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Well, what do you know? The first trailer for X-Men 3 actually looks good! I was really worried with all the rumors I'd been hearing. Now I'm looking forward toX-3 trailer up

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH | Bryce Zabel: Produce or Perish! | USC School of Cinema & Television CNTV589 Bryce Zabel is going to be a professor at USC. If his classBryce Zabel: Those who can, teach

No, I haven't read the entire series in the last 12 hours. I have, however, read an excellent article that explains how much of my disappointment in the finale ofReview Addendum: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt 2 - book comparison

One of the things that surprised me most about Dr. Horrible was the quality of the music. I knew Joss Whedon had written a musical episode of Buffy The VampireHorrible music is really pretty good

Robert Downey Jr. has been touted as the perfect choice to play Tony Stark. When I first saw the trailer I was doubtful about that choice. I always pictured StarkReview: Iron Man

This week I had two days completely to myself. My wife took the girls with her to her sister's house early on Monday, and got back very late on TuesdayIt's official. I'm boring.

YouTube - Batusi Ah, the days when Batman was picking up chicks in bars, while Robin watched from the car. Smooth moves, Batman... smooth moves. [tags]Batman, YouTube, dancing, 1960's[/tags]Batman: Smooth Operator

The majority of senior executives and managers are stressed at work. Eighty percent of senior executives and managers are stressed at work, with a third saying they are highly stressed,Stress: Executives and managers feeling the pressure

Brain interface: next best thing to telekinesis This is cool stuff. I'm quoting the whole article, because I'm not confident of the longevity of articles on the scifi.com site. Saving a lifeThe "THINK" system

For loyal readers (all 1 of you, including me), let me apologize for the dearth of posts lately. My second daughter was born recently and I was therefore otherwise engaged.Back from break

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

Joe Mack owns HostPC, the company that hosts this site. He just started a new venture, called Yareo, that will become the parent company for HostPC and other internet serviceCongratulations, Joe

Magneto, Professor X, Mystique, Beast, Banshee, Darwin, Angel, Emma Frost, Havoc, Azazel, Sebastian Shaw, and... um... tornado dude. That's a lot of characters to pull together in one movie. They didReview: X-Men: First Class

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 greatestFirst base: Bugs Bunny; Second Base: Bugs Bunny...

The Simple Dollar » The Money Savvy Pig and My Son’s Allowance Another good idea from Trent, over at The Simple Dollar. A transparent, compartmentalized, piggybank does seem like a goodTeaching money management to kids

Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

Where would we be without the internet? How would we ever know this kind of amazingly useful information?

Toilet facts:

The average person spends three years of their life on the “john”. The average person flushes a toilet about 2500 times a year, while using about eight sheets of toilet paper per day. An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India. . . . → Read More: Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

Woman grows onto toilet seat

Woman Has Two Year Relationship From Boyfriend’s Bathroom – Slice of SciFi

I don’t even know what to say about this. I’m sickened and saddened at the same time.

Apparently a 35-year old woman had a phobia that kept her in the bathroom 100% of every day for an undetermined period of time. And her boyfriend never called for help until she started acting “groggy.”

Emphasis added:

The case drew nationwide attention after Ness . . . → Read More: Woman grows onto toilet seat

Blue Skin, and movie trailers

How could anyone be stupid enough to let his skin turn blue?

Slice of Sci-Fi has a two lists of movie trailers. Here are my favorites from their lists.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Get Smart

10,000 B.C.

Speed Racer

Cloverfield

Rambo

Batman: The Dark Knight

[tags]movie trailers, odd people[/tags]

. . . → Read More: Blue Skin, and movie trailers

Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Paraglider Sucked Into Killer Storm

Wow. This definitely qualifies as the craziest story I’ve heard about paragliding (or hang gliding, or parachuting, for that matter).

A woman got caught in a storm system that lifted her above the height of Mt. Everest in under 10 minutes. No oxygen. She blacked out. When she came to, she had fallen to below 7000 . . . → Read More: Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

Swiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Why Americans love to shoplift meat. – By Brendan I. Koerner – Slate Magazine

Meat is the #1 item shoplifted from grocery stores. That has got to be one of the weirdest statistics I’ve come across. And it seems the majority are doing it just because they “feel they deserve it.”

There is a serious problem with entitlement in this country. Too many people feel they deserve something more than they have earned. That just . . . → Read More: Swiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Harry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

Writer’s Blog: J.K. Rowling vs. Airport Security Somebody in the TSA has got to get a grip.

[tag]J.K. Rowling[/tag] tried to return home recently and had a run-in with [tag]airport security[/tag]:

Airport security tried to stop her from taking the unfinished, handwritten manuscript of the last Harry Potter book on board the plane as [tag]carry-on luggage[/tag].

What the heck is going on here?! What was she going to do, threaten to read the pilots to . . . → Read More: Harry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

Star Wars fanatacism

TheForce.Net – Latest News – Number One Star Wars Fan In The UK

I really like Star Wars a lot. I’ve spent way too much money and time on it over the years to quantify. But I can now say that Luke Skywalker scares me.

Man steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

2theadvocate.com | Suburban | Deputies: Owner shot out man’s tires when he couldn’t pay for gas

People are so screwed up. Take a second and write down the guy’s license plate and driver’s license. Pulling a gun seems a bit over the top.

LIVINGSTON — Deputies arrested a store owner accused of shooting out two tires on a customer’s vehicle after the customer said he had no money to pay for the gasoline he had . . . → Read More: Man steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

WGAL.com – Slideshow

Slideshow: Vampire for Minn. Governor I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s simultaneously hilarious, alarming, depressing, and sick.