THE NERD REPORT

Nerds around town: Endgame spoilers, Game of Thrones, Overwatch

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 and it's time to get this week going, I purposefully held off doing a blog yesterday because so much of what I wanted to talk about I needed to leave off for a day because this was such a crazy nerd weekend.

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

This week I wanted to focus on one of the big ones because I feel like they have gotten a bad reputation. The American Red Cross, now hear me out before the groans overpower everything, the thing I do like about Red Cross is that they go to all of these places and disasters and try to help out. I know a lot of times there are people who are critical after the fact and a lot of people don't trust them after the scandal from awhile back where it came out that a lot of money went towards execs and administrative costs instead of helping people, but times have changed and now most charities tell people what percentage of a donation goes towards helping people and being used as intended. #NerdsUnite

ENDGAME THOUGHTS (SPOILERS)

So a billion dollars later, it's been four days and Avengers is the highest grossing movie in Marvel History as far as opening weekends go, and it also set an opening weekend record in general. The Marvel Universe has now grossed over $19 billion dollars over these last ten years and that is an amazing run of films. So there are some things from the outcome of this movie that would be an issue I would think, when the movie starts the world is basically in a funk from half of all life in the universe being snapped away, and by the end of the movie everybody gets unsnapped and now return to the world of the living five years later. So what about the economy? Think about it, the world lost half its work force overnight and had to deal with that financially, things got produced and shipped slower and production slowed down as a result and therefore less money was made worldwide. Housing would have become an issue, banks and mortgages would have collapsed, life insurance companies, insurance in general, how many car crashes and issues erupted after half of everyone just vanished in an instant. So now the whole economy of the world is in ruins and slowly begins to recover, except over night, three and a half billion people come back to life. They need housing, food, clothing, materials and supplies that would immediately screw up supply and demand. Stores would struggle to keep things in stock as production begins to ramp up and job hiring slowly ticks back up. Credit would be slow to re-lend to people because well, they are five years behind on their payments. Also, technically, how old are these people now? For example, I was born in 1983, I am 35 right now, but if I just returned from five years of being snapped, am I 35 or am I 30? The Marvel Universe is going to suck to live in for the next few years and we haven't even gotten to marriages, divorces, affairs and people who were pregnant during the snap.

GAME OF THRONES

Literally one of the craziest and most amazing things ever filmed in the history of television just aired this weekend. The longest battle ever recorded in the history of film, longer than the Battle of Helms Deep from the Lord of the Rings trilogy which was kind of the standard epic battle for most film people. Although the Battle of the Bastards was an epic battle on film also, this battle, The Battle of Winterfell, was incredible on a whole other level. There were so many great moments in this episode from the music choices, the quiet moments amid the chaos of a massive battle. The Red Witch coming to fulfill several prophecies and settle several seeds that had been planted by her throughout the series. One thing that is fascinating to recognize when I rewatched the series in the buildup for this final season, was how everyone's storylines all weave together and tell an incredible story where people have all come together now but were all over the seven kingdoms as the story started. The other thing was the few key deaths in this episode, there were tons of people who seemed likely to die if you follow television tropes. Things where usually in war movies if there's a scene where someone reveals things in their backstory they die in the upcoming battle which put several people on the chopping block. Oddly only a few characters died in this particular episode which is fueling some speculation that the rest of these characters have bigger moments ahead of them. Also, Arya Stark is now the baddest bee on the block.

A MURDER IN DALLAS

Once again it was another rough weekend for the Houston Outlaws who lost two matches including the big finale Sunday against Dallas where all the matches were held in a special homecoming weekend. For those who are a little lost, as a new league, Overwatch hosted everyone in LA for last year's debut season and this year planned a few road trips where all of the teams traveled to a few key cities for a few key weekends to help spread the game. Next year all of the teams will be in their home cities from the beginning of the year and travel will begin to be a factor for teams. The Outlaws finally played the lineup in the last match that the fans had been clamoring for where they let their six players play their strongest characters. There's a lot of data that goes into decision making and a lot of our players wind up playing various characters depending on how the map favors certain abilities instead of just playing whichever character they're best at but at about halfway through the match they played one where the team got to play to their strengths, they wound up losing the match but the overall play was much better and it is hopefully a sign of things to come. With this loss against Dallas we are now out of the Stage 2 playoffs already with a few weeks left on the schedule for this Stage.

