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October 30, 2014

I Am Swing

October 30, 2014  

I Am Swing
Galaxy of GuardiansLicense to Loot

I'm starting to think these t-shirt sites don't care that I have to work. They premiere the best shirts on my busiest days. I used to think it was coincidence. Now I think someone is spying on me, testing my resolve. They will not break me. I will continue to talk about my favorite movies, shows, and shirts.

Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out on Blu-ray in a month! Since I walked out of the theater the first time with my sides still splitting, I've been debating whether to snap it up immediately or put it as #1 on my Christmas list alongside the first seasons of The Blacklist and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But fans don't have to wait for wearable Guardians merchandise, because these great shirts are available today. Seriously, how adorable is I Am Swing by Obvian? License to Loot by TeeKetch is very 007 cool. And come on, Drax as Yoshi and Rocket as a mushroom-like Toad in Galaxy of Guardians by DoodleHead_Dee? I'm dying.

These are all available today at RiptApparel. They come on t-shirts for $10, hoodies for $38, onesies for $12, posters for $20, and coasters for $25. Tomorrow their prices increase, then they will be retired. Sometimes I can find them elsewhere, so please check back if you missed the sale.



 

October 27, 2014

Doctor Who Meets The Walking Dead

October 27, 2014  

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Oh crap, I thought this sale was on Tuesday! I have to scramble to come up with something right now? I knew the weekend went to smoothly. Everything I needed to get done, I did and with little frustration. That is just unheard of. I even finally got a chance to start watching the season of Supernatural, a favorite show for the last decade that is suddenly nearly lowest on the priority list, because God forbid my family misses any of the new shows, most of which are highly unimpressive. I was also three episodes behind on Castle last week for the same reason: I am not the Wielder of the Remote.

But there is no way that I will let Saturday night parties that people forgot to tell me about until last minute or time slot conflicts ruin my enjoyment of Doctor Who or The Walking Dead. I refuse to be behind for even an hour. Last night I had to stay up late because the DVR wasn't set for TWD and I didn't want to get spoiled by my Twitter timeline today. "Four Walls and a Roof" was one of those more tense than usual episodes with revenge, tears, and hopefully temporary goodbyes. And this week's Doctor Who, "In the Forest of the Night," while not the best in execution or story, was interesting in the Doctor-Clara dynamic, as always, and sad with Clara resigned to Earth's fate. Like anyone else, I've been wondering all season how Clara was going to leave. I thought her path was set when she walked out in anger...only to return because she realized that she loved the adventure too much and that the Doctor may be gruff and seem uncaring at first, but that's how he works through life-threatening situations. Peter Capaldi has been wonderful in the role. And I'll be sorry to see Jenna Coleman go. She's been adorable and essential as the Impossible Girl, saving the Doctor his whole life and being quite a fun companion.

Now onto the t-shirts. I love these. TL Shipping & Logistics is one of those shirts you always see depicting the subject in an ordinary business: shipping, alcohol...cereal. This one is very nicely done. Grand Walking Dead is a cross with Grand Theft Auto V, a game I loved and spent dozens of hours on just perfecting my helicopter piloting skills. (Need to publish that at ConsoleLife.com, a blog I've neglected too long for this one.) And The Walking Angels, with one of the Doctor's most dangerous enemies locked behind the doors in the first episode of The Walking Dead is an unexpected and welcome bridge between the universes of two of my favorite and couldn't be more different shows, without which the weekend doesn't feel right. These tees are on sale today for $10 each and tomorrow for $15. After that, the artists may decide to put their work up for sale elsewhere, but it's not guaranteed.



 

October 24, 2014

Redrum Vs. Kubrick Still Life

October 24, 2014  

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You know it's not possible to go a single October without watching The Shining. I've never before thought to put into words what I love about it, but I'll give it a shot. Jack Nicholson's performance as Jack Torrance, an on-the-wagon family man who just wants some peace to write his novel, but who instead turns rather cuckoo bananas, is giddily terrifying. Over the years, I've grown to appreciate Shelley Duvall as the meek mother, Wendy, concerned for both of her boys' mental states, emotionally drained as she watches her husband devolve, then convincingly shaken and panicked as she realizes nearly too late that she needs to get her son Danny far away. Even though I know he outruns his father and outsmarts him in the hedge maze, I'm still always on edge for Danny. And The Overlook is a character itself, revealing something unnatural around any random corner.

Both Redrum by adamrabalais and Kubrick Still Life #3 by qbfox are available today on t-shirts at TeeFury for $11. Tomorrow they'll be a bit more expensive and after that they will be gone. Wait a sec, why hasn't anyone done a "No TV and no beer make Homer something, something" shirt? I NEED that in my life.


 

October 22, 2014

Agents of KRISPIES Tee

October 22, 2014  

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It's shaping up to be another great season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., perhaps as mind-blowing and emotional as the first. Last night, in "A Hen in the Wolfhouse," (i.e. sweet Simmons working for evil Hydra) there was a comforting hug between Coulson and Skye after she found out who and what she might be and tried to find her father. That's the Coulson I love most. A close second is the ass-kicking Coulson, the quippy Coulson, the hard Coulson, and the scared Coulson. Really, I love the whole package. Clark Gregg has been fantastic. So has everyone else. The team that was hobbled at the finale is coming together again with a number of new and welcome faces. I can't wait to see how the fractured Fitz and Simmons will repair that relationship, and how she will come to terms with what he's been through without her.

Okay, now that I took too much time out of my super busy day (shirts I like only release on super busy days) to talk about one of my favorite shows (and cereals!) and struggle with even signing into nearly broken Photobucket to upload the pic, I should tell you that Phil's Agents of K.R.I.S.P.I.E.S. by Bamboota is available today for $11 at TeeFury. You'll have a second chance to get it tomorrow at a slightly increased price.


 

October 13, 2014

I Will Face My Enemy Preview

October 13, 2014  

If you missed the preview last week and don't subscribe to ShieldTV.net, here it is. I wanted to see Coulson dance, flip, or gently weave his way through all those lasers, but May casually walking through them was priceless. I am absolutely loving this season so far, just like the last. I always knew they were heading towards something great then, but there were people who derided and abandoned it because of their need for immediate satisfaction or it wasn't how they envisioned it. The show was setting up the story and introducing characters, making those who stayed fall in love with them through humor and camaraderie, heroism and kick-assery. To me, it was immediately intriguing and enjoyable. It's my favorite type of show in that there are episodes that can stand-alone, but it also has an overarching storyline and things that happen in one episode will have an impact on the characters or matter down the line, which is the best kind of drama.

Marvel, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancheroen know what they're doing and the cast is perfect and believable as a group that feels like a found family more than just some people who work together. Anyone who gave Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a second chance (or who never left in the first place) were rewarded and will see that there are threads from the first season that will be followed in this one. I wonder if it can make me fear for everyone's fate the same way as the final episodes of the first. Can there possibly be another sucker punch like in "Turn, Turn, Turn" and everything that happened after? It was very high stakes, certainly emotionally. I'm so happy that Fitz made it, and Iain De Caestecker has had so much to play with already portraying a man who nearly died, especially in "Making Friends and Influencing People," where he discovered that Ward was being kept at the base. It's a beautifully acted, heartbreaking scene due to their characters' friendship and betrayal. Just another reason to love this show to pieces.

Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. merchandise at RedBubble