Random Thoughts For Garfield As Spiderman Tuesday August 2, 2011

Alright, so it’s quite publicly known that I’m a bit of a Spiderman freak. (see my epic Bachelor Party photos for evidence). So it goes without saying that I am pretty skeptical about the Spiderman reboot . In particular, the casting of Andrew Garfield (the dreamy looking kid from the Social Network… no not Zukerberg or the dude from Napster… The other guy) as Peter Parker.

Sure the third Spiderman movie was an atrocious flick and was clearly influenced by the studios, but Spider-man 2 is easily one of my favorite superhero movies of all time.

Anyways, this clip of Gardfield at Comic-con is starting to warm my cold, dark heart to this somewhat adorable little English nerd… even if Sam Raimi isn’t involved.

FirstKanye West and Jay-Z over top an Otis Reeding track… please, please make sweet, sweet love to my ear drums.

Second – Well if you haven’t seen the article on the Apple store knockoffs then you are probably living under the internet equivalent of a rock. But just in case, here’s a neat article on the plague of Apple store knock-offs popping up all over China.

Hmmm… I do have to wonder though, is the Genius bar appointment system just as ridiculous in China as it is in Suburban DC?

Third – Mashup album of the week Fugazi vs. The Wu-Tang ClanWe taking this mashup to the 13 chambers kids.

Don’t thank me kids, thank the earth’s gravitational pull and of course Mr. Rennie for the link.

Fourth – Now I know that it can be somewhat depressing when a beloved story comes to an end (see my FNL lights thoughts below), but do you really need to purchase a reborn Harry Potter baby to keep the dream alive? No seriously, can’t you just re-read the books? Do you really need a life-like rendition of the characters as a vinyl baby.

I’m just throwing it out there, but purchasing one of these ‘reborns’ is a one-way ticket to becoming a cat lady.

That being said the Dobby creepy baby is pretty twisted… in a good/bad way.

Fifth – Well it’s a good thing the NFL finally came to an agreement and gave all their players universal health care … well… unless of course, you’re one of the employees or angel investors in Sports-themed Foursquare/Gowalla start up Fanvibe, which had to shut it’s doors with the uncertainty of two major leagues being out of business for over a year.

Sorry guys. It always sucks to hear about a great idea being derailed by the foolishness of others.

Sixth – Courtesy of LaughingSquid we have a series of WWII-era Social Media inspired propaganda posters.

SeventhFurious Tactics , a new game from local developers Broken Kings came out this past week. While there are a few great games and apps coming out of Calgary at the moment, I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, as it’s this awesome blend of Shining Force and Starcraft, but with steam-punk inspired Mice vs. Cats vs. Dogs vibe.

It’s an absolute gorgeous game to play and a fun little time killer.

So if you have a moment do check it out. It’s a lot of fun and will only get better as through updates and more aspects of the game are added

Eight – Last week, my wife and I finally watched the series finale of Friday Night Lights.

You probably won’t ever understand the importance of this show on our relationship. Because in a weird way, FNL has been with us every step of the way.
So to say that it wasn’t hard to watch the final episode and to pretend that I didn’t weep like a little boy would be a complete lie. One day, I’ll probably write a full post on why this show was so amazing, but in the mean time watch the compilation of Tammy’s entire five seasons of Y’alls below and read the incredible oral history of the show from Grantland – called Clear Eyes, Full Hearts. (thanks Lyndise and Poploser for the various links)

And with that I’ll leave you, with one piece of advice… WWCTD

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