I’m not an Amy Winehouse fan. I’ve been tangentially aware of her music, and knew her more for the stories about what a sadly self-destructive trajectory she was taking. It became something of a joke in pop culture blogs and the tabloids to predict how much longer she had left to live. It’s a script […]Read more "Dead at 27: Amy Winehouse"
Not so long ago, I was part of a retail chain that was in the early stages of death. I got cut, ostensibly as part of a batch of 1100 laid off from our (new) parent company. It kinda hurt, but I got seven weeks of severance, eventually got a job that placed me where […]Read more "I Can’t Help But Feel Sorry for Borders…Employees"
I recently asked on Google+, am I the only person who wonders if Superman could best Yoda in a fight? Someone answered yes, so I figured, might as well try to answer the question. The best way I could think of was a “tale of the tape” style that’s been parroted so much by fanboy […]Read more "Improbable Match-Up: Superman v. Yoda"
So yesterday was another awesome Sunday with my daughters. I was going to write about it yesterday night, but for once I decided just to let the experience soak in for a day before cherry picking my favorite moment. (Also, I watched a movie, so I didn’t have time for both.) Was it that Bo […]Read more "The Simple Pleasures: Sunday with the Girls"
This is actually going to be a new “series” of blogs I’m starting, where I’ll take questions (if anyone has them, or if I think of an interesting one) about the “text” of the Star Wars films and provide the answers as best I can. May as well, as blog links seem to save me […]Read more "Revising the Text: There Is Another"
With that phrase, my heart filled with tears and my brain’s guilt centers went into hyperdrive. I’m a workaholic. Contrary to what some former colleagues might say, because I didn’t match their own levels of obsession, I obsess over my work. It drives me insane when something doesn’t work right. It becomes a point of […]Read more "Daddy, Don’t Work Tonight"
For once I’m topical! So anyway, Netflix is run by a bunch of bastards. They charge less outside America, if for no other reason than “What the Heck, screw Americans because we have a low opinion of them.” Now let’s add the insult of effectively doubling the price of the service…just because they can. But […]Read more "Netflix: Diabolically Brilliant"