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.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WTBT Volume 12 - 2013

We're taking bets that...

* unless I ask no one is reading this blog.
* it makes it harder to write when no one is reading.
* you are struggling with understand how our government is still shut down.
* the MLB playoffs are much more exciting when you team is in it.
* only Jimmy Fallon could make you like Miley Cyrus again.
* you forgot Miley Cyrus was actually talented.
* defaulting on the governments debt will only hurt the United States no matter what you hear from some politicians.
* doing this blog during the work day is not a smart thing because getting sidetracked is very easy.

Friday, September 27, 2013

WTBT Volume 11 - 2013

We're taking bets that...

* Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and the Sesame Street gang is one of the greatest viral videos ever.
* it is disapointing that Cookie Monster eats a banana and not a cookie though.
* the rap in the song elevated it to amazing heights.
* Joe Giarardi did an amazing thing by having Andy Pettite and Derek Jeter take Mariano off the mound at Yankee Stadium for the last time.
* rubbernecking is a serious problem on our roads today and it needs to stop.
* getting college students to do something they don't want to do is harder than convincing a three year old broccoli is good for them.
* the Big E is amazing and I can't wait to go down the big yellow slide tonight.
* most of the United States thinks the Senate and House of Representatives needs a time out to learn how to play nice.
* you should boycott Barilla pasta.
* if you don't know where this movie line is from you need to figure out where your life went wrong, "Human Sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria..."
* you are getting old if you remember Mariano Rivera with hair.