Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Check Out Our Mid Week in Review Show! Discussing-Google's Music Game Changer; More on Marriage (from Celebs) & Does Porn Lead 2 Divorce & More!
AGAIN!...playing it close to the vest and keeping it terse-stop by tomorrow's Afronerd Radio-The Mid Week in Review Edition as Dburt and The Captain pontificate on the following current event laden topics: Google introduces its music cloud program/app and it promises to revolutionize the music industry (to its chagrin); a recent Huffington Post piece posits whether porn leads to divorce; upon a listener's suggestion for a topic-is there room for a 21st century version of WEB DuBois' Talented tenth proposition as it pertains to African-American empowerment?; revisiting last show's discussion on the alleged decrease in the desirability of marriage as an institution...this time from the perspective of today's celebrities and lastly, if time permits-Dburt's observational rant segment dealing with overt idolatry (hint...it has something to do with Juanita "Cool Handout Luke" Bynum and "Pimp Hand" Eddie Long). If you haven't guessed, this show i sure to be another fiery broadcast. Call us live at-646-915-9620 or via email/Im at email@example.com. See you at 7pm eastern.
Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast!
And while you wait for the show, check out this extended teaser trailer of the fourth season of True Blood:
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Happy Memorial Day Folks! Stop By 2morrow's Comic Shoppe Show at 7pm-Thanos in Avengers 2012?, DC Rebooting Again? & Marvel's Marvelman Dilemma.
Keeping it copacetic and succint, stop by tomorrow evening for an "afronerdic" spin on pop/fantasy/sci-fi culture at The Comic Shoppe with our motley crew-Daryll B, Captain Kirk and Dburt. Call in live with your questions or protestations at-646-915-9620 as we discus the following issues: Marvel Comics acquired the rights to Marvelman (Mick Anglo/Alan Moore/Neil Gaiman's take on Fawcett's Captain Marvel) with much fanfare but what happens now?; rumors are spreading that a major villain slated to appear in next year's Avengers film is Thanos; it appears that DC is going reboot crazy with revitalizing long dead heroes; our predictions for Friday's X-Men: First Class release and lastly, our graphic novel reading suggestions from the previous weeks. It's the beginning of summer folks...pull up a chair and enjoy a lighthearted pulp discourse.
Afronerd Radio Presents The Comic Shoppe!
And while you wait, check out the (ever poignant) musings of The Comic Shoppe's Daryll B:
Hello AfroNerd Readers and welcome to this very special episode of Daryll B.'s blogs. This one is inspired by a conversation I had with the boss Friday Night in which my love then hate of this particular issue has gotten brought to light. So to set up my rant, it is time for the audience to get to know this "geeky, yet evil" black kid....
Born in Brooklyn but raised in Queens, NY by parents of Trinidadian descent....
One sister who is far more smarter and successful than me.....
8 years served in the United States Army and even though I consider myself a screw-up, surviving Basic Training and A.I.T. is still the thing I am proudest of in my life....
I love sports and professional wrestling. I think that there is more drama in a well played athletic contest between two athletes/teams that there ever will be in any "reality" show that you can think of (or so I say producers' fabricate). Professional Wrestling has always been my soap opera but there is no denying the physical and mental toll that these athletes go through to please the audience but...
If you have heard the show, my passionate love of comics, fantasy, and science fiction will be no surprise to you all. What will be a surprise is that this love got inspired by A Christmas Carol. While others were looking at the messages and symbolism, I was inspired by the Ghosts and Time Travel.
While I am a Hip-Hop Head by nature, if you see my ipod, you will see more rock songs than rap. My life I grew up among rappers around Jamaica and Hollis, Queens however my first concert ever was a Metallica show. I have always had a little rock in my blood and believe me it freaks out some people when they hear me attempt to drunk (or tipsy) sing Enter Sandman or Sweet Child of Mine at the bar. My friends are used to it by now....BELIEVE ME. Most of the Daryll pics on the internet are of these (strange) situations....
Which leads me to my topic today: Comics Alliance this week posted up the video to Best Love Song by T-Pain ft. Chris Brown because it is a Scott Pilgrim homage/clone. Obviously the director and/or the artists loved the feel of the film to shoot this fun video that resembles Pilgrim so much. Then after the second time of me watching it, something perturbed me. I couldn't quite put a finger on it. So I watched it again...and again....and again.... and EUREKA! I GOT IT....
