Monthly Archives: October 2016

Italian #44: Christopher Lee

What? The consummate Englishman from all those Hammer Horror movies? Saruman the White? Count Dokku? Scaramanga? Yes, the towering actor was half Italian. His mother was Countess Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano, an Italian citizen who married an English army officer. … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Rental

Another instance of the good Tim Burton directing this ho-hum movie about peculiar (weird) children; more like a Victorian X-Men that doesn’t fight other mutants. I can’t help feeling Peregrine is a poor attempt at competing with the Harry Potter franchise. The whole premise … Continue reading

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Jeremy Shada

Almost done with all the celebrities I saw at this year’s WizWorld. Jeremy was a last-minute addition to the show. As you can see from the poster, he’s the voice of Adventure Time‘s Finn, the program’s main hero. I stupidly didn’t … Continue reading

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An evening with Bryan Cranston

My first outdoor rolling roadshow for Alamo Drafthouse and they couldn’t have gone with a better choice. Getting his book signed would’ve been nice but I have a feeling Bryan is high demand in Hollywood thanks to Breaking Bad. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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We seem to have it easy with just four cats

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RIP Pete Burns

Pete will always be known as the lead singer/mascot for the band Dead or Alive with their hits “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record),” “Lover Come Back To Me,” “I Wanna Be Your Toy,” “Brand New Lover” and “Something … Continue reading

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Jack Chick is officially dead…

…but his brain and heart died decades ago. Most of you all are probably asking who this turdburglar was and why am I speaking ill of the dead. Well, he was the primary person behind these incredibly ignorant and hateful … Continue reading

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Happy 100th birthday to Bob Kane

Bob is most famous for being the primary creator of Batman. Since he’s dead and many other claims have come to light involving Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, I think there’s an asterisk by Bob’s name. I don’t particularly care. … Continue reading

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Weird Al Yankovic

I’m finally getting off my duff on the Weird One’s birthday (he’s 57 today) after seeing him in concert for the third this July…and having my brief FaceTime with him. This Summer we saw him again on a second take … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Tiki

Our friends Tom and Alaire gave us the sad news Friday about their Burmese Boss Tiki needing to be put to sleep. The poor guy was having heart trouble and he was starting to suffer from pneumonia, something cats have … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Dillon

One of the UK artists/writers DC brought to America in the late Eighties/early Nineties, Dillon made his US debut on Vertigo titles like Animal Man and Hellblazer. Being from the UK, obviously he started out on 2000 AD titles like Judge Dredd too. Afterwards, he worked on … Continue reading

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RIP Kevin Meaney

Poor guy was found dead at his house in New York state yesterday. Kevin was only 60. Meaney was a frequent stand-up comedian on late-night TV during the late Eighties and he had the starring role to the televised version of Uncle … Continue reading

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Retro King of the Hill vidaya game intro

For my player character, I would go with Cotton. He’s tough because he killed fiddy men in the Big War.

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Barenaked Ladies machine

The new(er) Pinballz has this machine which is also the name of BNL’s latest album. I do recommend Silverball even if you hated their earlier work, BNL has evolved unlike Coldplay. I don’t think the game actually works. The field is … Continue reading

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Italian #43: Giovanni Schiaparelli

This year, my tribute to famous Italians has been heavy on the Science side, namely Astronomy but Dr. Schiaparelli is relevant due to the joint ESA-Russia Schiaparelli mission to Mars. Today is the day the probe makes its attempt to land … Continue reading

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