VERSUS: Episode 3: Division II: Rock Album Deathmatch: Eight Albums Enter, One Album Exits . . .

Previously, on VERSUS . . . The eight albums of Division I—featuring works from The Beatles, The Who, The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Styx and Bad Company—battled it out, head-to-head, with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band emerging as the sole survivor. In this episode, another eight albums enter the fray. This time, the […]

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The Immortal Hulk: Vol. 1: Or Is He Both?, by Al Ewing & Joe Bennett — comic book review

Doc Bruce BannerBelted by gamma raysTurned into the HulkAin’t he unglamo-rays!Wreckin’ the townWith the power of a bullAin’t no monster clownWho is as lovableAs ever-lovin’ Hulk! HULK! HULK! These were the lyrics to the theme song for the 1966 cartoon, an Incredible Hulk segment on The Marvel Super Heroes show. I dig the way the […]

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Looking Forward (October 2020 Update): The Pursuit of Happiness During the Great Pandemic

This is the quadmonthly happiness report for October 2020. As always, we believe that happiness is looking forward to something. That “something” at FirewaterCorp typically implies forms of entertainment, the things we do to keep from getting bored. This has been of increasing importance for the past six months. Our company motto is “Read. Play. […]

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Community: Season 4 — a review

Dan Harmon, the creator of Community, was terminated by Sony Pictures Corporation at the end of the third season of the series. Possibly because of his drinking, tardiness, sleeping during work, and otherwise being a perfectionist and procrastinator at the same time, which is a difficult trick to pull off and causes a show to […]

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VERSUS: Episode 2: Division I: Rock Album Deathmatch: And the Winner Is . . .

I set all of this up in my previous VERSUS post. Sixty-four classic music albums that I have owned, separated into eight divisions (of eight albums each, naturally), with the overall winner of each division, after a series of head-to-head battles, moving on to face the winners of the other divisions. I’ve separated the entire […]

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Welcome to Twin Peaks:/\/\ First-Watch Recap: Season 2: Ep. 2.9 “Arbitrary Law” (Original airdate Saturday, December 1, 1990) — a review

Welcome to my First-Watch of the original 30 episodes of the 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching the episode “Arbitrary Law.” On this day in history, Ty Detmer, the Brigham Young quarterback, wins the 56th Heisman Trophy. He played professionally in the NFL for fourteen seasons, […]

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