Monday, August 31, 2009

Burgers at Becks Prime, Houston

Now one wouldn't think to drive two hours just for a burger, but if that burger is from Becks Prime, you'll be glad you did. Some of you may have to drive a hell of a lot longer considering this wonderful high-class, fast service franchise is exclusive to Houston, Texas. but if you're ever in the area do yourself a favor and seek one out. It quickly hit the top of my "best burger" list-- I was skeptical of the fore-spoken praise but after just a couple bites I was a convert.

Here's the Blue Cheese Burger. God-damn-fucking-tastic.

And the Hickory Burger, no slouch.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Comics Day

Couple weeks worth of books, just didn't get around to posting last week :-(

Green Lantern
Power Girl
Killer of Demons TPB
Dark Entries

Boy, I sure did love that Dark Entries book, I hope Vertigo keeps them coming. I was drawn mostly to the great art by Werther Dell'edera, perfect match for the story. I haven't kept up much with John Constantine, tho I read wuite a bit of Hellblazer back in the day. And I'm not familiar with author Ian Rankin but he spun a good yarn. It's the format the wins out, tho, and kudos for this. Comics readers may be thrown by it at first, clearly packaged and designed for the book market, but that's where I hope it has the most success. Still a great book for comics and Constantine fans, check it out.

And, um, yeah... I did cut off Wednesday Comics. It is cool? Yes. Is it that cool? Not really. I'm already more interested in how they collect it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Never Soon Enough

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Comics Day

Wednesday Comics
Blackest Night
Green Lantern Corps

A double dose of Blackest Night this week, where we get to see the "return" of Aquaman. What this means for whatever, whoever, and however Aquaman may return in a comic is anyone's guess. As story goes, there is the typical heavy-handedness of these big crossover events. But the art is awful nice and it's kinda cool seeing the dead rise. Still as the Blackest Night concept is clearly reaching across the DCU and they really want you to know that. Green Lantern takes a back seat. Makes me wonder if there's a GL focal point at all, which points to the usual mega-crossover pointlessness.

Case in point: also shipping this week, Blackest Night: Batman #1 (of 3). Who cares?

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Lucky J's Chicken + Waffles!

On Burnet Road just past the 2222 is a little waffle wagon called Lucky J's. Keep an eye out or you'll drive right past! But pull in next to this little gem and they'll waffle you up some waffles and fry up some chicken right on the spot. It makes a lazy sunday morning the bestest!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sun Wukong is da bomb!

My friends know I love all things Monkey King. Well a totally awesome lad by the name of John just came back from a month-long excursion in China, and brought me back these sweet Monkey PVCs from Hong Kong!!!

There's Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy, and even Tripitaka with his Horse Yu-Lung!*

*that is actually a dragon

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Mighty Fine Burgers, Austin

A new Mighty Fine just opened in my area. If you're not familiar with the franchise, in addition to a damn fine burger Mighty Fine offers a pristine dining environment with a hometown picnic feel.

Mighty Fine also applies to the logo. Dig that Copperplate.