Boos & Bravos: Aug. 1

Thousands gather to look at the latest in video games and comics, October 12, 2012 at the NY Comic Con held at Jarvis Center. Jose Rosado, 29, takes a photo of a character from "Gears Of War 2" on sale at the Gear exhibit. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Thousands gather to look at the latest in video games and comics, October 12, 2012 at the NY Comic Con held at Jarvis Center. Jose Rosado, 29, takes a photo of a character from “Gears Of War 2″ on sale at the Gear exhibit. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Boo to buying textbooks. With three weeks left prior to school beginning, students are now having to pony up their cash or credit to buy those books we’re not going to read anyway.

Bravo to a panel about women’s representation being scheduled right before the Marvel presentation at the San Diego Comic Con, forcing people to sit through an hour-long presentation about the importance of women in media to keep a seat for learning what’s next in Marvel.

Boo to political ads. Primaries are less than a month away, which means that from now until Aug. 26, every street corner will be plastered with obnoxious ads touting how different our state office candidates are from President Barack Obama and each other.

Bravo to former WWE champion Bryan Danielson, who caught and subdued an alleged burglar at his Phoenix home. Danielson and his wife saw the man and another suspect as they drove into their carport, and he chased them and held one suspect, 22-year-old Cesar Sosa, until police arrived.

Boo to Phoenix Suns P.J. Tucker, who was arrested in suspicion of “super extreme DUI” in May. Tucker, who signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Suns last week, was arrested after being pulled over by a Scottsdale police officer on May 10. His blood alcohol content was .201 at the time of the arrest, but was later determined to be .222 after a blood test.

Bravo to the Phoenix Mercury. While the Diamondbacks are still struggling and the Suns are dealing with players’ off-the-court problems, the WNBA team is on a 15-game winning streak.

Boo to the NFL for its lax penalty on Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Rice for only two games next season after a video surfaced of Rice getting into a physical altercation with his now-wife and dragging her out of an elevator.

Bravo to ASU alumna Alexa Rogers, this year’s Miss Arizona. Rogers does plenty of volunteering and is now in the running for Miss America.

Boo to bringing a gun to an airport. Dr. Peter Steinmetz, a doctor at Barrow Neurological Institute, was arrested Friday for bringing a loaded assault rifle to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Steinmetz said he was at the airport only to get a cup of coffee.

Bravo to not having to go back to school yet. While ASU’s fall semester doesn’t begin for roughly another three weeks, students in the Queen Creek Unified School District have already began their classes. Enjoy the summer while you still can.

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