Friday, November 20, 2009


Image courtesy of Facebook. From left to right (Jimmy,Sarah,Alex,Kelly)

I love gameshows especially the kind that have questions you can answer. One of my favorites is Jeopardy! along with CashCab. A part of Jeopardy! is the Clue Crew Established in 2001. The Clue Crew travels the globe recording video clues for Jeopardy! the Clue Crew has traveled to 45 states and 31 countries. I asked one member of the clue crew how she became part of it and she was awesome enough to answer my question.

Darknessusa: "How did you get to be in the clue crew if i may ask?"

Kelly Miyahara: "I saw the ad 5 years ago. My mom and dad were the first to tell me about it. I thought it looked like a dream job, but never imagined it would become a reality. Boy, am I glad I applied! After sending in my audition tape and application, I received an invitation to 1 of 6 casting auditions across the country. Mine was in Los Angeles. I received a call back that day, then later was invited to the "Finals." 9 Finalists were involved that weekend in L.A. for an audition/interview process. It was an amazingly fun process and I could hardly believe that it would get better. It did! I have been with the show for 5 seasons now. I love my job!"

Friday, November 6, 2009

40th anniversary of Sesame Street by Google

The beloved educational entertainment children's show,Sesame Street is having its 40Th anniversary on November 10Th,2009. So to celebrate Google has been featuring some of the famous characters from the show on their search engine homepage positioned in the logo.Big Bird was first then Cookie Monster next Ernie and Bert. A different character will appear each day. Here is the official word from the Google Blog -SESAME STREET DOODLE

Monday, September 28, 2009

flash forward(tv series)

I watched the new TV show FLASHFORWARD on ABC and it was pretty interesting. Since LOST came out and made it big the trend has been to have these large cast mysterious dramas on but few have had the same success. This new show is based on a book and seems promising. A quick description of the show is in order I guess.

"A mysterious global event causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which people worldwide see what appear to be visions of their lives six months in the future(April 29,2010). The event also results in the deaths of some who were involved in transportation accidents, while the people who survived are left wondering if what they saw will actually happen"

I recognized a few faces from the show too, Courtney B.Vance-I guess he won't be back on Law and Order:Criminal Intent. John Cho of Harold and Kumar Go To Whitecastle fame and Jack Davenport of the English sitcom Coupling and the movie Pirates Of The Caribbean. Seth "FamilyGuy" MacFarlane makes a surprise cameo also.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Archie marries Veronica

It finally had to happen, Superman got married and Spiderman got married so it is only logical that the next elligible bachelor would tie the knot.After 60 sumthin years Archie is finally going to marry Veronica in his 600th issue. The story takes place in the future after he has graduated college.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

founding fathers and constitution rollback

All these disruptions at town meetings and all this tea party business has got me worried as a citizen and a black citizen. at a meeting by a senator a woman stood up and said she wanted us to go back to what the founding fathers meant and follow the constitution. if you think about it a lot of the amendments that are important to women and black people are in the constitution after the founding fathers were dead.

Thirteenth Amendment (1865): Abolishes slavery and authorizes Congress to enforce abolition

Fifteenth Amendment (1870): Forbids the federal government and the states from using a citizen's race, color, or previous status as a slave as a qualification for voting

Nineteenth Amendment (1920): Prohibits the federal government and the states from forbidding any citizen to vote due to their sex.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

live action green lantern movie

there is a Green Lantern live action movie in the works I think Ryan Reynolds is tapped to play Hal Jordan but this trailer by Jaron Pitts is great. Pitts made a fan made trailer of what the real trailer will probably look like with Nathon Fillion as the star. His trailer actually looks like a good Green Lantern movie if it was on the up and up. The bad part about it is that trailers have become so cliche that they can be easily parodied by anyone. You can go here to see it Green Lantern fan trailer

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The big cavalier

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Shaquille Oneal can add another nickname to his list the big cavalier. It became official today the future hall of famer will team with Lebron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers after the big diesel was sent to the Cavs for underachieving forward Ben Wallace and missing in action Sasha Pavlovic.

