Marvel Gives People More Reasons To Beat You Up. Nerd. (Video)

Marvel has teamed up with a company called Morphsuits for an app that allows you to look like your favorite superhero. You are such a dork.

Listen, nerd. I like comics. I like a long list of nerdy things but, if your age has more than one digit in it, you cannot use this app. You can't. Not in public. If you use this with anyone else in your vicinity, they will be required by law to punch you. Hard. On a side note, I look AMAZING as Wolverine.

Really, though. NERD.

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R.I.P. MOG

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I know as a guy who has been on the radio for nearly 20 years I should say I get all of my music from said medium but I would be lying and I will never lie to you...unless I have something to gain- especially financially. In that case, I will TOTALLY lie to you. It may be best for you to just hand over those CC digits now and save both of us (but mostly me) a lot of hassle.

Although I do get my music from various sources, radio still has something the music streaming services don't have - people. People like me. Now that may be a reason you LIKE the streaming services - no people like me. I love technology, man, but you can't digitize humanity and that feeling you can get when your favorite song comes on the radio and you know that thousands of other people are also hearing that song at that exact moment is pretty fantastic. A sense of community is part of music, I think, and I know, on my shows, I try really hard to talk about bands I love even if the station I'm on doesn't play them. Music is and always will be the most powerful art form to me. Radio still has a place in that but it now has a lot more company than it once did. These streaming music services are now a part of our musical lives and they're amazing. For me, MOG was the most amazing of these services due to the fantastic  sound quality (relatively speaking...digital music in general sounds like balls), super user-friendly interface and great music selection. It had nowhere near the subscriber numbers that Spotify has which also maybe added to its appeal for me. I am a rebel. Screw you, the man.

Anyway, Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor have killed MOG and replaced it with Beats Music. Granted I've only used it for a day but so far I don't like it. There's no new releases section. That's nonsensical. Also it feels like I'm swiping nine screens to get where I want to go and it feels like actually playing just one album or multiple albums on a playlist is pretty clunky...if it's even possible at all. Is it, Dr. Dre? Is it? What kind of Dr. are you anyway? I though doctors were in the business of saving things. Doctors shouldn't destroy things. Don't you take an oath of some sort?

There is a feature called The Sentence where you essentially tell Beats what you're doing and it tailors a list to fit the task at hand. Beats is REALLY nosey. It's a cute idea but I haven't found it to be very accurate. Also there's no native iPad app which is pretty ridiculous in this day and age. Yes, I know there are bigger problems in the world but MOG was my daily music pal and now MOG is going away (it will be officially dead in April but they're not adding any new music to it between now and then). I feel the same way you feel when your favorite radio station changes format. Not that I have any experience with that.

So I'm now on the hunt for my new MOG and it really boils down to Spotify, RDIO or this Beats thing. Your comments, experience and input are welcome here. What do you use? I know a lot of people use Pandora but that's never been my bag.

I'll miss you MOG. You were the best.

 

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