Happy Birthday, William Shatner and Captain Kirk! @WilliamShatner @StarTrek #aging #happybirthday #birthday #StarTrek

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Yeah, you read that right. Captain Kirk and William Shatner were both born on March 22. Shatner was born in 1931, and Kirk will be born in 2233. This may be out of place considering that I’m writing this post on May 7, 2022, and who knows what will happen to my captain (or me) between now and then, but I wish them both well . . .

. . . because I’m delusional.

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Ending Another Streak @IronMaiden @themandalorian #TV #music #StarWars #IronMaiden #UpTheIrons

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Sundays are lazy days for me. Sometimes I post other people’s work. Sometimes, something silly. Usually both. Well, there’s nothing sillier than this. I post today only because this will become my 200th consecutive daily post. I’ve pulled this shit before, posting just to say that I’m continuing what would become a 374 day streak, but I post this to say my streak is ending. Very meta.

Okay, fine. Because you’re here, I should probably give you a stupid meme. Here’s one.

Nice mashup of two things I love. It’s not as if I had something important to say for most of the 199 before it (short of some of these).

Now it’s time for another break.

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“That Doesn’t Seem Fair” #MCU #TV #movie #science #Falcon #WinterSoldier #ScarletWitch

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This meme popped up in my Facebook feed last Wednesday.

I’ve already (re)shared it to all of my social media accounts, but I find it funny that just one year later, Wanda’s line in Doctor Strange 2: The Multiverse of Madness.

Like all things, it’s probably the fault of the Darkhold, but it’s still hypocritical of her.

The MCU is so meticulously planned out that I wouldn’t be surprised if this was intentional.

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Beating a Dead Horse #TTRPG #RPG #DnD #OGL #MCU

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I see this meme from time to time.

It seems familiar. Wait a second! This reminds me of something!

Fixed it for ya!

Yeah, I know.

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Some Christmas Memes #MerryChristmas #Christmas #holiday #LotR #Futurama #StarTrek #Starwars #MonsterVerse #DCU

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Bill Burr had a great bit, which I’ll paraphrase here.

Friend: You’re Catholic, right? Bill: No. Friend: But didn’t you got to Catholic school when you were younger? Bill: Yes. Friend: Then why aren’t you Catholic? Bill: Because I went to Catholic school when I was younger.

That said, I was raised Catholic. 😁 But I, as I bet Bill does, celebrate Christmas to the extent that I celebrate anything. Those are the fun rituals I know, and those are the memes I post.

This again?



Less sexy.

No, it’s not, but we can all agree that it wouldn’t be Christmas without a little Star Trek.

How about some other universes? Dungeons & Dragons?

The MonsterVerse?

The DCU?

Okay, Star Wars nerds. Here’s one for you.

A dubious inclusion.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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All Movies Are Christmas Movies (Apparently) *sigh* @aprilajoyr #Christmas #movie

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I always like to say that art is in the eye of the beholder. . .

Shut up.

. . . but even that should have limits.

Is First Blood a Christmas movie? There’s a damn Christmas tree in it.

I think it’s getting out of hand. It seems like every movie could be considered a Christmas movie because 1) there’s bound to be a guy with a beard in it, and 2) there’s bound to be a tree somewhere in there.

Hell. The Lord of the Rings trilogy had trees with beards, so they qualify, huh?

I guess they’re also a kids’ movies.

And I guess The Guardian (1990) also qualifies because it’s about a tree and its fae inhabitant.

It’s a disappointing gift, like a pair of socks.

And what the hell, why isn’t this a Christmas movie?

I see some vegetation in that scene.

No, this is really about nerds not knowing when to quit when it comes to humor. The joke is played out and using it for all movies dilutes its humor as to Die Hard. As Kirk told Uhura, “Too much of anything, lieutenant, even love isn’t necessarily a good thing.”

Yeah, I know.

Leave the joke for Die Hard, or it won’t be a joke anymore.

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Here’s a Dumb Thing #movie

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Here’s a stupid little game that’s probably going to mine your data somehow.

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 166 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 253 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own account, paste this, then put an emoji next to the films you’ve seen, add them up, post your results. Have fun!!!!!!

I have a couple of additional rules.

  1. You have to have seen the entire movie from start to finish. I’ve seen much of Dodgeball, but not all of it, so it doesn’t count.
  2. You can have seen any movie with the name below. I saw the original Flubber but not the remake. While I’m sure the remake is the intended entry, there’s no date attached to the film, so fuck ’em. It counts.
  3. All that said, you don’t get to count a movie twice. I’ve seen both War of the Worlds movies, but that counts for just one.
  4. I shouldn’t have to say this, but porn variations don’t count. I’ve seen Deep Impact, but I haven’t seen what I assume to be, well, Deep Impact. If you’ve seen the latter but not the former, you shouldn’t say you’ve seen it.

