Walking Dead Review Dec05

Walking Dead Review

The other week, a coworker and I were talking about the latest episode of The Walking Dead.  A third person overheard us talking about some of the finer points of the episode and asked what we were talking about.  I mentioned The Walking Dead, and she asked me what the show was...

The Lightning Rant for the Week Ending 11/27/11 Nov28

The Lightning Rant for the Week Ending 11/27/11

The lady in the Target Black Friday ads is creepy. I mean the kind of creepy where you’re pretty sure there’s an unsolved disappearance in her past. I’m thinking a boyfriend. Jennifer Lopez got some heat for not really driving in Brooklyn in her latest Fiat commercial and using a body double. This surprises anyone? J-Lo may call herself Jenny From The Block, but take a look at a picture of her from 1997. Yeah, that’s not the same person. Speaking of which, I saw a photo collection of the many faces of Kate Gosselin as she’s had her multiple surgeries. I think it explains her attitude; there’s some repressed anger in the chubby,...

I Don’t Want It, But You Can’t Have It Nov26

I Don’t Want It, But You Can’t Have It

If you spend enough time watching children playing, you will see a territorial behavior exhibited eventually. One child will play with a toy and then lose interest in it. Another child will see the toy and want to play with it and the first child will almost certainly take offense and pull the toy from the second child. If successful in regaining possession of the toy, the first child will eventually lose interest again and set it aside. It’s a little confounding to see in a child, and it’s downright annoying in an adult. The fact that this occurs at such a young age suggests that this is somehow ingrained in our DNA – an urge to...

If You’re Gonna’ Sing The Song…. Nov25

If You’re Gonn...

Know the fucking words! Seriously, learn them. They were actually a poem once, so they’re pretty easy to remember. Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous...

This Seems Like A Bad Idea… Nov23

This Seems Like A Ba...

I cruise the Interweb a lot, watch a lot of TV and generally read trashy magazines; but I think I’m seeing a disturbing trend developing: Combining bad things and putting them on television to see what would happen. I realized it while watching Animal Planet with my daughter and the ad...

America Is No Goofy’s Kitchen Nov21

America Is No Goofy’s Kitchen

Line jumpers, unattended children and reinforced chairs: The buffet restaurant and why it’s a symbol for everything that’s wrong in America. After a Disneyland trip 3 years ago, my kids kept talking about Goofy’s Kitchen.  If you haven’t been to it, Goofy’s Kitchen is a buffet restaurant at Disneyland.  You pay a huge sum of money and in exchange your kids get to eat in a restaurant crawling with Disney characters.  If you spent the day in the park and weren’t able to get Minnie Mouse’s autograph for your daughter, you can always go to Goofy’s Kitchen and have her come to your table.  There are singing and dancing...

My Week That Was

I have a few random thoughts about some things in the news in the past seven days or so. Presidential candidates must be able to properly speak English, Rick Perry: You might have misappropriated Barack Obama’s words and used them completely out of context when you claimed he called...

What’s Your Thing?

Last weekend, I took my three sons to the Cub Scout food drive. As we were standing around and waiting for our assignments, one of my boys was talking to another scout and told him that I had beaten the game Batman Arkham City on the PlayStation. The other boy looked to me and asked, “Really?” to which I said, “Yes.” His father was standing nearby and asked the question that I have heard many times. “How do you find the time for that?” His question was genuine and unassuming. He knows what kind of schedule I keep. I have the privilege of working for a fantastic company doing a job that I love. I have a demanding role in my...

Rocksmith Review Nov18

Rocksmith Review

Calluses. Hard, rough patches of toughened skin that have become relatively thick in response to repeated friction, pressure or other irritation. To a guitarist, calluses mean several things. They are protection from the steel or nylon strings of his or her musical instrument. They are a...

Uncharted 3, My Take Nov17

Uncharted 3, My Take

Having me do the review for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception probably wasn’t the best choice. I’ll admit it, I’m biased. I mean seriously, deeply biased. To understand the bias, you need to reach into my past. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Indiana Jones. I wanted to...