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Review: Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the ’80s

Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the ’80s by M.P. Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to admit that the extent of my experience with B movies in the 80s was pretty much from Up All Night on … Continue reading

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Review: Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition

Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition by Warlord Games My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am not sure whynitbtook me three months to finish this except that it was very slow goingbon the assembly of my … Continue reading

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Review: The Runner

The Runner by W.J. Davies My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is another good story set in the Wool universe. I am impressed at how Hugh Howey has allowed other authors to extend his setting with new stories and … Continue reading

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Review: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand My rating: 5 of 5 stars Somehow I was unfamiliar with Louie Zamperini and his story until my wife gave me this book as a gift. … Continue reading

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Review: The Boys, Volume 3: Good For The Soul

The Boys, Volume 3: Good For The Soul by Garth Ennis My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the times where I read part of a book then put it down because I got distracted by something … Continue reading

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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

I ran across the Words for Worms site today and it looks like a great site for heavy readers. The giveaway is only running for two more days but the site looks like a trove of information. http://www.wordsforworms.com/2013/11/09/literary-giveaway-blog-hop-that-means-free-stuff-yall/#comment-10655

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WWII Rankings

This link is three years old now but considering that it’s bowl season (sort of) I figured it was worth reposting from the DRZY blog. I’ve had this saved as a draft since Dec. 2010 and the original post was … Continue reading

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Happy Nigel Tufnel Day

Yes, in honor of Nigel’s obsession with the number eleven today is officially Nigel Tufnel day. If it’s not already too late then you need to make some noise at the god-awful cliched time of 11:11:11 today. If you don’t … Continue reading

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AAA + Carmax = WIN

Yesterday was the best car experience I’ve ever had. I bought my Dad’s old truck so we went to AAA to do the title change. We waited maybe 10 minutes before being called to the window and $15 and ten … Continue reading

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Keef’s Comic-Con Wrap-Up

Check out Keith Knight’s write-up of his visit to Comic-Con this year. We ended up at his booth while he was eating that lobster roll. SPELLING BEE FOR CHEATERS/INKPOT AWARD WIN/COMIC-CON WRAP-UP | The Official K Chronicles and Think Website … Continue reading

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Comic-Con 2010: Small Press

Probably my favorite part of Comic-Con is meeting the writers and artists in person. The best place to do that is the Small Press area and one of my first stops every year is to see Keith Knight, creator of … Continue reading

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Comic-Con 2010 Recap

I was only able to attend Comic-Con on Thursday this year, hopefully I’ll go back to all four days next year. There’s so much to see and one has to be selective and ignore some areas completely in order to … Continue reading

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Gray Eagles Film (great P-51 pilot story)

This is a great video documentary of a WWII Mustang pilot getting to not only see his own plane but fly another one 60+ years later. I was very glad to see his grandchildren so interested in what he had … Continue reading

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I love my window view: V-22 Osprey fly-bys

Boy do I love the view from my desk. I have about 18 inches of window that looks right out to the outbound flight path from MCAS Miramar. I’ve had this view for a few years and it’s mostly F-18 Hornet … Continue reading

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Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

Actually drink all the Kool-Aid you want, just don’t go around spouting the “Drink the Kool-Aid” cliche that’s so popular right now. Also please don’t say anything about “peeling back the layers of the onion”, I am so sick of … Continue reading

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