Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Room With A View

Who wouldn't love to look out and see Batman standing guard over Gotham City?
Well, probably not criminals.
But I'm sure the regular law-abiding citizens wouldn't have a problem with him keeping an eye on them and keeping things safe for everyone.

You know... if he were real.

But you can almost have the next best thing by plastering a wall in one of your rooms with an image of the Dark Knight keeping vigil 24/7.
A company called Room Mates is selling quite a few wall murals with comic-related themes for uber-geeks to choose from.
You could have Superman flying over Metropolis. Spider-man webswinging.
Maybe you can't decide on any particular hero and would want to decorate your wall with a myriad of classic comic book covers. Well now you can do that too.

Or maybe, just maybe you want to go all out and proclaim your geektitude to the world (or whoever happens to visit your home).
You could decorate the walls with the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise:
But don't stop there.
You'll want an official replica of Capt. Kirk's chair to go with it.
And while you're at it, pick up a wall mural of the Carina Nebula to really set the mood and make the "experience" complete.

If all that is a little too much for your wallet, you could just change a few switchplates in your house for a more "subtle" nerd effect.


Happy decorating!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Comic Stop Fantasy Football League


As many of you know, George, Chris and myself are big sports fans. Football, hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball. You name it and chances are that one or more of us loves it.

Our love of sports also translates to our love of fantasy sports and after many years of debating it, we have finally decided to start a fantasy football league just for The Comic Stop! That's right. Now you will be able to talk smack to George "on the field"!

If you would like to join the league, just send an email with "I Want To Join" as the title to:

redmond@comicstoponline.com

We will only be accepting 13 people for the inaugural year, (plus George, Chris and myself). If we get a lot more than 13 people that want to play, we might consider having 2 leagues but the plan, at the moment, is for just one league of 16 people.

The league dues will be a paltry $10.00 a person. We will be holding a live draft on Monday, Sept 7th. Your team name MUST be comic related in an obvious way. Any other questions? Just let me know.

I look forward to completely kicking your arses this football season!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller creator dead at 59



John Hughes has died of a heart attack at the age of 59. And I'm not ashamed to admit I'm crying as I write this. Rest in Peace Mr. Hughes

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Star Trek vs. Star Wars

On Wired.com there's a funny article about which is better, Star Trek or Star Wars.

I won't repeat the whole article, but the writer is a fan of both and makes a good case for either franchise, eventually giving one of them the edge overall.

I feel the same way, but not sure I can really pick a "winner" in this case.
Afterall, one the one hand you do have green alien chicks in Star Trek. But in Star Wars, you have slave Leia.
*SIGH* It's a tough call for sure.

Maybe this will help:


... or maybe not.