Thor Ragnarok Review-SPOILER FREE

hehe riley its still today 11:59 the post is out on time thank you very much happy thanksgiving eve.


Hey everyone! Remember me? I wouldn’t blame you since my last post was *audible gasp* 40 days ago?! That’s 57,600 minutes! Or 3,456,000 seconds. Or-

I’ll stop here because this kind of stuff was a major contributor to me not posting. I guess when I think of something that one thing consumes my brain and I don’t do anything else whether that’s playing watching YouTube, reading, music, and even blog posting and podcasting. I guess school has been what consumed my focus recently but I will try to amend. When I have said this kind of thing in the past I have created this huge schedule that I follow for like 2 weeks then just stop again. So I hope you enjoy this post because it may be a while until the next one.

Now onto the review.


Ah, Thor. His movies never really spoke to me and I probably wouldn’t watch them if they didn’t have MCU lore intermingled. But with Thor Ragnarok all this has changed.

I want to make this review spoiler free so I’ll just say this much to start: it’s good. It has a totally different tone (more comedy to be precise) and when I saw this in the trailers I was a bit hesitant. Still REALLY excited for the movie because of the killer theme (Immigrant Song) and my favorite Hulk, but still worried. I have a worry with every MCU movie that they can’t keep up with the stellar previous movies in the universe (yes I still call the Thor movies stellar). I do the same thing with Star Wars, video games, books, and sports. I like picking a team and getting attached to it so I always fear the worst when a new installment comes out. But Thor Ragnarok met and exceeded my expectations.

As I said this movie was funny, but it did a good job balancing funny with plot and depth. Loki as a character has always been interesting to me (a rank-S villain in Avengers who is a sorta-ally now) and this really shows a lot about him. We also get to meet Bruce Banner again after the events of Age of Ultron and that is all fascinating because a lot of time has passed for us that hasn’t for him. Also Mark Ruffalo is the best avenger and I will fight you on that point.

But this movie isn’t without it’s faults. I like a lot of the character decisions but a lot of character interactions I think should have been rethought (if you watched the movie you may know what I mean here). The new characters add a very team like quality to this movie, but I feel like in an already crowded MCU there may not be good space for them. They were like Thor’s own Avengers (there may or may not be a joke about that in the movie).

All in all the characters are good, the plot is funny and well written, and the MCUs future looks way more interesting.

This movie gets 9/10 JPs (jamie points).

Thanks for reading!


I love Star Wars

I was reminded of this fact when the first real trailer dropped for Star Wars Episode VIII.

This trailer has so much to examine with my newly acquired film knowledge (I went to a summer camp where we learned about the detective in film, novel, and in method) and it has been my YouTube obsession to learn everything I can about this trailer.

My father is with me on this and together we tried our hand at dissecting this trailer. My Mom, however, is against anything of this nature. Dissecting the trailers can lead to a spoiler experience on the watchers part (she claims) and so she avoids doing so.

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if you look closely the shape of all the people make up a mask of Darth Vader. Google it, seriously.

I enjoy dissecting a trailer because I feel like I am making new discoveries and unraveling the thinking of the film-makers. But I don’t know which I like more. The worst part is because I’m on the fence I don’t want to waste a Star Wars movie testing whether going in blind will help. I’m stuck.

But on the plus side there’s an amazing looking Star Wars movie that comes out in 2 months so the hype train has left the station!

Which would you people prefer (perfectly poised pros if you ask me)? Leave your answers in the comments below, I’ll pick my favorites when ever I check.

Thanks for reading this miraculous post (because I never post, get it?), and as I said a couple of weeks ago:

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New Nerd and Brother Episode Out!

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Our podcast. If you like it, please be sure to share with your friends!


Out Now On SoundCloud:

Out Now On iTunes and Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2xDvyBI

Website: nerdandbrother.com

Who says I never post?


i know

I haven’t been posting. School, podcast, baseball, same excuses.

Basically I cannot be trusted. I will put a twice a week posting schedule and try to do LAY semi-regularly.

But I am working very hard on our podcast the Nerd and his Brother!







We are working out the audio (mic getting jostled) so look past that into the true podcast. Also our website is going to be tinkered with so we can add new things on it. Visit that at nerdandbrother.com



Sorry I haven’t been posting on here as much, but really you should check this out. It is something we have worked hard on and just listening to one minute of it would make me happy :).

