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The Mayans had it wrong… 2014 is the real 2012

The new trailer for our latest iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is out… I won’t link you to the video itself, because it would just drive up the number of views. But Michael Bay has managed to do it again, take something from my childhood and completely ruin it for the new generation, and me as well.

2014 has two Michael Bay “films” in it. I think the Mayans were wrong and 2014 is the end of the world as we know it.
We’re getting a new live action Ninja Turtles movie and the Dinobots are going to be introduced to Marky Mark and the Funkie Bunch, and by the Funkie Bunch I mean the Autobots. While Mikey Mike has already ruined the Transformers for a whole new generation, why must he continue his rampage?

The Ninja Turtles have gone through many different versions over the years, some better than others, but they’ve survived. The same will happen with this version, we just have to wait it out.

Knowing that… why am I ragging on this new film? Cause “haters be hatin’,” and “I’m a professional cynic, but my heart’s not in it,” and other cliches. Don’t get me wrong, I want to be wrong, I hope I’m wrong… but the evidence points to being horrid.

Previously it was rumored that the Turtles would be aliens, now they’re not? but they have nostrils… all of these things I’m ok with, even the new look of what they’re wearing. But with Bay behind the helm, we’re going to get something with no substance and no soul, which is probably why he cast Megan Fox as news reporter April O’Neil, it’s all going to be just flash and explosions.

The trailer proves all of this, it’s got Michael Bay written all over it, just like he put his stank on the Transformers. Take a look for yourselves, can you tell what goes to Turtles and what goes to Transformers?

Not even this moron knows, and he’s in one of the movies!;_ylt=AwrSbmdQFDtTnUkAlv9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0amthNGVmBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMTAEY29sbwNncTEEdnRpZANWSVAwNTFfMQ–

Why are we entrusting the legacy to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Transformers to this guy? Someone who goes mental because a teleprompter breaks down?

I want to be wrong, I hope I’m wrong, but the stern looks from the real Ninja Turtles says it’s doubtful. SMH

Bob Odenkirk Does Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me – Not My Job (10/11/2013)

Bob Odenkirk

Check out Bob Odenkirk on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me as he does Not My Job.

Before portraying Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, Bob Odenkirk got into show business writing for Saturday Night Live and collaborating with David Cross on Mr. Show.

Odenkirk also recently worked with David Cross on a book: Hollywood Said No!

Source: NPR


TV show – Tron: Uprising – the best show no one’s watching

Have you seen Tron: Uprising?  Probably not, it really is the best show that no one is watching.  The series follows Beck, voiced by Elijah Wood, a program who lives on the grid and joins the fight against Clu‘s occupation.  This series takes place inbetween the first movie Tron and the sequel Tron: Legacy.

There’s a lot of character development going on here, we even get the respective actors reprising their roles, Olivia Wilde and Bruce Boxleitner.  Spoiler… they’re from other versions of Tron, haahha.

Other than the compelling stories, I love the soundtrack, they really emulate the Daft Punk soundtrack from the Legacy movie, and the action is pretty top notch.

But apparently this series is getting some acclaim and not just from me, hopefully this will give us a second season.

– Annie Awards –
Character Design
Production Design

– Primetime Emmys –Art Direction

The entire season is also on Netflix.

Here’s the webseries strung together as the first episode of the series;

Who would want to watch this?  I’m sure Elijah… would…

Bil Keane – Creator of ‘Family Circus’ Passes Away Today

William Aloysius Keane, better known as Bil Keane, died Tuesday at age 89 at his longtime home in Paradise Valley, near Phoenix.  Keane was an American cartoonist notable for his work on the long-running newspaper comic The Family Circus, which began its run in 1960 and continues in syndication.  Jeff Keane, Keane’s son, said that his father died of congestive heart failure with one of his other sons by his side after his conditioned worsened during the last month.

Keane said it best, when he wrote about himself on the Family Circus website:

I was born in Philadelphia. Well, I wasn’t exactly born, I was discovered there by Benjamin Franklin (Oct. 5, 1922). I grew up in that city with a penn by my side–William Penn! When asked who cracked the Liberty Bell I replied, “Not me!”–my first association with that invisible gremlin who showed up in “The Family Circus” many years later.

