Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Earlier this month I posted this card for another Captain Comics friend, Jeff. Since he is obviously a Cincinnati Reds fan, I thought the team picture from 2008 Topps Heritage would make a nice touch.
The only other card I have posted on the board is this one. The reason I posted this one is one of my friends is a fan of the manga Cromartie High School. Warren Cromartie was a decent player here but became a star in Japan when he played there. The only thing he has to do with the manga is provide the name.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Here is John Smiley who appears to be deep in thought while signing autographs. Maybe he is trying to figure out what to do after baseball. This card is from the 1998 Fleer Ultra set, and Mr Smiley did not appear in any games.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I have been trying to do too much and not getting anywhere fast. For the next two weeks I am just going to post a baseball card and make a few comments on them. I am trying to get my baseball card collection in order, than I am going to tackle my comics. I picked this card because of the old fashioned uniform. I like it when teams honor their past like that.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Todays card is from the 1988 Fleer set. It is a good thing Tim Flannery played for the San Diego Padres. That surfboard would not have done him much good if he played in Kansas City.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I am a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, and have been since 1969. My buddy in Illinois is a St. Louis Cardinals fan, and we have a lot of fun kidding each other about this. Several years ago I started our version of traveling trophies. Just in case you are not aware of them you can read more about them here. Since I collect baseball cards of course the trophies are cards. Originally they were cards of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire but that changed when both left. Since the big stars are now Derrek Lee and Albert Pujols they are the trophies. The way it works is when the two meet whichever team wins the series the cards go to them. If it is a two or four game series and the teams split the series, the cards remain with whoever had them. Since the Cardinals had won the first series this year, my friend had the cards. This past weekend the Cubs took two of the three the cards returned to me. Normally we buy a greeting card to put the cards in, the funnier the card the better. This time however my friend was feeling cocky and he upped the ante. Not only were the cards on the line, he wanted to increase the bet to include a DVD. Had the Cardinals won I would have sent him the first Inuyasha movie. Instead he sent me the cards with the Record Of Lodoss War. I'll be reviewing that later. The next time the Cubs and Cardinals meet I will blog about their rivalry.
Todays card is one to make you go ahhh. I really like it when they do cards with the players kids and this is the best I have seen. I will post more later.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
"And as fans screamed, (David) Cook opened his rock-guy beard mouth to eke out his first horrible song, which they loved: a cover of Lionel Richie's "Hello."
If you don't remember this simpering pop ballad, it meekly goes, "Hello? Is it me you're looking for?"
When it came out in 1984, everyone with decent taste laughed big hearty laughs of humor-horror at how it gave sentimentality a bad name."
I like that song, so according to Mr. Elfman I do not have "decent taste". I am glad someone has pointed that out to me. Just because I don't like something does not make me superior to someone else. I am not familiar with the Josh Groban song he refers to, but the sentence that really got me was this one."Another performer sang the 69-year-old "Over the Rainbow," and a teenage girl in the aisle yelled, "That's my song!"
Imagine that. A teenager actually likes a song her Grandmother probably liked. What is the world coming to. I guess we shouldn't like anything that was done before we were born. Let's see, for me that means no big band music, no Humphrey Bogart movies, the original Three Stooges, anything else before 1956. This man is an elitist. Anything that doesn't meet his lofty standards is pure ****. 7000 people enjoyed the show. One didn't. Do the math.
No baseball card today. I need to get a few more scanned.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
First, this blog. I really want to post everyday, and when things happen that I can't I get discouraged and then don't post for awhile. I am not going to give up and will post at least three times a week. That way if I miss a day it is not so bad. I am going to be doing a few easy posts over the next few weeks. I have been making top ten lists from several different movie genres and I will be posting those, along with a few other ideas I have.
Second, Taco Bell. I have been working three days a week. I am getting physically exhausted from it. I have told them that from now on I will only work two days a week, Monday and Thursday, which is when they get their supplies. I have also given them a six month notice. After this year I quit. I figure a six month notice is much better than what they usually get. Normally they don't even get a six minute notice. I do not plan on ever working two jobs again. After all, I am not getting any younger. I can do it if I must, but only if I don't have another choice.
Third, my comic book collection. With my working and being tired all the time, I have fallen way behind on reading my comics. I am looking closer at the titles I buy and I am going to drop several. I still fight myself over wanting to like a title and keep buying it hoping it will get better. That ends now. Some titles are cheaper buying the trade paperbacks instead of buying the individual issue, so that is what I will do. I am also going to give much more thought to any new titles before I buy them. I have been getting caught up on what I have bought, and I am trying hard to get it all read.
I am going to try and pace myself better, get more rest, and take my medicine regularly. I have high blood pressure and have a bad track record when it comes to taking it. Well, that is my plan. We will see how it goes.