Category Archives: Entertainment

It’s ‘The Godfather’ of Superhero Movies

This concludes my review of The Dark Knight. Freaking go see it already. UPDATE FROM STEPHEN: …but leave the kids at home. The Joker is one of the most deeply creepy characters I’ve seen on film – well – ever. He’s Hannibal Lector with face paint. Batman Begins was great – in a fun way. […]

What the Heck Was THAT?

Just got home from watching Cloverfield, the much anticipated new monster movie from producer J. J. Abrams. Stephen and special guest Tobias Buckell and I speculated a little about this movie on a recent FFR. We had a few questions: 1. What exactly is the monster? 2. Will the monster ever be shown? 3. Once […]

Speaking of Zombies

…which we were, in fact, doing — on the most recent FFR — here’s a thorough roundup of some of the best zombies ever.

'Tis the Season for Geek Gift-Giving

It’s not too late to get something just right for that special geeky someone on your list. J. Random American presents the definitive list over on Ideas in Progress. I especially liked this one for college-age or older geeks: TOP CHOICE: TECHNICAL CLUB OR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP Geeks are sometimes stereotyped as loners. Any technically […]

‘Tis the Season for Geek Gift-Giving

It’s not too late to get something just right for that special geeky someone on your list. J. Random American presents the definitive list over on Ideas in Progress. I especially liked this one for college-age or older geeks: TOP CHOICE: TECHNICAL CLUB OR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP Geeks are sometimes stereotyped as loners. Any technically […]

Age Is No Excuse

I’m 45. What have I done with my life? A thing or two. But if I ever start thinking that 45 is too old to accomplish something, I need to remember At age 45: Andre Marie Ampere, a French physicist, discovered the rules relating magnetic fields and electric currents. George Foreman recaptured the heavyweight championship […]

No 24 or Trek Spoilers Here

I mean, everybody already knows that, in the new season, CTU has been shut down and that Tony Almeda is still alive and — apparently — evil. What? You didn’t know that? Well, those are still not spoilers, seeing as all those facts are revealed in the previews that Fox has been showing for weeks […]

Well That's Just Ridiculous

Nolan Bushnell, the man who founded Atari, is described here as taking the position that, where video games are concerned, it’s all been downhill since Pong. Of course, he doesn’t really say any such thing, and with good reason. Everybody knows that it’s all been downhill since QBert.