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

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It Never Rains, But It Pours...
For those of you keeping up: thank you for your interest and your support in helping us navigate Cathy's cancer diagnosis. This post is not about that. She's hanging in there, and we're just working toward getting her chemo done so we can do a scan and see ...
It Never Rains, But It Pours...
It Never Rains, But It Pours...
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Remembering Harlan (1934-2018)
It's appropriate that people don't have any words to eulogize Harlan Ellison's passing. How do you sum up a life so marbled and striated and so deeply influential in a few sentences? And as someone else already pointed out, he used up all of the good words ...
Remembering Harlan (1934-2018)
Remembering Harlan (1934-2018)
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Intellectual Property Homesick Blues, Part 3: You Kids Get Your Banthas Off My Lawn
Now this tag line is actually truthful. It was forever ago. Solo came out last week, and it landed like the proverbial
turd in the punchbowl as the intelligencia—ahem, excuse me—I mean fandom —savaged the movie for not being
necessary, and also not being wh...
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Intellectual Property Homesick Blues, Part 2: Solo
I will be the first one to admit that I was one of the
people who wondered, aloud, why we were getting a Young Han Solo movie, wherein
we see how in one five-minute train ride sequence he picked up all of his
quirks, habits, and signature moves, and then he...
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Intellectual Property Homesick Blues, Part 1: Rocky and Bullwinkle
In a quiet moment of intersectionality, I watched the re-imagining
of the legendary Rocky and Bullwinkle series on Amazon Prime just prior to the opening of Solo . And I realized something about not just the venerable Star
Wars franchise, but also the even ...
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The Children of Generation X, Part 4: A Spoilers-Laden Look at Avengers: Infinity War
Just in case the title didn't clue you in, this review contains massive honking spoilers and should not be read until you've seen Avenger: Infinity War. Or, unless Jeff from the office blabbed everything on social media and you've thrown up your hands in di...
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The Children of Generation X, Part 3: How to Get Along with Your New Step-Dad
Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. So, here we are, on the eve of Avenger: Infinity War. The culmination of the entire MCU to date.
Except, it really isn’t it. It’s the first half of the culmination, right? The
movie is a two-parter, with a minimum of two guar...
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The Children of Generation X, Part 2: My Rambling Thoughts on the MCU
Part 1 of this essay  is here. I don’t want to rank these movies for you. What’s the point?
You’re just going to incredulously point out that Guardians of the Galaxy should be higher or derisively sneer that Iron Man 3 should be lower. Make your
own damn li...
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The Children of Generation X, Part 1: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Ten Years Later
I think one of the worst aspects of our New Digital Lives is
that the Internet tends to speed up and also shorten lengths of time between
Intellectual Property discussions. You don’t have the luxury of processing and
mentally digesting genre film and TV any...
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