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Batman v. Superman “isn’t what Warner Bros. had been hoping for thus far”? NO SHIT, FOLKS.

So I just read this article: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/report-batman-v-superman-response-could-lead-to-major-shifts-in-dc-films-plans Man of Steel was, at best, underwhelming.  I could dissect everything wrong with the film, but that would derail this whole post.  The most basic way to convey the sins of MoS is by pointing out what it isn’t. It isn’t Captain America: The...

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My Wife’s Epic Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear Collection

About fifteen/sixteen years ago, I bought my then girlfriend-now wife a teddy bear from the Hard Rock Cafe.  It was a seemingly inexpensive gift that would make a cute “keep it as a memory” sort of thing.  As the years went by, and we began traveling together more and more,...

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That Time I Walked in a Lunar New Year Parade #YearOfTheMonkey

Fun fact: I’m half Polish.  My mother was not born in the United States and, for part of my youth, I actually spoke and understood a decent amount of that particular language. (Now I just remember key swear words.) Traditions from my heritage weren’t that big a deal in my...

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Deadpool and Zoolander 2: I watched both this weekend.

Shannon loves Zoolander.  LOVES IT.  I think it’s okay, but it’s never been super impactful as a comedy for me.  I, mean, I laughed… but LAUGHED. Except once. The gas station scene. Flash forward to now.  Zoolander 2 and Deadpool both came out this weekend.  I don’t often see two...

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I collect #StarbucksMugs. (Currently, the “You Are Here” series)

When Green Mustard Entertainment kicked into gear to the point that I started traveling a lot, I started drinking more coffee.  The side effect of these two things is that I got into collecting Starbucks mugs from places I had been to.  It was fun, inexpensive, and a quirky way...

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The Further Adventures of #KarmaTheDog

I am still -14 Gym Hours (counting today) since I managed to squeeze in a workout over the past two days.  My blog, however, is current.  My health seems to have returned, so I can start catching up on exercise today. I hope. In other news: Karma has completed her acupuncture therapy....

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I finished #Transformers Devastation

One of the upsides of being sick (if there can honestly be such a thing) is that, when forced to stay home, you can get caught up on movies, TV, and video games.  During my self-imposed exile to the indoors due the HORRIBLE cold I caught last week, I took...

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Karma’s Not Dead – and Neither am I.

These have been a ROUGH couple of days.  You see, I don’t really get “sick”.  It’s not like I live the healthiest lifestyle in the world – I just happen to have a pretty solid immune system against “the common cold”.  Part of this ability comes (I think) from my...

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That Time I Named & Co-Founded an Anime Convention Conference Four Years Ago

From the original press release: (Los Angeles, February 7, 2012) Project Anime (www.projectanime.org) is a multi-day conference designed to connect promoters of fan conventions (and fan conventions that feature anime) with distribution companies, vendors, and each other for the purpose of “adding fuel to the fandom.” The event, presented by...

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I’ve Now Seen Penn & Teller Perform Twice: Neither Time in Vegas

Part of the reason of blog so much of my life is because, with so much going on in it, it’s hard to remember exact details from time to time.  For example, I saw Penn & Teller perform in Washington, DC over ten years ago.  When exactly?  I’m not sure....

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The next 24 hours will be both AMAZING and HORRIBLE.

I’m still far from healthy, but I am continuing to “act as if” in order to make sure things continue to get done.  Due to illness, I am -11 Gym Hours (counting today) and -2 Blog Posts. The good news?  I spend yesterday at my desk, hopped up on espresso,...

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The Land of #NyQuil Induced Dreams and Being Not Well

People like me who suffer from acute “workaholicitus” will tell you that our most dreaded fear is getting sick.  Now, in most cases, being sick is just uncomfortable and inconvenient: sniffling, body aches, etc. I can work with that.  I can type with sniffling, body aches, etc. What I can’t...