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Wolverine: The Movie

May 27, 2006 at 2:10am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


This post will speak a lot to my age. Back in the day, I used to be a big Marvel Comics fan boy. Even back then, the X-Men comic was regarded as arguably the best of Marvel’s offerings. My favorite, however, was Daredevil when it was drawn by (now regarded as protean creative mastermind) Frank Miller. Around the same time Miller was penning that famous series of Daredevil comics which featured Elektra, the Punisher and Bullseye (which was partially depicted in the mediocre Daredevil movie), he also got together with X-Men writer Chris Claremont and put out one of the early Marvel 4-part “mini-series” called simply “Wolverine.”

The other day, I was listening to the latest episode of filmspotting (formerly called Cinecast and one of the best podcasts around IMHO, I highly recommend it) and was surprised to learn that a Wolverine movie is now in the works. Reading the tidbits of information available, the movie is supposed to be a “prequel.”

I wonder if Wolverine, the movie, will build off of the original Miller mini-series, which focused on Wolverine’s trip to Japan, an engagement with Mariko, and a series of confrontations with “The Hand” (yes the same “The Hand” that was portrayed in Miller’s Daredevil comics and put to film in the forgettable “Elektra” movie). 

Oh well, just another one to look forward to in the coming summers. As for after the summer movies, I’m still looking forward to The Departed

Public Radio Fan

May 25, 2006 at 11:32pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

This is a blatant plug for a site I have recently discovered called Public Radio Fan. This site has a comprehensive listing of hundreds of public/community radio stations and their feeds from around the world. Although some of the international links aren’t too reliable, all the North American links have worked for me. If you have iFill or similar applications, sites like Public Radio Fan are very useful. Definitely one of the promises of the internets revealed. Kudos to the person who manages the site.

Hard To Believe?

May 11, 2006 at 2:13am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


A few weeks away and it’s the World Cup blow-up. Is it hard to believe that FIFA ranks the USA team number 4 in the world? OK granted the USA team doesn’t play the Italians or French on a regular basis, but hey come on: it would be nice if we (i.e. us in the USA) would give the team some well deseved attention and support. As for the outcome of the Cup itself - It would be nice to see Germany beat Brazil this year…

Ultimate Weekend Food

May 7, 2006 at 7:57pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


Is it possible to burn out on kimchi? I don’t think so…and I ate a TON of this heavenly mixture at a weekend graduation party where they had several different kinds available. Although it looked a bit odd, I took a nice close-up of some with my digital camera. Outside of the jarred kind and what they sell at China Inn, there doesn’t seem to be (from my knowledge) an abundance of places in Lincoln where one can find this stuff. However, I do know that they sell homemade kimchi in the produce section at the Asian grocery store on 27th and O street. How good it is is another question all together, but I may stop by there later this week and give it a try.


May 5, 2006 at 4:49pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


From Deutsche Welle-World.DE today:

As part of an initiative aimed at increasing understanding among religions, Christian ministers will tackle Muslim imams in a pre-World Cup soccer friendly in Berlin. In an attempt to keep things clean and well represented, the match will be officiated by a Jewish referee. Reports of Buddhist waterboys and Hindu physiotherapists were unconfirmed at the time of publication.

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