Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sega Stuff episode 5

Sega Stuff episode 5 is here! It's taken longer than it should have, because there were technical difficulties, and you'll still hear a rather annoying echo in this episode. That aside, please enjoy!

Sega Stuff Episode 5

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mike's Serious.

Zooey Deschanel Doesn't Deserve This....

So "Yes Man"... it's kinda like "Click" and an awful lot like "Liar, Liar"... I liked it better than "Click" but would need to watch "Liar, Liar" again to pass judgement. I liked "Liar, etc" better when I first saw it than I liked "Yes, Sir" when I just watched it a few days ago, but I was so much younger then.

All-in-all I liked it better than I thought I would. I recommend it to anyone who likes Jim Carrey movies. Or Zooey Deschanel... or Luis Guzman.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Death of a Comic Store

I once went to a combination computer repair and comic shop in Bloomington, IN. I was intrigued by the concept, so I asked the owner if the majority of his money came from the comics or the computer repair. He laughed a bit and told me that the way to make a small fortune in the comic business, is to start with a large fortune. Today that statement rings truer than ever, as today marks the final day for Comic Carnival on 38th Street.

The Comic Carnival West has been a part of my life since I was around 13. I used to spend my Sundays walking there with my cousin to spend my allowance on comics. As I grew I focused on a great number of other things, but when I found myself looking to read a comic series again, it was always the first place I would look. Recently, I have gotten back into comics in a big way, and I have been making trips their with friends at least once every month.

I have been to many comic stores in my life but this one was always my favorite. I loved the aesthetic of the place. I always got the feeling that it was a comic shop for the love of comics, and not just a place that sold comics because it seemed to go well with their true passion of tabletop gaming. They always had a fair amount of the less popular fare that I find most interesting. I believe it was our own Seth, who summed it up nicely by saying that he can find something he wants to buy every time he goes in there.

I am sad to see this store go. After 13 years, having to find a new comic shop will be a bit of a shock. There are still two Stores open on the north and east side of town. I am very fond of the North side store on Keystone, and I urge everyone to go there. I would hate to see this entire chain go down

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sega Stuff episode 4

Myself and Bryan Trusty have started collaborating on a Sega themed podcast. We just completed episode 4, but the first three episodes are available as well. Check back here for the new weekly episodes. Please to enjoy!

Sega Stuff: episode 4

Sega Stuff: episode 3

Sega Stuff: episode 2

Sega Stuff: episode 1