So goodbye and as I always say:

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I miss the old rileys backpack..


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Now days all Riley does is take time to create quality music and expand his roster of authors to include friends that also create quality posts.

Who else longs for the days where Riley would post MineCraft updates and origami pictures. Total Drama: Rileys Backpack Style fell by the wayside as new authors joined and Free Lunch, Poetry, and *shudders* Life and You became prevalent. Moo and other cow noises stopped as like begging started as rileys backpack fell from glory.

And who knows where it ends? One day it might just become Riley’s Backpack (with apostrophe).

So where this decline start?

I think the beginning of the end was when James Blonde joined the blog. Almost immediately he began to engage with readers, start side, projects, and try to out pace the original author Riley. As more authors filled out the roster the posts have gotten better written and better reviewed.

When we used to come to rileysbackpack.wordpress.com we didn’t want some obnoxious podcast logo, some great music and podcasts, and a commercialized .com. We wanted the counter-culture minecraft, origami, and dum cheese we all knew and loved with a .wordpress proudly in the middle!

.In conclusion, I don’t read rileys backpack anymore and you shouldn’t either.

Out with the news, in with the mOOOOOs.

*skit over*

So I’ve been on kind of a satire writing kick and I don’t know if people actually get/want it. So comment if you would like mixed in satirical, parody, or sketch-like posts. Or maybe you would prefer just my schedule. Just comment.

So thanks and as I always say:

The podcast isn’t bad its amazing link here comment like subscribe feed my empiiiiiiiiiiiiire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 of the Awesome New Puns You PROBABLY haven’t seen before *Special Edition*

What is a Bee’s favorite dumb quiz website?

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Where do snobby cows go in their free time?

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What is Mario’s favorite food?

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It’s a-me..at of a freshly slaughtered cow!


Why did Mark have to pay all of his hard-earned money to the government?

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Because the government was Mark-ist!


What does a liberal cat like to eat out of?

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The wallets of hard-working Americans!

Why did the child cross the road?

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Because her parents brought her into the United States illegally and she is paying for their crimes.


Thanks for reading!



New Logo!!

The Nerd and His Brother Podcast (with usually riley) has an all new logo!

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Find it..

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Candy!!!!!!!!! Fav Fiv #3

Sometimes I wonder if I subconsciously named this series Fav Fiv As in Fav Five days late.. sorry everyone!

Badaba! Welcome to Fav Fiv, the series where I rank things!

This week as suggested by Riley: Fav Fiv Candy Edition!

So lets start out with parameters. Classic candies only, no fancy chocolates or what have you. So here is my top 5 classic candies.

5. Sour Patch Kids

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Sour Patch Kids are everything I want in a snack. They are flavorful, tasty, sugary, and have a twist that makes it particularly different from everything else. That being said sour candies only go so far and these are no exception.





4. Air Head X-Tremes

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Airheads never were that special for me (aside from the fact that at my baseball field they were only 25 cents and I could buy them for cheap regularly) But the X-Tremes were a staple of school carnivals and end of the year treats that I really enjoy. Basically a strip of sweet chewy airheads goodness. Mhmmmmmmmmmmmm…..


3. Kit-Kat

We all know Kit-Kat for their iconic jingle..

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office jokes aside Kit Kats are wafer-like, and chocolaty. I will claim right now that Kit-Kat by FAR has the best flavor variety.Image result for all kitkat flavors

my Aunt lives in London and she brings different flavors for Christmas sometimes. Personally I like Dark Chocolate Mint best but I haven’t tried anywhere near all of them so that’s not definite. But regardless of the flavor I really like these.

2. Reese’s

All Reese’s are fine by me. I don’t really care  as long as I get my dose of chocolate and peanut butter. I have tried a fair amount of their many products and I really like all of them.Image result for all reese's products

Note: No clue who this guy or this kid are , they just were in a picture of all Reese’s stuff and at the top of Google Images.

