Yearly Archives: 2016

The Archie Renaissance part one

The universal response to Archie comics tends to be annoyance since they were rather formulaic and as one comic-book store employee states it best, they’re stories of what younger kids think teenagers are like. Well, maybe if we were living in … Continue reading

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RIP: Carrie Fisher

I really thought she was going to make it when Carrie was moved to stable condition, but hey, 2016 didn’t think it was craptacular enough. Like most people my age in Gen X, I first encountered Carrie as Princess Leia … Continue reading

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The Red-Headed Stranger…Willie Nelson!

Of course it’s when Willie was younger, I’m willing to go with the Seventies before he started graying. Willie is also wearing his reading glasses because I couldn’t find a Lego head with the reddish beard in other capacity. Now … Continue reading

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Rogue One: Must See

A Star Wars movie without a Skywalker focus was a rather risky move but holy crap, the people behind Rogue One pulled it off! The main impetus to the film’s success was pursuing a different style. While Star Wars tends to be a … Continue reading

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Christmas reunion with my group

Yesterday, I had lunch with two of the three people in my group over the Summer in getting well. It was awesome to see Tiffany! Amy too but I see her more often in a follow-up matter. We all caught … Continue reading

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Our Lego avatars are ready for Rogue One

Well, they’ve been ready for a few days. We saw the movie Thursday night, review coming without spoilers. Somara is dressed as Captain Andor and I am the U-Wing pilot which I found out is really General Merrick/Blue Leader. It’s … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Worth Seeing

This was a nice spin-off from the Harry Potter series which I found boring two movies in but I will always have a favorable attitude to the novels because getting children to enjoy reading is critical. Somara told me the “book” … Continue reading

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The googly-eye “bandit” strikes Chuy’s RR

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Girl drink drunk spotted!

A great running joke from The Kids in the Hall

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Nerdland: utter disappointment

This animated feature starring Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Garfunkel & Oates and a plethora of [Adult Swim] standbys via production company Titmouse (The Venture Brothers) should’ve been funny, it had everything going for it. Then again, The Star Wars Holiday Special … Continue reading

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Marquette v. Wisconsin

We lost by nine points but at least we were a bit ahead at the half. Nice to see some other alumni but this group reside way up in Georgetown at a retirement village.

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DC works better on the small screen, part one

Next year, I am looking forward to Wonder Woman in theaters but I dread that it will be drenched in Zack Snyder’s style to prep the character for the inevitable Justice League mess; the other purpose behind Batman v. Superman. Here I wish the … Continue reading

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Uncle Nick is an acquired taste and my new tradition

Another movie which may or may not have blown through theaters last year but I knew about it courtesy of Posehn’s now gone podcast Nerd Poker. For some, their tradition is Diehard or Gremlins, this one is more my pace. Uncle Nick is about a … Continue reading

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Welcome Ansel!

Ansel was born this week (another 12/7 baby!) and he’s the son of a co-worker named Heather who is also pretty cool. This young man is going to have a great childhood because his parents are just as crazy about … Continue reading

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Moana Worth Seeing

A new take on the princess formula with better songs than the über redundant hit from Frozen. I had no idea that Dwayne Johnson could sing. The premise, the usual, a strong young woman upsetting the status quo. In Moana’s case, … Continue reading

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Pacific Heat is Netflix’s first big misstep

This is the worst export from Australia since Silverchair’s debut album. When it comes to an adult animated comedy I didn’t think Netflix could have anything more unfunny than Brickleberry, I was sadly mistaken. The premise is about four elite police officers … Continue reading

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