Marvel Collector Corps, June 2015- Ant-Man

This second edition of the world’s greatest nerd box from Marvel and Funko is centered around the movie studio’s newest release, Ant-Man, starring my personal hero and the man who I’d want to play me in a movie, Paul Rudd, as well as Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, T.I., and rising star Corey Stoll (of the wildly successful Netflix series House of Cards). This box contained Funko’s unmasked Ant-Man Pop! doll, along with the shrunken version which is the company’s smallest vinyl collectible. Along with that, there were two bobbleheads, including another unmasked Ant-Man, and Yellowjacket, the movie’s villain. Continue reading

The Dark Night

Originally published on 7/24/12 at The Only Podcast That Matters (

Aurora Police responded to the Century 16 movie theatre early Friday morning, July 20, 2012.  Scanner traffic indicates that dozens of people were hurt in a shooting inside the theatre. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

Everyone has now heard about the tragedy that occurred at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. James Holmes allegedly (I hate to even use that word) opened fire on a crowd of unsuspecting movie goers during the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises last Thursday night, killing 12 and wounding nearly 60 others. The attack lasted only a couple minutes, but is being called by authorities the worst mass shooting in American history. Dressed from head to toe in military-grade ballistics and protective gear, the gunman carried out what appears to be a premeditated attack with gas canisters and semi-automatic weapons, firing calmly and indiscriminately into the crowd. Some terrified theater patrons ran for exits once they realized the situation was not a gimmick or part of the show, but most dove to the ground to protect friends and loved ones from the hail of gunfire. Continue reading