Archive for August, 2008

Is it still cool to like Kevin Smith?

Posted in movies with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I just read an article at iwatchstuff.com about Kevin Smith’s appeal to the ratings board over Zack and Miri Make a Porno.  I’m hoping this brings Kevin Smith back into the realm of funny.  His last couple movies (Clerks 2 included) sort of missed the mark with me.  Clerks 2 was sort of “let’s capitalize on the 10 year anniversary hype”, Jersey Girl – I didn’t see, and J&SBSB did nothing for me.  Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back was sort of like watching someone else’s going away party video, except there’s no giant psudeo-Godzilla monster dropping little Starship Troopers bugs all over New York City.  But wouldn’t it have made the Damon & Affleck scene a little more interesting?

I LOVE Cosplay Girls

Posted in random with tags , , , on August 5, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I was over at Geekologie and saw a post about San Diego Comicon’s best cosplay costumes.  (I’d link, but I’m at work and already closed the window.)  It got me to thinking about how much I just absolutely love girls (18+ only, please…make that 21+) who cosplay.  Guys that cosplay, not so much.  Dudes cosplaying hits me the same way as dudes cheerleading.  I just can’t really see a dude doing that without ulterior motives that involve being around girls.  And cheerleading to meet chicks is just…well, brilliant, but still sort of underhanded.

But there’s another reason I can’t get behind dude cosplayers.  Obviously, there’s the fact that the overweight stringy-haired male comic book geek is a stereotype because it’s true more often than not.  So that means that there’s a high probability of more sad instances of fat-Tron-guy in male cosplayers.  I just think that’s unacceptable.  But the main reason I can’t support male cosplay is even more shallow than that.  I just think guys in capes look like tools.  Unless they’re Darth Vader. 

Darth Vader is a whole different thing.  Cosplaying as Darth Vader is one of the cooler things you can do as a geek.  First of all, you’ve got the whole Johnny Cash “Man in Black” thing going.  Everybody looks badass in black.  Then you’ve got the harsh looking helmet, accentuated electronically by the voice effects.  If we can get MadCatz to produce the iChoke (as described in Penny Arcade) then even I would do the Darth Vader thing.

But that gets away from the original point that girls dressed up like anime, comic and video game characters is (more often than not) really fucking hot.

Shoulders and Parties

Posted in random with tags , on August 5, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I don’t know how bum shoulders and LAN Parties go together.  But we’re going to find out.

Yesterday I woke up and my shoulder was absolutely killing me.  I did some serious damage to my rotator cuff when I worked at UPS.  I missed about two months total for it in two or three different stints on short term disability.  It never really healed, just got good enough to go back to work.  But I think I may have finally torn it.  I don’t know how, I mean unless I’m pitching eight innings on short rest while I’m asleep.

Now, onto the LAN parties.  Nothing is booked, but I may have some pretty exciting news for Philly-area geeks.

Stay tuned.  Or don’t.  I don’t care.