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I Watch(ed) the Watchmen

by on Mar.08, 2009, under comics, movies

I’ve been an on again off again comic book fan – never a die-hard, but always an appreciator of the form in the least.  And while I like many of the DC heroes, I tend to read more in the Marvel universe – there is a gritty realism there that the DC realm sometimes lacks.  One glaring exception to this rule is the mini-series arc from the 1980’s entitled Watchmen by Alan Moore.  I personally only read the series sometime last year around the time that I first learned there was a film being adapted from it.  It was dark, visceral, and exposed and exploited many of the flaws and brutalities of humanity and through all that it was beautiful and well crafted.  And yesterday I saw the film … in full IMAX glory. (continue reading…)

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Heroes & Villains

by on Sep.23, 2008, under TV

I already feel like a bad fan.  I should have had this written last night within an hour after the premier was over.  Instead I didn’t even start watching it until it was mostly over (of course I DVRed it and watched from the beginning, I’m not that crazy).  It has been a hectic week (month, actually) at work.  I didn’t get home from the office last night until around 10.  And after watching the 2 hours of Heroes – I opted for the moment to skip the opening red-carpet hour (who needs appetizers with entrees like these?) and I went to bed right after because I had to be at work this morning early for more insanity.  I digress.  I can probably write a whole post on this topic, but that isn’t really my intent at the moment. (continue reading…)

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Pseudo-science and Parenting

by on Aug.05, 2008, under comics, family, parenthood

The Ongoing Saga - Penny-Arcade.com Strip from yesterday

The Ongoing Saga - Penny-Arcade.com Strip from 8/4/2008

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