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Posted by Steve

I wasn’t able to pick up SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY last Tuesday on it’s release day.  I had to choose earlier in the month between picking up that and one other title at the same time, or picking up Smallville Season 6.  I went the Smallville route. 

Luckily, my good friend and future contributor to the Geek Out Loud podcast, Big B stepped in with a copy he purchased and we had a viewing at The Fortress of Solitude South (My house) the Thursday after release day.

My thoughts?  Weeellllll…..I’ve watched it three times now.  Once with commentary.  Bruce Timm and the gang didn’t fully sell me on it.  I liked it, but I didn’t love it.  I didn’t like it too much, but I didn’t absolutely hate it.  I thought it was great…but not that great.  I thought it was bad…but not THAT bad.  “Why so schizo?” you ask?  Let’s begin with a recap of the film.  Spoilers abound, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may not want to read on til you do.

The movie opens with a monologue about who Superman is to Lex Luthor.  Lex refers to him (and not for the last time) as a god among men who, rather than rule, has chosen to serve and protect…to save humanity. 

Clark is dealt with pretty quickly after our initial introduction to Perry White and Lois Lane.  Apparently, Clark is going to be the Planet’s foreign correspondent in Afghanistan.  I read someone complaining about this country as a choice to place a foreign correspondent, but the truth is it makes sense and could end up contributing to the timelessness of the movie.   News companies still have foreign correspondents there even if the big news is Iraq.  Why?  Because no matter if we forget or not, there are still things going down in Afghanistan.  It’s still a dangerous place, but not so dangerous that someone like Clark couldn’t make it there as his first assignment as a foreign correspondent.  Ultimately, this is just a way to keep from having to answer the question of Clark hiding his identity throughout the events that follow in the movie.

Lex is drilling deep into the Earth to harness radiation to be used as a power source.  Of course, he’s not doing it himself, I should say that Lexcorp is funding the drilling.  The workers unearth an ancient spacecraft that houses Doomsday in suspended animation.  As the workers disturb the ship, it opens, or is punctured, and Doomsday wakes up and begins his killing ways.

He plows a path of destruction that leads him to Metropolis.  

While all of this is going down, Superman and Lois are enjoying some time together in the Fortress of Solitude – North (Superman’s home…not mine.)  While there, they have their first fight.  They have been dating for six months, and Superman won’t reveal his secret identity to Lois.  She’s pretty much got it figured out though.  Just as they are making up, Superman’s robot alerts him to the trouble brewing in Metropolis and a Superman rushes headlong in to a battle to his death.  Well, to steal a line from THE PRINCESS BRIDE “he’s just mostly dead.”

In the days that follow the funeral, Lois goes to see Martha Kent, she reveals that she knew that Clark and Superman were one and the same and has come to Martha to share her grief with the only other person on Earth who loved Superman in as personal a way as Lois did.

Suddenly, emo Toy Man appears with a giant spider and a bus load of children in danger.  Lois jumps in to help the kids, but before she can save the last little girl, Toy Man catches her and snaps.  He uses his giant toy spider to rip the bus to pieces and throw it over the side of a building. 

At Superman’s grave, a fist smashes through the ground.  Superman returns (so to speak) to save the day.  But it’s not REALLY Superman, it’s a clone developed by Lex Luthor, who has stolen the body of Superman and used his DNA to begin building an army of Supermen that will be subservient to him.

This pseudo-Superman sees himself as Metropolis’ protector, but he lacks the moral center of the real Superman.  He’s not evil.  He’s not Bizarro.  He’s just edgy, dark, and misguided.  After seeing a report that Toy Man escaped from jail and killed a little girl, Superman kills Toy Man.  He is now wanted and the National Guard is called in to take him down.

It should be mentioned at this point that the robot from the Fortress took the real Superman’s body from Lex and brought him to the Fortress to revive him and help him regain his strength.  As I said, Superman wasn’t dead, he was mostly dead.

The fake Superman nearly kills Lex, and dismantles the army sent to take him in.   It is now that the real Superman shows up to stop him.  A fight ensues and the fake Superman dies in the arms of the real Superman, and hope lives anew in Metropolis.

