NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: Bush, X Men and sharks

ART BY JESUS RODRIGUEZ

Born with a comic book in one hand and a remote control in the other, Cory DLG is the talent of Conroe's very own Nerd Thug Radio, Sports and Wrestling. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Hey Nerds!

The whole thing starts again, it's Tuesday, go get them!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

This weekend is Father's Day, there's a lot of emotions for me this year. It'll be the first since my Father passed and there's a lot that comes with that. My mom did remarry after my parents divorced and I have an awesome stepfather and we have a great relationship and honestly I'm not sure what kind of man I'd be if he wasn't in my life, but there's just a weirdness to all of this. Anyway, this week just make sure you talk to your Dad, tell him you love and him and thank him for the things he's done and if you're not close, think about reaching out, and if you can't then maybe just let someone important know how you feel and if you're sad then make sure someone who loves you knows. Everyone needs people from time to time. Ok on to lighter faire. #NerdsUnite

DID EVERYONE KNOW THIS?

So recently I've gotten back into Spotify while I write, I don't know about everyone else but I go back and forth in cycles like the moon. Sometimes I play music covers on YouTube and sometimes I listen to podcasts and right now I'm back on a professional music kick. Anyway I was streaming through some different playlists and eventually wound up on a 00's one and Bush was playing and I was like, man I loved Bush, so I then searched just Bush and started listening and suddenly a whole album I've never heard of started playing. Bush made an album in 2017 called "Black and White Rainbows" and I had never heard of it. Never heard a single from it, never even knew it existed and then Spotify played a song from John Wick 3's soundtrack Bush recorded. Are they back together? Did I not know this? Are they coming to Houston?

SHARK TANK

I love watching Shark Tank, and I love watching the Profit, those kind of shows get me jazzed. They tickle my entrepreneur bone and make me want to launch another business. Part of my background is that I've had my own company three different times and launched a company with a buddy and obviously Nerd Thug Radio with my cousin and my brother. These kind of adventures and opportunities are what I live for, they're the kind of chances that you just have to take, you have to bet on yourself and go big every once in a while, otherwise, how do you know you're even alive? Anyway, my pet peeve about those shows are when someone just doesn't get it. Sometimes it's the sharks and they're like "I don't think you solved a problem very many people have, or I don't think anyone is going to spend $X for that," sometimes it's the business owner just not communicating their vision correctly, it drives me crazy. I watched a rerun of Shark Tank where they all turned down a premium cooler that kept everything cold for days, it wasn't the brand you're thinking of but another one and each shark said "I don't think anyone will pay $100 for a cooler." We now know that's not true…

X MEN DARK PHOENIX

X Men Dark Phoenix has been out for a few days and it looks like it's a total bomb. I'm honestly not surprised and frankly I'm a little disappointed in the lack of willingness to take on challenges that the X Men franchise showed by the end there. I would like to have seen a little more continuity between Apocalypse and this next film but I also would have done something different story wise. You know Beast, Mystique, Magneto and Professor X's contracts are up so you kill them and pass the torches to two new leaders. For this movie I would have introduced only one new mutant into the equation so there would have been Jean Grey, Storm, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Beast, Mystique and Quicksilver and I would have introduced Polaris as Magneto's daughter and for a villain I would have done the Reavers. Magneto has his own little mutant haven and Professor X has just found Magneto's daughter. This leads to a reunion between them and suddenly Archangel arrives holding the wounded body of Psylocke and the Reavers have been hunting them. During the horror inspired, mutants on the run story, Beast then Xavier, then Mystique and finally Magneto all die, leaving Cyclops as the new Prof X and Polaris as the new Magneto. Quicksilver and Archangel stand with her and Jean, Storm and Nightcrawler stand with Cyclops, boom the franchise continues. Of course then Disney buys Fox and my movie would be over anyway but at least I wouldn't have just remade Last Stand again.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

So I wound up not going out and having a drinky, dranky drunky time. It just wasn't a fun weekend overall so I don't have any cool stories, I did have maybe the best sausage and cheese kolache I've had in a while though so that's always nice.

