CCW Weekend Open Thread

Posted: June 19, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

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  1. The E & J of their day. πŸ™‚

    J.

  2. rush says:

    I take it from the pic for the CCW Weekend Open Thread it’s going to have some sort of femdom fetish theme?

  3. rush says:

    Good documentery

  4. TheGateJester says:

  5. thank god this didn’t happen when bush was in power he would have tried to invade lousiana claiming they had WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction)and then rolled around in the oil laughing as cartoon dollar signs flashed in his eyes.

    • rush says:

      Oh my god yes! I am glad that douche isn’t the president anymore. He is an embarrassment to this country.

      • cballsack says:

        Is there any difference between Obama and Bush? We’re still fighting two wars, he’s increased the military budget, the Patriot Act is still in effect so the govt. can spy on your email, phone calls, come into your house and search it without a warrant. We still have prisons outside the US that any of us could be sent to without habeus corpus. We still have an embargo with Cuba. Marijuana is still illegal. Corporate welfare still exists. Corporations continued to receive massive bailouts. He continues to emphasize “clean coal” as a fuel alternative. He’s threatened Hugo Chavez. He’s passed no legislation that would benefit the environment.

        Yeah, he got a health bill passed, but that bill benefits insurance companies more than it does the average citizen.

    • rush says:

      The Bush years were our Dark Reign.

  6. the reason people let him away with so many things is they thought he was an idiot. “oh george did you invade another middle eastern country” “maybe hehehe” THATS BUSH. like some sort of sitcom

    • rush says:

      I think people let him get away with so much because they got scared after 9/11. People let their leaders do anything they want as long as he leader says he/she can provide safety. Also populations have the memory of a goldfish meaning they don’t learn from their past. They go through life largely apathetic to what goes on around them, content as long as the flow of their banal existence doesn’t get disturbed.

  7. rush says:

    It’s getting too political, this always gets ugly. Besides Jose might get pissed and start banning folks.

  8. some people think 9/11 was an elaborate rouse put in place by people like bush to get a strangle hold on the americian idiots scared at the word jump like the primitive apes we are. for example the government building next to the world trade centre was empty an entire office buiding empty except for one poor fella came in and just seen a lot of empty desks within the hour the attack hapend.

    • cballsack says:

      I happen to think it was an elaborate ruse. I don’t know who was behind it, but there’s no way those buildings came down at freefall speed without there being any controlled demolition involved.

      • thank you someone else knows the truth

      • AvS says:

        Just a physics point. There’s no such thing as ‘free fall speed.’ During free fall the speed is changing. So the falling object has no specific speed during the fall. Free fall is characterized by the acceleration of the object. During free fall the acceleration is solely due to gravity; that’s the definition of free fall. I see this phrase ‘free fall speed’ thrown around sometimes; it doesn’t mean anything.

        And I’m probably gonna regret this but I can’t just let that hang there:

        Even if the full collapse-time was the time associated with pure free fall (which doesn’t even appear to be the case…) you’re saying the only subsequent conclusion is controlled demolition? When this conclusion can be checked (and has been) against other effects of a controlled demolition and isn’t supported that seems like a stretch (to put it mildly).

        • cballsack says:

          Who says this conclusion isn’t supported? I haven’t seen anything, unless you’re referring to the Popular Mechanics piece which was riddled with false assumptions and erroneous facts.

          • AvS says:

            There’s a write up by demolition professionals over at implosionworld.com that I found helpful. But there are plenty of other sources around (I’ll resist the temptation to create a http://www.lmgtfy.com link)…(But I couldn’t resist the temptation to allude to the creation of the link, shit). You can also check out the Popular Mechanics pieces.

            • cballsack says:

              I’ll check out implosionworld. But I have read the Popular Mechanics piece, plus listened to the authors on youtube. It’s total garbage and propaganda. They conveniently disregard so many facts.

              Anyway, I don’t wanna derail this forum again. But I firmly disagree with the official version of events.

