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My grand scheme nears fruition…

March 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Art, Gaming, Misc.

One step closer to being TEEVEE famous:

Duff’s making us (Mythic) a cake.
I can’t provide details just yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome (we spent half an hour adding unnecessary profanity to the contract language). I’m pleased to say that Duff is EXACTLY what you want him to be [...]

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Anti-science Fiction: Thoughts on the final BSG.

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Art, Rants, Science

The final episode of Battlestar Galactica has come and gone and - I must say - I was disturbingly close to the mark with some of my predictions (please note: I assume you’ve seen the episode, so expect spoilers).
Overall, I give it a 6 out of 10 (which is about what I’d give the last [...]

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Oscar prognosticatin’

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Art, Rants

It’s nearly Oscar time again. Here are my thoughts on the major categories. For each, I’ve posted who I think SHOULD win and who I think WILL win (often not the same person).

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Doubt.

January 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies

The following is pretty much spoiler-central, so stop reading now if you haven’t seen Doubt.
Let me just start with the following ABSOLUTE statement:
It is shameful that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was nominated for Best Picture and Director this year while Doubt was not. While films like Milk and Slumdog Millionaire are certainly [...]

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

January 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Art, Gaming, Misc.

Tomorrow, I’m spending the day in our local recording studio with Blue Öyster Cult - as the kids say - “laying down a track”. Their lead singer is a fan of our game and wanted to come hang out, talk shop and make some music with our studio band, The Hamtouchers. So that’s [...]

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TCB, baby.

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

No matter how bad things get, a Real Man always takes care of his “business”:

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“No, you move.”

September 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

I would rather vote for Steve Rogers, who is both fictional and dead, than any ACTUAL candidate for the presidency (click to read):

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Another key endorsement for Obama.

September 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

Image Comics’ superhero The Savage Dragon - having opted not to run himself - has endorsed Senator Obama:

Of course, this probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, given some of the Dragon’s previous… um… political statements:

The Obama issue sold so well that’s it’s gone back to presses for a second run.

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Mr. Rogers goes off the air.

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics, Rants

PBS has decided to transition the daily program to a single, weekend airing. Fred Rogers passed away a few years ago, but the programs he’d created over the course of a forty year career in broadcasting remained resonant even after he’d officially retired and PBS continued to air repeats daily. It’s hard to [...]

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Dear Ralf.

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

Under no circumstances should you read this article. Seriously, it will cause your face to melt off.
Just to show you - BRIEFLY - what I’m protecting you from:
A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of [...]

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The Dark Knight is magnificent.

July 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies

Ledger’s Joker is - as we’ve been told - a wonder to behold. Bale is, as always, spot-on. The supporting cast is perfect - just having a Rachel Dawes we don’t all hate throughout the picture was a major improvement. Even at 2 1/2 hours in length, the story moves quickly and [...]

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Sometimes, I love my job.

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Gaming, Misc.

I’m out at E3 in Los Angeles. LA is - as we all know - The Devil’s Own Asshole and is the single worst place on earth. E3 is always a meat-grinder event and while it’s much smaller now than it once was, it’s still a nightmarish three days of standing all day [...]

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Holy nerdgasm, Batman!

June 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies

Good news, everybody! According to Rolling Stone, The Dark Knight is made of awesome:
Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan’s absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005’s Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book [...]

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R.I.P. George Carlin

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics, Rants

Dead of a heart attack at 71.
Truly one of the great rebel comedians and a giant in the world of folks who love free speech and clear thinking. He’ll be missed terribly.
[edit] Never forget:

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R.I.P. Stan Winston

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Movies

The great Stan Winston has passed away. If you’ve enjoyed any (non-Lucas) special effects bonanza over the past 30 or so years, he’s probably the man to thank.
The world officially sucks a bit more now.

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Something something IRAQ something something.

June 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Tonight’s episode of Battlestar Galactica was a few things:
1) Deeply predictable.
2) Still pretty swanky.
3) A fearsome indicator of potentially awful “commentary” to come.
Also:
Drooling Adama is awesome. Not “Fat Apollo” awesome, but still pretty goddamn awesome.

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John Hodgman reviews Jack Kirby’s “Fourth World”

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Art

From the New York Times Sunday Book Review:
Born in 1917, Kirby (né Jacob Kurtzberg) was a pugnacious child of the Depression-era Lower East Side and thus far more likely to favor a sure paycheck over a smartly negotiated contract. (Often, there were no contracts at all.) By the end of the ’60s, fights with Marvel [...]

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Bo Diddley - R.I.P.

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Uncle Warren nails it:
Decades before people were hyping themselves in rap, Bo Diddley was doing nothing but singing songs about Bo Diddley (while ripping the piss out of “Hush Little Baby”) and inventing the Bo Diddley beat (while actually trying to teach himself some old Gene Autry saw).
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Just say no…

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

…to Rick Hunter.

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Why I love Dave Letterman.

May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Fussing about with iTunes earlier this evening, I wound up listening to a bunch of Warren Zevon tracks. Which, of course, made me miss Warren Zevon. He died in the middle of 2003 from mesothelioma.
A google or two later and I stumbled upon the fact that Warren’s last public performance had been on [...]

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