Monthly Archives: October 2017

Italian #50: Vince Lombardi

Since the Packers had the weekend off, it gave me some time to highlight their most famous coach and the winner of the first two Super Bowls. However, I want to bring up what he changed about the NFL off … Continue reading

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Let my freak flag fly #1

This incarnation is probably the version of D&D most people around my age remember, the terrible Saturday-morning cartoon. Despite being in high school when it debuted on CBS in 1983, I would make the effort get up and watch it. … Continue reading

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Our Avatars are ready for Halloween

Obviously I’m the Cyberman and Somara is Beetlejuice. We’re flanked by a Dalek, Mr. T, Buttercup and Disco Batman.

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New, customized minis, round four – more NPCs

Due to the costs/time involved with Hero Forge, I often have key NPCs made in the bundle, especially if they were once former players’ PCs that are worth making into allies/villains. Below are three from different sources. I had two … Continue reading

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Another clever mash-up shirt with The Superfriends

It’s OK, I didn’t get the joke right away either since I have rarely seen the sitcom. I was more thrilled to see Hawkgirl in her Hanna-Barbera incarnation.

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Eleven really let herself go

My comic book store received this promotional cutout thing to promote the upcoming second season. So far the trailers are impressive and I feel that we will not be disappointed. Sure there’s been some pressure to get Stranger Things 2 out … Continue reading

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Italians #48 & #49: Joseph Valachi & Henry Hill

When it comes to Italian heritage, alongside some Jewish, there is an elephant in the room and that’s the Mafia, aka The Outfit, La Cosa Nostra, The Mob, The Black Hand. Although organized crime isn’t something Italians, namely Sicilians, invented. … Continue reading

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No hole to China

Here’s a fun little exercise at this link. What you do is put in your ZIP code, or other information for my friends in Europe, and the site will show you what is on the opposite side of the world.

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Big Mouth

Nick Kroll has finally done something funny! I’ve seen his stand-up, feh. His characters are mediocre. The movies he’s co-starred, I haven’t read any rave reviews. Big Mouth seems to work better as a vehicle for what he likes to do … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049: Must See

The long-awaited sequel arrives 35 years later to answer numerous questions from Blade Runner but (not a spoiler) it raises new ones, as a good movie should. 2049 begins with a quick explanation about what happened in the time since the … Continue reading

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RIP Hugh Hefner

Almost caught up on the obituaries, hopefully the famous people who had an impact on my life would stay alive for a few weeks to keep the morbidity down. As for ‘Hef,’ lets face it, he affected many males from … Continue reading

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Rita Rudner

There’s no photo because Rita didn’t do anything after the show and I really wouldn’t want to push her, I got to meet her 30 years ago when she came to Marquette with Emo Phillips and Larry “Bud” Melman. And … Continue reading

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Italian #47: Christopher Columbus

On this day 525 years ago, Christopher Columbus and his three vessels full of Spaniards landed in the West Indies. Although he wasn’t the first to “discover” the Americas, he is rightfully the last. For after Columbus, the world would … Continue reading

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New, customized minis, round three – the Players

You finally get to see the miniatures of my players’ PCs! We all had some made before but they were made of the cheaper material from Hero Forge. After how well those earlier ones I posted came out, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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AHL Expansion announced!

I don’t receive e-mails from the AHL very often and I pay attention to them even less but today’s was pretty exciting. In light of the NHL adding Las Vegas to the roster, St. Louis gave up its affiliation with … Continue reading

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