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 $.50 from every shirt is donated to a good cause or listen to Nerd Thug Radio or support our Patreon Page. 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 and Sports. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Hey Nerds!

Monday is back! Let's make this week our bitch guys! It's a short week so this should be really easy!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

This week is the Fourth of July, get pumped and be excited for people and for this great nation and help people in need. While you're grilling and relaxing and having a great day, remember there are tons of people who don't have it as good as we do and it's not looking great for them. Reach out to them and help them out. #NerdsUnite

YOUNG JUSTICE RETURNS

Today is comic book heavy, tomorrow to the DC App Young Justice: The Outsiders returns. This has been one of the most consistent and entertaining superhero cartoons in recent memory. This show has been an awesome portrayal of some solid superhero combat and great characters and some awesome long form storytelling. The series has also been telling one long form story over these three seasons eventually building into this story about a war with Apokolips and superhuman trafficking. The introduction of the Outsider characters and the story of an undercover super hero team is awesome to watch and I wish more cartoons took this long form storytelling method and took the idea of superheroes as serious as Young Justice has.

SPIDER MAN! SPIDER MAN!

It's debuting here in the states tomorrow after debuting overseas this weekend. Kevin Feige the godfather of all things Marvel Films is saying that this is the proper end to the Marvel Infinity Stones saga or Phases 1 through 3. This film tells the tale of a mourning Peter Parker dealing with a world without Tony Stark and feeling the pressure to become the next Iron Man. From the previews it looks like Happy Hogan is heavily involved in this story as is Nick Fury, in a post snap world. This movie tells the story of what that world looks like now that there are people who were gone from the world for five years come back to a world that's moved on without them, including Spider Man. The Mysterio villain is a great movie character to use as he is the master of Illusions, so there's no telling where this could go. The idea of a multiverse is interesting but let's see if they stay on that path after the reveal of it in the previews, but I think potentially it's a trick.

SAY WHAT?

Netflix made an interesting decision and announced they have picked up the rights to Vertigo's Sandman. Written by Neil Gaiman, this is an incredible tale featuring the story of Morpheus the sandman, who sees the dreams of humans. The series was in the late 80s, early 90s crazy period of DC Comics where they were experimenting with Vertigo Comics and trying to find a way to bring great comic books back to the industry which was suffering from a lack of creativity at the time. Gaiman is one of the most creative and daring writers in comic books and fiction in general, so he sat to work creating one of the most amazing and entertaining series in the Vertigo line. It's translated into more than likely one of the most expensive shows potentially in the history of Netflix. It's been positioned as a movie before and in 1996 it would have been a $100 million cerebral fantasy series, now it'll probably be a $150 million fantasy series instead of a movie. The evolution has been long and winding but now the show is at the place that might be perfect for it after HBO/Time Warner/ATT passed on it due to possible show budgets. This is an interesting development in the streaming wars, as a possible sign that these two could work together against Disney, but that seems unlikely for any real length of time.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

It's going to be all over TV today, but obviously NBA free agency is going on these next few days and I love it. This is one of those awesome wild times in sports where a bunch of people get a bunch of money from a bunch of teams and there are always several surprises in the mix. In the always disappointing department it's already come out that The Knicks didn't offer Kevin Durant a max contract so he decided to not even meet with them. What are they smoking? The Nets have formed a Big Two and a Half with Kevin Durant actually signing there, Kyrie Irving signing there, Deandre Jordan joining LeVert their surprise stud of the roster. The Bucks gave Kris Middleton a very large contract to keep him in Milwaukee and help the Greek Freak get back to the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami was able to get a trade for Jimmy Butler much to the chagrin of Houston (seriously, ugh!), and now all of a sudden Kwahi might go to the Lakers ruining The Clippers and Toronto's offseasons. Stay tuned and remembered, all the contracts are guaranteed.

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