Monthly Archives: November 2010

RIP Leslie Nielsen & Irvin Kershner

The Eighties wouldn’t have been the same without these two’s contributions to contemporary movies. Kershner is a name revered by nerds because he directed the best Star Wars movie…The Empire Strikes Back. I too had mixed feelings after seeing it … Continue reading

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Holidays are coming, check your mailbox!

Made some major progress on cards yesterday. Usually I get a couple written while watching the annual Flyers’ game at the D&B and a few trickle through the rest of the long weekend. I was falling behind this year because … Continue reading

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Zombieland

I’m still lucking out on finding worthwhile flicks as zombies and vampires continue to over-saturate the media landscape. Try searching through Netflix streaming alone, there was something about a zombie stripper, ugh. I won’t blurt the surprise cameo despite this … Continue reading

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Stars play their 100th regular game, and win

My AHL team went 2-1 over the Thanksgiving stretch. Four points, I’ll take it. Losing 1-0 to Milwaukee on Friday night was a bummer, especially with how hard both sides were playing. The Stars just couldn’t get the puck in. … Continue reading

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Happy 12th Birthday Nick!

I didn’t forget this at all. What I failed to do was write this up before the hockey game, put it on the timer and carry on. This morning we did our weekly breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe. Then followed … Continue reading

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1995: Austin, my first non-bittersweet Thanksgiving here

I primarily blame the events surrounding Thanksgiving 1987 for my disdain of this holiday. Getting a long weekend still rocks but spending it with (either) family is equivalent to being a WWII POW for me; as a Nibblonian once said, … Continue reading

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Picayune upgrade successful!

Most of you probably didn’t notice the brief outage this morning/early afternoon. I’ll take it as a good thing. The server had been behind the curve for almost a year and I never got around to giving it a proper … Continue reading

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Futurama 2010 Holiday Spectacular

This holiday special is a hybrid of their Anthology of Interests (Futurama’s version of Treehouse of Horror) and Christmas-time episode. It is also the primary reason why the DVD won’t appear until Christmas Eve. Never mind the confusion Fox Video … Continue reading

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Welcome Genevieve!

Daughter number two was born this afternoon to my friends Kelly and Ethan! Now Evie (or little e as I call her) will have a playmate…in a couple more years, babies take time to grow into viable participant. Pictures may … Continue reading

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New portable!

There’s no picture because it looks pretty much the same as my last one. I was able to recycle the orange Flyers-Bugs Bunny armor to protect it. The ports and capabilities are better since it’s a 13″ MacBook Pro. I … Continue reading

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Rough day to be a Lions or Cowboys fan

For Thanksgiving this year we’re eating a modest meal of chicken with good sides, we will be watching the entire Toy Story franchise on Blu-Ray. Last year’s duck was awesome but expensive. Odd for a bird Americans rarely eat. I … Continue reading

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2000: Thanksgiving in Phoenix

This was the last Thanksgiving week we ever left Austin to celebrate with friends or family. I don’t know about Somara but I’ve never found a compelling reason to travel during the worst and busiest week in America despite how … Continue reading

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Richard Bachman is AHL player of the week!

My Stars’ four-game winning streak came to an end yesterday in Houston but the back-up goalie has recently proven himself even to convince me that the team is in good hands. What happened Krahn the starter? No idea. Rumors abound … Continue reading

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Laurie Bembenek passed away

The Canadian media seemed to be more on top of the generally sad news about Bembenek’s death last Saturday but the Milwaukee paper had a good obit. During her escape in 1990, I read an informative piece regarding the woman’s … Continue reading

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Where some favorite board games come from

I take some issue with a couple of the author’s choices in this story. Namely the 3M titles. Hard to believe the company behind clear tape would publish board games. At least he confirmed my hunch about Risk originating in … Continue reading

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