NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: Drama in Vegas, SyFy cancellations and R Kelly

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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!

Welcome to Wednesday, you guys better recognize that this week is flying fast and it's almost time to make those weekend plans.

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

Zoey's Angels are having their 8th Annual Family Walk to benefit their organization, a group with a powerful mission and their heart in the best place. Anyone has ever dealt with loss can tell you the gaping hole it leaves inside of you and then you have to keep dealing with all of these regular real world issues plus dealing with your loss and grief. Now imagine it's a newborn baby and it spends several weeks in NICU and then after it passes you have to pay hospital bills in addition to funeral expenses and also your life still goes on and have to deal with it. #NerdsUnite

DRAMA ON THE SPINNER RACK

So in a previous column, I mentioned how comic book retailers were in Vegas for a summit with the monopolistic Diamond Distribution and I said there's always great news stories that come out of that, and one big one did. Friend of Nerd Thug Radio and honestly an awesome guy who cares about comic books, Dennis Barger Jr owner of Wonder World Comics got himself into a spat with firebrand comic creator Mark Waid. These two have had a long standing feud or rivalry or whatever you want to call it and it escalated again, Mark Waid is in the middle of a lawsuit and apparently has been complaining about it with his new publisher Humanoids 1 and as they crossed paths with Dennis, Mark called him one of the scumbags or something along those lines. Later they crossed paths and it went worse and now that they have both returned home, the stories are coming out from both sides. Dennis was strongly buying Humanoids 1 new releases as they've been coming but now says he's out on them until Mark Waid is gone. It's tense.

SYFY DOWN

SyFy announced two big cancellations yesterday, Happy! And Deadly Class. Both are comic adaptations that are wildly different but they were both awesome. I loved both of these shows, Deadly Class was based on an amazing comic book and it's heartbreaking to me that it didn't get a second season as the book is amazing and everyone needs to check it out. Happy! Was an amazing show that I always felt like had a limited run because honestly, it's just too crazy. There's popstars buying kids and selling them on the black market, there's an imaginary friend who in the first season helps rescue a kidnapped girl by finding her dad and then in the second season he's the Dad's imaginary friend and trying to help him rebuild the relationship with his daughter. It's TOO CRAZY.

DESUS AND MERO

I'm rewatching Desus and Mero and I'm not sure they nailed the first season on Showtime. They're hilarious and their genuine but looked at in the context of other comedians with non scripted shows on the premium networks and honestly, they just aren't moving the needle for me. I'm not saying they have to change the world, or challenge the status quo, but if they're going to be on the big networks they need to find something more than just being from New York. Even Seinfeld focused on more than just the big apple in his show. If they make it back for a second season, which I hope they do, I hope they find a stronger direction than just hanging out with big name New York types.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

R Kelly got arrested again for even more charges stemming from a relationship with another girl a few years back. This guy is going to go to jail very very soon and for a very very long time. I don't really have a lot more to say about this, but honestly, why is he even posting bail for all of these charges? Just stay in and start serving time because it's going to happen. The people in charge are tired of being made to look bad by doing nothing and they're going to overreact and throw multiple books at him.

I'm going to jump out and wish you guys a great Wednesday and remind everyone to be kind to each other and try a little harder to have a great day! I'm coming back Thursday 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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Six years ago, I got this great idea to become a tourist of Houston on foot. I had no idea what I was doing or where it was going. All I knew was to put on my running shoes, walk out the door, and just go. Go learn, go talk, go ask without judgements. What I found is that Houston was full of diversity. We all knew that. However, let yourself be immersed in it. Look and listen to the sounds of different languages being spoken around you. Smell the scents of the different cuisines. You would think you were in a foreign country. This made me more curious.

As I explored the emotion of curiosity, it led me to change my behavior. Where I might have rushed to this place and to the next, I took it slower. Where, usually, I would have just assumed that I already knew, I found myself asking more questions. When I asked more questions, I had to acknowledge that I did not already know, so I practiced listening. As I listened more, I felt compelled to show more appreciation to the person who interrupted their busy day to educate me. This made me feel grateful.

I took that gratitude and wanted to share with others. It blew my mind when people would say that they hated Houston. It was boring. The people are mean and it was ugly. And even more shocking was Houston is not walkable. Instead of getting offended, I decided to do my part in brightening up the day of the Houstonians who were stuck in a rut. Who saw and did the same things day after day. I didn't judge because I knew they could get out of that rut by simply deciding that today they do something different. I braced myself for rejection, but put myself out there to share the wonderful things that I had learned about Houston. Given the chance, the vast majority, was ready to learn a different way. This made me proud.

It is true that 2020 has been full of disasters. These are opportunities if we choose to see them that way. If anything that COVID-19 taught me the answer was not MORE, but it is LESS. We have the tendency to take on too much, we had the unique opportunity to take on less. Thus, instead of going to exhaustion, we had the opportunity to rest.

Then, the tragedy of the death of Houston's own George Floyd happened. It could not have happened at a worse time. My heart goes out to his family. Some might use it as an opportunity to work out their own frustrations by causing more problems with violence and looting. My hope is that whatever happens will be an expression of appropriate sadness, but with Houston's best attributes; curiosity, gratitude, and pride. Instead of LESS it is time for MORE. MORE curiosity. To see if Houston's law enforcement cares about the well-being of Houston's black community and make changes in protocols. MORE gratitude. For the opportunity to express the frustration in a peaceful way. MORE pride. To not destroy this city and give it over to violence possibly doing more damage to the economics of business owners. We can see this as the opportunity to take time to heal.

Houston has changed. As I restart my exploration, I'm not looking for LESS. I'm looking for MORE this time. I'm looking with MORE curiosity. Because I know that we have even MORE to show each other. I'm looking with MORE gratitude because we have endured so much already and there are better times ahead. And, I'm looking with MORE pride because just as we did it before, we still have it in us to do it again. I have one request: if you see me in the streets, promise me that you will say hello.

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