FRU: Dr. McCoy Saves My Life, Plus Star Trek, X-Men, and More!

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Health Stuff

Well, I had a fun night. I’ve been sick for about a week but then I had a new symptom, a lot of pain in my chest area and it hurt to breathe. Being an idiot, I didn’t go to the doctor right away, thinking it couldn’t be a heart attack. Several hours later when nothing had improved and it basically hurt a lot to move my upper torso, my girlfriend drove me to the ER which was the only open medical option at that point. From 11 pm to 3 am I got poked and prodded a bit and it turned out that it was just the virus messing up with my muscle tissue and they gave me an IV full of Motrin to stop the inflammation. I’m feeling tons better, but I’m tired.

Now to tie this into the geek theme of the site, my doctor was a woman with the last name of McCoy. That’s fucking right, I was treated by Dr. McCoy last night. How fucking cool is that?

Movie Stuff

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Well, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer came out and well, I wasn’t in love with it as much as a lot of other people were. I’m the last person to ever complain about CGI, but the big action sequences make me think I’m watching a video game cut scene.

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Wonder Woman! Well it looks like for some bizarre reason Warner Brothers now wants to put Wonder Woman and the Flash into the next Superman movie, which was already set to feature Superman vs. Batman. All right… just whatever. Hopefully it will work. The actress that they cast is Gal Gadot, who is most famous for being in the Fast and Furiouser movies and being hot. Reactions online were not surprisingly negative. Many people complained she was too waifish and skinny to play the role. Hey guys, where do you get off judging a woman’s body? Huh!?

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Moar X-Men! Director and Auteur Bryan Singer recently announced on Twitter that there’s going to be an X-Men movie in 2016 called X-Men: Apocalypse. That implies that they’d be using the villian Apocalypse, which could be very cool or very bad. I doubt they’d do an Age of Apocalypse story what with the next movie involving time travel. Don’t know how crazy out there they want to go for this next one.

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J.J. Abrams Admits Mistake: Recently J.J. Abrams admitted that keeping the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness had Khan in it was a mistake. I wish he would just apologize for the movie being shitty as a whole, but I guess this is the best that we can get.

Toy Stuff

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Action Figure Advent: If you like action figures don’t forget to check out the action figure advent calender. Not only did I do one day, but lots of talented bloggers are handling the rest!

Gross Stuff

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Child Rapist Pleads Guilty: There’s been a court battle brewing for years over one of the founders of the ultra successful convention Dragon Con. It’s a long and storied history, but basically this piece of garbage rapes kids and then fakes illnesses in order to avoid going to jail. While his plea deal was pretty good (he only gets five years and the rest of that is on house arrest) at least there’s a tiny bit of justice. He also has to pay his victims a ton of cash and he’s no longer associated with Dragon Con at all. The cops seem to really want to bust him again, so if he violates the terms of his parole hopefully he’ll be seeing lots more time in the slammer.

Cool Stuff


Food Fight – Muppisode on Disney Video

Swedish Chef vs. Gordon Ramsay: This video of the Swedish Chef from the Muppets taking on Gordon Ramsay Iron Chef style pretty much says it all. Who doesn’t love Beeker doing his Beeker thing though? And it was great seeing Sweetums bumbling around with Ramsay.

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West Week! It’s been awhile since I linked to a West Week Ever, mostly because they go up after I do the Friday Round Up. However if you like this, you’re probably going to like that as it’s similar, but different enough that we don’t have to go to war over it.

Video Game Stuff

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Starfighting: The MMO version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still going and they’re releasing a starfighter expansion. Hmm… this is getting me very interested. I really miss the days of playing X-Wing. Hopefully I can check it out soon!

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Cat on a PS4: My friend Shawn of Digital Monkey Box took an image of his cat on a PS4 box. It may be the first image ever taken of a cat on a PS4, we may never know or it may just go down in history. You’ve heard it here first, folks.

Car Stuff

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New Mustang: The new 2015 Ford Mustang was revealed this week. Why should you care? Well, you probably don’t, but with 50 years under its belt it’s a pretty iconic car brand. I’m not too hot on the design, but like with toys I’m more of nostalgia based guy. I like more straight up throwback cars more.

  • William Bruce West

    Thanks for the plug! I love the last line of the Wonder Woman blurb.

  • Chris Piers

    The latest rumor is that Superman has a cameo in Man of Steel 2.

  • Lamar the Revenger

    I’m gonna agree. That Mustang is meh. BEING SICK: TELL me you called your doctor Bones. MOVIE NEWS: Gadot -yes, please! ASM2 – no. We got Beast Wars Rhinox, Jamie Foxx cosplaying The Emperor or as my friend said cosplaying Arnold’s Mr. Freeze in a hoodie, & a Hitler Youth looking Harry Osborn that turns into a Super Sayain Goblin. Sorry gonna pass.

  • Ben Rollier

    I’m pretty sure that’s actually Alessandra Ambrosio, not Gal Gadot. But, yeah, here’s hoping Gadot does a decent job.

  • Jimmy Chirstmas, these thin model types all look alike to me. Google Image search is really failing me.

  • Yeah, I thought it was the safest place to make that joke.

  • I did not acknowledge the McCoy thing to her face. Having a name like Rudolph will make you respect the strange names of others.

  • Dex

    I had the same thing happen to me last year and for some reason, I had an irregular EKG reading that night. Well, once they got me in a bed it was like a scene out of a med drama. Lots of people came in the room, got my clothes off (not in a fun way) and then proceeded to dry shave patches of my chest (also not fun) to get the EKG readers on.
    I got nitro and an ultrasound of my heart, never saw it before. When all was said and done…it was indigestion/acid reflux. Spent the night in an ICU like heart ward and did a stress test next morning like I was Steve Austin and got discharged.
    Not a fun way to spend the first few hours when the staff think it’s a heart problem but kudos to them for quick action.

  • Lamar the Revenger

    True, I kinda understand that.

  • Woah, that is way more intense and nerve racking. I figured I wasn’t in any immediate danger when the first nurse did a quick EKG on me and got my pulse and stuff, so I ended up having to do a lot more waiting around than anything else.

    I did go to the doctor once for heart pay about 15 years ago and it was the same thing, heartburn aka acid reflux. That’s why this time I waited about 5 hours before I went in, thinking it was that. When it wasn’t getting better, I started getting a bit nervous!

    FYI glad you’re okay!

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