Sunday, December 28, 2003

This Set of Glad Tidings is the Wrong Size!

Hope everyone's lucky enough to dig their way out of mountains of used wrapping paper and holiday food. I don't want to sound all consumer-ish, but I made out fairly well. A few model cars, a gift card here and there, and some money for my new project, Operation Get a New Computer That I Won't Just Use For Violent Games and Immoral Websites.

A special shout out to my cousin for getting me the new Dub City die-cast. Of course, I should be asking next year for shelves.

Take care,

MIke G.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Tis the Season...

Well, I'm sure every blogger worth his/her/its HTML has already made their holiday post.

So here's mine:

Don't be jerks to each other.

And not just for the next week or so.

And call your parents.

Take care,

Mike G.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Shopping List....

I know it's too late for Xmas, but since my birthday is exactly one month after Dec. 25, you have plenty of time to click over here and order me a navy blue or green hoodie with either Corona Circle or THESPORQ on the front. Or you can order both. I'm not picky.

Just thought you might like to know.

In other possibly unrelated news, the Cowboys just secured a place in the postseason with a win over the Giants, and the National Terror Alert System was just bumped up to Orange.

I'm fairly certain the two don't have anything to do with each other, but I'm making note of it just in case.

Take care,

Mike G.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

On the Ticket....

Am blogging directly from the nerve center of the nation's most popular sports station, 1310 AM The Ticket.

Later on tonight I'll be on the P1 WAC reviewing WWE Armageddon.

Tune in if you're so inclined.

Take care,

Mike G.

Sunday, December 14, 2003


You know, there's times when I think I might be too cynical.

Then I see stuff like this and wonder if I shouldn't just up and move into a sewer drain and forget this whole existence 'thing'.

Click your way over here, and just look at it for a minute.

Before you start in on me, realize I have nothing against people selling coins and stamps and such. If people want to buy stuff like that, it's cool with me.

But this is the U.S MINT. Isn't there something, I don't know, slightly perverse about them selling currency to U.S citizens?

But you know, maybe it's just me.

Take care,

Mike G.

Sunday, December 07, 2003


Well, I apologize for not posting, but I wanted to wait till I had something good to share.

I now have a nemesis at work.

Actually, nemesis might be too strong a word. You know how Spider-Man has big-time villains, and then not-so-big ones?


Venom, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Carnage : Big Time.

Vulture, Sandman, Rhino, The Lizard : Almost Big Time.

The Beetle, Boomerang, Shocker, Mysterio: Not.

My particular villain is more in that third category. but that doesn't make him any less of a jerk, or any less deserving of my wrath.

When I say "my wrath", I don't mean your everyday wrath. I learned long ago that I'm not cut out for physical conflict. I prefer the battlefield of the mind.

Bottom Line?

I plan to drive him insane, all the while playing the part of a helpful co-worker. He's already tipped his hand by reacting angrily to a percieved slight, that was actually a sincere question. Remember, the first person to get mad is almost always at a disadvantage.

If you'll excuse me, I need to finish the plans for my hoverboots.

Take care.

Mike G.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

So full...Can't Type...Complete Sentences....

Happy late Thanksgiving to all of you out there. I hope you took the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones and share good times.

And at the crack of dawn tomorrow I hope you have the strength to knock over that punk-ass soccer mom standing between you and that DVD player you've been eyeing. Remember, you've got elbows for a reason.



Thursday, November 20, 2003

And Into the Valley of Death.....

More like valley of nerds.

I'll be at Wizardworld Texas tomorrow and Saturday parting with much of my hard earned income. To be on the safe side, I'll probably wear an auto air freshener around my neck to keep the hygenically challenged at arm's length, like vampires and garlic. I'll see if I can't snap some pictures and find a way for you to see them.


Mike G.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Look, I'm not going to be good company tonight, so I would suggest moving on.

I'll write more when i've calmed down.


Mike G.

Monday, November 10, 2003

That Blue Pill Keeps Looking Better...

All right, I've been letting this stew for a few days and then I thought,

Why am I keeping this to myself? Surely the Internet was created as a public arena for pointless complaining.

