Apropos of nothing, tomorrow Heise and I are going shopping for instant ramen.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Apropos of nothing, tomorrow Heise and I are going shopping for instant ramen.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
For tickets, head to paleycenter.org.
Prior to the screening and panel, NYCC will be leading a Greendale Pep Rally, including a costume contest, poster contest, and trivia contest. Prizes will include tickets to New York Comic Con, Community merchandise, and some collegiate goodies as well. We'll have instant ramen, mac and cheese, and other dorm room chow as well as a big old stack of old college books picked up today from the Strand Bookstore. Among the textbooks we'll be giving away at Paley...
Ideology, Politics, and Government in The Soviet Union, Seventeenth Century French Drama, The United Nations 1986 Juridical Yearbook, Catcher In The Rye Cliffs Notes, Selected Poems of Johnson and Goldsmith, George W. Bush vs. The Super Power of Peace, Modern Capitalist Planning: The French Model, Origins of The Cold War, Creativity and Taoism, The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual, and A Guide To Modern Management Methods (published in 1954).
Finish up your Kickpuncher costume, polish up on your Greendale trivia, and we'll see you a week from today at Paley!
Posted by Peter Tatara at 1:43 PM
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
We've previously talked about the High Line, the above ground park built atop old, raised subway tracks. The last phase of the project was given a green light earlier in the year, and on March 12, the park will be revealing their first concepts of this final phase of the High Line. The super important bit to us -- beyond the general brilliance of the project -- is that when complete, the High Line will end at the Javits Center. You'll be able to walk from Union Square to the Javits atop a carpet of green. It'll be awesome, and to be among the first to get a glimpse, head out to March High Line Community Meeting...
Monday, March 12
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Public School 11 Auditorium
320 West 21st Street
Posted by Peter Tatara at 1:58 PM
It's OK, though, as there's pizza.
UPDATE: Think tank's wrapped and we've got roughly one pizza left. It's a Frankenstein pizza pulled together from the remnants of other pizzas, but if you'd like three slices of pepperoni, three slices of mushroom, or one slice of cheese, it's over by Jenny and Fitch now.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 11:55 AM
Despite getting back at midnight, I'm on my way to the office for a day of super important meetings. I pray passing out 15 minutes into each is acceptable.
Back to the posters, one of these will soon enough be hung from the wall in my office. Probably isn't a smart thing to confess to this crime in advance, but I got home at midnight and it's going to happen.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I'll be issuing edicts to my Economy class subjects while enacting skylaw upon Armstrong and his fellow fat cats in First Class.
As I can't send photos from the air of the tacos and cookies which shall soon be littered in great mounds around my exit row throne in adoration, I give you this last shot from Orlando -- the elevator in the Peabody Hotel reserved just for their ducks.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 8:22 PM
PS: So, the Bossk post from earlier today's now been covered by the gents at TheForce.net. Just to state this officially, Bossk is not the mascot of Celebration VI. He's awesome, but he's not going to be the center of our promotional campaign. Bossk is Mary's favorite character, though, which the Orange County Convention Center clearly knows, so their table cards were a very warm welcome.
PPS: Wedge Antilles is my favorite character. OCCC take note.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 6:29 PM
It should be stated this is the second closest mini golf to our hotel. We had to walk past a Hawaiian-themed mini golf place to get to this clearly superior pirate joint.
The game's between @armstrongmike, @TJAllen77, and @petertatara over the most gentlemanly wager of beers. Birthday boy Travis has taken an early lead.
UPDATE: The game's wrapped. Peter came in at 63, Travis at 49, and Mike clenched it with 41 -- including four holes in one.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 4:05 PM
Important to note is Bossk is front and center. Bossk isn't the biggest or most prolific Star Wars character, but he is Mary (from Lucasfilm)'s favorite character. And the OCCC knew this.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 1:18 PM
You're seeing a pick of them as it was too dark to take shots at dinner last night. We went to Tu Tu Tango. International Drive is one of Orlando's main drags, stretching from horizon to eternity with every chain restaurant you can image. Surprisingly, nestled between a TGI Friday's and Friendly's is Tu Tu Tango, a locally owned food, art, and music experience every night.
There's always a local musician playing and artists working - with their paintings lining the walls. The food is tapas, small plates of bold, fun, flavor-packed cuisine. We had curry chicken eggroles, steak skewers, pineapple glazed-falafel, empanadas, alligator jambalaya, and about twenty other dishes, followed up by two mad, mad desserts -- the chocolate calzone and the banana, caramel, ice cream pizza.
Oh, it was good.
Alas, all my pictures are too dark or of Danielle eating ice cream off an artist's palette.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 7:28 AM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Fun Fact: A duck's belly feels like a water balloon.
Posted by Peter Tatara at 3:16 PM
I'm at La Guardia right now waiting for my flight. Left the house at 5:00 AM. Caught a cab at 5:02. Was at LGA by 5:20. Now, I've been sitting here, tweeting, reading up about my Delta Silver Medallion privileges, and snapping pictures of airport sushi.
For a mundane blow-by-blow of the entire trip punctuated by furious expletives, follow me at @petertatara. The high points, though, will be right here. And, as a spoiler for the highest point: CHOCOLATE CALZONE!
Posted by Peter Tatara at 6:07 AM
Sunday, February 19, 2012
ReedPOP pal Chris Hardwick was in NYC on Friday night taping a Comedy Central special, and after an odyssey that involved train delays, peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, and a line that wrapped around a block, we got in. And not just got in. Got the super bestest seats ever.
Following the show, Hardwick took the above photo. We added the text.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
ABC's Castle, NBC's Community, and NYCC are coming to the Paley Center in March! Paley's a fancy-pants museum of television, radio, and new media, and the New York Comic Con team have a crush on the place. We run our events in what-are-pretty-much warehouses, so to see Paley -- built of granite, marble, and carpets not turned to ribbon -- we swoon. And come March, we want you to swoon with us as we co-present two special events featuring premiere screenings and panels with cast live streamed from Los Angeles!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The 2012 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo posters have arrived! Jackie dropped of these slick and shiny beauties yesterday, and they'll shortly be out in the wild at Chicago retailers. I don't have an OK yet to reveal what the poster is -- that's coming soon -- but you can see a nice and blurry photo above. Any guesses on who or what's featured on C2E2's 2012 poster?
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
At the end of December, I misappropriated some ReedPOP funds to fill a cabinet with communal snacks. This #SecretSnackStash was fat with cookies, candies, chips, and colas -- all the refined sugars and salts one prefers to dine on whilst stress eating. This, though, was at December's close. How long does $100 worth of sweets last within the ReedPOP office? Turns out, just about one month. We got down to one last bag of potato chips the last day of January, and it's been empty since.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Just spotted over at io9.com is the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer. It begins with the line "In the immortal words of Jay-Z" and keeps on spitting out gold until Bruce Willis makes an appearance at the end. God Bless, America.