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Happy Free Comic Book Day!

I just got me free comics, and next I'm headed to a Star Wars Day event at the library. Later today will be Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Free Comic Book Day 2015! Saturday May 2nd! Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the ...
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Really cute piece, other than Spidey's eyes being upside down. Just don't read the comments, because there are people throwing spoilers like candy in a parade.
 
#Spiderman  can finally play with his fellows in #Avengers  as he is set to appear in the highly anticipated #Marvel  venture #CaptainAmerica   #CivilWar   #Cap3  .. and while the wait is too long, you can enjoy this very cute expression of Spiderman's joy!
#Loki   #Thor   #Hulk   #BlackWidow   #HawkEye   #IronMan  
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Here's a fun little tidbit: There is a Batman short story that was a tribute to a "novel" written by Snoopy!  Scroll down to check it out.
Welcome to the two-hundred and seventy-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous two hundred and seventy-two. Comic Book Legends Revealed is part of the larger Legends Revealed series, where I look into legends about the worlds of …
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Get ready for Avengers: Age of Ultron with this very silly parody from Sesame Street.  Gotta love Captain Ameri-cauliflower.
SESAME STREET creates a green, leafy parody of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.
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The world lost a great entertainer this week.  If you've never experienced his comedic genius, you should definitely take a look.  On YouTube, you might check out "St George and the Dragonet", "Banana Boat (Day-O)", and "The Yellow Rose of Texas."

+Benjamin Yang and +Rd Earl  I hadn't known (before this article) about his political career.  We totally should have sought his endorsement when we were running for office ;-)
Stan Freberg, an influential master of the lampoon who channeled his off-the-wall sensibility into groundbreaking radio shows, comedy albums and hundreds of humorous television commercials for products such as chow mein and prunes, died of natural causes Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. He was 88.
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Here's another Kickstarter project -- another word-based deck-builder that looks different enough from the excellent Paperback to be worth trying.  Only 15 hours left.
Hiya Backers,We're down to 19 hours left on Dexikon. We need another $701 to hit our stretch goal and include those cool alternative attack cards. We want to get that stretch goal included for you all, so let's get the promotion machine running. Everyone that shares our campaign on Facebook or Twitter today will get the alternative attack cards, regardless of whether we reach the $5000 stretch goal.To make sure we see your share, please tag us wi...
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After I told my 7yo that she’d left her book outside, my 5yo started to lecture her about taking care of her books.  A while later, he said this:  “When I grow up, I don’t want to be an emergency [worker].  I’m going to be a book scientist, and tell people not to leave their books outside.”

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After getting ragged on by Cookie Monster, Hawkeye had to step up to share his feelings...great stuff!
When you’re on a team alongside the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk, it’s easy to be overshadowed, or even dismissed outright (Cookie Monster got in on that action just this week). But Hawkeye wants us to know he’s just as super as the rest of the Avengers. Appearing last …
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Here's some contagious laughter for your morning.
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Last week, I had the experience of meeting W. Cleon Anderson, former president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, the world's largest organization of technical professionals), thought I didn't realize who he was until afterwards.  It did NOT go as I would have expected...

I was at the University of Utah's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technical Open House, where the seniors present their capstone projects, as I have the privilege of working with the seniors that my department sponsors each year.  While I was there, I was asked to judge another session, which I did.

As I was gathering my things to leave the finished session, I saw this esteemed gentleman coming in to the next session.  His badge said that he was the industry judge for the session, and that his name was W. Cleon Anderson.  I thought that it sounded familiar, and that I should know the name, but couldn't put my finger on it.

The session Mr. Anderson was judging was about the "duck curve", a load profile that shows the impact of solar and wind on the base load of the power company, which creates problems for meeting power demands.  I'd read the abstracts for the session, as it sounded fairly interesting, but had to finish my judging feedback forms before I could attend any more talks.

As I walked by, I said hello.  Without even an introduction or any small talk, he immediately dove into a rant that went something like this [heavily paraphrased]: "This shows why solar power is such a bad idea, because it creates a huge problem for the power companies....  Solar stops producing power just at the time you need it more.... Wind power is unreliable.... Those idiots who put solar panels on their roof are morons...."

I quickly decided that it wasn't worth my time talking to him.  So I simply said, "I'm one of those idiots with solar panels on my roof.  Have a nice day," and walked away.
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Our thought on solar is to wait until the price drops low enough to where it's actually a financial win (including tax credits).  We live next to a freeway and the dust and grime that builds up is amazing.  I don't clean the tables in the backyard until the last hour before a party because if I clean 2 hrs in advance, there's a thin film of grime over everything.

As a result of the duck curve though, I won't be putting off running the kiln until nighttime.  I usually try to do heavy loads during the evening/night because in the old days that used to be when there was the least demand on the power grid.
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The other day, we were trying some imported candy that I bought on a recent trip, which led to this exchange:
Me: “This candy was made in Poland, where my great great grandpa came from.”
2yo: “My great great cousin was mad when I ate it.”

A couple of days later, same 2yo said: “I don’t want to be a children when I grow up.”

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It pains me a bit to share an ad for a product I wouldn't buy (Gillette is such a rip-off), but this was so goofy and fun that I couldn't resist.
A new Gillette commercial showcases theoretical Avengers inspired shaving technology.
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I'd give 2.5 stars if I could. Since I can't, unfortunately, I think I need to round down. My family ate here during the long drive between Utah and California. We were looking for something fairly quick (still a long drive ahead of us!), something that wasn't burgers or other typical fast food, and preferably something locally-owned. On the plus side, the service was very fast, and we got a lot of food for our money. We got three family meals, and I expected a little bowl of soup with each -- instead, we got a larger container, probably a pint with each. A lot of food for the money. Quantity-wise, we probably could have fed everybody (2 adults and three kids, ages 7, 5, and 2) with just two meals. The hot and sour soup was very good. I don't usually care for sweet & sour chicken, but my daughter insisted, and the chicken itself was very good, but had WAY too much sauce. We received another plateful (!) of the sauce to dip our eggrolls and crab rangoons in. On the negative side, the service was fast -- but unfortunately, not great. The lady helping us was friendly, but had a really hard time understanding that we were going to feed our family of 5 with 3 family meals -- meaning that we needed extra bowls and plates. And we had to ask repeatedly for more things before we eventually got what we needed. Furthermore, the other food wasn't so good. The beef with broccoli tasted pretty fishy, and my kids wouldn't eat it -- even the ones who love broccoli. We also got the spicy "shredded pork in Szechuan sauce" -- which was more like "sliced pork" and seemed like half of the dish was celery, with a lot of green pepper and a little pork. I really wanted to rate this place a little higher, figuring that my experience was probably ruined a bit by cranky kids (the 7yo in particular), and thought about rounding my 2.5 stars up to 3. However, given that food is supposed to taste even better when you're really hungry (which we were), and we still found it to be mediocre, makes me round it down. If we lived in Sparks then we might give it another try, but since we only stop in a time or two per year on our way through, I'm pretty sure we'll find other places to try. Sorry, Egg Roll King.
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