Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sixteen: Warm and Fuzzies from the Rebel Scum

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News:
We report on casting news for season 2 of “True Detective” Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn appear to be good choices.  The new season appears to be a long way off though.

We geek out over a Starship Size comparison chart.  We name our favorites.  Check out the link and let us know your favorite.

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Seen:

Our reaction to “Gotham” is lukewarm at best.  We are much more enthusiastic about the Season 2 of “Agents of SHIELD”

The Capaldi Era of “Doctor Who” seems to be improving.  Patrick is concerned he is getting sub-par material to work with.

Read:
Andrew reads “Batman Eternal” and “Invincible” and is disappointed in the ending of the latest Emberverse novel.

Chris reads many things.  His interest in the “Powder Mage” triology has been increased due to a recent plot development.

Patrick prompts a discussion on the glut of movies based on YA novels as he has seen so many YA movies lately.

Played:
“DESTINY”!  Andrew plays the game on his own and has fun!
Chris and Patrick are proud.
Chris continues to love “Diablo”, the latest patch makes him happy.  Andrew almost hangs himself from disinterest.

Trivia:
The Boys are challenged to name the Best Picture nominees from 1994 and 2003 that beat two of our favorite movies, :”The Shawshank Redemption” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

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Fifteen: Badassery is the new Awesome-sauce

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We kept it tight.

We report on Grant Morrison’s Batman news and the recently released plot details of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Chris is very excited for The Vision, a childhood favorite.

Seen:

Christopher re-watches the “Star Wars” Prequel Trilogy with his 9 year old daughter.  He laments the murder of his own inner 9 year old by George Lucas

Patrick and Andrew both watch “Outlander”.  Andrew is current, Patrick is bored already.

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Chris struggles to finish “Codex Alera” by Jim Butcher.

Andrew struggles to finish “The Golden Princess” by SM Stirling.
Both hope the endings of their respective novels will peak their interest in the sequels.

Patrick is digging on “Ready Player One”.  the Audible App is discussed.

Played:

The Brothers Geek play “Destiny” on the Xbox 360.  We are crushing hard on it.  We love playing as a fire team.

Patrick’s fear of enough content is resolved.  He has played over 50 hours.

EPL Update.  Draws for all the Brothers except Daniel, his Chelsea Blues remain perfect with 4 victories in 4 matches.

Trivia

The Boys are challenged to name top 3 box office earning film franchises.  They get 2 and question the validity of the top earner as an actual franchise.

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Fourteen: Chris’ “Phablet” fits in his pocket, he swears

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We report on the Apple announcement of the Iphone6, 6Plus and Apple Watch.  We establish Christopher likes batteries.

Seen:

“The Leftovers” Season 1 Finale delivers on multiple levels.  Storytelling at its finest.  It brings all the Feels.
Andrew is re-watching “Arrow” Season 1 with his lady.  She probably has a thing for Stephen Amell.

Christopher and Patrick discuss most recent “Doctor Who”.  Mixed feelings all around.

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We all slack on “Batman Eternal”
Christopher is through “Iron Fist: The Living Weapon” #6
While reading “Ready Player One” Patrick reflects on his own gamer experience.  We feel this is a good thing.
Andrew reads the newest book in the Emberverse series.  Its good adventure.
Played:
“Destiny” is played by all
Reviews are good to great, Andrew has no idea what he is doing.  Just likes shooting stuff.
Chris and Patrick have more nuanced reactions.
Trivia:
Andrew bungles it.  The Boys give him appropriate amounts of grief

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Titus Pullo Says “Episode: Thirteen!”

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We report on The Rock’s casting as Black Adam in the upcoming “Shazam” film from the DC Cinematic Universe.
We approve.

Seen:

We all discuss “The Desolation of Smaug”  It’s bloated and silly but Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug is fantastic and the Dragon himself is amazing.

Chris discusses “Homeland”, we all recall our love of “Band of Brothers”.

Patrick and Christopher find this new “Doctor Who” interesting and is glad for the new direction

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Batman Eternal #22 and the series as a whole is discussed.

Andrew reads a NON YA book. “The Queen of the Tearling”.

Patrick finishes “A Feast For Crows”.  He is spent.

Christopher continues to enjoy “Iron Fist: The Living Weapon”

Played:

Christopher kicks Andrew’s tail in “Mario Kart 8”.  Andrew needs more track time.

Patrick and Christopher play “Diablo” for the Xbox360 and PC respectively.  Their love for the game is strong and not at all excessive.

Destiny arrives on 9-9-2014  All rejoice.

Trivia.  Total minutes of running time for Original Theatrical “Lord of the Rings” films

Both brothers undershoot the actual number.

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