Hop on the road to board game addiction

Hello, my name is Nate, and I have an addiction to board games. (Hi Nate!) It started so simply; just a game or two for my wife and I to play during the long Alaskan nights (we were live-in caregivers for people with developmental disabilities, which meant we were on the clock 24/7, and meant that from about 9:30 PM onward we were stuck in the house and... read more

Comics fan or not, you gotta read this

I don’t know what your deal is. The things that we cover here at ftE are all over the map, so if you frequent this site you might enjoy comic books. Or you might be big into urban fantasy novels. Or goofy TV shows. Horror movies. Board games. Maybe you started reading Favorite Thing Ever when we did a piece on your beloved Spongebob Squarepants. The... read more

Kick out the (marion berry) jams

There are times when you don’t really want a movie, or a song, or a game, or anything like that. All you want is something yummy to put in your face, preferably while sitting on the couch wrapped in a blanket. That’s where my favorite jam EVER comes to the rescue. Wikipedia has far too much information about the Marion berry. Yes, it sounds like... read more

Bryan Cranston rocks my socks

The fourth season of Breaking Bad is upon us. I feel it’s my duty to make sure everyone is watching this show. Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is a brilliant scientist. He’s married to Skyler (Anna Gunn) and they have a teenage son with cerebral palsy. They also have an unplanned baby on the way. Walter’s broke and underemployed. He teaches bratty... read more

Like Noel Coward, with Hockey

Watching Everyone Says I Love You is like having a fond lover bop you on the nose with perfect, pink, thornless rose. It’s a gesture at once tender and teasing, a moment of sweetness rescued from saccharine sentiment by a touch of absurdity. And really, the whole movie’s like that. As for the premise, various branches of a kindly, wealthy... read more

True Romance: It ain’t white boy day.

When I was in college, I did a paper on True Romance for a film class. I don’t remember where the info came from, but I learned that Quentin Tarantino sold TR to Tony Scott for $50,000... read more

King’s Bounty: A new take on an old legend

Gather ’round, children, while I tell you a tale of video game history. Time was, there weren’t any games out there where you could heroically gather your might and magic and fight other people on a battlefield of honor. Fortunately, there soon came some dude who made a game called King’s Bounty, clear back in the 80’s, before... read more