              • AvS says:

                Yeah, I only mentioned Popular Mechanics again there because I disagreed with your overall assessment of their work on the subject. Didn’t mean to suggest you hadn’t read it.

                If you haven’t seen Chomsky’s assessment of the conspiracy hypotheses on youtube you should check it out. On the scientific point of view he nails it. The event was a complicated dynamical physical system. Complicated systems lead to quantitative uncertainties, even qualitative uncertainties. Shit, even analysis of ‘simple’ systems have uncertainties. Science is messy work. Not every aspect of the event will be explained with absolute certainty. If you want the illusion of absolute certainty I’d suggest theology.

                And with that I’ll also stop derailing the thread.

                • cballsack says:

                  I actually have seen Chomsky’s comments, and as much as I admire the guy, I disagreed with his assessment. I’m not saying I know what happened on that day, but I do know that the official version of events has a number of inconsistencies that don’t add up. Chomsky also went on to say in the video that, even if the so-called conspiracy theories were true, “who cares?” (His exact words.) He felt it wouldn’t change anything. Again, I disagree. I think 9/11 is big enough of an event that it would light a sparkplug under America’s collective asses and maybe they’d actually do something.

                  If you wanna talk about this more, I’m totally game. You can hit me up on facebook if you’re on there. My mind is thoroughly open to different points of view. It wasn’t til maybe a year or two ago that my opinion changed on 9/11.

                  • AvS says:

                    Yeah, the “who cares?” comment was not very bright. People should care. I could easily say to Chomsky, ‘who cares?’ when he tries to describe US intervention in the Philippines at the turn of the last century. ‘Who cares?’ is never a compelling argument. I was just referring to his general characterization of the scientific analysis, which was spot on.

                    I’m not on facebook so I guess we’ll have to save it for another time until Jose opens up that conspiracy thread. If he doesn’t, I will simply assume it’s a conspiracy against conspiracies.

  9. rush says:

    good night all it’s bed time.

  10. Insideman says:

    I woke up and suddenly I thought of this.

    Fuck if I know why.

    • Insideman says:

      No disrespect to anyone or their theories (concerning the above) meant or implied.

      We could do a conspiracy theory sub-blog. I have a few of my own. πŸ˜‰

  11. kurumais says:

    i was waiting till indie flick friday to post this but since we didnt have it i want to see this one in theaters

    • MicahSkin says:

      Because the love of your life is less important than a game.

      +Remember kids. Treat your wives/girlfriends like the burden they are.”
      -BMB Before Pee-Wee Football season started in 2009.

      Ya won’t see any of this woman blaming at the Bingham cup this weekend! Well, maybe the women’s rugby teams…

  12. can’t talk on blog anymore doctor who tonight to immense for a doctor who geek like me but hurry up and open a thread jose before i burst from sheer overwhelming geeky power ugg happening to quickly arggg no must not reveal spoilers ahhhhhhhhh doctor who theard nooooooooooooooo spoilerssssssssss

  13. kurumais says:

    http://www.spinoffonline.com/2010/06/18/watch-27000-batman-fan-film-city-of-scars/

    has anyone seen this yet? for the most part ive been very impressed with the fan made stuff i have to make time to watch this

  14. Jeremy says:

    I bought two comics: Spiderman- Grim Hunt and Brightest Day 4. One was a kick ass comic about people comming back from the dead and the other was Brightest Day.

  15. vegedge says:

    yeah the spider-man stuff has been really good lately.

    bleeding cool is saying after grim hunt dan slott is the sole writer of it now and its twice a month. i hope thats true!

  16. vegedge says:

    jose told me before about atlas being awesome so i decided to buy one and two recently.
    wow what a great book so far. the art is really nice and i like the back up story of the 1950’s tales.

    reallyu great stuff. i usually dont find myself liking the kinda retro revamped marvel/dc stuff.i was really surprised with this one. still dont like 3-dman(his costume is awful. maybe just the goggles and a suite would look cooler.)

    good stuff. nothing else this week seemed good at all.

