Around two years ago, I posted 10-List: Firewater’s Feel Good Mix Tape (Side 1). This was a list of ten songs guaranteed to improve my mood, even on a bad day. True confession: I didn’t actually make a real mix tape. I don’t know if those ten songs would have fit on one side of […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Feel Good Mix Tape (Side 2)"
It has occurred to me that I have a subheading marked “podcasts” that has very few posts in it. A few years ago, I worked a lot of evening dispatch shifts at the post office, which meant—in my particular office—that I worked alone much of the time, preparing the outgoing mail for shipment to Little […]Read more "10-List: My Favorite Podcasts in 2020"
The only thing that brings me the level of satisfaction that I feel when I finish watching all the episodes of a television series is beginning to watch a new one. The following 10-List is all of the television series (or 10 of them, at least) whose first seasons I have either watched or am […]Read more "10-List: Beginnings (First Seasons 2020)"
The following is a list of 10 corporations that exist only in their fictional universes. Oscorp Technologies (Marvel Comics) — This one is found primarily in Spider-Man comics. It’s founder and CEO was Norman Osborne, who also became the Green Goblin. At least he did back when I was reading comics. LexCorp (DC Comics) — […]Read more "10-List: Fictional Corporations"
Many television series are coming to an end in 2020 (or have already ended). In the past, I had a habit of not watching a series until it had been off-the-air for a while (Seinfeld, Lost, Smallville, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, etc.). The following 10 series were a few I’ve been watching before […]Read more "10-List: Final Season 2020 (series I’ve watched)"
The following is a list of drinks—both of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety—that can be found in fictional media. Some of them exist in the real world as well, in one form or another. In no particular order … Duff Beer — Homer Simpson’s favorite beer, brewed in Springfield and served at Moe’s Tavern. Nuka-Cola […]Read more "10-List: Fictional Drinks (well … Mostly Fictional)"
More commonplace wisdom for those of you open to advice during your personal pursuit of happiness. I’m not claiming that all of these are original thoughts. I’m just claiming to have included them in a 10-List. And, you can quote me on that. The video rental places may have all closed, but this advice […]Read more "10-List: Quotidian Quotes, Part Deux (Firewater’s List of Everyday Wisdom)"
“Quotidian” is a highly unusual word that means “everyday” or “ordinary.” Which I think is ironic. I’m not claiming that the following are original words of wisdom at all. However, I think each one offers wise advice, and since I can’t find out the original author for any of them, they might as well belong […]Read more "10-List: Quotidian Quotes (Firewater’s List of Everyday Wisdom)"
Satan is a popular character. After watching the most recent seasons of Lucifer and Supernatural, it occurred to me that the Devil has been a character in many works of fiction. For the record—hand to God here—I’m not including the Holy Bible, or any filmed works based on […]Read more "10-List: The Devil You Say: Lucifer on Film and TV"
After I watched Captain Marvel (great movie: you should check it out), I had completed all of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In point of fact, I had watched every MCU motion picture released to date. That’s a lot of movies, over a lot of years. 23 movies, in fact, over 11 years. […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Top 10 MCU Movies"