So I saw the third Matrix movie the other day, and depending on how you look at it, it's either:

A. A slam bang action flick with kickass FX
B. A disappointing mess.

Others have gone into great detail on each side of this argument, but here's the thing that made me scratch my head as the lights came up. (slight spoilers)

So, during the first movie, Neo discovers he can see beyond The Matrix and effectively rewrite the program (stop bullets, etc). The movie ends with Neo telling the machines that (paraphrasing) this is a new beginning. The machines can't track him, and he flies away, free from the system. The war between the humans and machines has taken a new turn.

So in Reloaded, Neo hasn't learned anything new. He flies, and has a few more kung fu moves, but that's about it. Aside from freeing a few more people, nothing much has changed. Why hasn't Neo tried, I don't know-TEACHING some of
this stuff? Or at the very least, fly around New York for a few hours and force the Matrix to reveal itself? If there's 100K Sentinels heading for Zion, Why don't Neo and Co. go up to the surface and set off a few dozen EMPs?
And I don't even want to get into the philosophy 101 drivel of the Architect.

Which brings to the final(?) chapter.

So we've abandoned the whole 'War' thing and now it's some sort of Alamo situation. Neo learns that programs have feelings, too. Lots of CGI is used, and in the end, the whole conflict is decided by a fistfight. And wonder of wonders, we end up right back where we started. The Matrix is still online, using human beings as Energizers, there's a small(er)
human resistance, and the average person is none the wiser. Oh, but now there's a truce.....feh.

And notice I didn't say anything about Agent Smith, the Oracle, or even the Merovingian-sinton. Except that whoever designed Monica Belucci's outfit should be given an Oscar for best supporting dress. I only have so much life
force to give. I'm just really puzzled how such an awesome idea could get so far away from its roots. It seems clear to me that the Warchowski Bros. got lost somewhere along the way, and just couldn't get back. I know they pretty much shun all interviews, but I'd love to get their perspective.

Of course, if anyone out there "gets it", by all means, comment here or tell me directly.

Well, take care all.


Monday, November 03, 2003

Reminder Time...

Fans and enemies alike will be able to hear me tuesday night on the P1

Remember 1310 AM, 1700 AM, 104.1 FM, and last but not least,

Actually, they only use one frequency for my voice. The sheer size of
my talent
requires at least two separate wavelengths.

I'm sorry, I'm getting an IM...

{Hubris007} Hey Mike.
{Mike G.} I'm sorry, who are you?
{Hubris007} Nobody important. I'll see you around.

Wonder what that was...

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Power to the People...or just the One Person.

If I've done this right, you can now post responses to my inane writings.

Yup, instead of just telling others how much I suck, you can tell me in person!

Sort of.

Let loose the floodgates.

Take Care,

Mike G.

Does this work?

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

What is Going On!?!?!

Big day for fans of the picture-box.

In a nice little circle-of-life thing, we said hello and goodbye tonight.

We said Hello to a brand new day for Kiefer Sutherland and all his pals at CTU. Rumor has it he's in for another long day. But more important than that, here's hoping that sweet, clean Elisha Cuthbert/Kim Bauer finds plenty of excuses to run in snug fitting t-shirts.

I wound up taping the season opener of 24, and that was because of an ordinary guy named Matt.

The Joe Schmo Show wrapped up in style tonight. For those of you unfamiliar, here's a quick synopsis:

Matt Gould signed on to appear on a reality show called Lap of Luxury, with 8 other people. Through a series of challenges and voting ceremonies, the houseguests are eliminated, with the last person standing winning a hundred grand.

The twist is that all the houseguests are actors, each playing a different cliche of reality shows [Schemer, Grizzled Veteran, A$$hole, etc]. The competitions are all rigged, and the only one not in on the secret is Matt.

In an odd twist from other reality shows, Matt became more likable as the show progressed. He consistently showed through his words and actions to be a genuinely good guy, and wound up winning over the cast and crew.

While watching this show, I've always maintained that the producers wanted to find someone who wouldn't evoke too much sympathy, making it easier to mess with their mind. Matt probably threw a big wrench in those plans, and possibly changed the whole tone of the show.

I highly recommend that everyone catch this show as SpikeTV replays this show.

Take care,

Mike G.

Friday, October 24, 2003


To Scott Kurtz, creator of the comic book PvP, and Todd Nauck, the creator behind Wildguard.

They were signing their books and doing sketches at Zeus Comics here in Dallas, in advance of the Dallas ComiCon this weekend. Right now I've laid out all of my money on my dinner table, since it's a fair bet I'll be parting with it.

Good night/morning,

Mike G.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003


First off, some belated thank-yous to
Big Dick and the P1WAC For allowing me and the P1 Wrestling fans to whip 99% of the Ticket's listening audience with PPV Recap talk.

Second, I've decided to take a page from my friend Brother Mike and make a list. These aren't in any particular order, and are just things that I think you would be interested in:

The Switch

Carbonated fruit juice. Fairly simple idea, but genius as well. Pick some up if you get a chance.

Jake 2.0

A great show that has the misfortune to be on UPN. A mix of sci-fi and action, with some touching moments in between.

A great website that keeps track of the world of file-sharing. Whichever side you're on, it's a useful resource.

Warp Mints

Fairly strong mints that also have a kick of Guarana, Ginseng and Ginkgo.


Don't laugh. Besides the instant time travel from the scent, it's great for stress.

Tiffany Reich

Actually, this doesn't belong on the list. I just wanted to put her name out there into the ether. If you're out there....

I'll tell the story some other time.

Jamba Juice

Is ther anything better than a cold Orange Berry Blitz?

That's all I've got for now. Take care folks.

Mike G.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003


To the entire Chicago Cubs organization....

Thank you for stopping me before I jumped on the bandwagon. I know lots of teams are always doing everything they can to attract more fans and generate interest, but you guys know better.

Sure, the World Series would have been great, but what about all those people who just buy a cap and say they're "real fans"? And what happens if you don't win?

Yeah, this might be difficult, but it's the only way to make sure you know who the true fans are.

Thanks again,

Mike G.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Failed Film Foments Flu Flap; Feeling Foul...

I love alliteration.

The Surgeon General can quote all the studies and the CDC can have all the evidence it wants.

All I know is:

1. I walked into The House of The Dead completely healthy.

2. I walked out completely stricken with some sort of hideous disease.

For two days I was confined to my room with all the strength of a wet napkin.

I can only speak praise to the narcotic power of generic Nyquil.


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Are You Ready for Some Footbizzle?

Like most of the nation, I missed the Indianapolis Colts' comeback against Tampa Bay. But I did catch the intro, which featured the always genius Jack Black.

As the unmistakable tones of Hank Williams Jr. asked me if I was fully prepared to witness the sport of football, there was...someone else joining in.

The D-O-Double G, Snoop Dogg, for the rest of you.

I had underestimated the public's outcry for this collaboration, but there it was.

Not sure if that qualifies as one of the Signs of the Apocalypse, but I'll keep checking.

Mike G.

Saturday, October 04, 2003


Forgive the lateness of this post.

Last night/this morning I took part in the 1-year anniversary of the P1 Wild Ass Circus at a local chicken wing joint. The broadcast took place from 8pm-2am and was sort of a class reunion for past guests. We had calls from the Smothers Brothers, Bob Zmuda and TV's Grizzly Adams, Dan Haggerty. We also had a special appearance from the great Ray Stone of the Dallas Cowboys Football Report.

I met a bunch of other listeners and had a great time just being a part of something that most thought wouldn't last 6 months.

Thanks to the crew of The Ticket, Big Dick Hunter and all of the P1s. And special thanks to our waitress Ashley, who was quick, attentive and...very easy on the eyes. Long story short, she decided not to press charges.

Take care, and see you later.


Monday, September 29, 2003

Here's The Trailer for Return of the King. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to camp out at the theater.

That was a joke.

The following story is 100% true. I am releasing it to the public to to
sidestep any possible leaks from the Bush Administration.[we haven't
been getting along]

I like doing laundry. I like gathering up my clothes and heading down
to the local laundramat with either a book or my MP3 player. What's
funny is, that if I owned my own washer and dryer, I probably wouldn't be
into it as much. There's just something
relaxing about laundry. Once you dump in your soap and clothes and put
in the coins, it's out of your hands. You can't make the wash go any
faster, so for that 15-20 mins, plus another 30 for the dryer, you're on
a sort of pause mode. You can relax for a
few moments. I'll sit and read, do some people watching[depending on
where you are, it's wise not to watch too closely].

And the end result? Clean clothes and maybe a better outlook.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Finding my Way...

So, the other day I was 'dealing' with a whole host of worries that I suppose, for convenience sake decided to show up all at once.

Now my usual method for coping with problems is:

1. Ignoring them until they go away.
2. Creating a bigger problem to make the first seem less bad.
3. Hide under the bed.

As you can see, I deal well with stress.

But I decided to do something different. Our church has what's called a labryrith. In a nutshell, it's a circular maze with one path leading in and out. The goal is to walk along the path, and as it winds along, to clear your mind, and to reflect on larger matters. I suppose you could do the same thing anywhere, but there was something about it that was just nice. I left after completing the maze a bit less stressed, and that's always a good thing.

Here's closer look at the labryrinth and it's history. Even if all it is is a long walk, it does help.

Shameless Plug....

Once again, I've been given the chance to beat the enitre Ticket listening audience into submission with our monthly PPV review of WWE Unforgiven. As always, the show starts at 8:00, with the review coming around 9. AM 1310 on your radio dial, and The Ticket's website.

Take care,

Mike G.

Thursday, September 18, 2003


I admit it.

I love the Food Network.

Iron Chef, Good Eats, Food Finds.

Funny, for someone who cooks about as often as the challenger wins in Kitchen Stadium, I love cooking shows.

But now, there's a whole new reason to watch.

Rachael Ray is the cute-as-a-button host of 30-Minute Meals and $40 a day, is featured in this month's issue of FHM magazine, or you can click here.

And Knowing is Half the Battle...

According to the fine people at, G.I. Joe is heading to the silver screen. I don't know about you but my geek-o-meter is hovering at about an eight.

Take care folks.

Mike G.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Saying Goodbye...

Both John Ritter and Johnny Cash bid farewell to us today. I hope that their friends and familes can take some solace in the joy each of them brought to this world.

Till we see you again.

Brace For Impact...

This might seem like flame bait, but Paul Krugman's column in the New York Times is sobering stuff, even more if it turns out to be true.

Vote Early, and Often!

No, it's not the recall election in California, it's the first issue of Wildguard, a comic that combines superheroics with the less than savory world of shows like American Idol. A brand new super-team is being formed, and heroes of all sorts are auditioning. Only five will make the cut, with the final member being selected from the Wildguard website. Check it out, if you can.

Take care,
Mike G.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

News Bits...

Most of you have probably heard the story of Charles McKinley, the guy who mailed himself to Dallas from New York. While there really isn't any more I can add to that, I do want to point one thing that really caught my attention. According to most of the reports, upon arriving at his intended location, Charles opened up the box from the inside, climbed out and shook the hand of the delivery man, and walked inside the house.

Whatever you think of the man and what he's done, you have to admit, that's style.

In other news...

I'm not the brightest knife in the drawer, but I figure if Bruce Springsteen has your back, things are going fairly well for you. Last Saturday, Bruce gave a concert at Fenway Park, and gave a shout-out to another of my personal heroes. Click here and scroll near the bottom to find out.

Take Care,

Mike G.

Monday, September 08, 2003

Fancy a Cup of Tea, Love?

Quick note, and it's off to bed [work tomorrow].

So, the other night I'm surfing along looking for something to kill time, and I decide to see what's on the other side of the pond i.e the BBC. Then I found something that so far has grabbed hold of me and shows no signs of letting go.

It's a radio soap opera called The Archers. It's been going on for over 50 years and right before I brush my teeth for bed I tune in to hear the latest episode.

I'm clueless about the characters, some of the accents are impossible, and I only have a vague idea about the storyline.

I think part of why I like it has to do with a bit of my childhood. I used to lie in bed at night with my headphones on and try to listen to every station on the AM dial. I'd get raving preachers, strange talk shows, and music from Who Knows Where. On rare occasions I'd get some old radio dramas. I loved the way the actors were forced to bring out their characters with just their voices. I listened to the sound effects and would wonder how they made them.

Anyways, if you want to check it out, point your browsers here.

Also, NPR has an interview with one of my personal heroes, 'Weird Al' Yankovic. You can listen to it here.

Take care, and send me feedback if you wish.

Mike G.

Saturday, September 06, 2003

ME Reads my stuff...

Mark Evanier is a guy who's written for everything from Garfield and Friends to one of the best and funniest comics ever, Groo the Wanderer. He also keeps a weblog, which in part inspired me to get off my butt and start my own. Granted, it's nowhere near as informative, and I'm sure he'll deny that I even read his site.

Anyway, the other day, he posted a note about a cartoonist with the opinion that other cartoonists who use assistants or art teams shouldn't call themselves real cartoonists. I decided to respond, my point being that while I don't really care how much help they use, it's not entirely truthful when they claim the only credit for 'their' work.

To my amazement, Mark posted my response and even linked this blog.

At this rate, I should have my own Network Late Night show in a few weeks.

Mike G

Friday, September 05, 2003

Damn it.

I don't write very fast. In fact it took me about an hour to come up with today's post.

Which I lost when my computer decided to lock up.

So instead of the finely crafted work I originally meant for you to read, here's what you get.

JLA/Avengers is great. Go buy it right now.

The Joe Schmo is a mixed bag so far, but it's got me for at least another week.

I'll be on the Ticket tomorrow night for the P1 WAC. Tune in, if you like.

Sorry about this. I'll feel better after I do some breathing excercises, or something.

Mike G.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Genius, or Utter Failure?

I watch way too much TV.

Well, let me amend that a bit. I watch too much of certain kinds of TV. But thankfully my intake of 'reality shows' is limited to Cops and the occasional Cheaters. I will admit that I would watch the odd episode of the real world or Road Rules, but that was a long time ago. Now, I'm wondering how long it will be before Fear Factor will run out of bugs to eat, and simply turn the last stunt into a good old-fashioned game of Russian Roulette.

But Spike TV is rolling out something that frankly intrigues me.

They're calling it "The Joe Schmo Show" and the premise is fairly simple. A group of people are picked to live in a house as part of a competion for 100 grand. There are eviction ceremonies and immunity contests, like a bunch of other shows.

The "catch" is that the entire show is rigged and everyone knows about it.

Except for one guy.

Apparently, this 'Joe' was some guy delivering pizza who decided to audition for a new reality show.

Now, I'm of two minds about this. Either this could be a brilliant satire, pointing out all of the things that make reality tv so compelling and repellent at the same time, or it could be the meanest ever practical joke. But like most things, it will probably be a little of both. For me, if they can convince me that the show is real, I'll be into it.

From what I've read, the show was pretty convincing since the 'Joe Schmo' character wasn't giving any interviews for the show.

Take care,
Mike G.

Monday, August 25, 2003

Some Sad News....

I found out this morning about the death of Wesley Willis.

I'm fairly certain that most of you haven't heard of this man. For me it was a few years ago when he was featured in a song contest on a local radio station. When I first listened to his "art" I was positive it was some sort of gag, or act. After reading about him and his life, I began to understand a bit more about him. You can find out more about him here.

I don't know whether or not he was exploited. I do believe his music hepled him find some refuge from the storm in his mind. I hope that he has found in death the peace he so richly deserved during his life.

Rock Over London, Rock On Chicago.

And, now some entirely self-serving promotion.

I, along with the rest of the P1 WAC wrestling crew, will be reviewing Summerslam tomorrow night on Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket. Tune in at 8:00, or point your browser to The Ticket's website. Take care, Folks.

Mike G.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Good Happy Fun Strong.....

One of the drawbacks of being a collector of stuff [besides the financial ones and the fact that people ask why you buy toys at x age] is a fairly simple one.


Depending on your particular taste, be it G.I Joes, Transformers, Lego sets, Star Wars or whatever. It doesn't take too much time to fill up all the standard places in your home.

There's the mantle, dresser, possibly a kitchen counter. maybe a nightstand or two. Then you might put some figures on top of the bookshelf, and one or two on top of the TV. Then you start taking some of the books off the shelf because face it, you weren't reading those anyway.

Then you start buying furniture expressly for the purpose of storing your toys and collectibles.

Now I am at that all too familiar crossroads where you must make the decision of just not collecting anymore.

