At one time the Coleco Head to Head Baseball game was the most coveted item in my life. It was my white whale, my holy grail, my Incredible Hulk (if I were Mr. McGee). I recall having to settle for the smaller, cheaper Mattel game which was just okay. There was something about that fake... Continue Reading →
See if you can guess the movie looking at one scene, with the faces and bodies of the actors taken out.
What’s That Show Again?
Come aboard, we're expecting you. That was the message sent to virtually every star and two-bit actor from 1977 until 1986. It might be a neat project to list every guest star from The Love Boat during its run. However, it would be far easier to identify those who did not appear. I will probably... Continue Reading →
I’m Fairly Alarmed Here
The book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton was so good, that I still remember the exact place I sat while I read it. This was some twenty-four years ago and over a weekend visit home from college. Damn, is it really possible I read it nearly a quarter century ago? Give me a minute to... Continue Reading →
10 From 86
It was slightly less than the best of times, and it was significantly better than the worst of times. It was...somewhere in there anyway. This was the summer of 1986. The soul crushing, gut punch caused by a routine ground ball headed towards a man wearing a "6" on his back had yet to occur.... Continue Reading →
Okay iTunes, I’ll Be Your Huckleberry
Well, I finally pulled the trigger and bought Tombstone on iTunes. Do you see what I did there? I've been itching to watch this movie again for over a year, but just didn't want to pay up. I've checked again and again for a sale that never happened. Finally today, I shelled out the full... Continue Reading →
Our New Philips Hue Review
I first began seriously considering purchasing a smart home device last Halloween and wrote about it here. At the end of my review of all the various Alexa capable devices, my conclusion was clear. Yes, I do want one of these. But, it didn't happen then or anytime soon. One tiny thing stopped me from... Continue Reading →
Who is the Man in the High Castle?
As a history buff and long time Prime subscriber, I've been wanting to watch Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle" for quite some time now. With two seasons in the books and a third one coming, I have finally jumped in with both feet. For a while I wasn't sure if the best move... Continue Reading →
Lines Without a Face
Way back when the internet was new and e-mail was still an exciting way to communicate, it was our primary way to share content. There was no "Insta-Chat" and no "Snap-Face" to keep things viral. Regular old e-mails were passed to and fro, slowly but steadily. Now that e-mail is the new snail mail, let's... Continue Reading →
Mystery M*A*S*H Up
One day during my college years, my roommates and I deftly avoided studying for any of our classes by watching three consecutive movies. If I recall correctly, it was Apocalypse Now, then Rumble Fish and finally King of New York. In the closing credits of each movie, the same name kept coming up. Somehow we managed... Continue Reading →
Six Degrees of Semination
Sowing the seeds of the Kevin Bacon legend. Connecting the prolific thespian to any other random actor in fewer than six movies is easy. Going from Bacon to Bacon in exactly six steps without using Bacon? That could be tough. Is anyone else getting hungry? While we are at it, Kevin Bacon hasn't been in... Continue Reading →