Yearly Archives: 2015

Krampus: Rental

An attempt at a Horror Comedy which doesn’t really provide enough of either. It had a few humorous moments commenting on the holiday’s commercialization and redneck relatives. As for the horrifying parts, they don’t have to be covered in splatter … Continue reading

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Gremlins: Our Xmas movie for 2015

When it comes to Christmas, many people in my generation go with Die Hard as their holiday flick. I’ve never seen it plus I can’t stand Bruce Willis, another chicken-shit-hawk “action” star. Anyway, yeah, I know…it’s Christmas and the movie is … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

The “shortest day” of the year happened about 10:48 PM CST in Austin. What passes for Winter down here has begun. To all you who rationalize your generally crappy weather with “I’d miss the change of seasons” cliché, keep telling … Continue reading

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Found my present!

It’s pretty impressive. There’s a rink (don’t care if it’s to scale), a Zamboni, referees (really a ref and a linesman) with the Stanley Cup® and blister packs of the six oldest teams. The rink set comes with stickers to … Continue reading

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What my car could use

It would be my rebuttal to all the drivers around Austin who have to be ahead of me, like to weave around, yap on their phone while driving and have either “Fire Pelosi,” “Stop Spending” or the usual raw, anti-Obama … Continue reading

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A little stocking stuffer with our house!

We are drawing closer! I think next year we’ll be at the point when 40% of our house payment goes toward the principal.

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Get away from him you bitch!

Not sure if Shaggy is trying to save Scooby from the Alien Queen or the new girlfriend getting in the way of their friendship! Give it a moment to let the joke sink in. Another hilarious creation by Texas’ own … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens: Must See!

NO SPOILERS SO SHUT THE F*** UP, RELAX AND READ ON! If I see that warn-out car joke one more time, right next to the UK carry-on meme, I’m going to go off on the social retard. Anyway, I had the … Continue reading

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Rogues Gallery’s annual holiday diorama

Nick went with the obvious choice, Star Wars. One day I’ll get to take a picture without the glass glaring and blurring the coolness of his work.

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Socialism strikes and succeeds again!

The winning streak my credit union has been on has run so long I can’t remember when they started handing out dividends. Unlike a bank, whenever my credit union turns a profit, the board shares the result with us shareholders! … Continue reading

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A mostly accurate toy commercial

I’m glad I’m not the grownups they’re ridiculing entirely. I lucked out in marrying a unicorn (for my generation) and I follow Woody’s philosophy on toys.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 will return!

…and the Maggi Republic helped! We pitched in enough to get the Blu-Rays plus I wanted the stretch goals, no wait, add-ons of thumb drives of Crow and Tom. Having had the great luck to meet Joel Hodgson a couple … Continue reading

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Got to meet little Robin last night

I think she’s the youngest baby I’ve ever met; two and a half days old. Mammals like humans are most puzzling at the beginning. We’re incredibly small. Very helpless. We take a long time to develop into functional adults…physically. It’s … Continue reading

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Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson

Three cheers for the podcast On the Media because they interviewed the author who’s little summary/arguments sold me on his book. I’ll start from the easy angle. Today’s teenagers. They’re often seen on their mobile devices (often cell phones), staring into them, … Continue reading

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Welcome Robin

What great timing! Robin shares a birthday with my great friend Sonia. What a trend setter Sonia is! Robin is the first child and daughter of our friends Matthew and Elizabeth. You may know them as the lawyers I play … Continue reading

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