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[caption id="attachment_1745" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="From last year, but the same pose."][/caption] It's "rest time" at our house.  It used to be "nap time" but the naps have given way to justMy daughter gives concerts to no-one

I can't believe this didn't occur to me before. I've been trying to come up with a good system of sharing gift ideas with my family for quite a while.Keep gift ideas on del.icio.us

I talked about this one before, but I had to mention that I just watched a Mythbusters episode on the Discovery Channel that confirmed that impairment is at least asImpairment while driving on phone > drunk driving

SciFi opens a new Stargate : Slice of SciFi As I mentioned in my last post, Stargate: Atlantis has been cancelled and will be wrapped up in a 2-hour movie. INew series - Stargate: Voyager... uh, I mean Universe

As I mentioned in my last post, I've recently reconnected with a lot of friends from my high school youth group through the wonders of Facebook. It's been a lotFacebook points to the past, and I consider the future

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

In my last post I asked for some help coming up with films for my annual New Years Eve triple feature. I got some great responses (though very few actuallyReview: New Years Eve triple feature

Ever want to know the difference between a switch vs. a patch panel vs. a hub vs. a gateway/router? HiveMinds :: View topic - New Network Hiveminds is a great web/tech boardSwitch/hub/router/patch panel -- terms defined

Comcast ran an "exclusive" interview with Joss Whedon, creator of the scif-fi series, Firefly and it's follow-up movie, Serenity. Fans of the series have been talking about a movie trilogySerenity/Firefly — End of the line

I just watched Disc Three of the Crusade series, written by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS). Luckily, I was apparently watching one of the early discs produced since it had hisCrusade: What would have happened

An extremely long time after I started it, I just finished Ex Machina's 50 issue run. Brian K. Vaughn puts on a heck of a story. This is one of thoseThe Colors of Control: Ex Machina

“Journeyman” Will Get Its 12 Episodes - Slice of SciFi Well, it sounds like saner heads have prevailed... for now. NBC has given the green light to the final two produced“Journeyman” Will Get Its 12 Episodes - Slice of SciFi

Apparently I suck at CSS. After two days of not being able to get the layout to flex correctly, I went in search of other examples to help me figureNew theme selected for Caddickisms

Andre Agassi began the end of his professional tennis career tonight with a great match vs. Andrei Pavel. Like many people, I've been watching Andre Agassi for almost his entire career.Agassi's last first round win

NBC.com > Heroes "They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities." When I first heard of this show, I figured it would be an X-Men rip-off,Heroes preview

“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…