Okay? Great. Here we go.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Grease 🎟
Pirates of the Caribbean 🎟
Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
Boondock Saints
Fight Club 🎟
Starsky and Hutch 🎟
Neverending Story 🎟
Blazing Saddles 🎟
Airplane 🎟
Total so far: 8

The Princess Bride 🎟
Anchorman 🎟
Napoleon Dynamite 🎟
Labyrinth 🎟 (last month!)
Saw X
Saw II 🎟
White Noise
White Oleander
Anger Management 🎟
50 First Dates 🎟
Total so far: 15

The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Scream 🎟
Scream 2
Scream 3
Scary Movie 🎟
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 4
Total so far: 17

American Pie 🎟
American Pie 2 🎟
American Wedding 🎟
American Pie Band Camp
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2
Harry Potter 3
Harry Potter 4
Resident Evil 1
Resident Evil 2
Total so far: 20

The Wedding Singer 🎟
Little Black Book
The Village 🎟
Lilo & Stitch 🎟
Finding Nemo 🎟
Finding Neverland
Signs 🎟
The Grinch
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 🎟
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Total so far: 26

White Chicks
Butterfly Effect
13 Going on 30 🎟
I Robot 🎟
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Universal Soldier 🎟
Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Along Came Polly
Deep Impact 🎟
Total so far: 30

Kingpin 🎟
Never Been Kissed 🎟
Meet The Parents 🎟
Meet the Fockers 🎟
Eight Crazy Nights
Joe Dirt
King Kong 🎟
A Cinderella Story
The Terminal 🎟
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Total so far: 36

Passport to Paris
Dumb & Dumber 🎟
Dumber & Dumber 2 🎟
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
Halloween 🎟
The Ring 🎟
The Ring 2
Surviving Christmas
Total so far: 40

Flubber 🎟
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Practical Magic 🎟
Chicago 🎟
Ghost Ship
From Hell
Hellboy 🎟
Secret Window
I Am Sam 🎟
The Whole Nine Yards 🎟
The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 46

The Day After Tomorrow
Child’s Play
Seed of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Ten Things I Hate About You 🎟
Just Married 🎟
Nightmare on Elm Street 🎟
Sixteen Candles 🎟
Remember the Titans 🎟
Total so far: 51

Coach Carter
The Grudge
The Mask 🎟
Son of the Mask
Bad Boys 🎟
Bad Boys 2
Joy Ride
Lucky Number Seven
Ocean’s Eleven 🎟
Ocean’s Twelve 🎟
Total so far: 55

Bourne Identity 🎟
Bourne Supremacy 🎟
Lone Star
Bedazzled 🎟
Predator I 🎟
Predator II 🎟
The Fog 🎟
Ice Age 🎟
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 🎟
Curious George
Total so far: 63

Independence Day 🎟
A Bronx Tale
Darkness Falls
Children of the Corn
My Bosses Daughter
Maid in Manhattan
War of the Worlds 🎟
Total so far: 65

Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
Best Bet
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
She’s All That 🎟
Calendar Girls
Sideways 🎟
Mars Attacks 🎟
Event Horizon 🎟
Ever After
Total so far: 69

Wizard of Oz 🎟
Forrest Gump 🎟
Big Trouble in Little China 🎟
The Terminator 🎟
The Terminator 2 🎟
The Terminator 3 🎟
X-Men 🎟
X2: X-Men United 🎟
X-Men: The Last Stand 🎟
Spider-Man 🎟
Spider-Man 2 🎟
Total so far: 80

Sky High
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers 2
Catch Me If You Can 🎟
The Little Mermaid
Freaky Friday 🎟
Reign of Fire 🎟
The Skulls
Cruel Intentions 🎟
Cruel Intentions 2
Total so far: 84

The Hot Chick
Shrek 2
Miracle on 34th Street 🎟
Old School 🎟
The Notebook
K-Pax 🎟
Krippendorf’s Tribe
A Walk to Remember
Total so far: 87

Ice Castles
The 40-year-old Virgin 🎟
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 🎟
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 🎟
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 🎟
Raiders of the Lost Ark 🎟
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 🎟
Basketball Diaries
Total so far: 93

Waiting for Guffman
House of 1000 Corpses
Devils Rejects
Elf 🎟
Highlander 🎟
Mothman Prophecies 🎟
American History X 🎟
The Jacket
Total so far: 97

Kung Fu Hustle
Shaolin Soccer
Night Watch
Monsters Inc 🎟
Titanic 🎟
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 🎟
Shaun Of the Dead 🎟
High Tension
Club Dread
Total so far: 101

Hulk 🎟
Dawn Of the Dead
Hook 🎟
Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 🎟
28 days later
Water World
Kill Bill Vol 1 🎟
Kill Bill Vol 2🎟
Total so far: 106

