In the ninth episode of Words With Nerds, we lead an insurrection of intelligence and drop knowledge bombs on everyone. The Emperor arrives to put us back on schedule, because you demanded it. Disclaimer: 2,567 Bothans died to bring you this information. Listen Today! Download! Subscribe! Enjoy! Here are some of the gems you can […]Read more "Words With Nerds: Giving an S"
At this point, there’s little else I can say about Mike, who’s been my closest friend for nearly 25 years. I’ve written about him before, and he figures prominently in a lot of important life events. He’ll undoubtedly figure in a few more before the sun finally sets. This year Mike gets a shorter post, […]Read more "A Third Birthday Post for Mike Makes It a Tradition"
As has become something of an annual tradition, I’m commemorating a bizarre incident in my life, and once again I’ve hesitated to do so. This is because this is still an uncomfortable thing to write about and share. But I relive these moments every year and there were others who were there too. Most of […]Read more "Five Years"
I want you to soak in the clip below. I found it by chance clicking around for other things on YouTube after someone mentioned Roger Ebert. It’s an extant debate about Star Wars. What strikes me about it is not just the fact that Siskel and Ebert really did change things for the way critics […]Read more "The More the Criticisms Change, the More They Stay the Same"
In the eighth episode of Words With Nerds, it’s back to basics as your humble hosts engage in our traditional chess match of reference and wit. We touch on a number of topics, all of them contentious, all of them now resolved for all time now that we’ve spoken on them. Listen Today! Download! Subscribe! […]Read more "Words With Nerds: THRILLHO"
This is one that I meant to publish a while ago (I wrote my rough notes for it on December 11, 2012), but life has a way of…getting in the way. It was originally inspired by the announcement that Metallica was opening their library to Spotify, meaning I had access to a lot of quality […]Read more "Lessons in Adaptation and Inevitability from Metallica"
I’m really on a kick about loss of innocence and the need for childlike amazement lately. I’m sure that says something about what’s going on in my head. But to be very precise about it, I’m looking forward to 2015 and what Disney does with the Star Wars franchise. This is for one very specific […]Read more "We Need Another Star Wars"