40 years ago today, life began for geeks the world over... Star Wars came out in theaters. It was the first of five theatrical releases of the original movie (not including the revised versions Lucas dropped on us in the 90s).
Nathan is watching The LEGO Movie again today. As I sat here watching it with him, it dawned on me that this movie is a more fun, family-oriented version of The Matrix.
Judge us if you must, but Katie and I watched pretty much the entirety of this season of Dancing with the Stars because we wanted to root for our Cubbie homer David Ross.
Have you ever heard of Russell Walks? If you're not familiar with him and consider yourself a fan of Star Wars and other forms of pop culture, you really should be.
Admittedly I was worried about trying to read a science fiction novel, but The Tenth Planet, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch has been a really nice reintroduction to the genre.
All 702 pages of Ulysses S. Grant's two-volume Personal Memoirs are done!
One of the movies I recorded off HBO last weekend was Independence Day: Resurgence, the 2016 sequel to the 1996 original that I love dearly.
As you know, I love comic books. But my love has waned lately to the point where I'm only subscribed to two comic books of which only one is released on a regular monthly schedule. For a point of reference, there was a time when I was subscribed to as many as 8 or 10 different comic books on a regular basis.
Movies just haven't been a priority for Katie and I since the advent of Nathan. We'd like to see more; we just don't.
Guess what? Tomorrow is the most beloved day of all for fans of non-MP3/non-streaming physical music media. Yes, it is Record Store Day!!!!!
I have a strange history with the BBC's Doctor Who. I started watching it about five years ago when it became readily available on DVD from my library and also on Netflix.
Just sit back and let it envelope you in its awesomeness.
Just finished Deadpool. Yeah, only took me a year to finally see it.
Greatest. Movie. Poster. Ever.
Check it out, folks!
Not that it has truly bothered me, but Nathan, thus far, has shown zero interest in Star Wars. It's cool, really. It took him a while to develop the will to sit still for a whole movie. Given the choice between sitting down for a movie and running around and actively playing? I'll take activity any day.
Saw Logan tonight with my brother, my dad, my buddy Nate, and his buddy Brian... and a partridge in a pear tree...
We finally went and picked up our pre-order of Moana from the Disney Store today.
This conversation with Topps, the long-standing trading card company, happened yesterday. Well, more specifically, this conversation with @ToppsBUNT, their digital baseball card collecting app, happened yesterday.
As the father of a young son (I have told you all about him, right?), I have been introduced to a lot more children's television programming than since the time when I was my father's own young son. And my how things have changed.
As I stated in my Valentine's Day Haikus yesterday, Katie and I took Nathan to see the LEGO Batman Movie. We loved it!
Sometimes I swear that Katie and I are never going to catch up on everything we have recorded on our DVR.
Okay, with some minor tweaks, here it is... "Part Time POTUS" to be sung to the tune of Stevie Wonder's "Part Time Lover." Please review the video as you see fit.
Let there be no question who I'm rooting for in this Super Bowl.
So I may have channeled my inner "Weird Al" Yankovic earlier today and rewritten a song. It's pretty funny and I'm quite proud of it.
It's funny, but for all the trouble I had with reading last year, when I don't set a goal for myself to read (outside of Goodreads, that is), I do well.
Every time my buddy Dave2 sees a new superhero film, he adds it to his overall ranking of all modern superhero films. As the need arises, he will also alter the ranking of a film.
I saw a trailer the other day for a new NBC sitcom called Powerless. It stars Alan Tudyk as the coattail-riding cousin of Bruce Wayne trying to create and market products for a superhero-laden world that are, well, not so super.
I had to take a half day off work today because of a service call on our furnace. For the last little while, it has been sounding less like a device that is meant to heat our house than it does a carnival ride complete with screaming passengers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, eh?
Due to his watching of toy review shows on YouTube, Nathan has become enamored of D.C. Comics Batman villains. One of the items regularly reviewed are Mashems and he loves them.
We did something different today that turned out to be quite fun. Bull riding!
We finally got out to see Moana today with Nathan. One word... WOW!
Since I got this kickin' 7+, I've been wanting to test it out with some cool games.