Eras End

"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Saturday, June 04, 2016

R.I.P. Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

Boxing greatest and the sport's world most famous champion, Muhammad Ali, died Friday night at the age of 74. He died in Phoenix, AZ due to respiratory issues and likely complications from his long fight with Parkinson's Disease.

"Words can't explain what Muhammad Ali (has) done for the sport of boxing," Floyd Mayweather told ESPN. "He's one of the guys that paved the way for me to be where I am today. We lost a legend, a hero and a great man."

Said Cavaliers star LeBron James: "The reason why he's the GOAT [Greatest of All Time] is not because of what he did in the ring, which was unbelievable. It's what he did outside of the ring, what he believed in, what he stood for -- along with Jim Brown and Oscar Robertson, Lew Alcindor, obviously who became Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar], Bill Russell, Jackie Robinson. Those guys stood for something. He's part of the reason why African-Americans today can do what we do in the sports world. We're free. They allow us to have access to anything we want. It's because of what they stood for, and Muhammad Ali was definitely the pioneer for that."

Friday, March 11, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2

With the inclusion of Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War is shaping up to be an epic movie. Really looking forward to it.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Goodbye Mythbusters 2003-2016

It has been a few days but have to admit I am still not quite ready to admit that after 14 years, Mythbusters is no more. This is one of my favorite all time shows, a joy to watch in part because the hosts clearly were enjoying what they did. Often I would learn a new nugget of information, be reminded of a lost childhood fact, or just be memorized at the creativity (and explosions) that were on display. I suspect that before its all said and done that the Mythbusters impact on the next few generations of scientists, innovators and creators will rival that of the moon landing. No matter how you cut it, that is a hell of a legacy to have. Goodbye, it was a privilege to enjoy this show for so many years.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Batman vs Superman Trailer 2

A new trailer has been released for Batman vs Superman that teases the movie movie fairly well. It does turn out that part of the story includes Doomsday whose redesign look like a troll from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Not even kidding. Just lighten the character's skin color and you are there.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Captain America: Civil War Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Captain America: Civil War was released during Jimmy Kimmel tonight. The tease shows a glimpse of Black Panther and that a conflict occurs between the super heroes due to world wide government response to the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.