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Duck Dynasty products – the end of civilization as we know it?

Some properties seem fine on products – I am currently wearing a Captain America hoody.  But this…


This is not working for me. Do people really want Duck Dynasty drinking cups? I am speechless.  I guess I completely underestimated the popularity of this show!

Green Screen Scene coming soon!


Green Screen Scene is a new movie review show that will premier in June (ish).  I hate to tease anything that far off, but it’s about as definite as anything I have planned for the future and the set is ready and the first script is finished as well as a second episode planned, so I thought I’d let the cat out of the bag…  Because seriously, who keeps cats in bags?  Not me…  So join me for Green Screen Scene this June!

Melrose Place…?


There used to be this show on FOX called Melrose Place concerning the inhabitants of an LA apartment complex of the same name.  The show didn’t have much in the way of lasting value… or so I thought.  Having recently been in Charlotte, North Carolina, we had the privilege of passing an actual Melrose Place.  I can only assume that had we lingered there, someone would have burst out of the building in an effort to have our baby, steal our baby or just straight up kill us.

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Assemble your editing team!

I feel I’ve seen more than enough episodes to weigh in on Disney XD’s Avengers:  Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – frankly, I’m pretty happy with it.  Sure, it’s melodramatic, doesn’t necessarily follow strict Marvel cannon and can be melodramatic at times, but it’s got all the elements of a good action-adventure show.  Well… Captain America says ‘soldier’ waaaaaaaaaaay too much.  Way too much. But otherwise, I’m pretty happy with the show – accept for this:

Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes intro lower manhattan on fire


I already mentioned
that the theme song is awful and they should have went with an instrumental like Justice League did (or Justice League Unlimited, for that matter), but wow…   what does this imagine look like to you?  Believe me, I understand that Marvel Comics in large part takes place in Manhattan.  I get it!  But does this awful image of lower Manhattan on fire really need to proceed the worst theme song imaginable?  I don’t think so.

So that’s my fix list (so far) for season 2 – ditch the singer, ditch the imagery of lower Manhattan on fire.  After that, it’s all good.  Assemble your editing team!

Sarah Palin needs a TV show

Never before has someone come into the limelight and said so much while not saying anything at all.  What the hell is Sarah Palin talking about?  Here it from the pit bull’s mouth…  I mean grizzly bear… whatever.  I can’t keep track of her metaphors anymore.

If you can find a minority in that video, I will send you a free t-shirt.  I’m pretty sure there is just one, and she’s only there for an instant.  Anyway, they’re gonna do something about… something.  I saw some posters in there, but I didn’t hear a single issue out of Mrs. Palin’s mouth.

Oh, and the posters are kinda funny.  The ‘WE DONT CARE FOR OBAMA CARE’ lady also doesn’t care for punctuation; take that, apostrophe!  This lady and her ‘NO GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE’ partner are essentially the sole bringers of any message whatsoever to the video.  The lady who wants to, ‘ANNOY LIBERAL WORK HARD & PAY YOUR OWN BILLS’ has a vendetta against one particular liberal and couldn’t be bothered to write out her sign in pencil first, which she should have done since she doesn’t have the skill to estimate the length of the word, ‘bills.’  The ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ lady came to play, rollin’ in her ride.   Everybody else is pretty much a fanboy:  ‘WE [HEART] SARAH + USA’ lady is making a bold declaration:  you love Sarah and the USA?  There is a lot of love in your heart, ma’am.  One young lady loves Sarah because ‘she loves my country’ which I guess is OK, but way to hog up the entire country for yourself, kid.  You’re probably a big on canning, but whatever.  Another woman labeled herself as a ‘tax-bled hockey mom.’  So I guess the Bush tax cuts didn’t work out for  you?  And I would have loved to have played ice hockey when I was a kid, but it cost a fortune, so if your kid is playing ice hockey, you and your family are probably doing OK.

“This year will be remembered as a year common-sense conservative women get things done for our country,” she says in an advertisement released Thursday by her political action committee. “It seems like it’s kind of a mom awakening in the last year and a half, where women are rising up and saying, ‘No, we’ve had enough already,’ because moms kind of just know when something’s wrong.”

Wow, you went to college, huh?  “because moms kind of just know when something’s wrong.”  That is some sound reasoning right there.   Read that again:  “because moms kind of just know when something’s wrong.”  What?  Kind of just?  Is this intuition, or is she using the force, or what?  Any by ‘what,’ I mean, what’s wrong with her? Doesn’t she have a degree in COMMUNICATION?  Shouldn’t someone who majored in broadcast journalism know not to put those words together in that order?

“If you thought pit bulls were tough, well you don’t want to mess with the mama grizzlies,” Ms. Palin says.

Tough, huh?  Like when you were tough during the election of 2008?  When you were complaining that Charie Gibson didn’t define the Bush Doctrine for you before he asked you what it was and if you agreed with it?  You were the Republican Candidate for Vice President – if someone asks you if you agree with a policy created by either President Bush, you say, “yes!” you idiot!

Or maybe you were being a true grizzly when you had to have John McCain chaperon a second interview with a cream puff like Katie Couric because your answer to the hardball question, “What newspapers and magazines do you read?” was, “All of them.”  And then McCain had to make an ass out of himself and tell Couric it was ‘a gotcha question’ – Couric might as well of laughed in his face.  How hard would it have been to say, “The Anchorage Daily News,” or, “I’m Governor of Alaska, a wife and a mother, and I have a staff – so I depend on my staff to bring the important news items of the day to my attention,” or even, “McCalls.  Reading is ‘me’ time.”

The goal of this video is to remind you that you’re angry.  What are you angry about?  Well, there were some signs to plant some subliminal messages in your mind, but nothing from Sarah. It’s time for Mrs. Palin to get a Maury Povich styled talk show and step out of the political arena.  She’s just too crazy and she obviously loves money and attention, so TV is the best spot for her.

Or she’s too vague for politics… that’s it, she’s crazy vague.  I think a sitcom could work, and hell, if Palin won’t do it, bring in Tina Fay.  30 Rock is awesome.

tina fay as sarah palin

Avengers TV show trailer

After watching the Avengers TV show trailer, I don’t think this is going to work.  I’m sure it’ll be better than Marvel Superhero Squad, but will not be able to reach the bar set by Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.  The fundamental problem might be that the show is being produced for Disney XD, which makes sense as Disney now owns Marvel.  Here are some issues I’m seeing:

The animation isn’t looking so good.  Did you see Captain America’s shield spinning?  It looks… weird.  I guess it’s rotating too slow for how fast its moving.  It’s not just that, though… there’s something a bit off.

The theme song is TERRIBLE.  Take a page from Justice League’s book and go with an instrumental.  This song rocks.

Just the little bit of dialogue I heard was HORRENDOUS.

However, they’re going with a strong, traditional line up:

Iron Man

Captain America

Ant Man/Giant Man

The Wasp

The Hulk


The lineup pose at the end of the commercial seems to imply that Iron Man is leading the team, which isn’t especially traditional, but whatever.

I’m not willing to kill the show yet – I’ll give it a chance, but I’m setting my expectations low, and I advise everyone else does the same.

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