Monthly Archives: May 2018

1984: Still holds up and remains a warning

Part two of three on showing Marx’s influence to celebrate his 200th birthday is the movie 1984, which also was Richard Burton’s last performance. There were many jokes made about the film’s release…the Spring of 1985. If you stayed to watch … Continue reading

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Superman: Red Son

Part one of three showing Marx’s influence as recognition of his 200th birthday, I’ll start with the Elseworld (DC’s version of Marvel’s What If? comics) story pondering the question; What would the world be like if Superman were raised in the … Continue reading

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Stars are going to the Calder Cup for the third time!

Despite the inability to protect their leads for very long, my Stars are on their way to the AHL Championship, aka the Calder Cup! Pretty damned awesome for a team that’s only nine seasons old. I can’t immediately think of … Continue reading

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Ultimate Campaign

The next optional rulebook fleshing out Campaigns by providing new elements for plays and GMs. Chapter One covers Character Backgrounds. Wisely, Paizo put this into an optional book instead of the numerous page WOTC wasted in their 5E Player’s Handbook. For … Continue reading

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Solo: Must See*

* That’s the rating for the fans, for the rest of you it’s Worth Seeing. It seems the non-episodic movies for Star Wars are the great ones (Rogue One) and Solo seems to perpetuate this. I loved Force and Last but Rogue and Solo really deliver on my expectations. What … Continue reading

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Franz Ferdinand

One of my favorite bands in the last 20 years came by Austin again. I had tickets to see them in the last decade but was too sick to go. Not this time! Somara accompanied me which tells you how … Continue reading

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Good news regarding my knee(s)

Two weeks ago I got my right knee and ankle looked at by the doctor, everything appeared fine, take some drugs and stay off those parts when it comes to exercise…in short, no running until further notice. The bike and … Continue reading

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Deadpool 2: Rental or Streaming

Mostly everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, fourth-wall breaking hero returns and this time he has to save a mutant teenager from himself and time-traveling anti-hero Cable. It falls into the same trap all sequels do by adding more characters but thankfully, half … Continue reading

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Greg Gorden

I was able to be one for two at this year’s Chupacabracon by meeting a Roleplaying Game legend Greg Gorden! He designed many games (TORG, Earthdawn) but my absolute is DC Superheroes published by Mayfair from 1985-199? Despite Champions being … Continue reading

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“Weird Al” Yankovic (4) at Moontower!

The overdue cherry on top of this years Moontower Sundae (even though it was before the schmoozing), “Weird Al” Yankovic playing at the Paramount Theater. This wasn’t just any show, it was his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour which meant, … Continue reading

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Arden Myrin

My last Brush for Moontower 2018. Sorry it’s late but I was very, very tired Friday thanks to a very exhausting Thursday. It was awesome to finally get a picture with Arden! She is the other half of The Tinkle … Continue reading

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My day had a surprisingly nice start…

…because I went to HEB for my coffee stuff and found $20 on the ground! I made sure it wasn’t from the cashiers by accident. Then I hung around for five minutes, hoping the person who dropped it/lost it would … Continue reading

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Tom Rhodes

It’s actually my second time meeting Tom. The amazing part is that he remembered our meeting at the first Moontower Fest at Dana Gould’s showcase! Most of you will recognize him from the Nineties when his hair was longer too. … Continue reading

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Kurt Braunohler

At last! A comedian who’s taller than me! Kurt is best known for a few things. He’s voice of Louise’s nemesis, high-schooler Logan on Bob’s Burgers, he was a tutor to the demons on Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, he … Continue reading

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Jesus Trejo

For starters, no, Jesus isn’t related to Danny Trejo…I asked. He joked about meeting the well-loved heavy in Horror, Action and Comedy flicks; Danny asked him if he was an unknown grandkid. Meanwhile, Jesus is a hilarious up-and-coming comedian I … Continue reading

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