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Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Andrew WK Levels Up Again

Ladies and gentlmen, the one and only Andrew WK has one-upped himself (and just about every other musician) once more. Following on the heels of his J-Pop cover album and Gundam tribute album, AWK has written an entire album of “spontaneous solo piano improvisations” (or

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The Enigmatic Genius: GACKT

Told you I’d explain this guy in a later post. Gackt Camui is an Okinawan musician, composer, lyricist, poet, author, actor, designer and model. Usually referred to by his mononymous stage name, GACKT. He is known for his work with Malice Mizer, and for his

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Disney Buys Marvel: The World Ends

Sure it makes sense. But the fact that the mouse and the wolverine are now owned by the same company is as depressing as it is inevitable. Will they keep their hands off of the comics? Will there be new rules to make Marvel even

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8.31.09 My Top Ten RIGHT NOW

1. Inglorious Basterds (2009) I can’t believe how much I enjoyed this movie. The thought of a fantasy revisionist history taking down Hitler seemed so indulgent to me and a useless exercise, but in the capable and overly film literate hands of Quentin Tarantino, the

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RIP Reading Rainbow

The first article I read when I woke up this morning saddened me to no end. It was NPR’s report on the end of an era, also known as the last airing of Reading Rainbow. Amazingly, Levar Burton has been taking a look in books

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Minotaur Tortures Prisoners at Gitmo – Hilarious!

Thank you Mr. Onion for making me laugh for so many years. This fake news is priceless. (Disclaimer: Theodore Barrett, the Former White House Press Secretary is my dear cousin Jay Potter. So my opinion is completely biased.) But you should watch this and draw

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Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks

Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks is a thoughtful discourse on lifelong gamers, and the appeal of these worlds they reside in. A life of Dungeons & Dragons from a young age leads Ethan on a journey around the world to meet others with similar (if