Tom Hoeler

Can Star Trek Save Star Wars?

Irony of ironies…Could it be that Star Trek has shown us the way to save Star Wars.Before I explain, let me first qualify this by saying that I don’t necessarily believe that Star Wars needs to be saved. Sure the second trilogy pails in comparison to the first and George has taken a few liberties … Continue reading

I Hear Graduation in my Ears

So, apparently I’ve graduated from college. No seriously…they’re going to give me a diploma and everything. Don’t worry, I’m just as surprised as you are. Someone clearly wasn’t paying attention, but who cares, its to my benefit. Most people get really excited about graduating from college. They plan post-graduation parties and trips. They get together … Continue reading

Death of the Carnival

This weekend; I checked out a little local carnival that comes to town near my school each year. It had all the classic rides, games, and features that you probably think of when you imagine a carnival.Ferris Wheel (check)Fried Dough (check)Racing game using water guns (check)Game operators that con you out of funds (check)Fear that … Continue reading

Ten Years Gone….4/20

Today is a very important day. And no, I’m not talking about for potheads.4/20 will forever live as the infamous day when two students walked into a high school in Colorado and killed 13 people before taking their own lives. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Their names don’t carry the same level of recognition that … Continue reading

Please Tell Me You Are Watching

Please tell me you are watching: The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The DUEL on MTV. This is reality television at its best. I abhor the actual reality shows that this competition program draws its contestants from, but when they come together to battle it out for money in ridiculous games I can’t click away. Here … Continue reading

Blame it on….Richie Cunningham?

Have we all seen the new music video for Jamie Foxx’s “Blame it”? If not check it out here: Now I don’t have any issues with the song. Actually, its kinda catchy…even if Foxx is doing the whole vo-coding voice throughout the whole thing. And hey, as far as I’m concerned you can never … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Fun

Double movie screenings have gone totally out of style. People rarely sit down for double features anymore; even though years ago they used to be the norm. There are many reasons why of course; economic ones tend to be most prevalent. I would love if my local theatre offered two for one deals, or at … Continue reading

Two Types of People

There are only two types of people in the world…Rockband people and Guitar Hero people.No, you can’t be both. The line is drawn in the sand, choose a side, or get out of the way.I am a Rockband person.For all intensive purposes these are really the same game. Sure, some of the game play elements … Continue reading

This Blog is Not Yet Rated

Warning: this blog has not yet been rated.New to the site, but not to the world of pop culture. I’ll be posting regularly starting in the next week about all the happenings in movies/tv/video games and anything else that strikes me as important.Stay tuned, plenty more to come.