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So on Sunday there was this huge block of mostly new commercials, periodically interrupted by some guys running back and forth on a field and knocking each other over forCommercial goodness

“Justice League of America” Moves Forward - Slice of Scifi I'm sorry. I just can't picture this movie being made well any time in the next 5 years. As I said in“Justice League of America” Moves Forward - Slice of Scifi

There was a time when I was really into The Planet of the Apes series. I watched all the movies and the TV show, multiple times. I still enjoy theReview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

So here we are at the end of another year. What did we accomplish? Well, we aren't dead. So we got that going for us. Which is nice. To be sure, stuffState of the House Report 2011

I knew a few phrases from maybe 3 or 4 Johnny Cash songs before I saw this movie. I knew he had gone to prison (though I wasn't sure why),Review: Walk the Line

Okay, I get distracted for a little while and suddenly there's new stuff in the Star Wars universe. I can feel the geek in me slipping away... But at least IStar Wars trailers

I just finished recording with my wife the inaugural edition of my completely new and wonderful conception: the "Things I didn't blog about but should have" podcast. That's right, you canComing soon...

... you're probably not alone. But it's really good! I love hearing songs performed in an unexpected way, especially when it doesn't diminish the song. Parodies are one thing, butIf you've never heard Bach on a mandolin... - Tuesday TubeWatch

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

Yes, I know stupider isn't a word. It applies to Netflix nonetheless. I'll start this off by admitting that I don't have Netflix. I have used it at other people's housesNetflix becomes stupider, Warehouse 13 returns

John Williams is probably the most well known film composer in history. He owes much of that success to the Star Wars series, but Jaws, Superman, Close Encounters of thePre-prequel-era Star Wars music tribute

Thanksgiving is a US holiday where we purposely focus on being thankful for our lives, and the people and things in them. Families get together and enjoy each others company,Thanksgiving - Epic version

Doctor Who — Theories, Facts, Speculations - Slice of SciFi Over at Slice Of Scifi, they've got a post (linked above) that lays out a lot of evidence gathered throughout theDoctor Who - The return of Gallifrey?

Easter is here! Aside from the obvious (and vastly more important) message, there are three notable things about church this morning: As a member of the choir, I have to be atHallelujah!

Argh. Well, I finally upgraded WordPress to 2.3.3. I’d been putting it off because I was afraid it would break things. It ended up being worse than I thought. I’m still findingUpgrading broke half my stuff!

Tuesday TubeWatch: Creativity – Inspiration

How do we create? What takes us from the point where a story, or a song, or a painting doesn’t exist to a point where it does exist? How do we get a web site, or a new mathematical theorem, or a new game for our kids, where none existed before? What takes us from nothing to something?

There are many varied answers to that question, and many steps in the process(es). But the first . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Creativity – Inspiration

Does steak cost less delivered in bulk?

Earlier this week, Gather Little by Little ran an article about Omaha Steaks, and how expensive it was in comparison to the grocery store. His calculations had the meat coming in at anywhere from $38-44 per pound. Even for good steak, that’s pretty expensive.

Coincidentally, I purchased bulk steak from a competitor of Omaha, US Beef, a little more than a week earlier. This was a door-to-door sale—something I usually am able to turn away. . . . → Read More: Does steak cost less delivered in bulk?

Review: Battlestar Galactica finale

It’s over.

For four years of my life (which, oddly enough, took six years), I’ve been watching Battlestar Galactica weekly. This redesigned joy from my childhood became an engaging, exciting, and dramatic story in my adulthood. As with any other TV show, there are excellent episodes and episodes that fell flat. A series finale, and the lead-in stories, must meet the highest standard, in my opinion – especially in an “arc” show (i.e., one that . . . → Read More: Review: Battlestar Galactica finale

Tuesday TubeWatch: the final Watchmen-related post

I thought I was done with posting about Watchmen. But then I found this:

There are a huge number of these Marvel vs. DC clips, and a lot of them are really funny.

Anyway… now I’m done posting anything Watchmen related.

What’s in YOUR browser?

My wife can’t figure out what I do online for hours at a time. I can’t blame her for being confused. Sometimes I don’t even know how so much time can go by before I get out of this chair and do something besides attempt to contract cancer from my monitor.

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what I’ve got open in my browser right now and see if that . . . → Read More: What’s in YOUR browser?

Tuesday TubeWatch: Godzilla… You gotta see that movie!

A while back my daughter got a look at a minute or so of a Godzilla movie. Here is her description of the film (with some interjections from her sister):

Sorry I didn’t have a chance to edit it down. Maybe later.

Review: Watchmen

Watchmen broke ground as a comic book/graphic novel. The movie was extremely faithful, with few exceptions, to the book. Is that a good thing?

Going in to this film, I thought, “I hope they don’t stray too far from the book.” They didn’t. There were things removed for the sake of time, but for the most part everything that was in the movie came from the book. It was probably the most faithful retelling of . . . → Read More: Review: Watchmen

TubeWatch extra: Watchmen cartoon

I can’t wait until next Tuesday to share this one.

Does anyone else remember this Saturday morning cartoon from the late ’80s?

The best episode was the cross-over with “Josie and the Pussycats,” where Rorshach made Alexandra cry. That was classic. Sebastian totally pwnd Bubastias, though – stretched believability for me. When the two bands got together at the end, and Josie offered to let Silk Spectre join them, though, you knew everyone was . . . → Read More: TubeWatch extra: Watchmen cartoon

Tuesday TubeWatch: Social networking will eat your brain!

It’s a popular debate lately: are these social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) bad for us? Recently an Oxford professor, Baroness Susan Greenfield, made some rather provocative speculations about the cumulative effect frequent use of these sites can have on our physical brains. As reported by ars technica:

Greenfield said that sites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, and Twitter may be forcing kids’ brains back into an infant-like state, as infants need constant stimulation to . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Social networking will eat your brain!

Watchmen, Star Trek, and Star Wars (sort of)

(Grab your pacemaker, it looks like I’m making two posts in two days! Will the madness ever end?)

A few things came to my attention today that I just couldn’t wait to pass on.

First of all, as you undoubtedly know, Watchmen opened today. No surprise there. But did you know these stats?

90% of all Fandango’s weekend ticket sales has been for Watchmen. IMAX’s website crashed four times this week due to the increased . . . → Read More: Watchmen, Star Trek, and Star Wars (sort of)