  17. rush says:

    I read this couple of days ago. Anyone else read this and what are your thoughts?

    http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/06/rantz-hoseley-on-the-launch-of-longbox/

    • tomstewdevine says:

      I think this would work just as long as they only put out comics that are not brand new. The reason being, I would hate to see the LCS loose a lot of money. If they only had old comics it may even younger people into the LCS to pick up the latest issue of whatever they like.

    • tomstewdevine says:

      but I would never use this kind of service.

      • rush says:

        An idea I had a while back was for the LCS to be able to sell digital versions along with the print versions. I envisioned a system where a LCS would be able to setup a store on a master site, much like people setup amazon stores, to sell the digital versions.

        • tomstewdevine says:

          That’s a great idea, I have been to some concerts that they will give you the soundboard recording of the show you went to for free download, and I thought that was so cool. also now a lot of dvds or blurays will come with the digital version.

  18. Rob F says:

    Since I’ve watched all the Guild online now what other webshows should I be watching?

  19. Insideman says:

    Here’s what Nikki Finke at http://www.deadline.com/hollywood wrote about Hex’s weekend box office gross:

    “By contrast, newcomer Warner Bros’ Jonah Hex already is such a flop that it’s not even meeting the studio’s low opening weekend expectation of $10M from 2,825 venues after it wasn’t tracking. My sources say it opened to only $1.9M Friday and will be hard-pressed to get to even $6M this weekend. It also should drop to 6th place Sunday. As one Warner Bros exec said about the lesson learned; “You don’t take a handsome actor and disgfigure him.” The studio is so embarrassed that it took great pains to points out that the pic was greenlighted before Diane Nelson took over as DC Entertainment prez. About the cowboy with the disfigured face and legend that he can’t be killed, a minor character in the DC Comics galaxy of stars, Jonah Hex was attempted on the cheap. The studio claims the final budget was $35M. UPDATE: But I hear Warner Bros cut the original budget of $80M to $40M right before production with no script changes. Then the studio did 70 pages of reshoots about 6 months ago. That may have added another $25M for a new budget of $65M. Ouch! As one insider tells me, “the studio looked at the movie a long time ago and wrote it off”.”

    • rush says:

      Even though Hex is a comic book character they should not have approached it as such. Hollywood never learns.

      • hex should have been a gritty realistic western with prostitutes with guns and shooting people in the balls for snoring and kicking ass and riding horses but instead we got wild wild west meets transformers 2 for shame hollywood for shame.

        • rush says:

          Absolutely. The success of Unforgiven and Deadwood should have clued them in put what was I thinking? I get annoyed when some fucktard director thinks his piece of shit vision is more important than what’s already there.

        • Stamps says:

          agreed. If they made it a really gritty movie like you said or something like an HBO show it would have made the Jonah Hex adaptation something actually cool.

          I still can’t get over the fact that it is 81 minutes long. Toy Story 3 which opened against it has a 103 minute run time and it’s made for impatient little children to watch for cripes sake! Jeez

          Did they digitally fix Megan Fox’s fugly thumbs in it? I think Jose told me that was the rumor back before it came out but I haven’t heard it being mentioned about it now that it’s in theaters.

    • β€œYou don’t take a handsome actor and disgfigure him.”

      That quote is fucking classic.

      J.

  20. Insideman says:

    Here’s a slightly adjusted comment I wrote several weeks ago disagreeing with Brian Hibbs about Digital Comics and how they will affect your LCS… Hopefully you guys might be interested to read it here– as it touches a little on the comment I made the other day about the rising price of comics:

    “I have to disagree with the whole idea that the major 2 comic publishers will hopefully use digital as a means to “help” comic stores gain more customers.

    Maybe they will initially– IF it makes the right economic sense for them. But if they can make more money on digital comics by foregoing all PHYSICAL distribution– meaning every single B&M comic store would go “poof”– they would do so tomorrow in a “heartbeat”.

    As you’re savvy enough to know: You’re dealing with DISNEY now. And Disney ran their own stores into the ground– and then closed 3/4 of them… Without batting an eye. (That’s how little ALL those stores meant to Disney’s bottom line.)

