Anaheim Angels

Tonight begins probably the biggest series of the season for my Anaheim Angels – a three-game series versus the Oakland A’s at Anaheim. The Angels (along with the Texas Rangers) are currently two games behind the A’s in the American League West Division. After these three games at home against Oakland, my Angels had to Texas for four games, and then finish the season at Oakland with another three games. So yes, this is the final homestand at Anaheim. And, although it may sound cliche’ tonight’s game is pretty much do-or-die. Well, maybe not exactly do-or-die, but damn close. It’s been a helluva season for the Angels so far. If the team wasn’t plagued with injuries, and the starting pitching rotation had lived up to expectations, we probably wouldn’t be in the situation that we are now. We’d probably have the American League West Division locked up, or close to it.

I will be at tonight’s game at Angels Stadium tonight to support my team. (No athletic supporter joke needed.) In fact, I will be sitting in the front row on the right field wall. Hopefully that means I’ll catch myself a Vladimir Guerrero or Garret Anderson home run. At this point, I don’t know if I’ll be going to the game tomorrow, but I will be going to Sunday’s game – the last home game of the season for my Anaheim Angels.

Sin City directors to re-team for horror flick

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are teaming up again, this time for a horror movie for Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s new Weinstein Co. Tarantino and Rodriguez will each direct a 60-minute segment for a horror film to be titled “Grind House.” It could be the first in a series of films, Tarantino says.


The film, which is planned for a spring 2006 release, also will include its own trailers, bonus materials and added extras from other filmmakers that will be packaged together between the two horror flicks in a tribute to the old, big-city movie houses like those on New York’s 42nd Street that earned the moniker grindhouses for programming genre pics back to back



Bottomless Studios’ anthology of caustic humor, featuring “Vitriol”: “The scenes in [“Vitriol”] between Rick and Lilith reminded me somewhat of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ‘– they were that clever, cruel, and intense.” –Katherine Keller, Sequential Tart

Hugo Tate: O America

Hugo Tate has fled the grim, suburban sprawl of his London home and gone looking for soul food beneath the big, bright skies of the USA. But the best laid plans…

Called “a small masterpiece” by Time Out and “one of the most terrifying (and elevating) reads in comics” by Comics Forum, this e-book reprint is a great introduction to writer and artist Nick Abadzis and his existential everyman Hugo Tate.

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

When the king is killed, Prince Hamlet is called upon to cast off his old life and take up his sword as his father’s avenger and the rightful King of Denmark.

As a foreign army masses on the border, Hamlet is thrown into a struggle between the person he has always been and the King he was born destined to become. He haunts the castle halls, plotting, raging, and feigning a madness that threatens to become all too real.