My Top 10 Posts of All Time – #3. The Impossible Dream

3.   The Impossible Dream (originally published August 24, 2006) The relative anonymity of the Internet has had a strange effect on me. Those of you who know me, know that I can be a snarky bastard in real life. Not a lot of knugs or bromances heading your way. But the second I start hammering…

Dead Space – Xbox 360

There are no new ideas, just new ways of freshening the old ones up. At least, that’s how the old cliché goes. While it’s a tenet derived from narrative fiction, the same notion can be applied to videogames – a medium that continues to push the idea of interactive storytelling further with new and exciting…

Netflix Notes – “Bring Out Your Dead” Edition

This was a weird crop of movies. When I made my initial queue way back, I just kept adding movies as I recalled I hadn’t seen them. Essentially, I would just wrack my brain, saying “OK – What else haven’t you seen?” and then just add them as they popped in my head. Since then,…

My Top 10 Posts of All Time – #4. The Rise of Raisinhead

4.   The Rise of Raisinhead (originally published August 28, 2006) Once again, a true life tale that seems made up. Sometime, right around the midpoint of the 90’s, I was granted my Fifteen Minutes of Fame. What I did with it was a shame but my legend will forever be a footnote in New England…

My Top 10 Posts of All Time – #5. The Streak

5.   The Streak (originally published August 29, 2007) I graduated from UMASS Amherst which means at some point I was naked – in public. This post goes into pain-staking detail to paint a picture of a campus on the edge of revolt – the start of the No Boxer Short Rebellion. Again, I pump up…

My Top 10 Posts of All Time – #6. My Top 5 Summer Movie Memories

6.   My Top 5 Summer Movie Memories (originally published May 30, 2007) If you check the archives, I have 11 entries in the My Favorite Things series covering such random topics as Top 5 Movie Endings, Flicks That Made This Guy Cry and Simpson’s episodes, among others. For this piece, I skewed it a bit. To…

My Top 10 Posts of All Time – #7. Hard Times at Rockland High

7.   Hard Times at Rockland High     (originally published February 1, 2006) This one seems like a tall tale but it’s all true. I’ve tried to inject some humor – to really play up the Circus of the Absurd that I found myself a captive of during the swan song of my Senior Year in High School –…

Monster Garage

Who’s the jackass who gave us Circus Peanuts? That’s the first phrase that came to mind following our return home from last Friday’s Trick r’ Treat excursion with the kids. Now, as most of you know, we live on a very rural street. 6 houses (give or take a ½ dozen) and one streetlight do…