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Mark Finn
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Raconteur, Ne'er-Do-Well
Raconteur, Ne'er-Do-Well

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Enough, Already
Last week, a lot of mediocre plot lines and sketchy character motivations were moved around so that The Flash and Supergirl could have a musical crossover. Like most of these CW things do nowadays, the last 30 seconds of Supergirl bled into the entire episo...

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10 Things You Probably Don't Know About the Vernon Plaza Theater (#3 Will Shock Your Face Off!)
A lot of people have heard about the Plaza Theater a Vernon Institution for sixty-four years, but just as many have heard the wrong information, or worse, no information at all! Here's the facts about the place that was voted Best Movie Theater in Vernon fo...

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Handicapping the President’s Inaugural Speech
President Trump delivers his inaugural address. Not pictured: Mitch McConnell looking like a Cheshire Cat, and Michelle Obama trying to shoot laser beams out of her eyes.  I didn’t want to watch it, but knew that if I didn’t, I
would only see the cut-up pie...

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A 2016 Presidential Election Bestiary
As our great nation riots in the street and slaps digital
high-fives on Facebook, there are a number of people who contributed to the
popular vote in this country who are trying to figure out what the hell
happened on Tuesday.  And as Americans,
we have a n...

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After a lengthy Hiatus...an update!
I know, I know, it's been forever. There have been reasons. Mostly, it's been that this year has been a real shitstorm, and the Presidential Election has not helped in the slightest. When I do occasionally (and erratically) post about politics, it tends to ...

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My ArmadilloCon 2016 Schedule
For those of you who can't get enough of the ol' Finnster, here's my ArmadilloCon schedule for next week. Of note is the History-Making Gentlemen Nerds Podcast with live-audience participation, on Saturday at 10 AM. Now, I know it's the first panel of the d...

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Darwyn Cooke 1962-2016
If Darwyn Cooke had only given us DC: The New Frontier , it would have been more than enough. I mean, that whole thing is a masterpiece from start to finish. The book starts out with the Losers on Dinosaur Island, for crying out loud. And it gets better fro...

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The Ghostbusters are Women Now.
If you really don't think these four actors are funny, then you and I will never see eye to eye on anything, ever. And I'll always hold this against you.  In honor of National Woman's Day, I'm going to come right out and say I have no problems whatsoever wi...

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An "Anti-Star Wars Rant" Rant
I'm already seeing it--the snarky posts, the cheeky reviews, the hipster-bullshit-condemnation of the new Star Wars movie. It happens every time something popular threatens to bring fandom together to, you know, get along, under a common banner, or standard...

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Star Wars Memories 18: What Did Star Wars Teach Me?
If you can, why not? I’ve said throughout this series of essays that Star Wars was a part of me, an influence,
etc. It’s easy to just rattle that off and not pay it any mind. It sounds good,
but what am I really saying here? Basically, Star Wars jump-starte...
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