Headsup: Superheroes and the Super Rich

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of Supergirl: The Complete Thirteenth Season and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season.  The opinions I share are my own.

Supergirl Season Three“In Season Three [of Supergirl], Kara Danvers grapples with the sacrifices she’s made personally while saving National City as Supergirl.  She even considers covering up her human identity altogether. Being human and vulnerable is hard. Maybe she’s better off embracing her alien DNA and only being the “Girl of Steel.” As Kara struggles with her path forward, she continues to work with Hank Henshaw and her sister, Alex, at the Department of Extranormal Operations to battle all threats to National City, including new villains Morgan Edge, and the “Worldkiller,” known as Reign.  Everything Kara’s ever known and everyone she’s ever loved will be tested…” — from Warner Brothers

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Dear Beer Companies

Black Hole stout by MikkellerHello. Thank you for giving me lots of tasty things to drink in the time since I returned to your products. Thank you also for having more than just Killian’s Red to offer me when I returned. There is something a lot of you are doing these days that I find a little baffling, so hear me out.

You’re making the information about you, what the beer’s called, what it tastes like, etc. very hard to read on your beer labels. Take for instance the very strong stout Black Hole by Mikkeller. What is that on there, 5 point type?

Look. I get it. You want the beer label equivalent of bands that make their names un-Googleable. You also want me to pause and really take in the bottle I’m looking at. But. I am an old man now. My eyes are crap. It takes me five times as long to peruse a beer shelf if all the labels are trying to pull this stunt. And a lot of you are.

Your beers are probably tasty. (Black Hole certainly is. Although it’s so sweet and somewhat chocolately I should have bought a large brownie to soak in it.) But sometimes I just want a tasty beer and not a tasty beer that reminds me of my own mortality and encroaching decrepitude. So please, help a guy out.

Love,
Widge

32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 1: Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

Halloween Eyes

Holy crap, we’ve done so many of these we’ve actually run out of the regular Friday the 13th films to grab titles from. So I guess that makes this…32 Days of Halloween vs. Jason. Halloween is just like honey badger, it takes your September 30th because October is not big enough to contain this madness. We kick off with some Oingo Boingo, which I honestly had forgotten was tied to the Rodney Dangerfield film Back to School.

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Things: An Uncharacteristic Plea for Ice Cream Sanity

Tower of ice cream

This is going to be strange. I am someone who makes desserts and tries to use every possible dessert ingredient in the pantry. My last batch of brownies was titled The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization as Expressed in Brownie Form. (Yes, that’s italicized. That batch was truly a work of art.) I believe that nothing exceeds like excess.

And yet.

Ben & Jerry’s needs to calm the hell down. There is a time to lump ingredients (turn turn turn) and there is a time to just let one thing speak for itself. For example: there is a new line of “Truffles” flavors. It appears to be exclusive to Wal-Mart. At least, that’s the only place I’ve found it locally. (Update since my first draft of this: I found the Milkshake flavor at a Kroger.)

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Your Weekend Justice #275: The Power of Coconuts, Man

Wax cylinders

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…and here’s the latest of the new(ish) batch.

Agenda:

  • Premature Rock Lobstering
  • Dodging the Dire Straits conversation
  • Sound Board spring cleaning
  • Jon is still homeless, mostly
  • Evil research companies
  • Facebook is evil but RTFM
  • Remembering the Gabfest
  • Rox hipping people up
  • Movies based on video games
  • Congrats to Scott
  • Three Little Pigs brought to you by Wendy’s
  • Target vs. Wal-Mart
  • Not watching The Walking Dead
  • Being prophetic about Rick leaving
  • Lost in Space: Oh, the pain
  • Bass Protopia
  • Isle of Dogs and the Wes Anderson Players
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • The truth about Froggy
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Wax cylinders
  • David Byrne biking
  • 1980s coming around again again
  • Printing press accuracy
  • Widge’s nipples vs. Infinity War
  • Bad country music about Texas
  • Mister Rogers
  • Soundbreaking
  • Bing Crosby
  • ODB is The Beyonder
  • Concert ticket prices
  • The many faces of Donald Sutherland
  • You got your Whedon in my Snyder
  • Life with a mustache
  • AquaDudeBro
  • Johnny Cash vs. James Bond
  • The Ballad of Indy Jones
  • New Mutants
  • Toys Were Us
  • Kansas City
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    Headsup: The Good, The Bad, and The Supernatural

    Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season, The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season, and Lucifer: The Complete Third Season.  The opinions I share are my own.

    Criminal Minds Season ThirteenCriminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. Special Agent Simmons joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise. As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them. —from CBS

    Now out on DVD is Criminal Minds: Season Thirteen, which includes all twenty-two episodes of the thirteenth season along with over ninety minutes of extras. Special features include five featurettes (“Getting Lucky”, “Bunker Mentality”, “Breaking up the BAU”, “Thirteen Minds”, and “Would You Make a Good FBI Agent?”) along with the table read of Episode 21 (“Mixed Signals”), a gag reel, and deleted and extended scenes. Viewers are also treated to the pilot episodes of CBS favorites Bull and SEAL Team (a nice way to get a sneak peek at them if you somehow missed them on regular TV and don’t have a CBS All Access subscription.) Criminal Minds: Season Thirteen is available on Amazon on DVD for $29.99 or digitally for $24.99 (although the extras there are limited to a one-minute special with Kirsten Vangsness talking about her favorite moments from the previous season.) You can also get the same digital presentation on iTunes, but the price goes up dramatically to $34.99, so either way Amazon is probably your best bet on this one.

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