Friday, October 15, 2010


Friday Comic Book Blogging: NYCC 2010, Pt. 1

Green Is The New Black -- Which Is To Say, Green

New York's annual nerdgasm -- AKA, the fifth annual Comic Con 2010 ran last weekend.  And while it offered many insights into the current state of pop culture (recession? really?), one thing is guaranteed:  Next summer's Green Lantern movie (starring Ryan Reynolds) is going to be HUUUGE (first trailer will be seen during November's Harry Potter flick)!! Likely "Iron Man" huge. The clues have been all around us for some time: That green-white oval on Hal Jordan's chest (see below)?
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Thursday, October 14, 2010


Carl's Daily Distraction/Destruction

In just two weeks, GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has, 1) alleged his Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo had affairs while married to then-wife Kerry Kennedy; 2) gotten into a shouting match with a New York Post reporter -- and called a Daily News columnist a liar; 3) issued a supposedly clarifying video in which he declared that Cuomo's "prowess is legendary"; 4) Sunday, declared his opposition to children "being brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option..."; 5) apologized for previous statement; 6) lost the support of the religious Jewish group which he was originally trying to impress; 7) learned that campaign aide Roger Stone marched in this year's New York Gay Pride Parade -- with Spitzer "madam" candidate Kristen Davis (possibly NSFW pics included).

And on and on goes the fun saga of Mr. Paladino. On an almost daily basis, the candidate can't seem to get out of his own way.  It's one ill-timed, ill-said comment after another -- given in a year when, even in New York, Democrats are particularly vulnerable. Instead, Cuomo has barely had to say a word, as Paladino self-destructs.
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