Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

Here   it  is, Post  #500!!!!!!!!

I  know  that  a   lot  of  you  have  questions,  and  I  will  answer  them:

1.  Have  you  stopped  covering  Professional  Wrestling?

I  haven’t.  I  needed  a  break  because  as   I  mentioned  two  years  ago,  covering  WWE  can  be  exhaustively  nauseating.  If  you’ve  figured  it  out,  this  is  directed  at  the  three-hour  Monday  Night  RAWs.  Sometime  last  year,  TNA  Impact  Wrestling  began  to  resemble  WWE.  When  that  happened,  I  knew  that  I  needed  to  stop  and  regroup.  But  don’t  worry,  I  will   cover  wrestling  again.

2.  Will  you  cover  Music  again?

Yes  I  will.

3.  What  about  Television?

That  too.

4.  And  Movies?

The  last  movie  that  I  saw  in  theaters  was  The  LEGO  Movie.  I  know  that  it  was  last  year,  and  I  meant  to  cover  that  but  I  never  got  around  to  it.  And  due  to  the  recent  violence  that  has  happened  at  the  theaters  in  Louisiana  and  Tennessee,  I  have  opted  not  to  visit  any  movie  theaters  for  now.  But,  I  will  continue  with  movie  coverage  when  the  opportunity  arises.

5.  Will  you  attend  any  more  conventions  this  year?

Because  of  my  current  financial  situation,  not  until  next  year.  Because  conventions  cost  money.

6.  Will  your  YouTube  show  still  happen?

It  will.  I  have  to  find  a  working  camera  first  before  I  go  on  the  air.

As  always,  thank  you  for  reading  and  subscribing!  For  my  most  recent  subscribers,  Welcome  Aboard!  And  for  those  who  are  new  bloggers,  Welcome  to  the  family!  Enjoy  what  you   do  and  never  stop  loving  it!!!!  It  will  help  you  rise  above  the  haters  and  their  bull.

And  remember……………….the  best  is  yet  to  come!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here  it  is……………..POST  #400!!!!  This  blog  is  wonderful  and  fun.  And  I  know  that  there  are  some  questions  that  you  may  have,  so  here  it  goes……

1.  Since  you  cover  professional  wrestling,  which  do  you  enjoy  covering:  WWE  or  TNA  and  why?

TNA,  because,  and  I  mentioned  it  in  Post  #300,  covering  WWE  at  times  can  be  exhaustively  nauseating.  Case  in  point,  the  three  hour  Monday  Night  RAWs.

2.  You  haven’t  updated  the  Quote  of  the  Day  category.  Why?

I  tried  getting  around  to  it,  but  forgot.  Don’t  worry,  I’m  finding  new  ones!!!

3.  Since  you  instituted  a  Movie  category,  there  are  only  two  movies  in  there.  Were  there  any  others  that  you  wanted  to  cover?

Over  the  summer,  I  saw  Disney’s  The  Lone  Ranger  and  wanted  to  cover  it,  but  didn’t.  I  also  saw  Elysium,  and  that  sucked.

4.  What  about  the  television  category?

Hopefully,  you’ll  see  more  updates  there.

5.  Will  you  cover  any  more  conventions?

I  will.

6.  What  about  your  YouTube  show?

I’m  hoping  for  its  debut  next  year!!!

I  would  like  to  thank  all  of  you  for  visiting,  subscribing  to  and  commenting  on  my  blog.  For  those  of  you  who  have  become  bloggers,  I  would  like  to  say,  welcome  aboard  and  love  what  you  do!!!   And  please  remember  this………….the  best  is  yet  to  come!!!!


Here  we  are,  the  300th  post!!!!!!  I  am  more  than  happy  to  have  made  it  this  far!!!!!!  That,  and  I  also  know  that  there  are  more  questions  that  some  of  you  have  asked,  so  here  it  goes:

1.  In  some  of  your  postings  about  professional  wrestling,  you  have  given  Total  Nonstop  Action  (TNA)  Wrestling  a  lot  of  praise.  Why  is  that?

Because  according  to  their  slogan,  Wrestling  Matters.  That,  and  covering  WWE  at  times  can  be  exhaustively  nauseating.

2.   Will  we  ever  see  the  movie  category?

You  will,  I  guarantee  it.

3.  Will  we  see  more  entries  in  the  television  category,  and  more  quotes  of  the  day?

You  will.

