Date Archives August 2009


Because Magic Week was such a success. I'm-a focus on playing card games. Uno, Apples to Apples, Milles Bornes, et cetera may receive their own theme week in the future. Solitaire Solitaire and computers — I believe the biological term to describe their relationship is…

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Station Fire

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's official says that two people in Big Tujunga Canyon tried to ride out the firestorm in a backyard hot tub and were critically burned. They were airlifted out by a sheriff's rescue helicopter. [source]

Bonus Stage

Senior year of high school, I (unintentionally) wore blackface to school one day as part of a vision I wanted to realize that also involved colouring my hair grey and dressing in a bright orange polo shirt, bright orange board shorts, and suspenders. Well, Keith…

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Cinema Paradiso

Under Herzog's direction, [Nicolas] Cage delivers another in his roster of off-the-chain performances, bursting with non sequiturs bound to become notable cult film quotations, including "What are these fucking iguanas doing on my coffee table?" and "Shoot him again – his soul is still dancing."…

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Weekend Nachos

"Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn wrote Couples Retreat? They wrote Swingers!" valkyrie dead snow flame and citron wolfenstein Inglourious Basterds Neither the pacing nor the "cinephile thing" bothered me. I knew I studied German film history at university for a reason. [pause] Set in a…

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Tony Danza will co-teach a 10th grade English class at Phildelphia's Northeast High for a reality show on A&E. To make sure things are as real as possible, students will audition to be in the class, and those "chosen to come in for auditions attend…

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Superman High

UCLA and Rutgers were in negotiations to play in the 2010 season opener at Giants Stadium, but the deal crumbled when Kansas State decided to remain on the Bruins' 2010 schedule. UCLA plays in Manhattan, Kan., next season. Christen Meadowlands Stadium or…..Kansas. Oof. UCLA officials…

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