Monthly Archives: December 2014

Robot and Frank (movie review)
Don’t watch the trailer – it gives away too much!

This is one of those times I’m asking you not to watch the trailer.  You’re just going to have to trust me when I say that the tone of Robot and Frank can be summed up in one fantastic quote:  “Back off you little astronaut bastard.”  Read the rest of this entry

Snowpiercer (movie review)

Like The Interview, Snowpiercer was released online/VOD/whatever-you-call-it earlier this year. We watched it via streaming on Amazon for a dollar, and it’s one of the best values I can recall in entertainment. Read the rest of this entry

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (movie review)

The trilogy is complete. I bet you still can’t believe they turned The Hobbit into a trilogy – me neither! But here we are, so let’s finish up with The Battle of the Five Armies. Read the rest of this entry

Saturday Dog Blog 12/27/14


Having a pack of dogs is awesome. Here, it looks like I’m making a nylabone commercial. I love how pissed Rocky looks in this photo. I’m interrupting his chewing and he wasn’t having it.
Again, awesome.

The Patrick Stewart YouTube Christmas Odyssey Continues

I thought I’d seen it all last year when ‘Captain Picard sings, “Let it Snow”‘ hit this thing called YouTube, but this – this is something else entirely. It’s so tragically beautiful! I don’t know what Patrick Stewart did to deserve this, but he’s a bigger man than I. Well done, Captain. Well done.   Read the rest of this entry

Christmas Day Dog Blog 2014



“This thing you call Christmas – it bores us. BOOOOOOORING!”


I don’t know what their problem is – it’s not like there are no dog presents or dog feast.  Maybe they just don’t like waiting their turn.  Oh well.

Happy Holidays from!


How to Assemble the Gemmy Ornament Outdoor Christmas Decoration

I should tell you: this video is for comedic purposes – it’s not especially instructional.

Here’s our annual holiday video!

Gemmy Ornament Outdoor Christmas Decoration

They don’t show you the rating or the reviews at the retail location. Just one more victory for online shopping!

It’s a doozy this year.  I encountered Christmas decoration assembly most foul, during which I whipped out my cell phone and started shooting.  If you want to experience real comedy, check out the reviews on Lowes’ website.


12 Last Minute Christmas Gifts Available Everywhere That No One Wants

elf-voice-toyThere’s Christmas Gifts and then there’s the stuff that was clearly purchased at whatever store someone passed on their way to give you said gift.  It’s the thought that counts, but that doesn’t mean this stuff isn’t worthless junk.   Read the rest of this entry

The Search for Vanilla Beer

imageAs I mentioned in the last beer related post, I’ve been searching for a replacement for Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale since it disappeared from the market. I tried two vanilla beers during my last visit to Total Wine, but they were porters ( Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter and Leinenhugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter) and just didn’t give me the taste I wanted.  I still need a vanilla ale in my life and the quest continues!

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Saturday Dog Blog 12/20/14

We’re calling this sequence of photos “The Bedtime Predicament.”


How will I solve this quandary?   Read the rest of this entry

Hollywood is like the Aunt who keeps giving you stuff you don’t want


Disney releases concept art for their live action adaptation of their animated Jungle Book feature.  Wrap your head around that one. Read the rest of this entry

Moonlight and Mistletoe (movie review)

Hey! That’s not what Candace Cameron looked like at that age! Boo! Boo, I say! Booooooo!

Rarely will one come upon a movie as flawed as Moonlight and Mistletoe. My mom, who is a generous audience, would even be yelling, “Oh, come on!” at the TV. I know that’s not an especially helpful analogy for you since you don’t know my mom, so let me put it this way: this movie sucks. Read the rest of this entry

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