THE NERD REPORT

Nerds Around Town: SNL, craft beer and Lil Pump

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 once again the most important day of the week, it is Monday! So let's set this week up for success and make sure that we crush this week!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

It's a frustrating thing to think about, but we live in a great and powerful nation of intelligent and wonderful people and yet, when we get sick, as a nation we all just shrug and think, welp, I'm screwed. We can do better and I wish we would but since we haven't here is where we are. My friend is sick and Exit 73 is holding a benefit to help him raise money this Sunday at noon. There's a BBQ plate you can buy and an auction with proceeds going to help him in his fight against cancer. Exit 73, this Sunday at noon. #NerdsUnite

COMEDY SHOW

This weekend, one of my favorite and in my opinion one of the most massively underrated comedians is coming into town, Kevin Nealon. He's a former anchor on the weekend update desk from SNL and obviously was in tons of great sketches and he's always just been a great comedy guy. He's got fantastic timing and he used to do this bit where he would insert subliminal messages in his conversation, it was a hilarious SNL sketch. Anyway this Friday and Saturday at the Houston Improv, if you're out and about, I say check him out.

DUELING BANDS

So on Friday both Dave Matthews band and the rapper Lil Pump are performing. Dave Matthews has won Grammys and has had a 20+ year career, Lil Pump has made music for a couple of years. Tickets to see Dave Matthews at The Woodlands Pavilion are $45 and tickets to see Lil Pump at Revention Music Center are $45. Wait what? The same price? What the heck is going on? Who is paying Dave Matthews money to see Lil Pump? And who told Lil Pump he's worth that much money? Are all concerts just $45 and there's no way around it? What is going on here? I'm not a fan of either honestly but if you told me these two shows cost the same amount of money I would laugh at you for an hour. Is there no pricing structure in live music? That's weird.

A GOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday there's a Music to my Beers fest. It's a craft beer and music festival. This sounds amazing. Featuring the craft breweries from the south side of Houston and music from Beat Root Revival and other bands I honestly haven't heard of, it does still sound pretty cool. It's at the Pearland Town Center and it's always nice to say Pearland without having to say something is burning. I think there should be more stories like this one, anyway, live music and craft beer. Sound good?

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

So this will be an unpopular opinion, I know that, but right now I'm a little disappointed in all the politics involved in both the Police Dept and the Fire Dept of Houston. The Fire Dept has been in a pretty tough dispute with the city about pay, and my opinion is simply this, voting for a raise isn't the right way to do that. Negotiating and city planning are the methods for increasing the pay of the city, also it's irresponsible to put unfunded initiatives on ballots anyway but that's a separate issue. Making the city honor the raises without firing and demoting people wasn't a reasonable thought and forcing the mayor to give fire fighters a raise by vote wasn't the right move; did they think strong arming someone would make things easier? If you forced your boss to do something at work, what do you think would be the consequences of that? Also the family and friends of the two victims from that no knock raid that went bad hired an independent forensic team and apparently the crime scene was very poorly examined making the Department look even more like they were covering stuff up, also it's annoying when the Union Rep for the Houston Police Dept gets on TV and says crazy things, is that really the image the police want to project? This brash, rude man? Anyway, I'd like to see these issues be handled better by everyone but they probably won't be; when will they charge that lead cop in the raid with two counts of murder and some attempted murder of several officers for faking the info for the warrant? They would do that to anyone else, I feel like. I just want to see some equality in how these things get handled.

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 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, Sports and Wrestling. Check out the podcast replay of the FM radio show at www.nerdthugradio.com!

Hey Nerds!

We made it, it's the weekend, so get on out there and enjoy yourself!

GOOD DEED OF THE DAY

I don't know how many more ways I can say, eat crawfish, help people, it's a good deal. It's the Light of the Phoenix Charity All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil, and there's stuff for the kids to do too while you grub a dub dub. $25 buys your ticket now but $30 gets you in at the door. This is the kind of thing I live for, doing a good deed and eating a bunch of food as you do it. #NerdsUnite

WHILE YOU'RE OUT

So usually here is where I tell you about some new books this month and remind you to go buy them and get into your local comic book store. We're going to mix it up a little bit this week though; first, of course go see your local comic book shop, I just opened my pull box with The Adventure Begins, but specifically we're just going to talk comics in general. This is a super interesting time for comic books, lots of really talented people working on some great projects, Hickman coming to the X Men, Bendis is at DC and doing big things. Marvel is in the middle of the War of the Realms and DC is telling a big Justice League story and honestly, all of this is crazy exciting. There is always talk that this is the "end" of comic books but honestly, I don't think it is, I think this is an amazing time to be a comic fan and in comic books in general. Find one you love and jump in, they're awesome.

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH KING’S HAWAIIAN BREAD

I don't know if someone suddenly bought stock in King's Hawaiian bread or something but suddenly that stuff is everywhere. Sonic has a delicious chicken club with King's Hawaiian bread and Arby's has a sandwich I haven't tried yet also with King's Hawaiian. Seriously it's great bread, but all of a sudden it seems to be everywhere. Did they just make too much recently? Are restaurants just now figuring out how awesome it is? This is odd to me that everyone is slow to get on the King's Hawaiian train but I guess it's great because the bread is great. Seriously, I love some King's Hawaiian.

GAMER TROUBLES

As news broke that gamer "TFue" was suing his esports team Faze Clan initially public sentiment was against him and actually the owner of the team spoke out and stated that his contract was great and they had only collected $60K of his $300K in earnings. Then the contract leaked and suddenly the owner changed his position to nobody is disputing that his contract is bad, well actually he was disputing that only a few days ago. The contract essentially entitles the team to percentages of earnings they create for the player and that even the player creates for himself which is in violation of California law apparently. In Hollywood everyone tries to get points off of deals so they created an unlicensed agent law where if you aren't an agent you can't do that, well these teams would fall under these parameters which means this case got a whole lot more interesting all of a sudden.

NOT THAT YOU ASKED

I've been having lots of conversations with people about the "golden era" we live in of free media. At Comicpalooza it was a topic of a lot of conversations because it's something we talk about a ton on Nerd Thug Radio and it's something I firmly believe, that over the next ten years the pay walls will all change and the free access to get into all of these industries will be gone and suddenly everyone - content creator and consumer alike - will be a customer of Amazon and iHeart and others. Well I think the sea change is coming sooner and faster than even I originally predicted, I see so much content being generated and so many more high profile people with high profile support coming down to these lower levels that honestly, I'm not sure where the breathing room is for the little guys. I told someone the other day that I honestly wouldn't even make a podcast if I was starting from scratch today. I don't know what I would do, but honestly, it wouldn't be a podcast probably.

I'm going to jump out and wish you guys a great Friday and remind everyone to be kind to each other and try a little harder to have a great day! I'm coming back Monday 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 or support our Patreon Page. Thoughts, complaints, events and comments can be sent to corydlg@gmail.com.

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