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Movies

Movie Time: American Street Kid

Today I am adding a “Movie Reviewer” hat to my rack. It seems my social media profile somewhere qualified me for this, so I have had the occasional offer of screeners for upcoming films.  “American Street Kid” had a showing December 11 at Chicago’s Regal Webster Place, in advance of a wider run later. It’s […]

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TV Yesterdays

TV Yesterdays: September 24, 1955

Times are Eastern/Central. Based on contemporary TV schedules. 7:00/6:00 p.m.

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What I Learned Today #4: Max Brooks

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Musical Cheese

Can You Tame Wild Wimmen: Gotham by Gaslight

Just as I finally decided to get my dormant musicalcheese.com url to point to this section, I also got approved as an iTunes affiliate. So, If I can offer some musical cheese stories good enough to get you to click on and buy the music indicated, I might get a nickel or so. Gotham by Gaslight […]

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The New Incivility

The public radio show This American Life recently offered a segment that indicated a trend sure to escalate in our wired-in world… The following link will direct you to the page for the Christmastime Episode #371: “Scenes From a Mall” (still free at this writing, but will probably becomes a 95-cent download by the time […]

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Musical Cheese Updates

Ungena Za Ulimwengu

(Unite The World) This was the Temptations’ 1970 follow-up to “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)”. If anything, it was even more adventurous and relevant, and deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was.

Shop: Stuff from the Overstuffed McDermott Collection

I have been teaching myself to set up an online shop using WooCommerce. Right at the moment, everything you see here is "dummy inventory," except for the Star Wars book. If you do stumble upon this shop before I post it as "live," let me know how it looks. I will be adding more collectible—or […]

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There are cooler fish in the sea than you’ve ever seen!

  MBARI News Release – Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head

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Eclipse Journal 2:

August 21 I probably am not going to be able to hide the fact that I’m writing this story about the August eclipse seven months later, in the midst of a February snow system. Very well. Let me just cop to that fact, and my need to put some interesting “cornerstone copy” on my site […]

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Eclipse Journal 1: August 20

I have been fussing with the transfer of this blog to WordPress, and with trying to make it current. But let’s start pitching in some new content, first by catching up to a momentous road with my son. This is adapted and expanded from my beer-centric eclipse coverage at beeronaut.com. Departure My son Sean and […]