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TPCCafe S3 Ep 149 The Calgary Expo Wrap Up

TPCCafe S3 Ep 149 Calgary Expo Wrap Up

The finale thoughts on the years Calgary Expo. General chat on day 3 and 4. Also Scott and I hit on some recent pop culture news.

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Black Panther Heading for Larger Opening Weekend Then Expected

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is gaining momentum with forecasts estimating as much as $170 million in North America during the four-day President’s Day weekend, updated tracking shows. That’s significantly above the first tracking on Jan. 25 for the tentpole, which initially placed the debut in the $100 million to $120 million range for the Feb. 16-19…

via ‘Black Panther’ Heading Toward Massive $170 Million-Plus Opening — Variety

First Look at the Defenders

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That’s a pretty neat look. I’ve been looking forward to this series since the beginning of the Marvel series on Netflix. I think Sigourney Weaver is a fantastic choice as the villain and can go toe to toe with any the heroes in this series and the actors that play them. EW took the photo so they get the credit……enjoy

This Week’s Cover: Meet ‘The Defenders’ in EW’s exclusive first look

‘Marvel’s The Inhumans’ Set At ABC For Fall 2017, With Imax Bow First — Deadline

ABC has given a green light to Marvel’s The Inhumans, a live-action TV series from Marvel Television. As part of the deal announced today, the first two episodes of the superhero series will debut on Imax screens ahead of a planned fall 2017 premiere. The move marks the giant-screen exhibitor first time as a financing participant…

via ‘Marvel’s The Inhumans’ Set At ABC For Fall 2017, With Imax Bow First — Deadline

Editorial: Identity Crisis

Hey Poppers

I fellow I know thru the guys at Big Kids Playground,Dougie (aka Scruffy Doug) wrote a little piece about his thoughts on being a geek. So take sometime here and have a read. I am sure you know what he is talking about.

If you are reading this, there is a fair chance that, like me, you are a Geek. We are Geeks. We are happy to be Geeks. We are proud to be Geeks. And most importantly, we don’t deny that we are Geeks. The world however, still seems surprised at this. 
Despite the current global success of the Batman, X-Men, and Avengers franchises, the public opinion of being a comic book fan is still a negative one, with the term “geek” often used as a put-down. Admitting that you are a grown man who reads comic books or who plays video games can still get the same reaction as saying that you keep all your toenail clippings in a jar in the kitchen. Watching the mind-numbing, pointless, fly-on-the-wall garbage that is Big Brother, X-Factor, Jersey Shore, The Kardashians etc is somehow accepted as being normal, yet reading a graphic novel with well written plots and interesting characters is deemed weird. And as such, we geeks are deemed weird.
So, are we weird? Are we saddo’s with no lives? Are we some sort of underclass that look and act differently to the general public? Do we all fit the standardised “geek” image? Well, sure, I’ve no doubt that there are some of us out there who do fit the standard image of a “geek”. You know, single, long greasy hair, probably an unkempt patchy beard (with the remains of 3 day old biscuits and noodles still stuck in it), possibly thick glasses, spotty complexion, a waist band that is longer than the wearer is tall, uses computer code to talk to friends, and lives in parents loft/basement despite approaching 40y/o. Basically, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.
However, for me personally, and I’m sure for a large number of my fellow geeks out there, this image couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m early 30’s, married with 2 kids, live in my own home, I don’t speak fluent Klingon, I don’t have every episode of Big Bang Theory under my TV, my appearance is closer to that of a thug (shaven head, tattoos, goatee beard), and I’m more than happy to get my hands dirty by getting stuck in to any DIY or car repair jobs that need doing. But that all said, I still love my tech, my games, and my comics/movies. And I’m still extremely proud to declare that I am a geek.
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Dougie (AKA: Scuffy Doug)

This Is How A Geek Quits A Job

So your a geek and you leaving your job and want to leave on a high note. A geek high note.

Well David Waddell, a councilman in the town of Indian Trail, N.C. came up with a way. David announced that he would be resigning his seat on council effect Jan. 31. So how did he make his announcement, well in two ways. First one well written in English and the second one was written in Klingon. That is right boys and girls, Klingon.  Waddell was frustrated in the way council handle various affairs so found this creative way to resign.

Have to give it to this guy for doing  it in a original way.

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Oh yeah the mayor Michael Alvarez was not impressed by the letter calling it “It’s a embarrassment for Indian Trail and for North Carolina.”

Mayor Alvarez needs to have some fun. Geeezzzz.