Category Archives: Film, Literature and Entertainment

Tree slaughter, Tree revenge, and the Navy

It seems like every other day, one of my favorite trees gets hacked down.  I’m told by the gub’ment that it’s because of the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer beetle, but I think it’s probably the anti-squirrel lobbyists at work. Pour … Continue reading

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Blood Moon

I didn’t get to see the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century here in the outlaw town of Chicago, but I did get a Blood Moon, as you would expect. A one hour and 43-minute totality.  That’s the kind … Continue reading

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Return of the Moonwalker

It’s Friday the 13th and we have ourselves a supermoon, whether you see it or not.  It’s also hot as Hades and I have a migraine. In my brain addled state, I thought it was a good idea to watch … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam

Happy Independence Day and Canada Day and boiling hot summer.  Everything’s just great.  Pick up a tariff on your way out.  Everyone gets one. Let’s talk Independence Day horror movies. Then again, maybe we shouldn’t.  They’re mostly about sharks and … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary, say it like you mean it – shaken, not stirred

Once again, I’m not going to watch any of the Friday the 13th movies just because it’s Friday the 13th.  Probably.  Don’t judge me. What I did was give some thought to superstition and then watch Urban Legends: Bloody Mary … Continue reading

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Without Name deserves a better name, something like Gun Anam

It’s good ‘ol St. Paddy’s Day, and Syfy is running a Leprechaun marathon.  Of course, I’ve been catching some of that as I sit bundled up waiting for the HVAC guy to come fix my heater. Believe me, 57F is way … Continue reading

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Pi(e), man

It’s March 14.  Pi day. This is great because I like maths and I like pie.  I like all kinds of pie. It’s hard to come up with pie I don’t like.  Apple is classic for a reason. I can … Continue reading

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Not so Stranger Things

I binge-watched season two of Stranger Things the day it came out. NO RAGRETS! The beauty of Stranger Things isn’t in the nitty-gritty of the story.  The greatness is the characters and the mood.  It is well-acted and it looks … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: The Orphan

The second Friday the 13th of this year makes a nice October pitstop on our way to Halloween. I decided to mark this occasion by watching a movie that wasn’t part of the Friday the 13th horror franchise.  If I’m … Continue reading

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H. is for headspace. It’s also a movie.

Asteroid 3122 Florence (aka Asteroid 1981ET3) whooshed past Earth. 3122 Flo is yuge – 2.7 miles in diameter. We got lucky.  This time.  However, that doesn’t stop us from obsessing about large space objects colliding with Earth and causing havoc, with … Continue reading

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