NERDS AROUND TOWN

Nerds Around Town: MNF sucks, South Park and Star Wars

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!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

We're inching closer to Extra Life's big event on Nov. 2. I'm super pumped about this and will be at Adventure Begins gaming for charity for 24 hours. It of course benefits The Children's Miracle Network and I am super excited for this. Let's do it.

THE TRAILER

So in the middle of one of the worst Monday Night Football's in recent history the final Star Wars Episode 9 trailer was debuted. Honestly it looked GREAT. I am not a fan of the Skywalker family story that the nine main episodes of Star Wars tells. I like the universe and the idea of Jedis and Bounty Hunters and space and all of this crazy stuff but the truth is I am so tired of hearing about the same six people in this MASSIVE universe. Show me something new and this movie looks like it does that at least a little bit. Even though this trilogy has been about the four new characters Poe, Rey, Kylo Ren and Finn it's also been about the same people of the last three movies who were all hinted at in the previous trilogy and ugh, just tell new stories already!

MONDAY NIGHT TRAINWRECK

Can we talk about Monday Night Football? This is some of the worst programming all week and I love football. How is it that ESPN/Disney is going to spend ALL OF THIS MONEY to get Monday Night Football and then put some truly awful television talent on it and then even worse, air games like Patriots vs Jets? Is there no flex schedule option? Was someone projecting the Jets under a first-year head coach to be any good? Who screwed this up? Also, the Hyundai Genesis halftime performances have been an assault in both music and visual arts. The black and white thing EVERY WEEK isn't special if it's EVERY WEEK, and the musical acts are all pop acts of minor importance, I say that knowing full well Charlie Puth is a big deal on the charts and Blink 182 is still one of my favorite bands, but come on, move the needle. Get someone. DO something. And seriously, fire the announcers, they are two of the worst. They need to get two guys who aren't traditional, forget former athlete and broadcast journalist. Give me an X's and O's guy fine, but then get me Bill Burr or something. Somebody who is going to use the four hours of television time to try and entertain the audience. I'm not just saying this because the game was awful, I'm also saying this because even when the game is good, the announcers are still awful.

KINGS OF ANIMATED COMEDY

For a long time I would have said that Seth Macfarlane was the king of animated comedy with an incredible nine figure deal with Fox which was also partly a development and first look deal that made him the highest paid writer in television. Suddenly there's some very real competition from the unlikeliest of sources, the South Park Guys. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are looking to sign a massive deal, alongside their partner Viacom, for control of the entire 300 episode library of South Park. Four years ago Hulu paid almost $200 million for streaming rights to the catalog, but this new deal is also television rights so the asking price is rumored to be around $500 million dollars. That is a big, round number. That is "F You" Money if I've ever seen it, it also means in the span of five years the rights to South Park have been bought twice totaling almost $700 million dollars. All for four kids in jackets cursing. Does anyone remember the outrage this show caused in the early days of it's release basically 20 years ago? My how far we've come.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row for a move next week, nowhere far just across my area of town but honestly, it is always such a pain in the ass to move. I just hate getting everything settled and messed with and now with me doing all of this extra stuff and using the mail system so much, it's even more of a pain in the ass.

Feel free to check out my brand new comic book Another Day at the Office or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help people struggling with 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 and Sports. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

Next weekend the Firefly 5k/10k Run is happening to benefit Buffalo Bayou Partnership, this is one of the cool ones. A nighttime run with lights and all kinds of fun costumes and afterwards there's a party. It's bright and fun and it benefits a great cause, so come out and get sweaty and be glowing and have a great time.

FOOD FEST

The Houston Food and Wine fest will be this Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $55 and there's all kinds of good food and wine to be tried and eaten. There are over 20 foods and tons of 4 oz wine samples, now me personally, I'm not a wine guy but man do I love a food festival. There's all kinds of goodies to be had and who knows, you might find your new favorite dish and who doesn't love a new favorite dish.

WHILE YOU'RE OUT

There's some great books coming out this week including Legion of Super Heroes #1, it's a return from the future as the teen super heroes of the 31st Century come crashing back into DC Comics. This is a big deal because honestly, these guys are a huge part of DC lore and their absence has been criticized and discussed ad nauseum. X-Force #1, the reinvention of The X Men property continues as X-Force becomes the intelligence agency of the Island Nation of Krakoa. This is some very real and very exciting stuff, seeing new stories and a new way to engage the relationship between Mutants and the Marvel Universe. Seriously, check it out. Come by your local comic book shop and check it out.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

My Chemical Romance has announced a reunion tour and young 20's me is super excited about all of this. I hope to god they are coming to Houston and a quick google reveals they aren't even coming to America but playing New Zealand, Australia and Japan. There's a reunion show in the states but otherwise nothing. What is going on here?! Hopefully these are just warm up shows and down the pipe is some great stuff but honestly, I don't think that's the case. I hope the shows are "get ready" shows, I hope they get back into the studio and make a new album, but as of right now all they have are a few shows scheduled. I loved The Black Parade and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and I really want another album like that… but so far they have a few shows scheduled. Not for nothing, they have Jimmy Eat World on the tour and I love them too.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

So I'm a fairly open guy here and I like to make an honest approach to how my life is going and what it's like to be somebody working their way through freelance life. It isn't glamorous, it does afford me a different way of life and a questionably relaxed lifestyle but man I have been straining with a serious case of writer's block all freaking week. Everything I've been writing all week has been absolute crap and I totally apologize to anyone who reads my work this week.

Feel free to check out my brand-new comic book Another Day at the Office or buy a shirt from Side Hustle Ts where some proceeds help people struggling with cancer or listen to Nerd Thug Radio. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

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