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Attack of the Underwear Models (or Not Just Another Pretty Face)

I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, so when a new genre show comes on, I’ll always check it out. This comes partly from how there were very few sci-fi shows when I was growing up (at least not

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Xboner Outrage (or Eat Your Virtual Vegetables)

Recently Xbox finally revealed their next generation gaming platform to a ranting chorus of dismay from gamers everywhere. First of all, it was less of a reveal and more of a tease. The presentation itself had the feel of corporate

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Posted in Things I know less about than I think

May the Fourth Strikes Back

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Thank You, That Was Terrible (or A Celebration Of Mediocrity In Culture)

So, sometimes I like to look at or listen to things that aren’t that good. Let me explain. A lot of the mainstream releases that come to us are the product of a large team of professionals with many years

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Posted in Insidious Inspiration

Robot Combat League (or How To Ruin A Good Thing In Six Easy Steps)

So, how do you ruin eight-foot-tall, one-ton robots going head to head in single combat? You turn it into a reality show. Robot Combat League is a reality/game/sport show produced Smart Dog Media on Syfy (seen on Space in Canada)

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RIP Discovery Channel (or Television Is Getting Unreal)

So, I’m watching Mythbusters (because explosions), and I get distracted for a moment and forget to skip through the commercials. That’s when I see it. The trailer for a brand new show – Alien Mysteries. *sigh* I remember when Discovery

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Six Better Choices for a Star Wars Movie Director Than J.J. Abrams (or Mission: Impossible – Lost on the Fringe)

  So when I heard that J.J. Abrams was directing the Star Wars reboot I was all…meh. Now don’t get me wrong. Abrams is a skilled filmmaker and storyteller from the Spielberg school who has worked hard to produce many

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Broken Hearts (Card Game)

In the spirit of doing completely random things, I am going to post the card game I invented in the late nineties, because I spent all of my blogging time cleaning out my closet. And yes, having a bunch of

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No Autographs Please (or Sign on the Bottom Line)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) It has long been a staple of fandom: that scrawl of ink across a piece of paper that announces to the world that you met, er… what’s his name. You know, he was in that thing with

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Posted in 3(Blah) + 3(Yada) = (Blog)

Geeks, Nerds And The Men Who Love Them (or Dealing With Nerd Shaming)

Every once in a while, within any given community, someone will do something incredibly stupid. And we will laugh at them and call them names. It makes us feel better, at least for a little while, until the next idiot

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