I'm going to jump out and wish you guys a great Tuesday and remind everyone to be kind to each other and try a little harder to have a great day! I'm coming back Wednesday and we'll be bringing more good times your way. Feel free to check out my digital short story The Wilson House or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help fight cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

ART BY JESUS RODRIGUEZ

Born with a comic book in one hand and a remote control in the other, Cory DLG is the talent of Conroe's very own Nerd Thug Radio, Sports and Wrestling. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Hey Nerds!

It's Tuesday, it's a great week and there's no reason not to knock everything out of the park this week.

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

Zoey's Angels is an amazing organization with a heartbreaking story and this Sunday they are hosting their 8th annual Family Fun Walk. An organization that centers around helping families deal with the horrific ordeal of having a baby stay in the hospital for a long battle after it's born and then pass. The family then has to deal with burying a little family member and also a ton of medical bills and Zoey's Angels helps with both. Obviously for many people this is an incredibly personal story and issue and is something that is absolutely devastating for families to go through and deal with, and to have an organization there to help support people is incredibly important. This is that opportunity to help this group raise funds to help families deal with this all year long. #NerdsUnite

ARCHER'S BACK

The new season of Archer debuted last weekend and it is freaking great! There is absolutely no way to complain about this show, they keep reinventing it and the cast every season these last few years and I think that's done a lot to keep it fresh. There's no getting around the reality that 10 seasons is a lot of anything and like most shows the old way of doing things can get stale so they've avoided that by changing stuff up as much as possible these last few seasons and I love it. This season it's become a science fiction show and the cast is in space and struggling to make it in a great big galaxy while also dealing with all the inappropriate relationships and issues this cast has always had. Overall it's a hilarious journey through some great adventures, check it out.

HIGHER PROGRAMMING

This overall brings me to what's next for FXX and FX in general after the Fox/Disney deal. So FXX and FX are more centered towards adults and adult programming and while overall it's easy to believe that Disney would greatly enjoy the prospect of having these added channels in their portfolio, it isn't clear if they have the stomach for it. Lewis CK famously chose FX over HBO for his comedy show a few years back because they gave him the exact deal he wanted, and Baskets with Zach Galifianakis is from a similar arrangement and while Baskets has worked out great the Lewis CK deal obviously became an issue down the road where while on hiatus he admitted sexual misconduct allegations against him were untrue and the network ended their relationship. While "family" television isn't exactly full of saints, at least their program content isn't in constant need of defense from various people and parties. Adult comedy takes risks and goes out on limbs to make comments about our society, and how long Disney is willing to let that limb linger is the interesting long term question for both FX and FXX.

KING'S HAWAIIAN

The sweet love affair with the bread that can't be put down continues, they wrote me back guys, they wrote me back. Stay tuned.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

Jared Kushner just did the season premiere of Axiom on HBO, it's a big picture journalism show where they try and really find the important parts of stories that people aren't talking about including things like global threats and the friction we have globally with China. They aren't a "gotcha" media by any means, but they aren't going to do a fluff piece on anyone they are going to push back on things that are issues. They spent a lot of time on Palestine and they spent a lot of time on the inappropriate relationship between "friends" and money and honestly Kushner doesn't change any minds in the interview but it all could have gone a lot worse. The one thing I do have an issue with though is his response on the Russia meeting in Trump tower was "I get 250 emails a day" but important people get a lot of emails, and it's their job to handle the information coming in and making decisions, also it said "Russia" in the subject line, so that should have gotten some focus from someone running a campaign. I just really didn't like that answer at all.

I'm going to jump out and wish you guys a great Tuesday and remind everyone to be kind to each other and try a little harder to have a great day! I'm coming back Wednesday and we'll be bringing more good times your way. Feel free to check out my digital short story The Wilson House or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help fight cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

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