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Pigs WILL fly! Marvel Studios officially announces Guardians of the Galaxy movie

According to an article over at ign.com (view it here), Marvel Studios has officially announced Guardians of the Galaxy as their tentpole release for summer 2014. Suffice to say I’m flabbergasted.  I couldn’t have been more shocked if they had … Continue reading

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“He’s so ronery (and dead)”…Kim Jong Il dies at 69

South Korean leader Kim Jong Il died today at age 69. I don’t have much more than that, but I’ll always remember him fondly screaming “F___ you, Hans Brix!” and asking “why is everyone so f___ing stupid?” in Team America: World Police. BIH, Kim Jong Il. Continue reading

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RIP Steve Jobs

News coming in has ex-Apple CEO dead at 56.  Jobs had been dealing with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, and a liver transplant, and had recently stepped down as Apple’s CEO.  We will miss this technological genius, as his … Continue reading

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A Real American Hero Passes On: Major Dick Winters dead at 92

Major Richard D. Winters, the central character and the inspiration for the book and HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers” died recently at age 92 after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease.

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“Cedar Rapids” has a trailer…

…and due to the Iowa movie tax scandal from last year, there is only one actual scene of the real Cedar Rapids in the whole movie.  Can you see if you can spot it?  Here’ s a hint: it’s NOT … Continue reading

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Naked “Bike-Man” arrested in Cedar Rapids!

It appears a naked man, riding a bicycle, was arrested last night in Cedar Rapids (you can read the official story HERE). The area he was found in just happens to be roughly the same place Jay and I had our infamous encounter with a “Bike Man” some 15 years ago. Now, given this kid’s age, it obviously wasn’t the same guy, but I found it funny nonetheless. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Silence

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Disney to Acquire Marvel Comics for $4 Billion

I know comics-related news usually fall under “Etta’s” domain, but this was just too huge for me to ignore. According to this post over at Newsarama.com, Disney enterainment will acquire Marvel Comics Entertainment and all of its over 2,000 comic book characters (including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, etc.) in a large stock and cash transaction.

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RIP John Hughes

The Associated Press is reporting film legend John Hughes passed away this morning from a heart attack.  He was 59.  Those of us who grew up with his movies will remember him for his large contribution to the 1980s film … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly: Wow

I’m not here to preach my political viewpoints to any of you, that’s just not what this site is about. But if you are someone who actually listens to some of the things people say on Television, and always take … Continue reading

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