Monthly Archives: August 2013

Teen Titans Go!

I’m grateful Converse went with the Aughts’ cartoon version since their new show is mediocre. The Titans’ 1980 incarnation with the Perez art would’ve better, but these were on sale, I couldn’t resist. They followed the Batman tradition by putting … Continue reading

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Anushka for the 21st Century!

While The Onion celebrated its 25th birthday yesterday, this brought up memories of a hilarious infomercial my ex-roommate and I watched a couple times on late-night TV; yeah, we should’ve been sleeping or studying. This fraudulent product was called anushka. Allegedly … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Birthday to The Onion!

This is no joke. America’s leading, grown-up satirical newspaper can finally rent a car, get its insurance premium lowered and not be automatically carded when entering Dave & Busters. Comedy Central has cornered the TV segment and MAD remains the entry-level … Continue reading

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My Batphone for the 21st Century!

Last week, Somara had an accident with her iPhone 4. After a couple days of trying to save it, the verdict was hopeless. We chose to hit the local AT&T store and see what options the staff could offer us … Continue reading

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Twenty-one (Gary) seems rather disappointed

This season’s shirts coinciding with the fifth season of The Venture Brothers were alright. Maybe I would’ve appreciated them more if I were keeping up, so don’t spoil anything for me! The DVD covering all the episodes should be appearing soon. … Continue reading

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Epilogue: Ben’s memorial service

I’m getting better every day over the loss of my co-worker and friend Ben. Monday afternoon was part of the healing process with the memorial service. As you can see from the photo above, Ben did make an impact from … Continue reading

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Farewell Peace Chucks (or is it a Chickenfoot?)

To those who doubt my resolve and claim I have an addiction to accumulating too many pairs of Chucks, I say “HA!” Over my birthday vacation, I turned these in to the Converse Store’s recycling bin. In time these shoes … Continue reading

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Do you think this rack will suffice?

The Container Store definitely has my number. Over the Summer, the company sent me a limited-run coupon for the Elfa line of shelving. It was good until I think the end of June but we didn’t get around to assembling … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Steve aka Stvee

I wasn’t going to let the sadness of the weekend completely obscure the birthday of another good friend. Still awaiting his assessment on San Diego and the recent Superman flick since he is the biggest, most knowledgeable fan I know … Continue reading

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Rest in peace Ben

Last Friday morning (Aug. 23, 2013) Austin, TX and Apple, Inc lost a person who made the world a better place. This is no hyperbole because many co-workers of all stripes liked Ben. I never heard a negative thing about … Continue reading

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RIP: Elmore Leonard

I’ve only read one novel of his, Cuba Libre. It was pretty hard to put down. After reading this, I could see how Leonard’s material was easier to adapt to film or TV unlike his contemporaries James Ellroy or Carl Hiassen; … Continue reading

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We are the reigning champs of Austin…for a while

Welcome to the first entry of my new official sub-category (Geeks Who Drink) and re-titled category (Factoids, see the second entry at Webster’s site)! I thought it would be most appropriate to launch this change with our kick-ass victory last week … Continue reading

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A new kitten at my in-laws’ house

The current feline resident, the cat I rescued long ago, Caliban is getting on in years so Carolyn and Tom adopted an adorable calico kitten. They were originally going with a male cat but as you see, this little girl … Continue reading

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Bender v. Dalek

Looks like Abner Doubledeal has found a new money-making promotion for everybody’s favorite drinking robot. Maybe if Futurama can be rescued one more time by a cable channel with deep pockets… One moment… I have received word from the future on … Continue reading

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Happy Belated 14th birthday to Hunter!

Last Monday was Hunter’s birthday. We actually got to speak to him that evening too! Well, he’s usually busy with swimming practice or meets, Hunter is a regular Aquaman like his mother. From what I could gather, he had a … Continue reading

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