I know, some of this isn’t necessarily “wisdom” in the classic sense of the word. Some are just observations or wisecracks. Personally, wisdom is as scarce around my house these days as paper products during a pandemic. It’s estimated that 40,000 people a year die in US traffic fatalities. Here’s a stray thought you probably […]Read more "10-List: Another Serving of Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s Everyday Wisdom)"
What follows is my list of favorite comic book superheroes. In no particular order: Batman (DC) — The Batman that I love isn’t necessarily the original Bob Kane (with Bill Finger) Batman or the 1966 Batman with his campiness and go-go vibe. Nor is it the Frank Miller “old man Batman.” It’s definitely something in-between. […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Superhero Comic Book Characters"
The first title for this post was “10-List: Essential Seinfeld Episodes.” But, that didn’t quite define this compiled list. They’re also not my ten “favorite” episodes. Well, not necessarily. Let me tell you why. As a ground rule for this list, I decided to do something different. There were nine seasons of Seinfeld (all of […]Read more "10-List: A Hearty Sampling of Seinfeld"
First, a couple of ground rules for this 10-List. The sitcoms appearing on the list may still be on-air with syndicated reruns, but can no longer be producing new episodes. Also, I need to have watched all of the existing episodes, or close enough to “all” as to make no difference. Another arbitrary rule: No […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s 10 Favorite Sitcoms"
More practical wisdom and/or observations for the list-minded web-surfer. Several of the people I’ve heard use the phrase “it’s time to fish or cut bait” have probably never fished or cut bait. Not even once. It’s only fair, I guess. I’ve never thought outside the box, shifted a paradigm or raised a bar. Not even […]Read more "10-List: Again, Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s List of Everyday Wisdom)"
I reviewed the video game Far Cry 5 and complained about its “downer” ending. Seriously, it bummed me out so much that I stopped playing the game after I finished the campaign when I was well on my way to another platinum trophy. Humble brag: I have five platinum tropies to date. Sure, it’s a […]Read more "10-List: Movies with Downer Endings"
A better title for this post may have been “Television Series That I Watched Every Episode Produced,” but it was clunky enough already. There are a lot more than ten television series that I’ve watched in their entirety. Like all of my 10-Lists, this one had its own unique set of ground rules. The series […]Read more "10-List: Television Series I’ve Finished"
Here’s a list of my ten all-time favorite comic book artists. As of today. I winnowed down a very large list, cutting out many artists I admire and respect. You can tell that my list is heavily skewed towards older artists, which coincides with the years I was an active comic book reader. I am […]Read more "10-List: Favorite Comic Book Artists"
This is a weird list, I know. There are only 13 Star Trek movies, which means I had to exclude three movies from the list. That doesn’t mean that the movies listed are all great movies, taken as a whole. Just that they’re better than three other movies. I know. My 10-Lists are complicated affairs. […]Read more "10-List: Top-10 (of 13) Star Trek Movies"
Yeah, I’m that guy. The one who still has a huge amount of movies on DVD rather than a series of computer files. I realize I’m slow to adopt new technology, so keep your cyberpunk sermonizing to yourself. I eventually accept new technology into my life. It’s just that I’m a little out-of-phase with the […]Read more "10-List: 10 Favorite Movies in Firewater’s DVD Collection"