Birthday Girl

Our little girl is all grown up. Today is Abby’s fifth Birthday. Hard to believe she has been in our lives for almost 5 years (remember there’s a 3-month waiting period to own a pup… only 7 Days if you want a Glock 9 though.) Anyway, Abby joined our family in the Spring of 2001….

24 – Day 5 11:00 – 12:00 a.m.

Crisis averted. A couple week’s back, I remarked that in one fell swoop, it appeared 24 had found itself ensnared in the cougar trap for good. And just like that, over the course of one hour, all missteps were erased, the plot was back on track and the writers found some devious new ways to…

Speak n’ Spell

They’re A – E – I – O – U. They’re the vowels. They’re the glue. That’s a few lines from Leap Frog’s Talking Words Factory DVD – a disc that is in heavy rotation in my home, as Colin absolutely adores Leap, Tad, baby sis Lilly and the rest of the amphibious alphabet aficionados….

The Abrams Report

J.J. Abrams – the wunderkind creator of two of my favorites shows (Lost, Alias) and one of Joe’s (Felicity) – has been tapped to direct the next Star Trek film. The film is envisioned as a relaunch for the series and will focus on a young James T. Kirk and Cornelius P. Spock on their…

Now Playing

Formal reviews are coming but right now Tomb Raider Legend and Elder Scrolls Oblivion are jockeying for position in my 360. I’m inclined to refer to Lara’s latest as TRL – but that just seems to conjure up too many images of some crazy platformer where you guide Carson Daley through throngs of screaming pop…

Big Fat Geek Meddling

Some time last month, my cousin Jason proposed we guest Blog on each other’s sites; he’d drive The Ed Zone and I’d steer the good ship Biggerboat. The trick was in figuring out the right occasion to do so. With April Fools on fast approach, I thought it might be a clever idea to guest…

Picture Pages – Volume II

Here’s another round of random shots coupled with my snide observations (call it a snark attack.) I had to lead with that human Beanie Baby as that pic is just too damn great to go to waste. Thanks to this website, no way in hell Mook ever becomes your Congressman. Actually, thanks to this website,…

Casting Call Day 5 – Ed

Here we are, Day 5 of the Scoob Casting Challenge – and the dreaded Eye of Sauron steadies its gaze on another poor soul. To date, we have successfully cast the roles of Mookie, Joe and Andi. Of course, what is past is prologue. It’s time we come out swinging at the heavy hitters. Today…

Us vs. Them

  First, some housecleaning. The Scoob Casting Challenge is still on, but that ambitious one-a-day schedule has fallen by the wayside. I think we’ll sprinkle a few in – take a couple days in order to focus on other topics (such as the unfortunate loss of my limb) and then rinse and repeat. I also…

Saw III

  I’m on vacation this week. Of course, vacation is the operative word and should be taken loosely, with a grain a salt, and with any other cliche you can come up with that implies said vacation is actually more work than the desk job would have tossed my way. Basically, I decided to take…