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My New Love: Borderlands 2

I have a new love, a cartoon-looking first-person-shooter called Borderlands 2 which is one of the best games I have ever played. The gameplay is pretty much your standard button layout, it’s smooth and fluid and the auto-aim is subtle and has just the right balance of helpfulness and skill. Read more…

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HANNA

This movie rocked! It was like a two-hour long chase scene starting in the wilderness of some Scandinavian-looking country, through the deserts of Morocco, then finally into Germany. The girl who plays Hanna does an awesome job of being both likable and giving off that “I’ve been living in a Read more…

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Battle: LA

You’d think a movie with Marines fighting aliens in LA would be right up my alley, and that’s why I went to go see it while I was in London on a business trip. But the movie was so overwhelmingly bland and uninteresting that I have to give it a Read more…

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Entertainment

Dead Space 2

So, yeah, it’s awesome. I just finished it tonight. This is the best horror game since Doom 3 came out and blew everyone’s mind with the awesome use of sound and light to scare the crap out of you. The monsters were fantastically disgusting, and dying was made into a Read more…

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Entertainment

I Am Number Four

I don’t know why the critics gave this one such rough treatment, I loved it. Checking on Yahoo! Movies before heading out one night when I was home alone and needed some entertainment, the critics were giving it a C- and users were giving it an A-. Now, I’ve repeated Read more…

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Entertainment

Unknown

Robyn and I just got back from seeing “Unknown“. It was good, in the same vein as “Taken” with the whole foreign-city, Liam-Neeson-looking-for-people-and-causing-mayhem, lots-of-steady-cam elements. I was proud of myself for recognizing the chick from Troy who played Helen, and whoever January Jones is, she looked great in a designer Read more…

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Entertainment

YouTube Faves

So recently I found myself highlighted in a video that someone put on YouTube of a Rock Band party they were having. I was playing guitar on a few tracks, pretty much shredding it. Yeah. I rocked. I’m also pretty good with a bo-staff. (No, I’m not going to post Read more…

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Music for a Found Harmonium

I was in an Irish bar a few weeks ago having drinks with Jen and her friend Shari and these two guys were playing folksy Irish music. At some point I look at Jen and say, “I’ve heard this before… in the movie Napoleon Dynamite I think.” Jen looks back Read more…

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Hooray!

Cross-posting between WordPress and Facebook works! Hooray for technology! Three cheers for open source software! (Yes, I am just writing gratuitously to fill up my mini-feed on my Facebook profile. So what? Who are you to judge me!)

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I’m on Facebook

I just couldn’t hold out any longer. I’m usually an early adopter of all techy things, just because I love being able to say: “Oh yeah, [insert trendy Web 2.0 service]? I’ve been on that for ages.”  I mean, after all, I do have my very own self-hosted blog (thanks Read more…

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