Howdy there, y’all. Today is National Mutt Day, and it’s also National Fritters Day, which is appropriate since fritters are the mutts of the food world. And it’s doubly appropriate because this blog is considered to be the fritter of the blogosphere. Today we’re exploring the wonderful worlds of Hallmark Christmas movies, the opening of… Continue reading Random Thursday: Pictures and Words and Stuff
Random Thursday: The Tuesday Edition
It’s been awhile since we’ve published a Random Thursday article [Ed–After reviewing this, it’s obvious that it hasn’t been long enough.] Trapping Fails Following a very quiet winter and early spring in which I actually contemplated the notion that I had trapped out the nuisance wildlife population in our immediate neighborhood. Lately, however, our game… Continue reading Random Thursday: The Tuesday Edition
“Bird Box” and Me: A Cautionary Tale
Wherein we once again learn the power of movies to influence people to do dumb things.
Pardon me…could you spare some T-Rex urine?
MLB was trimming the ground cover on the east side of our yard and when she pulled back a section from the wall, this is what she found: As perceptive Gazette readers – which is both of you, I believe – will recall, we recently had a family of quail in our back yard, including… Continue reading Pardon me…could you spare some T-Rex urine?
And now for something completely different, sort of.
Wherein I resurrect a post from four years ago to make a point that I’m pretty sure I never get around to.
“The Hobbit” – A Short Review
Note: There are spoilers below, but not until after the heading that cleverly reads “Spoilers Ahead.” Just so you know. We caught a matinee showing of the first episode of The Hobbit trilogy today at the Palladium IMAX theater in San Antonio (located at The Rim shopping center, near Fiesta Texas). We elected to see… Continue reading “The Hobbit” – A Short Review
Fun with Office Supplies
Perhaps I’m easily impressed and/or amused, but I had no idea until I went back into the world of corporate dronage that the Liquid Paper I grew up with had been replaced by cool correcting tape that’s applied with a dispenser filled with all kinds of rollers and gears and semi-circuitous pathways. Anything worth engineering… Continue reading Fun with Office Supplies
A Cultural Historical Moment
I’m no historian, but the following scene may have been a turning moment in culture. This unassuming scene comes at approximately 8:12 into the movie Heathers, a dark comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, filmed in 1988. One second earlier, this group of obvious high school losers was referred to by a female character… Continue reading A Cultural Historical Moment
3D Movie a No-Show
Ha…a “no-show.” Get it? Movie. No-show. I kill myself, sometimes. I’m sure you’re no more surprised than I was when we couldn’t get the 3D DVD to work in our setup last night. It was a comedy of errors, although we needed a laugh track because I certainly wasn’t giggling. First, I couldn’t find our… Continue reading 3D Movie a No-Show
3D TV might be 1D too many
As I may have mentioned before, for our Christmas gift to each other Debbie and I bought a new Samsung LCD/LED TV. It’s got a lot of bells and whistles, including built-in WiFi and that great edge-to-edge picture that makes it look like movies are literally coming out of the woodwork. And it’s also got… Continue reading 3D TV might be 1D too many