Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead

I’m going to be honest and say that I think the 2nd of half of this season of The Walking Dead wasn’t that great. It wasn’t bad but I liked the first half much better.

On the other hand, Game of Thrones is back and oh man, it’s as good as ever. I love how every line of dialogue has so much meaning and purpose (whether it’s truthful, or more often than not deceitful). I don’t know, just the way they speak, it’s very enthralling. And they REALLY know how to keep you excited for the next episode.


New York Knicks Still Suck

Have a read: New York Knicks: Looking back on how the offseason plan failed

When they let Jeremy Lin go, I was kind of pissed. But then they went and built the OLDEST team in the NBA and somehow thought they had a shot at the championship in an age where the sport is more athletic than ever. And they just kept getting older, adding a retiree like Rasheed Wallace and recently, Kenyon Martin. I am absolutely shocked to see Camby is getting $13m over 3 years. What the hell were they smoking?

Look at guys like Danilo Gallinari and David Lee, young guys that showed a lot of promise, that the Knicks traded away. The Knicks thought they could pull a Miami Heat and just buy stars and somehow win a championship. Problem is Anthony, Stoudemire, and Chandler are not on the same level as James, Wade, and Bosh. I like Tyson Chandler but I didn’t like the Melo and Stoudemire acquisitions from the beginning. Melo had a great coach and good team in Dnever. He never showed he could lift his team and never got past the first round. And there is good reason Stoudemire’s contract is uninsured – that should’ve been a big red flag. Well now the Knicks see how wonderful those knees of his are.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Knicks goes down again in the first round of the playoffs. The Knicks showed a lot of promise early on this season, but they have an incredible knack for lifting their fans expectations, only to fail completely.

General Thoughts

Google is Killing Reader

So I found out today Google is killing Reader. I’ve been using Reader every day for a LONG time, I can’t even remember. It’s pretty much the best way I know of to browser through a lot of news sources in one place. People are saying RSS is a dying consumer technology and this just proves it. But how else do you pull multiple sources into one place? I ain’t going to visit 100 websites every morning when I’m sipping my coffee. I’m sure I’ll find another service to replace Reader; it just sucks that a good product is getting killed because there aren’t enough smart people to use it. ;-)


New Star Wars Movie Featuring Old Cast

So I just read that the new Star Wars movie being directed by J.J. Abrams will feature the original cast of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. No offense, but these actors are old. How are you going to reach a new generation of movie-goers using those 3 in an action, sci-fi film? I’m hoping they play supporting roles and the leads are younger actors.