Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Flintstones turns 50

The cartoon along with all its side products (vitamins, cereal) have become so ubiquitous it’s hard to believe the original source is older than I am. Like many kids growing up in the Seventies, The Flintstones was in syndication and … Continue reading

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2000: Dot Com Meltdown

Today, Apple’s stock is worth $287.37 a share and the company is now the second largest in the world, based upon some measurement probably covering assets, stock value, etc. A pretty amazing recovery because 10 years ago, the whole stupid … Continue reading

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Good thing he wasn’t reading text messages

Co-worker/Star Wars fan Chris mentioned this little gem on the hazards of flying a snub fighter while eating fast food. Let that be a warning to you aspiring Jedi Knights!

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Fall arrived early and Vegas 2005

According to Jose’s last FaceBook posting and some quick text-based messages, he and Nancy are currently driving in I-10 which would be the westward highway out of Florida via the panhandle. Optimistic about a quick visit, I asked if they … Continue reading

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I need a shirt that says, “I’m off the clock.”

At my primary job, I wear my badge on a lanyard. That way I can find it easily and not worry about losing the darn thing. It’s long enough to reach over for a reader to let me into the … Continue reading

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The Pinball Hall of Fame

Overdue Story Number Two on our recent trip to Las Vegas. Sorry ’bout that. As my excuse goes, life gets in the way plus Libby’s museum closing was a sad turn of events last weekend. Meanwhile, here’s an attraction I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Somara

Due to work and bad timing, festivities for my wife will be delayed. A couple years we got to celebrate it in Vegas but I guess that was more for me turning 40. I think we considered it a joint … Continue reading

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Ponyo

Not everything from Japan is a modification of Western inventions (cars, electronics) or concepts (healthcare). The majority of Ghibli’s past material has clearly Japanese origins: My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies and Pom Poko. This exception to the rule … Continue reading

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Cat grooming misadventure 2010

The other night, I made the mistake of falling asleep while watching TV (Battlestar Galactica 1978, aka Space Mormons) and letting the three “normal” cats eat Molly’s food. Bad results ensued for the next 24 hours, namely puking (they inhale … Continue reading

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Laying down the ice for 2010-11

Hockey season is almost here! First, all the players reported to camp yesterday. Second, I go find my DVDs of Slapshot and Miracle to get into the spirit. And now this cool time-lapse movie of the rink being prepared at … Continue reading

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At least Han still shot first

If only this Stormtrooper from the Uber-Nerd 501st Division was on the Death Star and gotten his suggestion integrated into the helmet, it could’ve been a shorter movie. The glasses certainly solves this problem they and Cylons seems to suffer … Continue reading

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Drew Struzan book and movie due

This guy’s artwork for posters are the greatest, even when the movie it’s plugging stinks. I usually avoid buying coffee-table books but this might be one I need to score because it will be filled with awesome material and I … Continue reading

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Test how well you know Apple

Despite being an official employee for over 11 years, I only got eight out of 10 correct. One was a goof because I didn’t read all the options immediately, it has been a while since I have dealt with the … Continue reading

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Jaws Cake

Cue the infamous John Williams music…du nuh…du nuh…dun dun dun dun dun dun! This birthday treat was what my friend’s youngest son wanted over the weekend because he has recently become a big fan of Spielberg’s 1975 hit flick. It’s … Continue reading

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Rogues Gallery Comic Book Contest 2010

I finally got to participate in this annual tradition at my local store! For years, I have worked a Tuesday-through-Saturday shift and never could rationalize a day off which was also required an exception (my team’s staffing is always the … Continue reading

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