If you notice, I spent more time on the events surrounding the fake Superman than I did those surrounding Doomsday…that’s because the movie did too.  Therein lies my first problem with the movie…..The Doomsday fight wasn’t long enough.  I know that the creators didn’t want a fight that dragged on and on, but at least give us a fight that lasts longer than a few minutes.   The fight in the comics went on for three or four issues.   It has to be epic.  It has to feel more deadly than it did.  One little shot of blood spattering on Lois’ face and Superman coughing up blood doesn’t do it.   The fight is brutal.  It is cool to watch, it just seems abbreviated.  I feel like there could be more.  But I like what we got.

In fact, both of the major fights in the movie are very cool.   When Superman is fighting Doomsday, the animators do a great job toward the end of showing Superman stumble when he throws a punch because he’s so weak.  During the Doomsday fight, there is some great punching and throwing.  DOOMSDAY POWER BOMBS SUPERMAN!  There is an homage to Superman 2 when Superman and Non fight under the street and it causes the whole place to shake.   That happens here too.

When Superman fights fake Superman, there is a cool moment when fake Superman gets thrown into a building.  Instead of crashing into it, he stops himself and lands gently on the building’s side, but then with force enough to crack the wall, he pushes himself off and lunges at Superman. 

Cool, cool fights.

James Marsters was a perfect choice for the voice of Lex Luthor.  The design of Lex Luthor was great.  I prefer it to the design of Lex in Superman: The Animated Series.  He looks like a classic villian.  He is positively evil, make no mistake.  He finds cures to diseases and has his scientist figure out a way to stretch the cures into treatments so that people pay for them their entire lives and Lexcorp reaps the profit again and again.

The only thing I didn’t like about Lex was the wierd way he dealt with Superman’s death.  Not the clone, but the fact that he used his clone as a punching bag to let out his feelings about Superman dying.  It seemed…well…it was just wierd.

Many people have very positive things to say about the music for this movie.  My favorite musical moment is when Superman has grabbed Doomsday and flown with him into space only to push him back into Earth so as to finally end his rampage.   The music is awesome at this moment and fits perfectly into what is happening and what is coming. 

I didn’t like the theme though.  Well, I liked it, but it seemed like something that belonged in a Star Trek movie…not a movie where Superman is going to give his life in an epic battle and risk it in another.  It carried too much a feel of discovery and not enough of adventure.  So it didn’t hit just the right emotional note with me when Superman comes back and the theme is playing in the background.

Here’s the problem…it’s not John Williams.  Let’s face it, no one will ever be able to write a Superman theme that compares and it is Williams’ theme to which every theme written will be compared. 

If for no other reason than two great fights and a cameo by Kevin Smith, (which, by the way, to completely understand you need to watch this. The language is quite coarse, so if you are esily offended don’t click this link. this movie is worth watching.  The question is, “Is it worth buying?” I’m going with  a definite yes.  If you want to watch some cool Superman fight scenes, you can pop this in a watch anytime. 

Also, there is a great documentary on the original storyline in the comics.  It’s not a featurette, it’s a full fledged documentary featuring the writers who worked together to write the death and return story.  It is a wonderful insight into not only breaking a story, but the passion that these people have for the characters they write.  It’s worth the price of admission so to speak.

While the movie isn’t what I would have hoped, or even what I would have tried to do with the subject matter, it is a good Superman movie.  Check it out, and don’t forget to throw your two cents worth in by commenting or E-mailing me.

Also, don’t forget we’re a few days away from the launch of Geek Out Loud, the official podcast of Geek Out Online.

