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Coke!

September 29th, 2006 3 comments

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What soda are you???

Coke
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Submitted for approval – Pomecast

September 29th, 2006 Comments off

Since Apple is being persnicity and wants people to not use the word ‘podcast’.  I submit that people that offer up audio files over the internet, drop ‘podcast’, and start using the similar sounding ‘pomecast’ (Pome from the french for Apple – since this is a weasley move for Apple to make, using french is apros-po)  This is silly on so many levels, serving audiofiles (in MP3 or whatever format) didn’t really get going until the iPod came out and then ‘suddenly’ you could get ‘podcasts’.  Whoopdedo.  I’d venture to guess that the word ‘podcast’, has sold more actual iPods than the term mp3.

But I could be wrong.

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Random Commands – NOW with spicy Gravatar flava!

September 29th, 2006 Comments off

What… you’ve never heard of a Gravatar?  For shame… with Gravatar’s you can link your email address (any of em) to a ‘globably recognized avatar’ (or image) so that when you comment on a blog, it will recognize your gravatar linked email address and show your avatar next to your post.  How keenoneat!  So go git yourself one, and spice up the comments more with your freakishly cool avatars!

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Comicbook movie update:

September 29th, 2006 Comments off

Wizbang Pop has an article that says Robert Downey Jr. will play Ironman in the upcoming film. Apt casting, since one of the first comics I remember reading as a boy had Tony Stark living in a bottle because his business was going south. As recounted by this article at the Marvel Database:

In recent years Tony Stark’s greatest nemesis has been alcoholism. As a wealthy socialite, alcohol had been a constant part of his life. When his company, which had changed its name from Stark Industries to Stark international, was threatened with the takeover at the same time he was experiencing oppressive personal problems, Stark began to abuse alcohol. Although he managed to recover quickly from his first serious bout, the compulsion to drink remained a constant temptation. The second time he succumbed to alcoholism, due to even more devastating personal problems than the first time, Tony Stark went on a several month binge during which he was cheated out of Stark international, had all Iron Man suits destroyed (except one), lost the leases on his various apartments, and had his personal assets frozen so that he could not touch his fortune. All of this was the result of the machinations of the mysterious European entrepreneur Obadiah Stane, who took over Stark’s company, renaming it Stane International.

On that note, Marvel comics has done an ok job of getting their mainstream books onto the screen. We’ve had Spiderman (spidey-riffic all of ’em), X-men (great), Fantastic Four (eh), Hulk (lol!), Daredevil (eh+), and Elektra (didn’t see.. but c’mon Jennifer Gardner was THE reason you saw Daredevil…. don’t lie!!) . Coming are Ghost Rider and Ironman. Meanwhile DC Comics just relies on Supes and the Dark Knight (would love to see Dark Knight Returns made into a movie) though Joss Whedon is supposed to bring Wonder Woman to the screen sometimes… In the end the Marvel Universe has a bigger bag to pick from, so they can go deeper into the genre. Will there be a Flash major motion picture, that I’d see.

Update: Jack M. @ Ace of Spades has a pic of the issue that popped into my brain as well. (geeks unite!)

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