Saturday, February 22, 2003

This is a direct quote from AOL's coverage of the Tyson fight and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it with you: "...Tyson went right after Etienne, who cooperated by standing in front of him and punching back.

It proved a mistake when Tyson threw a right hand that landed flush on Etienne's jaw and sent him sprawling to the canvas."

I just finished watching a movie called "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies." Yup.

"If everybody could just learn to relax, go to it; I think we'd all be better off. That song really has the best advice ever. I used to think that John Lennon with 'all you need is love' was it, but that's bull. John Lennon is full of crap. He really is a dreamer. I mean, I like John Lennon, he wrote some good songs, but they're not getting me through the week. Pretty songs can't do it all for you." - Corey, I couldn't stop laughing as he was saying this

Apparently one of my favorite bands, Ash have a new quasi-documentary type thing debuting on UK TV. So we'll probably never see it, but it sounds crazy, so I'd like to very much.

I'm not even going to lie and say I don't want this.

Friday, February 21, 2003

AOL has been reporting on that fire at a Great White show in Rhode Island where the number of people killed keeps rising, and they just keep reprinting the same story with a new headline about how high the death count is now, and then they change all the numbers within the story itself to the new higher number. It just seemed weird to me. Even weirder though, was how they now have bootleg video footage from someone who was filming the show from the crowd with a camcorder. It's pretty surreal to watch when you sit there and realize what's about to happen, and then it starts happening. It seems a little callous of AOL I think, but I dunno.

Cartoon Network and Lucasfilm announce 20 Star Wars animated short films. Sounds pretty wicked to me.

Quiz Result Scott
You're Scott Summers. You're a leader, a people
person, and all-around good-guy. Though you
seem to come off as a control freak sometimes,
and that's because you are. You're afraid of
losing control, so you take careful measures to
be sure you're in control. But you have good
intentions, and your loved ones always come
before yourself.

Which X-Men Evolution Guy Are You??
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Auto Modellista looks so, so sweet.

Sam (who once proclaimed himself to be the King of All Media) was kind enough to send me the link to the new trailer for the second X-Men flick, or X2 as it's being called. Ii've seen the trailer 3 times on the big screen with my three viewing of Daredevil, but for those of you who haven't seen it, here it is. I'll be honest and tell you that while I do think it looks pretty cool and I'm excited to see the flick, I don't think it's as balls out wicked as almost everyone else seems to think it is. I mean don't get me wrong it looks pretty cool, but it didn't make me want to say things like, "I'd see Daredevil again just to get to see that X2 trailer again."

How'd you like to have a look at my DVD collection? Well, now you can. It's as up to date as I can make it.

Sweet Jesus it was gloomy today. The sky was so freaking gray as I was walking to class today that it made me want to go to an art store and find a gray marker that was the same depressing shade as the sky so that I could color a picture of me looking at how gloomy the sky was. Anyway, after class I went to Target for a few minutes and promptly proceeded to lose my everloving mind from lack of sleep. It was ridiculous. I decided to leave then and I managed to make it home without any further incident. Fun, yeah?

I'm so like Bart!

I'm Bart, who are you? by Lexi

I think I mentioned this a loooong time ago back when it was just a rumor, but it's come to pass, and Todd McFarlane is making a line of Wizrd of Oz figures called "The Twisted Land of Oz". There's a disclaimer on this page (where you can check them out) that says the line is not intended for anyone under the age of 17. They aren't kidding either. "Twisted" is indeed the best word to describe it.

I've made an update of noteworthy proportions to the Friends of Hip Today section of the site. You should check it out, however, I'd like to add more to it, so if you want to make something that's somehow related to Hip Today, be it a picture of you with Hip Today written on you or on something on your person, or a drawing of me, or a drawing of a monkey fighting a robot, or an actual picture of a monkey fighting a robot, whatever tickles your fancy, please make it happen and send it to me. Internet fame awaits you!

What Flavour Are You? I taste like Peanut Butter.I taste like Peanut Butter.

I am one of the most blendable flavours; I go with sweet, I go with sour, I go with bland, I go with anything. I am practical and good company, but have something of a tendency to hang around when I'm not wanted, unaware that my presence is not welcome. What Flavour Are You?

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

I'm surprised it's taken this long for something like this to come out.

They're making Looney Tunes figures apparently, and this is fine with me.

