Been wanting to do this since 6th grade.
I literally have nothing new to add to all the other articles and posts talking about the end of Breaking Bad. Seriously - nothing.
But there is no way a moment like this can go by without me acknowledging it here. Tonight is one of those rare moments - a moment where we say goodbye to a television show that has ONLY gotten better as time’s gone by.
It’s not often that amazing storytelling and amazing acting performances come together to make television history. Breaking Bad is one of those moments.
And I just needed to document that I was part of the lucky group of (millions of) people who get to watch it come to end when it indeed comes to an end (meaning I’m not one of those people on Netflix who will fall in love with this show next year or years to come - I was there when in happened - and I imagine you were too.)
So that’s it - Goodbye Walter White. Goodbye Jesse Pinkman.
Just please on your way out - make sure that one of you kills the shit out of Todd and his Uncle Jack.
That is all I ask…..
Had to share this
Remixed and Re-edited by Fatboy Roberts, 2013, as a Geek: Remixed One-Shot. Contains samples from “The Planet Krypton” and “Prelude and Main Title (Alternate)” from “Superman: The Movie” by John Williams, and “Man of Steel” by Hans Zimmer.
Searched for this on Saturday, found an okay version on Sunday (although the crowd roar in that one is great). Found this one today - I’ve watched it a few times. Gets me every time….
If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably already heard the news - Warner/DC are going forward with a Batman/Superman movie as the sequel to Man of Steel - to be directed by Zack Snyder.
The movie is set to come out in 2015, the same year as Avengers 2 and Star Wars: Episode 7 - making 2015 the greatest year ever. It’s no wonder Doc and Marty traveled to that year.
A lot of comic/superhero fans tend to classify themselves as either Marvel or DC fans. I would have to put myself in the DC category only because my two absolute favorite heros are Superman and Batman. These are the elite. The cream of the crop. Dare I say it?
These are the world’s finest.
Last summer I read all of Terry Brooks’ “Landover” series. This summer I’ve decided to go back to Terry Brook and back to “Shannara.” Much like the first book in the Landover series, I read the first Shannara book years ago and am re-reading it this time as a starting point on this epic reading adventure.
Although there are many lists showing people the chronological order of the Shannara books, I intend to read them in the order of publication - so I am learning everyting about the world and its characters as they were originally revealed to the world.
Below are a list of all the book, the date that I’ve started them and the date that I ended them. Mind you, I am a slow reader so this will take me years to do. I will also read other things in between my Shannara reading - but not this summer. This summer is all about these books below.
There are 25 books and 7 short stories - including one graphic novel (as of July 2013). I can only imagine how long this will take me….
In this - my first official episode of Geek Mentality Radion - I talk briefly about summer reading and what I’ve been doing on my summer vacation.
There’s a little bit of rain here and there, but a good start to the vacation - reading “Sword of Shannara” in the pool.
Doesn’t get much better
Tomorrow my wife and I are heading up to Laconia, NH for two weeks of relaxation. Well, one week of actual vacation for me - and one week of working out of the office up there - but up there is not the office and it’s not home - so it’s still relaxing.
Even better, it’s my in-laws house and they won’t be there - but their wifi will be.
So I have a lot of things I want to accomplish - in no particular order: