Monthly Archives: September 2019

WizWorld gels, new gym hours, new fiscal year!

The people running WizWorld Austin were really playing it close to the chest this year. I had been checking about twice a week all Summer on who was coming and their site just kept saying bupkis. Thankfully it shored up … Continue reading

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Twenty-five hundred miles for 2019!

Honolulu is in the dust as Cork is now where I’ve set my immediate goal alongside 3000 miles for 2019 with today. The new enhanced pace is paying off. What I would give for this making the weight go away … Continue reading

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How I feel on most mornings…

The new Hidden Side LEGO sets were released and they’re pretty exciting since these are the first to implement the new augmented reality technology! Apple is even selling half of them should you go into a store or browse online. I … Continue reading

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What I got to have at lunch recently!

Click on the little movie to find out! One day, I will get to see the episode of the sitcom this joke comes from.

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A realistic mannequin that resulted in hate mail for writer

Regardless of the store displaying this, I have to applaud them for finally using a model that isn’t the ideal, a fiction with our planet’s majority. I can’t remember the exact story but Tanya Gold from the The Guardian (whoops, The Telegraph, … Continue reading

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1.5 Million Words!

It’s a long way to two million words at the rate I’m going but thanks to my long navel-gazing piece about Mission Hill, I hit the million-and-a-half mark! It took over 14 years yet I found this worth every step of … Continue reading

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1999: Mission Hill debuted today on the (now CW) WB network

A big thank you to Bill Oakley’s Twitter feed to remind us all on this momentous date in adult-orient animation history (and progress!). There’s a fantastic, long piece regarding Mission Hill on Polygon from 2017 here. It goes into the level … Continue reading

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4000 miles!

Today I made it to the 4000-mile mark for my cumulative mileage on an exercycle. Not bad, did it in about three months (3000 was June) despite skipping a bunch of days in July and August. Going at least 14.3 … Continue reading

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Awesomeo sighting!

Everyone’s favorite robot with a live Eric Cartman inside was spotted somewhere. I blurred the lady’s face to protect her identity. A personal favorite episode of South Park because it was actually funny and not filled with Libertarian (translation, tone deaf rich … Continue reading

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RIP Aron Eisenberg

Saw the sad news this morning on IMDB and a couple Twitter accounts of Star Trek actors. I had no idea he was around my age but then again, he was rather short like all the people cast to play Ferengi. … Continue reading

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Another game with a tired, old band for musically stunted fans

In their defense, Iron Maiden has had a visual trademark via Eddie, but could Stern find a non-dinosaur act (*cough* Rolling Stones, *cough* Aerosmith) that hasn’t been flogging a dead horse over the last 30 years to immortalize? And no, … Continue reading

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D&D weapons of war part two

Earlier this year, I score two of those killer sailing vessels that WizKids made for D&D. Now I have armaments so they can go on the attack or defend themselves from pirates and evil navies (Pan Tang quickly comes to … Continue reading

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Two hundred gym days!

It doesn’t sound too impressive but it means I have set a target to beat next year. Let’s see if I can push it to 300 and make 2020 a nightmare!

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RIP Cokie Roberts

It is sad when most people die unless they were war criminals (St. Reagan, Bush the Elder) or monsters (Charles Manson, Wayne Gacy) or absolute shitbags (David Koch, Richard Scaife-Mellon) but I also have little pity regarding the demise of … Continue reading

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RIP Ric Ocasek

I wanted to spend an extra day regarding the Ric Ocasek’s death since he and The Cars were a huge part of my teenage life and musical education. Having grown up in downstate Illinois, I didn’t hear any Cars music … Continue reading

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