Dead-Beef: Hockey Night

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I’ve spent the better part of my Friday in conversion with my landlord trying to get a plumber to come out to our apartment and make with the unclogging of our bathtub. Last night was an enjoyable evening spent dumping Draino down the drain, then repeatedly plunging it well into the wee hours of the night until my hands were raw and quite possibly chemically burned.

So this morning, without a tub to scrub-a-dub-dub in, I treated myself to a wash cloth bath. Yes, all the thrill of a sponge bath without the sexy nurse! I would have asked my roommate to sponge me down, but Mark’s just a huge a homophobe.

In conclusion, my naughty bits are dirty.

Moving on.

Another Avengers trailer hit the internet this week. Up to this point none of the promo material for Avengers has really got me amped to see the film. The posters and trailers have lacked the punch you would expect from an epic super hero team-up. In fairness, teasers for Avengers were released long before much of the special effects work had been completed and it wasn’t until this latest trailer that we finally got to see a great deal of the Hulk.

A little less than a year ago could I be heard predicting the Joss Whedon vehicle would flop. My reasons mostly predicated on an over-abundance of big names trying to share one tiny screen. This was largely theory, of course. Off the top of my head I can’t think of an example of a movie with as many stars as Avengers failing, nor am I willing to do the research to figure it out – learning is for chumps, after all.

However, I am now ready to change my mind. The latest trailer is exciting, has explosions and shows off the kinds of character conflicts we’ve come to love from Mr. Whedon. I’m on the bandwagon, Joss! Let’s see what you got.