Archive for May, 2012

Joe knows

31 May

Even his fans spend a good bit of time making fun of “Crazy Uncle” Joe Biden’s colorful persona, but we shouldn’t forget that he’s scary smart, and perhaps more importantly, a genuinely decent guy who isn’t afraid to drop the politician mask now and then and just be a human being when the situation calls […]

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have you had this conversation?

30 May

Because *I* have:

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♪ I dreamed a dream that this won’t suck ♪

30 May

Witness: The trailer to the 2012 movie verion of the musical Les Miserables: I must say, this looks right, and sounds pretty good, thankfully. The cast is theoretically very good, and the fact that director Tom Hooper, I’ve read, insisted that the whole thing be done with live vocals rather than lip synching to studio […]

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Balticon 46 – reflections and links

30 May

So, this past weekend was Balticon. I was there. In dramatic contrast to the last 48 hours or so, I mostly had a pretty good time, basking in the communal glow of geekdom (or not…the communal “glow” can occasionally be described as more of a “funk” or “stench”, and is not particularly pleasant to bask […]

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friends and fandom

29 May

Just a programming note that you may or may not notice. I re-jiggered the links to your right just a bit, adding a new section for all the musician types I had been including in the “interesting people” section. “Interesting People” was a heading I had been using for people I’ve (usually) met out there […]

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a short update

29 May

quoting myself from the previous post: So yeah, it’s been a little bit crazy. Maybe it’ll let up soon, and maybe it won’t. We’ll see. From here, I can definitively say that so so, far, it hasn’t let up at all. In fact, the universe has decided that perhaps I didn’t have enough crap to […]

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that time of year

23 May

At least to me, it seems like I’m not posting as much lately. I suspect that if I go back and count things, I’m probably running at about the same pace; it just doesn’t feel like I’m putting in the time. Granted, there’s been a bit more of life out there to take up my […]

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inspiration in error

21 May

If you’re reading this post within a week or two of my posting it, you’ll be able to look over to the left side of the window and see that Netflix brought a copy of the “family” film Ramona and Beezus to my house. It’s a rather pedestrian adaptation of a couple of Judy Blume […]

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cutout xxx: not as dirty as it sounds

16 May

The 30th edition of this particular exercise does have a theme, though I’m not entirely sure what it is. There’s a lot of “rock” going on here, spanning several decades, but centered on the early 90s, for no other reason besides the fact that that’s when I did the greatest volume of compact disc buying. […]

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today’s wisdom from elsewhere

14 May

Cribbed from a gaming with kids discussion on ENWorld, via commenter Kzach: Stereotypes exist for a reason. They create stability. Breaking stereotypes is NEVER a good idea. It leads to individuality, imagination, self-confidence and improved self-worth. We can’t have that! I really home you all smell the sarcasm.

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