August 2016

Stranger Things, Season Two Confirmed!

Netflix’s Stranger Things just got the green light for a second season! News this big just couldn’t wait for my regular Streaming Saturday post. Before I say another thing about Stranger Things, you have to watch the trailer for…

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Keep Your Kids Safe on the Road

Do you have kids of driving age? Help them arrive safely at their destinations with a GPS navigation system. We have several fall birthdays in my wife’s family. Our son, Hunter, turns 19 this October. Our…


Fall TV Preview: A New Hope

Yesterday, Stuart Sweet told us that the fall TV schedule will be filled with the same old, same old. I think Stuart is a bitter old man who can’t see that the new TV season will be…


NICE AND EASY: What is “DIRECTV Showroom?”

It’s… well, it’s nothing really. Actually that’s kind of mean. If you go into the DIRECTV Menu, you find a menu called “Extras” which is mostly a graveyard of previously interesting stuff. You can get to…


Fall TV Preview: Revenge of the Dreck

I was trying to make a Star Wars reference but this is a family-friendly site and so I couldn’t exactly call it Revenge of the … (another word that has the same letters as “Sith.”) It’s time for that…







THROWBACK THURSDAY: Restoring the future

It’s a 50-year-old chunk of wood that doesn’t fly and can’t even stand up by itself. For a while it was considered garbage. Now it’s in the Smithsonian. I’m talking about the original large-scale model of…


Is it really important which antenna you choose?

Here’s the dirty little secret: sometimes it isn’t. It’s important that you choose an antenna that’s powerful enough for your needs, but once you get to that point, more power isn’t going to help you. That’s…