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To all my fellow geek dads, Happy Father's Day!
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Thanks Shag. Happy Father's Day to you too man.
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Just picked up Janes Bond Sean Connery Volumes #1 & 2 at Target for $10 each. Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds are Forever. Always wanted some Bond in my collection. Looking forward to watching them with my 14 year old step-son. 
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Nice!  The only one missing from your run is On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which takes place between You Only Live Twivvce and Diamonds Are Forever.  But a heck of a good set of movies! I bought those sets and the Roger Moore ones to fill in my collection back when Skyfall came out.
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GOTHAM extended trailer is out! While I haven't been even remotely interested in this series up until now, it does look pretty good.
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Looks like Law & Order: Criminal Intent set in Gotham City. That I could work with.
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Holy crap!  Today's TeeFury is all about +Luke Jaconetti! He might need to buy both shirts today!!
http://www.teefury.com/
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I am totally buying the Monster Island one!  Thanks, Shag!
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Holy crap this is huge news for digital comics!
There's nothing quite like taking a massive, heavy library of beloved books and shrinking it into an e-reader. Amazon, having already accomplished that
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What!? Wow. This is huge. Definitely gives me a peace of mind that my collection I have been building on Comixology will be around for a while...hopefully.
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I'm totally good with this list!
All of the TREK movies, in order of worst to best, as chosen by the hardest core STAR TREK fans in the universe. You won't believe what came in at #7.
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To expand on my comment: 

Voyage Home is too high, at the very least Search for Spock should be above it. 
 
First Contact as second?  Hrrn, it's probably the best of the four TNG movies but I don't think it ranks above TMP, Search For Spock, Undiscovered Country...
 
I personally like Star Trek V but I recognize that it is not a good movie.  The behind the scenes stuff really hurt it.  I would recommend the novelization or the DC Comics adaption instead!
 
At least they got #13 right!  And the picture they used was perfect.  What a terrible, terrible movie.
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Awesome game night with the kids! Had a blast playing Zombie Dice with my 14 year old step-son and 8 year old daughter. Followed up with the boys first experience role-playing - West End Games Star Wars! So much fun! Both kids had a great time!
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I got Star Wars x wing miniatures game for fathers day. My 8 year old girl wanted to play against her dad. All of my years of experience and keen tactical mind did not stop her for killing me in the second round. She said with all sincerity "Sorry Daddy". 
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URGENT ACTION FIRESTORM FANS! Vote for Firestorm action figure! Voting ends today! Then SHARE this post! Spread the word!
 
URGENT ACTION FIRESTORM FANS! Vote for Firestorm action figure! Voting ends today! Then SHARE this post! Spread the word!
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/05/14/dc-collectibles-choose-our-next-new-52-action-figure
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+Scott Ryfun posted this over on Facebook (in the +Two True Freaks group).  He makes some great points comparing the plight of old-school DC Comics fans and Star Wars Expanded Universe fans....


You know, there was something a bit off, to me, when the New 52 premiered and die-hard fans of the old DC Universe were coddled by those who just wanted to move forward who told them, “The stories you loved are still there.” I didn’t know exactly what it was, but something about that argument didn’t seem right to me, but as is often the case with internet group think, it became conventional wisdom. Don’t like the New 52? It didn’t destroy your old continuity. Those stories are still there. You can go back and read them any time you’d like. No one destroyed your comic collection. And on and on.
Since I’m not buying any monthly books except for Star Wars titles right now and was only someone who came to appreciate the DC Universe later in life, I didn’t spend a lot of time trying to sort out exactly why the conventional wisdom didn’t sit right with me. It didn’t, but it didn’t matter. Now, I’m in the DC fans’ boat.
This weekend, I listened to a number of podcasts I don’t normally have the time to listen to, Star Wars podcasts that usually sit in my queue and wither on the vine. But so many of them appeared to address the recent announcement by LucasFilm that the entire Expanded Universe had had whatever continuity status it had been granted ripped away from it that I felt compelled to find the time to give a little listen. It didn’t hurt that the lawn mowing season has begun again and that’s my prime time to listen to podcasts.
I was amazed at what I heard, and I’m not just talking about the complete lack of vocal quality and mealy-mouthed delivery I hear in so many Star Wars podcasts (is that a requirement or something?). I was stunned because over and over, I kept hearing rants—not the often inappropriately and overused word “rants,” but actual rants—about how the Star Wars continuity is better for having been wiped clean. About how it’s refreshing to not be bound by the consequences of anything that actually happened to the characters. About how the old stories didn’t go anywhere; you can still go and read your old books any time you want.
Wait, what?
NOW I had to think about it. As many of you know, I have amassed a tremendous collection of Star wars storytelling, whether it’s comics, novels, different versions of the films, or the music. Yes, I consider the music to be a crucial aspect of the storytelling. I realized that what been done to the DCU fans had just been done to me. And I knew that the next thing that would happen was that the universe would soldier on, that I was in the vast minority amongst the fans (note to EU fans: having a boutique area in Books-A-Million does not mean there are numbers of you significant enough to have your voices listened to or your appetites for EU material met).
I figured out what people don’t seem to understand when they dismissively say, “Well, those books and comics are still there. This doesn’t destroy them.” It doesn’t destroy them, but it DOES kill them. How about your favorite pet? That childhood best friend that you grew up with? The one you raised from a puppy? One day it died. But it’s okay, though, right? Because you still have the memories, right? No. It still saddens you and makes you wish it hadn’t happened. It still takes a piece of you away when you lose it, because, while you still have the memories, there will be no new experiences or adventures to be had. Your friend isn’t there any more, and never will be again. THAT’s how the EU fans feel. That’s how DCU fans feel.
We aren’t complaining because the stories we liked don’t count anymore. It’s not a lack of validity that’s the problem. It’s that we were fans of an ongoing, continuous story that we didn’t want to end, that wasn’t brought to a natural conclusion, and that was replaced with something else that feels almost arbitrarily different. Basically, a guy ran over our dog and said, “Oh, sorry. Here’s a cat.”
I’m allergic to cats.
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Rockin' my Space Ghost t-shirt today! Couldn't resist. Got it on the brain since George Lowe (voice of Space Ghost on "Space Ghost Coast to Coast") will be a guest at the upcoming +CONjure Florida convention in Orlando on August 1-3! Check out this event, you geeks!
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Yeya for #CONjureFlorida!
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This is a brutal, yet often accurate, depiction of fandoms.  Specifically comics, gaming, and indie music.  

http://www.cracked.com/blog/3-fan-communities-that-hate-their-own-members/

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Well, there the bandwagon haters. "Oh, we won so now you're a fan?" I do see your point, though.
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I laughed and laughed and laughed...and laughed...
Stop whatever you're doing and watch this amazing "alternate scene" from Gravity in which the Man of Steel makes a guest appearance. You will not regret it.
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The Irredeemable Shag runs the FIRESTORM FAN and ONCE UPON A GEEK blogs! He's also one half of the team that produces THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST; a podcast dedicated to Firestorm and Aquaman.  Additionally, he's a really vocal geek on THE UNIQUE GEEK and a semi-regular on the VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX podcast.  Prior to that he managed a comic book store for four years, and a movie theater megaplex for three years. 
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