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Hero - it's a nice boy notion that the real world's gonna destroy. - Steve Taylor In the last couple of days I've seen two blog entries from totally unrelated blogs aboutHeroes?

I wish I had found this before Halloween was over.... Zombies in Plain English Remember... Zombies Don't Dance! [tags]zombies, instructional video[/tags]Are you prepared?!

[caption id="attachment_730" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Dark is Rising sequence"][/caption] When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back; Three from the circle, three from the track; Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone; FiveThe Dark Is Rising, except on film (Review: The Seeker)

This thing has "inspiring Disney movie" written all over it. Two guys grow up in Cleveland with disabilities, both physical and environmental, join the wrestling team, and become inseparable friends. There'sESPN goes for the heart - Tuesday TubeWatch

This wasn't nearly as bad as the box office, and critics, led me to believe. Was it as good as "The Mask of Zorro"? No. Not really. But it was aReview: The Legend of Zorro

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

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along blog I made a quick mention of this once before after seeing the trailer. I just saw the first act (which was so popular it brought down theDr Horrible's Sing-along blog

My friend and I first saw this movie in the mid-eighties on the recommendation of a video store clerk. That was probably the best tip we ever got from aReview: Sleuth

You never know what's going to make an impact on your kids. I don't mean an immediate "wow!" impact, I'm talking about the long term stuff. It may not even2 voices + 4 spices = 1 big impact

I'm a bit behind in putting up my movie list for this year. Last year's list was full of promise, but I only got to see 4 of the 21 listed2011 Movies to Drool Over

Easily the funniest of these kinds of things I've run across... see more crazy cat pics There needs to be a Hitman Monkey comic book. A depressed monkey running around whacking people...Hitman Monkey

To continue in the vein of dissatisfaction with training, let's take a look at the experience this high school student in Singapore is having with e-Learning (found via Corporate eLearningWhere are the humans?

... and then nothing but disappointment. That pretty much describes this podcast. Really there is some interesting stuff discussed somewhere in there, but to get to it, you have toGrand opening...

I managed to see a limited release of ABC's new show "No Ordinary Family" online yesterday. Not sure if it's still available, but if it is these instructions will getReview: No Ordinary Family - Pilot

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

Avoiding the Inception doghouse

Those of you who have read my last post know that there were some issues surrounding my trip to see Inception last weekend. If you haven’t read my last post, what the heck are you doing reading this one? Get over there and read that one first – I’m not going to re-explain everything here.

So some people read that post and immediately assumed I was in the proverbial doghouse. The reason for that is . . . → Read More: Avoiding the Inception doghouse

The #1 reason to walk out of Inception is…

Today held a couple of movie ‘firsts’ for me. I didn’t see either of them coming.

The first ‘first': I went to a movie alone.

The second ‘first': I left before it ended. In fact, about 15 minutes before it ended.

Let’s back up so you can get the full sense of the day.

Today, my wife and kids went to a baby shower and left me home alone. I haven’t had any real time . . . → Read More: The #1 reason to walk out of Inception is…

It’s Not Fair!

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 2 and 3 year-olds. They’re eating lunch. Or that’s what they’re supposed to be doing. They’ve been sick for days now. It seems like a very long time. I’ve been up with one or both every night for 4 nights now. And I’m tired. And . . . → Read More: It’s Not Fair!

Whatever you do…

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 a long trip when the whining reached an all-time high. My wife, in hidden frustration, looked back and said, “Whatever you do, no smiling!” to our grouchy kids. Of course, they immediately smiled. Then it became a game: “Whatever you do, no laughing!” “Whatever you . . . → Read More: Whatever you do…

Alice: Through the Monitor (or Creating new worlds for Novices)

Through watching the Randy Pausch lecture (mentioned in my previous post) I discovered a great free tool for learning how to program, called Alice. What’s different about Alice is that it lets students learn the basics of object-oriented programming while avoiding a lot of the frustrations that normally come from this kind of exploration. It also makes it very easy to create working 3-D virtual worlds (it was originally conceived as a rapid prototyping tool . . . → Read More: Alice: Through the Monitor (or Creating new worlds for Novices)