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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Double Shows incl. Interview w/Filmmaker, Nelson George; Also Take A Gander @ Daryll B.'s Latest Blog Entry

Boy, do we have a show for you! Mark your calendars for this Sunday, November 4th, when Afronerd Radio interviews noted author/filmmaker, Nelson George and legendary music producer, Arthur Baker regarding their latest project-a Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for a documentary entitled, Finding the Funk. And remember folks, this is our Grindhouse Sundays show! At 6pm, tune in to The Comic Shoppe segment to listen to Dburt, Daryll B. and Captain Kirk discuss the current "goings on" in the world of comics, sci-fi, video gaming, fantasy and generalized "nerd/geek" culture. And if that wasn't enough to satiate your palate, check out the aforementioned interview with Messrs. George and Baker for the second half at 7pm. Call our hosts live at 646-915-9620. AGAIN folks, this is certainly NOT the show to miss!

Double Shows incl. Interview w/Filmmaker, Nelson George

And an example of what is not least and certainly not forgotten, here's the latest blog entry from The Shoppe's Daryll B.-

You know, as I type this on Wednesday Night from Queens NY after listening to the news stations about Hurricane Sandy. Then after watching people at work and around my neighborhood and how "prepared" they were, I have come to one unavoidable conclusion: All those disaster movies that I laughed at; all of those end of the world "sci-fi fantasies" that I thought were lacking in common sense; all those monster/horror movies where I thought people would be more rationale... I APOLOGIZE TO YOU ALL. Mind you, where I live wasn't hit a tenth as hard as places in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, or even have the horrific blow that Katrina did, but how humans here are reacting well....

  The Walking Dead happens, no one gets out of the massively infected boroughs while the government is insisting all is well and people should go about their normal activities...

  Independence Day happens, this city are those idiots on top of the Empire State Building with the welcome signs getting blasted away in an eyeblink....

  If this was a slasher movie, this city is that pretty, screaming blonde who trips in the forest in high heels wearing a SUPERtight mini skirt/jeans as the maniac looms closer....

  2012 happens.... wait a minute.. IT IS 2012! *cues Twilight Zone Theme* Oh we are so screwed....

  In lighter fare, this happened during Hurricane Sandy:


  So Disney picks up LucasArts and the whole Star Wars Franchise, announces definite plans for a 7th movie and another Trilogy.... but throws some cold water on it by saying it won't be based on any prior works.... Are they copying the J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" playbook here without actually reading it? I was really hoping for the "next generation" i.e. the kids of Han and Leia or from Luke's Jedi Academy here.... Plus, in real terms, Disney is looking to monopolize the Sci-Fi market... who's their next target? Harry Potter? Lord of the Rings? Doctor Who? Alien/Predator? DC Comics? First Marvel, then Star Wars, next THE WORLD!!!*Insert evil Mr. Burns Laughter here*

  Many props to Brian Cronin for doing this:


  Comics for every taste are included and also props to the CSBG Readers who voted....



  Thank You Matt Groening....

  Hmm Jamie Foxx as ..who?   http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/11/01/jamie-foxx-in-talks-to-play-electro-in-the-amazing-spider-man-2/


  -What the...?


  I think commenter Michael Deeley said it for me with this response: "My reaction is less, "Wow! The guy who made those great X-Men movies is back", and more, "Damn! The guy who ****** up Superman is back!"

  Well said Mike!

  - This is just too cool....


You lucky son of a... Oswalt...

- Are people serious?


OK... I mean are these the same people that tried pushing that hate on Sesame Street and its "hidden gay agenda" a couple of years ago? Must these folks taint everything I loved in childhood?

- David Brothers vs Dan Slott.... 12 rounds...dingDingDING!


If you can get what Mr. Brothers is saying here about the promotion for the new "Superior" Spider-Man book, then you haven't been listening to The ComicShoppe and how we have destroyed The Big Two in how they promote their books.

- Tis the season... for great lists! First up, Top 8 Horror TV Shows:


Now Jeremy Thomas set up his requirements at the beginning of the article... but a lot of the commenters had the same thought as I.. no Forever Knight?

- Next list and one near and dear to this blogger's heart...


I can't tell you how much I LOVE The Simpsons and let's put it this way: during Sandy hitting NYC on Monday, I had everything off except the laptop. I was doing a Simpsons Treehouse Marathon on it, eating microwave popcorn and drinking Pepsi, and laughing hard!

- Mike Gorman checks in with The Worst Horror Movie Endings:


Count me in the "Jason-Fighting-A-Telekinetic-Girl.... uh... what the hell just happened?" camp..

- Speaking of which, Shawn S. Lealos has my final list to share:


Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Folks! You got superpowers and want to take on Freddy Krueger thinking you are going to win? Good luck! Poked holes in many a geek's thought that they could take out Freddy if they had _________ power....

*Bonus* He lists out his picks to fill out the JLA Movie AND gives a nice future movies that are comic book related timeline here:


Finally to leave on a happier note...

ttp://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/10/31/seth-green-and-clare-grant-talk-robot-chicken-and-a-marvel-idea/ h

Oh for the love of God Marvel, give Robot Chicken the go ahead here!!!! And if you don't know Clare Grant, here are her and her luscious teammates of Team Unicorn in action:


...also check out their Zombie Prevention PSA:


For everyone caught up in the storm, Stay Strong! For them and everyone else, Keep Fantasizing!

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