Monthly Archives: February 2019

John Cougar Mellencamp would like this guy

My co-worker/friend Nick S brought this story to my attention since we both live in Pflugerville. I have yet to see this place after I read the story. More power to the guy, he’s not really hurting anyone, besides, the … Continue reading

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Perfect Month and first competitive challenge successful

About every February, my employer issues an exercise challenge but I think it started around the introduction of the Apple Watch. If I’m wrong, those in the know, tell me, unlike Faux News, I’m willing to admit errors. Somara has … Continue reading

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Jake Johannsen 2 (really 3)

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Jake came to Austin way back around August (8/25/18 to be exact) but my Brushes with Greatness got backed up for the remainder of the year due to it being an avalanche of awesomeness! He is worth mentioning because … Continue reading

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Streaming

Another movie that didn’t really need a sequel yet it turned out decently but it wasn’t necessarily with all the expense of going to a movie theater. My short version of Ralph 2. Initially I wasn’t remotely interested because the … Continue reading

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RIP Mark Hollis

When I saw the story via the Guardian, I was bummed because Mark Hollis was a name I hadn’t heard in a long time. As much as I dug Talk Talk, I never remembered the individual band members but their first two … Continue reading

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Avast me hearties! It’s the Fallen Star!

The latest miniature wonders made by WizK!ds have blown me away, or as Popeye the Sailer would say, “Well blow me down!” As you can see above is the Fallen Star, a sailing vessel they helped designed for D&D Fifth Edition and Forgotten … Continue reading

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Sloan

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This concert took place on September 14, 2018, placing the story into The Lost Tales category amongst many other events. Just letting you know, more overdue Concerts, Movies and cool events are a’ coming! Sloan is one of Canada’s … Continue reading

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Flyers win Stadium Series and Gritty streaks at intermission

The Flyers managed to come from behind and then win it in OT which was great. Any opportunity to defeat that whiney douchenozzle Crosby is a good day, especially on national TV. Gritty stole the show in my opinion by … Continue reading

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I may be getting another 15 minutes!

The gang at RiffTrax are holding another Kickstarter to fund their 2019 Live Tour. This time they’re mocking three movies and they’re real winners: Octaman, Star Raiders and The Giant Spider Invasion. Star Raiders was only released in 2017 with Casper Van Dien … Continue reading

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1819: US acquires Florida…America’s punchline

Originally colonized by the Spanish, despite people already living there. The future state was then handed over to the English after the French & Indian War; spoils for Spain trying to aid the French. Then it returned to Spanish control … Continue reading

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Another exercise milestone and factoid

The new progression bar under the calendar this month is something Somara twisted my arm into doing. It’s called the Close the Rings Challenge and it happens at work every February. Everybody who wants to participate forms teams of four … Continue reading

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New glasses arrived today!

I know this sounds trivial but I put this off for at least a year. The good news is that my right eye remains the same and the left only had one notch of decline. I owe this success to … Continue reading

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1939: American Nazis rally at MSG

This shameful incident in American History came to light for me via  On the Media and The Guardian, the latter was namely how Faux News refused to air a commercial for a documentary about this rally. I know why Murdoch’s Right-Wing Noise … Continue reading

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1929: First Academy Awards (Oscars®) announced

Overall, I really don’t give two shits about them since the people who do the voting suffer from a huge disconnect from just about everybody. It’s not that they often give the award to movies that are often boring and/or … Continue reading

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Maybe karma is real

What a great weekend I had and I have to say it’s all due to being nice to children. Now you’re like, well Steve, you’re supposed to be nice to children. Of course, but I was nice to them in … Continue reading

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