Here are two high profile black R&B artists, doing an homage to a quirky, fun little comic book movie, singing/battling over this woman they are fixated on, and there ISN'T A SINGLE BLACK PERSON ROCKING IN THE CROWD. *Scratches Head* Yep you heard that right. I see an Asian Gal. I see a fine Latina/Italian mix Gal on a dude's shoulders that is rocking out and stripping. Unfortunately, I don't see any black people grooving to this performance. Sure towards the end of the video you'll see one Black Guy kicking game to a couple of gals against a wall 3 minutes in. You'll also see one during the final guitar battle that is standing to the left of the object of their affection. But for every shot of the rocking crowd, I dare you to spot one of us. This is an R&B video and I know that T-Pain and Chris Brown have large Black followings...
Which leads me to a certain stereotype that I have run headlong against in every part of my life and I don't know how this came to be... Black people and fantasy/science fiction. They are not supposed to mix or better put, if you like these forms of entertainment, you are "less" black than others. Who the hell came up with this one? And the thing is, I have run into perpetrators of this stigma on all sides. Whether it is me geeking out to a show/movie or me just reading comics/novels on a bus/train, I have heard the snickers and seen eyes rolling. I have just phased that out, however this video just stirred those outcast feelings up all over again. Dear Hollywood/Nashville/New York/Atlanta, I have news for you: Black People are just like all other races in terms of entertainment: we want good, quality stuff. However, I find that we as a people feed into many of these stereotypes ourselves. Look, I can't tell you what to watch or what to read or what to vibe to, but I can ask of you all to keep an open mind or else we will continue to be forced into these stereotypes by those that can.
As an admitted wrestling fan, I find Chris Sims comic book comparison of Randy Savage quite compelling...
Elsewhere on the site, David Uzumeri revels in Mark Waid's ability to modernize an origin without cheesing it up...
Over at 4th Letter, Gavok assembles Esther and Was to give opinions on each of Marvel's Point One issues to this point....
Then he goes solo to review one of my guilty pleasures.... "Let's Get Dangerous!"
At Spinoff Online, Graeme McMillan starts an interesting debate on the state of 3D movies...
While Carla Hoffman at Robot 6 offers her thoughts on the accessibility of comics and related materials to outsiders..
And Chris Arrant wonders about who the next Marv Wolfman comic character to achieve multimedia success will be..?
Finally, Tom Bondurant gives us all a DC character history lesson while thinking about Flashpoint...
Hmmm, I think that should do it for me this week. As always for any questions and rebuttals, I can read your comments here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember this, entertainment is about enjoyment and science fiction is about pushing the boundaries of your ideas. No one can keep your mind down as long as you Keep Fantasizing!
Until next time AfroNerd Readers!
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Saturday, May 28, 2011
Just A Reminder! Former RNC Chairman & Future MSNBC Contributor, Michael Steele Stops By Afronerd Radio-Sun at 7pm! Don't Miss it!
Welcome, folks! Unlike the Real Time with Bill Maher show (above), Chairman Steele will be given respect and the courtesy of completion when he drops by for a chat to discuss his latest ventures, post RNC chair and (Lt) governorship of Maryland. And that's just the first act! Again, set your clocks and pull up a chair to check out Afronerd Featuring Captain Kirk, airing tomorrow at 7pm eastern. Call us live with your questions and/or comments at-646-915-9620. And for the second half of our broadcast, the Captain and Dburt will use their conservative (and sometimes independent) microscopes to bring analysis to the following topics: a recent New York Times piece highlights poling that suggests that Whites are starting to feel like the discriminated class when compared to an alleged rise in minority status; Dburt's friendly addiction to the UK TV series, Misfits and how the Brits (at least in cinema) do not appear to play the same type racial politics as their American counterparts, reflecting on the phenomenon that some twitter feeds showed that some teens did not know who Osama Bin Laden was when it was announced that he was killed and lastly, a Huffington Post article waxes on data that demonstrates that traditional marriage from a cultural perspective is becoming less popular with each passing decade. See you guys (and gals) at 7pm!
Afronerd Radio Interviews former Chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Welcome to my little corner of insanity once again AfroNerd readers. Once again, I have the news bits from my favorite site that piqued my interest this week. I dedicate this one to Randy Poffo a.k.a. Randy "Macho Man" Savage who passed away last week....