But my answer came to me in the form of the LEGO Corporation and Art Asylum. For the past few years LEGO has been converting their excellent Star Wars kits into smaller sizes. I can fit a couple of pod racers, an X-wing and Tie Bomber in the same spot as your standard Mcfarlane monstrosity. And ever since they started making Star Wars sets and vehicles the allure of having a tiny Darth Vader face off against an equally small Luke Skywalker is extremely powerful.

Art Asylum started out, I believe as a design firm, but have since gone into the toy game. They've made toys based on Star Trek, Eminem, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But they really caught my eye was a series of three inch figures very much in the style of the LEGO figure, but with 12 points of articulation. As a result I now have Captain Kirk, Bones and Spock recreating the Charlie's Angels pose on a corner of a shelf.

But that wasn't enough for them. They then teamed up with Marvel comics to make a line of Marvel Minimates that are even smaller [2 inches] but still have 14 points of articulation. Now Wolverine and Sabretooth are battling it out beneath the awesome towers that are the salt and pepper grinders.

Honorable mentions go to Stikfas, for their smaller size and ultimate poseability, and to Toynami's I-Men, for creating a mini version of the Blue Falcon and Dynomutt.

Bottom line? More Toys for Mike to buy, and I don't need to rent any space.

Take care, folks.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

I Like To Eat...

First, my apolgies on the lack of updates.

This weekend was a fairly positive one for yours truly. I decided to treat myself by going to one of the most amazing restaraunts in the known World. It's called Texas De Brazil and the concept is fairly simple. Meat, Meat, Meat and Meat. First off, you're treated to a salad bar that stands head and shoulders above almost all others. Then you're given a small medallion, green on one side and red on the other. Place the coin green side up, and the fun begins. Waiters with skewers loaded up with beef, pork, and chicken come by your table and with a pair of tongs, you grab a slice of what you want. One of the highlights is a chunk of filet mignon wrapped with bacon. Also excellent is a sirloin rubbed with garlic. That's not including the fried bananas or the garlic mashed potatoes on the side.

Needless to say, I partook of many of their selections. Lunch runs about $18, but it's worth it. Besides, if you plan ahead, after your meal, you won't have to eat again for at least 2-3 days.

Ah, but gorging on fine meats and cheeses was not my only diversion. I attended one of the best comedy shows I know. Of course, it's one of the only comedy shows I know, but let's not split hairs.

For about the past year, I've been a big fan of the group Pavlov's Dogs. Honestly, the best thing I can say about these guys and gals is that they're funny. Very Funny. Even when that sworn Enemy of Comedy raises its ugly head. Of course I'm talking about....

Drunk Guy Who Thinks He's Hilarious.

This can be anyone. Creed, color, orientation, play no part. Simply add enough alcohol to override common sense, and voila!

Anyways, these folks do a great job in either shutting up the offender, or reversing the gag back on him, usually without him even noticing. One of their best "gimmicks" is the Nightmare skit, in which they take an audience member, ask him or her about a particular bad day, and proceed to create a sketch utilizing their responses. What really stands out is their ability to connect one gag earlier in the show with something completely unrelated. As a final note of praise, they seemed totally at ease when they noticed that I was showing up at each bi-monthly show. In fact, some have even said hi without a trace of fear or disgust.

Well, that should be enough for a while. Be back soon.

p.s. I know i'm late to the party, but I feel this blog is pretty fair and balanced.


Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Stirring the Pot

I'm going to try and keep this blog apolitical. Not that I don't have the strength of my convictions, it's just that given the current political client, I'd hate to be arrested and catergorized as an enemy combatant.

That being said, I'd like to invite everyone to visit the White House for all the info you could ever want about our Chief Executive. And if that's not enough, writer Micah Wright would like to show off his collection of posters here.

In case John Ashcroft is reading this, I take back all of what I just said.


Friday, August 08, 2003

Brushes With Fame!

First off, The interview with Mick Foley was great. He is a genuinely cool guy and it was a blast talking to him. He even stuck around longer than he was supposed to. Even if you have no interest in wrestling, I highly recommend picking up any of his books. I also want to give major props to Big Dick Hunter for letting me help with the interview. Just as a reminder, you can hear the P1 Wild Ass Circus weeknights 8-10CST on 1310AM The Ticket.

