Not Zombies! General pop culture humor and snark. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:11:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Roger Ebert, 1942-2013 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:51:48 +0000

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Manti and the Real Girl Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:19:31 +0000

Tip of the hat to Tyler.

Movember: What Is Best In Life? Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:42:44 +0000 It’s not too late to donate to my Movember page! It’s a charity to raise awareness about, and help research, testicular and prostate cancer. Now here’s Conan the Barbarian:

How I Feel About “I Voted” Stickers Tue, 06 Nov 2012 07:12:41 +0000 I vote via absentee ballot. Mostly I do it because I’m lazy, partly I do it because I would probably panic and vote for a Quarter Pounder with Cheese if I actually went to the voting booths. The simple fact of the matter is, I’ve never actually gotten an “I Voted” sticker, which seems just a bit unfair, if you ask me. Not only did I vote, I voted early AND didn’t take time off from work. So here’s how I feel about people and their “I Voted” stickers plastered proudly to their chest.

Haha, I don’t care where or how you vote, just vote. Multiple times, if you can, bless your cheating heart.

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Why Disney Buying Lucasfilm is Good Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:26:25 +0000 Why is my Twitter feed blowing up with people upset over Disney purchasing Lucasfilm? This is the best thing to happen to Star Wars since… well Disney’s Star Tours. What has Lucas done with Star Wars in 30 years? Jar Jar Binks? Prequels no one asked for? Jake f&^*ing LLoyd? And what’s the first thing Disney does? Announce the sequel everyone wanted after Return of the Jedi. The movie that George Lucas probably wasn’t going to get around to messing up for another 10 years.

Disney, who hired Muppet fanboy Jason Segel to make a Muppet movie (which was pretty great and Muppety). Disney, who allowed Marvel to hire nerd crush Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers. Disney, who bought Pixar, who still turn out really great movies (usually—Cars 2, I’m looking at you). Was John Carter perfect? No. But it was a film no other studio was willing to make (despite a devoted fan base) and they hired a really creative, unproven director (Wall-E and Nemo’s Andrew Stanton) to direct it. It was pretty good, but the marketing was AWFUL. And even Disney can’t mis-market a Star Wars movie.

Disney specializes in making giant franchise films that are well-funded, big, populace affairs. Star Wars fits in pretty perfectly.

tl;dr: it can’t be worse than Episode I. Unless this happens:

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