Monthly Archives: November 2015

Got a good start on a 20-year tradition

Fourteen! That’s how many Christmas cards I have finished and mailed approximately by today. Seems I’m ahead compared to a couple ladies I ran into at Starbucks. I know my habit of sending humorous (some “Christians” would say inappropriate) Christmas … Continue reading

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The Good Dinosaur: Time killer

Inside Out was a demonstration of Pixar regaining its mojo and The Good Dinosaur shows they don’t have a consistent plan to maintain another good streak. When I saw the trailer for Finding Dory which appears next Summer, I have serious doubts they won’t be releasing … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Nick

My oldest nephew (via DNA) celebrates number 17 today. At least he doesn’t have to go to school during the four-day break. Maybe it’s longer. A friend of mine who specializes in education law stuff said Texas schools extended the … Continue reading

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Ghost World

This was the movie they chose to feature with Illeana Douglas’ book signing. A rather odd choice since she was only a supporting character, the protagonist’s Summer art teacher but when Illeana appeared, she was funny. After seeing Ghost World, it … Continue reading

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Neat, odd and great crossover comics

I’m back on a roll about the comic books I’ve been reading lately. I guess I’ll just have to accept that the time, inspiration and energy will happen at irregular intervals. A while back I plugged a weird, obscure crossover … Continue reading

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Trip to see José

It turned out to be a rather busy three-day workweek thanks to Somara coming down with a cold by the time I returned from Dallas. This translates into me staying out of the house for longer stretches to limit my … Continue reading

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Rocktopus!

This co-worker who sits across from me acquired a 3-D printer and one of the first things he has shown us all was this funny creation. Very funny. You can tell it was made by a 3-D printer from all … Continue reading

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Illeana Douglas

Wednesday evening was an always special evening for Austin and Alamo Drafthouse, a screening of Ghost World with actress/writer/director Illeana Douglas (who is half Italian, count on her appearing next October). Although she had a supporting role in the movie as the … Continue reading

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Off to Big D to see Nancy and Hoser

Pretty stoked to see a second college buddy within a month! What are the plans? I don’t have any need or expectations for anything elaborate. To me, this is more about hanging out, reconnecting, catching up and making new fun … Continue reading

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1985: Calvin & Hobbes makes it debut

I think it appeared in about 20-30 newspapers, new strips don’t make a big splash right away due to the expense but Calvin & Hobbes was a hit pretty quickly. Calvin was certainly an easy-to-relate to character even if you didm’t … Continue reading

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Next up…Hot Wheels slippers

Here’s the plan everyone, go to lego.com or your nearby Lego Store and demand these! Why? If you read the source article I did, only 1500 pairs were made plus they’re only being sold in France! France? I could see … Continue reading

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Winter is coming to Austin now

Today we had our first major downpour to bring the temperature down significantly. Actually, we’ve had a pretty wet Fall. Now if we just had  wet Falls for about a decade, maybe we’d return to the water levels we used … Continue reading

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We survived our latest trip to Ikea

Actually, we’ve always survived and I guess I’m guilty of going after the long-hanging comedic fruit. An alternative version of Seinfeld’s “What is it with airline food?” which future generations will be puzzled by, the airlines don’t give you crap … Continue reading

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I must have this gaming table! 2015 edition

I posted a different one years ago but that guy allegedly sold his off and he never published the blueprints to make others. This table up above is actually sold by a guy in Wisconsin via his own company called … Continue reading

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Stuff You Missed in History Class answered!

This week I’ll be traveling to Dallas for a three-day weekend to hang out with another college buddy, Hoser. It will be my Prius C’s first road trip beyond the boundaries of what is culturally Austin; to the north it … Continue reading

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