Category Archives: TubeWatch

MovieWatch 2013

It’s time for my annual(ish) list of movies I want to catch this year. Strap in and let the trailers wash over you like pure adrenalin. (Not that I know what an adrenalin shower is like, ’cause I kind of think that would be a bit… icky. Though that’s not really the feeling I think you… Read More »

Two TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre – Internet Connections and Isolation

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to… well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolation as themes across these two videos really struck me tonight. MIT professor and psychologist Sherry Turkle’s TED talk has gotten a lot of play in… Read More »

7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more)

2012 has an impressive line-up of films. Time travel, mutation, gods, monsters, hobbits, technology, and sheer awesomeness all combine to create an almost inescapable desire to just set up an automatic withdrawal from my checking account to my local movie theater. Almost. As usual, but even more so this year, money is tight. Hard choices… Read More »

Star Wars Conundrum: Sorted

I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It’s difficult to decide what order to show them which versions of the films, and how quickly. I think I’ve got it figured out. We’ve now seen A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back a… Read More »

The Sing-Off: recap and predictions

I’m pretty sure my wife will have no problem confirming this: I’m addicted to The Sing-Off.  Last year’s show blew my mind with the talent involved. This year matches that achievement. It didn’t start out as good as last year, though. Of course there were fewer episodes last year, and therefore fewer groups involved; they… Read More »

2011 Movies – The Final Push

Back in May I posted a list of the movies I wanted to see this year. So far I’ve seen 7 out of the 10 I was shooting for, plus caught up on 2 that I had missed once they came out on DVD. Not too bad. I’m pretty sure I’ve reviewed them all on… Read More »

Found on Facebook – episode 2

Every once in a while people post interesting stuff on Facebook, instead of just the inane time-sucking games and narcissism that usually goes on there. Speaking of narcissism, here’s a picture of me that Lee Sargent drew for my birthday yesterday. That’s the only present I got yesterday that I wanted to share with everyone.… Read More »