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Here's the cure to boredom! Over 200 Christmas specials on Fanpop! Yes, this includes all the old favorites you've come to know and love: A Charlie Brown Christmas... Frosty the Snowman... The YearStuck in the office (or your in-laws' house) during Christmas week?

Finding Neverland wasn't boisterous, or exhuberantly full of wonder. It was, if anything, understated and simple in its execution. Despite the drama of a crumbling marriage, oppression, depression, and death,Review: Finding Neverland

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

Wow. I've never seen anyone lose that much weight for a movie before. [tag]Christian Bale[/tag] was a walking skeleton in this movie. It hurt to watch the man move. Even [tag]TomReview: The Machinist

This is just an awesome idea. Nicely done. When this kid plays the house, he really plays the house! I wonder if anyone has hooked up Mario like that... I hadn't done aChristmas Hero! - Tuesday TubeWatch returns

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,My superpower, or why I don't watch sports

Once again, I just have to say this is a genius idea. All: COMMENTARY COMMENTARY FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS - IT'S A COMMENTARY EVERYONE LOVES THESE "MAKING-OF"S THE STORY BEHIND THE SCENES THE WAY THAT WE GOT THATDr. Horrible: Commentary! The Musical

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!)

Our National Savings Rate Is Embarrassing [Fool.com] January 17, 2007 Wow... this was surprising to me: ...consider these historical numbers for the U.S. personal savings rate: * 1984: 10.8% * 2001: 1.8% * 2003: 1.4% DoU.S. National Savings Rate breaks a bad barrier

Michael Bay takes his crash, slam, bang frenzied filmmaking and applies it to Logan's Run. Okay, it's not quite that useless, but if I'm falling asleep during action sequences you knowReview: The Island

In any Highlander movie, it's expected: heads will roll. In this case, though, it should have been heads of the film's creators. Why would you go and make a movie, probablyReview: Highlander: The Source

Last week I showed you something embarrassing: my desk. [caption id="attachment_1463" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="My "Workstation""][/caption] I promised that I would show you a clean desk by Tuesday. Honestly, I wasn't sure itMiracles DO happen!

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!

Okay, that's a bit extreme, but sometimes it felt like Comcast stole my vacation, at least. This is also the story of my absence from this blog over the lastThe year Comcast stole Christmas

I read somewhere recently that comic books do superhero fights better than movies because things happen too fast in the movies. I understand where that's coming from, but I'm notReview: Superman: Doomsday

5th Blogiversary

Well, I had planned on another retrospective post to celebrate 5 years of typing random things into this blog, but the day passed a few days ago and it doesn’t look like I’ll have time to do it any time soon. Between back issues that have kept me away from anything but short bursts at the keyboard outside of work, and the pressures of trying to deal with the pre-holiday rush of work and other . . . → Read More: 5th Blogiversary

Birthday pimpin’

So, today’s my birthday. 40th, if you’re wondering. I’m feeling slightly more like looking back and seeing how things have gone to this point than I have for previous birthdays, but that’s pretty much the only difference. I might write more about that later. I’m still waking up with the same aches and pains which are alternately aggravated and erased by my awesome family. I still have to work today. I still have a pile . . . → Read More: Birthday pimpin’

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

So we’ve got a new look here at the old blog. Not too drastic, but updated. I’m not finished tinkering, so things might change again soon. See if you can catch them as they happen. And let me know what you think of it. Did anything break? It feels a little more cramped than the last theme, so I’m probably going to work on that next.

Anyway, to celebrate the new look, I’ll tell you . . . → Read More: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

Am I getting more awesome?

Am I awesome?

Well that’s sort of a silly question. Of course I am. I’m me, after all.

But is it possible that I’m getting more awesome?

I can’t say for sure, but the fact that I’ve joined together with an international cadre of bloggers recognized for their awesomeness can only be a good sign.

So far our awesomeness is primarily self-proclaimed, but we’ve got the title to put us over the top as the . . . → Read More: Am I getting more awesome?

Where I’ve been

One or two of you may have noticed the frequency of posting here has dropped quite a bit in the last few months. I thought I’d comment on why…

It’s a combination of things, really, but the overriding factor is that I just haven’t been motivated lately (for quite a while, actually). I sit here, right now, with about 20 different topics that are worth mentioning, but nothing that I feel like taking an hour . . . → Read More: Where I’ve been

What are we going to do today, Brain?

The same thing we do every day, Pinky. Try to take over the world!

Yeah, okay, this blog is read by people in at least 17 different countries (though really 5 or 6 are the primaries). So I’ve at least been read internationally. But is that enough? Does that make me known? Does it give me the power I need?

I say no.

Pinky and The Brain

But now, in glorious monophonic sound, you . . . → Read More: What are we going to do today, Brain?

The Atahualpa Whallop

I’m looking to start a new blogging project online. Hopefully it’ll come together soon. I’m just in the planning stages now, but one of the things I’m considering is what the blog will look like. In tooling around the available themes for WordPress, I came across one that leapt out at me and started jumping up and down on my chest, slapping my face, shouting “Look at me! LOOK AT ME!!!”

The first thing that . . . → Read More: The Atahualpa Whallop

Statistics and Ego Stroking

This post is all about me feeling better about myself and bragging a little. If you can’t handle that, well, sorry. I promise the next post will get back to the usual insightful reporting you’ve come to expect. Not on this site, of course, but I guarantee that somebody is writing something insightful somewhere on the Internet in the next few seconds. The odds are with me on that. Of course the odds are against . . . → Read More: Statistics and Ego Stroking

Your opinion: new theme?

I’m trying out a new theme. There are definitely pieces of it I really like, but it’s a radical change from what I’m used to. The biggest thing that might keep me from using it is that it’s a fixed width (size doesn’t change with your browser size). There are a couple other things that I’m not sure about, but generally I think it’s pretty clean and has potential.

I figured I’d check in with . . . → Read More: Your opinion: new theme?

I won again!

I’m winning!

That’s the excitement of Andy’s commentluv contest. Every comment on every participating blog is an entry. I’ve lucked into winning twice now. The first win was, ironically enough, on my own post announcing the contest, in a comment where I was just trying to prove that I couldn’t enter on my own blog. The second one was today, on Dan’s Race for a Million blog (which, btw, is pretty good – check it . . . → Read More: I won again!