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The Incredible Hulk –




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I am really excited about The Incredible Hulk next Summer.  Everything I’ve read and heard has only made the movie seem better and better.  This is different from the first Hulk movie.  Everytime I got new information about that film, I cringed and said, “I hope they can make it work that way.” On the subject of HULK (the 2003 film), I have to say that I appreciated the effort, I just thought that Ang Lee and the cast and creators tried to make the film TOO seriously. Don’t get me wrong. If you do the Hulk, you have to have the mental issues, the love story, and the action, but you also have to remember that it’s based on a COMIC BOOK!!!! It’s supposed to be FUN!!! Instead, Ang Lee tried to give the audience a psychological commentary on repressed memories and the effects of gamma radiation. As an audience, we didn’t have fun until the Hulk was tearing stuff up in the desert. That was all too short-lived, because when that was over, we thought the movie was over…then…oh, yeah…his dad’s in this too. Even I left scratching my head over that little fight. I don’t want to come off as an idiot, but I wasn’t the only geek who was slightly confused by it.THE INCREDIBLE HULK looks like it’s going to be an entirely different animal. Edward Norton has been taking on writing duties as the cast and crew are filming and the heart of the film seems to be more in line with what we the geek and casual audiences expect out of a Hulk movie.I say all of that to lead into this the good folks over at SuperHeroHype have posted several items complete with pics and videos. They are definitely worth checking out

Here, where you will find links to 23 videos and 130 pictures!!!!
And here, where things heat up a bit.

My favorite part of all of this is the car in the bus. Obviously, we are going to get to see the Hulk tear up New York, The Abomination tear up New York, or The Hulk and Abomination fighting and tearing up New York in the process. The point is, Hulk will smash. But it won’t be random smashing, and it won’t be a gamma poodle, and it won’t be intercut with pictures of moss. I don’t want to overhype myself on this, but the buzz is too good. As always though, we will have to wait and see. Here’s hoping we at least get some kind of teaser around Christmas.

Coming Soon…



Posted by Steve

We are only about a week and a half away from the season premiere of Smallville. my experience with Smallville this year will be comparible to my experience with the first season in that I am determined to remain as spoiler free as possible. Here’s what I know about the seventh season of the CW’s flagship show.

1. Supergirl is making her appearance in Smallville right off the bat. In fact, it looks like she is going to be a huge part of the first half of the season. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’ve learned to trust the creators of the show when they bring a in new character from the mythology. That is, until they brought in Jimmy Olsen. I didn’t like this decision mainly because I didn’t like the characterization of Jimmy. That allowed me to go into my geeky nit-picks about the the character being on Smallville. (He’s supposed to be a cub reporter/photgrapher when Lois and Clark are working on the Planet as adults. He’s supposed to kind of idolize Clark, not be a rival with him. You know, those kind of things.) Supergirl is also one of those characters that never really got off the ground (so to speak) with me. Apparently, there’s a twist to the character that will further bend the mythology of Superman that I’m not sure how I feel about either.

2. Dean Cain is finally coming to Smallville. Fans have been clamoring for this for a few years now. Unfortunately, fans were hoping that Cain would play the son of Dr. Virgil Swann and Bridgette Crosby, and that’s not what’s happening. Cain will be playing Curtis Knox (note the initials). Knox is apparently a Vandal Savage type character. Just click on the name if you are unfamiliiar with who Savage is.

3. Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and other Justice Leaguers will be making appearances this season (sans Bruce Wayne) with J’onn J’onzz making an appearance in the season premiere.

I can only speculate after all of that. My speculations?

1. This is the last season of Smallville. It hasn’t been said, and it’s only been hinted at if you dig into a few news bites and comments from the past year. What is for sure is that Michael Rosenbaum isn’t contracted for another season, and while you don’t need Lex, he’s become such an integral part of the show that I honestly can’t see Smallville continuing without him.

2. This season can only go one of two ways really bad or really good. There is no middle ground. Frankly, I wasn’t blown away with Season 6 as a whole. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed episodes like “Justice”. I especially enjoyed the season premiere “Zod,” and the makers of the show once again proved that they know how to do a season finale with “Phantom.” Overall, though, I felt like there was too much the creators were trying to get in to the season. You had the Zoners that Clark was supposed to rounding up, Lana and Lex getting married because she was pregnant, then she lost the baby, then she was never pregnant (Surely they were going somewhere else with that and backed down.), there was the Green Arrow, the Martian Manhunter, the Justice League, is Lionel good or bad, will Lionel and Martha hook up, and Jimmy Olsen. It just seemed as though there was never really a clear direction for the season after the season premiere. This season, it seems like more of the same, I know they can do it well though. I know they can make me like Supergirl. I know they can make me interested in Lana’s fate. It’s just gonna take a bit of work on their part.

