Sep 2, 2011
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...
Jul 20, 2011
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 a politician. Yes, Oregon is considering making...
Feb 14, 2011
There’s this early issue of the Joss Whedon Astonishing X-Men, where all the X-Peeps are in the danger room and we see what they’re thinking. Wikipedia remembers some of the exchange thusly:
Colossus: Kitty’s grown so much while I was… away. I know I feel the same for her as I once did, but does she? How can I expose her to the possibility of such pain? … I’m riding a...
Dec 6, 2010
I didn’t get in on Buffy the Vampire Slayer until the second season. Snuffy made me watch S1 while I was visiting her in Texas, and then it took a few weeks to get home and find episodes airing on Canadian TV, and that finally came together around when “Ted” aired… and, really, what better time? I mean, S2! Angel! You remember.
The upside was I experienced the show as it was airing....
Nov 15, 2010
Stuart McLean is a giant of Canadian Radio. He travels the country doing live broadcasts of his show, The Vinyl Cafe, with featured musical artists (which means ever-so-folky up and coming performers from the region he’s currently visiting). He broadcasts from the National Gallery, from century-old theaters all over the country–we don’t have much in Canada that’s centuries...