about a zillion alternate Earths and the Exiles are currently on Earth #712 which is the designation of Earth-S or the Earth of the mainstream Squadron Supreme. This is not the rebooted Squadron Supreme of the Marvel Knights line. I have no idea what Earth designation number it is given and yes it does have one. Its going to be interesting to see how the addition of the Power Princess will effect the group dynamic. I like the way that Marvel is using its other alternate characters in this way.

The Illuminati issue was very interesting to read. Very little in the way of action other than one or two pages of a clash between Iron Man and the Sub-Mariner. Things are getting geared up for Marvel's Civil War. This weekends USA Today had a short blurb about it. Its going to be massive and the creators are promising many changes after the end of the series. One rumor is that the anti-superhero registration group will lose and several heroes will be heading to Canada rather than to reveal their true idenities. Will Thor return? The Heroes for Hire are returning. Will the New Avengers will be split apart?

Bottom line. I might need a second job.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Doctor Who - "Dalek"


In the world of science fiction, both in movies and on television, there are many icons that make a person automatically identify the show or movie that it or they appeared in. Darth Vader in Star Wars, Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet, The Klingons in Star Trek and so on. However, one of the best and one of the oldest are the most evil creatures in the Doctor Who Universe, the Daleks.

The Daleks are science fiction icons that when most people in the United States see them, a person usually says, "...now where have I seen them before?"

A photograph of the original Daleks.

The Daleks were created by writer Terry Nation and debuted in the second ever Doctor Who episode appropriately entitled The Daleks. Nation came up with the basic premise of the Dalek, however it was a staffer at the BBC that actually came up for the phyiscal design of the actual prop, where he only got paid his normal fee for producing. Nation, since he actually came up with the idea for the monsters, owned the rights so any ideas for the Daleks in the show had to either be written by or signed off by him. Nation was and is a great science fiction writer. Nation later in life would develop the groundbreaking scifi series in Britain, Blake's Seven and later cross the pond to produce Macgyver for ABC.

When Doctor Who was revived in 2005, the estate of Terry Nation was contacted to contract the appearance of the Daleks in the new series. However, it took a long time before the BBC and Terry Nation's estate came to a agreement for the Daleks to appear. The script for Dalek was changed many times due to uncertainity of the BBC in acquiring the rights.

Dalek opens with the Doctor and Rose landing in a muesum of a meglamaniac in the very near future. One of his acquisitions is a Dalek. The very last one. The Doctor and the Dalek share infomation that their respective races were destroyed during what is called The Great Time War. Rose inadvertantly causes the Dalek to become rengergized and the Dalek proceeds to start killing everyone in the bunker. The Dalek would eventually destroy itself after absorbing Rose's DNA which starts to mutate the Dalek creature inside.

This is a great story but the pacing of the episode is way too fast. The Dalek is revealed almost five minutes in the story. There is hardly anytime to build any tension between any of the characters. The exchange between the Doctor and the Dalek is priceless. The entire scene drips of the series history. The Dalek is only slightly redesigned for the new series. I believe this was one of the sticking points of the battle between the estate of Terry Nation and the BBC. Rumor has it that the BBC wanted to do a radical new design while Nation's estate did not. You cannot have Doctor Who without the Daleks so the old design was basically modified.

The New Daleks

Henry Van Statten was a great character. I wish he could have been made a recurring villain in the series. The character of Adam really did not have time to develop but joined the TARDIS crew nevertheless.

The entire episode borrowed heavily from the original episode from 1975 called Genesis of the Daleks. The bunker, the guards, the evil leader. Everything was there.

Another big reveal was the fact that the Dalek can now fly. Being a machine that rolled on the floor, all you had to do was find a flight of stairs and the Dalek was screwed. No longer. However, this was not the first time a Dalek could fly. The Seventh Doctor faced a Dalek who could transcend stairs in Rememberance of the Daleks. In the end, the Dalek creature who pilots the machine is shown and one cannot help to feel a sense of pity for the creature. The creature is reacting to the sunlight and stretches a slimy tentacle toward the sun.

Is this the end of the Daleks? Of course not. All you have to do is wait until the last episode. Oops! Sorry about that. The Daleks will be around as long as the Doctor is around. Lets hope that is for a long time.