Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises – Spoiler Filled Review

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two weeks after the release of Dark Knight Rises, I finally got a chance to see it.  I liked it, but it was not the best of the series.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

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Quote of the Day – July 30, 2012

1959 Series Logo

1959 Series Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man it is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity it is the middle ground between light and shadow between science and superstition and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge this is the dimension of imagination it is an area which we call- the Twilight Zone.

Rod Serling

The Twilight Zone

Quote of the Day – July 29, 2012

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amy Pond, there’s something you’d better understand about me cause it’s important, and one day your life may depend on it: I am definitely a mad man with a box!

The Doctor (played by Matt Smith)

Doctor Who

Saturday Songs – July 28, 2012

I have to admit, I am not a baseball fan.  I find the game slow and boring.  But, I am a fan of a good laugh.  And one of the best comedy teams ever has to be Abbott and Costello.

Surprisingly, one of their finest routines has to do with baseball, which is, as I said, one of my least favorite sports.  Who’s On First is a masterpiece of double talk (mostly from Bud Abbott) and confusion (mostly from Lou Costello).  While the routine is derived from other play on words routines performed on the vaudeville circuit, it was Abbott and Costello who honed it to perfection.  The routine lives on in recordings and film.

Audio versions of the routine are available on iTunes.  The routine was also featured in the film Naughty Nineties, available on DVD from Amazon.com, and as part of The Abbott & Costello Show, the complete series DVDs also available on Amazon.com.

That’s Where I Got It

A return stroke, cloud-to-ground lightning strike.

A return stroke, cloud-to-ground lightning strike. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Throughout the last few weeks, I have been referring to the thunder storms that have moved through the area as “Stormageddon,” specificly Stormageddom 1, 2, and 3.  All that time, I really could not remember where I heard the word before.  At least, I could not remember until this past week.

It was from Doctor Who.  Seems the Time Lord is just about everywhere.

Is It Just Me?

LED digital clock radio with analog AM/FM radi...

LED digital clock radio with analog AM/FM radio tuning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Has anyone else ever had one of those dreams where you wake up to the sound of your alarm clock, but when you go to hit the snooze bar, it doesn’t stop going off.  So, you physically turn it off, but it is still going off.  You unplug your alarm clock, but that doesn’t help.  You start getting frustrated because no matter what you do, the alarm won’t stop.  Worse yet, you are disturbing other people with the sound of your alarm clock.

It is usually at this point I wake up to the sound of my alarm clock, the sound of which I have somehow worked into whatever dream I was having when it went off.

Picks of the Week – July 25, 2012

It’s a new week, and a new Wednesday, time for some new comics.

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Under The Weather

First Lines

Writing

Writing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week, I mentioned I had a vague semblance of an idea for a story.  Well, a vague semblance and a title for a story.  In seeing where this idea may go, I have begun writing.  Surprisingly, It did it went a bit better than I expected.  That’s not to say that it isn’t bad.  It’s more saying that I did not expect to get 1000 words out of it before it started to degenerate.

And, for the record, it has not degenerated… yet.

Anyhow, in a bit of a change for me, I want to post the first couple of sentences.  Usually, my writing is considered top secret, letting no one read it until I feel I’m ready for that to happen.  Someday, that may happen with my NaNoWriMo projects.  But for now, here are the first couple of sentences of the story titled The Girl With The Tilted Kilt.

Recently, I found myself in a new apartment in a new city with a new job. Unfortunately, since I knew no one and knew of no place to go, I found myself in the new laundry room of my new apartment building, washing my old clothes.

A Moment

Right now, in the wake of the Aurora Colorado tragedy, it is so easy to voice a political belief based off the horrific events of Friday.  Anyone who has listen to any talk radio in the days since knows that.  And since I can definitely go on a rant about things, sometimes even bordering on tirade, I wish to rise above all of that.

I want to try to keep this site as it always as a refuge from all of that.  Quite possibly in the future, I may voice what I believe politically.  But now is not that time.

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