4.  Was  the  conventions  category  one  of  the  surprises  that  you  had  for  us?


5.  Have   you  seen  Ring  of  Honor  (ROH)  Wrestling’ s television  show,  and  we  will  see  that  covered  on  here?

I  have  only  seen  some  of  it  online,  partly  because  a  lot  of  the  television  stations  where  I  live  are  not  a  part  of  the  Sinclair  Broadcast  Group  (SBG).  Hopefully,  I  will  cover  ROH  on  here  because  a  lot  of  the  talent  from  WWE  and  TNA  were  with  them  at  one  point  in  their  careers  (CM  Punk,  Daniel  Bryan,  A.J.  Styles,  Christopher  Daniels,  Samoa  Joe,  Chris  Sabin,  Alex  Shelley,  Jay  Lethal,  Desmond  Wolfe/Nigel  McGuiness,  etc.).

6.  Will  you  ever  do  a  YouTube  show?

It’s  still  in  the  planning  stages,  and  I  am  hoping  that  I  will  have  ready  this  summer.

Up  to  this  point,  I  still  enjoy  doing  this  wonderful  blog,  and  a  the  same  time  endured  a  lot  of  ups  and  downs  in  my  personal  life.  But,  I  as  the  saying  goes,  Tough  times  don’t  last,  Tough  people  do.  I  would  like  to  thank  you  all  for  reading,  commenting  and  subscribing  to  my  blog!!!  And  as  the  always  popular  saying  goes…………..the  best  is  yet  to  come!!!


On Saturday of last week, my little brother and myself attended what was billed as Washington, D.C.’s first ever comic book convention Awesome Con. The event was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The promoters thought it would have a small turnout, but it was much larger than they expected (YEE-HA!!!) The celebrities who in attendance were Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Oz), Billy West (The Ren and Stimpy Show, Ren and Stimpy’s Adult Party Cartoon, Doug, Futurama), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Phil Lamarr (MADtv,  Samurai Jack,  Futurama) and Theodus Crane (The Walking Dead). They were there to take pictures and sign autographs, but the visitors and myself were told that it was not free, but I did get a chance to talk with the legendary Ernie Hudson.

Another celebrity who was in attendance was Larry Hama, who played a big part in the revival of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe in 1982. It was his designs of the characters that were seen in the comic book series that was a big hit with Marvel Comics from 1982 until 1994. The series was under name G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. I had the chance to speak with him as well. There were panels, one of them was the ongoing debate of Star Trek vs. Star Wars, and I missed that one.

The one panel that I did participate in was about professional wrestling!!! I caught some heat during the panel for wearing a Hulkamania t-shirt that I got last Christmas, but I told them that it’s MUCH, MUCH BETTER than John Cena’s new t-shirt. Afterwards, I did shake hands with all three of the panels moderators, and became friends with one of them on Facebook!!! Another feature was Sci-Fi Speed Dating, that one I sat out and watched. There was also a costume contest, but a lot of people were unable to get in.

This two-day event was a wonderful celebration of comic books, movies, television, anime, art and popular culture in general. I am one of many who can’t wait until next year!!! While I didn’t take a lot of photos, here are some below that I did take. Enjoy!!!


Earlier  this  month,  I  attended  The  2013  Washington  Auto  Show  at  the  Walter  E.  Washington  Convention  Center  in  Washington,  D.C.  There  were  some  great  automobiles  that  caught  my  eye,  and  some  that  didn’t.  I  also  wondered  why  Mitsubishi  and  Saab  weren’t  there,  and  I  also  wondered why  Porsche  wasn’t  there  (since  2009).  But,  here  are  a  few  photos  of  what  I  saw:


Looks  like  Lexus  took  a  page  from  The  Fast  and  The  Furious.  Either  that  or  they  wanted  their  own  version  of  the  Nissan  GT-R.

That,  and  here’s  the  GT-R:

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In  honor  of  Mattel  Toys  celebrating  the  45th  Anniversary  of  their  beloved  Hot  Wheels  franchise,  they  partnered  up  with  Chevrolet  to  brand  the  Hot  Wheels  logo  on  the  Camaro.  Here’s  the  result  of  that  partnership:

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As  they  say  in  the  Hot  Wheels  commercials  of  today:  HOT  WHEELS!  LEADING  THE  WAY!  BEAT  THAT!

