Monday, January 31, 2011

Cap featured in EMPIRE MAGAZINE






Werd to the mother, true believers.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Is that FREEDOM ROCK? Well turn it up, man!

Please bear with the first 15 seconds of signal tone until the commercial kicks in.



Classic, classic, classic. I totally remember this commercial, and others commercials like "Bikini Bare." They would run during daytime TV drek like "Divorce Court" and Atlanta Braves baseball on TBS. Ah, the dog days of summer back in the good ol' Haystack, watching bad cable TV at Kevin Street's house. Hot dogs, potato chips and soda for lunch ... maybe 7-11 nachos with chili on a special occasion.

Good times ... good times ...

Marvel Comics reveals its Top 10 heroes of 2010 - guess who is #1?


That's right, it's your boy Steve Rogers, aka, Captain America at the top of the list at No. 1.

Well deserved, Cap!

2010 Opponents: The Red Skull, Norman Osborn, Machinesmith

Year in Review: Most would contend the truly dark days for the Marvel Universe began with the “death” of Steve Rogers, thus it’s only fitting that it took the return of the original Captain America to bring them to an end. Battling back after being stranded in the timestream, Rogers defeated his archenemy the Red Skull yet again, then barely rested and rediscovered the world he left behind before heeding the call, picking up his shield, and heading off to Asgard to bring down Norman Osborn. Under the erstwhile Super-Soldier, the Avengers managed to take out their dark counterparts and re-establish themselves as the world’s premiere fighting force for good. The world without Steve Rogers versus the world with him seems like night and day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Still Divine ... San Francisco





I attended a trade show at the Moscone Center in SF earlier this week and was really amazed by what I found in and around the convention center on the back sides of huge buildings like the Sony Metreon.

For example, behind the Moscone Center there is this sprawling children's center complete with a carousel, a kid's digital museum, playground, ice skating rink and cafe. Wandering around, I found a lush park with rolling green hills and a water fountain that turns into a water fall down below. This was accentuated with an outdoor exhibit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With more exploring and I found a statue of a man with 3 hands on each arm and some very large modern art.

This flowed into beautiful, gothic St. Patrick's Church - a monolithic structure made of brick that called to me like a beacon in the middle of this modern, chic metropolis. This was very convenient, as I hadn't been to confession in a few months, and had neglected to do so during the Christmas season. To boot, it was lunch hour and I could feel good about making the time to confess without feeling like I was playing hookie. Sure enough, they were offering confession until 12:10 pm and I slid in just in time. The inside of the church was beautiful, tall, antiquated and so detailed in the way that only a Catholic Church can be - words fail to describe its beauty.

Upon leaving St. Patrick's I felt really relaxed going out into blue, sunny skies that only the Bay Area can offer in mid-January. Two things really struck me:

1. Where else can you find gigantic modern architecture, a Mexican folklore museum and a trendy Indian cafe on the backside of an ancient brick church?

2. I live one block away from my home Parish and I haven't been able to find the time to confess on Saturday afternoons filled with birthday parties, recitals, sports and endless errands. Yet here I was an hour from home in the middle of the Paris of the Western Hemesphere, known for its extreme liberalism, and confession came to me.

Who says divinity doesn't exist in our world?


Saturday, January 15, 2011

First images of Captain America in full uniform



Pretty awesome. Here's the first shot of Chris Evans with the helmet/mask on where we can truly see the full scope of the uni. Looks good to me, although I could do without the painted on wings on the sides of the helmet/mask.

Thanks Entertainment Weekly.

Also, the first TV "Teaser" for the movie will air during the Superbowl. Supposedly the first full trailer won't hit until Marvel's Thor movie releases on May 10th - mark the date, true believers!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Red Skull concept art


Tight. 'Nuff said.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Jim Harbaugh: please come to Ann Arbor ... or Oakland


Congrats to Jim Harbaugh and the Stanford Cardinal. Wow. OK, now that that's over with, I'll beg for him to return to his alma mater, The University of Michigan. If not there, then the place where his coaching career began: with Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders. I'd rather he stay at Stanford than go to the forsaken 49ers or Broncos ... that would just kill me.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Raiders finish 8-8, Cable deserves 1 more chance


Tom Cable should get one more shot, provided they bring everybody else back, primarily DT Richard Seymour and Offensive Coordinator Hugh Jackson. He's done enough to get a 1-year contract extension, and the players have his back. Please do the right thing, Mr. Davis. If he didn't get fired after workplace and domestic violence allegations, then he shouldn't be fired now after going 6-0 in the AFC West.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year! Make 2011 an adventure

Better yet, make it a space adventure! Explore the farthest reaches of space & time ... all the answers are out there, true believer. Believe that. Trust that.