Tales from the Borderlands – Episode Three Review: The Long Road Home

tales-from-the-borderlands-episode-three-headerI’ve never really understood how Telltale can be so good at writing these episodic narrative arcs but be so completely incapable at writing the second episode of those stories. They go from great starts to non-existent follow-up and that certainly dampened my enthusiasm for the third episode of Tales from the Borderlands. Fortunately for Telltale, they aren’t too bad at bouncing back from a subpar effort and certainly did with this episode of TFTB.

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Wednesday Link-Off: Whatcha Gonna Do, Hulkster?

So I’m not that bright at times. I thought I had finished this post when I went to bed last night (my Fitbit hesitates to call it sleep) but it turns out that I didn’t. All the links were picked and intros written. I just missed all the preamble stuff so I scrambled this together just now.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday and it’s link time. I don’t have anyone to lead off the post with but watch for a ninja edit tonight.

Another set of links, another story about Hulk Hogan. It seems as though his racist comments may not be an isolated incident on his sex tapes. He used the n-word in talking about his daughter’s music producer before turning his salty language on her (Radar Online)

And the Hulkster raised his racist comments with homophobic ones. (Radar Online)

The Hulkster doesn’t have the mortgage on scandal. The Daily Beast dug up a quote from Trump’s first wife in a 1993 book about The Donald that certainly got Trump’s lawyers up in arms. (The Daily Beast)

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Fails of the Week

Every so often, we take a look at the most epic fails from the week that was in the Fails of the Week. This week, we have five pictures and videos that we think are the most epic fails of the week.

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F1 Hungarian Grand Prix: Demolition Derby

The Hungaroring isn’t one of the more passing-friendly circuits on the F1 calendar. It’s mostly turns with the occasional short straight to give you hope of a pass. However, the addition of DRS and a complete disregard for anyone else on the track has slowly turned the Hungarian Grand Prix one of the more exciting races on the calendar.

So we had a few crashes, a safety car, a total of nine penalty points awarded for four different incidents. The race could generally be described as chaotic. Well, except at the front where Sebastian Vettel took the lead off the lights and never looked back.

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Sunday Link-Off: We Coming For You, Hulkster

arianny-celeste-solkissed15-01Well, this was certainly an interesting week in the world of news. I thought that I would be running the usual politics and news links. Instead, we’re talking about a man who admitted on video to being racist while everyone else says that it’s an isolated incident. I’m not sure what to believe but I’ll probably believe the guy who says “I’m a racist” on tape.

Anyway, it’s time for the Sunday links. Let’s stay sort of to theme with UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste.

So the big story of the weekend is Hulk Hogan’s n-word laden rant in his sex tape. (National Enquirer)

Hulk Hogan doesn’t have the best reputation in the wrestling world at this point. Even his apologies are probably questionable considering his history of lying. (Vice Sports)

Outside of downtown Toronto, nobody else is quite seeing the benefit of the Pan-Am Games. (Oshawa This Week)

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Entertainment Link-Off: Fight Back

gal gadot the interviewLots of flicks hitting the cinemas this weekend and there is something for everyone! For those looking for a teenage coming of age story, there’s Paper Towns. For those who are looking for another Adam Sandler crapfest, there’s Pixels. For those who want to see Jake Gyllenhaal display his strong acting chops again, there’s the boxing drama Southpaw. None of these films are getting rave reviews from critics, but hey, whatever floats your boat. Anyway, gonna kick off the ELO with the Gal Gadot from one of her latest photoshoots. Let’s see if she’ll be a convincing Wonder Woman when Batman v Superman arrives next summer.

After the jump, X-Men/Fantastic Four might be crossing over, George R.R. Martin demands better villains for Marvel films, Ah-nold might not be back for more Terminator, LeBron’s acting career may not be a trainwreck, Ian McKellan scrambles some eggs, and someone showed up on set for Game of Thrones. Continue reading

F1 Power Rankings: Hungarian Grand Prix

While the death of Jules Bianchi weighs heavily on the grid, the drivers and teams of the Formula One World Championship are back in action this week as they go to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix. While the Hungaroring is a dreadfully dull circuit that seldom provides action, there have been exceptions. At the very least, it gets us ready for Formula One’s summer break that will see four weeks between Hungary and Belgium.

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