Archive for June, 2015

all for the want of pants

30 Jun

Younger. Cooler. Smarter. Edgier. This is how Empire Magazine characterizes the new Fantastic Four film in it’s promo image for an upcoming puff piece. Problem is, none of these words really apply to the FF. Fun, Family, Adventure, or even Hokey are all words that would apply to the cast of the “World’s Greatest Comics […]

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nobody puts $character in a corner

29 Jun

Twas a somewhat busy weekend, though it was the kind of busy that helped me temporarily put aside some weekday stressors for at least a little while. Hopefully I’ll be able to kick them forward at least a couple of steps (if not resolve them) in the next couple of days, to make room for […]

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eastern perspectives on the ant-man

26 Jun

Yes, there’s some new footage here, but it’s really the Japanese announcer and the occasional kanji titles that really make this Japanese Ant-Man trailer really pop.

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finally

26 Jun

The supreme Court, moments ago, released it’s ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, which has a little something to do with marriage. In a 5-4 decision, the courst struck down the various state bans upheld by the Sixth Circuit. Same Sex Marriage is now legal and recognized in all 50 states. The final paragraph of the […]

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expanding my vocabulary of despair

24 Jun

I discovered a new word today; a good German word to describe a complex concept; the kind of word we just don’t have in English. It also does a pretty good job of describing a feeling I run into all too often these days… weltschmerz: 1: mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the […]

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as a transplanted damnyankee here in ole virginnie – on the confederate flag

24 Jun

The clearly race-motivated shootings last weekend down in South Carolina were awful things. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and friends, and all the other people affected by this terrible ocurrence. I’ve also been tremendously impressed with the way the people affected have reacted publicly and privately; so much grace, peace, humility, […]

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sweet? dunno. cool? yeah.

19 Jun

So…it comes to this. Sixteen years ago today (well, overnight last night, anyway), after spending the previous few weeks in and out of the hospital thanks to pregnancy induced complications (already causing grief before even breathing independently…hrmmm), I watched a really, really tiny human get squeezed out of my wife. It was weird, gross, scary, […]

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cool, and intimidating

19 Jun

I learned this morning that, depending on which CD was passed on, “Weird” Al Yankovic may indeed own a recording of me playing several instruments, as well as a photo of me on stage playing bass with The Blibbering Humdingers. This is both very cool, and very intimidating. Mostly, I hope he likes it, if […]

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slouching towards something…

09 Jun

I don’t have any particularly profound things to share, but the space feels empty, and I have a few minutes. Oh look, it’s June. Life is life, really…moving along, slow and steady, generally not particularly noteworthy. Employment is employment: I’ve been at this particular chapter for five months and change now; it’s mostly paying the […]

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science the shit out of this

08 Jun

Andy Weir’s The Martian was one of the best books I read last year. If you haven’t read it yet, go do so, immediately. Trust me. In broad terms, it’s the story of an astronaut who gets stranded alone on Mars during a near-future NASA mission, and all the stuff he has to do to […]

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