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    Everything Marvel

    Marvel Studios needs to stop putting big spoilers in the trailer. Comic fans know who Ronin is, but many people who watch the movies may not. They did this last year with the return of War Machine, who was crippled in Civil War and came back in Infinity War. Stop it. That said, I totally marked out when I saw Ronin.
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    Posted this on Facebook a year ago, so it was on my "memories" page. This made me laugh. TFW your three year old is eating oatmeal and you hear yourself say "how did you get it on your rear?"
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    The "Good news, everyone!" thread

    Mega congrats on your new baby! All of the sleepless nights are worth it when you look at him and realize he is staring at you with a huge smile on his face.
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    Episode 27: Santa's Slay

    That is an awesome video. Also, from @D.W.'s Twitter it looks like the Tirades is done. Thanks to both of you, Dubs and @James D.. You have provided endless hours of entertainment and lots of us love hearing your voices. Hopefully, someday, you'll get the itch again. If you never do, thanks for all you have done.
  5. It blows my mind that Ocarina of Time was released 20 years ago today. What are your experiences with the game? @The Master said on Twitter that he got an N64 just for that game. I had an N64 for a year and a half prior. I was not sure what to expect, as some games (Mario 64) transitioned to 3D well and others did not. The thing I liked most is it actually felt like a Zelda game.
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    Ocarina of Time

    The 3DS version is amazing.
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    Weird Dreams

    Force field.
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    Favorite alternate costumes

    I love the Miles Morales costume. The "electric blue" Superman costume is pretty cool. It was a radical change but I understand what they were doing in trying to update the costume for the modern era. I didn't become serious about collecting specific books until the late 80's and I gravitated to Iron Man. The Silver Centurion was the armor when I was collecting Iron Man every month, so that one holds a nostalgic feeling for me. I don't like Harley Quinn's New 52 costume at all. The full body suit was perfect. The New 52 version with the ridiculous proportions and her falling out of it is a throwback to the worst stereotypes of comic readers as lonely nerds either living in their parents basement or in a one bedroom apartment alone. You were probably the only person who recognized the costume. 2099 is pretty obscure outside of comic book fandom.
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    Favorite alternate costumes

    The kid was disappointed someone knew who Spider-Man 2099 was?
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    Deadpool 2

    I love the nods to The Princess Bride.
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    Happy Birthday Hannah!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    OK, so I am listening to a podcast where they are recapping the 1991 Survivor Series. Jake Roberts and Earthquake are on the same team. But it was only 4 or 5 months earlier that Earthquake brutally killed Jake's pet snake Damien. If someone viciously killed one of my dogs I would not be friends with him 4 months later. I would pretty much beat him into submission with a lead pipe. This isn't going to be a match where I pin his shoulders to the mat, or even a hardcore match. I am waiting for him in the parking lot and putting him in intensive care. (Then I would want dog owners on the jury and hope for jury nullification.) This is one of the things I hated about wrestling in the 80's and early 90's. If someone turns heel, he is friendly with the other heels no matter what happened in the past. If someone turns face, he is friendly with the other faces no matter what happened in the past. This is not how human beings work. Even Batman the Animated Series didn't forget the conflict between Poison Ivy and Harvey Dent just because Dent turned heel and became Two-Face. Thanks @Kscriv for recommending the Old School Wrestling podcast on the Cure for the Common Podcast.
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    RIP Stan Lee

    Truly a legend. By creating flawed heroes that exist in real world cities, he changed the face of comics. His impact will last long beyond his death. Those of us who dabbled in fiction (even if only with stories composed in our heads) wish we could be one tenth of one percent as creative as he was. One of the nightly network news programs (I listen via audio podcast so they kind of all run together) had an interview with him where he described how he came up with "Spider-Man" by watching a fly climb on the wall. What if a person could do that? Now I need a name...
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    All Americans secretly wish they had a British accent. But you knew that already.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    I admit, I am also jealous. Of that, and the British accent.
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    The awesome video thread

    And so begins another Final Destination movie...
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    That is awesome!
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    Random movie and tv thoughts

    What episode was that?
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    Random movie and tv thoughts

    I was watching the opening disaster scene of Final Destination 4 the other day and I started to think "this looks like a cartoon." That's because it literally is a cartoon. There is so much CGI that many of the fatalities are computer animated. It looked like a Mortal Kombat game. Not even kidding. I genuinely enjoyed all of the FD movies (despite their many flaws) but this was jarring, especially a decade later.
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    Episode 1027

    Per @The Master's suggestion for ideas, here's what I would do: I would pick up the Friday the 13th series from the end of Part IV and basically remake Part V. There were several times where it appeared that Tommy Jarvis could have been the killer in that movie: Tommy beat up the Guy Banter jerk who startled him with the mask and then Faux Jason killed him. Tommy certainly had motivation to kill here. Tommy beat up the Inbred Idiot and then Faux Jason decapitated him as he was driving his moped and screaming. Tommy had motivation to kill here too. Faux Jason murdered the goth girl, who conveniently wound up in Tommy's room. And, of course, the ending, where Tommy sneaks up behind the Final Girl wearing a hockey mask and wielding a knife. So I would remake Friday the 13th Part V and instead of having a random paramedic as the killer, Tommy Jarvis snaps when he sees the crazy guy kill the overweight kid with the axe. He has a psychotic break and becomes "Jason." (You can steal elements of High Tension for this movie as Tommy has a split personality.) Since the Final Chapter took place in 1984 and Corey Feldman was 13 when it came out, this one is set in 1989 or 1990 with Tommy at 18 or 19. He is defeated but not killed, and sent to an insane asylum. Friday the 13th Part VI would take place in present day, when Tommy breaks out and starts killing people. Feldman is back for this role as Murderous Tommy. I remember being so disappointed in Part VI, because I really wanted to see Tommy Jarvis as the killer after the cliffhanger that ended the fifth movie. Zombie Jason seemed like a step back when you could have taken this series in a new direction.
  21. And The Rock shall layeth the smacketh down. I watched this yesterday. I think it is safe to say that Rampage is the best video game adaptation ever made. Yes, that is a very low bar. Most video game adaptations are terrible movies that are a blight on cinema, but Rampage is legit great. It is totally stupid and makes absolutely no sense but it is so much fun to watch. It seems like I say this all the time now, but the level of violence was shocking for a PG-13 movie. I have seen R rated movies that are less violent than this one.
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    Rampage (2018)

    Also, it seems that someone in Hollywood listens to the Tranquil Tirades. The Rampage arcade game in the background of one scene is a fun little bit of meta-humor.
  23. The Pillman / Teri angle could never be done in the era of #MeToo, and that is a good thing. Honestly, it's amazing they got away with it in 1997. It's not like sexual assault was acceptable back then. Just a terribly immoral angle. We all know wrestling is not real, but we suspend disbelief to follow the story. That's why you need to ask yourself, "If this were real, what would happen?" Well, a SWAT team would rescue Teri and Pillman would be in prison.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    I'm just glad Linda McMahon is in the Small Business Administration and not the Department of Defense. Also great to see @D.W. post again.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    WWE needs a union.