Thursday, April 18, 2013

Vol. 1, No. 2


Man of diamond

Superman turns Seventy-five this week. Earlier today the man of steel was honored by the President with a Disney themed children's Birthday Party. Festivities included many traditional birthday party events, some with a special 75th anniversary twists.

When asked about  the President's gift, Superman said, "It was a card, one of those Dan Piraro cards. This one has a Batman and Robin cartoon where Batman sees a HELP WANTED sign on a store and thinks it's a call for help." Superman chuckled, "It says Happy Bat Day inside."

Senators keeping within the diamond theme, conspired to take advantage of the rare visit by the sterling superhero to pay down the deficit. Each senator giving the man of steel, a lump of coal for him to super-squeeze into diamonds.

One White House staffer explained the Disney theme, saying it was an effort to coordinate with the new corporate owners of Superman's parent company. "That's the other guys..." said Superman, or at least claim those close enough to have heard the Kryptonian say something under his breath.

There was one sad note, after seeing Superman trying on a pair of x-ray specs that came with the goody bag, Metropolis crime reporter Lois Lane, suffered an as yet unknown attack and needed to be taken to the medic on site where she was reported to be delusional and calling out a name, "Clark." Presumably Daily Planet Co-Worker Clark Kent. A preliminary diagnoses has the usually tough as nails, girl reporter possibly just extremely dehydrated.

The Old 52

DC Comics fresh on the heels of their most recent company wide reboot, is planning on another company wide reboot, according to our sources. When asked for comment, a high level DC staffer wouldn't go on record as the new reboot is just in the planning stages. But he did say, "Reboots are great for us, so we are planning the ultimate reboot!"

He went on to say, this would be the ultimate reboot and no one would top it, DC was going to reboot ALL the previous reboots, and go back to the original continuity, everyone would return to their real-time ages. When asked if the comics would return to original numbering, he would only say, "Reboots are great for us."

TONIGHT!

On tonight's episode of the NBC sitcom Parks and Rec, Patton Oswalt plays a character who is supposed to filibuster the city council. Producers asked him improvise, and the result is a nine-minute long pitch perfect nerd-gasm for the new Star Wars movie, which crosses over with several other Disney properties including Marvel comics, X-men, Fantastic Four and Spiderman," not those second stringers like Hawkeye and Black Widow." Why wait, watch it now, complete unedited...

SPOILER ALERT....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY

Science Experiment

Following in the steps of networks like HBO, BBC America, AMC, and others. SY FY, the network largely known for it's paranormal based reality shows and wrestling, will be taking a huge leap into the Science Fiction genre. Not a huge risk given the tremendous successes of shows like Grimm, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Dr. Who, Revolution, Big Bang Theory, Conan.

But they are not just testing the waters, they are seemingly going all in. Last week they announced SEVEN new sci-fi series in development...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/syfy-prepping-space-dramas-jason-436862

This week in product placement

Not stopping there either, Syfy is premiering another bold new experiment in broadcasting, and product placement. Monday, April 15, 9 p.m. an hour long, episodic video game commercial called Defiance. Named after it's feature product the Defiance video game. I think thee is even a product placement deal with a major automotive manufacturer.

But the kicker is, get this, IT HAS ADS!!!!! Sy Fy must be network for balls.

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! 

A big Weekly League News welcome to Tony Isabella and Tonettes. They'll be test driving the guest room over at the blog. Maybe playing a few sets at the lounge. Hopefully losing some cash at the casino...

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