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A look back from Ron at The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror!

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Ranking anything to do with the Simpsons is a daunting task, not only because of how beloved the show is but also because of the insanely rich catalog of material. Plus, it’s not like I’m trying to rank the non-Simpsons characters by level of awesomeness because that’s easy. It’s:

1) Groundskeeper Willie

2-sideways 8) everyone else in who cares what order you put them in

Instead, since they just aired Treehouse of Horror XXVII last night (and since you can watch all the Treehouses of Horror HERE)I thought I’d rank the top 20 ToH segments by the very unscientific metric of “which ones I like the most”. So…

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1) Citizen Kang

This has moved to the top of my list because in all honesty if Kang & Kodos were running for President right now I’d give either one even odds of winning outright. Added bonus: THIS (go ahead throw…

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Drop Three Presents: Step Out and Laugh 2016!

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For the 3rd year in a row Drop Three Sketch and Improv is putting our tax deductible donations where our glucose monitors are! That’s right, it’s time to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association, so join us Friday, September 9th & Saturday, September 10th at 8 PM at World of Beer – Baltimore for Step Out and Laugh, a weekend of shows to raise money for Step Out and Walk. Tickets are just $10 and all proceeds go to the ADA!

Every year the cast of Drop Three joins the ADA for Step Out and Walk and this year we’re teaming up with World of Beer Baltimore and Pop Culture Uncovered to have some laughs and raise funds for the cause! All proceeds from the tickets and a portion of the food and drink sales go straight to the ADA, so come on out and laugh at us for the best kind of reason. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online, via email or by phone at 410-382-3870! So come on out September 9th and 10th to raise money for a good cause and have some fun!  Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8 PM and the laughs are all night!

You can find Drop Three at Collectors Corner MD, one of “Maryland’s Coolest Stores!” Since 2001, Eisner Spirit Nominee 2011, 2012 & Finalist 2013 and Best of Baltimore 2008 & 2012 winner, check them out at www.collectorscornermd.com.

It’s time to Step Out and Laugh so join Drop Three Sketch and Improv Comedy, Pop Culture Uncovered and World of Beer Baltimore on September 9 & 10th, 2016 at 8 PM at World of Beer Baltimore. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online, via email at d3improv@gmail.com or by phone at 410-382-3870.  

 

Mr Robot – S2:E6 Recap

Belle gets her mind blown by Mr Robot.

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The cast and crew of Mr Robot have never been shy about their commitment to the premise of this show and that commitment is on full, crazy pants, ‘I cannot believe they pulled this off’, display in this episode.

Remember that kidnapping Elliot suffered from? If there was any doubt that Elliot’s getting the business his full immersion into his psyche via a crack filled Full House style road trip with his family dispels that. It’s an amazing sequence that gives us so much information about the Alderson family and none of it is good.

Out in the real world Darlene and Angela put their plan in motion but hit a few snags, namely the men in their lives, past and present. Oh and spotty wi-fi, the bane of all our existences. The ladies go all in, with Darlene tapping into her roots and Angela getting the trial by fire…

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The Importance of Being Earnest

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I am a cynical, snarky bastard. It comes to me naturally. 99% of the time I don’t think about it or feel compelled to examine my psyche, but every once in awhile it comes up.

For those who haven’t heard Tim Tebow announced that he is going to pursue a career in professional baseball. This led to all kinds of responses from fans, the media, and professional athletes. Being a Baltimore guy the two responses that stood out the most to me were Adam Jones’ and Kevin Van Valkenburg’s. First Jones’ reply:

Now Van Valkenburg’s:

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Review Brew – Wonder Woman #4

She’s a wonder!

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Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist:  Nicola Scott
Colors:  Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters: Jodi Wynne
Editor:  Mark Doyle
Associate Editor: Rebecca Taylor
Creator:  William Moulton Marston
Variant Covers: Scott & Fajardo Jr; Frank Cho
Price: $2.99
Publisher: DC Comics

The fallout from Steve’s crash onto Themyscira continues in Wonder Woman #4. While General Phillipus calls for caution and possibly war, especially once Areto demonstrates the kind of damage the weapons Steve and company were carrying can do, Castalia thinks otherwise. It’s a fantastic look at the ruling council of Themyscira and how balanced they are: none of them want a war but all are prepared to do what they must if it comes to that. Thankfully it doesn’t, yet, because though the soldiers unknowingly bear the sigil of Poseidon (long time enemy of Athena, patron of the Amazons). Hippolyta notices that the eagle has its…

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Review Brew: Red Hood and The Outlaws #1

Belle checks in with Red Hood and the Outlaws!

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Red Hood and The Outlaws #1
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist:  Dexter Soy
Colors:  Veronica Gandini
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Editor:  Alex Antone
Associate Editor: Brittany Holzherr
Creator: Don Newton; Doug Mahnke; Gerry Conway; Judd Winick
Variant Covers:  Giuseppe Camuncoli & Cam Smith & Dean White; Matteo Scalera & Moreno Dinisio
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99

Jason confronts some harsh memories from his past that may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Black Mask’s rise and gets a bit more than he bargained for in Red Hood and The Outlaws #1. This issue lays the groundwork for a few things that are most definitely going to come back and bite Jason in the arse at a later date while also setting up Black Mask to be Jason’s Joker.  It also shows just how, if Bruce had been a different kind…

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