Monthly Archives: April 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful: Worth Seeing

The Summer movie season kicks off this weekend with a Marvel-based character making it official. Should we be surprised it coincides with the annual Free Comic Book Day? Before we launch into what a great run (2012 was eventful) or … Continue reading

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Weapon against diabetes (health 2013 part 2)

Today was pretty decent. The nasal spray the Apple-based doctor put me on may be getting results. I cough, wheeze and hack much less. Let’s see if I drop to zero tomorrow. Meanwhile, I wanted to show off the cool … Continue reading

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Some good health news

Not everything involving my personal health in 2013 has been negative or miserable. I wasn’t too thrilled to do the math with my boss on missing about 17.5% of possible working hours for the fiscal year (I didn’t press to … Continue reading

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Belated iTunes Store anniversary piece

I knew there was something I forgot to blather about last night! When we were driving home Friday night, Market Place mentioned this but I got distracted by many other things over the weekend. It’s 10 years later and much has … Continue reading

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Mostly fattening

A birthday cake for someone who really enjoys the Douglas Adams novels.

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Two new designs from Pinballz

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The Canadians have a clever rebuttal

This hilarious public service announcement produced by the Canadian Ministry of Health seems to be derived from an old Steve Martin joke: Smoker: Do you mind if I smoke? Steve Martin: No. Do you mind if I fart? I know … Continue reading

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RIP Chrissy Amphlett

Best known as the lead singer of the DiVinyls and their biggest American hit, “I Touch Myself,” but I had heard of the Aussie act when I was in high school during MTV’s salad days. Chrissy came off like a … Continue reading

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My overdue rejoicing about Google Fibre coming to Austin

Maybe it’s karmic payback for those shittalkers saying Austin is a pretentious city but I was thrilled about us being the second destination for Google’s high-speed Internet access. I didn’t know they offered television channels. I can live without them … Continue reading

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Jabba’s Palace = Hagia Sophia?

Thankfully Lego didn’t capitulate to any group (depending upon which account you read) and withdrew this playset. However, I can see the resemblance…

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