Irregular’s Intel – Going Down to the Crossroads

Back in 1986 there was a quiet movie that came and went and I don’t think that it really made a blip on most people’s radar, but the critics liked it and it stuck with me. That movie was Crossroads with Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz. It was, in my opinion, the ideal movie to show someone if they are beginning to get a taste for the blues and want to understand the culture that surrounds it. This was at a time when blues was kinda starting to seep its way into pop music. Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and the Fabulous Thunderbirds were all on the Top 40 chart at or around this time, so the blues did have a familiar sound for people who thought that they were uninitiated.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Unleashing the Dragon

In the late 70s, a couple of supporting characters from Iron Fist comics, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, were given a chance to team up as Daughters of the Dragon in an issue of Marvel Team-Up. Though well received, the duo remained supporting characters, carrying over to the Power Man and Iron Fist series. They didn’t manage to get their own story lines (in Marvel Comics Presents) until the 1990s and their own title didn’t come out until 2006.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Get Schwifty in Here

Considering it’s currently one of my favorite shows, it’s about time that I got around to writing about Rick and Morty. I came to the show slightly late in the game, after the second season had finished. But I kept hearing about an irreverent cartoon involving a mad scientist, his grandson and interdimensional space travel. Add to that the fact that it’s most definitely for adults and I had to give it a shot.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – In an Mmmbop They’re Gone (Or Were They?)

Twenty years ago, “Mmmbop” was heard for the first time on top-40 radio stations. Hanson took the world by storm, as teenagers everywhere became hooked on their music (well, at least a good chunk of them). I was one of those people (everybody I knew at the time was not). It seems strange that Hanson has been making music for this long, especially considering they had made an album prior to Middle of Nowhere that was never released in the US.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Justice League Extreme

When DC decided to do a reboot of their universe with Rebirth, changes were made across the board. One of the interesting twists was the new version of the Justice League of America. Following the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad miniseries, Rebirth brought together the likes of Black Canary, Vixen… even Lobo.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – The Kingsman Returns

I am fresh from seeing Kingsman: The Golden Circle and I have to say… WOW! (This is non-spoilery, since some of you have not had the chance to see it yet.) Let’s start with the overall feel of the movie. It feels like an an old friend who has come home and the two of you pick up from when you last left town. Even with certain stories developing and the Statesman being lobbied in, it did not harm the plot one bit. As a matter of face, for a movie that clocks in over two hours long, it most certainly doesn’t feel it!  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Investigating the Solve-It Squad

“Who the H*** is giving a middle-schooler access to bank records?!”

The Hardy Boys. Nancy Drew. Mystery Inc. These great crime-solving teenagers have withstood history as some of the greatest sleuths right up there with Holmes & Watson. Scooby Doo has even been rebooted as a post-apocalyptic zombie thriller comic. It has never, however, been a stage play – until now.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Fall of the Secret Empire

The big two comic book companies love their events and the most recent from Marvel, Secret Empire, just came to an end. The 10-issue storyline followed Captain America’s allegiance to HYDRA, his reign as supreme global ruler, the “heroes” who sided with him and those who opposed his rule and fought back. In the end, as with all events, there was a resolution but not without some changes to the Marvel universe.

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Best Geeky Finds – Another Lynchian Brain Clench

“I’ll see you again in 25 years.”

These were Laura Palmer’s last words to Agent Cooper in 1992, right before he became trapped in the Black Lodge and the evil spirit Bob hijacked Cooper’s doppelganger and escaped.

Twenty-five years later, the show returned, this time with not quite as positive results as fans had hoped for. There are now 2 Coopers, only neither are actually Dale Cooper. This time there is the evil doppelganger, traveling the country on his own agenda set forward by Agent Jeffries (formerly portrayed by David Bowie in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), while Dougie Jones, an overweight simpleton philanderer, gambles and consistently sleeps around on his wife.  Continue reading