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Snowpocalypse 2016. This is my driveway. That indistinct blob is my car, a full size four-door sedan. Maybe I’ll be able to find it again after the spring thaw. 20" - 24" depending on where I measure; it’s around 10am and the snow is still hammering down.

Amazon is now accepting orders for their new Echo device. Amazon Prime members who requested an invitation are now receiving them, and can place orders now for shipment in late April. The normal $200 price is discounted to $100.

Gravity

I just got back from seeing Gravity. Here's my no-spoiler review: Wow! Some movies show you all the good stuff in the trailers; this is not one of those movies. As many have pointed out it's an entirely visual experience; make sure you're not distracted while watching. There's no plot to speak of, just an outer space…

Zero Hour Finale

I just watched the Zero Hour series finale. I won't even attempt to catalog all of the logical, spiritual and cinematic fallacies; I'll just say that on a scale of one to ten, my Batshit-O-Meter was reading about a hundred. The show was a train wreck in every way; awful, but I couldn't look away. Here at the end, I…

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Zero Hour

I just watched the next two un-aired episodes of the now-cancelled Zero Hour. By the end, my Batshit-O-Meter was off-scale high. Spoilers, but who cares: Let's see, the Shepherds have the True Cross, the bad guys are The Pirates, Laila is really a secret agent nun for the Shepherds who was lying to Hank the whole time…

Memorial Day

When I graduated from college in 1971 my student draft deferment expired and, like every other guy, I had to deal with the draft. By that time it was obvious that we were going to lose, and no one wanted to be the last American killed in Viet Nam. There were only a few options. You could sit around and wait to be…

I'm playing Uncharted 3. I just survived the plane crash, found the ghost town and have met up with the Salim and his desert horse guys. Whew! Allow me to make the following comment about this game: Holy Screaming Camel Shit!™ I'm a Gen-1 gamer; my first video game was Pong. I stayed up all night playing Space…

I just started Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3). Holy Zarquon's singing fish! First, what a great game. Second, Drake has gone over to the dark side! I was ok with knocking out the museum guards or shooting them with trank darts, but he pulled one of them off the roof to fall to his death! The guards are not bad guys,…