    Disney entering the game (and the Super-Hero MOVIE boom) has finally awakened Time-Warner– and they are treating DC like a more significant Corporate Cog now.

    Paul Levitz was a linchpin in keeping the old comics distribution paradigm alive. Since he’s not there anymore– and since the Super-Hero MOVIE can no longer be ignored– everything is going to change.

    Luckily for me (and all other retailers and collectors), all of this is a ways away from now… As I simply refuse to read comics on a computer. (I can barely stand to read comic previews on one… So digital comics are definitely out for me.) I like the tactile sensation of holding a book. I like being able to bury my nose in a book.

    But I’m an “old man” by today’s standards. Sooner than I’d like, young kids will grow up not even knowing what paper periodicals are.

    Many comics have long been printed as loss leaders for merchandising sales. I once had a DC bigwig tell me that the Wonder Woman comic hadn’t made any real profit (or had lost money) since the ’60’s… But DC couldn’t afford to stop publishing it because of the huge windfall they receive from merchandising the only RECOGNIZABLE Female Comic Character in the WORLD. DC felt (and rightly so), that if they didn’t show they were making the effort to publish at least one MONTHLY WW comic– that they would seem to be abandoning the character and therefore hurt Wonder Woman’s merchandising.

    As stated above, B&M Comic Book stores will CEASE to EXIST (as we know them) if the Big Two decide one day to go digital only.

    I don’t have to tell you any of this. You get it. But DISNEY could care less about Comic Book Retailers– and will violently jilt you and every other comic store owner the MINUTE they figure out how to make more money on comics utilizing the DIGITAL MEDIUM.

    As costs for physical distribution, gas and other materials rise publishers will use these excuses to eventually price themselves out of the market. (Hell, they’re almost there now.)

    I’m am not relishing this occurring in the least. But it WILL happen and it is going to be a very sad day indeed.”

    Somebody commented something very interesting underneath… That he thought the companies may be raising the cost of individual floppies to to $3.99 each to make a $2 digital comic look CHEAP.

    *sigh*

    • Rob F says:

      The one positive that might come out of all of that is that millions of trees will be saved.

    • Great, great, great comment.

      J.

    • rush says:

      An increase in adoption of digital comics may lead to creators being able to more easily self publish. So you may hate to read a comic in electronic format but know that there are great benefits for the creators if comics go electronic.

      • cballsack says:

        That’s a really good point, Rush. And we’ve already seen some of that already. Any of you check out Apparition Abolishers? It’s how Ghostbusters would have been back in the old days. Gotta love the tag line: “Whom shall one telegraph?”

        http://apparitionabolishers.com/

      • Insideman says:

        rush, In that sense, I support a TON of digital comics. I just buy the print collections of them.

        I’m all for digital giving new creators a chance– or even established creators with new ideas (that companies won’t risk supporting) finding their platform in digital.

        I just want to read them on paper.

        Thankfully, several publishers have understood this, so I get to read some of the digital content in collected editions.

  21. that really sad just shows how much big companies don’t care about any of the “small people” if the day comes and this happens i will leterally cry.

  22. megamanx4ever says:

    Jose whats your thoughts on the Grim Hunt story in Spider-Man so far?

  23. rush says:

    Damn Manute Bol died.

  24. TheMSpot says:

    I don’t like pimping my shit, but I want to know what the CCW nation thinks.
    http://themspot1313.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/multiple-random-thoughts/

    • cballsack says:

      I’m with you on everything except the zombies. This is the golden age of zombie storytelling, and it’s not limited to the movies any longer. I’m a huge zombie fan, so these past few years have been pretty orgasmic. Yeah, there are a lot of misses, but there are a lot of hits too. I loved Marvel Zombies (especially all the alternate covers), Walking Dead (can’t wait for the tv show!!!!!), Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (supposedly they’re turning it into a movie with Natalie Portman!!!!!!), and I’m eager to pick up iZombie whenever the trade finally comes out (but I’d read just about anything that Allred does).

