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Babies, Life, and Being a Nerd

Trying to balance an online presence while being a father and a friend isn’t always easy. Finding a balance between being a good husband, father, friend, and blogger is a difficult balance to maintain. Most of the time my online identity is what falls behind but that is ok, because that is the priority I have set in life. My family comes first and with my newborn baby girl, I have not been able to do much lately, and my friends come second but I am sure they feel that is a distant second. I try to do as much as I can with my Nerd Management brothers but alas I fall behind. Luckily they understand as well.

The good thing about an online blog is that it will always be there no matter how many times you quit and then go back. It always waits for you just sitting there waiting for you to tell it what you want to say. Some people have a lot to say and some people have a little. Some people have followers that care and some people just put words into the vastness of space. Either way, its there waiting for you.

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged and we will see what I have to say and how much I will be able to say it in the coming time. Just a reminder for those who remember, http://www.nerdmgmt.com is no longer around but we can be found on soundcloud with season 7 coming up and on facebook as Nerd Management.

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Legends of Tomorrow: Underwhelmingly Excellent

Part 1 of the Pilot episode of the DC Comics TV Show Legends of Tomorrow was Excellent. It was nothing less than exactly what needed to happen. The hype and the build up for this show was immeasurable. People have been talking about this for over a year as new details emerged and cast announced, we waited with baited breath.

Well, here it was. It finally came, the premiere. I was not able to watch it live, but the first chance I got once my wife fell asleep on the couch was to grab a drink and turn on this new show. I sat there and watched, everything I could think of unfold, with cameos and jokes; and action, and British accents. The first 10 minutes alone were better than Arrow had been the last season and a half. But I sat there and thought, is this it? Just excellent? Thats all?

About half way through act 2, I am thinking we could get a huge surprise, I think that we are going to see something Extraordinary. But the only thing we got was plain, amazing. I tried to convince myself, something was building. So as the episode almost finished, and we have already gotten our Action, drama, comedy, great acting, camaraderie building, dance montage, and TIME TRAVEL!!!! I realized there was no hidden surprise, no catch, no hook. DC and the CW had built an amazing show that didn’t need a gimmick. It took the trash, the refuse from The Flash and Arrow and built a concrete and amazing show. It took characters that no one should care about really, and added a time traveling Rip Hunter from the future and turned this show into the No 2 show on the CW behind The Flash.

A truly amazing feat from the mind of Greg Berlanti and the CW/DC Comics crew. This show gives you nothing more than exactly what you ask for.

Nerd MGMT Top 5: Comic Book Issue #1’s

Ok here it is this weekend’s Nerd MGMT Top 5 List. We want to know your Top 5 Comic Book Issue #1’s

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Monday Morning 9 to 5: Software Developer

From Nine to Five: Super Powers, Normal Jobs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have super powers? Yep me too, but what would it be like if the people in our every day lives had super powers too? What if it were so mundane and ordinary that everyone on Earth had a power and they had to go on living their everyday lives like it were no big deal? What current comic book superheroes would be best suited for normal blue collar jobs? That is the question at hand and each Monday I will bring you a different job that people hold everyday and I will suggest a few different Superheroes and/ or Villains that would be best suited for those jobs. I hope you enjoy, because this weeks job is:

Software Developer

  • Reviewing current systems
  • Presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost proposals
  • Working closely with analysts, designers and staff
  • Producing detailed specifications and writing the program codes
  • Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going live
  • Preparation of training manuals for users
  • Maintaining the systems once they are up and running

What current superhero or villain would suit this position best? Hmmm. I have a pretty good Idea who I think would make a great Software Developer? Brainiac? Danger? no, I am thinking more along the lines of Forge from the X-Men!

Forge, from the X-Men, has the mutant ability to understand machines. He has the ability to create anything he can think of and that would come in very handy if he were a software designer for a large company. Forge would be the ultimate IT guy, no matter what problem you or your company have with their systems Forge can create a program to fix it. He could also build you a network out of any electronics he could find.

Imagine hackers attacking your company and there was nothing you could do to stop it. All you would have to do is call Forge and he would create a software to counteract the attack without even skipping a beat. This would save you and your company millions and millions of dollars. All Forge would have to do is collect buckets of cash. So next time you are going over the software any anything you have purchased, maybe Forge could have made it better.

 

Forge Forge working hard on that new Anti-Virus Software you asked for!

Friday Night Fights: Wolverine v. Batman

Nerd MGMT Friday Night Fights:
Wolverine v. Batman

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Wolverine:

  • Adamantium Skeleton and Razor Sharp Claws
  • Super Human Healing Factor
  • Worldwide Martial Arts and Weapons Training

Batman:

  • Very Wealthy and has access to almost any weapon on Earth
  • Martial Arts training and weapons
  • Gadgets and Gizmos

Who wins this match up? You let us know online!

We’re 1 Month Away!!! 2nd Annual Nerd MGMT Comic Book Madness!

Feb 23, 2015 our 2nd annual interactive Comic Book Character March Madness tournament will begin.

Can someone defeat last year’s Champion Wally West the Flash or will he repeat as Champion?

YOU GET TO DECIDE!!!

Woman Crush Wednesday: Wonder Woman

Woman Crush Wednesday: Wonder Woman

 

     Princess Diana has been around since 1941 and she has been a staple in the DC Comics brand for every moment since. A pillar of strength and great intelligence Wonder Woman has been the longest running female character in Comic Books history. She embodies the feminist agenda for DC Comics and her character is the lone female in a league of men for most of her history. A strong female and a strong hero makes her a formidable foe for any DC Comics villain, man or woman.

     She carries with her a lasso with the powers to make anyone tell the truth, and bullet proof wrist bracelets. She flies in an invisible plane and can kick anyone’s ass. She has stood toe to toe with many DC villains and most importantly she has help her own in a business that is dominated by men, which may be the biggest fight she has ever faced. The character has withstood many reboots from the Warner Brothers Company but being that she is a part of the Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) that is huge for her and any little girls that look up to her.

 

     In the 70’s Wonder Woman was portrayed by Linda Carter on TV, and even given the time Linda did a great job of personifying what Wonder Woman is and was to women in comics. Now in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and movies going forward Wonder Woman will be played by actress Gail Gadot.  This was contraversial because there were many big name actresses fighting for that role, but the part went to relativly unknown Gail. She is scheduled for a part coming up and then a big feature in the Justice League movie.

Throwback Thursday: Arctic Batman

Who DIDN’T have this Figure?

     The Kenner Arctic Batman was a staple in households across America when there was at least 1 boy from 1992 and on through the early 1990’s. It came out in the 1992 Batman Returns movie line from Kenner and featured Batman’s Polar Armor and squeeze button Ice Blaster and also had a black cloth cape on Batman himself.

     The best part about this action figure looking back now is the amount of people that I know and that I talk to that had this figure when they were a kid. It is instant nostalgia and always brings a look of joy on whomever’s face I am talking to. They always say, “Oh man! I totally had that.” or “Wow yeah I remember that, I loved that figure.”

     So many people were affected by this figure that I would say that it is easily in the Top 100 figures in American Toy History. I would by vote this figure in there and stand behind that fact for the rest of my life. Man this figure was so awesome! Since then many of the new DC toylines have tried to resurrect the success of Arctic Batman with Fisher Price and Lego. While both of these figure are great neither live up to the legend that is Kenner’s 1992 Arctic Batman.

Special Thanks to 1989-Batman and Figure Realm for pictures of Arctic Batman.