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Archive for November 2009

IRON WORKS. (but will it work again?)

November 30, 2009

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. (deep breath – inhale pink) OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod!!!  Badassery ABOUNDS!!!!  My geek cup runneth the eff OVER! Okay. (exhale blue)  Now that we’ve got that out of your (by which I mean “my”) system… The first Iron Man movie was a success on every level: Engaging plot, seamless […]

Yo Joe…what up with your movie?

November 30, 2009

Greetings Moguls, Over this long Thanksgiving holiday I got the chance to catch up on DVD a flick I somehow missed in theaters:  GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.   First off, is it really the rise of the Cobra? It seems like Cobra’s underwater lair is pretty well-established from the start.   You know […]

America: Nerd World Country

November 29, 2009

File this one under “NERDS, REVENGE of the.”  Because it finally happened. Once is nothing.  An anomaly.  Could be the emergence of a new trend or it could just be a bump in the road.  Remember Mike Tyson?  Of course.  Remember “Buster” Douglas?  Nope. But TWICE?  Ah, twice.  Twice is a pattern.  A trend.  Twice is […]

The ARMCHAIR gives thanks…!

November 26, 2009

Today, families, friends and loved ones all over the country are gathering round their dinner tables, dining halls and dorm rooms to celebrate one of the finest and fondest moments of our collective experience.  That’s right, IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY! Today, ARMCHAIRMOGUL.NET turns ONE MONTH OLD! Also, I think it may be Arbor Day or something… But […]

Davenpoe leads us in…

November 26, 2009

Please join hands and bow your heads for the blessing. Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you for this day, a day when we can all be together to marvel at your works and the bounty you’ve set before us.  We are humbled by this feast and we ask that it be a blessing to our […]

Voodrew Gives Thanks…

November 26, 2009

Today, we are called to give thanks…and I gotta give it up for Rod Serling. It is impossible to ignore the impact that Rod Serling had on television. In a time of countless variety shows and soap operas, Rod had the balls and foresight to challenge what was being shown, and challenge how we, as […]

Thanks for the Mammaries!

November 25, 2009

Looks like you reached our old site! Click here to read this very article on our new and improved site, featuring up to date articles and our new ArmchairMogul Podcast! On this Thanksgiving Day, as I peruse the sale ads for the perfect Bluray player to shop for on Black Friday, I’d like to take a moment […]

To Boldly Go Where We’ve All Gone Before…?

November 24, 2009

Yes, I like the Star Trek.  Yes, it’s by far the most entertaining of the Trek movies. But has it ushered in a new age of Star Trek mania?  Is it the new face of science fiction?  Are we seeing the birth of a new series of voyages or is this new Trek just a flash […]

CAST THIS: Khan Noonien Singh

November 18, 2009

Arguably one of the biggest fanboy faves in the Star Trek Universe… Khan Noonien Singh… stabbed at us with hell’s heart in the old Star Trek series, and later in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. Played so perfectly over the top by Ricardo Montalban, it’s hard to think of anyone EVER taking up […]

The Witch…is Dead.

November 16, 2009

And now, let’s please have a moment of awkward silence while we mourn at Eastwick.  The series short run is survived by its biggest stright male fan and fellow Mogul, Beaumaloe. The show began with a solid but unimpressive 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.5 million total viewers and dropped steadily until last week, […]