Early Daze

I was sitting at the table and surfing the web when I remembered that I had been making coffee. Trying to determine the cause of the delay I glanced across the room and saw that I had neglected to turn on the burner. As I rose and walked over to the stove I noticed that I had also forgotten to

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Favorite Albums of 2011

Said the Gramophone yesterday released their annual list of the year's best songs. I put the 70 that were available on Spotify onto a playlist, which you can find here (assuming you have Spotify installed). SoG has long been my favorite mp3 blog, and I was pleased to see many of my favorite 2011 albums made appearances on their list

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Suggestions for the Slacker’s Guide Sought

It's that time of year again, people: time to send me links to the stupidest stuff available for purchase on Teh NetarWebs, for inclusion in my annual Holiday Survival Guide for Slackers. By way of example, here's some entries from years past: He has a framed portrait of Gene Roddenberry. He has a Federation uniform in every primary color. He

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Parry

Katy Perry is apparently going after Radiohead fans, namechecking the band in her latest song The One Who Got Away: Summer after high school when we first met We made out in your Mustang to Radiohead In retaliation, Radiohead is now targeting Perry's audience with their new single "Fake Plastic Tweens".

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Realization

Honestly, Coca-Cola doesn't offer anything you couldn't get by mixing carbonated water with high fructose corn syrup, carmel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, and caffeine.

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The 2011 Good Gift Games Guide

The Top Ten Eleven My 2011 Good Gifts Game Guide (G4), in which I provide capsule reviews for my favorite easy-to-learn-and-teach games of the year, appeared in The Morning News last Friday. The listed games follow. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!Boardgame GeekAmazonFunagain King of TokyoBoardgame GeekAmazonFunagain Summoner WarsBoardgame GeekAmazonFunagain Jab: Realtime BoxingBoardgame GeekAmazonFunagain Airlines EuropeBoardgame GeekAmazonFunagain 7 WondersBoardgame GeekAmazonFunagain Ascending EmpiresBoardgame

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