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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – I’m Out Of Here Edition

It felt like it would never happen, but the day is finally here – tomorrow I head out on vacation. Hooray! Just in time too; after spoiling us with some gorgeous weather this weekend, Mother Nature decided that she wanted to remind us who was boss. I’m currently watching it snow outside my apartment. If I wasn’t getting out of dodge in less than 48 hours I might be more upset about this turn of…

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Draft Day – A Review

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The NFL draft is really boring.

I say this as someone who has sat through this event on more than one occasion. As it was pitched to me, it sounded like it might be somewhat interesting – the NFL teams strategically pick new players for their team, trying to get the best players before they get scooped up by other teams, but not overpaying for players that they don’t need or that they could get…

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Talk back – Game of Thrones

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This post will discuss the events of last night’s episode of Game of Thrones; if you are looking to avoid spoilers as to what transpired on the show up to this point, mosey along to another post.

 

I’ve been to a lot of weddings. I believe the last time I did a count I’ve been invited to over 40 and have attended close to 35. As I’ve gotten older, the frequency of these invites have slowed…

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Colbert to Replace Letterman

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Well that was quick.

A week after Letterman announced that he was planning to step down as the host of The Late Show on CBS in 2015, we already know who his successor will be. For once, all the rumors and speculation were actually correct; Stephen Colbert will be making the jumpfrom his show on Comedy Central to assume the seat that Letterman is vacating. Same time slot for Colbert, but a much…

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Back in 2006, Disney released the movie Invincible, a sports movie based on the true story of Philadelphia Eagles player Vince Papale (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg). The legend of Papale, reinforced by the film, was that he showed up for an open tryout hosted by the team and was able to earn his way on to the roster. While the movie isn’t 100% accurate, the story that it is trying to…

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Captain America: Winter Soldier – A Review

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It is fitting that the new Captain America movie has the word winter in its subtitle, since its arrival marks the end of the terrible movie season that has been foisted upon us since Christmas. The period from the January to April is always a rough one since this is when studios burn off movies that they aren’t all that confident in, but this winter Hollywood and Mother Nature got together to…

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Yesterday was a hectic day at work – I was jumping from conference call to conference call, trying to finalize the arrangements for a team meeting for one of the projects I manage and adapting to the fact that our Internet is now running at 45% capacity. There was a lot of multi-tasking and the usual mayhem; I can’t even remember what else I was going when I saw an e-mail from CNN pop up in my…

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Game of Thrones Cheat Sheet

This post contains spoilers for the first three seasons of Game of Thrones. If you aren’t caught up and you want to be surprised, probably best to skip it.

Game of Thronesis a great, but very  confusing, show – and I say this as someone who as just bragging about being a smart person. With some many families battling it out for the Iron Throne, there are a lot of moving parts and its easy to…

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Spring is (Hopefully) Here Edition

I hate to jinx anything, but I think that Spring has finally arrived. The weather is slightly warmer, the days are longer and baseball is back. If that doesn’t mean Spring, I don’t know what does. I even heard the music of my first ice cream truck of the season. My mood has drastically improved the last two days – part of that is because I’m finally getting a breather at work, but I can’t…

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Some Thoughts on the How I Met Your Mother Finale

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Kids, let me tell you a story……

Sometime back in 2006, I decided to take a chance on a show that a lot of people were very enthusiastic about. It’s not often that the critics that I respect and the general consensus of the general public are in agreement, but the consensus of both groups was that CBS’s How I Met Your Motherwas worth my time. Though I thought the title and premise were a little…

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