Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mike Birbiglia

He is hilarious, he is poignant, and he’s even a nice guy.  Ladies and gentlemen, Mike Birbiglia performed in my city tonight, and I got to meet him.  A good night was had.

Me and Mike Birbiglia

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Geek Tweaking my iPhone: Stargate screens

Mere minutes later, here are the four screen pairings I made for my phone based on Stargate.

Stargate: SG-1

Stargate: Atlantis

Stargate: Universe

Celebrating my reaching the end of ALL the series.

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Geek Tweaking my iPhone

The first thing I did when I purchased my iPhone last year was, obviously, “slide to unlock.”  That was when I saw a great opportunity to add some geeky customization to the lock screen and home screen.  Would others be able to see it?  Only when I hold my phone out to them and say “hey, check out this cool thing I did.  No, I don’t have a girlfriend.  Why do you ask?”

Here are a few of the lock/home screen pairs I made up.  Next post will show some more, all made when I was watching all three Stargate television series in order.  Why do you keep asking if I have a girlfriend or not?

Yup, that's my eye

 

The Last Starfighter

Why is this not a real iPhone function?

Honest, I kinda creeped myself out with this one.

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Death and Return of Superman Film

Are you super fucking excited by the title of this post?  Are you giddy at the thought of seeing this story done right in a feature length format?  Well simmer down.  It’s not a full length adaptation.  What it IS, though, is a short film by Max Landis (son of film luminary John Landis) presenting an educational and…unorthodox retelling of the comic book story that shook the comic book industry, and the world, two decades ago.  Watch for Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg to appear, and a surprise cameo in the final moments.

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Star Wars, Old Timey Style

Inspired by the podcast Top 5, available through Major Spoilers (find links on the right) I decided to make a poster showing what Star Wars should have looked like if it were made a few decades earlier.

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Sharp Dressed (Bat)Man

StumbleUpon brought me to this particular image.  As a big fan of Batman, I can only say that I love this image.  The image was created by Benjamin Andrew Moore.  His web info is listed below, and I highly recommend visiting his site!  He creates the kind of work that makes me wish I was better at what I do.

www.benjaminandrewmoore.com

E-Mail:   bam@benjaminandrewmoore.com

Twitter:   @benandrewmoore

 

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Short fiction, 2/9/12

I was born here.

The door creaks and moans its protest as I enter. The floorboards cough dust upon my bare feet with every step. I lay my hands on the old furniture, still covered in the yellowing bed sheets, looking like so many corpses, and wonder why I bothered protecting sofas and chairs that I thought never again would receive guests.

I was born here.

I pull the curtains back from the dirt-coated windows and turn to see the now illuminated living room and, for a fleeting moment, it looks as it did once upon a time. The cat stretches on the new carpet, the Christmas tree blinks and shines in the corner, my family gathers around the television, my nephew thumps across the floor in search of new adventure. When I bat my eyes the years reassert themselves, and the cold clenches down upon the house once again. It takes me several seconds to realize that my mouth was open and my breath was drawn, ready to speak to these old ghosts. A loneliness the world has never known settles into my chest.

I was born here.

I light the candles. I remove the sheets. I clean the windows and the floor. I make everything come to life again. I sit down in the old recliner, preparing the stories I will tell. The door creaks and moans its protest as you enter. Come in. Sit down.

I have so much to tell you.

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