2011: Your year in review Dec 27, 2011 4:03:49 GMT -5
Post by Mighty Jack on Dec 27, 2011 4:03:49 GMT -5
- I turned 50
Not all that entertaining... ‘nuff said
- Rest in peace Joe Frazier
Another part of my youth is gone. My dad was a boxer, so was I and we’d get together with uncles and grandparents and watch the title fights. Smokin’ Joe was part of a great age for Heavyweights, in which Frazier stood above all as my favorite.
- Avril Lavigne celebrates her 10th year in the biz
What a year for the artist - she got beaten up at a club and released her 4th studio album (only 4 CDs in 10 years? Thank goodness the Beatles didn’t fart around that much). And I posted a blog listing my favorite songs. Oh and someone on the board didn’t give me a hard time about liking her music, which is a rarity (thanks newmads)
- Rifftrax Live! Jack the Giant Killer
Finally got my friend to tag along, and he had a great time. But he was astounded that such crappy movies existed. Ah my naive pal, you have no idea how low it can go. That was a masterpiece compared to others these guys have riffed on.
- Goodbye Harry Potter
Funny, at first I ignored it, but slow and surely it sucked me in and I became a regular viewer. A few years ago I finished up with the books, this year it was time for the film franchise… and what a way to go out. IMHO, the best Potter movie of them all… I’ll miss ya Harry, it was a hell of a run.
- Alice Cooper HOF
The 63-year-old shock rocker is still plugging away. He and his band mates were elected to the Rock and Roll HOF. They also reunited in the studio and on stage. AC released his 26th album, a sequel, “Welcome 2 my Nightmare”. Plus we finally got his radio show, “Nights With Alice Cooper” in my town.
- Packers win the Super Bowl!
Woo hoo! In an injury plagued 2010, Green Bay rallied to win 6 games against the NFLs elite, to claim the Lombardi trophy in February 2011. Cheeseheads rejoice
- The Decade in Film
My summer of movies! I posted an ambitious thread, one that was years in the making. Giving a final push to publish it in 2011 - from May to December I watched over 200 motion pictures, spanning the years from 2000 to 2009. And made some wonderful discoveries.
- DC comics New 52
I was slowly but surely drifting from my life long hobby, when DC decided to try and boost sales by relauncing their entire line. I was dubious, and not that impressed with the first couple of titles I sampled… but then I bought Batman #1 and it started to shift. Pretty soon I was making regular weekly runs to my LCS and leaving with armfuls of DC comics… and having the time of my life. It was like being a kid - comics were fun again. Sadly, I dumped the Marvel’s from my monthly pull list (sad because I’ve been a Marvel guy from day 1), ah well; we’ll always have Paris… er, or rather, Stark Industries.