Monthly Archives: May 2006

GoLive will soon be GoDead

When it comes to Webpage-composition software, I bet on the losing horse again. With the merger of Adobe and Macromedia comes the culling of duplicate products and my choice of GoLive over DreamWeaver provedpointless. Oh well, I can probably cling … Continue reading

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Small World (III) through GDW/FASA

Last night I went to Fry’s to score the new The Venture Brothers Season One DVD set. There an employee was looking at something in the new releases section and I showed him that I scored the last copy so if he … Continue reading

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Cloaking Device not just for Star Trek anymore

Fear not parents, these scientists are pretty far from developing a cloak like the one in the Harry Potter stories so the kids don’t have the means to score cookies without being seen.    I caught the gist of this development on … Continue reading

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Happy 102nd Birthday for Grandpa

Today would’ve been my grandfather’s 102nd birthday if he kept on going, which I feel there was a good chance if he weren’t so afraid of doctors. Anyway, much like my grandmother, Grandpa was pretty awesome to my brother and … Continue reading

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RIP Alex Toth

Darn it. I just found out today that he died Saturday through Scott Kurtz’s PVP cartoon site.    Who was he? Most of you know him today as the main creator of Space Ghost, a B-list superhero that got a … Continue reading

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Players Handbook II is a Maybe-Have

My initial reaction to this book was the usual, “Why in the world do we need another sourcebook, let alone an additional Players Handbook?!” Doubts were put aside with the first online preview, it showed promise, namely the section on how … Continue reading

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Congratulations Edmonton Oilers

Last night the Oilers clinched the Western Conference championship to secure their first appearnce in the Stanley Cup since 1990 (also the last one they won ending their era of dominance). Pretty amazing hockey from a team going into the … Continue reading

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Two Hundred and Fiftieth Posting

Yeah, yeah, yeah, another shameless plug for reaching what may be a pointless milestone masquerading as a story. Once again I have joined the self-congratulatory ranks of other publications and have to blather on about as slate.com points out. At least … Continue reading

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Return of the L Word by Douglas Massey

Here’s another book I picked up through an Eric Alterman recommendation via his site (altercation.msnbc.com).    Return of the L Word isn’t too different from Robert Reich’s Reason. They lay out the marching orders, talking points and facts for Liberals to use as … Continue reading

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Superman toy

With the upcoming Superman Returns movie, there has been a commercial for this toy you’ll usually see on Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network. It’s rather funny to see the kid doing the whole Clark-Kent-to-Superman transformation as he pulls back the glasses, opens … Continue reading

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Clifford Antone found dead

This is mainly a quick story for my friends who live nowhere near Austin. Austin friends probably already heard this morning.    Who was he? Clifford Antone ran a the Blues nightclub in Austin that is usually credited for launching … Continue reading

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Over the Hedge

Dreamworks is getting closer to making a cartoon of near-Pixar caliber even if they had to acquire the movie rights to a daily newspaper strip to come this far. The majority of people don’t buy a daily newspaper so they’ll … Continue reading

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Red Hand of Doom delivers and exceeds

This review is way overdue since this book was released around the same time as WOTC’s disappointing Races of the Dragon. Procrastination and more interesting things to write about definitely put my Gaming section on the backburner, that and it has … Continue reading

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Welcome Julia

I received this mail and picture today from Sonia (her mother) over in Switzerland.    Julia was born on May 12 (just in time for Mother’s Day!). So far she’s doing pretty well according to Sonia. It’s still the initial … Continue reading

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Happy 48th Birthday Jane Wiedlin

My favorite Go Go. I have all her solo records, her last one had Matthew Sweet on it. Jane wrote most of the hits for the band but for me her career after the Go Gos is what I have … Continue reading

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I hope this VW is an automatic

I agonized posting this picture for a day or so because Picayune is really meant to be an open letter to my friends but then I recalled that I never promised it would be a kid friendly. This bumper sticker was too … Continue reading

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Happy 51st Birthday Bill Paxton

One of my favorite actors in science-fiction movies. Not only has he appeared in many of these great and no-so-great flicks, but he has the awesome distinction of being the only performer “killed” by the Terminator, an Alien and a … Continue reading

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