Monthly Archives: November 2014

Band Aid 1984 is the header since it’s the anniversary

Bob Geldof has reunited with the other egomaniac Bono to do yet another update to Band Aid. The song remains touching, it does have a touch of sadness but then again, anyone with half a brain knows the reality of … Continue reading

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The Theory of Everything: Worth Seeing

Science and Reality have received some serious boosts lately: the success of the new Cosmos; the well-deserved ridicule the Texas SBOE got for their moronic recommendations in textbooks (most were left out); new discoveries with space probes; the Lego set with the … Continue reading

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All is OK down in Austin

The recent shooting is on CNN.com (I imagine the same for TV), a minor front-page story on The Guardian and nowhere to be found with the New York Times (we’re not on a coast with a Spago’s). Anyway, things are fine. The … Continue reading

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Happy 16th Birthday to Nick!

A joyous occasion! My first nephew and/or niece was born on this day. Now he’s in the prime spot of being a teenager. Recently his dad told me what he’s into…mountain bikes (alright) and skateboarding (hmm). The latter gets the semi-disapproving noise because … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6: Worth Seeing

Disney’s first outing with a non-standard Marvel property succeeds so well, you could call this The Incredibles 2. The former master then student has returned to being the master given how lame Pixar’s last couple releases were. With John Lasseter as head … Continue reading

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1994: First Thanksgiving in Austin

I had been doing a good job knocking out story after story, something around two a day when the month kicked off. Thanks on again/off again cold. Aunt Letty’s passing couldn’t be helped. I’m glad she got what she wanted … Continue reading

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RIP Aunt Letty

I recently received the sad news from my brother Brian tonight yet previous updates were provided by Cousin Leesa over the weekend. Letty had been more ill than I realized since her surgery several years ago. However, I want to talk … Continue reading

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Austin Spurs (formerly Toros) win home opener!

Another Austin-related goal off my checklist! After 10 years I went to see our own D-League team. The D stands for Development, not the grade you didn’t want in school although it was a passing mark, ask Dan Quayle and … Continue reading

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Rainy days, recovering temperature and malaise

We got through our first cold snap(s) for Winter ’14 to ’15 and it still sucked compared to the regions accustomed to this crap. What I thought I had licked re-appeared Sunday night, knocked me down for a couple days. … Continue reading

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RIP: Glen A. Larson

I remember loosely connecting the dots with his name from the opening/ending credits whenever I watched Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It was the same guy who created/developed them. Big discovery eh? I’m sure there’s a sarcastic comment my … Continue reading

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