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Tonight the girls and I were playing games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader, and Climb All Over Dad Until His Arms Fall Off. We had almost moved into HideWeeping Angels game

There were good and bad points to this [tag]movie[/tag]. First the good: the [tag]special effects[/tag] were really top-notch. Excellent work. And in the end, they were somewhat successful in getting meReview: King Kong

Today we're having an installation of "What to do, What not to do" for percussionists. What to do Back in college I had the privilege of seeing a percussion group called NexusPercussionists: Object lesson for today

I despise the entire idea of Toddlers & Tiaras. This, however, I can totally get behind... Awesome. How many plugs for Tom Hanks' roles can you spot? Here are the ones I caughtCelebrity Toddlers & Tiaras

Why Collaborative Storyboard Technology Is Mission Critical This is an excellent article extolling the virtues of collaboration for storyboarding your courses (and a little push for storyboarding itself). It doesn't specificallyCollaborative Storyboarding

So our water company had a break in at one of their tanks recently and while they're checking to make sure the water hasn't been contaminated, they've issued a "DoFact checking the easy stuff

[update: I've since started using the Anarchy plugin, which also makes standard hyperlinks playable, and though I'm on the fence about which technology I like better for audio (I gotMaking MP3s playable on a website, the easy way

Hmm.... how do I do this without giving away spoilers? This was simultaneously the coolest and weakest of the three X-men movies. It earns coolest because it had some excellent battleReview: X-Men 3: The Last Stand

As may be appropriate for a movie with few spoken lines, this review should be pretty short. Amazing technical achievement. The visuals here are phenomenal. There were times that I forgotReview: Wall-E

The Dark Knight is coming out on July 18th. Everyone has heard of that. And I can't wait. But did you know about Batman Gotham Knight, the animated DVD (also downloadable)Batman Gotham Knight

[caption id="attachment_803" align="alignright" width="405" caption="Green Lantern - First Flight"][/caption] With characters that have as huge of an existing storyline as Green Lantern, it'd be easy for a movie like Green Lantern:Review: Green Lantern: First Flight

In the last month or so, it seems like Murphy is camped on my front step. Computer - dead. Motherboard, presumably, is fried, based on research. Car inspection - over $500 moreUnexpected costs, things that have broken lately, and lessons learned

Kilmer plans Genius return - Movie news - Movies - Virgin.net Okay, Real Genius was a pretty funny Val Kilmer movie. For the 80's. Making a sequel 20 years later... notA not-so-Genius move

[caption id="attachment_795" align="alignright" width="227" caption="Is Watchmen unfilmable?"][/caption] I've seen the trailers. I've seen a bunch of clips. It looks good. The visuals are great. Hard to say much else about it,Quick thoughts on Watchmen: unfilmable?

In the spirit of ParentHacks, here's a trick we've used to get our kids to do many things they otherwise wouldn't. We came up with it in the car on aWhatever you do...

“Stolen” baseballs

At a recent Rangers game, a couple was caught on film denying a game ball to a crying toddler, and they have been put through the social media ringer over it since then. Here’s the video…

I think the announcer was being a little harsh, myself. It didn’t look like they were “rubbing it in” – though they certainly were oblivious. In fact, they’ve copped to not noticing the crying kid in their excitement. . . . → Read More: “Stolen” baseballs

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Tasering

I absolutely LOVE this story.

On Monday night, a fan at a Phillies game ran onto the field during the game. Not an unheard of event. This is the first time for this outcome, however…

The fan, wearing a baseball cap, red T-shirt and khaki shorts, hopped a fence and scurried around the outfield, eluding two security officers in the bottom of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. One officer used a Taser . . . → Read More: Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Tasering

My superpower, or why I don’t watch sports

Generally speaking, when you’re with a bunch of guys you can always count on one topic of conversation coming up: sports. Every guy watches sports, right? Maybe not all sports, but you can pretty much count on baseball, football, basketball, or hockey (at least in the US) as safe topics where guys have at least some knowledge of the teams and how the season is going.

Not me. But I have a good reason.

I . . . → Read More: My superpower, or why I don’t watch sports

Tuesday TubeWatch Two-fer! Doctor Who meets Bugs Bunny!

Okay, look, here’s the thing: Doctor Who travelling to some alternate reality where he meets Bugs Bunny would be incredibly cool in a very strange, and possibly acid-induced way. It’s not happening here. But they do show up in the same post here, so … just deal with it.

First up, Doctor Who’s second special of 2009 aired on Easter:

Honestly, it looks boring. I hate to say that, but it does. I hope . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch Two-fer! Doctor Who meets Bugs Bunny!

First base: Bugs Bunny; Second Base: Bugs Bunny…

U.S.S. Mariner » Bugs Bunny, greatest banned player ever This just blew me away.

First of all, if you’ve never seen the referenced cartoon, you’re missing one of the greatest of all time. Go rent the DVD.

The author spends a long article in a dead-pan analysis of the entire cartoon as if it were a real baseball game played in 1946, rationalizing the toon’s gags and attempting to apply real physics. The level . . . → Read More: First base: Bugs Bunny; Second Base: Bugs Bunny…