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Yep. This is exactly how Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back would have gone if I was in it. Autographs are $2. I gotta cover my costs. Hearing the words "That's howFINALLY, I get to wield a real lightsaber!

I've done the math and the interest in this from my typical readership turns out to be slightly less than zero, but hey... it's my blog. I write what IHow to publish a multi-file Captivate project as a single SCORM course

At my house we have a bit of a push-and-pull relationship with time. My wife pushes, and I pull. Call me crazy, but I don't think we need to leave aRules for showing up

First, the confession: I've been a Doctor Who fan since I was about 8 years old. Sitting and watching those episodes (Tom Baker, at the time) with my Dad isReview: Doctor Who 2005 & 2006 seasons

My daughters and I are enjoying my new Hadrian's Walk Buff. They love the balaclava mode. I'm partial to the pirate configuration, myself. Unfortunately an eye patch is not included, but evenBuff/Not So Buff

Uncommon Lifestyles and the Truth About the 4-Hour Workweek: An Interview with Tim Ferriss ∞ Get Rich Slowly This article spurred a long night of reading about virtual personal assistants andOutsourcing your life, and the 4 hour work week

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » “The Dead Zone” Breaking News According to the shows creator/producer, Shawn Piller, the season starting next SundayThe Dead Zone: Back from the dead

Argh. I mentioned before that my site theme settings suddenly changed. Today I tried to fix it by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. I was pretty sure thatSite maintenance

I learned at least two things from this movie: Bobby Darin sang a much wider range of songs than I thought Kevin Spacey can sing Actually, despite the unapologetic fictionalization of Darin's life,Review: Beyond the Sea

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 thatThe Sing-Off: recap and predictions

On further reflection there is one more thing I want to say about The Prince Of Egypt. The second trailer (included on the DVD) paints the film as a "triumphFollow-up review: The Prince of Egypt trailer

The Fantastic Four is all about teamwork and family, when you boil it down. Or at least it should be. Both the original movie and the current sequel, unfortunately, can'tReview: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

I should have known. I made the mistake, and I paid for it (literally). I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in the theater. One of the biggest wastes ofG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Review

Just prior to its theatrical release, I read the book upon which Martin Scorsese's Hugo is based, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." The book is a beautiful story, told inReview: Hugo (and The Invention of Hugo Cabret)

Free business cards! That's pretty cool. Via the excellent Parent Hacks site (see below) I've now found two online printing companies that will print business cards for free. You have"Free" business cards

Grand opening…

… 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 to listen to me talking. Sorry about that, but it is the way of things.

On the upside, you do get to hear my wife talking about this stuff as well, so you got that going for you. Which is nice.

Of course throughout the entire . . . → Read More: Grand opening…

More on ‘Highlander: The Source’

‘Highlander: The Source’ Final Nail in Franchise Coffin – OhmyNews International

I just had to pick a few of the favorite quotes from this review. Most of the reviews I’ve read recently have been profanity-laced, but all share the same emotion.

They’ve taken something that was once rousing and inventive and now have officially driven it right into the ground. … effects that are anything but special, and a bulky villain character that literally zips . . . → Read More: More on ‘Highlander: The Source’

Review: Highlander: The Source

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, probably the last one the Highlander series will ever see, that sucks this badly?

The script was all but incoherent, none of the characters were sympathetic or even well-realized, and the fight scenes, with possibly one exception, were more special effect than skill.

This movie . . . → Read More: Review: Highlander: The Source