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ok so i understand that this is probably the 283,42,958,234th blog posted in the last couple days with that title, and like all of those other people i too am excited about the recent announcements concerning the 2012 debut of the avengers movie. with thor next summer and captain america later that year, it’s like a comic book fan’s dream. with announcements of hawkeye (my 2nd favorite comic book character after cap himself) and a new (read third) actor to play the bruce banner/the hulk the cast is shaping up quite nicely. there’s still rumors going around that either nathian fillion or adrien brody will portray henry pym or ant man. (who’s slated for his own edgar wright directed film in 2012 as well) personally i’m pulling for fillion. (who i thought would have made a great hawkeye but i’m happy for renner who starred in the hurt locker to dawn the purple cowl and bow) anyway here’s a quickly photoshopped image of the announced (and rumored) actors and their perspective heroes for the joss wedon (of dr. horrible and firefly fame) helmed upcoming super hero mash-up.

the avengers

robert downey jr as tony stark/iron man

don cheadle as james ‘rhoedy’ rhodes/war machine

chris hemsworth as thor

mark fuffalo as bruce banner/the hulk

chris evans as steve rogers/captain america

jeremy renner as clint barton/hawkeye

and (rumored)

nathan fillion or adrien brody as henery pym/ant man

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so i’ve been working on ways to improve this whole ‘planet mug’ or ‘global goblet’ thing or whatever it’s called, the big soccer thing everybody’s so worked up about. i’m pretty sure that if we do things my way viewer-ship will increase 100 fold.

rule changes

  1. no goalies… you simply put one of the forward’s grandmothers in a dunk tank filled with icy cold water and send her in whenever his team misses a shot on the empty goal.
  2. no cleats… everybody wears those giant led filled frankenstein boots. this should help to make new rule number one much more interesting.
  3. all substitutes are knife wielding monkeys, except for the back up captains who have slingshots as well.
  4. all the refs are mma fighters and every time a player goes down and fakes an injury, the ref will step in, stop play and administer unto that player, the injury that he is faking.

i feel like rules like these will result in teams like portugal fielding an all monkey side after every single one of their players has been roughed up by the refs because of all their dives.

that’s all i have for now, i have some thoughts on penalty shots but i need to do some more research on the geneva convention before i redefine exactly what a penalty shot is.

what about you? got any ideas to make soccer more fun to watch?

the above was paraphrased from a comic strip i read this morning. i can take very little of the credit.

 rvb

i saw this interview with the “founder” of one of my favorite websites and companies rooster teeth productions over here at university of texas’ (hook em horns!) college of business website.  the interview discusses some of the changing dynamics of the film world and the effect the internet has had on people putting out and consuming media as well as how they respond to it, plus it includes several clips from the popular web series red vs blue*. you can also check out live action shorts* that the guys at rooster teeth write, produce, and star in.

*warning shorts and videos may contain harsh or offensive language…

so yeah i couldn’t sleep and found this cute little girl who has great taste in music.  someday i wanna have a kid this cool…

alright so i’m a little ashamed to admit it but over the last couple days i’ve been nearly addicted to flickchart.com so i figured i’d share in my weakness or whatever.  flickchart is a website that pits two movies together and then from several (hundred) of these one on one showdowns it gives you a top 20 (50, 100, 200) of your favorite movies.  it takes some serious consideration because on one side who want’s to pit empire strikes back against raiders of the lost ark?  but on the other side sometimes it’s hard trying to figure out which was the crappier movie star wars episode 2 attack of the clones or men in black 2?  anyway just some mindless fun for you if you’ve got time to kill and are waiting for water to boil or something.  flickchart also keeps embarrassing info about you and the movies you rate.  for example based on the movies i’ve rated (426 movies) i’ve sat in front of a movie screen for a total of 31 days, 5 hours, 12 minutes.  so yeah that kinda sucks.  anyway enjoy flickchart and feel free to look me up on there.

did ya see this? did ya hear about this? apparently the late night wars are in full swing and it looks like nobody is pulling any punches. if you didn’t really know what’s going on letterman kinda summarizes a history of late night here.

the guys over at www.gawker.tv have taken the last couple nights of the late night shows and sifted through each episode to bring you what the comedians are saying about nbc’s latest screw up. in my opinion i’m a big craig furguson fan over on cbs on “the late late show,” but if i had to choose between team leno and team conan i’ve gotta stick with the ginger on this one.

i really don’t understand why this is really being made such a big deal. i mean the sad thing about this is, these shows only pull an audience of what, 2 or 3 million people to watch these shows, and there’s somewhere around 300 million people in america. so on a good night 1% of the american population even cares about this stuff and yet it’s “breaking news” on the front page of news papers and news websites that we’re all supposed to care about so much. all i know is it’s the love of money behind all of this and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down.

i did love how almost everyone took shots at carson daly… i mean the guys kind of a tool… and to that you might have said “carson who?” so if you’re curious click here.

what do you think? team leno? team conan? team daly? team i could care less?

conan, ferguson, kimmel (as leno), and letterman: bashing nbc like it’s their jobs (well i guess it kinda is)

day 2: the plot sickens…

the next day: john stewart (the daily show) and stephen cobert (the cobert report) get in on the action on day 3

while taking time off from the never ending search for my phone i saw that @headgeek666 (harry knowles over at ain’t it cool news) had just posted this… i used to watch the a-team every day as a kid.  i’m pretty excited to say the least.

a-team movie trailer