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Richard Dawkins and Nightwish

October 2012, I got to see Nightwish at a small venue in OKC. 1– This was one of the first nights Floor Jansen was officially the New Singer for Nightwish. She blew me away. 2– This was a *tiny* venue. Nightwish fills huge stadiums and auditoriums all over the world, but OKC? Teeny venue. And that…

This is an… odd… educational opportunity… Anne Bass’ boyfriend mesmerized jury with frightening account of Connecticut mansion invasion: He said, “I love you, Anne” — then prepared to die. Wealthy philanthropist Anne Bass’ boyfriend yesterday mesmerized a jury with a frightening account of how three armed men “dressed like ninjas” invaded her Connecticut mansion with…

In a world…

Dear Hollywood– GET OUT OF MY HEAD! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!! Might suck. Might be an awesome combination of ‘Evil Dead’/’Army of Darkness’ and ‘Sean of the Dead’. We shall see. *putsonmybadasscapejustincase*

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!

Hipster Abbie: Remember when webisodes were anti-establishment? Group of cultural outsider kids makin ‘The Guild’? Bored actors/writers makin ‘Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog’? Now webisodes are like, so mainstream. Mortal Kombat: Legacy– Granted, I would pay to watch Tahmoh Penikett eat a bowl of cereal, but I am totally pumped for a reboot, even if its…

The Silence of the Media Whores

I have nothing against media whores, per se. Kathy Griffin do what she gotta do to pay the bills. Snookie is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame. The Situation actually appears to be making the most of the situation. But then you have the kinds of media whores like Chris Mooney. The whores who deny…

Random Question: SciFi Actors

Hey, Im hanging out in Lima, Peru for some reason right now, and I want to ask you all a weird question: Okay, you know how we are all pretty loyal to our SciFi actors. Yeah, ‘Firefly’ got canceled, but we will watch/support any new shows that cast Summer (‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’) or Nathan (‘Castle’)…

Hate should be outed too.

Today is National Coming Out Day. Last week, a young man from Norman OK killed himself, a few days after listening to hours of hateful comments at a Norman City Council meeting. Watch it. Comments start at ~min 43. I picked a time-point at random– ~ 1 hour in. I got to see a comment…

Oklahoma = Grandpa Simpson

A Star is Burns: Kent Brockman: [on TV] Tonight, we’ll visit Springfield’s answer to the Benidictine monks: the Rappin’ Rabbis. Rabbi: Don’t eat pork, not even with a fork. [motions to cooked pig] Can’t touch this! Homer: Marge, are we Jewish? Marge: No, Homer. Homer: Woo hoo! [grabs a cooked pig, starts carving at it]…

The Grim Cirriculum

I had a terrible nightmare last night. Starcraft II came out, and I was playing it opening day with lots of other people… and like, I totally forgot how to play Starcraft. All my soldiers were dying. My rocket launchers were getting blown up. And for some reason I had a ton of money and…

I am a huge fan of video games. Bro playing Atari is one of my first memories. Mom and Dad got Bro and I a Nintendo right when they came out. We got a Tandy 2000 when they first came out, and I can remember Bro and I teaming up for hours of Kings Quest.…