      • TheMSpot says:

        Yeah, I will admit there are exceptions to the rule I was just speaking in general terms. Also, in regards to zombie movies, why does George A. Romero keep making movies doesn’t he know that the genre has moved on without him.

  25. Smallmaniac says:

    Just watched Doctor Who episode “Cold Blood”. [Spoiler warning] I have to say I think the whole point of Amy choosing Rory seems kind of pointless after that episode. And the fact that she can’t even remember him really just tears it. It seems familiar to Spider-man erasing MJ from his memory. In fact, what was the point of the entire Rory character if all they were going to do was erase him completely? Yes, the Doctor remembers him, but what does that matter?

    Anyone who saw “Cold Blood” care to comment on what they thought of it?

  26. Deemar says:

    What ta miss

  27. TheMSpot says:

    I just saw the solicitations from Marvel, and titty fucking christ there really is going to be a Kick-Ass 2. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Mike F says:

    anyone up for CCW chat? or am I the only person who’s got nothing going on tonight?

  29. kurumais says:

    have you guys seen the SFW trailer for the XXX batman parody porn movie from vivid up on youtube? even though it was safe for work i wasnt sure if J&E wanted to set a porn related precedent for the blog so i didnt post it. but it looks just as goofy and well made as the adam west batman its spoofing

  30. rush says:

    What are your thoughts on the Pulse pilot Jose?

    • I liked it. It kept my attention throughout. My only complaint was the use of the same foreboding music over and over and over again.

      I hope it gets picked up. I need a BBC show to replace Doctor Who until it comes back.

      J.

  31. The Amazing Mike says:

    Let’s make predictions on how late each issue of the new Kick-Ass will be. I’m guessing 3 months WITH pressure to make the next movie. 5 or 6 without.

  32. cballsack says:

    Hollywood stars Megan Fox, Eliza Dushku, Sandra Bullock and Beyonce Knowles all have been rumored to be of interest to studio heads. But Hewitt is determined to bring the role Lynda Carter made famous to the big screen.

    She says, β€œI’m fighting so hard. I think Warner Bros. is getting ready to make Wonder Woman and I really want to play Wonder Woman. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman.”

    http://www.popoholic.com/2010/06/10/jennifer-love-hewitt-wants-to-play-wonder-woman/

  33. Insideman says:

    Jennifer is uber desperate because she just lost her day job.

  34. Insideman says:

    This is going to sound incredibly naive of me… But how are you guys watching these Who eps so far in advance?

    Download? What?

    I want to throw a brick through me TV every time I watch something on BBC America.

    • rush says:

      The interweb you your friend, it will grant you your hearts desire πŸ™‚

      • Insideman says:

        Yeah, I can never find a good link… Which has to make me like the stupidest person to ever go on the internet. Like I wrote, I’ve got BBC America. I thought it would be better than Sc-Fi (or SyFy, I guess now) but they actually have MORE commercials and NO HD channel on my cable provider. (At least not yet.) Really, really makes me grind my teeth every Saturday night.

  35. that sound like something the devil would say followed by muhahahahaha

  36. vegedge says:

    youtube. you gotta search through a lot of fake vids and adds but its always on there.

    or torrents.

  37. Insideman says:

    Thanks, guys.

    • kurumais says:

      whenever i want to find something on the darkside i put
      watch online and i have found some very good sites includeding the above mentioned show
      i dont mind watching that show on the darkside because i knew about 10 minutes into the first episode i would get the dvds

  38. Insideman says:

    Bleeding Cool showcases some of the EXTREMELY CLASSY dialogue you can expect in Kick Ass 2.

    Mark Millar confirms it himself:

    http://forums.millarworld.tv/index.php?showtopic=93795

    Page Twelve

    1/ Dave, Todd and Marty wander off down the street together, indulging in a little banter.

    MARTY : Whatever, man. You guys see Spider-Man on TV last night? Is it weird I find Aunt May kinda HOT?
    TODD : Isn’t she like fucking EIGHTY or something?
    MARTY : I don’t mean THE SEQUELS, asshole. I mean the first one where she has the heart attack and you see her in a NIGHT-DRESS.