3. The season premiere should be wonderful. I mean it’s Clark against Smallville’s version of Bizarro. I’ve always loved Bizarro. I really enjoy the hero fighting with a twisted version of himself. So, I’m looking forward to the season premiere. I just hope it’s a good fight.

4. Lana’s alive and, contrary to popular belief, she’s not in the truck that oh-so-conveniently passed by just before the explosion. I think she went a different way. And I think Lionel was helping her fake her death.

If you’re looking for Smallville spoilers, or breaking news, I have found that the best site is KryptonSite The crew over there does a great job with bringing you spoilers, news, pics, and in-depth Smallville coverage

If podcasts are your thing, check out Starkville’s House of El Podcast. (Got the link to work that time) This is one of the most well produced podcasts on the internet and the guys have a genuinely good time on the show.

Also, just around the riverbend is the season premiere of the Batman, Kids WB’s cartoon version of the Dark Knight, and The Legion of Super Heroes, another Kids WB cartoon.

I’m super-psyched about Heroes starting up, and I feel a little guilty about not talking about the best show on television a lot here. Don’t worry…I will.

I think I’m most excited about the launching of the official podcast of Geek Out Online – Geek Out Loud. Every week, I hope to have guests (read friends) on the show to talk Smallville, Heroes, comics, and other comic related stuff. That all happens Friday, September 28th right here on this website.

So tell your friends, and coerce your family into reading and listening. If you have comments, leave them. If you feel the urge to e-mail, please do. Remember, this is a safe place for geeks everywhere.

How I’d Do It….

The A-Team



Posted by Steve

“In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly excaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, till wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem. If no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire….The A-Team.”

That was the lead in for one of my favorite television shows in the eighties. In fact, I don’t think I’m alone in my love for that little show where everything blew up and nobody got hurt. Actually, it wasn’t until I was an adult that realized how many guns were shot and how few bullets hit their target. As a kid, all I knew was that The A-Team meant action.

While other kids loved Mr. T, my favorites were H.M. (Howlin’ Mad) Murdaock, and John “Hannibal” Smith. I loved the antics of Murdock, and I too loved it when a plan came together.

With all of the remakes and reinventions and television shows brought to the big screen, it seems about time for an A-Team movie.

Now, let’s be honest, most of the television shows made into movies haven’t really worked. Most enjoy a strong opening weekend fueled by the nostalgia of casual movie goers, but the numbers drop off quickly because people leave the theatre so disappointed. Why? There are several reasons:

1. The fans of these television shows truly enjoyed the shows and remember them as good television. Even though reruns in syndication on cable remind people that maybe these shows weren’t so great. Maybe it is kind of funny to watch and see what passed for cool or action packed. Fans of the shows still watch these shows with fondness and, while they may make a joke or two about the shows, respect.

2. The studios insist on taking the television shows and making them parodies of the shows off which they are based. STARSKY AND HUTCH anyone?

3. The studios insist that if the characters are updated then they must be so much different from the characters off of which they are based that they are recognizable only in their names? DUKES OF HAZZARD? MIAMI VICE?

4. It seems that movies based on television shows are seen as throw away films therefore, the makers of the movies rely on one or two shots or moments and let the rest of the film just go to pot.

While I’m not a huge fan of the movies, the Charlie’s Angels movies did a great job of adapting the television show to the big screen. Those movies are topped by the Mission: Impossible films only because movie makers took Mission: Impossible so much more seriously.

Why do those two franchises work?

1. There are references to the original shows that aren’t jokes…they’re homages.

2. The heart of the television show is there in the movie.

3. By not making a parody, there is a respect for the people who worked hard to make those shows successful, and the fans who spent so much time watching the shows. So the movies end up not only well recieved by fans, but by those who were involved in the making of the television shows as well.

I’ve said all that to say this:

The first step in making a successful A-Team movie is taking it seriously. Have fun. The A-Team is nothing if it’s not fun, but don’t MAKE fun of the show. The minute you do that, you cut your legs out from under you.

Secondly, the movie has to be action packed. We don’t need a lot of digital special effects, not a lot of green screen or blue screen work, just a lot of ammo fired and explosions.