1) Many props to Laura Hudson for getting together Blair Butler, Jill Pantozzi, and Heidi MacDonald for a frank and enlightenment discussion on the "Geek Girl" image.
I said it in their comments section that at first, I will say that the sight of girls/women in the comic shop made me freak while younger. Now, they are a very informed part of the comic business and should be treated as such. Can we pass the memo along to some of our "less enlightened" brethren now?
2) I seem to recall this radio show connected to this site that first dealt with the "ignorance" of the DC Flashpoint Universe after an article by David Brothers at 4th Letter a month ago and it seems the rest of the world has caught up:
Well DC has finally gotten around to answer some of the questions:
As usual, I am left cold... although I will say that Flashpoint #1 was good....and I was right. It is Age of Apocalypse DC Style. In other related Flashpoint notes, Newsarama wonders about the lasting effects of Flashpoint on the DC Comics line as a whole on August 31st:
3) Graeme McMillan has his own wishes for what DC should do after the crossover event:
If it does end up being another One Year Later event, I can see a lot of frustrated DC fans...
4) Elsewhere McMillan wonders how short out memories are in regards to Michael Bay and transforming robots:
5) Brian Hibbs takes a look at the Direct Market and its failings in the current economic market after several of his nearby San Francisco book stores started closing:
Unfortunately with the advent of new technologies, book stores are forced to change/adapt their business model or go the way of the dodo. Every time I pull out an actual book to read on the train or bus, people look at me like I have 2 heads. People just figure that when everything gets to be advanced, we should just leave the old things behind. I guess I am an old fogie then. What's worse is that by their shipping scheduling, DC and Marvel are not helping matters either.... Anyway, in an effort to leave this round of blogging in a good mood:
6) Ron Marz speaks candidly about returning to Green Lantern Kyle Rayner and doing a one off story with Darryl Banks:
7) Two fun inter-entertainment mash-ups that I know were fun for me to look at. First up, the creators of Lets Be Friends Again do a work up of Doctor Strange if he was done in the "House M.D." mold:
Then, the aforementioned Laura Hudson posts a picture of the "X-Muppets":
That's it for me this week folks. Thx for reading and until next week..*plays pomp and circumstance as I walk away*...Keep Fantasizing!
And in homage to the late Randy "Macho Man" Savage, check out his voice over work, on Dexter's Laboratory
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Afronerd Radio Takes A Break This Sun. But Returns Fresh This Wed at 7pm. Don't 4get The Comic Shoppe Tues But Let's Talk About What's Coming Up!
Don't worry, folks....just because we're resting doesn't quite mean that we're resting on our laurels! Its true that we're taking a break today but we are sincerely working on some issues behind the scenes to insure that we give our supporters (and detractors) the best and informative online programming we can muster. Case in point-our upcoming interview with former Maryland Lt. Governor and ex-Chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele. We are working on an amenable date but within the next week or so, Mr. Steele will be gracing our program to discuss some exciting forthcoming projects he is involved with-i.e. a prospective commentating gig with MSNBC and a contributing editorial position for the Washington Post's The Root.
For Tuesday's Comic Shoppe (7pm eastern, for the uninformed and uninitiated), the crew will deliberate on the expected pulp/pop cultural fare: more news pertaining to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises with an ominous poster of Tom Hardy as Bane as well as more actors coming aboard for this final franchise film effort; although NBC's Chuck gets a modified 5th season despite moderate ratings, vocal fan support ultimately kept the geek themed series afloat-are there other series that should have been saved as well?; in the world of video gaming, the heavily touted LA Noire is released and in the vein of Super Street Fighter is a Super version of Marvel vs Capcom under consideration?; more on who will fill the shoes of the late graphic novel writer/animator, Dwayne McDuffie as it relates to minority representation in comics; thoughts on NY's Big Apple Comic Con and lastly our favorite graphic novel picks from the previous weeks.
And then there's Wednesday's Afronerd Radio show! Depending on Chairman Steele interview scheduling, the regularly scheduled broadcast will highlight the following issues: science talk on the prospect of a real Steve Austin-a young man is preparing for an amputation of his hand for a bionic replacement; Apple's Cloud music service is delayed although industry analysts predict that the company will still maintain being the preeminent digital music distribution source; Dr. Cornel West causes quite a stir with what some deem to be personal attacks on President Obama's lack attention toward African-American concerns and by extension Obama's alleged lack of Blackness (the stuff refuses to stop); it's hot on the block in Syria with upwards of 900 protesters having lost their lives since anti-establishment unrest in the started and lastly, after President Obama, what are the prospects for another man of color to rise to the highest office? Could Herman Cain be that man? Don't forget to listen to Afronerd Radio (aka Afronerd Featuring Captain Kirk) at afronerdradio.com! Call us live at 646-915-9620 or converse with hosts via email/IM (email@example.com), twitter (@afronerd) or Facebook!
