Best and Worst plus a shout out of the week
This weeks Best Person of the Week might strike some people as strange, Tiger Fans might be outraged and not bother learning why. Jim Joyce did something this week that few officials want to have happen. They got a call wrong, a call that would have likely given us the 3rd Perfect game of the season. Now Umpires, Referees, and officials are human and make mistakes sometimes. It's what Jim Joyce did after that has him topping my best person list. Now Jim could have kept his mouth shut or said some BS about how he doesn't have the benefit of Instant replay and has to go with what he saw. Instead he came out as a man and admitted he made a mistake. He admitted to Tiger Fans, Baseball fans, Armando Galarraga and to the whole wide world that he was wrong and the runner should have been out. For being Man enough to admit his mistake Jim Joyce is the best person of the week.
An extra shout out to Ken Griffey, Jr. Perhaps the Greatest Ball player of the Modern era, an era plagued by cheaters and lies. Ken Griffey, Jr . Gave the sport his all, often suffering season ending injuries as a result, but still managed to be one of the sports best hitters. While men like Mark McGuire, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa dominated the Home Run races if the late 90's early 2000's he quietly did his job. While they and Roger Clemens apparently used performance enhancing drugs to keep their careers going after they started to decline Ken Griffey, Jr allowed nature to do it's thing. So at 40 years old the Kid retired from the sport of baseball. Looking no older or bigger then the day he joined the MLB. Over the course of his career he hit 630 Home Runs, 1,836 RBI's and 2,781 Hits. This is a man who had he been healthy likely would have broken Aaron's record with out any controversy.
This weeks Worst Person of the Week, well there were a few I could have picked Bud Selig for not wiping the blown call off the books. Could have picked George W. Bush for confessing to torturing terror suspects and saying he'd do it again despite the CIA releasing info stating that nothing was gained. But instead I am going with Niecy Nash. She went after an author who moved next door to Sarah Palin and accusing her of using Nazi like tactics against him. Niecy was right to go after his use of the Nazi's but where has she been. The Extreme Right aka The Tea Party and several Fox News commentators and the Fat Man Rush Limbaugh have been throwing the Word Nazi around like it was the latest big thing. They have repeatedly called President Obama and Liberals like myself Nazi's. The Nazi's were likely the worst group in the entire history of the planet having killed 6 million Men, Woman and Children. Nothing I have done, my family has done, the Democrats in office have done or President Obama has done even come close to the horror that was the Nazi Party. By not speaking out against them for their use of the word Nazi's but going after an author who happens to be writing a book on Sarah Palin You make it seem as if it is ok for some people to call people Nazi's but not others. How but you call out Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and other members of the Tea Party.
Rogue Addresses the Black Spider-Man campaign
Now I should get this out right away, I have no problem with African American's playing Comic Book characters. I'm not going to boycott Spider-Man if they hire Mr. David Glover to play Peter Parker, truthfully after what Sony did to Spider-Man 4 and it's cast and crew I have no plans once so ever to even bother with the reboot. What I have a problem with is changing an iconic character pretty much everyone knows for the sake of being politically correct and giving a different Race a white Superhero. Not when there are several Black Superheroes who aren't that well known, if Marvel wants to have a Black Super Hero use an existing character that hasn't been used.
Falcon - Captain America's friend with Captain America coming to film why not bring him to.
Bishop - With The popularity of the X Men Trilogy, and Wolverine along with the upcoming X Men First Class, Wolverine 2, and Magneto who not include Bishop, the Mutant from the Future who comes back to Join the X Men.
Black Panther - A Later Member of the Avengers, and we have an Avenger's film coming. Why not set him up for an Avenger's Sequel.
Luke Cage - He has ties to The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Iron Man. He's Bullet Proof with Super human strength and healing abilities.
We have James "Rhodey" Rhodes aka War Machine, but he's cast. Plus many more I didn't name.
