Home at last for another edition of Bullet Sunday!
• Debatable. I won't know for certain until I tune into the debate tomorrow night, but I'm pretty sure I'll be longing for the good ol' days when it was George W. Bush running on the Republican presidential ticket. ...
The candidates that the Republicans are trotting out for 2012 quite literally scare the shit out of me. It's so bad that I have no need for laxatives. If I'm constipated, I just envision a future where Michele Bachmann is President of the United States of America and run for the toilet. Which means I should probably be picking up some adult diapers after work, since I don't have a television in my bathroom.
• Roadshow. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Hard Rock Cafe. To celebrate, they've been traveling around the USA with a collection of memorabilia honoring rock history. This past Thursday, I was lucky enough to be in Seattle when they stopped by...
It was a lot of fun... and FREE! If you're on one of the city-stops, I highly recommend checking it out (a list of dates is here).
• Crap. When I got home today, one of the first things I did was watch the South Park mid-season finale that was waiting on my DVR. It was shockingly meta. Instead of being a brilliant commentary on some current event, it ended up being brilliant commentary on South Park itself. And it scares me because it looks very much like they're setting up the show to end. And now that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the toast of Broadway with the nine Tony Award wins for their play, The Book of Mormon, I guess it's understandable. They've been doing South Park for 15 years, and maybe they feel it's time for something new...
Even so, I will miss South Park when its gone. It's a consistent voice in satire that never fails to entertain. As a fan, I don't think its run its course yet, but maybe that's a good thing.
• Reboot. I reserved comment on DC Comics massive "reboot" of their entire universe until all 52 titles had been announced. Now that they have, and everything DC is being reset to issue #1, all I can say is huh?
I mean, there are some things I'm excited about... Jim Lee penciling a monthly title again (Justice League) for one. There are some things I'm curious about... like the two new Legion of Super-Hero books. Other things have me intrigued... like a drastically different take on Supergirl. Still other things have me puzzled... like Barbara Gordon's return to being Batgirl. And a few things have me ambivalent... like Superman's drastically altered uniform (both of them)...
I'll give it a look... but all I can really do is wonder how long the reboot will last before there's another reboot.
And now it's time for me to reboot. It's going to be a long week.
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Dammit–they’re in Atlanta when I’m in San Diego for BlogHer! Looks like a fun exhibit.
The Hard Rock tour sounds cool but it’s already past my neck of the woods, not that it was anywhere particularly close anyway.
The DC reboot has me saying “huh” too. I have enough trouble tracking down titles in sequence as it is since I prefer to read graphic novel collections which often make the numbering less obvious.
Also, hate Superman in jeans & short sleeves. What’s that about? I’m a purist. I didn’t like the maroon coloring in Superman Returns at all.
No South Park will make me a very sad girl, indeed.
Have a great week!!
Now I want to travel to a Hard Rock to see this 40th anniversary display. (wish SLC still had a Hard Rock… ahh, memories)
South Park has always been funny, even some episodes where it gets crazy and wild and out there, they still manage to make it brilliant. The Book of Mormon play is one I want to see, mostly because Trey and Matt did it, but also because of the Mormon factor to see how they portray a culture I’m familiar with.
Nothing to do with nothing, but I just read a little something on io9 about the physics of Superman. Something about negative mass being the reason that Supes has super-strength and the ability to fly. Feh. Whatevs.
Bummer, missed the Hard Rock tour here a few weeks ago.
What’s up with Cyborg lately, seems like I’ve seen him as much as the big stars. Maybe a movie or TV show coming out?
Jim Lee was one of my favorite comic book artists (along with his trusty inker Scott Williams) during his run on the X-Men way back in the day. I liked him enough that I picked up the first four issues of WildC.A.T.S. when he jumped ship on Marvel and started up Image.
I never really got into any DC comics. I’ve been wanting to get back into comics for years now, but have been strangely intimidated by how much back story I’ve missed out on over the past fifteen years (weird, I know). I’m intrigued by this “reboot” because it seems like I can, I don’t know, get back in on the ground floor with some series that I’ve never read before. I guess I’ll see.
Supergirl is by far my favorite superhero. But that might just be because she has a great first name!