Author Archives: Dave

STOP EVERYTHING!

New Danger 5!!!

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Do Away With Comments

“Don’t read the comments.” It’s a mantra one chants while surfing the Internet. There is a Twitter feed tasked with drilling it into your head. A Google search on the phrase reveals thousands of hits and images bearing this message. … Continue reading

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I Had That! #43: Lego Space Command Center

For over a quarter-century Lego’s classic space Galaxy Explorer has loomed large in my mind (as well as the minds of many other Lego fans). It was, and is, an iconic part of my Lego childhood. But it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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And the Best Album of 2014 is…

Joy: 1967-1990, by Ultra Vivid Scene (same as it’s been for 24 years now.)

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We May Be Torturers, But At Least We Admit It

Q: What is simultaneously nonexistent, no big deal, vital to national security, worth doing because the victims were evil, and all in the past anyway so who cares? A: Why, the CIA torture report, of course! It was released yesterday … Continue reading

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Let’s Look at the Record: Soul of the Machine

Yes, this is a Windham Hill sampler. Windham Hill, for those not familiar, is (was?) a record label that, in the 80s and 90s, released a lot of what was called “New Age” music. Although named because it was beloved … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks

Last night we finished up the TV run of Twin Peaks. It was a lot of fun, even as it lost its way. The sprawling cast meant that even if I was currently stuck in one of the particularly terrible … Continue reading

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I Had That! #42: Godzilla, King of the Monsters

I didn’t really start reading comics until my teens. Unlike a lot of my peers, I didn’t grow up with Superman or Spider-Man comics. I had very few comics as a kid, mostly due to lack of interest. The Time … Continue reading

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