Non-profit (but not by choice) since 1996

Whither Star Wars...?

By now you've probably heard the news that Disney bought LucasFilm for $4 billion. I'll start by saying that like a lot of people, Star Wars is near and dear to my heart. But I have mixed emotions over this one.   Read More →
Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM by Michael

Is Neil Innes a witch?

I've enjoyed the Rutles for years, both the mockumentary and the music. I'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite between the original soundtrack and 1996's Archeology (which, IMHO, is probably the most underrated and overlooked album of the 90s).   Read More →
Posted September 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM by Michael

Odd the news thats fit to print

It's been a number of years now since I did The Good News, a collection of news stories that avoided the "doom and gloom" the media likes to hawk so much. I tended to update daily depending on the stories I found, but while I enjoyed it, it was time-consuming and, ultimately, sporadic. (Much like this blog, huh?)   Read More →
Posted August 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM by Michael

Another piece of Pie

So last night we went to the movies, which is a rare enough occasion as it is, but we went to the 10:30 showing, which means we were out at about 1 AM. Clearly, I'm not as young as I once was, because today's been a little rough.   Read More →
Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM by Michael

Worst experience at a Ford venue since Lincoln

Last week the missus and I went to see Reba McEntire, plus Eden's Edge, Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry. (Of those three, I'm only familiar with Steel Magnolia, because we watched them win season 2 of Can You Duet?.) She's a big fan of Reba, and while I very much enjoyed the sitcom, I have only a passing familiarity with the music. Nonetheless, I was eager since I've never been to a country concert before.   Read More →
Posted November 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM by Michael

What's your porn name?

This is an old meme, but I thought I'd share anyway. According to legend, your porn name is made from the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on. That would make me Jack Deerfield.   Read More →
Posted October 14, 2011 at 6:10 AM by Michael

Thoughts on Netflix

So a couple weeks ago, Netflix announced a change in pricing, whereby the DVDs-by-mail and streaming services would be split into separate entities. Those (like us) who used the one-DVD-plus-streaming service would be required to pay $7.99 for one DVD at a time, and another $7.99 for unlimited streaming. Understandably, this has caused quite the online brouhaha.   Read More →
Posted July 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM by Michael

Proud to be an American

I kind of wish I'd seen this a week ago, it would have been a terrific addition to the Memorial Day weekend. Still, this amazing video shows what can be accomplished with enough effort, heart and desire.   Read More →
Posted June 3, 2011 at 8:06 PM by Michael

I came back to post... this?

Okay, so I've gone a good month and a half since I bothered to write anything, and when I finally do, it's as some kind of corporate shill. Okay, not entirely, but there's still something of a faintly bad taste in my mouth because they want me to do this.   Read More →
Posted March 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM by Michael

To boldly go where no Star Trek has gone before

To call myself a "Trekkie" wouldn't be totally accurate. I've always enjoyed The Original Series, moreso "The Next Generation." I never got much into "Deep Space Nine" or "Voyager" and have seen only a single episode of "Enterprise." But I've always enjoyed the movies (even the odd numbered ones), so I was pretty excited when I heard they were rebooting the whole shebang.   Read More →
Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:05 PM by Michael