Today I was feeling the need for uncooked fish so I went to Todai, a seafood buffet. While I don't know enough about Japanese food, I think it's pretty good. Anyways, during the meal I spy someone vaguely familiar. Then it hit me. Comic artist Scott Kurtz was eating a few tables away from me. I had met him briefly at a Sci-Fi Convention last month.

If you don't know who Scott Kurtz is, then click on this right away. Scott draws the extemely funny web comic PvP. It's also published in collected form by Image Comics. If you don't know where your local comic book shop is [For Shame!] the simply call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.

Anyways, we chatted for a minute, and then I let him finish his meal. Really nice guy.

As far as celebrity meetings go, it ranks up there with that time I kicked Castro's ass at Jedi Outcast, and cooler than the time I accidentally hit Peter Jackson with a tire iron.



Thursday, August 07, 2003

Have A Nice Day!

Really cool news. Myself and the rest of the P1 WAC will be brodcasting live from University Christian Church in Fort Worth where hardcore legend and best selling author Mick Foley will be giving a reading from his book for charity.

The show starts at 8:00 on AM 1310 and online.

I'll do my best to not be a typical fanboy. With that in mind I probably won't bring a sock for him to sign.

But I might bash his head in with a steel chair. You know, for old times sake.


Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Blue Screen of Death

I am almost at my wit's end[not that far of a distance].

My computer had decided to take a leave of absence, and I'm pretty much
tired of it all.

I was considering taking a small vacation later in the year, but
instead I'll be embarking upon an even greater quest:

Finding a kickass pc that won't kick mine. I've pretty much decided not
to go with the 'big name' companies [i.e Dell, Gateway, etc] and
instead look for a more specialized dealer. Of course, those guys can clean
out your wallet just as fast as the big guys. I'll let you know how the search is going.

The other day I said Goodbye to what was for a while, one of the few
important things to me.

Without getting too much into it, I figure a link should be enough:

Check it out.

And before you judge, I just want to say that I was in college at the time, and was
into some freaky stuff.

Catch you later,

Mike G

Friday, August 01, 2003

Feeding The Beast.

The following is a piece of speculative fiction and should not be seen as either an admission or acknowledgment of any activities, legal or otherwise.

So opened up their new music store. Hot on the heels of Apple, who have won over a ton of converts due to their remarkably friendly policies regarding transfer of the music to CDs, portable devices and other computers. So I took a look at their site, and ran smack into the wall of coporate America. First off, the files are in Windows Media Format. Second, if you do what the sevice intends [buy a lot of music from different artists] you're going to need a separate database to keep track of the limitations bulit into the tracks. Certain songs can be moved to as many different computers as you want. Some allow only 3 burnings onto a CD, and some can only be transferred to a portable device once.

So what did I do?

What millions of people are still doing. Clicked on a filesharing program [with new blocking features to prevent spying] and downloaded a high quality file that I can do anything with.

For free.

Unfortunately, I think we've passed the point of arguing about the legailty of file-sharing, swapping, or whatever you want to call it. [lawsuits and subpoenas notwithstanding] Whatever 'high ground' the music industry seeks to claim has been shattered by their labeling of what should be their biggest supporters as thieves and criminals.

Free is a powerful word. And if you want anyone to start paying for something, you need a better 'carrot' than jail time.

I don't know if this is just rationalizing or not.

Mmmm..More Comics.

A quick list of the better comics that came out this week

Fantastic Four 501
Off the heels of "Unthinkable" Mark Waid continues to impress with his take on Marvel's First Family. After their battle with Dr. Doom, the scars [mental and physical] are still fresh.

Thor: Vikings
Zombie Vikings. Garth Ennis. Not for the sqeamish.

Batman 617
Jim Lee.

Transformers 4 and Transformers: More than Meets the Eye 4
As a child of the 80's, the reurgence of the Transformers is pure fun.

Take care folks.


Tuesday, July 29, 2003

On the Air...

Tonight, you and your family can hear me on SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket discussing the events of the day and specifically, a review of the WWE's latest Pay-Per-View Vengeance.

For those of you who are not in the Dallas area, you can lisen to it online at the Ticket's website. The show starts at 8PM and lasts till 10.

Take care.

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Charity. Without all that work.

Hey Guys.

