Monthly Archives: July 2014

Better late than never to fellow Leo Kate!

We ran into her the other night at Steve Martin too! Had I known she was going, we could’ve met for a drink before or after the show, probably after, the traffic was awful. Sadly, Kate the Magnificent couldn’t make … Continue reading

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The Red State Captain America

A little gift from Somara when she attended the local comic book convention a couple weeks ago.

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Atheist TV launches today

The Religious Right, LDS, Catholic Church and even Hassidic Jews have a channel on cable/satellite systems, yet nothing for the Atheists. CNN and MSNBC don’t count. Although this is only via the Web and Roku, it’s a start. Next stop … Continue reading

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D’oh! Forgot to mention 11 years of marriage

I never forgot the date, I just didn’t plug it here and since today is my birthday, I want to now bring attention to it. I will spare us all on the gift because they just get dumb. Even so, our … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me

Sunday was the bigger celebration at Maggiano’s with a handful of great friends I have in Austin. If there were free Wi-Fi, I would’ve set up a couple FaceTime sessions to bring in far-away guests. I’ll blather on about the … Continue reading

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1914: WWI officially begins

After sabre-rattling at the Serbs, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war and dominoes fell day-by-day until all the major players in Europe were fighting. I managed to catch part of a discussion on NPR with some experts revisiting the events, especially … Continue reading

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Happy 74th Birthday Bugs Bunny!

My personal (cartoon) hero and animal totem is one year closer to his big 7-5. Maybe Cartoon Network will try harder next season to get his TV career back on track. The Looney Toons Show was pretty good despite my doubts … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Christina!

It’s under the wire because July 27th was a bigger day than usual as you’ll see over the next several days. I do want to kick things off with a big shout-out for my trilingual and awesome friend Christina the Recruiter. … Continue reading

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Happy Batman Day!

DC Comics has deemed today to be the official Batman Day despite his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 having its anniversary several months earlier. I finally realized they probably chose later so it would coincide with the overhyped, over-attended San Diego convention. … Continue reading

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All too easy…

OK, I only got a 9/10 because I flubbed on a 50/50 proposal with the last one entailing the space shuttle Atlantis based upon the choices given. The initial nine space/starships were a breeze to identify with or without the process … Continue reading

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All children want to be eaten first!

For when Mickeythulhu awakens from his slumber under Anaheim, well just says it isn’t going to be pretty. My sensei and friend Lester here wearing a little gift I threw his away via TeeFury. He digs horror plus I gave … Continue reading

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Save v. Inside Joke!

Here is my extra birthday gift to Ebeth. A shirt dedicated to our (as in clique, there’s more to it than us two) mutual love of games. Not just D&D but board games, card games and video. Besides, the d20 … Continue reading

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“The Suitor”…the Action Director’s Cut!

Somara’s extra birthday present to Ebeth for the Scavenger Hunt of 2014. A really cool artist was commissioned to do his take on the ending joke from “The Suitor.” I love the slow-motion effect, similar to the ending in Fight … Continue reading

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RIP James “Rockford” Garner nee Bumgarner

A genuine and great actor passed away. Maybe James wasn’t Laurence Olivier or Richard Burton (both) but he was certainly someone who illustrated the American journey. Two really solid obituaries are available from the Old Gray Lady and the paper I prefer because … Continue reading

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Peppermint Butler!

Somara hasn’t made a cool cake in a while so we were stoked at the opportunity she received for my friend Ebeth’s group celebration, more on that later. Ebeth wanted to go with her favorite joke from Adventure Time‘s episode “The Suitor.” … Continue reading

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A recent story about my “trademark” footwear

Last weekend, NPR aired a story about Chuck Taylor, the man behind the shoe which is what most people know him for. I for one did my homework about the guy years ago but click here to learn more.

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