Monday, September 21, 2009
Some may call it not growing up!
I call it "embracing the inner geek!"
I was watching a show the other night with "my Goddess" and on that show a boyfriend/girlfirend in their mid twenties were talking, he mentions that he forgot something because he had to pick up his weekly comic books. The guy's character is a film school graduate (working as a videographer to pay bills) who reads comic books and the girlfriend is a school teacher. He asks his gf to marry him and she doesn't answer spouting (later in the show to a friend) she wish he'd grow up! In the end she says yes (it is TV after all) but it got me to thinking. No. Not about when will "I" grow up? But have I really embraced my inner geek?
I am a mid 40 year old married guy who loves movies, music, games and books!
All genres all the time!
In those genres I love, there are some that are frowned upon by the general public!?! I love all things horror. I love comic books, I love Sci fi but I also love watching sports, playing hockey, running, my wife, my guitar and on and on...
Genres come and go but Geeks are FOREVER!!!
DISCLAIMER!!! The picture isn't me!!! I'm MUCH GEEKIER!!! YARRRR!
Monday, September 7, 2009
What are they talking about!?! the airshow includes planes from all eras flying down along the waterfront doing tricks and trailing coloured smoke and just showing off! It's pretty cool and I'm not even into planes... But for some grumpy boring Torontonians, they want to ban the airshow cuz it's noisy! BAH!
Why would you ban the airshow (oh the airshow is on for 5 days including practice at the CNE - Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto Canada)
It's 5 days people. So it is a little noisy from 12:30 to 4:30 in the AFTERNOON!
Yes I know people are shift workers but it is mostly on Labor day long weekend and c'mon you live in a major urban centre! You can't deal with a little noise!?! Buses and streetcars run 24 - 7.
Cars drive everywhere all night long!
Give the airshow a break and with that give the CNE a break!
The exhibition has been on a steady slope downwards for the last 10 or more years, let the one thing that it has going for it ALONE!
Now I'm gonna hop on my bike and go down for my second view of the airshow! Get that stick outta yer butt and I'll meet ya down there...