Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thoughts on Comics

Snell recently posted these thoughts from Paul Grist on his site: Slay, Monstrobot of the Deep!

I whole-heatedly agree.  I like my comics monthly.  I like the anticipation of a new television show.  Even when we buy a season's worth on DVD, we still parcel them out slowly...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Star Trek: CountdownStar Trek: Countdown by Robert Orci

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I usually read only superhero comics...and then it is usually only single issues...not trade paperbacks. However, I do like Star Trek. I thought the Next Generation cast got the short shrift, movie wise, and thought it would be neat to see more of their adventures. I haven't read a Trek book in a long time. I liked the new movie and thought that this would be the best of all possible worlds.

Not a bad way to kill an hour or so. I found it on eBay for $3.99 with free shipping which made it cheaper than hunting down the individual issues.

If you like Trek and can suspend disbelief (I think those two statements actually go hand in hand) then I honestly believe you will enjoy this.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flickchart Update

Yesterday I posted that I was addicted to Flickchart.  Well, twenty four-ish hours later, I have ranked 607 movies a total of 1573 times.  By no means a scientific test, but the results are pretty good.  I also like how the site uses a variety of posters to represent the films.  Some fan made...some foreign ones.

If you want to see my whole list, look up my user name (cmock127) on the site.

Here are my top 20 movies....some I have seen a bunch of times....some only once or twice but they made an impact on me....

20.  Rear Window

19.  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

18.  Usual Suspects

17.  Monsters, Inc.

16.  Caine Mutiny

15.  Goldeneye

14.  Spiderman 2

13.  About A Boy

12.  Star Wars

11.  Saving Private Ryan

10.  Ghostbusters

9.  The Hunt For Red October
The Hunt for Red October (Special Collector's Edition) Movie Poster

8.  12 Monkeys

7.  True Lies

6.  Terminator

5.  Fight Club

4.  The Fugitive

3.  X-Men 2: X-Men United

2.  Black Hawk Down

1. Die Hard

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today's Obsession....

School vacation starts today. Well, it started last night with an...interesting night out. And, yes, I have In-Service on Monday but that does not count.

Regardless, Teebore posted an awesome list of things for which he is thankful.

My favorite (today) is Flickchart! What a way to waste a few hours...

He describes it thus:

My latest online obsession, flickchart lets you create a ranked list of all the movies you've seen by tossing up two movies at a time and asking you to pick which one you like better. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dare To Fight?

Saw this on Kryptonian Warrior a while back...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day*

Thank you, Richard Howard Mock....

In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

*The holiday is commonly printed as Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day on calendars. While these spellings are grammatically acceptable, the United States government has declared that no apostrophe rather than the possessive case is the official spelling.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Randomness on a Sunday Night


Result silhouetteThe AgeAnalyzer thinks is written by someone 36-50 years old.
Is this correct?  

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