When it comes to electronic asset checkout from my library, they offer two different apps for this purpose... they are Overdrive and Hoopla.
Tonight, due to a lack of stuff to watch and the regular TV season coming close to wrapping up, Katie and I decided to go back and rewatch J.J. Abrams' breakthrough series Felicity with Keri Russell, Scott Foley, and Scott Speedman.
Yesterday, I finished watching all six episodes of the first season of Disney+ and the MCU’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I thought it was fantastic and loved nearly everything about it.
My copy of Kill or be Killed, the Deluxe Edition came in at the library on Friday. When the librarian brought it out from the holds area, my jaw nearly hit the floor.
Tonight, Katie and I are doing something we haven’t done much since the pandemic began... watching an original movie made for adults and not kids.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this or not but one of my all-time favorite books is Frank Herbert’s Dune. Right now, just the first in the series. I can’t say I was enamored of the only other book I read in the series, Dune Messiah, but the original enthralled me.
Just gonna experiment with something and see how it works in different browsers, OSs, and all that web QC jazz. The experiment? Placing a Spotify playlist in the sidebar of this blog and seeing how well it works... if at all.
It only took me three and a half months, but I finally worked my way through the nine-episode standalone season of WandaVision on Disney+.
I realized something the other day as I was listening to Corbin Reiff's book Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell, I think music memoirs and biographies might just be my favorite genre of book.
By the time I turned three, I was pretty fully immersed in all things Star Wars. It was my life.
Awwwww, yeah, boyyyeeeeeeeeezzzz! The details and release list for the first two days of Record Store Days 2021 were released today! Of course, as you'd expect, there are a metric ton of records coming out. Re-releases, exclusive releases, etc. To those, I say "MEH!"
It's fun to watch Nathan's tastes evolve in terms of pop culture and pop media and whatnot. I've noted for you before how he's getting into hard rock music at eight years old. That's still going strong.
Well, this was a little bit of good news yesterday in my inbox...
As I mentioned last week, Nathan has developed an appreciation for The Scorpions. Yes, it has moved beyond just “Rock You Like a Hurricane” into other tracks.
I remember reading all the stories back in the day about how Ben Affleck, while married to Jennifer Garner, ruined her friendship with 13 Going on 30 costar Mark Ruffalo.
Sometimes you just gotta take a little time to scroll through your Reddit timeline to see what fun stuff may or may not be there.
As I’ve stated before, it’s both a blessing and a curse when modern kids movies revisit old music to add to their soundtracks.
A few weeks ago, my brother contacted me to ask if I was interested in taking back my old Van Halen concert shirt.
Yeah. See what I did there? "Deflated"? On the night that Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl? Heh heh.
Apparently, M&Ms is releasing a new commercial during the Super Bowl. I have seen it via the Today show and it is pretty amazing. If you're interested in watching it, you can check it out on the Today show site.
Usually when our DVR service “records” episodes of Saturday Night Live for our season pass, it also records a lead-up classic episode. We usually just delete these trimmed-down hourlong episodes because I just don’t care to revisit old episodes.
Because who hasn't always wanted to hear Huey Lewis & the News' "Hip to Be Square" mashed up with Metallica's "Enter Sandman" with a dash of Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" and Megadeth's "Peace Sells"? It's the mashup you never knew you needed in your life!
I knew, three years ago, when it was first announced, that I’d likely enjoy the YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai. I mean, it’s all about The Karate Kid characters Johnny (William Zabka) and Daniel (Ralph Macchio) 34 years after their tournament fight. And I loved that film (and its first sequel) growing up.
Quick Public Service Announcement:
If you’ve ever received an email advertising free or discounted books from one of the major ebook providers, in this case Apple Books:
[I apologize in advance for a post-Christmas Christmas post, but I forgot to publish it last week. Oh well.] This is Reis O'Brien. He's a creative director for Funko Corporation and also a member of the death metal band Knee Deep in Blood.
Chapter 16 of The Mandalorian... oh. my. god.
I found this Christmas movie bracket on Instagram. It was a sponsored post instead of an account I follow so, no, I’m not going to give them free love here.
More facepalm inducing than Donald Trump’s antics.
More devastating than Coronavirus.
More of a train wreck than the 2020 election.
We weren't going to do it. We convinced ourselves not to give in. Not to fold. Not to be pressured.
I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline recently when I saw this image posted by Tom Morello (@tmorello), guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
Katie and I were discussing actor David McCallum (NCIS) and we’re debating his age. So I looked him up on IMDb and discovered he and Nathan shared the same birthday. September 19.
Like I’m sure so many parents of young ones try to do (unless you’re Donald Trump and likely don’t give a damn what your youngest son sees and hears you do), we try to limit our swearing around Nathan. Additionally, when he sees or hears something involving swear words, we steer him away and explain why it’s bad.
This is the greatest thing I’ve seen on the Web in God-only-knows how long. The creativity that went into it... outstanding! Well done, @_gh0stn!
Oh. My. God. Have you seen the season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney+? Wow! Just wow! Just... yowza!
Interview with a Vampire... ‘tis the season for bloodsuckers!