Taught myself to draw, so I can’t blame anyone but me. Started cartooning in high school which I attended when I grew too tall for low school. Spent 3 years in the U.S. Army during World War II, but we won anyway. While stationed in Australia I met a cute koala bear named Thel Carne who was trying futilely to throw away a boomerang. I, too, returned–5 years later and we were married in Brisbane. In Roslyn, Pa. we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons; I provided the perspiration.

I worked at the Phila. Bulletin for 15 years where I was a staff artist. I drew staffs. I launched “Channel Chuckles” in 1954, a syndicated cartoon about TV. The TV repairman was at our house so much I thought he was part of the family. In fact, later I named one of my cartoon characters after him: Barfy. I drew free-lance cartoons for the major magazines and a Sunday comic for the Bulletin called “Silly Philly.”
In 1959 I decided to work from my home and we moved the whole family lock, stock and barrel to Arizona. We managed the lock and stock okay, but had trouble with the barrel. We still live in the same house near Phoenix and love the state. Even its canyons are grand.

“The Family Circus” bowed in 1960 and I’ve been going around in circles ever since. It now appears in over 1500 newspapers whose editors have excellent taste in comics. Readership polls place “The Family Circus” at the top regularly. And it’s a very nice view from atop a poll.

“Family Circus” has appeared on TV in holiday specials and has been published regularly by Fawcett Gold Medal Books in paperback collections. There are over 14 million “Family Circus” books in print. If you can’t find a copy in your book store, come over to my house–I have 13 1/2 million of them.

In 1983 I was named cartoonist of the year by the National Cartoonist Society and at the awards dinner I was given a sitting ovation. We now have nine grandchildren who I like to follow around for grand ideas.

Thel is my editor and consultant. Youngest son Jeff inks and colors the cartoons. The Syndicate does the selling.  Come to think of it, what do I do? I keep in shape (I’m not sure what the shape is) by playing tennis and jogging.

If asked when I will retire I say “probably about 11 o’clock tonight. But, hopefully, I’ll be back at the ol’ drawing board in the morning and happy to be there!”


Keane was able to draw upon his experiences with his family and bring it to us in comic form.  He gave some heart and consistency to the public with his traditional family values.  He will be missed.


Gears of War 3 Coming out on 9-20-2011

Do you remember the sound of a chainsaw cutting through Locust flesh? Finding cover and blind firing at Locust Drones coming at you? Yelling at your friends to run away from an exploding Flame Grenadier? On September 20th, when Gears of War 3 is released, you’ll remember those feelings.

Once again, in the story campaign, you will play as Marcus Fenix. However, for the first time in this series, the game will feature four-player co-op. Now you can take three other friends with you; in previous games, it was limited to two-player co-op. Also returning to the series will be the popular Horde mode, featuring new innovations like boss battles, upgradeable fortifications, more diverse waves and enemies, and a deeper player progression system.

Gears of War 3 : Campaign Trailer

Gears of War 3 already has over one million pre-orders and looks to be one of the most anticipated game of 2011.

For more information, go to the official Gears of War 3 website.

Long Beach Comic Con 2011 is Coming

MAD Event Management is proudly presenting their 2nd annual Long Beach Comic-Con (LBCC) on October 29 and 30th!

An annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall, it is a celebration of comic books and pop culture. Within you’ll find talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all types of pop culture. Likewise you can also find exhibitors promoting and selling various products, guest signings, and meet and greet sessions with celebrities. Some of this years guests include Felicia Day (actress from The Guild), Amanda Conner (artist and illustrator of Power Girl and Atlee), and Stan Sakai (creator of Usagi Yojimbo) just to name a few!

There are a couple exclusives such “Zombie Hero Exclusive Print” by Arthur Suydam (Hero Initiative). Other events include the LBCC Masquerade Ball, various tourneys for World of Warcraft TCG and Magic the Gathering and more!

For more information please visit

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Wrap Up

Comic-Con has come and gone and we are a bit sad by that, but good times were had by all and this year was simply outstanding! What were your favorite moments? What costume/cosplay outfit stood out to you the most? Can’t wait to see more ?

We’ll keep you posted with our aftermath coverage but for now save the date for next year! July 12th to the 15th 2012!

For more information go to the official San Diego Comic Con site!