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Get Me Off This Crazy Thing

I really need to lighten up here. Too much angst and anger the past two weeks or so. Too bad my mind is devoid of anything else to blog about besides how angry and angst-ridden I am. Geez, I am a walking Nirvana song. Let's play Q&A. Ask me a question about any of the following topics: Gaming or comics or movies. Anything you want to know. If this doesn't work I'm going to restort to either reprinting old posts or posting results to stupid quizzes. Get me out of this mood before I implode.


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From the readers's questions file: Crank asks: Are there any comics/cartoons, of the few left that haven't been made into live action films, that you'd like to see done in live action? [My answer will appear later]... [Read More]


What's up with the bad guy in the new "Punisher" film.... Shouldn't they have used the same Kingpin person that they used in Daredevil? I think linking these comic-movies would be a smart move, but obviously someone doesn't think so.

Why didn't they ever make the sequel to Buckaroo Bonzai?

Buckaroo Banzai: Against the World Crime League

That was the last thing on the screen right before the credits.

What do YOU think the watermelon in Banzai was doing there?

Gaming? Ever play "Traveller"?

or for PC gaming, what's your favorite Baldur's Gate character? I vote Minsc, hands down.

By now we have all seen the Enzyte Smiling Bob commercials - my question is two fold: If Enzyte is the product for natural male enhancement - is there a product for natural female enhancement? And if there is such a product would sore back Suzy be the equivalent mascot to Smiling Bob?

Chris- try flowers and a nice dinner ;)

Of Warren Ellis' work are you more of an Authority fan or a Planetary fan?

OK - maybe my first question didn't fall within the parameters. How's this?

In The Return of the King - Gandalf flies on the King of the Eagles to rescue Frodo and Sam at Mt. Doom. Now the giant eagles seemed an equal match for the winged Nazgul - so why didn't Gandalf just fly Frodo to Mt. Doom on the back of the King of Eagles in the first place?

Well, comics wise, Dark Horse recently started to put out English translated version of Kentaro Miura's masterpiece Berserk. The first two volumes of 26 is out. Not for the faint of heart, but extremely well constructed story.

Compare and contrast Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, and George Clooney as Batman. Pencils up!

Oh, and pretend I didn't leave Adam West off the list.

"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"

SpongeBob SquarePants, of course.

Well, I get that he's a sponge, he's Bob, he's actually a hexahedron, but we'll say he's square, and he wears pants. So he lives under the sea, works at a seafood restaurant and hangs out with other sea critters.

But why does he live in a pineapple? What does a pineapple have to do with with the sea?

Pineapples are grown in Hawaii. Hawaii is in the middle of the ocean. But pineapples aren't grown IN the ocean.

can anyone explain?

Rob, it's all about "Nautical Nonsense", ya know. Just sit back and let it flow.

Michele - The cure for what ails you is to sit back, take a deep breath, count to 10 slowly (out loud if you must, silently is preferred), and try to figure out just what the guy who invented Cheeze Whiz was thinking.

Who would win in a Celebrity Deathmatch - Kurt Russell (specifically from Big Trouble in Little China) or Bruce Campbell (as Ash)?

In "The Flintstones - the Movie", did you see the growing conflict between Betty and Wilma as inevitable, a result of the endless dreariness of family responsibilities, financial stress as a result of single income working class status, and the natural heartache of the marriage relationships cooling from their initial intentities, or was Wilma just being kinda bitchy?

Can "Plan 9 from Outer Space" really be considered the worst movie of all time given that the cast does not include Alan Alda, Susan Sarandon, Barbra Streisand, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, nor Sigourney Weaver?

Would it be morally wrong to design an elaborate, cartoon-style death for Michael Eisner?

If not, how would you like to see him meet an untimely end?

Question: My wife viewed "Mona Lisa Smile" on viedo last night. While this does not relate to the vastness of Julia Robert's mouth; I have another question.

At one stage - I think when the Wellesley students were leaving for the Christmas break, I thought one of the students appeared slightly too dark to be accepted at that venerable institution in 1953. It was only a fleeting glance, so, was I mistaken? My wife (who was a teenager during the time the film was set) assures me that it is an historically very accurate picture of those times. So why was there a black (or at least, darker that waspish white) student at Wellesley?

Kobiyashi Maru.

So what's your review of 1602 and have you seen Thessay: Witch For Hire - the first two are pretty good!

Thessaly even... ugh, fingers aren't awake.

Gareth -

Lowering Eisner in to a vat of Dip ala Roger Rabbit would be fitting.

The Night of the Living Dead movies are all based on the idea that when Hell is full, the dead will walk the earth.

What would happen if Heaven were to fill up?

Chris' second question has been pondered at great length elsewhere. I believe the main answer is that the element of surprise would not have worked.

Here's one: are there any comics/cartoons, of the few left that haven't been made into live action films, that you'd like to see done in live action?

Best Sandman collection? And why? If you count each "issue" as a kind of short story, which is your favorite? Explain.

For extra credit: which story (or stories) continues to linger, for good or bad, either images or words, after all these years?

In the series, "That Yellow Bastard," why was that bastard yellow?

What does the evil mummy in "Bubba Ho-Tep" symbolize? Why are Elvis and JFK apparently the first ones to fight him?

What sci-fi/fantasy book would you like to see made into a movie? Assuming of course that it was done well.

At the place where they make refried beans, is there an assembly line such that one person fries the beans the first time, and then someone further down fries them a second, OR does the same person fry them both times? Also, how long is the waiting period between fryings?

I was a stage-2 bean fryer for a year while attending college.

3 minutes.

This one's been nagging me for 40 years.
If The Flash and Superman had a footrace, who would win?

if I were a fish, what fish would I be??

if I were a fish, what fish would I be??

A "Two" fish.

Now here's an inane question:

Have you ever noticed how in swimming pools the slope from the shallow end to the deep end is all gentle until you get to the middle of the pool, then the drop off gets steep fast? Why is that? Inquiring minds would like to know!