So please instead of alienating hardcore Spider-Man fans by doing something different pick a little used character to Highlight and Mr. David Glover nothing against you buddy, but why not look through the catalog of African American Superheros and pitch an idea to bring one of them to the limelight.
Rogue's Best and Worst People of the week
Going to do something new every Friday, I hope, I'll give my Best and Worst person of the week. For the first one
Best Person of the Week: Not just one person is my Person of the week, I have three. This weeks Best People are J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and
Carlton Cuse. You three just wrapped up Lost, which ran it's series finale on Sunday, which was for 6 years one of the best shows on TV. You didn't hold back when it came to telling the story be it through Flash Backs, Flash Forwards, or Flash Sideways. You even took a show about people on a strange island and went scifi with it adding Time travel. Lost was a hell of a ride and after 6 years it was a show I hated to lose. Thank you Mr. Abrams, Mr. Lindelof, and Mr. Cuse you guys are my Best People of the Week.
Worst Person of the Week: Glenn Beck - This hasn't been a good week for Mr. Beck, he's been doing his usual bit but went a bit far with the notion the Obama Administration is out to get him. But what makes you my worst person of the week, nothing in this world I hate more then hypocrites. You started things out by saying politicians families should be off limits when talking about an author who moved in next door to Mrs. Palin, I don't call people who quit before their first term is over Governor, I'll agree with that their families aren't running for office no reason to attack them. But then Mr. Hypocrite just hours later attacks and mocks an 11 year old Girl who just so happens to be the daughter of President Obama. You can't have it both ways Mr. Beck, you can't protect Mrs. Pailn's family and then attack President Obama's. You sir are my worst Person of the week.
Added the popular Fox show Glee in place of Lost. Still looking for another show to replace 24 with.
The Mid Year Awards begin on Monday, be sure to vote and tell your friends.
News on the next DC Animated film has been posted in the Comic section.
favorite films pre 1979
1978: Superman/Force 10 from Navarone
1977: Star Wars/Close Encounters of the Third Kind/Airport '77
1976: Rocky/Midway/The Outlaw Josey Wales
1975: Jaws/Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1974: The Godfather Part II/Blazing Saddles/Airport 1975
1973: High Plains Drifter/American Graffiti
1972: The Godfather
1971: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory/Diamonds Are Forever
1970: Tora! Tora! Tora!/Airport/MASH
1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey/Romeo and Juliet
1967: The Dirty Dozen/A Fistful of Dollars/For a Few Dollars More/The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1966; Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD
1965: Help!/Dr. Who and the Daleks
1964: Mary Poppins/Goldfinger
1963: The Birds/Dr. No
1962: The Longest Day
1961: The Guns of Navarone
1960: The Magnificent Seven/The Alamo
1959: Rio Bravo/The Diary of Anne Frank
1958: The Horror of Dracula/The Hidden Fortress
1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai/Gunfight at the O.K. Corral/Throne of Blood
1956: The Searchers/The Ten Commandments
1955: Guys and Dolls/Rebel Without a Cause
1954: On the Waterfront/White Christmas/Rear Window/Seven Samurai
1952: High Noon
1951: Strangers on a Train/The Day the Earth Stood Still/A Christmas Carol
1950: Rio Grande/Sunset Boulevard
1949: Sands of Iwo Jima/She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1948: Fort Apache
1947: Miracle on 34th Street/Great Expectations
1946: It's a Wonderful Life/My Darling Clementine
1945: Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green
1944: Gaslight/Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
1942: Yankee Doodle Dandy/The Pride of the Yankees
1941: They Died with Their Boots On/Citizen Kane
1940: The Grapes of Wrath
1939: The Wizard of Oz/The Hound of the Baskervilles/Mr Smith Goes to Washington
1936: Dracula's Daughter
1934: The Black Cat
1933: King Kong/The Invisible Man
1932: The Mummy
1930: All Quiet on the Western Front
1917: The Immigrant/Easy Street