Friday, June 23, 2017

Comic ads

As I continue to read through these comics from the late 90's early 2000's the thing I love looking at as much as the art (and sometimes more than the art) is the ads. Look at this one! HA! if they only knew right?

I'd never seen this ad before. It looks like the network had no idea what this was about and kinda makes sense how Fox totally misunderstood what the series was about!

Anyway, just something fun I thought I would share. Have a good weekend folks!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why boardgames are better than baseball cards.

Just as a note, there's no way I would have agreed with this suggestion 10 years ago but now I see the light!

It's no secret I'm a big board gamer these days. It's my #1 hobby at the moment. But I've noticed something with the business lately that makes me see why this hobby is on the rise while the baseball hobby is on the decline.

Back in the day baseball card shops were EVERYWHERE! We had 7 in our small town alone! It seemed like every was collecting them back then. Now we only have 1 and I don't even know if they're open anymore.

Card shops has shriveled up and become just half an idle at Walmart and Target now. I tried getting back into the hobby a few years ago by buying a complete set of Topps cards at Target. My second year in doing so I noticed my factory set was missing a card. So I wrote to Topps to ask for a replacement. They declined to give me one stating they're not responsible for "old sets"

Problem was it wasn't even a year old. I'd bought it that December as an Xmas present to myself and didn't open it until the first of the next year. Because of that (they said) they would not send me any replacements missing from the set. Though the new set wouldn't be out in another 2 months. Ridiculous and exactly the reason the hobby is hurting today. They don't care about the fans.

Flip it around to board game publishers. Who not only will replace your missing or broken piece for free but will also ship it to you at no charge as well! It's that kind of incredible service which will continue to fan the flames for this hobby in the years to come.

Topps could learn a thing or two from it as well if they ever want their business to grow.

As for me, I'm done collecting baseball cards. They don't care about me, why should I give them my money?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bill of goods

So I'm reading through the comic book collection I bought last year for $50. It's all Marvel stuff but I thought it was a good deal and got them anyway to read. However, while reading through them I've noticed an alarming truth, the bags we were sold at stores back in the day to keep our comics "safe" from the environment?

They're garbage.

About half the comics I open up, rip on the side. Some already were ripped from top to bottom, making the bags seem completely worthless overall. My brother stopped bagging his comics a long time ago. Because he knew he had no interest in ever selling them so what's the point? Looks like he saved himself a lot of time not wasted on sleeving each one. Because from what I'm seeing, these things are junk!

Monday, June 19, 2017

All Hail Exiled Julian!

So I just watched the newest Season of "All Hail King Julian" and I have to say it's still one of the funniest cartoons I've ever seen. This season, instead of doing a string of one shot episodes that tie together they did one epic "continued" story arc that lasted the entire season and I loved it. This has got to be one of the most underrated shows on Netflix right now.

The only dissapointment about the season was that every cast member from past episodes got their dues except for my favorite the Snake Doctor, who was thrown in for one line in the last episode but not his classic "IN A CAVE" line, that cracks me up every time I hear it.

Now looking back over that last sentence I guess that won't make much sense unless you've seen the show.....but believe's funny!

Friday, June 16, 2017

My Favorite YouTubers

I watch more YouTube than TV. Here are my favorite YouTubers on the internet today!

 Red Letter Media

Though crude at times, this channel about movie reviews (both new and obscure) has been a great source of entertainment to me over the past few years. Mike and Jay's ability to mock films as well as themselves has been very enjoyable to watch.

 Rhado Runs Through

Right now, one of my favorite board game channels. Rhado runs through a "mock" game to show you how the game is played. Watching his channel is almost as good as playing the board game myself because I really get to see what the game play is all about. The countless hours I've spent watching Rhado plays board games reminds me never to make fun of folks who do the exact same thing watching others play video games on their channels. (which I hate)
The Dice Tower

Tom Vassal is King of the Internet when it comes to board games. His Boardgame Breakfast show is the best thing about Monday's for me. His Top 10 lists are also enjoyable as well and he's a pretty nice guy when I met him at Gencon. Another fun channel to watch.

Those are a few of mine....what's yours?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Taste Test

As you might know, I love trying new things no matter how weird. I proved that again a few weeks ago with these two items here.

 Mountain Dew-S-A is a product I've seen around since early May. I didn't know what it was all about so I picked up a bottle to try it out. I'm not a big Dew fan but I don't mind drinking it either. Dew-S-A sadly it only three other existing Dew products mixed together like a teenager at a soda machine in Taco Bell would prepare. Code Red, White Out and Voltage are the 3 soft drinks they mix making it into some nondescript soda that well be forgotten once you finish it.  
The BBQ Payday was even more bizarre. I had to read it twice to make sure I understood what it was exactly. This Payday uses bbq nuts on it......bbq and caramel....hmmmm...I'll try it!

Bad idea. Anything that taste oddly like sushi but has nothing of the ingredients should tell you something went wrong. Really Payday, what were you thinking?!