Sunday, October 31, 2010

Internationally Renewed Vigor

In honor of Halloween, I've decided to give you all a trick and a treat, which is 100% more than you could expect from any given house in your neighborhood. That is, if any of my readership is young enough that they could go trick or treating. And they most certainly are not. In fact, I wonder if the decline in desire to trick or treat correlates with the realization that they sell candy at the grocery store and you can buy that whenever you want. But I digress. The treat is that I'm giving you an update. The trick is that it is an update about why there are less updates. But there is yet another treat in that it will be more like my normal updates (i.e. long and filled with hilarious digressions)rather than my typical "I should update more" post (which is normally about 75 words, 50 of which were written out of guilt).

It is the worst kept secret in the world that I do not update the English Muffin Power Hour regularly. In fact, with this update, October will be my busiest month of blogging for the year with 3 updates and will be the most updated month since last August. Fortunately, after some thought (read: two minutes between innings of the World Series), I think I've isolated the reasons why the English Muffin Power Hour has been only slightly less neglected than all other Power Hours in the world.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Winning Formula

I am a man of conviction. If my previous loquacious musings had not tipped you off to the fact, now you have it in unambiguous, introductory paragraph style. Once I am convinced of something, I remain it takes a lot to shake that belief. For years, I believed that few things could top the comedic styling of the Muppets. Sure, their hay day has long since passed, but so has Monty Python's and they're still awesome. Incidentally, Monty Python is one of the few things that can top the Muppets, but that's another story. Similarly, I believe that it is very hard to beat both the rock and the roll of Queen. But it never occurred to me that combining Muppets and Queen would result in unadulterated awesomeness.

But that's not all! Someone took the formula one step further by mixing David Bowie, Queen and the Muppets. It's not quite as awesome as the first video, but it also is just a guy with a video camera and a few puppets. Not exactly the same level of sophistication you get from working with the Disney Corporation.

By the way, I just noticed that most of the things I really like were at their peak before I was born. It may seem weird, but if I ever get sent back to 1985, Marty McFly style, I'll have no trouble fitting in.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Extreme Measures

First and foremost, let me apologize for the lengthy, unexpected hiatus from blogging. There have been some trying times these past few weeks because I lost someone very special to me, someone I never expected to lose. I speak, of course, of Triceratops, the coolest non-carnivore dinosaur there is.

Oh Triceratops! You were so young! Why? Why did you have to never exist?

It's just not fair! How can you cease to exist? I have so many fond memories of your fossilized exhibit battling the Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Museum of Natural History. Did that never happen either? And then there are the further questions it raises. For example, if the Triceratops never existed, then where did the Blue Ranger get his powers from? Sure he may have been the least popular power ranger, but that's no excuse for Zordon to lie to him! Congratulations, modern paleontology, you've made Zordon a liar. I hope you're happy!