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10
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Nine: Favorite Flower

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09
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Eight: Recent Picture Of Yourself

I am switching the numbering up a little, what was #8 is now #30…

There are not that many recent pictures of me. It is not that I fight having my picture taken, it is more about the fact that I am usually the one behind the camera. Some one did grab a picture of me at Springcon a couple of months ago though. So here you go!

I am the one in the white shirt on the left, My buddy Josh Brown is the one on the right. I seriously love the kid right behind my head doing the funky dance in the aisle! That is classic.

If I get some time this weekend maybe I will get my wife to snap some pics of me and add to this post.

08
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Seven: Favorite TV Show

Current or of All-Time???

Currently I don’t think there is a whole lot on that is really that great.

Although I have been on a real spy kick as of late so I have been getting into Burn Notice and Covert Affairs on the USA network. I caught the preview of Rubicon but none of the other episodes so I am holding judgment on that one for now… I think it has some high potential to be a really good show though.

If we are going to say of all time… Then I think I am probably going to have to go with Battlestar Galactica.

Yes, I am talking about the original. Don’t get me wrong, I love the remake and own all the DVD’s and have watched it multiple times. The original is something special though. First off. I watched it with my father. probably the last really geeky thing that we bonded over before he died of Cancer, so it has some hardcore nostalgia factor for me. Second of all, BSG hit the air waves shortly after STAR WARS took the world by storm. Back then the Sci-Fi/Geek world wasn’t what it is today. It was a lot smaller. So all of us who where totally blown away by Star Wars where desperately craving some shoot ’em up space cowboy shows. Battlestar with it’s stock footage and predictable story lines and over all cheese factor gave us fanboys just that.

07
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Six: Favorite Song

Wow. This one I dont even have to think about. I like the easy questions.

Johnny Cash : When the Man Comes Around

Runner up’s:
Little Willie’s – Lou Reed

Farm Accident – Mark Trail

Ramones – Sedated

06
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Five: Favorite Food

Favorite food… yeah I don’t know if I really have a favorite food. I know that I hate Celery and Coconut. I know that after spending a number of years working in an ice cream shop that I really could do with out that…and so could my waistline. I would be hard pressed to come up with one thing that would be my favorite…

No I take that back after thinking about it for a while it has dawned on me that it would probably be tuna fish sandwiches.

05
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Four: Favorite Book

Another one that is really hard for me. First off are we counting Graphic Novels/Trades as books? If we are then my answer right away hands down would have to be the Usagi Yojimbo saga by Stan Sakai. Usagi Yojimbo is about to have his 26th collection of stories released (24 volumes plus a special full color graphic novel and the scifi version Space Usagi).

Usagi Yojimbo is the story of a wondering Ronin, or masterless Samurai, as he travels around Japan. The stories can be short one or two chapter tales or multi-volume spanning epic storylines that keep popping up. Yeah it is an animal book, Usagi is a rabbit, but that takes nothing away from the well told and researched tales of this noble bunny.

In the comic world there are only two comics I have followed nonstop. Bone, which sadly came to an end, and Usagi. I think that alone speaks volumes for the quality of this series!

Now if we are going to hold it to the strict rule of books are novels then I would have to go old school and choose the classic Stephen King Novel The Stand.

It is no great secret that I am a huge fan of the Armageddon/end of the world genre. My favorite example of this genre still to this day is King’s The Stand. I think he does an amazing job of creating a cast of characters that you really feel for. More then that though is that he takes the story and makes it about good versus evil in the final battle. The Stand is one of the few books that I have read multiple times and will more then likely read again.

Runner Ups:

Comics/GN’s
Mouse Guard
Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
Queen and Country
Bone

Novels
Any of the early works of RA Heinlein
Land that Time Forgot by ER Burroughs
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows JK Rowling

and before I go…

The Stand was made into a ABC miniseries a number of years ago. To this day I think it is one of the most brilliant openings… for your enjoyment:

04
Aug
10

30 Day Challenge – Day Three: Favorite Musician

This is an easy one. Johnny Cash. There is something about the sound of his voice that I just love. Really not much say beyond that…




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