Monthly Archives: November 2017

Krysten Ritter

Currently Krysten is best known as Jessica Jones on Netflix (a show I need to restart) but for me she was Jesse’s ill-fated girlfriend Jane on Breaking Bad plus I remember her in Big Eyes. Krysten was stopping through Austin to promote … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Brushes with Greatness, Diversions, Movies, TV | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Krysten Ritter

The little Bowie fan

The little kids dad humored me with a photo of his little David Bowie fan! It was so cute that a shirt their size existed and then getting a pair of matching Wellies to boot! Only in Austin is this … Continue reading

Posted in Austintatious, Music, Pictures | Tagged , | Comments Off on The little Bowie fan

I’m Mr. Meseeks! Look at me!

Target of all places had Rick and Morty figures so I had to score everyone’s favorite laborer Mr. Meseeks. This mini one I summoned through the Meseeks Box is present to make sure I left the Pflugerville Public Library on time, … Continue reading

Posted in Diversions, Humor, Pictures, TV | Tagged , | Comments Off on I’m Mr. Meseeks! Look at me!

Thor: Ragnorak: Worth Seeing

I know this movie came out a couple weeks ago and 90 percent of my review was written but I had derailed by life. If you haven’t seen this, check it out. If you have, comment on where you agree … Continue reading

Posted in In Theaters, Movies | Tagged , | Comments Off on Thor: Ragnorak: Worth Seeing

Bully! It’s Lego President Teddy Roosevelt!

Sunday was our first visit to the Lego Store in weeks; had to get the Women of NASA set! In many ways I missed going, especially when it comes their kiosk for building minifigs! I can’t remember what Somara was … Continue reading

Posted in History, Legos, Toys | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Bully! It’s Lego President Teddy Roosevelt!

Let my freak flag fly #2

This artwork by Erol Otus was the cover of my first D&D Basic Set circa 1981. Erol was often someone people really hated because I think he took a more unconventional route. As per this painting: the wizard is a … Continue reading

Posted in Cool, D & D, Shirts | Tagged | Comments Off on Let my freak flag fly #2

My MST3K perks

If you haven’t heard by now, Netflix has renewed MST3K for another season since the Return was a success by their mysterious algorithms. Meanwhile, as a proud Kickstarter backer way back when (I chipped in enough to get the Blu-Rays), I had … Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Diversions, Humor, Pictures, TV | Tagged , | Comments Off on My MST3K perks

RIP Tommy Keene

Tommy passed away last Wednesday in his sleep despite being in really good health. The papers said he was 59. Wow! He could’ve fooled me since I had the honor of seeing him open for Matthew Sweet (twice) this Summer … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , | Comments Off on RIP Tommy Keene

New weight-loss strategy due to hurting knees

Last year, while I was sick, I had enormous problems eating. Like I was going to vomit and at other times, I just wasn’t hungry. After I recovered, food tasted so good and now I’m way overboard. How overboard? My … Continue reading

Posted in Health, News | Tagged , | Comments Off on New weight-loss strategy due to hurting knees

The Derrs have left Austin for Amsterdam

One major reason why I’ve been offline, not updating the Picayune, has been my ongoing sadness over losing a nice set of friends to Europe. Well, Jeremy says they won’t be there forever but given that the American electorate (one of … Continue reading

Posted in Austintatious, News | Tagged | Comments Off on The Derrs have left Austin for Amsterdam

KMAG hits 14,000 songs!

Woo hoo! Only four years behind the pace I set for expanding the stream’s library or content but still, it’s quite a landmark from the day I started from just 2000 off the top of my head. I know most … Continue reading

Posted in Music, News, The Site | Tagged , | Comments Off on KMAG hits 14,000 songs!

Michelle Wolf

Last weekend I had the honor of briefly meeting while laughing constantly to The Daily Show‘s Michelle Wolf. Besides being a prolific writer, Michelle was incredibly funny, especially when she was covering gender politics and the weirdness of NYC; when Austin … Continue reading

Posted in Brushes with Greatness, Diversions, TV | Tagged , | Comments Off on Michelle Wolf

Welcome November 2017

As I peek out briefly from my Stranger Things 2-hole, I’m halfway through it, NO SPOILERS!!!…I wanted to drop a less depressing post to welcome you all to the home stretch of a crappy year. Well, crappy for the world since the … Continue reading

Posted in News, The Site | Tagged | Comments Off on Welcome November 2017

Rest in Peace Michael Satran

I had the brief pleasure of meeting Michael this Spring at Austin’s small but growing gaming convention Chupacabra Con. As you can see above this recent photo was taken of him attending, showing off the latest wares from Hero (aka Champions) … Continue reading

Posted in D & D, News, Obituary | Tagged | Comments Off on Rest in Peace Michael Satran