1.Junior Mints

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This might be a controversial decision as favorite candy, but my road to Junior Mints was winding as well. I used to hate them, but gradually I came around to them. I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie without getting Junior Mints, and the reason is they are delicious. They have a bite of mint that is refreshing without being overwhelming, a rich chocolate taste that is always welcome to my taste buds. It was a tie between this one and York Peppermint Patties Image result for york peppermint patties

and I’m still not totally sure. But know these were all in there together.


So there is my ranking! Did you agree? Probably not because Snickers and M&Ms are a popular choice that I did not include. Comment your favorites and I will start featuring them in the next Fav Fiv. Also comment what Fav Fiv I should do next. Maybe one not involving food.

So you can listen to our podcast on SoundCloud here

and on Apple Podcasts and iTunes under The Nerd and his Brother. I would really appreciate your feedback for future podcasts and how you want us to move forward.

On that self-promotional note, thank you for reading and as I’m done saying:

break me off a piece of that fancy feast!



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A hot diggity dog LAY-#23

Hey guys wassup

Today it is time for Life and You, the series where I ask you stuff and I talk about my life.

But you aren’t here to talk about the format, you are here for a healthy does of

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The segment desperately in need of some new visuals for ‘my’ and ‘life’.

This week my Tip Lifeweek my Tip Life was delayed for my special announcement (the nerd and his brother returns september 1st on soundcloud and itunes soon also website nerdandbrother.com shameless plug) and then it somehow backlogged on to the original day, while saying sorry its saturday, and 3 days into posts. That’s all fixed but still its crazy.

Other than that school has been fine, I recently forgot about a project until 45 minutes before it was due. The result was amazing *sarcasm* and the grade is pending *not sarcasm*.

Also for labor day I went to the lake in Alabama. I don’t know why I said the lake like people reading this know the lake I’m talking about, but all you need to know is that I visited my grandparents, had a super time waterskiing and eating hotdogs. Seriously, lots of hot dogs.

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I have been writing a Pokemon post for about a month now and I keep delaying it because more stuff happens, but now I can say that Friday will have that post.


That concludes literally my life..


So I know YesterLAY I asked you for your most inventive ways to eat an oreo but I’m saving that for next LAY ( I have a reason) So today I will just cover another question from riseofthechairs..

riseofthechairs asks 

 you’re running late to class, but wait! there’s a dog across the street. you realize you have to make a difficult decision. what’ll it be? be late or PET DOG

I read your question carefully and the options laid out were be late OR pet dog. Given this set of choices I choose to pet the dog and not be late for class.

If you meant ‘be late and pet the doggo’ or ‘miss the doggo and be late for class’ I have to think about this.

See, if I pet the doggo I could miss class and get punished. But if I decide to pass up the petting, I could miss out on the opportunity to pet a dog. Luckily there is an alternate universe created every time anyone makes a choice so I will go to class and hope that alternate dimension jamie enjoys petting that dog. Also that he learns the meaning of summer.Image result for phineas and ferb movie

yep that is my second phineas and ferb reference in a LAY in a row. Who knows, I might keep the streak going.

So I want to ask you a couple of things.

  1. Continue with your inventive Oreo eating methods
  2. Please tell me other things you want Fav Fiv-ed (ranked list of things)
  3. Please more my and life images for Literally My Life
  4. as always, questions and challenges for me to do in the next LAY.


Thanks in advance, and now I shamelessly plug all my other stuff.

Nerd and Brother Podcast!

If you didn’t know me, my brother Eliot, and Riley have a podcast where we play games, do quizzes. Regardless our website has all the info you need including podcasts episodes on SoundCloud and iTunes. So that is here!


Okay, so click here for all of my posts on Rileys Backpack.

And here for all the LAYs.

Most recent post is here.
So again thanks for reading and not unlike what I whooped with joy when I finally started skiing:

please stop it with the snapchat hotdog already. no joke here. just stop.

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okay i couldn’t help myself.



We met our gofundme goal! Thank you to all who have donated to help us keep our regular old domain and ad-free site. I’m pretty sure Riley will also have a post but I just wanted to update and say thanks! Plus the new

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is our now on nerdandbrother.com, plus our podcast will be on SoundCloud later in the day and iTunes soon.


So as I said when I learned I don’t have school today:

I really appreciate the fact that one of my favorite Labor Day pastime (watching baseball) is only possible by people working all day.