Then there’s the script. The movie should start with this crack commando unit being tried and convicted for crimes they didn’t commit. Then, Hannibal and the team (behind bars) discuss their need to escape from the maximum security stockade in order to get outside and prove their innocence. The opening action sequence is the team breaking out. Then, as they have made their escape, we get the opening credits with the A-Team theme. The whole movie can revolve around them helping someone out of a jam while trying to avoid General Stockwell and Colonel Decker, and eventually discovering that it was those men who framed the team for the crimes they were convicted of. Throughout the movie there are action beats after action beats. Then, in the end, the team is in dire straights due to being captured by Decker. They pull together to put some contraption together to not only escape Decker’s clutches but put them in a position to get the evidence they need to exonerate themselves. Along the way, there’s fun, there are jokes, but the stakes for the team are real, and we invest in them because they aren’t parodies or characatures, they are good characters, over the top a bit, but solid characters.

Who would bring this vision to life? Who could make this be all that I, and the Geeks in the Hall of Geekdom, think it can be? Well, I think you turn to Dreamworks and Exec. Producer Steven Spielberg. Go ahead and get Michael Bay to direct it. The man knows explosions. It has to be him or Bruckheimer. These guys can do over the top and make it good.

Then there’s the cast.


Let’s start with the big question. Who could play B.A. Baracus? Who could fill Mr. T’s shoes? The honest answer is…nobody. Now, my friend Jared from The Jared, Steve, and Jesus Jamboree says that if Sylvester Stallone can do Rocky and Rambo again, then Mr. T can do B.A.. While I don’t disagree, I also don’t fully agree. I think that there are two people who may be able to pull it off. First, there’s the idea of Michael Clarke Duncan. He’s big, he’s black, and he’s an incredible actor. The thing about Duncan though is that he’s almost too smooth the be able to play the character of B.A. I loved him as the Kingpin in DAREDEVIL, he was moving as John Coffey in THE GREEN MILE, and he was even great in THE WHOLE NINE YARDS. I don’t know, I just don’t see him as the smack talking, fool pitying, tough guy with a big heart that is B.A. Who do I see? Well, after much deliberation, and thanks to my friend Josh (a reserver from the League of Geeks), ladies and gentlemen, my pick for the role of B.A. Baracus? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.rundown6.jpg Here’s a guy who’s got it all. The guy can talk smack, but he can do it while being a really good guy. He can look as tough and as scary as he needs to be, but he’s got a warm smile that kids won’t run from. He’s a big guy and I can see him working on the van or using a huge torch to weld some scrap iron together to make some kind of big vehicle. And can’t you hear him saying, “I ain’t gettin’ on no plane Hannibal!” Or “Murdock, you fool, you’re crazy I ain’t your friend.” I mean, just let him improv some of the stuff he says to Murdock and you’ve got movie gold. Jared, I’m sorry buddy, but the more I think about it, the more the Rock gets my vote. He can pull off the character of B.A. better than anyone in Hollywood that I know of at this point.

facesilon.jpgNext up, let’s get Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck (a.k.a. Face) out of the way. While Dirk Benedict won’t go down in history as one of the greatest actors of all time, he had a charm and humor that went well with his good looks and Bond-like obsession with the ladies.

Now, understand that the casting I am putting forth for this movie is a dream casting, and it would require the filmakers to really invest in the concept of the A-Team. (and suddenly, I realize how seriously I’m taking this thing. I started out to be funny. Oh well, I’m on a geek out roll….why stop now?) But, to pull off Face, you need an actor that is not only good looking, but can play the action beats well, and have a good time with the character. Who? Who is out there that can pull this off and be believeable? Who has the looks? Who can do the action? Who can handle the ladies? to paraphrase Alan Rickman from Die Hard, you ask me for Face and I give you Matt 040719_mattdamon_vmed_2p_widec.jpgDamon. Think about it. It would work. He’s Matt Damon. He’s young. The ladies like him. He is a terrific actor, and we’ve seen from his performance in the Bourne trilogy that he can do the action stuff. Just imagine him getting to do the action with suaveness of his character from ROUNDERS. So, not only do we end up with the intense Matt Damon running through a field with a shot gun to take down another product of Treadstone, but we also get the wise cracking Matt Damon from the first date in Good Will Hunting….all rolled into one big Face character. You gotta admit, it’s gold. It’s GOLD JERRY!!!!!

