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The Dead Are Coming for Us All…

Drones are my new favorite thing in the world. We’re getting one with a brushless motor this week. It’s supposed to be super badass, even though it doesn’t have a camera on it. I’m stoked. The one we tried this weekend was good. Another foldable: Today I’m getting one of those 3D writing pens for review. I paid a little money for it, because I’d been wanting one. It was 85% off, so I’m not gonna complain about that.It uses…

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Summer, it’s a thing now.

My typical plan for summer is to stay the hell inside with so much air on that I sometimes get high and think it’s fall. Because heat sucks. Global warming and I are totally not going to get along. Spent a week house sitting while my more talented friends headed to SDCC. Got to play with doggies and kittens and watch a TV as big as my bed with a stereo louder than that really loud kid upstairs. We watched…

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Handmaid’s Tale and Us

Thinking I was clever by waiting until all the eps dropped, I signed up for some commercial-free Hulu so I could watch me some Handmaid’s Tale. That book gave me serious nightmares. It was also the only Atwood I’d read until a coworker suggested that my not having read Oryx and Crake was a goddamn tragedy. Damn, that’s a great series too. But I digress…The show is incredible. Elizabeth Moss is incredibly sympathetic as the Everywoman telling her story. Ann…

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Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

It’s been a few days, so I think I’m finally ready to say something about the death of my favorite living actor, Bill Paxton. I’d always been a fan of his from stuff like Weird Science and Aliens which we saw over and over again when it came out–I was a junior in high school. Plus I remembered him from The Lords of Discipline. I thought he was so versatile and funny and amazing. He was credited as “Wild” Bill…

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Why do you watch that stuff if it makes you so angry?

I’ve spoken before in this blog about the importance of “fake news” shows like Daily Show and Colbert Report. Nutshelled, it’s a way for people to keep up with what’s happening in the world without becoming suicidally depressed. TDS and CR always made sure to have accurate facts, and a clear way of explaining why whatever thing was fucked up. Watching regular news can be difficult without the comic relief and camaraderie. Even though Jon Stewart gave up TDS (he’s…

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Arguing with Savini? If I must…

Like most horror fans, Creepshow has always been high on my list of fave horror movies. I love the cast, the camp, the gruesomeness, and that hilarious dub where it’s super obvious that Adrienne Barbeau called Emily Vanderbilt a cunt. Hahahaaha. H and I watched an awesome documentary about it recently. Apparently, it was on the UK DVD reissue that never actually came to this side of the pond. That’s bullshit, BTW. Because then I had to download it on…

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The Annual Giving of Things

So, we had Xmas. It was also H’s birthday on the 20th. This means that at the Webster-Friday abode, there was much materialism, indulgence, and slothery. Why slothery? Because I made a commitment to watch #Arrow in its entirety, and I’m now about half-way through season three. Lots of shenanigans to be called on that show–but it’s still a fun watch. Apparently it takes a mere 5 years and a death in your family to become a world-class assassin. Unless…

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Stan Versus Evil

I finally finished the first season of Stan Versus Evil. I like it a whole lot. This is strange. See, the show is very much Evil Dead-flavored, but I still like it anyway. Trying to put my finger on exactly what I like about it that I hate about Evil Dead. Maybe it’s just because I adore Dana Gould.Not sure, but I’m stoked for next season.

Deaths 2016

Okay dammit, there have been too many artist and fictional deaths this year.I’m fucking sick of it. Like who, you ask? Alan Rickman — this was bullshit. Not that old and we had no idea it was coming. Shenanigans. Bowie — no comment required. Prince — ditto. All of these are utter bullshit Norma Bates on Bates Motel. Okay, we knew that was coming. So why was it so horrifying and tragic? Because they’re great at what they do. Anton…

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Me too.

I know this is an incredibly common viewpoint, but I will be very happy when this election is over. I’m excited to go back to a time when Drumpf’s hideous face wasn’t on my TV and news feed friggin’ constantly. Of course, Drumpf has said that in no way is he starting his own news channel. That means that he is absolutely 100% starting his own news channel. Funny since the departure of Ailes has made FOX news seem positively…

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