Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Worth Seeing

The last Marvel movie for 2018 and it had its work cut out given the monumental events from Infinity War. In short, Ant-Man 2 delivered. It was also the second part of my birthday double feature! We return to the misadventures of … Continue reading

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RIP Neil Simon

Caught the news of his passing this Sunday on our way home from the movies. He’d been out of the spotlight for so long, I forgot he was even alive. Shame on me given his body of work I devoured … Continue reading

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Summer of ’18 is over part one

Needed a few days to get my sleep routine corrected because I was feeling exhausted at work most of the day. When it was time to go home, I was beat which meant falling asleep watching TV or just throwing … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman doesn’t take crap…

…or more appropriately, some creep trying to grab her just because he’s allegedly good at making deals with Themyscira. I think the Amazons would probably go back into hiding since the West is losing its collective mind given the US … Continue reading

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RIP: Robin Leach

The guy who helped Entertainment Tonight get off the ground and then went on to do the rather crass show about rich people (very Eighties) is gone. I remember him more on the former really than the latter since he’s ET segments … Continue reading

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: Streaming

Movie number one for my birthday double feature had to be this on its opening weekend. I readily admit the humorous version is growing on me via Hulu. I remain a fan of the serious version first and will always … Continue reading

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Melody Anderson & Sam Jones

I got to meet Dale and Flash together! Well, as above, their real names of the stars from what will always be an underrated movie that should’ve had sequels. They were guests at GACC (almost done). Since I have met … Continue reading

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If Homer Simpson were truly human

Miguel Vasquez is an artist who  is very skilled with 3-D rendering software and he is frighteningly good at demonstrating what some of our favorite cartoon characters would look like if they were real, based upon their proportions. Above is … Continue reading

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Eighth Grade: Must See

Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is a triumphant day-in-the-life of an eighth grade girl. The ghost of John Hughes would’ve been impressed because Bo went ever further on the authenticity with today’s teens without mocking, pandering or tsk tsk’ing the heroine. … Continue reading

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1988: A staple for my first Summer on my own

As the Summer of 2018 winds down, I tried this canned “delicacy” again because it’s what kept me alive most days in the Summer of 1988. I hadn’t eaten this since I was a kid and it was rarely ever … Continue reading

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Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia came to GACC with a small cadre of voice actors who specialize in Anime, often they provide the English-speaking voices for the characters. She plays one of my favorites, Mitzi, the exhausted, put-upon mother from Shin-chan Crayon. If you’re not … Continue reading

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Bill & Ted tour shirt

Remember Bill & Ted’s band? Wyld Stallyns! They were most excellent even though I don’t think they could actually play anything, well. Some Internet T-Shirt vendor had a tour shirt based upon the time periods when they “borrowed” historical figures. … Continue reading

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Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship!

The cheaper souvenir I bought from Brick Fiesta was this shirt paying tribute to Lego’s 40th anniversary with the Space sets. It’s not Benny though, this astronaut’s helmet is intact. Lego has come a long way. Now the faces have … Continue reading

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Brick Fiesta 2018 in San Antonio

The annual Brick Fiesta was held in San Antonio this year (it will be back in Austin next Summer) and since any kind of vacation we’re taking will probably be scheduled around 2019, so we took a quick weekend trip … Continue reading

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David X Cohen

In honor of Disenchantment making its debut this weekend on Netflix, here’s the finale to my attendance at the Futurama celebration at ATX Fest, meeting the co-creator and show runner, David X Cohen. His real middle initial is S but he changed … Continue reading

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Courage the Cowardly Dog shirt!

The only shirt I bought at GACC. Finally something with Courage the Cowardly Dog! Couldn’t even find him at Hot Topic of all places.

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