Monthly Archives: June 2015

…and a belated birthday to Mark!

I can’t remember why for the life of me I keep thinking his birthday is on the 30th when my portable’s calendar slaps me in the face every year for 29th. The key thing is, I believe he had a … Continue reading

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I feel this more in the car during the Summer

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These are the good kind of hairy gnolls…

…and not the gross kind that smell like ass, aka self-appointed “expert” and “critic” Harry Knowles, the guy behind Ain’t it Cool. Beyonce Knowles has her moments even I don’t care for her music. Oh wait, the Knoll Brothers did give … Continue reading

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Happy belated 37th birthday Ben…we all miss you

Yesterday Ben would’ve been 37, a great prime number. He was a great person, a pretty cool day and fun co-worker I miss every time I think about him. No one was a bigger Stars fan than him since he … Continue reading

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Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M Conway

Ignore the documentary and take the time to read this painful book which was well-researched. You may not be able to get through Merchants easily, I often found myself putting it down for a two-day intervals due to the rage I felt. … Continue reading

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D&D with Lego Minifigs!

These people playing at Dragon’s Lair the other night were generous enough to let me take a photo. It’s not a terribly original idea (I find these more useful with Star Wars) but the Unicorn Lady with the staff (wizard?) and … Continue reading

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RIP Chris Squire

Yes was a key band of in my Classic Rock education when I lived in Houston. You could often hear “Roundabout,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Starship Trooper” on a regular basis through KLOL. The material Chris performed on is … Continue reading

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Seattle-Paizo achieved!

I would put this running goal about four months behind the schedule I was keeping if I were applying last year’s pace. This year has been just rough across the board, even on the exercise front which should be a breeze … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert weighs in with a good point

…of course corporations don’t marry, the devour each other.

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America finally joins the civilized world

Unlike the ACA decision earlier this week, it didn’t beat the spread as Bender would say. I knew the odds favored a ruling to do the morally right thing since we’ve only had legal interracial marriages for over a generation. … Continue reading

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2001 A Space Odyssey in 70mm

I have seen 2001 over a dozen times. Mostly on cable. The first full viewing was at the Springfield Public Library during their Summer of Sci-Fi. I think it would be 1979, maybe 1980 since it was before being on HBO. Seeing … Continue reading

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RIP Patrick Macnee, aka Steed

I put up a picture of his most iconic role because most people didn’t recognize his name. For those not into the nerdy genres, he was also Sir Denis Eton-Hogg in This is Spinal Tap, the English owner of Polydor Records, the band’s … Continue reading

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Inside Out: Must See

Pixar has finally regained its mojo! After five years and two disappointments Pixar returned to its roots, namely by making a movie they wanted to see and telling the Wal-Mart crowd to suck it! As for Brave and Monsters U., if they were Dreamworks flicks, … Continue reading

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Damn it, I only got 16 out of 20

So much for my legitimate Futurama fandom but take your shot at this quiz. Sometimes it helps to try to imitate the voice to get the right answer. I fared better regarding the robots.

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RIP James Horner

A great composer whose music accompanied numerous Sci-Fi and other kinds of movies. He was often associated with James Cameron (Aliens, Titanic and Avatar) but Star Trek fans knew him for the best movie in the franchise, Wrath of Khan. I have a couple albums … Continue reading

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