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He really did have a cunning plan

There are a number of television series from the UK that have ingrained themselves into American geek culture. Shows like Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which practically defines all English-speaking geekdom, or Red Dwarf, regarded as the in-joke amongst Anglophile sci-fi nerds. Dr. Who does well, indeed is much more popular than Red Dwarf although... read more

Don’t bother pumping the brakes

After an exhaustive fifteen-minute search on the internet, I can find no evidence that the movie I’m about to tell you about actually exists.  This will have to be a favorite memory ever, since that’s what I’m working with.  I hereby promise that the following movie actually was made and aired on a public television channel in Arkansas. I was around... read more

On the subject of my mug

Before I heard of National Novel Writing Month, I was satisfied with regulation mugs. I had several, and used them in rotation. But NaNoWriMo demanded greater focus and... read more

Ass-kicking after homeroom

I don’t read comic books.  Please don’t hate me.  I read lots of things, but not comic books.   (Yes, Matt, I’m dead to you.) The best thing about this is that I watched Kick-Ass with no expectations.  I thought it was going to be a light, high-schoolesque movie with no lasting impression.  I’m happy to admit that I was wrong. If you’ve seen... read more

A whirl of mystic ages and thrilling science

Although a geek girl at heart, I’ve never really read a great deal of Science Fiction. Some Bradbury, a dash of Heinlein, a little Gibson, fair bit of LeGuin, but not enough. Of what I... read more

Hot mess seeks white pony

Dirty Love was written by Jenny McCarthy and directed by John Asher, her then-husband.  The overall reviews for this movie stink.  You’ll have to believe me when I tell you that it’s freaking hilarious.  I’m talking laugh until chardonnay squirts from your nose even though you haven’t had chardonnay since last night funny.  Sure, it’s very... read more

Money-saving, time-wasting bliss

I posted about Popcap Games a few months back, and how I spent a hundred bucks to download every single game in their catalog, simultaneously giddy and terrified at the prospect of... read more

I, too, love Phillip Morris

I didn’t know it was possible to have more love for Ewan McGregor.  He’s a talented, grungy yet pretty bloke with an accent that makes a girl want to shed her clothing.  But when I saw him as fem convict Phillip Morris, I became endeared to him even more.  I wanted to put McGregor’s Phillip Morris in my pocket and take care of him.  That must be... read more
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