Afronerd Radio's Week in Review-Broadcast!
And just for feces and laughter...check out the juxtaposition between underrepresented progressive hip hop and minstrelsy:
Here's the commercially ignored hip hop:
And then there's the sewage:
Posted by desmond burton at 10:07 AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Psychology Today Mistakenly Reported That Black Women Aren't Attractive! The Pic Below is the Correction! + More on Afronerd Radio, Wed at 7pm ET!
I would normally state, emphatically, that tomorrow's broadcast of Afronerd Radio featuring Captain Kirk will be a fiery show...but that would just prove to be redundant! Nevertheless, let's go down the list of scheduled topics for Wednesday's show: a grand faux pas occurred earlier today when the noted magazine (webzine in this case), Psychology Today quickly pulled a blog posting by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa entitled Why Are African-American Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?; comedian and Daily Show host, John Stewart debates Bill O'Reilly over "Common-gate"; a former Villanova basketball players comes out of the closet and basketball great, Charles Barkley says he's played with athletes he believed might have been gay and doesn't care and lastly, French scientists allegedly discovered a hospitable planet with a similar, Earth-like atmosphere. Whew! Pull up a chair and call in live at 646-915-9620 or contribute to the conversation via email/IM at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afronerd Radio's Week in Review-Broadcast!
And for further clarification on the beauty debate, take a gander at the montage, further disproving Dr. Kanazawa's hypothesis:
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Monday, May 16, 2011
On Tuesday The Comic Shoppe Opens at 7pm: Wonder Woman Pilot Defeated, Smallville Finale....Finally!, Supes Beyond, Flintstones Reboot & More!
Well, as always we have a fully packed, pulp flavored Comic Shoppe Show coming up tomorrow at 7pm eastern. Join Daryll B, Capt. Kirk and Dburt (and call in live at 646-915-9620 or via email/IMemail@example.com) as they analyze the latest in sci-fi/graphic novel/fantasy infused pop culture! The topics scheduled to be put under the microscope are: Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland Show creator, Seth McFarlane has been given the green light to update The Flintstones for the masses; our take on last Friday's Smallville 10th season finale; the highly anticipated Wonder Woman show is cancelled before it even left the ground; Superman get the futuristic treatment in the same vein (and continuity) as Batman Beyond in an upcoming one shot; Are The Avengers and Thor Animated projects giving us any clues as to what to expect from the film version and lastly, our favorite graphic novel suggestions from the previous weeks.
Afronerd Radio Presents The Comic Shoppe!
Next up, check out the latest blog posting from The Shoppe's own, Daryll B.
Ok Folks, shall we enter the fantasy breach again?
1) After watching the Stargate Universe and Smallville finales along with hearing the news of the Wonder Woman pilot not being picked up, Graeme McMillan asks...well:
Yeah, he goes there.....
2) A point that we have made on the show many times comic accessibility after watching movies is reiterated here by Michael May:
However, I disagree about Thor being in the same situation as X-Men and Spider-Man prior. I would send folks interested to the JMS run, which the movie takes heavily from in the Earth scenes. Then I would recommend the Dan Jurgens run after Heroes Reborn where we first saw the effects of a visible Asgard to people of Earth (and also eventually saw Thor running Asgard).
Then I'd point them towards the Walt Simonson run from the 80s-90s which is considered the best Marvel run on the character by many. If they want a Marvel twist on classic Thor tales, then I would point them to the Matt Fraction Ages of Thunder HC/TP.
3) One of the guys I love to debate comics with in the CSBG comments section, Travis Pelkie, went to his first big comic con up in Boston last weekend and reported on it:
As usual Comic-Con and Hijinks go hand in hand....
4) Greg Burgas does a trip that I do every 3 weeks to some of the bigger comic shops around Manhattan:
He misses a couple of them of course but this store crawl is always a fun experience for comic book geek like yours truly.
