Monthly Archives: August 2016

RIP Gene Wilder

Gene was one of Milwaukee’s greatest exports. For me he’ll forever be the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks’ best comedy that I hope Hollywood will never try to remake. Gene’s Willy Wonka was perfect too. His interpretation had this … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond: Rental at best

I lifted my boycott on the “new” Star Trek after a good friend top me I didn’t need to see the previous turd…Star Trek Into Explosions to understand Beyond. This shouldn’t be a surprise, the franchise has gone with shallowness and characters … Continue reading

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Another reason why Austin isn’t “Texas”

Texas joined the stampede of idiocy by passing a law to say it’s OK to carry guns around in public. Their flawed thinking goes along these lines: Mass shootings will be prevented because “good guys” will be armed to dispatch the … Continue reading

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Kubo and the Two Strings: Must See

Another diamond in the rough of crap this Summer. Then again I tend to have more faith in Laika studios like I used to for Pixar…until Laika decides to make Boxtrolls 2, thankfully they’re not taking the easy way. Kubo is … Continue reading

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Belated birthday to Steve (aka Stvee)!

I was pre-occupied with other crises on Friday but I think the card we sent arrived on time. This really hit the spot of what Stvee likes. 2016 is special too. We met 25 years ago at GenCon (when it … Continue reading

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Rick Sanchez has good advice

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Rest in Peace John Martin

Last week John was killed in a car accident courtesy of an asshole running a red light up in Georgetown. I received the sad news during my lunch hour Friday from a co-worker. Although John left Apple a few years … Continue reading

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Farewell Gawker.com

The gossip site shuts down today since Univision had no interest in purchasing it alongside the sister sites. Meanwhile, piece-of-crap Hulk Hogan and enemy of democracy Peter Thiel are beside themselves with delight. Fear not, assholes like those two will … Continue reading

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Good luck Larry Wilmore

Friday night I watched the last episode of The Nightly Show courtesy of a DVR. I’m rather bummed over Comedy Central canceling the comedy/panel/talk show. Nightly may not have had the same voice as The Colbert Report or The Daily Show but Larry and his … Continue reading

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Got to relive a little of the Summer of ’89

Saturday I got to dust off an old skill I gained in college…painting. No, not painting a picture or minis, painting walls and ceilings. During my Summers in Milwaukee, I spent three out of four were spent as a member … Continue reading

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