Moment of Geek

We talk about it on today’s podcast and here it is as promised. J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah after the snap. Classic! Here is your Moment of Geek. #JKSimmons #LightsCameraPod #Avengers #Spiderman#MomentofGeek #5280Geek

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Munch Madness

#Bracket after two weeks of voting for your favorite #Breakfast #Cereal. Be sure to cast your vote on the #5280Geek Facebook page #MunchMadness

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Your Quarters Worth

The Cut II

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Written by John Andreula

Edited by Kodid Laraque-Two Elk

Say someone has a bag that holds a collection of golf balls. This bag fits exactly fifty balls within.

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This owner then collects fifty white golf balls. Then they store the ball bag in their home.

After compiling this perfect collection of balls, they make the discovery that there are also red and blue balls available for purchase.

This collector of golf balls also has acute O.C.D. They want some of these colorful balls for their personal collection, but it’s unthinkable for them to have more than one ball bag. It just doesn’t seem natural.

The only way this finicky collector of balls will be able to justify acquiring these new poly-chromatic dimpled spheres is to first rid themselves of some of their old balls. How will this person determine which of their balls to sever?

This is obviously a silly metaphor, but it is apropos of material goods ownership in the modern world.

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Meat and Potatoes

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One of the highest reviewed films of 2018 is “The Favourite” it also boasts one of the best acting ensembles of the year. So, since it’s a quiet week at the movies, I decided to see a nice, simple period piece movie that has no special effects or grandiose production. It’s been awhile.

 *The MEAT* The story is *simple and fun*, easy to follow and will make you think about the ending long after its over. “The Favourite” might just surprise you too, just when you think you have it all figured out.

*The POTATOES* The acting is just a *Powerhouse Trio* of Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Weisz and Stone have already won Oscars and Coleman, with her bored, daffy Queen portrayal, won Best Actress Oscar this year for this role. I especially enjoyed Rachel Weisz’s performance the best, she was outstanding.

*The Verdict* ‘The Favourite” does live up to all the outstanding reviews and accolades that it received this year. It’s a *Fun Movie* for sure and I do recommend this movie to watch sometime, maybe not in a theater, but Pay-Per-View for sure or a movie channel someday.

 Next week… Back to the Epic, Grandiose, Popcorn Feature!

Classic Rock Wednesday

“All You Do is Call Me I’ll Be Anything You Need”

#CLRW The 80’s for me was a cornucopia of creative and colorful music videos. I would get home and tune in for that days countdown of top videos and see if there was any new ones introduced to the mix. It has to be one of my fondest childhood memories. One of those videos that stood out was by a former front man from another band. I was familiar with him and his crazy antics from older videos but when I saw this I wondered why he didn’t start as a solo act.

 This song killed it, but I wasn’t the only one who had this feeling. It was the most successful song off the “So” album and earned Peter Gabriel nine MTV awards. It holds the title of most played video of all time for the former video driven station. I am the Listener and this is Sledgehammer the living breathing part of my childhood that has never left me.  

Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay with March come a few new titles and new directions. Be sure to get them early because I don’t think a lot of them are going to hang out on the shelf. Also don’t miss the latest Conan, Green Lantern, and Spiderman. Smurfs High Five is sponsored by All C’s Collectibles Fan Expo March 23 and admission is free.

vader visions 1Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #1> WHO IS DARTH VADER?
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain. (S) Dennis Hopeless (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Greg Smallwood

Smurfs Take> Wait, What? Oh, this is too good to be true. I guess it is only a matter of perspective on your role in the universe.

doomsday clock 9Doomsday Clock #9> The critically acclaimed series by master storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reaches its most shocking chapter yet when the DC Universe collides with its greatest threat: Dr. Manhattan. But nothing is hidden from Manhattan, and the secrets of the past, present and future will rock the very foundation of the DC Universe. (S) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank

Smurfs Take> OHHHHH Yeah! Dr. Manhattan! Total powerhouse that I have always wanted to see cut lose. It’s like when you see Spock finally crack and the destruction left in his wake. Will we see that with Manhattan? I can only hope, my only problem with this title is it just takes sooooo long to come out. Go faster.

rider history 1Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1> The Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past, so he might as well have some fun with the origins of the Marvel Universe, right?! After going back in time and trying to kill Thanos as a baby, Frank Castle has sworn off trying to alter history. But when he arrives in Earth’s past at the birth of the Fantastic Four, how can he resist jumping in on the fun?! (S) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Gerardo Zaffino

Smurfs Take> What kind of nonsense is this? I guess the Punisher Killing the Marvel Universe wasn’t enough. I don’t know what it is about this character that is so appealing. The fact that he completely crazy? Has the strangest outlook on things? This is just going to be a fun read for sure.  

justice League 19Justice League #19> “The Sixth Dimension” part one! At last, the Justice League has the map to the Sixth Dimension in hand-and with it, they have the key to saving the Multiverse from utter destruction! But things aren’t as simple as they seem, because they still need to get to the doorway-and to do that, they’ll have to go through the only being in all of existence who can get them there: Mr. Mxyzptlk! (S) Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez

Smurfs Take> I was just thinking about Mxyzptlk the other day. Leave it to Snyder to tackle the obscure, but this has been an awesome story line so far and the BEST JL title in ages.

 

immortal Hulk 14Immortal Hulk #14> • Betty Ross is going through a lot. She’s having a family crisis. Her employers won’t pick up the phone. And at her door is the husband she thought was dead. But Bruce Banner hasn’t come alone. He’s brought the IMMORTAL HULK. (S) Al Ewing (A) Kyle Hotz (CA) Alex Ross

Smurfs Take> I have always loved the relationship between Bruce and Betty. The one thing the could ground him and sooth the Hulk. My only hope with this is they have left the Red Hulk garbage in the past. It doesn’t seem like something they would do now with how this series has been going but I’m sure there is going to be something waiting for the Hulk.