Yearly Archives: 2017

My niece Anna rocking out!

I received a couple pictures of my niece Anna rocking out in the garage. She’s showing off the electric guitar Somara and I bought her for Christmas/Birthday. It’s a good starter, a Squier which I think is Fender’s entry-level brand … Continue reading

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Spider-Gwen action figure!

Marvel’s toy licensee finally made a new run of Spider-Gwen figures and I scored mine from Rogues Gallery. Gwen Stacy is a favorite because the team behind the character and story line have done more than just reverse the genders … Continue reading

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Frozen pizza in the Netherlands

I’m starting a new subcategory for Pictures called “Dutch Stuff” that will be dedicated to the funny, weird, odd, take your pick, products my friends living there find. To kick it off, one of my favorite foods, pizza. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman crossovers/team-ups

It has been a great year for Wonder Woman! Beyond her killer film, DC Comics featured the princess in three team-ups with complimentary heroes. Thankfully, Zak Snyder couldn’t screw them up. First is the a team-up we could only have … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers: 20 years later, the satire that came true

I remember how excited I was to see this flick when it opened. Unlike the dozens of Heinlein purists (aka, closeted Fascists/Libertarians), I enjoyed it immensely and quickly remembered that director Paul Verhoeven was a master of satire. He demonstrated this … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Travis Morin on scoring 500 points!

Travis provided an assist to Curtis McKenzie’s second goal of the evening and became the 92nd player in AHL history to achieve the milestone of 500 points. This also makes him the first member of our Stars to do this. … Continue reading

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Rick and Morty have arrived…

…on my desk. Seems the portal gun is a tad unreliable. I think they’re trying to hunt down the renegade Mr. Meseeks sitting on the upper right corner of my work display. As you can see, Rick is fully prepared … Continue reading

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City of Lost Children: 21 years or so later

This French masterpiece made the rounds at Alamo during October’s theme of Dystopias in order to warm up the audiences for the new Blade Runner 2049. Somara had never seen it so I pounced on the chance to watch it … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Bob Givens

Bob was one of the many unsung heroes in animation because his biggest legacy was re-designing Bugs Bunny at Tex Avery’s request to debut in “A Wild Hare.” He started out at Disney, went to Warner Brothers (aka Looney Tunes) … Continue reading

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1987: My last Maggi-Maier family Christmas

As I kick back, enjoying the much warmer weather down here in Austin, I remember how at this time 30 years ago, the six of us celebrated at Grandma’s (Maier) house for what would be the last time. Starting in … Continue reading

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Edible and lethal

All I need now are some Y-Wings made of marzipan to cripple the Star Destroyer with milk torpedoes a la Rogue One.

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Gary Numan

Last week, I got to see Gary Numan perform a full show; I had met and watched him a couple years ago through a SXSW showcase at Waterloo Records. Despite the cold rain, Gary played to a sold-out crowd at … Continue reading

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Aisha Tyler

Aisha was in town a few weeks ago to promote her directorial debut Axis. It was really good (separate review coming) and awesome to meet her, especially applauding a funny person blossoming into a Jane-of-all-Trades! She definitely liked the Lana shirt … Continue reading

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Me as a Simpson

I went ahead and paid the money to the two artists above to be immortalized as a member of the Simpson universe. My mustache covers up the style’s trademarked overbite but I think Phil Ortiz did a great job incorporating … Continue reading

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New exercise streak achieved for Winter Solstice ’17

Success! I did it again. I’ve achieved a continuous streak of 14 days, making that the new record on my Activity app. Now to push the limit. Last time, I got lazy and was too tired, fizzling out at 13 … Continue reading

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It: Worth Seeing

Another second-chance opportunity we got through the local discount theater near work. Economist said it was one of the top ten financially successful movies this year and a rare non-sequel/franchise too. Could’ve fooled me, it didn’t stay at our Alamos for … Continue reading

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