5) One of the reasons I think Dburt and now Captain Kirk tolerate my rants is that when I am wrong, I will not shirk away and admit will my mistakes. That being said I would like to think I am open-minded about a lot of issues. So in that spirit, once again David Brothers over at 4th Letter, in responding to a blog writer who I think shared my point, delivers a strong argument that counters my "ethnic pollination of comic universes" idea:
Bonus: Check out how David dissects the appeal of the Wu-Tang Clan here. Totally on point:
You know, it is really hard for me to admit defeat but after hearing the show and reading the blog Mr. Brothers responded to.... yeah I sounded like a rambling nutjob. So I do apologize.. but I am still going to give you all my brief "Black Avengers" pitch but of course I will not ever use that name...
Ok my template is inspired by a Weekly Crisis article from a couple of weeks ago which had a reader give his pitch on the forgotten character Viceroy:
Now for this book which I would name "Classified", we would open the story in Wakanda where The Black Panther and Storm would be monitoring world newscasts. Alongside stories of the Avengers and X-Men doing good, T'Challa would see stories of strife in other "less glamorous" parts of the world which of course angers him. Knowing that he can effect change in these situations, he sends personal agents to these hot spots....
In the first 6 issues, we would see the framework of this "Classified" organization being laid as the agents would scout out the hot spots and contact local power brokers / community leaders. The intent of this is two-fold: introduce new characters and provide a frame work knowlege of other places on the Marvel Earth. So while I might use a Falcon or Photon as an agent for an issue at anytime, it would be as a tool to glimpse their situation and why T'Challa's aid may or may not work. Each issue would be stand alone, tethered by the cause and if Marvel pulls the plug (see Young Allies, Spider-Girl), they would at least introduce 3-5 more ethnic characters that can be used in other places.
In the next 6 issues, we would see that there are hints of a counter organization working opposed to T'Challa's efforts that has been operating for far longer. They use these communities that 'higher profile" heroes don't normally come to as a pipeline for their operations. Purposely, they don't use much high-tech or grandiose characters that would attract attention. This allows them the freedom to continue even if an operative or chapter gets compromised. T'Challa starts to put 2 and 2 together and gathers his newfound allies (and some enemies) to deal with the threat.
Now Tom Breevort, was that so hard?
Until next week AfroNerd Readers, Keep Fantasizing!
And speaking of the Tales of Asgard:
Posted by desmond burton at 9:20 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
It's Sunday & It's Afronerd Radio, 7pm ET: Actor, Clifton Powell vs Spike Lee; Hopkins vs McNabb; Are Black Awards + Colleges Necessary? & More!
It seems that since this blog/radio show's inception, the question of so-called Black authenticity continues to haunt each broadcast! And Sunday's show will prove to be no different. Stop by (or better yet call us live-646-915-9620) Afronerd Radio and listen to Captain Kirk and Dburt deliberate on these hot button issues: Grey's Anatomy actress, Ellen Pompeo, during a recent appearance on The View posited that race relations might fair better if we rethink the need for HBCUs or NAACP award shows; the ghost of the Jalen Rose debacle has arisen with yet another athlete, boxer Bernard Hopkins questioning NFL great, Donovan McNabb's Blackness (when will this madness stop!!); actor, Clifton Powell sends out a verbal threat toward filmmaker, Spike Lee for his past comments critiquing Tyler Perry films for overt minstrelsy; another high profile Wall Streeter arrested for insider trading and 80 people are killed in Pakistan allegedly in retaliation for the United States' role in putting down Osama Bin Laden. AGAIN....check us out live and feel free to also contact us via email/IMfirstname.lastname@example.org!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Stay Tuned For Our Mid Week Broadcast, Wed at 7pm: Waxing on Lakers' Losing, Facebook Arrest, Hillary Clinton Photo-Chopped & More!
Join Dburt and Captain Kirk this Wednesday at 7pm eastern at afronerdradio.com for The Mid Week in Review broadcast. Call in live at 646-915-9620 or via email/IM at email@example.com and contribute to the discourse pertaining to the folloqing topics: personal and similar stories of travel, society and race as men in color involving the Oracle (Dburt's Dad), Dburt and of course, Captain Kirk (a reminder to non-Blacks that Black folk are not monolithic); a Hasidic newspaper photoshops (or is that CHOPS) Secretary Hillary Clinton and another woman from a famous photograph; yet another student gets into trouble over postings on Facebook; The LA Lakers lose to the Dallas Mavericks while showing zero decorum, grace and/or sportsmanship and lastly, hip hop artist and actor, Common is invited to the White House and it's deemed controversial?....hmmm. AGAIN, mark your clocks for what willl surely be a another fiery broadcast!
Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast!
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Monday, May 09, 2011
Afronerd Radio Presents The Comic Shoppe, Tues at 7pm: More on Thor, The Dilemma of POC in Comics, Smallville Finale, New "Brilliant" Comic & More!
Let's proceed with conviction, shall we? Stop by The Comic Shoppe tomorrow at 7pm eastern to hear Daryll B., Captain Kirk and Dburt wax the pulp fantastic on the following issues: although the Thor film ws discussed during yesterday's Afronerd Radio broadcast, it will be readdressed on The Comic Shoppe; and speaking of Thor...how has Greco-Roman mythology influenced comic book storytelling; our thoughts behind the premise of Brian Michael Bendis' upcoming graphic novel effort, simply entitled Brilliant; Smallville ends its 10th season with a two-hour special this Friday; a recent Racialicious piece posits racial contrivance is the way of the land in pop culture-comic books, notwithstanding and lastly our favorite graphic novel picks from the previous weeks. Stop by and call us live at-646-915-9620 or via email/IM firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afronerd Radio Presents The Comic Shoppe!
And now, words of wisdom from The Comic Shoppe's Daryll B:
Howdy AfroNerd Readers... Due to Daryll B overloading on the Thor Movie, Fast Five, and Dylan Dog of Night, I'm reduced to linkblogging (with some snide comments thrown in of course.. even tired I can't remove my trademark snark!)
1) Yeah. To say I am disappointed in Smallville yet again is an understatement. The Smallvillains do a much more humorous job at ripping the penultimate episode from this past Friday. To sum up my anger in two words: Mechanical Starro:
2) I hope everyone got a chance to attend free comic book day on Saturday at their local shop. In case you missed it, Newsarama gives a pretty good rundown of the books given away:
and my one regret was I was I didn't get online to grab this free Adam Warrock song "Marvel vs DC"(no worries, it is on the next album!). However Comics Alliance has it playable here:
3) Chris Sims gives a playful retro look at THREE Jack Kirby versions of Thor:
4) To expound on our discussion of the "New" Ultimate Universe from last week's show, Andy Khouri gives detailed listing complete with interviews from Marvel editors and writers:
5) It Hollywood round up time an' how about Mark Sheppard? First Battlestar, then a nice little Doctor Who stint, and now Supernatural. Thank you Sir!:
6) Neo as Kaneda....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
7) *sniff* Monday is the finale for Stargate Universe and I am not happy. Graeme McMillian goes further an looks at the state of the WHOLE SyFy Channel... NOT good..and why I switching to BBC America for my science fiction fix
8) News isn't all bad in Hollywood for me however as Roc is being cast in Powers:
9) Tom Bondurant does a great framing of Flashpoint (starts this week) over at Robot 6 an then decides which books he's interested in:
10) Finally Chris Sims gives his stand up comedians as members of the JLA. No Chris Rock? No Charlie Murphy? No Lewis Black? Damn you Chris Sims....
Okies I am pretty sure we'll spend all of the show this week talking in Asgardian but....I hope everyone found something in this brief to peak their interest. I am also pretty sure that your local comic shop still has copies of the free comic book day stuff this week, so check them out.
(I recommend the Cap America/Thor by Landridge and Samnee, Darkwing Duck/ Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers combo, and the Bongo yearly FCBD Anthology. The Spider-Man by Slott and Ramos just missed my cut but was also fun).
So until next time AfroNerd Readers..Keep Fantasizing!
Posted by desmond burton at 8:55 PM
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Happy Mother's Day! Afronerd Radio Airs Sun at 7pm! Discussing Black Heroism (concept vs reality), Thor Film Review, Teacher vs Muslim Student & More!
