Monthly Archives: May 2010

Kick-Ass

Another Summer filled with Comic Book-based characters is upon us: Iron Man 2, Jonah Hex and Scott Pilgrim readily come to mind. Seems Hollywood will stay fixated on the obscure franchises because nothing seems certain regarding the more accessible characters: … Continue reading

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Maintenance this weekend

There will be a brief outage, probably a couple hours, either tomorrow or Monday while I take Picayune‘s server offline to back it up in its entirety. As cool as Time Machine is for backing up what would be all … Continue reading

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Stars win the Western Conference!

What an inaugural year for hockey in Austin! They’ve exceeded everybody’s expectations, probably the AHL too. I figured as long as they were better than the San Antonio Rampage, I would be happy. Qualifying for the playoffs was a nice … Continue reading

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The Onion gets some Scientific assistance

Before you roll your eyes and remind me they’re just movies I will still point the finger of shame at Hollywood for their low marks in Science (and History). Next to Fox News, American movies are notorious for purporting unsound … Continue reading

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Flyers will defeat the Blackhawks in six

I took a couple days off to recuperate from all the hockey excitement on Monday evening. While we were watching the Stars take it to the Bulldogs at the CPC (Cedar Park Center) via ahl.com streaming on all the HD … Continue reading

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Weird Al Yankovic & UHF at the Paramount

Weird Al Yankovic taking questions from the audience after the movie. Picture courtesy of this nice Austinite. The Alamo Drafthouse is the gold-standard for going to the movies, not this overpriced Yuppie upstart. Last night they continued to prove it with … Continue reading

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My Year of Hank Hill?

When I turned 38, I called it my Year of Homer since that’s his permanent age and we locked ourselves out of the house two days after my birthday. Hank Hill is a tad older, early forties but the connection … Continue reading

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OK Go performing “What To Do”

One big highlight was this hand-bell accompanied performance of “What To Do.” OK Go demonstrating their innovating abilities beyond dancing and Rube Goldberg devices. I didn’t know Somara was going to record this until she was half way through. Then … Continue reading

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1980: The Empire Strikes Back debut

*Technically, the movie was released on May 21, 1980 which would’ve been a Wednesday but I lived in Springfield, IL then so it probably didn’t appear until May 23 or that’s when I went, my parents wouldn’t allow us to … Continue reading

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Happy belated 15th Anniversary to Brian & Linda

I forgot to cover this yesterday as I was all absorbed in the other two stories plus a third I just didn’t have the energy to bother with. My brother’s wedding in Chicago was a great time, especially in light … Continue reading

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