Your Quarters Worth


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Clash of the Titans: An Amateur’s Perspective on the Big Two

Written by John Andreula Jr

Edited by Kodid Laraque-Two Elk

Marvel or DC? Which do you prefer?

It’s a question that resonates like The Stones or The Beatles, Apple vs. PC, or American car vs. foreign import. Everyone has their own take and perspective.

How do you decide which is your preferred comic book publisher?

Perhaps it’s based on nostalgia. Maybe you received a comic book or action figure from a favorite uncle as a child. Possibly you had a Superman or Wolverine costume as a young kid. Or you watched a television show or cartoon that shaped your morals and image of what a superhero is and means.

As you increasingly come of age you’ll use more practical methods to decide on your favorite. You may look at the quality of the story or the depth of its characters. You may break down the artwork or the relevancy to your own life and world. Continue reading “Your Quarters Worth”

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Moment Of Geek

Merry Christmas! What better way to say it than with your good old pal Joker. I am sure Smurf has already watched this episode for the season. #JingleBells never sounded so good! Here is your very Merry Moment Of Geek. #Batman #AnimatedBatman #Joker #Christmas #MomentofGeek #5280Geek

The Wanderer

Return to the Library

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The Wanderer

Written by John Andreula

Edited by Kodid Laraque-Two Elk

Anyone who has spent any of their childhood in libraries can get nostalgic over what a magical place it is.

Shelf after shelf, section upon section, there is a near endless supply of books and other media to get lost within and consume.

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I remember puppet shows and being able to borrow video games and movies from my local library in East Brunswick, New Jersey as a young boy. The brown brick building was nestled against a park with a pond. I would visit the pond and play with/harass the ducks after or before I was done at the library with my mom, my Bubbie, or an uncle in tow.

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Classic Rock Wednesday

“I’d never steal from Santa cause that ain’t right”

#CLRW holiday edition; Smurf was excited to meet him just this last year at Denver Comic Con. I just wanted to chat him up about the old days and what it looked like in 81’ to be doing something no one else was. The first to get a gold album in a sea of talent that pioneered the Hip Hop culture. These two were just cool and I loved every album Run D.M.C. produced.

Listener here and Christmas in Hollis is another first for the group and in hip hop. These two blazed a trail in the music world. For style, image, originality, entertainment and would be imitated through the entire industry for generations to come. To me they are Legends and my choice for best Christmas song ever. Merry Christmas from me and all of us here at 5280 Geek. #RUNDMC #ChristmasinHollis #HipHop #Classic #TheListener #5280Geek   

The Wanderer

Denver National Chinese Martial Arts Championship 2018

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Written by John Andreula

Edited by Kodid Laraque-Two Elk

Saturday, September 29th 2018:

One of Colorado’s cultural and sporting best kept secrets took place at Gateway High School in Aurora Colorado. Various Kung Fu practitioners and martial artists, as well as their masters, teachers, and families, all converged in the high school gymnasium to participate in a martial arts competition. The event was called the Denver National Chinese Martial Arts Championship.

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Johnny Zeng, the day’s sparring winner, on the right, in his opening bout

Hosted by the Denver Shaolin Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, the event is in its eighth iteration. It is an annual competition that brings schools and their students together to share their martial arts methods and teachings through friendly competition.

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Classic Rock Wednesday

“I think I will hum this tune forever”

#CLRW Thursday edition, I fell like something to get you moving today. Something that sets you walking in a rhythm. When I say that a video comes to mind from the 80’s that just makes me laugh. Not really a one hit wonder, but has gone through soooo many different members it resembles a major league team rather than a band. A band oddly enough that is still around today producing music.

Dexy and the Midnight Runners had so many troubles they fired the drummer half way through the making of this video. One moment he is there and then he isn’t. The video is a victim of the era for sure but the song has been known to make men dance. Get the crowed to sing along regardless of the setting and has proven none the less to be timeless. I am the Listener and this is Come on Eileen