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13 Songs for Halloween

13 Songs for Halloween

Hey kids! Tonight is Halloween.  And if you live in one of the towns that still allows for trick-or-treating, the kids will have some fun.  Or you could be heading to a Halloween party dressed in your finest attire.  In any case, by the time the day ends, you will likely be worn out of […]

2012-13 NBA Primer, Predictions & Pretty Pictures

2012-13 NBA Primer, Predictions & Pretty Pictures

Before I begin, let me wish nothing but luck to the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Sandy’s arrival to the Eastern seaboard.  Having just lived through a hurricane weeks back, I can sympathize with all that they’re going through.  Hopefully people heeded the authorities’ warnings and either evacuated or prepared to stay put through […]

How the Future of Soccer in America is Being Shaped

How the Future of Soccer in America is Being Shaped

News broke out on Friday that the Barclays Premier League had rejected the latest bid from Fox/ESPN for the rights to broadcast its games in the United States.  The move is a surprise given the long partnership that Fox (a NewsCorp organization and cousin to England’s BSkyB) has had with the Premier League.  Before there […]

How Much Darkness Do You Want?: On Season 3 Of “The Walking Dead”

How Much Darkness Do You Want?: On Season 3 Of “The Walking Dead”

First of all, let me thank whoever finally decided to end the dumb little feud between AMC and Dish Network and allowed me to get AMC back on my TV.  It’s always nice to see two large, multi-billion media conglomerates come together in the quest of getting my money.  It means I can finally watch […]

Sinister Review: “You’ll See Him In Your Head, On the TV Screen”

Sinister Review: “You’ll See Him In Your Head, On the TV Screen”

The best horror stories and horror movies play on our real-life fears.  The Exorcist and Poltergeist work because every parent carries an immense well of fears for the safety of their children.  Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre work on our fears of being stranded and in the hands of strangers.  The Shining and The […]

“Ancient Aliens Debunked” & Pseudo-Science As Entertainment

“Ancient Aliens Debunked” & Pseudo-Science As Entertainment

For those of you who have somehow missed it, History (AKA The History Channel) has this series on called “Ancient Aliens.”  It’s what you might, at best, call a speculative/alternate history show, in which various “experts” postulate that human history and development may possible have been influenced by the guiding hand of extra-terrestrial visitors.  Naturally, […]

How A Sport Can Lose Fans: On the NHL Lockout

How A Sport Can Lose Fans: On the NHL Lockout

I want you to take a look at the picture on the left.  That is the Colorado Avalanche jersey I purchased in 1997.  I began to follow hockey following the Winter Olympics of 1992, when the games would be caught during the day in between class periods.  This strange sport from far to the north […]