AGAIN! Happy Mother's Day! As our listeners pay respects and homage to their respective matriarchs, tune in to tonight's Afronerd Radio broadcast as our heroes dogmatize on this week's current event based isues: in the wake of the Obama administration's capture/killing of Osama Bin Laden, Captain Kirk and Dburt expound the concept of Black heroism (incl. comedienne, Wanda Sykes' rant against Donald Trump , White comic book aficionados & fanboys of color, Will Smith as Tarantino's Django, Black Panther comic book film, etc); our Thor film review....For Asgard!; a teacher insults a Muslim student regarding the death of Bin Laden; Dburt's encounter with Jehovah Witnesses; speaking of the aftermath of Operation Neptune Spear, the team's theories on what reprisals are to be expected from Muslim extremists and lastly, after watching this past weekend's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Dburt is finally able to articulate his irritation with Dr. Micheal Eric Dyson...whew! So stop by at 7pm this evening and call us live at-646-915-9620 or via email/IMemail@example.com....so speaketh the God of Afronerd-ism!
Afronerd Radio's Week in Review-Broadcast!
And speaking of Real Time....here's the episode in question:
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review Wed at 7pm: Alex Haley A Fraud?, Bin Laden Killed, Tased 4 Sagging?, Suicide Assist As a Business? & More!
AGAIN....let's just jump into the water and lay out the topics for discussion coming up on tomorrow's Mid Week in Review show! Tune in Wednesday at 7pm eastern to hear Captain Kirk and Dburt pontificate on these current event themed issues: well, the obvious topic, of course, is the Obama adminsitration's sanctioned (and US Navy Seals' executed) black ops mission against HTIC (Head Terrorist in Charge), Osama Bin laden resulting in his death-is the President getting his respect?; a recent article by columnist and scribe Stanley Crouch sheds more light on the assertion that author, Alex Haley was a fraud; a Kansas teen gets tased (including an alleged arm fracture) for not pulling up his pants; a 91 year old entrepreneur tops a 100K in annual sales....in suicide assist kits? and will the Home Premiere service, which broadcasts new movies into homes for $30, lead to the demise of the conventional movie theater business? Check us out live at 646-915-9620 or via email/IM at afronerdradio.com
Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast!
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Monday, May 02, 2011
Comic Shoppe Broadcast Tues at 7pm ET! Supes No Longer a US Citizen?, What's Next 4 Marvel After the Avengers 2011, New Ultimate Universe & More!
Let's just jump into topics this time, shall we? Pull up a chair and listen to Dburt, Daryll B and Captain Kirk tomorrow at 7pm discuss the following fantasy/pulp/sci-fi and comic themed topics: last week's announcement that in an upcoming Action Comics comic, Superman decides to relinquish his US citizenship; and speaking of Supes becoming a citizen of the world....what does this mean in the wake of Osama Bin Ladin's recent death and by extension will this effect Captain America's film receipts, internationally?; expectations for next month's Supreme Power reboot; additional expectations for a reworking of Marvel's Ultimate universe; predictions for Marvel's Cinematic Universe-post Avengers 2011 and lastly our favorite graphic novel reads from the previous weeks. Call the Comic Shoppe crew live at 646-915-9620 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember, as we approach Friday's release of the Thor film......For Asgard!
Afronerd Radio Presents The Comic Shoppe!
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Sunday, May 01, 2011
Afronerd Radio 2nite at 7pm-Discussing the Royal Wedding (Why Not?), Trump Gets Trumped, Tarantino's Black Western, Gaddafi on the Ropes? & More!
Wow! Mother's Day is coming upon us very shortly and believe it or not, President Obama really is a US citizen.....I would have never guessed! Some conservatives (including myself) never fell for this okey-doke and it just makes those on the right lose even more stock with the mainstream in being able to legitimately critique the POTUS. But I'm sure that as an avid "Obamacan," I would be deemed a RINO (Republican in Name Only), anyway. Be that as it may, we have a show to broadcast, so let's do this! Join Captain Kirk and yours truly, tonight at 7pm eastern to discuss these ensuing issues: the aforementioned (and above videod) White House correspondents dinner, where the President essentially trumps real estate tycoon/media personality and potential presidential hopeful (?) Donald Trump; director Quentin Tarantino decides to tackle a Black themed western (hat tip to Sergio Mims and his Shadow and Act site); Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's looses some family members in a recent NATO air strike; our unique review of Britains's Royal Wedding (i.e just like Marvel Comics' What If? series-"what if" Prince William had a bride of color?) and if time permits, our impression of recent national acts of coonery reported by our favorite cyber ghetto blogs. Call us live at 646-915-9620 or via email/IMemail@example.com.
Afronerd Radio's Week in Review-Broadcast!
And while you wait for tonight's fiery broadcast, consider this next short film our prologue, Seth Rogan Channels the Beastie Boys in Fight For Your Right-Revisted:
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