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Mr. Media Chastity Belt vs. Hollywood

Mr. Media Chastity Belt vs. Hollywood

The heat wave brought revelations. Roger Ebert boldly declared that video games “could never be art” which created a great digital fracas. M. Night Shyamalon defended his underwhelming and frustrating interpretation of Avatar: The Last Airbender as “an art form…a sacred process.” Ken Levine, Big Daddy if Irrational Games, penned a rousing epistle to the [Continue]

The Free Fuel of Will

The Free Fuel of Will

The world was different once. Dragons soared in the skies and aided the kingdom of man. The Empire prospered, magic was in a time of renaissance, the Imperial army kept peace and order throughout the realm, and the Dragoknight Legion at its head was beloved by all. So it was for an age. That age [Continue]

Keith Does Contest: “Dicky did Laser”

Keith Does Contest: “Dicky did Laser”

This is Chuck Wendig (Sort of). Chuck writes about beards (Sometimes). Chuck also tracks the strange search engine terms which lead readers to his site. Phrases like “My Beard Come so Fat, I wanna do Laser, so dat it Come Slow.” Seriously. Few people know where internet phenomena begins. Fewer still are able to get [Continue]

New Mutants, Old Friends

New Mutants, Old Friends

As seen on the big screen, the X-Men save the world from vicious villains, bloodthirsty bigots and evil mutants galore. But they live at a school. Huh? Like most kids, school was the largest part of my life, and I cared about the idea of a super-school. So too, it turns out, did Chris Claremont, [Continue]

A Paradise Outside, a Peace Inside

A Paradise Outside, a Peace Inside

        “There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.” – Anne Eleanor Scott-James, Lady Lancaster One of Britain’s first women journalists How did you spend last summer? I spent it moving nine tons of chopped asphalt. Sure, I did other things, but the asphalt was a big [Continue]

Iron Man 2: The good, the bad & the ugly side of genius

Iron Man 2: The good, the bad & the ugly side of genius

The tin man needed a heart. Remember that.  It is the day after I saw Iron Man 2, with my mother and wife, as I type these words. Sometimes it takes that long for complex concepts to gel in my head. Iron Man 2’s portrayal of Tony Stark is one of those complexities, for Stark [Continue]

Join The Launch Party

Join The Launch Party

You open the shimmering digital door and enter a rush of light and the cacophony of laughter and merry-making. “Hey! Great to see you! Come on in, the buffet’s over there, drinks are right here, dancing starts soon. Don’t mind that guy, just step over him. He got here before you, he’s just…resting. It’s a big deal [Continue]

Malt Liquor Salute

Malt Liquor Salute

Original posted 1/7/07 on Blogger Thirty of my last 48 waking hours have been spent getting my brain stuffed full of adolescent psychopathology and treatment. Y’know how those of us past the age of 25 look back on the elementary school years with water colored wonder at how endless the summer seemed to be? Or how, going [Continue]

“Allez Cuisine!”

“Allez Cuisine!”

Original posted on 3/19/08 on Blogger Sunday, February 17th started as any other Sunday in the Karabin house. We woke up, fed the cats, made breakfast, loaded up the wife’s Kitchen Aid mixer and ice cream maker attachment into the trunk and hit the road. What? Something unusual about that? Okay, so in this instance; [Continue]

The Day I Married My Sister: A Pictorial Retrospective

The Day I Married My Sister: A Pictorial Retrospective

  Original posted 10/3/09 on Blogger. * For the full effect click here now for the processional song, then minimize your player.  I awoke nervous on the morning of September 25th.I am no stranger to speaking at weddings. I gave the Best Man’s toast at my brother’s wedding. I was the Master of Ceremonies at a [Continue]

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