The move almost guarantees the Cavs a trip to the NBA finals. Shaquille has been to the NBA finals with every team he has played on except the Phoenix suns that did not know how to incorporate one of the best centers of all time into their line up.

Cleveland should be saving for that victory parade now so they will have enough money.

Sanford and Sin

Photo courtesy of the AP
With apologies to the Rachel Maddow show for jacking their title, the Governor of South Carolina finally showed up today.

After being harder to find than Carmen Sandiego and Waldo governor Mark Sanford finally was found not on the Appalachian trail but in Argentina on a erotic getaway. In a press conference Sanford revealed that he had been having an affair with a woman in Argentina so it stands to reason that is why he was there on his erotic adventure.

At the press conference made all the more strange by several giggling bystanders behind him, he apologized profusely to everyone: his kids, his wife, his political allies and to the people of South Carolina.

The press conference made for interesting news but it was not really necessary to do. the governor simply could have let out a statement explaining his whereabouts and then gradually revealed his affair to the public. nowadays it seems anyone that cheats has to throw themselves on the altar of public opinion with a press conference complete with regretful tears and the understanding wife by their side.

well at least now we know why the Governor originally turned down the stimulus packet, he was getting his own stimulus packet on the side.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

defining marriage

I was accidentally watching the Bill O'Reilly show and the topic was gay marriage. He said something that made me think. he said something to the effect that gay marriage could not be legalized because then people would be able to marry animals and ducks and claim equal protection if they were not allowed. that is a paraphrase not an exact quote.

I realized that O'Reilly is wrong because marriage has been defined, not just here but in mostly all countries in the world. A law saying marriage is between two consenting adults would quell all people scared of the odd marriage: man and duck, man and computer, woman and Dennis Rodman.

throughout the history of the USA marriage has been regulated with laws, there are still miscegenation laws on the books someplace forbidding interracial marriages . You can't marry a person unless they are of legal age. You can't be married to more than one wife at a time and you can't have more than one wife at a time.

so define marriage as a union between two consenting adults and all will be well.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Carrie Prejean Miss California won.... right?

It seems in all the commotion over Carrie Prejean's statements about gay marriage we seemed to have forgotten who won Miss USA 2009. Not that I care about beauty pageants they started to lose their luster a long time ago, that is why they started letting black women win to drum up interest. But Carrie has received more attention for the controversy than the real winner Kristen Jeannine Dalton from North Carolina has. here is the question and answer so you can judge for yourself.

pageant judge Perez Hilton asked whether she believed every U.S. state should legalize same-sex marriage

She responded, "Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ratchet and Clank Toys

It has been a long time coming, a really long time coming but the wait is almost over. Years after debuting on the PlayStation 2 the Ratchet&Clank franchise are finally getting toys. DC Direct will be making them.

Some time in 2010 you will be able to own your own Lombax or Clank or even Captain Qwark. They would make a good gift for fans of the series.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Rainbow Connection

Rainbow I saw after it had rained one day

What are rainbows you ask? well I did a little research....very little, and the best that I can get is that rainbows are formed by light refracting through water drops in the atmosphere. I just think they are purty

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Here is Marvel comic's PowerPack by the Gurihiru team-freelance Comic artists/illustrators. Sasaki is penciler and inker. Kawano is the colorist

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TearsOfTheDragon :fan made tomb raider movie

I am a fan of the Tomb Raider franchise so I was surprised today when I discovered someone had made a fan film based on the game's heroine entitled Lara Croft TombRaider: Tears Of The Dragon . There are probably hundreds of fan made films floating on You Tube but I have never seen one so I am anxious to see this one . This is how the website for the movie describes the film's story.

