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My wife and I have a tradition of watching movies on New Year's Eve. We try to do three in a row. It's ambitious for a couple with two kids,New Year's Eve triple feature

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. IDrinking games for geeky music majors - Tuesday TubeWatch

Gone are the heady, playful days of American Ninja, and Ninja III: The Domination. These days, Ninja movies are more serious business, focusing on the real historical Ninjas, like theNinjas in history

There is a lot going on in the world these days. The pace of life is increasing at an amazing rate. The progress we are making is incredible, and thereStop everything

The Learning Circuits Blog: Scope of Learning Responsibility What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals? That's the question of the month, and it's clarified a bit in theLimits of Responsibility - ASTD's Big Question for March

Traveling across the 'net as part of this commentluv contest, I ran across this really interesting site that went around to different cities asking 50 random people on the street:What's your wish for today?

Yesterday afternoon I was, as usual, working from my office upstairs. Pam and the girls were on a walk around the neighborhood, so it was just me in the house.Kids these days (or Get off my lawn!)

Set up your own free storefront (referral included) It seems like there has to be a catch to this, but I haven't found it yet. Zlio.com is a service that allowsMoney for nothing, and discounts on online purchases - Zlio.com

CLO: Survey: One-Third of Candidates Commit a Top Interview Don’t This article is aimed at executive search interviews, but most of it really applies to any interview. Make sure you don'tInterviewing mistakes

What follows is a guest post from my wife, who has had a bit of a difficult week so far. I have come upstairs to ... get AWAY from our 2It's Not Fair!

Writer's Blog: Striking Writers Head to Capitol Hill The writer's strike continues, though negotiations have started once again. Meanwhile, the writers went and had a mock debate in Washington D.C. toWriter's Blog: Striking Writers Head to Capitol Hill

Survey: Unethical Corporate Behavior Stems From Unrealistic Objectives and Deadlines First of all, the fact that this even warranted study is a heck of a condemnation of the corporate world. That,Corporate ethics

A few things have bubbled to the top lately... here they are: Personal Finance Tom's Inflation Calculator I was looking for a calculator that would tell me how much my current salary wouldLinkList: Personal Finance + Sci-Fi edition

Well, apparently one does. I don't know if anyone else saw this coming, but I was completely blindsided. Disney just bought Lucasfilm, including the rights to all their films - and mostStar Wars VII, VIII, IX... and beyond?!

I've posted before about the Green Lantern movie(s) in the works. No cast has been announced, no real information has come to my attention at all about the live actionNathan Fillion as Green Lantern? - Tuesday TubeWatch

Review: Down with Love

Quick, think of all those movies from the ’60s. The fun ones. The ones with energy that just kept going. Fast dialogue. Bold colors. Doris Day. Frankie and Annette. Tony Randall. Outdoor locations filmed indoors (and you could easily tell). Now think of the television shows of that time. Ed Sullivan and variety shows. “What’s my secret”-type game shows.

Now smoosh them all together in one movie that, on the surface, talks about feminism, gender . . . → Read More: Review: Down with Love