Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Batman "4D"; roller coaster to debut in Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015.
After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey.
Along the way on this fourth dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience. BATMAN: The Ride allows adrenaline seekers to soar outside the confines of the track and fly like Batman.

More info here!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fantasy Football 2014

Last night we held the draft for the second year of the "9 Dicks 1 Chick" fantasy football league. I won the title last season with some good luck (after some bad luck). Honestly I think everyone had a great draft, and the teams seem fairly even on paper. Check out the results below, and see if I can retain my title; I'm the 10th pick, starting with Aaron Rodgers:

(Last pick is Shayne Graham, like it matters)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Zach Galifianakis set to star on upcoming FX series

From Vulture:
FX announced today that they’ve given a series order to a show co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live). Entitled Baskets, Galifianakis will play Chip Baskets, a man who dreams of becoming a professional clown, but after a failed attempt at attending a fancy Parisian clowning college, he takes the only clowning job he can find, working at a local rodeo. The ten-episode first season will air in 2016, which gives them plenty of time to figure out how to apply clown makeup to a beard.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Breaking Bad cleans house at Emmy Awards

Unless you don't consider 5 wins as cleaning house!

Bryan Cranston - Outstanding Lead Actor
Aaron Paul - Outstanding Supporting Actor
Anna Gunn - Outstanding Supporting Actress
"Ozymandias" - Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad - Outstanding Drama

Thanks for the amazing show Vince Gilligan!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FXX is airing every Simpsons episode ever starting today

Therefore, you might need some help with what to watch. Luckily, Vulture has posted a guide! Unfortunately I already sat through most of Season 1, and was only able to watch some of Season 2 before life got in the way. Rest assured, I'll be watching more in no time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

'The Strain' picked up for another season

I've thoroughly enjoyed the first season of The Strain on FX so far, so I am glad to see it get picked up for another season. From USA Today:
"FX likes the the infectious appeal of The Strain. 
In an expected move, the cable network Tuesday ordered a 13-episode second season of the vampire drama (Sunday, 10 p.m. ET/PT). The series, which is midway through its first season, has drawn a healthy audience of young adults, ranking as 2014's top new cable series in that category. Season 2 will premiere next summer."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wanna own the highest graded copy of Action Comics #1?

You'll just need a few million dollars! At least. At 9.0, it's the highest grade of Action Comics #1 ever to be sold thus far, and the book actually has white pages. The seller is one lucky (Super)man!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rest in peace Robin Williams

As I'm sure most of you have heard, Robin Williams passed away today at the age of 63, from apparent suicide by asphyxiation. He had been suffering from depression recently, and also had a history of substance abuse problems. While the real reason of his death may never be revealed, we can all hope his family can be strong and agree that a true comedic legend was lost today. His life will forever live on through his movies; what is your most memorable Robin Williams film? From Good Will Hunting to Mrs. Doubtfire to even Alladin... rest in peace.