Adventurer and heiress Lara Croft fights to hold on to the last feeling of family she has by tracking down an ancient cure to save the life of her long-time and most devoted friend Winston. The Tomb Raider finds herself competing against the ruthless Wu-Chen Li, a son of a Triad crime boss, with whom she has unfinished business. The quest spans the globe from dangerous forgotten catacombs to the urban mercenary underworld. This action drama is a true testament to low-budget, guerrilla film making and features magnificent original music. A comic book prequel illustrating the history between Lady Croft and Chen Li's mobster family

It stars Valerie Perez as Lara Croft and is directed by Nick Murphy

here is a link to the website. I can't wait to see it

Monday, March 23, 2009

more photoshop coloring fun

Here I colored a page of inked drawing by David mazzuchelli from his run on Daredevil
Here I colored a page from a old comic I also touched up the man to make him look African American or African i think that makes the script more shocking.

Friday, March 13, 2009

...And you thought she just caused problems for charlie brown

actress and voice of lucy Pamelyn Ferdin

lucy van pelt

In Santa Monica, California a judge threw out a contempt-of-court conviction and ordered a new trial for a woman who was the voice of Lucy in several ``Peanuts'' TV specials and is accused of harassing UCLA faculty members who conduct research on animals, her lawyer said Thursday.

Pamelyn Ferdin had faced up to five days in jail and a $1,000 fine until Wednesday11, 2009 when Superior Court Judge John Segal voided her 2008 conviction based on what a UCLA attorney called a technicality.

Segal scheduled a new trial for April 28, said Ferdin's attorney George Seide.

Ferdin, 50, was convicted of violating a court injunction that barred harassment of faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Last June, Ferdin demonstrated outside the home of a UCLA primate researcher and handed out fliers that included home addresses, phone numbers and photographs of some researchers, Seide said.

A previous injunction against other animal rights activists barred such activity. A judge found that Ferdin was acting ``in concert'' with them, even though she wasn't named in the injunction, Seide said.

At trial, Ferdin testified she had downloaded the flier from a Web site and wasn't aware that the information fell under the injunction.

In fighting the conviction, Seide argued that Ferdin's constitutional rights were violated because she wasn't informed that she had the right to counsel and of her right against self-incrimination before she took the stand.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

more photoshop coloring

Here I colored some pencils and inks that were done by artist Steve Epting, I think it is Sharon that works for shield in the Captain America books but you can Google Epting he has a blog too. I made the woman latina or black

more of my version of public domain hero the black terror with some help from photoshop

Monday, March 9, 2009

the black terror

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Since the Nedor-Pines superheroes are in the public domain anyone can use the original golden age characters however they wish. I thought since the black terror had the word black in his name then naturally someone would have made him african american.

Just like black panther or black lightning or black vulcan(hee hee hee) to my knowledge no one has, anyway he has one of the coolest costumes ever and you can research his origins yourself and his use by other artist and companies

Sunday, March 8, 2009

roses are blue , violets are blue

Although this is old news I just found out about it. They-(Florigene Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese drinks manufacturer Suntory Ltd.) have manipulated the rose so that now for the first time, thanks to genetic engineering, blue roses finally exist.By inserting genes from the common Pansy and Iris into Rose DNA while at the same time switching off a Rose gene that prevented the production of the blue pigment known as "delphinidin", the flower will be able to synthesize and express a full range of hues from palest baby blue to deep navy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

snow and thunder?

It has snowed here in Richmond before this time but this is the first one that has had any major accumulation this year. The strange thing about this storm is that I saw lightning too. I had never heard of a thunderstorm happening at the same time as a snow fall so i looked it up here is what I found out.
"thunder snow as some call it does happen. It is certainly uncommon, but not rare,if there is enough energy in the atmosphere, and a lot of moisture, thunderstorm clouds can form and drop snow instead of rain when the temperatures are just below freezing."_Dave Thurlow host of The Weather Notebook