Fun and Games



FUN FRIDAY: Shrek Ragnarok

To be honest, I didn’t much care for the first two Thor movies. I’m not a massive fan of the comic thunder god anyway, and to me it seemed like the imagery was wrong, the tone was wrong,…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: HDTV is coming

Back in 2007, HD was a curiosity. DIRECTV had about six national HD channels and a decent sized (37″) HDTV would run you about $1,500. The world was about to change, though, and The Solid Signal…



FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Speakers

Forget for a minute how the sound gets to your home theater. Forget that it might have traveled a mile in digital form, 80 miles in analog form, or come through a wire with megabits of…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: The channel no one watched

Four seasons and it’s still not solved. Back in February 2014, the world watched in utter boredom as SportsNet LA, known to anyone who cares as “The Dodgers Channel,” launched to absolutely no fanfare whatsoever. The channel, which…


FUN FRIDAY: Yo-Yo Ma(ster)

This whole time, I thought yo-yoing was a lost art. None of the children I know can do it, some of the adults I know can’t yo, and I myself haven’t yo’d in longer than I…



FUN FRIDAY: Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby. If you ever read a comic book or saw a movie about one, you owe a debt to Jack Kirby. Mr. Kirby defined modern comic books over 50 years ago with complex storylines, flawed…