Sunday Night Silliness

| March 3, 2013

If you watch this video, a few questions may occur to you: Pirates? On bicycles? In space? Are those really the Power Rangers? And last but most certainly not least: What the hell is wrong with people in Japan? Just watch and see if I’m not right. For the record: I actually like the song. […]

Watashi o tanoshima seru*

| February 8, 2013

I revealed my not-exactly-secret-but-not-previously-bruited-about taste for anime a couple of months ago. By “anime” I very specifically exclude garbage that people think of as anime, but isn’t — crap like “Transformers” and so on. Kiddie cartoons. Feh. Now, there are kiddie cartoons that can be classed as anime — Gigantor, Speed Racer, etc. — that’s […]

A/V Hell

| November 1, 2012

It’s only taken me approximately forever, but I have finally achieved Nerdvana: my home theater and peripherals are all working the way I want. The components: TV A/V receiver + speakers (5.1) Blu-Ray player DVD changer DVD player X-Box PC (as a file server for videos & mp3s) And, of course, enough cables to set […]

Quote of the Day – “Blast from the Past” Edition

| June 11, 2012

An interesting way of looking at hardship: You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in […]

Quick TV/Netflix Review: “Sherlock”

| May 9, 2012

SherlockStarring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Quick Review: Sherlock Holmes translated to the 21st century works. Especially when the writers are better than merely elementary. And when the creators/writers are part of the Doctor Who camp, you know that at various times it’ll be fascinating, spooky, surprising, and laugh-out-loud funny. 5 stars. The first three […]

You can just bet…

| March 28, 2012

You can just bet that right now in Hollywood, at the offices of the tools who produce “Law & Order,” a “Trayvon Martin” script is in the works — ripped, as they say, from the headlines. But there will be a twist. With L&O, there’s always a twist. And they invariably twist leftwards. The prologue: […]

Quick Netflix Review: The Civil War

| August 2, 2011

The Civil War (1990)Directed by Ken Burns Quick Review: the art of letter writing has certainly declined in the last 150 years. Thankfully, the art of recounting History has not. 5 stars It’s been over 20 years since 40 million people watched Ken Burns’ masterpiece. I was still in the Army in Korea when it […]

Brain Surgery

| June 23, 2011

Despite the Recent Neurological Unpleasantness, I’ve tried to retain a sense of humor about things, and mostly succeeded, I think. Let’s face it: pratfalls can be extremely funny. Especially if I don’t hurt myself. I’m not really trying to make a point here. There isn’t too much that’s amusing about neurosurgery, per se. This, however, […]

Followup Netflix Review: Dexter

| June 16, 2011

Remember what I said about Season 1 of Dexter? Probably not — it was a while ago. Well, having watched Seasons 2 and 3, I have to reiterate my recommendation. Absolutely a top-notch program. Onward to Season 4.

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| December 25, 2010

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