    You might want to click on the Bleeding Cool link– as there is a secondary story showcasing the extremely beautiful DC artist Nicola Scott:

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/06/20/runaround-buying-the-hardbook/

  39. Insideman says:

    Did you happen to read where I wrote above that, “Sooner than I’d like, young kids will grow up not even knowing what paper periodicals are.”?

    Well, check this out (idea from Comics Beat):

  40. Nemesis #3 has a new ship date of August 18th. Damn, what a joke.

    J.

    • Mike F says:

      Hah, what’d you expect? He needs more time to thoroughly study Otomo’s work so he can steal from it…

  41. phil says:

    @assemble,avengers; I noticed that your name goes red when I pass over it , but nothing comes on when I click your name. Do you or have you had a blog that is now defunct?

  42. cballsack says:

    Ha. Frank Quitely’s real name is Vincent Deighan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Quitely

  43. kurumais says:

    j did you post something about this actress i thought i saw the name but couldnt find the post
    this show looks like it might be good

    • rush says:

      just watched the first two episodes. I thought this show is pretty bland, it might change as the season progresses.

  44. kurumais says:

    this show looks like it might good cast looks good amc does good stuff

  45. Insideman says:

    I buy a ton of DVDs from Amazon UK… I apologize as I would guess most everybody probably knows this– but Amazon UK’s REGULAR every day price on most DVDs and Blu Ray are MUCH lower than any US price… Including most US Amazon sale prices.

    Plus the UK has all these wonderful Box Sets that we rarely see here. I was able to pick up the cool Dr. Who Season 1 -4 box set for $83 USD (including shipping)– which is a great price (US price at the time for all 4 seasons was well over $200– and you could not get a nifty box set).

    I also picked up the UK Life on Mars and the spin-off Ashes to Ashes for next to nothing. The UK Bablyon 5 Box Set has EVERYTHING (all the movies, mini-series) at a fraction of what it would cost to collect here in the US. I purchased the superior Sherlock Holmes collection with Jeremy Brett for about Β£31. I live in LA and the shipping time is anywhere from 3 days (I am NOT joking) to no more than a week… Most stuff arrives in 3 to 4 days… Most of the time wrapped better than Amazon’s US shipments.

    All you need is an upconverting Region 2 Player (for HDTV) or All Region Blu Ray and you’re set. (They’re now on the cheap side too!) Of course, some UK DVDs have no region code and will play on regular US region players.

    Like I said– I’m sure this stuff is “old hat” for most of you… But I am constantly amazed at the low price and high quality of UK DVD releases.

    • Mike F says:

      I never really tried buying them from the UK version. I just assumed I’d get slammed with oversea shipping rates…

      • Insideman says:

        Mike, overseas shipping for the Dr. Who Box Set was $4.80 USD. That small amount plus the huge savings on the set overall– makes the UK DVDs a great deal (especially if you collect a lot).

        An all region DVD player costs nothing compared to what you save. I purchased an upconverting Pioneer model for around $81 from Amazon US.

  46. Stamps says:

    A good little interview with Nicola Scott about how she got her start in comics:

    http://wentworth-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/potts-points-own-wonder-woman/

    In it she mentions she’s working on a Wonder Woman mini written by Greg Rucka. I wasn’t aware of that. Probably a case of me just being behind on my comic book news. A Ruck/Scott WW mini sounds AWESOME!

  47. Dre says:

    Is anyone here into X-Factor? If so, would you recommend it since issue 200?

  48. TheMSpot says:

    Is anyone else annoyed by that swarm of bees in the background of the World Cup?

    P.S. I know it’s those goofy African horns, it’s just they are really fucking annoying after awhile.

  49. TheMSpot says:

    Where do Tim and Eric get their weed?

  50. Heck says:

    Anyone see this? I just finished watching it, pretty great flick.

    My only problem was that it felt more like England then Russia.

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