Sunday, September 30, 2012

WTF - Weekly Timed Features

I've been spending a lot of time in the TGDRGM and watching the exploits of S.H.I.E.L.D. on The Avengers, then I come to find out through our friends at Today in Geek History that today marked the premiere of M.A.S.K. back in 1985 so it only seems natural that this week's features would begin with our top five super villain acronyms...

5. A.I.M. - Advanced Idea Mechanics one of Marvel Comics' recurring nefarious organizations and I firmly believe the inspiration for the yellow suits worn by the CDA in Monsters, Inc.
Decide for yourself

4. COBRA - Many don't realize that G.I. Joe's main nemesis...actually, the only nemesis I ever recall them facing.  How is that possible?  Anyway, the name COBRA actually stood for COnversion by Blackmail, Revolution and Anarchy.  They really forced that one in there.

3. CAW - The only reason that Criminal Alliance of the World makes this list is thourgh situational irony because they were adversaries to Hawkman in a DC Comics' story arc.  CAW!  Ca-CAW!  Get it?

2. MODOK - This is not only one of Marvel's freakier and yet somehow also comedic looking villains, but it begs the question of which came first, the drawing of the armed and legged giant head or the name, Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing?

1. VENOM - But the inspiration for the week's list the Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem takes the top spot for two reasons.  First, I don't remember what the MASK stood for and second because any villains who are that redundant must be extra committed to their evilness...and viciousness...and the causing of mayhem.

This week's cool-ass thing you will never own is a Helicarrier.  S.H.I.E.L.D. sure does a great job of keeping the plans for this thing under wraps, and for good reason.  Could you imagine the havoc that would be caused if just any multi-billion dollar organization were able to obtain their own aircraft carrier that was capable of flight yet could be knocked out of the sky by a single arrow?  I shudder to think.

This week's sign you are a nerd is that your Lego sorting system involves a filing cabinet.

This week's nemesis is the iPhone 5 release date.  I held off.  I took the free 8GB 3S when my screen shattered months ago because I was sure the 5 would be worth the wait instead of paying a hundred bucks to upgrade to the 4S at the time.  Then you go and release it in September when i have to wait until May to upgrade.  Thanks a lot Apple.  You're lucky I'm much too sheep-like to switch brands.

This week's lesson learned is crappy can be the right choice.  Kids are hungry.  Football's on.  No groceries in the house.  Little Caesar's, here we come.

This week's analysis helps one determine their elderly dog's bowel movement habits...

Y subscript a is your dog's age in years, Y subscript e is your dog's breed's average life expectancy in years and P represents the percentage of your dog's crap that will be done inside your home.

Finally, this week's Star Wars quote is, "Chewbacca here is the first mate on a ship that might suit us."

Thanks for reading.  Come back again soon.

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