Also it's come to my attention that McDonald's will be teaming with Sega to bring Sonic and Super Monkey Ball stuff to a Happy Meal near you.

I had a pretty weird day today (Tuesday). It was odd in a weird kind of way. Music I normally enjoy sounded like it was off a bit and displeasing to the ear, I had trouble talking like a normal human being who has any kind of social skills, and any number of other things. I found myself thinking about things and people I hadn't thought about for some time and feeling rather melancholy about it all. I was at work almost a full hour past when I was supposed to be there, and yet for some reason, it didn't feel like I was there for very long at all. I kinda felt like a balloon all night, just drifting around doing things randomly. I don't guess it was bad, but it was weird.

I sent this picture to Gabe (the guy who draws Penny Arcade) after I read that he was a big Daredevil fan, and like 30 minutes later he sent me back an e-mail saying "That looks awesome man, great work". Needless to say, I nearly started crying with excitement. Just thought I'd share that little bright spot in my life with all of you.

The first images from the Van Helsing flick starring Hugh Jackman as Dracula's nemesis have surfaced. I dunno, I think they look pretty neat.. what about you?

It's a sad day for video games and video game lovers everywhere.

Apparently the site had more hits on Sunday than it has ever received in any previous single day. All I can say is "Wow." and "Thank you." to all of you who made it happen. If there's ever anything I can do for you or that you'd like to see me put on here just for you, let me know and I'll do my best. I mean don't get me wrong, I hate you and you'll all have to die when ascend to my rightful place as Emperor Fabulous.. but I love you as well, so I guess it balances out. Also I've seen Daredevil three times now.

Sunday, February 16, 2003

The International Toy Fair happened last week or is going on right now or whatever the case is here are some highlights:

I don't know that I'd call these figures because they're really more like little statues, but they still look pretty cool in my estimation and they might in yours as well. I mean, c'mon, Alex Ross was involved.

Unlike the G.I. Joe stuff that Chris McCarver buys, this stuff looks pretty cool.

Davey and Goliath return.

The new Batman line.

These look well made as well... as far as Monty Python figures go I mean.

Simpsons stuff for 2003.

The new Masters of the Universe line continues to modernize my childhood in a fashion that I pleases me.

Toynami's I-Men can be viewed here, or you can check out their Herculoids line here, not to mention Birdman and The Blue Falcon.

In my opinion I've saved the best for last. I think that if these actually look like these prototypes do when they come out they may very well be the best figures ever made of these characters.. and by these characters I mean the JLA.

If I might be allowed to do so (and it's my website, so I am), I'd like to offer all of you an extended quote from the great Scott Kurtz:
"Dear Mister Affleck,

I owe you an apology.

I was one of many internet “dipshits” who started crying foul when you were cast as Daredevil. I was positive (having never seen the movie) that you would "suck as Daredevil." I felt that your friend Matt Damon had been unfairly overlooked for the role (especially after seeing THE BOURNE IDENTITY).

Now that I have seen the movie, I realize that an apology is in order. I am a proud man, but I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong. goes.

I'm sorry that I thought you would suck as Daredevil.
I'm sorry for, upon seeing the Daredevil stand-up in my theatre screaming "Damn you, Affleck!" while waving my fists in the air.
I am sorry for purposely groaning out load during the Daredevil trailer. I'm sorry for not listening to my dad when he told me that Daredevil would be cool. I beleive his exact words were "Daredevil will be a good movie if you can just watch it without being such an asshole."

Thanks for making the secret identity as interesting if not more interesting than the alter-ego. Again, I'm terribly sorry.

Scott R. Kurtz


I'm very specific about what I want from a comic book movie, ESPECIALLY a superhero movie. Daredevil delivered on all counts. Because of this, any shortcomings that the film might have were easy to discard. DD shined through on several counts.

1) Every new superhero movie ultimately means that I have to endure an origin sequence for every major character when all I want is for them to get into costume and start kicking ass. Daredevil broke that standard. This is not a movie that's sole purpose is "establishing a franchise."

2) Not only does Daredevil stay true to the comic book, it manages to come up with some really great ideas about DD and his powers that no one had come up with yet. On a couple of occasions I thought to myself "Have they done that in the comic? That's really a great idea." I think this is what made the movie brilliant.

3) The action was cool. Superhero cool. Running around and making jumps no human could make, swinging around like no human could. Fun, comic book panels, up on the screen. Wicked cool, guys. Seriously.

You should go see it. Good stuff!"