Monthly Archives: July 2013

5 People You Don’t Want To See At The Movies

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Movie theater (Photo credit: JanneM)

Going to the movies is supposed to be an entertaining experience.  At least, it is if you’re seeing a good movie.  But, bad movies aside, there are just a few people who you really don’t want to see at the same theater as you… ever.

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Movie Review – The Wolverine

July is just about over and the last of the five movies I planned to see this summer, The Wolverine, has been released.  And, oh boy, was it worth the wait.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

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Movie Review – Evil Dead (2013)

As a fan of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness (not so much the original Evil Dead), it would be obvious that I would have to see the new Evil Dead movie that came out.  How that it’s on DVD, I finally got around to viewing it… unfortunately.

WARNING: LOTS OF SPOILERS AHEAD

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5 Game I’d Love To Play

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For a while now, I have been watching Wil Wheaton’s web series TableTop which has introduced me to many games which I have only really seen on the shelves of stores and book stores.  And since watching this series, I have been wanting to play a number of these games.

Just one problem, I don’t have a lot of friends who play games.  Okay, two problems, I also don’t have a lot of free time to play many of these games.

Still, there are a number of these games that I really would like to try out, even if it is only once.

And, for the sake of clarification, there are a few exceptions.  I have played Zombie Dice, so I’m omitting that.  I have also played Fluxx and Ticket to Ride, though both of those were through apps that I have for my iPod.

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Saturday Songs – July 27, 2013

As tempting as it is to play the Divinyls in honor of Anthony Weiner, I decided to go a different route.  I wanted to play a party song.  Granted, that part song is naturally twisted.

But then, what else would you expect from Danny Elfman, composer of such music scores as Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Batman, and Nightbreed.

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Picks of the Week – July 24, 2013

July is winding down as the Northeast breaks its heat wave.  But, there is still a lot of heat in this week’s new comics.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

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Top 5 Productivity Killers

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Work area (Photo credit: Mark)

It is Thursday night, and the big project is due the next day.  You are scrambling to finish it up well enough that you don’t fail and/or get fired.  All the while, you wonder how it could have gotten so bad.  How did a project that had three weeks to be completed fall on the late outs of the day before.

I know how.  You wasted way too much time elsewhere.  I know because I have been in that spot.

Here are my Top 5 Productivity Killers.

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On Regularity

Regular readers of this blog can tell you that there are only two days which have a regular post.  The first is Picks of the Week, my comic choices which I post every Thursday (after all, I need time to make sure they are worth reading).  The other day is Saturday when I post a musical selection of my choosing.  That post can either be in-depth, drawing upon my memories and impressions of the song I picked, or a simple off the cuff pick.  There also was Creative Tuesday, which fell off when I started the National Novel Writing Month.

Beyond those, I have a number of posts which spread out throughout the week.  Quotes of the Day, Movie Reviews, Book Reviews, and Top 5 Lists, among other random posts.  But, as you can imagine, these posts have no specific set time for posting.  They will just show up on the other 5 days of the week.  And, as you undoubtedly have noticed, I post every day.

What I wonder is, should I try to stabilize some of these posts?  Should I bring back Creative Tuesdays?  Should Fridays become Top 5 Fridays?  Should I make a post called the Sunday Quotable?  Or should I keep up with the random posts on the other five days of the week?

Do you have any opinions about this?  I would like to hear what you think.  Just reply to this post.

Thank you.

Book Review – Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines

Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes, #2)Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book picks up some time after the events of the first book of the series, Ex-Heroes. This book does learn something from other zombie books my adding some twists to the zombie concept. The superheroes of the Mount continue to work to protect the survivors of Los Angeles. It would have been easy for the author to simply tell another hero versus zombie story, but he ups the ante this time around as the U.S. Military is brought into the mix.

The book isn’t perfect by all means. There are times when the characters sound remarkably similar. And a lot of what happens is telegraphed. But the action in the book will draw you in and keep you page turning until the end.

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