Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sportsball Day!!!

Today was another NerdStrong/Sportsball day. This is our third or fourth one and again it was a ton of fun. Not as many people as last time but still loads of fun. We played ultimate Frisbee, kickball and a version of sprinting tic tac toe. It's always a blast playing games like this in the park.. reminds me of my youth. This is the second time that we've had strangers how just happen to be in the park join us in the fun. We had folks who came and didn't play, they just hung our, watched and visited with each other.

Afterwards the majority of us headed to The Counter for some much needed grub. Some other friends who didn't make it to Sportsball joined for dinner. It was some good times.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Star Trek Beyond Trailer #2 & Hilarious New Game

The new NBC showed called Powerless, which is coming out this fall, trailer was leaked online. I managed to watch it before it was quickly pulled. It's a different kind of DC story, it's about the everyday, ordinary people who live in a world with superheros. From the trailer it looked really good and I look forward to watching when it airs.

They released a second trailer for Star Trek Beyond. The first one didn't go over well with fans because it was super action packed and used a Beasty Boys song. I agree that the song was a poor choice but I liked what I saw. This second trailer feels more like Trek and I'm super pumped to see this movie.

I came across this video and thought I was going to die laughing. It's four siblings playing a game. I wasn't sure if they had made it up or saw it somewhere but it was the funniest thing I had seen in a long time. I immediately went only to see if this was a real game and I found someone who was selling a version online. I don't know if it was legit, they called it "Come Again" game. I had to purchase it.

Since I'm three months behind on my blog I have an update, these folks got together with Hasbro and actually made an official game called "Speak Out" and they posted another video of them playing the actual game.. it's just as hilarious as this one.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My Toy Collection on Instagram

So I've been trying to come up with other things I can produce through my Geekyfanboy Productions. I have the five podcasts and my blog but there is always room for me.. so a few days ago I got the idea of sharing my toy collection on Instagram. I thought it might fun to post one or two pictures (and possible video) a day of my collectibles; action figures, toys, collector plates, trading cards, books and various other TV and movie related memorabilia. I've been collecting since I was six years old (Star Wars figures were my first), I don't know my exact count but I'm sure I have over 10,000 collectibles so it will take a while to post all of them. Along with the pictures I'll post a bit of information about each collectable or maybe a story about how I obtain it. I'm not sure how many people will be interested but if anything this will be a great way to catalog all my collectibles. And who knows.. maybe it will become popular.

If you're interested in checking out my toy collection and following along click HERE. If you are a member of Instagram please give me a follow at KennysCollection. If you are not a member you can still enjoy my collection from a web browser. Thanks for checking it out.

Firefly Loot Crate, Speechless & Star Trek TV Trailers

Today I signed up for the Firefly Loot Crate (or as they called it Cargo Crate). I've been wanting to do a Loot Crate or one of those other geeky/nerdy boxes but most of the time they have two or three things that I'd love and then the rest wouldn't interest me. But I love everything about Firefly so I figured I'd love everything in these boxes. I already missed the first two boxes, Kaylee and Jayne (which really bums me out). I actually missed the Jayne box by two days.. which means I have to wait two months before my first box (Zoe) will arrive. I can't wait to see what shows up and of course I'll be posting all about the boxes here when I get them.

ABC released a new trailer for a show called Speechless.. I love Minnie Driver and the fact that they are using an real disabled actor in the main role is fantastic... and it looks hilarious.. so I'll be watching it this fall.

Also released today was the teaser trailer for the new CBS Star Trek Series.. of course it doesn't show much to according to some there are alot of easter eggs in it. I'm just happy that we are getting another Star Trek series and I can't wait to hear and see more.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Geek Rage

In the past when being a geek wasn't so popular I can't remember to much geek rage towards Scifi, Fantasy, Comic TV and movies, but nowadays it seems like geeks are bullies, mean spirited, vindictive and cruel. I know it's only a few but those few are so loud that they are giving all of us geeks/nerds a bad name. I'm tired of hearing people complain about everything, or say how something has ruined their childhood. I came across this article and it really hit home for me.

The titles is "If nerds won the war for pop culture, why are they so angry all the time?" You can read the article HERE
I was the same as the kid (Scott) in this story.. I was the awkward nerd of the 70's who let my geek flag fly and was bullied/shunned relentlessly for it. It's interesting to hear the "bully/closeted nerd's" reasoning on why they bullied nerds like me. My heart breaks when I hear what he did to this poor kid as it hits close to home. But I like the overall message that he is saying and I hope we as a geek culture can get to that point before all of this is gone.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

New MASH 4077 Podcast

Geekyfanboy Productions released a new episode of the MASH 4077 Podcast. This is episode 129, covering Season 6 Episode 7, "The Light that failed"

It is the dead of winter and the 4077 is out of everything: medicine, bandages, light bulbs, gel foam, and general supplies; a Supply Truck delivers mosquito netting and an ice cream churn. BJ gets a book: a mystery novel; everyone is so bored, he rips it from the binding, chapter by chapter so everyone can read along. But the final page of the whodunnit is missing. Winchester nearly kills a patient with curare as it was "too dark" to read the label. BJ saves the patient and Hawkeye calls Winchester to the carpet. A new truck brings the supplies they need... except for the big answer to their big mystery.

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Camping Weekend Comes To An End

Day three of camping (technically) slept better then I did last night but still not great. Woke up around 6am, but finally got up around 7am. Josh was already starting to pack up his tent and things as he had to be somewhere mid day today.

Initially most of us planned to stay until mid afternoon but once everyone was up and we pretty much did everything yesterday folks decided to leave a bit earlier. As I mentioned Josh was a the first to go, the rest of us cleaned up the camping area. We had brought way to much food and things so it took a while to go through everything and figure out who brought what.

Andy and Leo were next to leave followed by the rest of us shortly after. Anne and Naomi, Eric, Shannon and then Lauren and myself caravan out of the forest and back to civilization. I dropped off Lauren at her place about 1pm and then went home and pretty much crashed the rest of the day.

It was a successful camping trip, we all had a great time and though it was short I think we experienced alot. I know for some of us we can't wait to do it again.