Mortal Kombat 🎟
Wolf Creek
Kingdom of Heaven 🎟
The Hills Have Eyes
I Spit on Your Grave
The Last House on the Left
Army of Darkness
Total so far: 108

Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace 🎟
Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones 🎟
Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith 🎟
Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope 🎟
Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back 🎟
Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi 🎟
Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
Ewoks The Battle for Endor
Total so far: 114

The Matrix 🎟
The Matrix Reloaded 🎟
The Matrix Revolution 🎟
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Team America: World Police 🎟
Red Dragon 🎟
Silence of the Lambs 🎟
The Breakfast Club 🎟
Total so far: 121

Fast Times at Ridgemont High 🎟
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 🎟
Grownups 🎟
Grownups 2
Dazed and confused
Ridiculous 6
Pretty in pink 🎟
The tooth fairy
Polar express
X-Men Apocalypse 🎟
Fantastic Four 🎟
The Leprechaun
Mad Money


There you have it. Evidence I have a life.

I question the methodology of this study.

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MCU Theory: Ultron Won #MCU #Avengers @Avengers @MarvelStudios

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So, here’s stupid theory for you, but one that doesn’t turn out to be so stupid in the end (in a meta sense). Short version: Ultron defeated the Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This guy doesn’t look like a loser to me.

He did so by imprisoning them in a virtual reality. That’s what we’ve seen played out over the course of the films since and including the first Ant-Man film. There are many issues with this theory, not the least of which is a lack of any hint that it occurred, which is why it’s stupid.

However, this is something that the Marvel elites should keep in their back pocket. One of these days, the MCU will have to be rebooted. When that happens, this gives them a decent way to do so without strictly invalidating what happened in the prior movies. Obviously, none of what we saw really happened, but it was what the heroes really experienced, and there’s at least some logic behind it. What they saw was their opportunity to pass the torch to the next generation so that they could retire in peace. Sure, there were some tragedies, but only enough to maintain the verisimilitude of the illusion (c.f., the Architect’s explanation of the Matrix). Of course, this isn’t as elegant a solution as the multiverse, but it works if you want to use the same actors to do the torch passing. That lessens the blow of rebooting for the crowd attached to those actors.

Still, some of those who saw these movies as kids, teenagers, or young adults would complain, “You’re ruining the MCU!” Yeah, yeah; we’ve seen this before with Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc. fanbases. But much like me now, these people won’t matter at that point. It’s always the younger crowd that has the disposable income, and that’s for whom screenwriters, musicians, etc. create art. If you’re lucky, you’ll turn out like me (in this narrow regard) and just roll with the changes.

<Goldmember voice>”REO Speedwagon”</Goldmember voice>

Try to remember, kids, that the old stuff (Star Trek: The Original Series for me) still exists, and you can watch it anytime you want. The new stuff doesn’t have to be the same (though sometimes it is). If it’s different but still likeable, watch it even if it violates canon. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it, and stick with the old stuff. After all, you will also be old at that point. It’s really that simple. Whether or not this theory is used to reboot the MCU after I’m dead, one way or the other you’ll be in my current position. Choose to be okay with it. This sort of thing isn’t your lawn.

Getting old sucks, and it’ll happen to you too.

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A Nerdy Mashup #BackToTheFuture #DrWho

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This mashup is dedicated to this day in 1989, when Back to the Future 2 was released, as well tomorrow (11/23) in 1963, when Dr. Who was first aired.

Why did I give Back to the Future 2 top billing? Why do this today instead of tomorrow? Because I have a funny reason for hating Dr. Who.

Deal with it, Whovians.

Side note: Happy anniversary, WKRP!

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Spoiler Free Comments on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever #BlackPanther #Namor #MCU #spoiler #GoodWatch #DerrickBoseman @chadwickboseman @theblackpanther @MarvelStudios

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I saw Black Panther: Wakanda Forever this afternoon. It was fun, but it was more about setting up Namor and his culture than it was about Wakanda itself. The first sequel is usually about the enemy, so this isn’t surprising or a bad thing. However, because they certainly intend to use that culture again in the MCU, it was more of an origin story than you usually get. When you have 2 hours and 41 minutes of movie, there’s time for that.

I’m glad they made the cultural shift for Atlantis to being Mesoamerican. I’ve commented on this blog before about this, and I know I’ve said this to friends: Because Marvel Studios is charting a cosmic direction for the MCU, I’m hoping they pull in more gods to match up with the likes of Thor. I’m a mythology nut, so I’d like to see those characters in their own stories. If they have Thor fighting enemies, why can’t they have Bast, Tezcatlipoca, Osiris, Shang-Ti, et al. being part of the MCU’s cosmic stories?


The movie did a good job of respecting the loss of Chadwick Boseman. I hope his brother was satisfied. I know he wanted T’Challa recast.

Wakanda forever!

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