murdock-promo2.bmpThen there’s the pilot and true comic relief of the team. Howlin’ Mad Murdock. Murdock was always an interesting character because he remained locked up in a mental institution. The question was always, “Is he really crazy or just acting?” Obviously he was just acting crazy, but he did it so well. Dwight Schulz did an outstanding job with Howling Mad Murdock. Whatever the script writers wanted Murdock doing on any given week of the show, Schulz pulled it off. Whether it was thinking he was a super hero, or talking to a sock on his hand, it was always funny and it was always well done. There is only one man in Hollywood today that I can think of who could pull off, with the same insanity and scene stealing ability of Dwight Schulz, Howling Mad Murdock. We haven’t seen it from him in aace_ventura_ballerina.jpg while. In fact, the last time I really remember him letting go and just going a bit nuts on the big screen was LIAR LIAR. After that he went TRUMAN SHOW(which was a good movie) and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (or whatever that title was) on us. Of course, I’m talking about Jim Carrey. I mean, come on! Who in their right mind thinks that the guy who pulled off Ace Ventura can’t do Howlin’ Mad…I mean, Ace Ventura is Murdock. He is. I would love to see Jim Carrey piloting a plane that The Rock has to be drugged to get onto. I would love to see Jim Carrey improv against the Rock’s ad libbed smack talking. Who wouldn’t?!?

george_peppard_hannibal_2.jpgFinally, the leader of the team. The man with the plan. The guy who can get out of anything and is somewhat of a master in disguise. Col. John “Hannibal” Smith. Originally played by George Peppard, Hannibal was the brains of the team and while the guys never quite knew what he was thinking, they knew to trust him. Peppard brought a certain weight to the role, if for no other reason than his acting experience leading up to the role. While Mr. T was the most popular, Peppard was the elder statesman on set. I know, I know, there was all kinds of turmoil backstage. Peppard wasn’t a big fan of Mr. T. Peppard had just been asked to leave Dynasty. (Depending on who you ask about the situation.) But that never came across on screen. The man was a proffessional and his character was absolutely wonderful. So, who could pull off this role? Who can have a big enough on screen presence to not be completely outshone by The Rock, Jim Carrey, and Matt Damon? Who can lead this group? Well, there was a moment while writing this very post that I thought about George Clooney. The problem is that he doesn’t transcend these other guys. He’s a fine actor mind you. And I think that he could do it. But honestly, one of my135232__ford_l.jpg first choices was the man who made us all want a wookie to be our best friend, who found the lost Ark, escaped the Temple of Doom, and drank from the Holy Grail, this man has been a jerk who lost his memory, a President who won’t negotiate, a pilot who crashed with Anne Heche (we try to forget that movie), a doctor on the run and has had many other roles that have just sizzled because he was there. Of course, I’m talking about Harrison Ford. (By the way, Indiana Jones 4 is officially Indiana Jones and the Kingoms of the Crystal Skull.) Think about it. Ford can play cocky. (Han Solo) He can play adventure and action (Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan, and President James Marshall). He can play a fugitive. (The Fugitive) He can do it. I think he’d like to do it. Has anyone asked him? They should. Because I promise you, if you get Harrison Ford involved, Matt Damon, Jim Carrey, and The Rock should be no problem. The picture even looks like he loves it when a plan comes together.

So, I know this would be expensive, I know that it would be a huge undertaking, I know that it will never happen. If there is ever an A-Team movie made, it will with Johnny Knoxville as Murdock, the guy who played Van Wilder as Face, some random big guy for BA and Willie Nelson as Hannibal. The whole plot will be one big push to make fun of the show. And, like so many other movie adaptations of television shows, it will probably do a decent opening weekend and fall off the charts the next. And studios will keep force feeding us rubbish…and we’ll take it.

The A-Team though could be a great success. It could be a fun summer action flick that throws back to those great action movies of the eighties without suffering from the same problems. It could be fun, it could be edge of your seat, and ultimately it could blow you away. If if were me, that’s “How I’d Do it.”