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Bullet Sunday 238

Posted on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Dave!Sunday is the word, Sunday is the word, is the word that you heard. It's got bullets it's got meaning. Sunday is the time, is the place is the motion. Sunday is the way we are feeling...

   
• Pudding. A couple of people on Twitter were nice enough to let me know that today is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY! Not that I really need a reason to celebrate. For me, EVERY DAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY! It has been for as long as I can remember...

Young Dave Eating Pudding Dessert

And doesn't look to be changing any time soon...

Dave eating pudding with a new haircut.

Even Lil' Dave and Bad Monkey love chocolate pudding...

Dave Spoonibbles

But really, who doesn't? Here's wishing you chocolate pudding dreams on National Chocolate Pudding Day!

   
• Columbo. As a huge, huge, massively huge, mega-fan of television's Columbo, I was very sad to learn that its star, Peter Falk, had died. For anybody who hasn't seen it, Columbo was a murder mystery show with a twist. The twist being that the audience knows exactly who the murderer is and how they did it. The fun was watching Lt. Columbo putting the pieces together. It was formula, but it worked. And the reason it worked was because Lt. Columbo in his rumpled trench coat and simplistic manner was never taken seriously by anybody... even though he was always the smartest person in the room...

Peter Falk as Columbo!

Several episodes are available on Netflix via Instant Watch, and I can't recommend them highly enough. Many of them are quite dated, but still a fun watch. For an even bigger treat, rent the DVDs of the television movies that came after the show ended. Columbo just got better and better as Peter Falk got older. A part of me was always hopeful he'd do another movie one day, but, alas... rest in peace Mr. Falk.

   
• Cap. I swear, the more I see of the upcoming Captain America film, the more I want to see it. The latest trailer is beyond epic...

Between the awesomeness that has been Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk, and now Captain American... the very idea of the upcoming Avengers movie makes me giddy as a schoolgirl. Why, why, why can't DC Comics get their shit together like Marvel has with their characters?

   
• Colan. Speaking of death and comics, I was also very sad to learn that longtime comic book artist Gene Colan had died. The man had drawn dozens upon dozens of books over the years, but the one I most associate him with was a short-lived series called Night Force. It was just so... different... from other comics of the day, and everything about it was interesting...

Night Force Comic Cover

Colan was probably best-known for being the artist on Tomb of Dracula and Daredevil, but it's Night Force which I liked best. Rest in peace, Mr. Colan.

   
And... I've still got bullets, but it's time to get back to work. Hopefully bullets don't spoil and will keep for a week? Otherwise, look forward to stale bullets next week.

Comments

  1. Suebob says:

    Columbo was the best. I have used his technique so many times in tough interviews. I don’t ask the tough question – I end the interview, go to walk out, then turn and POW – ask it when the subject has relaxed and is thinking it is all over. “Oh, one more thing, Mr. Mayor…what happened to that $500,000 in the widows and orphans fund?” Thank you, Columbo.

  2. I can’t believe you found a photo of yourself as a kid eating chocolate pudding! We must be around the same age judging by the avocado green tablecloth and harvest gold coffee mugs :P

    Also, pudding comes with vanilla cookie spoons? Sweet! Must get.

    re: Captain America – I hope it’s as good as it looks in the trailer.

  3. B.E. Earl says:

    I hadn’t heard about Colan. Sad. He was a great artist. Did a lot of Batman stuff back in the 80′s as well as the stuff you mentioned.

  4. Sybil Law says:

    Yay, pudding!!
    “The In – Laws” is also one my favorite movies. RIP, Peter Falk. Such a huge force as Columbo, that I once wrote a piece in 3rd grade as reporter Kate Columbo. My teacher loved it. Haha

  5. martymankins says:

    I used to watch Columbo with my mom. Such a great crime show and it puts all of these want to be shows (all versions and city scapes) to shame.

    I always have two types of pudding at both home and work: tapioca and chocolate.

    And I am looking forward to Captain America, too. That trailer is awesome. But it’s The Avengers that leads my anticipation.

  6. Megan says:

    I passed by Peter Falk’s home in Beverly Hills just this past Thursday and was told that he wasn’t doing well at all. Colombo was a part of my childhood and it saddens me that part of that is gone.

  7. Robin says:

    Happy National Pudding Day!

  8. Peggy Archer says:

    Just.. no. I was on a show today where they had a mud-wrestling scene and filled the pit with chocolate pudding.

    After smelling it for 12 hours, I now hate it and can’t ever eat it again.

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