The last movie I saw at the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose, CA, was The Black Stallion Returns in 1983. My baby niece and I were sitting in the front seats while my brother and his wife were making out in the backseat. Family values in the 1980s. On Christmas Eve last month, I saw Monster Hunter at the West Wind Capitol Drive-In. As the French would say, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”Read more “Monster Hunter At The West Wind Capitol Drive-In”
Check out my new “CDR Fan Girls Club” T-shirt from Teespring. This T-shirt idea came from an anonymous reader as an alternative name for my last Slashdot troll. If you’re not familiar with Slashdot, it was the Reddit of the late 1990s. If you’re not familiar with Reddit, you haven’t paid attention to your brokerage account lately. The “CDR Fan Girls Club” T-shirt is available in black or pink for $15 USD each. Save money on shipping by ordering more than one shirt from my store.
The audio cable from my PC speakers sticks straight out from my Dell laptop, interfering with the placement of my Logitech trackball on my desk. A 3.5mm right-angle adapter fixed the problem. Check out the original video.
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk, “Star Trek: The Original Series”) discovers a new audience when he asked if they heard about the bicycle story at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017. Check out the original video.
A left for dead comic con might be making a virtual con comeback. 3fams Productions bought the assets of Walker Stalkers LLC last October. They plan to bring Walker Stalker Con to their VirtualCons app and have an in-person event in mid-2021. The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office recently announced a settlement with Walker Stalker LLC. A restitution fund will be set up to refund money to customers, celebrities, and vendors. Will 3fams Production succeed where Walker Stalker LLC failed?Read more “Will Walker Stalker Con Make A Virtual Comeback?”
A honey bee on my windbreaker under an autumn sun foot tapping to the music. Check out the original video.
You get an email notification that a package has arrived at the Amazon Hub in your apartment complex. You go to the Amazon Hub to scan the barcode or type in the code from your cellphone. You hear a parcel door clicking somewhere in the Amazon Hub. You see an error message on the touchscreen to call a service number for help. What do you do now? I recently went through that at the Amazon Hub in my own apartment complex.Read more “When The Amazon Hub Locker Door Doesn’t Open”
Area 51 started trending on Twitter after the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week. Most of the tweets were like this one: “After what we saw in the Capitol yesterday, I feel pretty comfortable bringing back the plan to storm Area 51. Looks like it’ll be a lot easier than we all anticipated.” Uh, no. I’m going to explain why this kind of thinking is not only stupid but also dangerous.Read more “Why Storming Area 51 Like The U.S. Capitol Building Wouldn’t Work”
A clear pattern has emerged with Fry’s Electronics store closings since 2019. Almost every store closure resulted from a real estate developer buying out the lease and/or property. The exception being the North Sacramento store that “temporarily closed” after looters broke in last June. Here are four new stories about our favorite zombie retailer.Read more “Will Real Estate Developers Close Fry’s Electronics in 2021?”