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Justice League #1 - the review

Taking a look at the first piece of the "New 52."

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Lookee Here Suckas!

Big industry and big government were not meant to be aligned. At least not in our, the people’s, interests. That many people have somehow confused freedom for America’s companies with freedom for themselves is testament only to the fact that the folks on Madison Ave. might actually know what they’re doing. Here’s the food chain. Big company hires big agency to help them improve their public image. Big agency says, ‘Hey, you guys should make it look like you care a...

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Flash Mobbin

I’ve been reading a lot of stories lately in the mainstream media about “Flash Mobs”. I don’t know if this is just another flavor of the month type story or what, but it’s really enraging me. For those that don’t know; this “idea” was born out of the recent UK riots. People using social networking applications to organize into large groups and then commit crimes – looting, robbing, vandalizing, murdering, etc. How lovely. It amazes me how muc...

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Comic-Con 2011:  The Designer Toy Awards

Fun with people and their plastic playthings.

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GonzoGeek vs. Comic-Con 2011

It's finally here. The biggest geek weekend of the year, San Diego Comic-Con International, starts tonight.  We've got a four-man crew out in California to deliver as much coverage as we can manage over the next five days. The only thing standing in our way is the 100,000 other fans lining up to get in each panel. Stay tuned for posts throughout the weekend. You can also follow Bruce, John and Matt on Twitter. Stephe hasn't taken the social media leap yet, but you'll hear from him thi...

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Julian Assange, Evolution, and Good Will Toward Men.

I recently engaged in a conversation with someone very near and dear to me which followed/yielded the following chain of thought.  A story regarding Julian Assange came on the news. My cohort remarked with a combination of dismay, annoyance, and disgust, that the guy was a menace to our continued existence. Not just hers and mine, or our country’s, but humanity’s. She suggested that his actions were intended to provoke an unraveling of the social order and could even be apocaly...

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GonzoGeek to Cover Austin Comic Con

Stephe and I have attended the Texas Wizard World Conventions every year since their inception. Those conventions have historically been held in Arlington, Texas. That was until last year when they cancelled the Con altogether.  This year, Wizard got back on the horse and moved the Con to Austin, Texas. We're going again, and, for the second time, we're going as media.  That's right, GonzoGeek will be there to cover it all for you. "We are pleased to return to Te...

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The Fourth Law of Robotics: Voter Early, Vote Often

My dad recently asked me what my ideal candidate for political office would be.  I thought about it for a second...

'Robot.'

'Haha...seriously.  You have to vote for a person.'

'Okay...robot.'

'Alright, son.  I'll play along.  Why a robot?'

'They have no party affiliation.  They do what they're told.  They don't need food or sleep or recognition.  They don't suffer from indescretions or hypocrisy.  You pretty much know what you're getting when you send them to congress.'

'Thought about this much, son?'

'Nope.  Just kind of going with the moment.'

Now, with the mid-term elections around the corner...I stick with the decision.

I'm voting for robots.

And I'm asking you to, too.

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The Dell Saga Part 2 - More of the Same

A while back, I wrote a long venomous post about my horrific experiences with Dell customer service over the course of the first six months of 2010.

To my great surprise, Lorna from the "Dell Cares" department responded to the post.

What follows is the email exchange I had with Lorna regarding the situation.

I'd like to say we were able to resolve the problems, but I can't.

Enjoy.

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Would You Like My Vote With That?

I’m a sucker for market research.

Will I ‘Definitely’ do them, ‘Maybe’ do them, or ‘Not Lkely’ to do them?

Definitely ‘Defintely’!

Marketing is slick.  You might not realize it, but most everything you see on TV, hear on the radio or read in a magazine is filtered through people like me.  Ever hear of ‘cheesy queso’ sauce?  Nope?  Then you owe me a big thank you.  While some in the group thought is sounded ‘rich’ and ‘cheesy’ and ‘delicious’, I suggested it be slathered all over a carne-beef burger served on a pan-bread bun, topped with lechuga- lettuce and a cebolla-onion slice.  Call it the Redundant’s Spanglish-Special.  I’d like to think that I, personally, put an end to cheesy queso sauce.

I’ve put food on your table, beer in your fridge, a phone in your pocket, and gotten you laid.

Aren’t you glad you know me?

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