Monthly Archives: August 2016

RIP Gene Wilder

Gene was one of Milwaukee’s greatest exports. For me he’ll forever be the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks’ best comedy that I hope Hollywood will never try to remake. Gene’s Willy Wonka was perfect too. His interpretation had this … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond: Rental at best

I lifted my boycott on the “new” Star Trek after a good friend top me I didn’t need to see the previous turd…Star Trek Into Explosions to understand Beyond. This shouldn’t be a surprise, the franchise has gone with shallowness and characters … Continue reading

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Another reason why Austin isn’t “Texas”

Texas joined the stampede of idiocy by passing a law to say it’s OK to carry guns around in public. Their flawed thinking goes along these lines: Mass shootings will be prevented because “good guys” will be armed to dispatch the … Continue reading

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Kubo and the Two Strings: Must See

Another diamond in the rough of crap this Summer. Then again I tend to have more faith in Laika studios like I used to for Pixar…until Laika decides to make Boxtrolls 2, thankfully they’re not taking the easy way. Kubo is … Continue reading

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Belated birthday to Steve (aka Stvee)!

I was pre-occupied with other crises on Friday but I think the card we sent arrived on time. This really hit the spot of what Stvee likes. 2016 is special too. We met 25 years ago at GenCon (when it … Continue reading

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Rick Sanchez has good advice

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Rest in Peace John Martin

Last week John was killed in a car accident courtesy of an asshole running a red light up in Georgetown. I received the sad news during my lunch hour Friday from a co-worker. Although John left Apple a few years … Continue reading

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Farewell Gawker.com

The gossip site shuts down today since Univision had no interest in purchasing it alongside the sister sites. Meanwhile, piece-of-crap Hulk Hogan and enemy of democracy Peter Thiel are beside themselves with delight. Fear not, assholes like those two will … Continue reading

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Good luck Larry Wilmore

Friday night I watched the last episode of The Nightly Show courtesy of a DVR. I’m rather bummed over Comedy Central canceling the comedy/panel/talk show. Nightly may not have had the same voice as The Colbert Report or The Daily Show but Larry and his … Continue reading

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Got to relive a little of the Summer of ’89

Saturday I got to dust off an old skill I gained in college…painting. No, not painting a picture or minis, painting walls and ceilings. During my Summers in Milwaukee, I spent three out of four were spent as a member … Continue reading

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RIP Jack Riley

Farewell to the man who was Bob Newhart’s grumpy patient Mr. Carlin  in the Seventies but to my generation and younger people he was the voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats. Jack had a very distinct voice. I think he also … Continue reading

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First-person view of a Hot Wheels ride!

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Springfield at night

Austin resident Tim Doyle has created a series of pictures showing what the iconic town may resemble when the sun goes down. Pretty interesting and clever since Springfield is an unsung cast member.

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

The Rodriguez-Tarantino team up from 20 years ago became a serialized TV show for Rodriguez’s cable channel El Rey. Recently the second season was posted on Netflix so I decided to check it out because I needed to trying something … Continue reading

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John Carpenter

Now to catch up on concerts and brushes with greatness which in two cases will be combined! First off…John Carpenter! Somara and I got to see him perform his music this June at the Moody Theater. It was a retrospective … Continue reading

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More Image comics I enjoy

If you love Science Fiction, I highly recommend Image. There’s more to them than The Walking Dead and creator-owned superheroes…I think they’ve scaled back on the latter. Below are my overdue plugs I promised two years ago. Rick Remender (Black Science) … Continue reading

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