O Maryland, my Maryland. Land of my birth, home that I once loved. Land that now, I am so thankful to have left. Granted, I’m just across the Potomac River in the Commonwealth of Virginia, so it’s not like Maryland is ever far from my thoughts. Their news is often my news. Their pain, like […]Read more "Martin O’Malley: Clueless, or Obtuse?"
So we’re settling down to watch the Patriots face the Ravens. I’m pretty much yawning through Steven Tyler singing the National Anthem, when my youngest child, snuggled on Mommy’s lap, asks in full and innocent voice: “Why do they have a monkey?” I didn’t answer at the time, but upon reflection, I’d have to guess […]Read more "The Simple Pleasures: My Daughters’ Innocent Questions"
Recently, regular blog commenter and occasional influencer Tom (who really deserves a proxy vote at any meeting of the Convocation) asked the question, “Why does Luke need to be frozen in Carbonite?” The stock answer is, so the lil’ scamp won’t cause problems on his way to the Emperor. You have to imagine that a […]Read more "Luke and Carbonite"
Some days are awesome. Some days just stink. Some days, I want to write…about good beer I’ve had, the importance of family or the fact that I feel like I’m starting to find a real niche in my career. Some days I want to scream out, “I figured it out! I know why those bastards […]Read more "Some Days"
This blog was inspired by Doppelganger/The Clone; it was a good discussion, and we had it a while back, but unfortunately we didn’t get The Korean’s thoughts on the topic because he’s still sending messages via carrier pigeon instead of The Twitter. We’d had the “Top Five Movies” discussion one night, so the day following […]Read more "The Shameful List"
Part II: Reboot v. Special Edition(s) As mentioned in the previous blog, while writing up the original scenario, The Korean’s mind immediately went to the dreamy eyes of Chris Pine as Kirk, as opposed to the girdled manliness of Shatner, so I split this into two so that we could take into account the revised versions of […]Read more "Improbable Match-Up: Solo v. Kirk (Part II)"
Part I: Classic v. Classic Whilst tweeting with some “virtual acquaintances” on The Tweeter*, someone posited whether Solo was a “rip-off” of Kirk. My response was that no, Solo was Rhett Butler. Then I got to thinking, it’s been a while since I plotted out a fight between two improbable franchise opponents, and I’m curious […]Read more "Improbable Match-Up: Solo v. Kirk"