# SRSLY?

I fully recognize that the MLB All-Star Game is primarily an exhibition, in spite of the Commissioner’s attempt to “make it count” instead of just doing what the NBA and NHL does and just assign home-field advantage in the championship round to the team with the better record*.  And I get that the MLB All-Star Game MVP matters even less. But awarding it to Mariano Rivera for the impressive task of throwing a single shut-out inning, a feat 5 other […]

# Calendar!

Back in the 90′s, I watched The X-Files. Every Friday Night, I knew that The X-Files was going to be on, and the only question was whether it’d be a new show or a rerun. It’s how I pretty much kept track of the week. “Is X-Files on tonight? No… it’s on the day after tomorrow. It must be Wednesday.” Well, this week at work, they had The Test From Heck and so they needed people to man the lab […]

# Babylonia!

We’re back on track with our Eighth installment of the Babylon 5 Viewing Club! The introductory post was here, The Soul Hunter was covered here, and Born to the Purple was covered right here. After that was Infection. Then came The Parliament of Dreams. Following on its heels was Mind War.  Then, RTod covered War Prayer. Last week, Patrick recapped Sky Full of Stars! This week: Death Walker! (Dman does the honors.) You can watch it here. It’s very difficult […]

# Busterhugs!

A guy I work with named Jeremy created this poster, which has gone viral in Giants circles. So if you solve a problem where no one﻿ else can help, and if you can find him, you just might be able to get A Buster Hug!

# Order!

We discussed fields here. Today we’re going to continue by talking about a more specific kind of field. To recap, here are the basic field axioms: A1: Addition is commutative: for all x and y, x + y = y + x A2: Addition is associative: for all x and y, (x + y) + z = x + (y + z) A3: The field contains an additive identity: there exists a member 0 such that for all x, x […]

# Sunday!

Well, I’ve been watching mostly Babylon 5 (which isn’t that interesting to talk about on a blog that’s watching Babylon 5 as a group) but also a couple of fan films from Fallout that are, seriously, *SURPRISINGLY* good. There’s Fallout: Nuka Break and, now the sequel, Fallout: Nuka Break – Red Star. If you’ve ever been in love with the Fallout Universe, you need to watch both of these and count the minutes until Fallout 4. Or 5. Or whatever […]

# No-no!

Tim Lincecum has had a rough couple of years. After winning the Cy Young award his first two years and helping to lead the Giants to a championship the next year, he somehow lost it. Last year he was bad, in fact the worst starting pitcher in baseball. He still struck a lot of hitters out, but also gave up for too many walks and home runs. He was generally lucky to last through the sixth inning. For the post-season, […]

# Bodies!

Last year, I shared some of the images from ESPN the Magazine’s annual “The Body” issue.  The joke then was that the seemingly perfect specimens they were offering us should make anyone a sports fan.  But this year, ESPN included a number of non-traditional “bodies”, an effort for which I applaud them. You’ve got 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s almost entirely tattooed torso. Golf legend Gary Player in his 77-year-old glory. Motorcross racer Tarah Gieger and her stacked thighs. And perhaps most amazingly, and beautifully, […]

# Saturday!

So I’m in The Last of Us. This is the game that’s getting all of the “Citizen Kane” awards from folks and I’m struck by how linear the storyline is. Maybe that’s the price to pay for this sort of thing… but, so far, it’s like hearing that they made a Citizen Kane Video Game, then made all of the action scenes interactive between walking scenes with dialog exposition. That’s not what made Citizen Kane Citizen Kane, guys. Which is […]

# Weekend Open Mic Poetry Reading That Has Nothing To Do With Either Tea Parties Or Occupy Wall Street

Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior will kick us off: Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day, And then of a sudden it — ah, but stay, I’ll tell you what happened without delay, Scaring the parson into fits, Frightening…

# Weekend Jukebox and Open Thread

This is my favorite Saturday song. I prefer songs about Saturday to songs about other days of the week, that Cure song notwithstanding. Consider this an open thread. It’s even got it in the title.

# Weekend Jukebox and Open Thread

I prefer “My Morning Song“, myself, but… well. You know. I hope you all have a good weekend (with a Sunday filled with exactly as much excitement as you are inclined to enjoy) followed by a good, if uneventful, week.

# Weekend Jukebox and Open Thread

The weekend is upon us which means that it is the perfect time for an upbeat job-related song. (As delightful as I find the song/video, I found myself conflicted over the whole “male gaze” thing that it veers into from time to time. Then again, perhaps I’m overthinking it.) This is also an open thread!