Monthly Archives: April 2007

Grindhouse: Must See and Alamo Drafthouse worthy

Personally, I never heard of the term grindhouse until this movie came out (it was mentioned in the my recent Joe Bob Briggs’ book review and I still didn’t remember). In the Midwest, these movies were shown at drive-ins up … Continue reading

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Belated review of Tyrants of the Nine Hells

Tyrants of the Nine Hells is book number two of the Fiendish Codex series covering the Lawful Evil Outsiders; Devils getting their due (pun not intended). Unlike the previous book on Demons, this one opens up with two pages of fiction … Continue reading

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First Austin bus ride in 11 years, I think

I pushed this story back a couple of days because I wanted to have a stream of “content” going and I didn’t want to overwhelm my readers (all two) with any more than three in a day. So as you … Continue reading

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Fusion from sharks with laser beams attached to their heads!

The world of Science just got a bit more exciting today when I read about an alternate way to jumpstart a fusion reaction. Oddly the article is dated April 19th but I know it didn’t pop up on the site until … Continue reading

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A worthy rebuttal to the audiophiles’ complaining

For the last year or so, there has been a slug of articles about how awful digital music, remastered CDs and currently manufactured CDs are. Personally, I think the authors are full of crap and are more likely whining, aging … Continue reading

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Maybe Vulcan does orbit 40 Eridani A

Somara mentioned this discovery while I was half awake watching a throwaway episode of Enterprise on the DVR. I went with Dr. Plait’s site because he gives the best no-nonsense explanation about the possible planet. The American Media tends to fumble or … Continue reading

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Mondo cake for either a birthday or anniversary

The sugar-loaded treat was definitely a challenge for Somara, namely the silver frosting because I recall her telling me her worried over it oxidizing into gray and/or losing its metallic sheen. I think the buyer originally wanted a cake literally … Continue reading

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NHL Playoffs, Round Two, the Semi-Finals

I may not have gotten the number of victories for the eight remaining teams correct, but I did pick all the winners. Detroit and New Jersey gave me concern with how long it took them to eliminate their rather unimpressive, … Continue reading

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New round of alarmist trash probably coming

You may be hearing some nonsense from the diehard PC users, especially the clueless John Dvorak, about the Mac OS being hacked or vulnerable. The bulk of the story comes from the CanSecWest Security Conference in Vancouver. Truth is, they had … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Birthday to Iggy Pop

Hard to believe the Godfather of Punk (and all that followed the genre) is now 60. There was a big to-do for him this Spring at SXSW because reunited with two of the Stooges. They’re supposed to have an album out … Continue reading

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Dragon magazine ending after 31 years

The news with all the details is here. Of course I found out today and not yesterday since my diligence with reading enworld.org has slowed. I was immediately saddened because Dragon was a staple of D&D ever since I got into the … Continue reading

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One more stupid mention of 420 for the Internet

For once wikipedia.org didn’t have any explanations on the history or origin on the slang term 420. I had more luck with snopes.com. The show Mythbusters won’t touch it because it doesn’t involve blowing something up. Somewhat interesting but I only … Continue reading

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A cartoon that explains why I want to pet cats I don’t know

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Welcome Kylie!

Rad sent everyone the news yesterday but the pictures arrived this morning. Kylie was born on April 17 (so she’ll always remember to pay her taxes around her birthday) and she’s doing great. I think it’s too early to see … Continue reading

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force… is a Rental but still funny

If you hate Aqua Teen Hunger Force as my wife does, then this movie won’t change your mind. It’s more of an opportunity for the characters to finally use the words they can’t say on basic cable. Think of it as … Continue reading

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