Idiot Apocalypse

I do my best to simplify things. There have been some thorny concepts presented up here that the average lay person was able to wrap their head around once I’d weeded out the hyper complex math and so on. The ability of some people to be able to sense four dimensions instead of the usual three? Explained. Putting a giant stamp on the “aliens exist but they’re not in our neighborhood” theory? The WOW Signal, explained. Why UFOs are a hoax or, at best, a result of a delusion? Explained…

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Zombies Anyone?

Every since little Freddie screamed out “Hearts and kidneys are tinker toys!” in Young Frankenstein, you just knew modern science was going to set about proving him right. That’s what scientists do. Go out, have a few cocktails, watch a fun movie, and come up with insane stuff. Everything from cell phones to spinal implants to robotic eyes to molecular insertions all came after someone saw a TV show or movie. So, that’s cool and all, but what if the movie is about reanimating the dead? You know, Frankenstein? That…

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Isn’t This Super?

Thanks to the internet we know some things to be true. Specifically that Ben Affleck has been fired, or quit, and is no longer Batman. Except for the fact that he is, and is scheduled to appear in the next Justice League. We’ll get to why that is in a few. Other things we know is that Chris Hemsworth will never play Thor again. Except in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. And maybe in another Marvel film. There are no plans for a stand-alone Thor film, but that could be…

Creepy Currency?

Things change. Buildings, held revered for reasons that actually defy logic when seriously contemplated, become entrenched. Tradition, history, and because mom shopped there, are all reasons touted. Things once valued highly, such as salt (yes, that is a link to the Encyclopedia of Money), become boring condiments or relegated to the dustbin of history. Essentially, what holds value now may not hold value in the future. And, as history has taught us with painful lesson after painful lesson, not everyone welcomes change. Such is the case now with nationalized money.…

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Your Year in Preview

Once upon a time, on a dark and stormy night, super hero movies were rife with cliches. In the 80’s, even though both Superman and Batman had darker vibes, the growth was more in line with which color palette the director used as opposed to what story they could tell. In the 90’s movies like Darkman (1990), The Crow (1994), Spawn (1997), and Blade (1998), just to name a few, changed the landscape. Movies could be edgy, feature African-Americans as lead characters, have plots that required brain cells to follow,…

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Supe-A-Dee-Do-Da!

At the beginning of the month I took a look at the super powered TV shows that were coming to a screen in your home. And only yours. No one but you would be able to see them. Today, thanks to Adam Chitwood over at Collider, we’ll dumpster dive into the upcoming films. One thing I’ve done is remove all vague releases. Those are ones with assigned dates but no title, no cast, or just one cast member, and could end up being anything or nothing. One example would be…

Helping Waste Your Time

So you’re sitting at home, naked on a beanbag, eating Cheetos and wondering how best to entertain yourself. We’ve all been there. It can be the highlight of the week for many. Hell, it can be the thrill of a lifetime if it’s done right. But, and I’m going out on a limb here, what if you want just a little bit more? Maybe something to actually watch or enjoy? Well, today, and today only, I’m going to try and give you some options. Some you may have heard about…

Stuff You Didn’t Know

There are some odd perks to doing this blog. While I’ve mentioned our fans in India and Japan a few times, mostly because that’s so random it deserves note, we also pick up other stragglers from around the globe who keep things interesting. They send me emails (yes, that’s my email at the bottom of this post), links, pictures, and all sorts of fun stuff. While I don’t share their personal info or pics, mostly because I think it vacillates between rude and pandering (HEY LOOK! I know a ____insert…

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Your 2016 Mapped Out

One of the fun parts about doing The Big Wake Up Call every Friday, at 9:10 AM (CT/US), is interacting with the listeners. They call, they write, they send smoke signals. Whatever they can think of to get my attention. I even had one young lady figure out which bar I frequented and show up there. I’m sure I won’t need a restraining order. But there is one thing we do on the show that I kind of gloss over here. And that is stuff about superhero movies. It’s not…