Fellow blogger and P1 Devin is involved in a really neat project for charity. Here's where you can read more about it. If you can, kick in a few bucks.

One of my hobbies/obsessions is toys, and lately the Lego Ccorporation has sucked me in with their latest release of the Bionicle line. I thought I was safe, since their last release [the Bohrok-Kal] were more or less repaints.

Enter the Rahkshi. All I can say is that there are times I'm glad that huge corporations like Wal-Mart can undersell all their competitors. Yeah, a diverse marketplace is all well and good, but give me my Rollbacks and I'll shut up.

If anyone cares, here and here have all the info you could ever want about these toys.

Finally, I read where the ratings for The Price is Right have been increasing among the younger demographics that all the advertisers are looking for. You know, you can have your Fear Factors and Dating/Marriage Shows, but for me, true drama is when that little mountain climber dude is nearing the top of the hill. Or when that Plinko chip is bouncing its way toward the bottom of the board and possibly the $10,000 slot.

Man, I need some sleep.


Thursday, July 24, 2003

Hey Kids! Depressed yet?

Some free advice.

Say you're at your pc. You start thinking, "whatever happened to so-and-so from school? Google's only a click away."

Get up, and leave the room. I just saved you a couple of hours. Go knit something instead.

Nothing makes one feel better about themself than the success of your peers. [I've only been doing this blog for about a week, so for now I'll point out my sarcasm.]

Let me break it down. If you actually have time to look up people you knew back in the day, well, it doesn't bode well for you. Look, I fully place myself in that category. Is it petty and small-minded? You bet your sweet bippy it is.

Of course, if your school experience was a pleasant one...well I have no time for you.

And for an especially uplifting experience, Google old crushes and sweethearts.

But possibly the most important lesson I gan give you is this: Dont drink super-caffeineated drinks a few hours before bedtime.


Monday, July 21, 2003

Tonight? In this very ring?

Sorry for being away. Life had the audacity to intrude.

I kind of wish I wasn't writing this.

I should be watching WWF Raw right now. [It's my blog, so I'll use the F]. But I'm not. I'm still taping it, but it's a good chance that all I'll do is read a recap online.

I wasn't always like this. I've been a pro wrestling fan for almost 8 years. I could tell you all about the storylines, the heels and faces., the whole nine yards.

Then, it stopped being as fun as it once was. It's not like I matured beyond it. To me, it seemed like the writers were more concerned about everything else besides the writing. Plot twists would happen without any explanation, stories were dropped at a moment's notice. "Big Events" would be used to spike the ratings for one night instead of being a logical conclusion. Alsp,It looked like the same guys were getting pushed while those who payng their dues were ignored. This sucks because 1. When the product is good, it takes every good thing from TV, Movies and Sports and blends it together. And 2. It's now become something of a gig for me.

Once a month me and a few other guys gather together to review the latest PPV on the P1 Wild Ass Circus. Heard on Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket. I can still get fired up for the individual matches, but there's less and less of a cohesive thread tying it all together.

The most unfortunate thing is that lately, I'm watching not because I'm interested in what happens next, but that I'm morbidly curious as to how bad it can get before I quit watching entirely.

I'll post again sooner this time, provided something exciting happens to me.


Wednesday, July 16, 2003


Wednesday, for those of you who don't know, is the day new comic books hit the shelves. So as a public service, here's what I picked up today.

The Crew
X-Treme X-Men
G.I. Joe Frontline

A shout out to the guys at Awesome Comics. Good eggs all.

I wish I had more to write, but not much happened today. That and I want to play some more Vice City before I hit the sack.

Be careful out there.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

To know me is to...hate me a little bit less.

So, there you are and here I am. Guess we'll start out with some basics. Male, Twenty-Something, finally starting to get the hang of this 'life' thing. Completely unsure of anything beyond next month.

Almost totally obsessed with Comics, Toys and various Pop Culture ephemera.

I don't really know who's going to read this, but I'll do my best to not be completely boring. I'll even throw in some stuff ffrom my deep dark past when I used to be...a fanfic writer.

I hope that didn't come across as one of those online dating profiles.

Not that I've ever filled out one of them.

Or needed to.

I'll shut up now.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Hey lookie mom!

I just started blogging!

If only mom knew what blogging was....