Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Avengers - A Celebration of Geek Life

No SPOILERS here I promise :)

In 2008, MARVEL released Jon Favreau's masterpiece that was Iron Man. Robert Downyey Jr. made it back to stardom when he played Tony Stark. He was awesome! It was in Iron Man where the MARVEL Studios logo debuted. :)

I saw my cousin Miko when it showed April 30 if I'm not mistaken. I was told "hintayin mo bonus scene. basta." It was in that movie where I really geeked out when Nick Fury appeared and mentioned "The Avenger Initiative"

MARVEL just said that they were building something HUGE! It was a whole plan for a big crossover movie that has never been done before. Sadly, even if DC Comics could do it, they couldn't. They didn't see it coming. Being the Marvel Zombie that I am, I'm glad DC didn't do it. So anyway, the MARVEL then released in chronological order The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, THOR, and Captain America: The First Avenger. 

There were questions on who would direct the film and thank God it was JOSS WHEDON! He was the best choice!

Fast forward to April 25, 2012 and we got the greatest superhero movie of all time, MARVEL's The Avengers.

Jonty and I watch comic book movies together. It's a brotherly thing and I'm grateful that I have a really understanding girlfriend. Misha always lets us have our brotherly gimik.

MARVEL's The Avengers is probably THE MOST ANTICIPATED COMIC BOOK MOVIE of this century. The build up was great and I really tried to lower my expectations. It didn't work... BUT MAN DID IT DELIVER!!!

Having your brother next to you who's also a comic book geek is fantastic! 

The whole movie is a celebration of geek life! Earlier today, I talked to people at work who watched and we were giving ourselves High-Fives! Hahaha! It's just a fantastic movie filled with soooooooo many geek out moments!!! One would really cry in joy with what MARVEL showed. It's just f*#%in phenomenal!!! AMAZEBALLS!!! HOLY SHIT!!! COWABUNGA!!! Seriously, when do guys do that? In basketball games? Not in movies! This was a first for me! Everyone was just really really happy! 

There were kids in the showing last night and surprisingly none of them were annoying like "Who's that Daddy?" There were no side comments in my showing too! There was just respect for the fellow geek!

The movie does NOT disappoint!!!

If you're the type who says "Nah, I'll wait till it dies down...". SHAME ON YOU. This movie is just super super awesome!!!

I'm still on an Avengers high!!!

Yes, I stood at THE ACTUAL HELLICARRIER set piece. This was in San Diego last year :) Hahaha! :P

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Celtic Love

image courtesy of Yahoo! Sports

At the start of the season, my boys have been dealing with old legs, new team mates, heart operations, back-to-back-to-back games, trade rumors, and teams with faster legs.

I just wanted my beloved Celtics to have one last push for another banner. With the way they're playing now, I really don't know what happened, but hell yeah are they playing fantastic basketball!

Playoffs are about 2 weeks from now and I don't know if my Celtics will get the Atlantic Division title. It's still too early at this point but I'm happy that they're peaking at the right time. 

They seem to handle the Heat well but it's the Bulls I'm worried about because Thibodeau was Doc's assistant during the glory days of the BIG 3. 

I'm just glad that they're playing amazing basketball!

This particular era of Celtic Basketball will always be near and dear to me. I watched the 2008 Championship Run when my Lola was still alive. She was able to see one more Celtic title before she left this world and I'll forever be grateful to Doc, The Truth, Ray-Ray, Perk, Rondo, and KG for that. It was even against the damn Lake Show!

I love this team!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Shirts for the Pinoy Geek! - ELECTROMAGNETIC TENTACLE

I think one of the most difficult things to do in life is to make people laugh. It takes a lot of wit and you need to be clever. You can't be corny whatsoever! One of the things you can't take away from Pinoys are the Humor Shirts. What's better for me is that when it has a really Geeky Twist!
There's a group of people who cater to these Filipino Geeks who crave for these humor tees! ELECTROMAGNETIC TENTACLE is the brand that will give you that geeky goodness with a Filipino Twist!
The first shirt that I found so cool, amusing, and entertaining at the same time was this shirt that had SPOCK from Star Trek in a Vulcanizing Shop! He was all dirty with tires and he was doing the "Live Long and Prosper" hand gesture! 

What else made me laugh? The Cobra Commander in a long dress with a rolling pin ready to pound! It was the Cobra “Kummander”! Ghost Rider in a Pedicab! Aquaman at a Fishball stand and talking to the fishballs! WITTY SHIRTS INDEED!
Electromagnetic Tentacle is consisted of people, sorry, geeks who work at ad agencies by day and T Shirt Designers after work!
Last Christmas, they had a shirt of Green Lantern holding a Parol!!! C’mon, is that genius or what? Other popular shirts consist of The Angry Birds being in a Sabong! Manny Pacquiao in 8-Bit Glory from the 80s game Punchout! . Iron Man's costume scattered in a kariton! But my personal favorite being the Spider-Man fan that I am is a shirt called Spiderfight. You know how Pinoys get a barbecue stick and let spiders fight on it? Well, they made a shirt with Spider-Man and Venom fighting and crawling in a barbecue stick!
Just recently they released new shirts which is already their 3rd line or also known as The 3rd Mutations! The line has the Angry Birds in a sabong which they say has gone through 3 reprints already! They have Lion-O as a street vendor, shouting “TaHOOOOOOOOO! “ and they have The Panday wielding the sword of Voltes V. 

November 19, they released The 4th Mutations at the KOMIKON at the Pasig Bayanihan Center. These featured Leonidas kicking with a slipper screaming “This is SPARTAN”, He-Man as a Shrimp called “He-Pon”, Galactus with barbecued planets, Spawn next to a Fork, Balisongs as Lightsabers which has a Jedi and Sith version, and the Beatles walking down Abbey Road with John Lennon turning back and saying “Yokona!” 

I’m certain that these guys have more shirts on the way. They already have a huge following among the Pinoy Geeks and they’ll only get stronger! Why don’t you get a friend a shirt? Electromagnetic Tentacle T-Shirts can be found online and you can visit their Facebook page by searching for Electromagnetic Tentacle or you can go straight to their website