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A Child’s Vision of Hell: The Black Hole


I originally wrote this for my own personal blog, which I’ve revived.  But it seemed like it belonged here too. I had been wanting to write more but couldn’t really think of anything else to write about today until I saw the news in my FB feed that Ernest Borgnine had died at the age […]

Wizards and Kings, Starcraft and Slow Rolling


Long ago when this blog first started up and I agreed to be a contributor, Mike suggested I put up a post about poker. Those of you who know me know that it’s much more than a hobby for me now, it’s bordering on a full time obsession. I’d struggled with the idea of doing […]

The first hit is free


As a kid, video arcades were my babysitter much of the time. Mom and pop wanted to go see a movie my brothers and I weren’t interested in, we usually wound up at Putt Putt Golf & Games for a couple hours while they caught the flick. I don’t remember any games that became obsessive […]

Be still, the iPaddering of my heart


So trying to get started back in the routine of posting again maybe isn’t such a good idea on the verge of a product rollout… As some of you know, Apple released a new toy this week. You might have seen a thing or two on the news about it. I had made up my […]

Speaking of cheese


So I’m testing out the WordPress app for iPhone, and figured this tidbit was as good as any to share in the process. While looking at box office totals for each year of the 80s to jog my memory, I found myself struck by the top 6 films of 1981. The first 5, in order: […]

Vintage? Or archaic?


“You see, this profession is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherfuckers. Motherfuckers who thought their ass would age like wine. If you mean it turns to vinegar, it does. If you mean it gets better with age, it don’t.” Marsellus Wallace, Pulp Fiction Marsellus is talking about boxers in the above quote, but he […]

That rare intersection…


…of architectural geekiness and film geekiness.  If anyone gives me the $2.5 million, I’ll throw a house party to beat all.

Terminate this: Salvation and McSuck


You know, as a card-carrying pinko-commie-hippie-liberal, I’m all for recycling.  Green planet and all that. Which must mean that McG is Al Gore’s BFF, because I will be damned if I can think of a sci-fi movie he DIDN’T rip off in putting together Terminator: Salvation.

Set phasers on “closeted”


No, this place will not be all Trek all the time, but on the off chance you’ve not seen this video, I figure it’s as good a way as any to cap the Trek talk.  The music is “Closer” by NIN, so NSFW lyrics.  Keep your headphones handy and enjoy.

An alternate Trek


Having not posted in a while, and seeing Sam’s lukewarm recommendation of the new Trek, I thought I needed to break the silence and chime in with some thoughts, having now taken in the film twice.