Solo: A Star Wars Story

For as long as I’ve been hearing about the second Star Wars anthology film, Solo, I’ve been pretty doubtful about the whole thing.  And then when I began to hear about all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, with the film’s directors being fired and replaced partway through, and leading man Alden Ehrenreich apparently needing an acting coach because the producers weren’t happy about how things were coming out…well, at that point I couldn’t help to wonder how this movie could possibly be any good.

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Weekly Geeky Question #4 – The Best of Community

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #4, and Rod’s question is a simple one, related to a TV series that he introduced me to.

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Community – Football, Feminism and You [1.6]

The Dean essentially blackmails Jeff into helping convince Troy play football for the school, which upsets Annie as she sees this as him no longer needing her to help him study for classes.  Meanwhile, Shirley helps Britta learn to be more caring to other women, specifically by going to the bathroom with them.  And Pierce helps the Dean design a new mascot for the Greendale team, the Human Beings.  Continue reading Community – Football, Feminism and You [1.6]

Donald Glover is a Steely-Eyed Missile Man (Some spoilers for The Martian, and a bunch of other rambling)

Back in 1969, there was a little something going on called Apollo 12 – the second manned mission to the surface of the moon.  Not long after launch, something went wrong:  the ship was struck by lightning, scrambling the telemetry being received by instruments.  It could easily have led to the entire mission being aborted.   A NASA engineer named John Aaron recognized something that nobody else did, and was able to issue an instruction that led to the flight being salvaged.  I am no aeronautical engineer so I have no exactly what Aaron did, or how it fixed things, but his quick thinking and cool head led to him being given the nickname of “Steely-Eyed Missile Man” by his colleagues. Continue reading Donald Glover is a Steely-Eyed Missile Man (Some spoilers for The Martian, and a bunch of other rambling)