Category Archives: Diversions

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RIP Chuck Barris

According to his obituaries I read today, Chuck was quite a Renaissance Man; songwriting, producing TV shows, running daytime programming for ABC and obviously performing. His most famous creation, The Gong Show, was often something my brother and I would watch … Continue reading

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Peter Pan Minigolf

Somara and I have been trying to find new things to do besides going to the movies on our joint day off together. Hard to believe we’ve put off Austin’s famous mini-golf course for like a decade or more. Hell, … Continue reading

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Happy National Pizza Day!

Go out and have at least a slice! It’s really an American invention, just like “Mexican” food.

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RIP: Richard Hatch

Caught the bad news this afternoon when I was wrapping up my day. It’s a shame he passed away at an early age but at least Richard got to participate in the newer Battlestar Galactica as a political prisoner/agitator. Throughout … Continue reading

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Farewell Regular Show

Regular Show‘s eight-year run on Cartoon Network came to an end last night. Sadly, I’m way behind on the show since DVDs only go to the third season, we don’t have cable and CN’s stuff is on the equally sucky, … Continue reading

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DC works better on the small screen, part one

Next year, I am looking forward to Wonder Woman in theaters but I dread that it will be drenched in Zack Snyder’s style to prep the character for the inevitable Justice League mess; the other purpose behind Batman v. Superman. Here I wish the … Continue reading

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Pacific Heat is Netflix’s first big misstep

This is the worst export from Australia since Silverchair’s debut album. When it comes to an adult animated comedy I didn’t think Netflix could have anything more unfunny than Brickleberry, I was sadly mistaken. The premise is about four elite police officers … Continue reading

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RIP: Florence Henderson and Ron Glass

Two mainstays of my TV consumption passed away over the holiday weekend. Florence Henderson of course was always Mrs. Brady from the cheesy The Brady Bunch, the sitcom family I think many of us in Gen X wanted to belong to. … Continue reading

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All Hail King Julien is a pleasant surprise on Netflix

Netflix’s animation offerings outside of Bojack Horseman, which isn’t for children, have been rather disappointing until this offshoot of Madagascar started last year. King Julien stole both the movie and the Penguins show with his devil-may-care attitude mixed with equal parts of … Continue reading

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Matt Smith

The big guest of this year’s WizWorld, the Eleventh Doctor! Missed out on him two years ago when he had to bail. Since you’re allowed two people in the photo, I let my friend Ayako’s son Eddie join us! Turns … Continue reading

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