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Is winter the end or the beginning?

It’s Groundhog Day and our furry buddy Phil grumpily announced that there would be a six-week extension to this winter season. Though it was damn cold this morning, it hasn’t been cold in Chicago this winter other than a week in … Continue reading

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It’s Friday, again, and it’s the 13th

This happens all the time.  We’re lucky it does.  It gives everyone a reason to think about all the silly things people think about when a Friday occurs on the thirteenth day of a month. It’s special, but not that … Continue reading

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A Trip to Mars

Mars is so hot lately. Some billionaire detailed a fantasy-level plan to colonize Mars. The world rejoiced. Our little buddies Opportunity and Curiosity are roaming around looking for microorganisms, water and secret Nazi bases. The Schiaparelli probe is scheduled to land on Mars … Continue reading

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Equinox – the only equality happening today

The September equinox happened this morning.  Axis and orbit conspired to set things just right.  If only for a little while. You probably already knew this if you happen to have an ancient stone observatory in your backyard.  Like folks … Continue reading

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Asteroid Day is a thing and it’s today

Today is Asteroid Day.  It’s only the second annual Asteroid Day, so I don’t feel that bad having it sneak up on me like this.  I have set five reminders on three different calendar apps just to make sure I … Continue reading

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Flying Leap, take one and pass it on

Today is a day like any and every other day.  More or less.  It’s also a rare day, if that’s possible. Of course it’s possible.  Anything is possible when you’re making shit up. The calendar is made up.  It’s useful, … Continue reading

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Happy 13th of Friday folks! Keep your rabbits’ feetsies handy.

The third Friday the 13th of the year.  Lucky us! I should celebrate by watching Friday the 13th Part 3, the original final chapter that didn’t manage to end it all.  This bad boy knocked ET from the top of … Continue reading

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Are you feeling lucky, punk?

So, it is one of those days.  A Friday, the thirteenth day of a month. This means you probably have the opportunity to catch at least one movie with Jason Voorhees (or his mother…or some faker!) killing nubile, young folks … Continue reading

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Amityville: The Awakening? I might just hit snooze

Who am I kidding, I’ll watch this new pile of Amityville crap called Amityville: The Awakening.  It is scheduled for January 2015.  No reason to rush this work of art for an October release. I watched The Amityville Haunting after … Continue reading

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Toad Road – No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white

I have been trying to watch a backlog of movies lately.  Movies that I had really meant to watch. As opposed to movies that I put in a queue.  Or those currently sitting on my DVR that I have no … Continue reading

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