Monthly Archives: May 2012

Picks of the Week – May 30, 2012

It’s the Wednesday after Memorial Day.  Remember the olden days when a Monday holiday potentially meant that comics were coming in Thursday?

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Quote of the Day – May 30, 2012

Life, the Universe and Everything

Life, the Universe and Everything (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

Douglas Adams (in Life, The Universe, And Everything)

Massive Movie Weekend

This holiday weekend ended up being a massive movie weekend for me.  Not only did I watch two movies, but one BBC series, and shorter film.

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Quote of the Day – May 28, 2012

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that.

Private Ryan (played by Matt Damon)

Saving Private Ryan

Quote of the Day – May 27, 2012

Cover of "The Longest Day (Two-Disc Colle...

Cover via Amazon

You remember it. Remember every bit of it, ’cause we are on the eve of a day that people are going to talk about long after we are dead and gone.

Destroyer Commander (played by Rod Steiger)

The Longest Day

Quote of the Day – May 26, 2012

From left: Damian Lewis as Major Richard Winte...

From left: Damian Lewis as Major Richard Winters and Ron Livingston as Captain Lewis Nixon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Captain Sobel, we salute the rank, not the man.

Ricard Winters (played by Damian Lewis)

Band of Brothers

Question for Sprint Users

English: Sprint Nextel logo

English: Sprint Nextel logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have a question for Sprint users… well, several questions, accidentally.

As those of you who follow my blog may know, Verizon (my current cell phone service provider) is dropping the unlimited data plan for those who were grandfathered in (like me).  Whether or not that is if we upgrade to a 4G phone or keep our old 3G phones is still unknown (one source says yes, one says no, one says yet but, and so on).  So, I am looking to move over to Sprint.  Thus, the questions.

How is the service with Sprint?  I would like to especially hear from people in the Northeast/Connecticut area.  Is the service comparable to Verizon?  Is the customer service good?

 

Quote of the Day – May 25, 2012

Darkman

Darkman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is it about the dark? What secret does it hold?

Peyton Westlake (played by Liam Neeson)

Darkman

Picks Of The Week – May 23, 2012

We’re coming up on the Memorial Day weekend, and it’s time to pick up some reading material.

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100 Books in 366 Days – Cornered vs. Lemmed

Books

Books (Photo credit: henry…)

Anyone who has followed some of my past blog posts has heard me mentioned corner books.  A corner book is one that is so bad that you want to toss it into a corner and never have anything to do with again.  More or less, you do not care if you ever finish it, it is that bad.

Now, since I came up with that term, I had joined the Sword and Laser discussion group over at Goodreads.com.  To my surprise (well, not really), they had their own term for a book that cannot be finished.  They called it a Lemmed book, stemming from one of the moderator’s inability to finish through Stanislaw Lem’s Memoirs Found in a Bathtub.

You would think that the two terms would be synonymous.  I would argue that cornering a book is much worse than lemming one.

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