Monthly Archives: June 2018

Brief preview/blurb on the Greater Austin Comic Con

What a weekend. I think the first one without hockey in a while and I spent a good chunk of it sponsoring, okay, shopping/spending money at our first comic convention really focused on comics. Sure, we have WizWorld near the … Continue reading

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Stars get blown-out in game seven

My Stars forced a seventh game against the Toronto Marlies which was impressive given how weakly they played in their final Austin-based game. However, they came up short again as the Marlies walk away with the Calder Cup and all … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs: Worth Seeing

A second chance thanks to the second-run theater in Northwest Austin! Some days I wonder why the joint carries “high brow” flicks like Isle, The Death of Stalin or The Founder. I don’t think about it too hard since I’m saving a few bucks. … Continue reading

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The guts of a Tile®

Since the Tile people didn’t want my old, dead tiles back (they did last year), I took this busted one apart to see in there and maybe get an idea how it works.

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Tried the “new” Quarter Pounder

I remember the announcement last year about McDonald’s switching to fresh ground beef for their burgers in 2018. Well I finally got around to trying to taste the difference. In short, the Quarter Pounder (with cheese) doesn’t taste like the … Continue reading

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Webb Wilder 2018

Another show of Webb Wilder, last of the full-grown men, at the Cactus Cafe! It was back in May so yes, yes, I’m behind thanks to the Wellness challenge and juggling some other jazz like exercise (obsessed to get 30 … Continue reading

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Congratulation to all the grads!

Found this set at Creative Brick Builders but bought it twice because I wanted one for me and shipped another to my niece who recently graduated from Iowa State. A little Adobe PhotoShop® to put a year to since I … Continue reading

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Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell

Originally I was annoyed when [adult swim] integrated non-animated shows into their programming block. The point was to showcase adult-oriented cartoons. Hell proved to me that in this case, they’re succeeding by making a live show with cartoonish elements. The short … Continue reading

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My first Star Wars figure, the 40th anniversary edition

Star Wars may have turned 40 last but it took another whole year before Kenner cranked out the first 12 figures. For reasons I don’t remember I chose a bad guy. As my brother and I accumulated more alongside Fisher … Continue reading

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RIP Anthony Bourdain

Such a shame that he took his own life, he gave so much to the world in his journeys, writing and TV shows. I became familiar with him through Somara’s keen interest in culinary school. I think she read at … Continue reading

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Those were the days

Not everything on FaceBook is crap, ads (worse crap) or posts from friends too lazy to write a simple e-mail, let alone call with all those unused minutes. Sometimes you can join useful groups related to your hobbies (Pathfinder, Starfinder), … Continue reading

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Nixon’s baaaaaaaack!

I recently acquired someone’s (mostly) complete set of Futurama action figures. This one is a favorite because Billy West’s impression of Tricky Dick has always been hilarious. The writers often went after phrases and words that brought out 37th’s presidents jowly … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin: Acquired Taste

My final entry for Marx’s birthday. It’s late but I still want to write about seeing this at the nearby discount theater which never ceases to amaze me in what they carry. Believe it or not, The Death of Stalin is … Continue reading

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My first Wellness/Lose It challenge

For the next four weeks, I will be participating in my employer’s latest Lose It challenge. I agreed to this because Somara has been twisting my arm for a couple years to join. I finally capitulated under two conditions; she … Continue reading

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Summer 2018 is here

Technically, Summer begins with Memorial Day for me, some of us never get over the ebb and flow of the seasons from when we were in school. Although I’m late on my finale to Karl Marx’s 200th birthday and I … Continue reading

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