Monday, September 29, 2014

Ello, ello?

Just got on Ello recently. Not quite sure what to make of it....

Then again, I wasn't quite sure what to make of Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, Tumblr, Facebook, Myspace, Instant Messenger, Chatrooms, Messageboards, e-mails or the internet in general when they first came out...

...and to tell you the truth, I still don't know what to make of it all.

But if you're on Ello, hit me up. To be honest, the site sounds like a song written by Donovan:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Page Plus Celluar

A few months back I decided to dump Verizon. I was paying $45 to $66 a month on a cell phone plan that DID NOT include texting. Which I barely used anyways. And I said to the customer service representative it just seemed ridiculous to pay this much for a phone I barely used.

I would like to mention, that the person I chatted with at Verizon was actually very nice and very courteous. Of course they wanted to keep me as a customer and it would be a really dumb business move to act like a jerk and berate me for leaving.

So my buddy Andy Fish had mentioned that he was using this Page Plus and he was paying $12 a month for his plan. Honestly!! It just made sense to me. I hate talking on the phone and I'm not big on texting. But I do get both options for infinitely less than what I was paying with Verizon.

It should be mentioned that Customer Service with Page Plus is awful. You're better off trying to set your account up online. But once you get your phone hooked up with one of their plans, its clear sailing from there. You also have the option of keeping your old number.

I've had no problems with service or anything since I signed up. It just seemed like a no brainer for me.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to wake up to a balanced breakfast

Illustrated on Canson 9x12 Smooth Bristol Board with Sumi Japanese Black Drawing Ink and Brush. Had a bit of fun with this one. Breakfast favorite since 1971 Count Chocula re-imagined into a fiendish creature of the morning. And you can bid on it right now by clicking on the link below:

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Tick to Return?

The Fox Broadcasting Corporation have a long and storied history of making some really lousy decisions as far as the television shows they have decided to broadcast and the ones that get the axe before they are even given the opportunity to reach their potential.

Quite honestly, I would liken the people who make the decisions of what goes, stays and gets cancelled to a room filled with monkeys on typewriters attempting to adapt the works of Shakespeare...

...however I find that comparison highly insulting towards monkeys on typwriters attempting to adapt the works of Shakespeare...

The point I'm getting at was that THE TICK starring Patrick Warburton was one of those shows that Fox in their esteemed collective wisdom not good enough to continue running after only 9 episodes. And I think if I remember incorrectly, they only ran 8 of the 9 produced.

Although, slightly different from both the comic book series the show was based on as well as the hit animated series, the live-action Tick was just as good as the two in my less than humble opinion. It was snappy, well-written, highly entertaining with a great cast that made it laugh out loud for me. Patrick Warburton WAS born to play the Tick.

Apparently, he enjoyed his time on the series so much he actually kept one of the costumes he wore as a souvenier.

We had bought the complete series on DVD at Walmart a few months back and I introduced Syd to the series. And she could not stop laughing. Mainly because she found the Tick's cluelessness hysterical.
Well, it looks as though he might be taking it out of the closet and dusting it off because there's talk that Amazon Prime is set to release pilot episodes of several shows which prematurely got the axe.

And the Tick being one of those shows with Warburton once again reprising his role as that "Big Blue Bug of Justice".

No word if the rest of the cast will be returning as well. I hope they do. I thought they were a great ensemble and the reason the show worked really well.

For me, what worked great about the series was the fact it stuck to the half hour format similar to the Adam West Batman series. Just enough time to keep you wanting more yet not too much to make the story and the jokes get stale. A superhero sitcom without that crummy laugh track.

I really hope this is true and the initial pilot is the launch pad for a brand new series. I think the world... well... at least the television watching world... needs the Tick more than ever right now.