Best Picture Reviews: The Rest

Just under the wire! One of my self-assigned tasks was to view and provide capsule reviews for all 10 Best Picture nominees prior to the Academy Awards. I previously covered 127 Hours, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. The rest are below. Spoiler warning! As in, I don't make much of an effort to avoid them. Be careful.  

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Seven

Hello. This is my son. You may remember him from such posts as Holy Shit I Had a Kid! and Holy Shit My Kid Is Autistic! Remember those posts? Remember them like it was yesterday? Yeah so anyway. He is seven years old. WHAT! THE! EFF! INEXORABLE MARCH OF TIME??!!!! * * * In the years since I last discussed

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Booklist 2011 – Suggestions Sought

In 2005 I asked readers of defective yeti to pick a year's worth of books for me. They did, and I wound up reading some of the best literature of my life. I still harken back to the comments that entry when I am in need of a novel to devour. I haven't been reading as much in recent years,

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How Would You Prefer to Squander Your Weekend?

Flash game Friday. King's Guard: Fantasy-themed casual action game in which you select ... well, anyway, it's Bejeweled. It's Bejeweled with minotaurs. Interlocked: Mindbending brainteaser that will tax your spatial reasoning skills, modeled on those wooden disentanglement puzzles. Warning: combining with Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale, as I did last night, will result in ow. Hack Slash Crawl: Cute, Diabloesqe RPG

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Games: Mr. Jack Pocket

Mail call! Hi, a few questions about games I've come across on your website. I'm thinking of getting a new game for a couple that plays together a fair amount and tend to like two minute-type games (I've already given them several from your list-- Lost Cities, etc). Do you had any thoughts on games in a similar vein to

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My Diet and Exercise Plan

Walk briskly to cafeteria at lunchtime. Purchase large salad and roll. Eat roll while walking back to office. Throw salad away untouched at the end of the work day. Find self inexplicably hungry in evening and order pizza. It really works--in January alone I got rid of nearly 8 pounds! Of salad!!

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