Yearly Archives: 2013

Insert dirty joke here, December 2013 edition

Some kind of wrestling action figure who seems to have a permanent cramp from holding a rather large lightsabre…I hope.

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Final Quiz at Strange Brew tonight

After two years, Strange Brew (a coffee shop all the way down on Austin’s south side) and Geeks Who Drink called it quits. We only had been playing there after the Highball closed last year for the remodeling of Alamo … Continue reading

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American Hustle Worth Seeing

Using the closing days of the Seventies might be popular since Argo won an Oscar® and let’s face it, the clothes back then border on clown costumes today! In all seriousness, Hustle was another demonstration that sometimes Hollywood lets people like David O. … Continue reading

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Belated post of the annual Rogues Gallery Diorama!

It’s a very Marvel Christmas this year, especially with the roll the company has been on with its successful films.

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Congratulations Colton Sceviour and his return

…after scoring three goals while playing for Dallas to cover somebody who was injured, one of our vets pulled off a Gordie Howe Hat Trick tonight. I was really ready to chance my Flyers cap if he succeeded in a … Continue reading

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Web site annoyances. Fixed? We’ll see.

Had to take the Picayune offline yesterday to back up the server’s contents. It seems the darned Mini was going on the fritz sooner and sooner. I kept suspecting those damned Russians and usual suspects who keep ruining the Internet for the … Continue reading

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RIP Larry Lujack

I chose to push back this story due to the holidays, I didn’t want to post anything that was a little too depressing. Most Chicagoans knew of the infamous WLS-AM DJ but since AM radio has a humongous range, he … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2013!

It’s still about 10 PM CST over here in Austin so I’m not too late to blather on and wish everyone well as I have with Solstice and Festivus. Tomorrow is Boxing Day and the official kickoff on Twelve Days … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Paul

My last and best roommate from college celebrates his 46th today. I always felt he and my nephew Nick get screwed by adults when growing up since their birthdays hit around the major gift-giving holidays. “Here kid, this coloring book … Continue reading

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Happy Festivus!

Let the Airing of Greivances and Feats of Strength get under way. After work obviously.

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The Hobbit part two: Worth Seeing*

* – Still keeping my caveat to the “Worth Seeing” rating to warn those who aren’t familiar or enthused about Tolkien’s better works being brought to life for three hours at a stretch. Smaug picks up where Unexpected left off but … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) Solstice 2013

Yesterday marked what is traditionally called the shortest day of the year. With the definition of day meaning the least amount of sunlight we’ll see. It is odd that it’s also when the Earth is closest to the Sun but … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Kirks!

Being an adult actually makes the holiday season more joyous because you can make numerous people happier through nice acts. Namely, finding and nailing a unique gift for a pair of awesome little people. My friend and co-worker Aaron has two … Continue reading

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Just keep digging out!

I think the Maggi Republic will be having an opportunity to breathe after tonight. Sure there’s cat sitting at two households but on the upside, there’s a pair of parties to attend! First will be Apple’s bash downtown. Then we’ll … Continue reading

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The Chicago Maggis will be the Silicon Valley Maggis

On top of me being too tired to write anything just when I said I’d get back to being consistent…I receive an e-mail from my brother Brian announcing his move back to California. I won’t go through any details in order … Continue reading

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RIP Peter O’Toole

Lawrence of Arabia is the movie my parents know him for. With me it would be My Favorite Year which was loosely based upon Mel Brooks’ time on Sid Caesar’s show when Errol Flynn was the guest. I had heard of … Continue reading

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