By Joshua Yehl and Cal Meacham
It has been a crazy year and we have featured some great comedians, musicians and various others from around the entertainment world. In our final Best Of segment we present to you a few lists from some of those people that we have highlighted, interviewed etc. throughout the year.
The NFL guys will continue their write-ups to finish out the season, but for the rest of us it is a much-needed break. There might be intermittent content but we plan on resuming regular coverage on January 7th.
As always, thanks for being a First Order Historians reader. We really appreciate you all and look forward to another great year in 2013. Oh and it will be the return of the KOZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By Joshua Yehl
We are comic book fans here at FOH but wouldn’t know the first thing about writing a column about them so we reached out to a friend and IGN writer Joshua Yehl to get his opinion on this year’s best series.
By: Cal Meacham
By all accounts 2012 was the year of craft beer as it exploded into the limelight. Mostly considered a beer snob or specialized industry reserved for elitists who talk about beer like it is the holy nectar of the gods (trust me it is!), craft beer started to gain some major respect from casual drinkers. People willing to put down their preconceived notions of the beverage and branch out from their standard Miller products.
Here in Orlando, we saw the opening of the incredible new Red Light Red Light which pulled in new customers and dropped some of the major deterrents of the old location (bad vibe for non beer heads, bad location, etc.). We also saw Cigar City (out of Tampa) move their staple brands on to a brand new canning line which allows us beer lovers to take CCB to the beach!
Elsewhere, Michigan continued its foothold in the beer community with the crowning of Grand Rapids as co-beer city U.S.A. Their beer bar Hopcat was named the #3 Best Beer Bar on The Planet by Beer Advocate and growth continues around the state. It furthers the idea that people are ready to set down the swill and drank with joy.
So here I am to do my part and submit to you my favorite Beers of the year! Cheers!
Last Tuesday Ain’t It Cool News held an advance screener of Get the Gringo, Mel Gibson’s latest movie (sic) in 10 cities across the United States. Self-financed and released by Mel’s Icon Productions, Gringo is bucking all traditional routes of launch and will be released on Direct TV Video On Demand on May 1st. My colleague Thoughtblocking and I had the privilege (sic) of attending the screener for FOH and bring to you this report.