Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy 12th Birthday Nicolas!

Today is a cool day for my pseudo-nephew, I just feel silly calling him a godson given my non-religious stance. Twelve years ago he was born on Leap Day. Now many of you are going, “Feh! So what, having a … Continue reading

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The Lent Special from my childhood in the Seventies

The silly, pointless tradition of Lent kicked off yesterday in the Eastern Orthodox Church (it was last week with the Roman Catholics) so we unintentionally celebrated by having dinner at MacDo’s. We didn’t go for the food. We went because … Continue reading

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DC reboot part six: The Batman Family

I finally picked a good time to get off my ass to cover what is traditionally called The Batman Family. It’s debatable when the term was exactly coined, various Internet sites can’t seem to give a definitive answer and since … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Johnny Cash

In honor of the Man in Black, Mental Notes posted the story behind his hit “A Boy Named Sue,” which I recall hearing occasionally on WMAQ; if it wasn’t WGN, Dad would have this Chicago-based Country station on when he … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Kordek

Stern brought his passing to everyone’s attention last week. Arcades, video games, geeks, nerds, bowling alleys (or bowling centers according Chris Hardwick’s dad), convenience stores, airports, general stores and The Who all debt of gratitude to the man. I have … Continue reading

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Not as gross as the source

I’ve never seen the original, only references and second-hand accounts. Contrary to other experiences, I think I can do without catching something I cannot “unwatch” like the ongoing Futurama joke goes.

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Changing e-mail addresses

Not like this is a big deal since people rarely communicate by such means anymore, seems some rather callous text-message now counts as correspondence or conversation. Yeah, yeah, I can hear the Internet diehards’ litany of “get off my yard” … Continue reading

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A little Sci-Fi humor

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Thoreau (probably) would’ve agreed

Many of Somara’s female friends are jealous about one thing in our marriage…I do my own…unlike many other husbands. I think men who wash their own clothes have been a steadily growing population but I’m puzzled whenever I hear my … Continue reading

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Really? These are the stupidest album titles?

The so-called experts at the Chicago Tribune (aka the Illinois GOP’s apology machine) need to take a few lessons about music in general from the Guardian before they spit out another list. This weak attempt at the stupidest album titles … Continue reading

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