Friday, October 02, 2015

WTBT Volume 2 - 2015

We're taking bets that...

* it doesn't matter how many school shootings we have we will not get meaningful gun control in this country.
* just because people want meaningful gun control does not mean we want to take away 2nd amendment rights.
* the trailer for the new Bond movie, SPECTRE, looks real cool.
* happy people are amazing and a little bit annoying.
* you know you are old when you realize that you can be your students parents.
* the Pittsburgh Steelers need a new placekicker.
* if you haven't seen the video of the bees swarming a police officer's car you need to check it out.
* shirts with animal faces on them are really creepy.
* the Yankees are going to have a short time in the playoffs.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

WTBT Volume 1 - 2015

We're taking bets that...

* you never thought this blog would be started again.
* sometimes old can be new and hip again.
* it is fun to try to end every sentence with the word again.
* it would be amazing if the Red Sox stayed in third place in the AL East after such a shitty year again.
* your new celebrity/sports crush should be Adriana Leon for the Canadien women's soccer team.
* Kim Davis is probably working for the devil and is trying to crush all that is good from gay marriage to Pope Francis.
* you cannot wait to see The Martian starring Matt Damon.
* spending time in the hospital with someone you care about can really change your perspective on how you are living your life.
* I need to keep this blog up and running.
* you are getting old if you remember me with glasses larger than my face.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WTBT Volume 16 - 2013

We're taking bets that...

* Catching Fire was a really great sequel to the Hunger Games.
* no one really thought this was possible.
* some scientists have really too much time and grant money on their hands.
* if a blog is written in the technology world and no one is reading it, it might not exist.
* the Broncos/Patriots game will be the most exciting of the NFL season thus far.
* holding is holding is holding.
* stealing a million dollar scratch ticket is pretty awful.
* you can't wait for Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

We're taking bets that Marvel is good for entertainment...

I have really enjoyed the last Marvel outing of Thor: The Dark World. It was an interesting tale with lots of action, humor and intrigue. Thor also had a great message about power and how it can blind you from doing the right thing.

Additionally, I have been enjoying the new TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It stars Clark Gregg as good old Agent Coulson from all of the Marvel movies. He has a fun group of agents that seemed mismatched, but work together. The stories are starting to get very interesting now that they have moved on from the introductions. I think that if they get a minor Marvel villain as the season's foil it will become an even better show. Though you have to have faith in Joss Whedon.

Marvel is in the news everywhere with it's deal with Netflix that will produce four TV shows and the new X-Men and Captain America movies. It is bringing one of the most creative story telling to the mainstream world. Comics might seem stupid to a lot of people, but there is a ton of creativity in the story telling. Yes, they are not based in reality, but what is? I am glad that I am a small fan of comics. I think that we need more heroes in our lives. Tragedies like Sandy Hook and the disaster in the Philippines show us that we need more heroes in our world.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WTBT Volume 15 - 2013

We're taking bets that...

* I love that Dirty Water.
* Big Papi is amazing and anyone who disparages him is just jealous.
* you can't figure out if Emma Stone is actually hot or not.
* it is hard to stop loving the dog in the Darth Vader costume.
* you are relieved that you can finally use electronic devices on airplanes.
* this may be the grossest story I have shared in a long time with my reader.
* 10 year old Boston fans only know of winning Boston teams.
* Beyonce is one of the coolest people alive and this is why.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WTBT Volume 14 - 2013

We're taking bets that...

* not tipping your waiter because you think he is gay is probably one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
* hatred comes in all forms, but sometimes it is so baffling you just have to shake your head.
* if the Sox win tonight they will probably win the World Series.
* Boston fans born in 1991 and later are spoiled regarding Boston sports.
* sometimes you need to plan your catchphrases.
* most of the phone tapping NSA scandal stuff started in the Bush administration, but Obama is going to take the blame.
* if you are not listening to Aloe Blacc, you are missing out on a future legend.

Friday, October 25, 2013

WTBT Volume 13 - 2013

We're taking bets that...

* some people actually can't be replaced and you just need to go a different direction in hiring someone new.
* this photo is actually amazing and I don't think it could be duplicated.
* the World Series is going to go seven games.
* we need to find a way for our youth to understand that teachers are people to be revered, not hated or disrespected.
* candy factories should not have the ability to explode.
* you cannot wait for the next XMen trailer.
* the Kansas City Chiefs will not win a play-off game this year and you heard it here first.
* even when you are right you can be wrong.
* if you do not watch SyFy's Haven you are missing excellent television.
* David Ortiz will hit 5 home runs during this World Series.