Wayhomer Review #166: Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Ben Foster as William S. Burroughs, Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr and Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac in Kill Your Darlings

It's Episode #166 for Kill Your Darlings, in which our protagonist marvels at how non-Harry Daniel Radcliffe can be, how full-on Burroughs Ben Foster can be, and wonders if the sub-genre would be considered "beat noir"?
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By |November 26th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Win Shadow on the Mesa on DVD!

Shadow on the Mesa DVD

It's Shadow on the Mesa, starring Kevin Sorbo, hitting from Hallmark on December 17th. Here's what they have to say for themselves:

When Wes Rawlins (Wes Brown), one of the West's most proficient bounty hunters, decides to avenge his mother's death, he sets his sights on his estranged father, Ray Eastman (Kevin Sorbo). When he tracks Eastman down, he ends up becoming embroiled in a battle over his homestead and finds himself drawing closer to the father he never knew.

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By |November 21st, 2013|Contests|0 Comments

Shiner Family Reunion Beer Variety Pack - Review

Shiner Family Reunion Beer Variety Pack

I first enjoyed Shiner Bock in its home state of Texas. I was on a vacation with my mother, sister, grandmother and aunt and we were in a restaurant in San Antonio. The waiter suggested Shiner Bock to us as a "Texas beer" and we all tried it. And enjoyed it. Shiner Bock, at that time, was only available in Texas and it was "the beer" at most restaurants.

Additionally, as per my mother, grandmother and aunt, it was the only thing that made the non-drivers able to make it through the interminable hours driving across the Texas desert. There was a reason I was only on the San Antonio part of their trip.

Shiner expanded its brewery about two years after that and I've been able to enjoy their Bock whenever now. It's a good beer: tasty, not too hoppy, with a nice carbonation and flavour. Per the Shiner site and write-ups, the Bock is their "flagship" for their family of brews and if you haven't had it, do. Good beer.

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By |November 21st, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #165: Gravity 3D

Sandra Bullock in Gravity

It's Episode #165 for Gravity 3D, in which our protagonist explains how a seeming snuff trailer turned him off, how much fun it is to have silence in space, and Clooney at his Clooniest.
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By |November 19th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|3 Comments

In Praise of the Clicky Keyboard

Old Style PS2 Keyboard

I have a minor philosophy in life that basically says: make small corrections. There are major philosophies as well (like never start a land war in Asia) but the minor ones tend to come into play more often. The small corrections are about change and how we implement it. Some people tend to overreact. It's like when you're driving and become distracted, then look up and realize you've drifted into the other lane. Some people simply ease the car back to where it needs to be--while others freak out and swerve all over the road. I'm more of the ease back over guy.

So it is with my workspace. I work from home. I'm kind of "eh" on the idea...but we make do. So I've got my work machine, my personal machine, and dual monitors that I can use with either machine individually or both at the same time--and of course a mouse and keyboard that I use on both. I've had virtually every type of keyboard you can imagine. Big and small, ones with built in touchpads and even a built in trackpoint like the Lenovo Thinkpads use. Gaming keyboards with eighty-seven extra buttons, etc. But what I've missed, really missed--but didn't realize it until now--is the old "clicky" IBM PS/2 style keyboards.

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By |November 18th, 2013|Stimuli|1 Comment

Win Shameless Season 3 on DVD/Blu-Ray!

Shameless Season 3 Blu-Ray

It's the third season of Shameless, hitting from Warner Brothers in a DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack. That comes out December 17th. Here's what they have to say for themselves:

Season three of Shameless picks up 137 days since viewers last spent time with the Gallaghers. Fiona (series star Emmy Rossum) is scrounging for cash and finds herself in a succession of jobs, including club party promoter, grocery store cashier, and office worker. Lip is sentenced to community service after stealing a laser, while Ian struggles to prevent Mickey from marrying a woman his father is forcing him to wed. Jimmy contemplates returning to medical school; Veronica and Kevin are determined to have a baby; Carl becomes part of a scheme to cheat a children's foundation; and Frank, after partying harder than usual, wakes up in Mexico without the papers or cash to get back home. As if their daily struggles weren't enough, Fiona and her siblings have to deal with Child Protective Services threatening to take away the kids.

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By |November 17th, 2013|Contests|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #205: Gwyneth Paltrow

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that, in the end, is neutral about who plays Luke Cage, since pretty much anyone who would be up for the role could kick our collective asses.

Terry Crews

Agenda:

  • Tips for Portland
  • Not talking about Thor: The Dark World
  • Not talking about Ender's Game
  • J.J. and Serv talk about Iron Maiden for a few minutes
  • The self-referential moment
  • Marvel, TV and Netflix
  • A moment of Daredevil perspective
  • Disney and Ben 10
  • Halloween costumes today and yesterday
  • Barney Miller and the case for Terry Crews
  • Power Man casting
  • Agents of SHIELD (SPOILERS)
  • Ender's Game and making sure Card gets no money (HUGE SPOILERS)
  • Movies vs. books
  • Thor: The Dark World (HUGE SPOILERS)
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    By |November 15th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Yet Another Article About Why iOS 7 is Rubbish. Sorry.

    Donald Duck Applecore

    Note: Before I begin, I'd like to state for the record that I understand that no one has died, no one is on fire and no one is trapped in a car that is rapidly sinking into a lake. I am about to rant about a smartphone, which is the epitome of a "First World Problem." There are many other problems in the world that are a bigger priority than this one. In fact, most of them are bigger. However, this is a pop culture site that considered The Last Airbender a war crime. So perspective is something we are well aware of yet choose to brush aside for entertainment purposes. You know that, I know that, and so...let's begin.

    It is well documented on this site and on podcasts that my previous phone was a Samsung Captivate running Android. I have a personal rule. Understanding that I would be, if left to my own devices (no pun intended), one of those people who buys every single new and shiny device that came out, my rule is that I can't buy the next X until the current X dies. So I am very careful about what device I buy, knowing that I am stuck with it for a while.

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    By |November 12th, 2013|Stimuli|2 Comments

    Headsup: From Robot Jaegers to Robot Chicken

    There's a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly...your coin. But, you know, it's your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

    Pacific Rim Blu-Ray

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    By |November 12th, 2013|Headsup|0 Comments

    Rufus Hound on Life, Spasms of Joy & Facial Hair

    To help you through the Monday Blues, here's your friend and ours, Rufus Hound. Star of stage and screen, Doctor Who aficionado and blow job advocate, here he appears in a 2009 episode of Argumental, the debate improv comedy show. This iteration of the show was hosted by John Sergeant, and the opposing team captain to Hound was Marcus Brigstocke.

    My favorite thing about Mr. Hound is this: have you ever played a sit down arcade racing game and decided to explore what happens if you veer right through the hedgerows and see if there's a shortcut or some wild hidden off-track area? Hound often does that with improv comedy shows. Enjoy.

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    By |November 11th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments