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Wolverine: Operation Not that Bad

Ok, so like every good geek, I set out this last week to see the new X-Men origins: Wolverine. Reviews in the geek community tend to vary from “utter garbage” to despicable. I’m pretty bored with the wife out of town and decided that even if it’s bad, it’s a good way to waste 2 hours. I went in with no expectations other than Hugh Jackman looking cool.

Darkest Before the Dawn

There has been a lot of great pro-atheist/secular press lately, while I approve, a few things in recent reports have made me quirk my eyebrow.

Gardenlicious

Ok, I couldn’t resist sharing. The garden continues it’s amazing development. While we finally said goodbye to the peas, that we still have a bag full, I might add, everything else is coming up like crazy! I hope you all enjoy the pics of a walkaround of the most awesome 2PhatGeeks garden ever. A special “Hello!” to all of you that are following this at Mel’s LiveJournal.

You Do Have a Right to Remain Silent

You hear a lot about free speech lately. Usually it’s someone complaining about some business or some person infringing on their right to exercise that free speech. Something I’ve noted about most of these complaints has always bugged me. Allow me to quote the actual First Amendment so we all start at the same place:

Gaming Sadness

There is always a period in every year where there are basically no major releases in PC and console gaming. When you’re like me and don’t care about first person shooters and sports games, the gap is even more noticeable. Even so, there is usually at least one title that… Read More »Gaming Sadness

Failure IS an Option

Over the last few months, the concept of “bailing out” failing businesses and industries has become pervasive. First it’s the banks failing due to their own greed and an excess of government intervention in the lending process. Next is the auto industry staggering under its own weight and failure to innovate. Most recently it’s the newspapers, finally falling prey to the inevitable death of the old media from the unstoppable pressure of the internet. The concept of the bailout is not a new one. For decades we’ve been sustaining, in what essentially is a long term bailout, the entire farming industry.

The problem with bailouts, however is that they are simply not American.

Spring Sproinged!

Ok, so I might not be quite the awesome photographer that my better half is, but I wanted to share a little of the awesomeness going on in the Garden these days. Within the last few weeks everything is growing virtually uncontrolled and color is everywhere.

Why I still watch cartoons…And like it!

This post lacks tentacle rape, kitten rape, loli, or hentai. What it doesn’t lack is my explanation as to why I still at 30, going on 31, watch cartoons. Anime is a genre of television and entertainment that (rightfully so) has its own stigma attached to it. But there are good parts underneath all the cat-girl sex! I promise! <3

Stinky and scary: tips and tricks for bus travel.

Bus travel is often one mode of transportation that doesn’t get a lot of coverage or consideration. It isn’t the most glorious means of travel, but for a day or two it’s really an ideal means of getting places and CHEAP. Did we mention CHEAP? We like CHEAP. CHEAP is good. Here are some tips and tricks on bus travel. CHEAP!