Veep-Stakes

As I've mentioned before, I don't really give a rat's ass who Kerry picks for VP. But, that said, it would be kind of fun to see John Edwards matched up with Dick Cheney in a vice-presidental debate. It would be pretty much exactly like that one episode where Buffy the Vampire Slayer goes head-to-head with Dracula.

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Behind The Scenes: The Making Of “Veep-Stakes”

Me: Hey, who was the Big Bad in the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The Queen: What? M: I'm writing something for the yeti and I've trying to remember who the main villian was in the first season of Buffy. Q: Dracula? M: No, although she did meet Dracula once. That's who I've currently got in the post,

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On The Ball

The weekend started with a literal bang here in the Baldwin household, as the nation of Taiwan attempted to kill me and my child. It was a little after ten on Friday evening, and I was trying to get The Squirrelly to sleep by holding him while bouncing up and down on an exercise ball in a darkened room. Then,

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Bladder Lad

The other day I rewatched X2: X-Men United on DVD, and it reminded me of something I wanted to mention in my original review but omitted because it gave away the end of the movie. So if you haven't seen the film yet, here there be spoilers. Anyhow, when I went to see X2 in the theater I did something

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The Bad Review Revue

The Chronicles of Riddick: "Riddick-ulous." -- Megan Lehmann, NEW YORK POST Garfield: "You'd have to be a real asshole to hate this movie. Sadly the task falls to me." -- Marrit Ingman, AUSTIN CHRONICLE Soul Plane: "An hour and a half of real airplane turbulence is better than sitting through Soul Plane." -- Sara Gebhardt, WASHINGTON POST The Stepford Wives:

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Games: Hansa

I'm not a big fan of abstract games. That's what I keep saying, at least, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Much of that evidence has been provided by Michael Schacht, who has designed a number of games I quite like, including one of my favorites Web of Power. And now I find myself enamored with Schacht's most recent release,

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Sexual Congress

Okay, so Illinois Senate candidate Jack Ryan may have taken his former wife to "bizarre clubs" around the world and pressured her to have sex with him in front of complete strangers. But should that automatically disqualify him from serving in Congress? I mean, sure, the guy has some flaws, but let's not forget that he took down an international

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Side-By-Side In Sisterhood

Now that I've regained my masculinity, I guess I can start making sweeping sexist generalizations again. What is it about women that make them constitutionally incapable of walking Indian-Native American file, even for the briefest of moments? I have a number of running partners, many of whom are female -- The Queen, her friends, some coworkers here at the office

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Books: The Last American Man

I haven't really been keeping up with my book reviews, but since I recommended The Last American Man over at The Morning News a few weeks back, I figure I could at do the same for my readers over here. Those of you unfortunate enough to be adults may remember a spate of books released in the mid-90s that purported

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