And  here’s  one  from  Lotus:

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And  now, as  a  gift  for  all  of  you,  a  gallery of  this  year’s  auto  show. Enjoy!!!

The  first  step  in  blogging  is  not  writing  them  but  reading  them.

–  Jeff   Jarvis

Yes  folks,  this  is  my  100th  blog  post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can  you  believe  (Well  I  can)?  When  I  started  this  blog  in  September 2010,   I  somewhat  knew  what  I  was  doing.  The  original  name  of  this  blog  was  called  The  Tunnel,  until  I  discovered  that  it  was  already  taken.  Then,  I  named  it  The  Thought  Tunnel,  it  stuck  for  a  while.  But  eventually,  I  settled  on……Christopher  Fitzgerald  TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!  At  first,  I  didn’t  know  how  properly  word  certain  posts,  but  I  did  figure  it  out,  and  I  am  also  an  extremely  talented  writer, and  even  the  best  suffer  from  writer’s  block  sometimes.  Right  now,  this  blog  is  on  a  roll,  and  I  couldn’t  be  any  happier.  And  I  know  that  there  are  a  lot  of  you  who  are  wondering  a  lot  of  things  about  this  blog:

1.  Why  do  you  cover  professional  wrestling?

I  cover  it,  because  I  am  a  fan,  my  late  uncle  was  a  massive  fan  of  “The  Nature  Boy”  Ric  Flair,  and  my  friends  and  a  few  of  my  family  members,  and  past  co-workers  are  fans  as  well.  I  also  know  that  some  you  who  are  reading  this  are  saying  loudly,  “Wrestling’s  fake!”.  But  let  me  say  this,  a  lot  of   movies  and  television  show  are  fake,  and  wrestling  is  real,  because  they  actually  DO  GET  HURT!!!!!!!!  There  were  a  lot  careers  that  ended  because  of  injuries,  and  premature  deaths.

2.  Why  do  you  cover  Arena  Football?

I  first  saw  the  Arena  Football  League,  by  accident,  back  when  it  was  on  The  Nashville  Network  (Before  it  became  The  National  Network,  then  Spike TV,  and  now  Spike),  and  it  pulled  me  in.  I  also  remembered  when  NBC  picked  it  up  for   broadcasts  every  Sunday  afternoon  after  the  National  Football  League’s  (NFL)   season  ended.  Now,  I  catch  it  every  week  on  The  NFL  Network.  Arena  Football,  now  in  its  historic  twenty-fifth  season,  has  come  a  long  way,  and  I  know  that  it’s  just  getting  started…………

3.  How  come  you  haven’t covered  any  movies  yet?

I  will,  you’ll  see.

4.  What’s  with  the  Quote  of  the  Day  category?

In  this  day  and  age,  with  a  terrible  economy,  and  many  unemployed, and  unable  to  afford  college,  it  is  more  than   important  to  have  very  strong  self-esteem.  People,  teenagers  and  small  children  especially,  need  to  be  lifted  up,  not  torn  down.  I  have  had  very  long  and  debilitating  battles  with  little-to-no  self-esteem,  so  I  can  relate.

5.  Are  you  going  to  cover  more  music  and  television?

Trust  me,  I  will.

6.  Why  does  your  blog  has  the  word  tv  in  the  title?

Because  I  have  spent  a  lot  of  time  planning  the  next  stage:  a  YouTube  show,  coming  soon.

7.  How  come  there  aren’t  any  photos?

I  haven’t  gotten  around  to  those  yet,  but  I  will!!!!!!!!!!!

8.  Will  you  cover  awards  shows,  conventions,  concerts,  and  any  other  sports?  

I   will  unveil  new  categories  as  this  year  progresses.  But  I  can’t  tell  you which  ones,  just  yet!!!!!!!!!

Now,  I  would  like  to  thank  all  of  you  who  have  found  this  blog,  and  read everything  on  it.  For  that,  I  am  eternally  grateful.   There  will  be  more  great   stuff   coming.  And  for  a  lot  of  you  who  just  became  bloggers,  good  luck,    never  give  up,  and  don’t  let  anyone  tell  you  that  you’ll  never  amount  to  anything!  It’s  their  loss.

And  now,  here’s  to  the  past  100  posts,  and  to  100  more!!!!!!!!!!!!!