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You Might Be From Salt Lake City If... Corey O'Brien |
05/16/2014 | Filed In: Salt Lake City | Lists | Corey O'Brien

You Might Be From Salt Lake City If...

Another day, another list of Utah and our quirky characteristics.  This time it's a list of the emotional and social scars growing up in Salt Lake has left you with.  I suspect that even if you grew up here, but aren't from here you've been indoctrinated into fry sauce, dipping your fries in ice cream or that Utah accent.

It's not really your fault.  It's your parents fault so blame them for everything, decide you were wrong, own your problems and read this list of the "12 Signs You Grew Up In Salt Lake" from the people over at Newscastic.

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Jack White Takes Just One Drink Corey O'Brien |
05/16/2014 | Filed In: Jack White | Lazaretto | Corey O'Brien | Just One Drink

Jack White Takes Just One Drink

June 10th will be the day I duct tape my headphones to my head and take in Jack White's second solo album, "Lazaretto."  I won't be indulging in any early streaming opportunities or will I surf the over to the Bay of Pirates.  I was a completely new and enjoyable day of listening to Jack's new album...okay, so I'll break the rule once for this new track Rolling Stone debuted today, but after this that's it until June 10th.  I promise.  I swear.  Click here to hear the new track from "Lazaretto" called "Just One Drink."

You can also pre-order the album on iTunes here.

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Are We That Predictable? Corey O'Brien |
05/15/2014 | Filed In: Utah | Corey O'Brien | List

Are We That Predictable?

So we are all polygamist drinkers...or something like that.  If you have travelled outside of our state you know it's coming.  Someone will ask you where you are from and once you say "Salt Lake City" or "Utah" you know other questions will follow. "Oh, are you Mormon?" "Do you know any polygamists?" "Wait, you like beer?"  It's our burden and as there are missionaries spreading the religious word the rest of us have to debunk the assumptions that others have about us.  Movoto has come up with a list of these assumptions and while it may not be complete it certainly is a good list of items some of us have had to straighten out from time to time.  Read Movoto's list of Salt Lake City Stereotypes here.

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Boba Fett Walked Into a Room... Corey O'Brien |
05/14/2014 | Filed In: Comic Con | Corey O'Brien | Star Wars | Salt Lake Comic Con | Batman |

Boba Fett Walked Into a Room...

Boba Fett kicked off festivities yesterday at The Leonardo to announce the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con, which will be held September 4th - 6th at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

With the announcement of the when also came the who.  The first six guests were announced yesterday had the room filled with applause as each name was announced. Fans can revel in the fact that Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Hercules, Burn Notice), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Saw), Ernie Hudson, Sam Witter (Battlestar Galactica), John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Angels in the Outfield, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  and a hundred other movies) will be attending. These are just six of the over two-hundred guests organizers promised.

Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer, Dan Farr, said, "The continued fan support of these events allows us to expand Salt Lake Comic Con, already the largest convention in the state, and continue to attract the best celebrities, comic creators and vendors to Utah."  He also mentions they will be expanding cosplay features, a strong focus on comic books and their creators, premiers, Salt Lake Comic Con Film Festival, Video Games Live Night with the Utah Symphony, discounted passes and much more.

Speaking of tickets, they are on sale now by clicking here. There are three tiers of pricing. It's a good idea to buy now.  You can get a multipass for only $30.  There is a new gold pass this year and of course, the coveted VIP pass. There are also high school and college discounts.

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX, which was held in April, brought in over 100,000 people and last year's Comic Con pulled 72,000.  If this trend continues the 2014 Comic Con could be the biggest party Utah has seen since the 2012 Olympic Games.  Bring it on.

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Tarantino vs. Star Wars Corey O'Brien |
05/12/2014 | Filed In: Star Wars | Corey O'Brien | Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino vs. Star Wars

Bobby Burns is a clever guy.  He turned "Frozen" into a nightmare and has now filtered "Star Wars" through his Tarantino obsessed mind.  You get all the tropes, fonts and Sam Jackson, but in a galaxy far enough away. Watch this and you may want to turn any of your favorite films into an ultra-violent western.  It's what all movies in the future are built on.  Then again, you could just pick up a Joseph Campbell book and dress up any basic narrative to fit your flavor.  Check out the clip.

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