‘The Judas Goat’ – Spenser Gets Out Of Town

The Judas Goat (1979)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: The Judas Goat is the fifth Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker.  It was originally published in 1978. Preceded By: Promised Land Followed By: Looking For Rachel Wallace PLOT SUMMARY: A recluse millionaire in a wheelchair (think Mason Verger from Hannibal without the facial deformity), Hugh Dixon, hires Spenser to find the members of a terrorist group (Liberty) that killed his family.  Spenser does what he does and stirs the pot to … Continue reading

10 Things I Learned About St. Patrick’s Day


Beer on St. Patrick’s Day is the same beer that you get any other day of the year.  It’s just green.  I don’t understand why if you’re not in college you would take a day off work to drink.  I guess I’m getting old. Bagpipes do NOT sound good.  Sorry to say but they do indeed sound like dying cats. Girls will take St. Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to dress slutty.  Apparently I need … Continue reading

The WrestleMania 25 Drinking Game

WrestleMania 25 Logo

Pip and I get together every year (just about) and celebrate our geekdom by watching the “Grandaddy of them all” – WrestleMania.  For those of you that don’t know, this is the WWE’s flagship show and marks the end of the wrestling “season” if there was such a thing.  It’s the culmination of story lines that have been going on for quite a while and it’s always the event that is seen by most households.  … Continue reading

‘Spider-Man 2’ – To Be Or Not To Be Spider-Man

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

The first time I saw this film I thought it was just about the best comic book movie that had ever been made.  After re-watching it it’s still pretty damn good but there are definitely some things that I’d overlooked the first time… some bad things. This installment picks up pretty much right where Spider-Man left us.  Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is back at it stopping bad guys left and right.  This is however taking … Continue reading

Dick Vitale – Please Just Go Away

Dick Vitale

It’s March which means it’s time for college basketball to really kick into gear.  Unfortunately, that also means that it’s time for my ears to be filled with a bunch of screaming and yelling by “Dickie V” a.k.a. Dick Vitale. He screams about his “Diaper Dandy’s” which are supposed to be younger players that are great.  However when he’s pontificating about how great these youngsters are it just sounds contrived.  Please stop Dick.  Mike and … Continue reading

V: The Final Battle Finally Tells The Story

V: The Final Battle (1984)

If you never watched V: The Original Miniseries you might not know who Donovan is.  You may not know who Diana, John or Juliet are.  But aside from the opening dream sequence that would make absolutely no sense to you it would be relatively easy to pick this one up and understand what’s going on. Just as V: The Original Miniseries, V: The Final Battle was a made for TV event that played out over … Continue reading

The Culling Of My Friends On Facebook

Facebook Friends

Facebook is an amazing site.  It allows people to get back in touch with one another after many years.  It’s a great time waster at work and there are some pretty cool applications on there.  That said it can be incredibly addicting and if you’re like me you can get caught up in the hype.  Similar to MySpace and LinkedIn, Facebook allows you to become “friends” with people.  They need to approve you as a … Continue reading

The Origin of ‘Spider-Man’

Spider-Man (2002)

Origin movies are generally pretty dry.  They have to tell the back story of the character to make sure that everyone is up to speed.  This movie suffers a little bit from that but it’s one of the best first installments of a comic book character that we’ve had in a long time. Written by comic legend Stan Lee and directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man tells the story of Peter Parker (played perfectly by Tobey … Continue reading

When Is This Going To End???

Will Prostitute For Food

I tell you what… I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty positive person.  I know that the economy sucks donkey balls and it’s been pretty shitty for a while now but JESUS.  When is this going to get better?!?!?!  I get Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine/newspaper which is a great resource for those in C-Town.  With my subscription comes a subscription to their daily email alerts with headlines from around the area.  Today there were … Continue reading

Weekend Knowledge Gains…

Mounds of Paperwork

We’re learning all the time right?  This weekend was no different.  Here’s just a small sampling of stuff that I either determined as truths for the first time or reaffirmed based on very specific examples… When you have no “plans” for the weekend you’ll look back on Monday morning and realize just how tiring doing “nothing” really is. A child that takes a nap every day during the week will NOT take a nap on … Continue reading