Monthly Archives: October 2015

Patton Oswalt ranked the GOP debaters in D&D terms

Comedian Patton Oswalt decided to endure the pain of the latest GOP circle jerk, never mind that the election is a year away but I also loved how it was also his middle finger to fantasy football fanatics. The latter … Continue reading

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Elvis Costello at Book People

Once again, life and stress got in the way of getting this story out in a timely manner plus I let down the very nice photographer who gave me permission to use this picture he took, I couldn’t even see … Continue reading

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Italian #37: Al Molinaro

I’ll close out this year’s celebration of Italians with the news about Al. He passed away yesterday at 96! What a run for that guy, I’m debating whether or not I want to live so long given the ruthless nature … Continue reading

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Italians #36: Paul and Mira Sorvino

October is running out and these entries do take some extraordinary effort. So I’m going with a semi-famous father-daughter acting team…well, team is a stretch, I think they’ve only done two movies together. Paul you most likely recognize. He played … Continue reading

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Force Awakens tickets redux

Here’s why it pays to check your credit card statements online every couple of days. I found a $66 charge from Alamo Drafthouse I didn’t recognize, so I called to ask them. I probably figured I would need to speak … Continue reading

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Crimson Peak: Worth Seeing

Somara won last week’s coin toss since the choices were this or Bridge of Spies plus I wanted her to come to my spy flick, therefore sitting through Horror is the compromise in marriage. Crimson Peak was a pleasant surprise given how the … Continue reading

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Welcome Wilia

The newest addition (or is it edition?) to the Kirk family. With three daughters, Aaron and his wife whose name rudely evades me, they should form a singing girl group! Wilia was born on October 13, same day as fictional … Continue reading

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We did get our Force Awakens tickets…finally

Yeah, I wasted three hours Monday night contributing to all those server crashes on Alamo, trying to get anything. A couple times, I was close but I’d get really close and the site would time out. I swallowed my annoyance … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Evie! (late!)

Once again I’m late for not-so-little Evie. See, I always remember the Martinez Anniversary first, then realize I have forgotten her birthday despite her birth being the night before Nancy and José got married. Man this kid is growing up … Continue reading

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Happy 8th Anniversary Nancy n’ Hoser

Not much else I can say. Jose (aka Hoser) was the friend I had in college who wanted to get married (Paul and Helen already were) and I didn’t. Then bam biff pow, I got married before him. It wasn’t a … Continue reading

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Italian #35: Charles (Carlos) Ponzi

Although the crime most associated with Charles Ponzi wasn’t new when he was arrested for it in 1920, somehow it stuck to him which was more likely the Media’s racist tendencies against Italians. Remember, a century ago, Italians occupied the … Continue reading

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Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Dinner Screening

Goodfellas is the ultimate and best Mafia movie made in recent years. Primarily due to the film being based upon the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi which as we all know was about Henry Hill’s three decades in Paul Vario’s crew. Why Scorsese and … Continue reading

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Austin’s first cat cafe opens today!

I’ve read all about these places in Japan and then larger American cities (NYC, LA) starting them and now we finally have one. I think it’s awesome but I won’t make it there today, probably within a month since east … Continue reading

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Kathy the Unicorn!

One goal achieved in Las Vegas was finding a unicorn hat for my co-worker and friend Kathy! I think it’s a mandatory accessory for being a DJ, her other passion. I found it walking through Excalibur (where else?) while on … Continue reading

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Luna, the singing cat!

I didn’t know cats could sing in Spanish!

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