I dragged my sainted wife to the new Star Trek flick on Friday and as usual, she found the secret hidden gem that no one else ever would. In the morass of explosions and makeup, she was initially confused over the actor-character match-ups between Sarek (Ben Cross) and Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood). Now neither looks [...]
Time prohibits this being as fleshed out as my last Guilty Pleasures post, but a Twitter debate with my pal Houston last night compels me to make a brief case for this album as a horrible, wonderful gem. The album, actually called Two the Hard Way, is billed to “Allman and Woman,” ie: Greg Allman [...]
From one of my attorney friends, posted from Facebook with the name changed to protect the honest: “Chelsea” offers a secret to my FB friends. We look up your FB pages during jury selection. Just sayin… 2:58pm – Comment Like all things, can be used for good or evil. I like.
News came this week that the National Archive added its first ever home movie: A film made in 1956 and edited in 1995 by a family that won a Scotch Tape contest with a prize of a trip to the newly-opened Disneyland. It’s an engaging half-hour work and it strikes me how it presages the [...]
For those who’ve asked about my Facebook icon:
Whether you’re an Apple fanboy (like me) or a hater, you had to enjoy the skewering delivered by The Simpsons last night. It was some of the sharper satire we’ve seen out of the show in a while. (See video clips after the jump). But for all the merriment rampant in Apple’s Mac/PC ad campaigns, [...]
I do loves me some Elvis Costello, particularly when he stretches himself by mixing genres, going symphonic or starting a talk show that looks to be much more in-depth and interesting than your average gabfest. I may have to bump the DirecTV subscription a level on the basis of this show alone. And the upcoming [...]
Max Stalling’s “Dime Box, Texas” is the most uplifting sad song ever. That is all.
To be clear, I’ve never worked for Virgin Records. Nor have I ever stolen a master tape of Sticky Fingers. But somehow this Cracker tune summed up my mood on the drive home tonight:
I recently bought Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 on the strength of its reviews. It may have been a mistake, as I haven’t been this addicted to a video game since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. (I know that GTA 4 was empirically better, but I just never found it as engaging.)
As a new media guy, I suppose it’s heresy to say that I find some of the en vogue (or at least formerly en vogue) services to be utterly ridiculous. Twitter’s one example (but that’s another post). I tried really hard to see Second Life as something more than a timesuck for gullible ex-dungeonmasters and [...]