Tuesday, December 28

I Challenge Governor Ed Rendell to play football in the Snow

I Challenge Governor Ed Rendell to play football in the Snow because he has said "We've become a nation of wusses." The 66-year-old governor of Pennsylvania was not happy with the postponement of the Eagles-Vikings game due to the blizzard that hammered the East Coast. The own stadium was covered in thick thick snow. If he thinks they are wussies, then go play in that thick snow. I also think he is veiled homophobic, I checked online and other people think so to. Well, he's not only that, but also small minded, racist and a bigot. "Some of what Rendell is refreshing and honest. Some of what he says is stupid. This was stupid," ulitzer-winning Buzz Bissinger wrote on Twitter. "[I] love him, but [these comments are] exactly why he could never go national."


Wednesday, December 15

Buffy Season 5 reference in Daily Show

Jon Stewart was mentioning Big Brother as the government last night's episode (December 14) and then decided they don't need a Big Brother but a Big Sister... in comes footage of the episode "Blood Ties" of Season 5 of Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" where Buffy beats up Glory for bothering her sister Dawn. 'Big Brother' is a reference to the novel 1984 (written in 1949 by the way) by "George Orwell" also known as Eric Arthur Blair. For those to young to know, 1984 is about the future as it was written 1949 where the government, or Big Brother would gave the public no privacy at all or freedom. Kudos to Jon and crew to reference Joss' Buffy.

Sunday, December 12

Family Guy Chirstmas Hour Review

Family Guy hasn't had a X-mas special since its second year or so, and I loved the first one, it is a funny episode. This one is a 'A Road to' episode that features Stewie and Brian. It starts out with a beautiful musical featuring the family and almost all the Quaoghians (however you spell it). The plot is that after Stewie is shafted at the mall so he wants to kill Santa. Stewie heads out to the North Pole, with Brian resisting but ending up to say that Santa doesn't exist. But finally reach the North Pole and meet Santa, who is old and dying and depressed. The elves were inbreed and mutated, the reindeer are rabid and like on steroids, hungry for elves. So, yes, the episode ends up with Stewie and Brian being Santa and bringing presents. So it is a dark Christmas special, much like the two episodes of Futurama and the South Park Christmas specials, especially the Wood Critter Christmas.

So the message of the episode is basically the over-commercialization of Christmas, but maybe Futurama handled it better. And even though fans love the Critter Christmas, I didn't like it and found it in bad taste, but that was the point, it was suppose to look distasteful. This Family Guy Episodes I wouldn't want to see over and over again each Christmas, the first one, yes, for sure. What was real funny was Seth Macfarlane's 'father', don't know if it was really he's father, we will soon find out, he sounds a bit like Seth.

Oh yeah and David Boreanaz guest starred as the Aurora Boreanaz.

Ron MacFarlane, is indeed Seth's father.

Sunday, December 5

Superheronies in Young Justice

Young Justice is new cartoon for The Cartoon Network created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. Despite the title, it is not an adaptation of Todd Dezago and Todd Nauck's Young Justice series of comics, it is an adaptation of the entire DC Universe with a focus on young superheroes. It has Dick Grayson/Robin (Batman's ward), Superboy (clone of Superman), Wally West/Kid Flash (The Flash's student), and a black Aqualad (Aquaman's successor). Now, like the other shows, they add two females, some not know that much. I thought Miss Martian was made up for the series, but she first appeared in Teen Titans vol. 3, #37 (2006). The series seems to have more connections to the Justice League TV series than the Teen Titans TV series. As for the chick in green on the left, she is Artemis, which is said to be an obscure DC Comics heronie. The only one I could find was a sometime villain of Wonder Woman and anti-hero Artemis of Bana-Midghdall. She seems to be in place of Speedy, Green Arrow's sidekick or Arrowette.

In February 2010, actress Stephanie Lemelin announced that she had been cast as the voice of Arrowette for an upcoming animated adaptation of Young Justice.When the show was officially announced by Warner Brothers in April, the press release referred to the character as Artemis, indicating a change in character. Stephanie Lemelin now voices Artemis. The cartoon Artemis does indeed have Arrowtte's hair color and the color of her original costume. However, Arrowette has been confirmed to appear in the show.

Friday, December 3

Teen Titan's Ravens being developed into a series for The CW

Network The CW are in talks to adapt “Raven,” into a series. Diego Gutierrez (His other credits include “Without a Trace,” “The Shield,” “Kingpin,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dawson’s Creek.”), who most recently served as co-exec VP on “V,” is writing and will exec produce. Raven once appeared before in The WB/Cartoon Network's "Teen Titans." They say it will be a replacement for "Smallville." It is good idea though, to have a heronie. I am hoping for something better than "Birds of Prey," the short-lived WB series featuring Black Canary, the Huntress and Barbara Gordon (ex-Batgirl)--which had bad writing and a so-so cast. But Gutierrez has a good rep so let's hope CW greenlights it.