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Oh, by the way

The following incident happened one week ago today, and other than acknowledging that it occurred, Wonder Woman and I haven’t spoken of it since … and that’s fine with me; I’d just as soon pretend it never happened. Which is why I’m about to share it with the Internet. Go figure. But I can’t not tell you about this one. It’s just too ridiculous. As you might recall, one week ago today was Zan’s Big Birthday Blowout, and, jeepers crow, were there ever a lot of preparations involved. The drinks, the snacks, the gifts, the cake, the activities, the balloons… [read the rest]

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Disney wants to eat your children

Hey, Disney, quick question for ya: Who at the MPAA do you guys blow in order to get “G” ratings for your movies? Because I’m convinced that’s how you’re getting it done. [DISCLAIMER: I’m not looking at you, PIXAR. You rock. I think you should quadruple your staff and put out four times as many movies as you do now, because nothing would please me more than to make a PIXAR film the feature for every one of our family movie nights. (Except for that opening scene in “Nemo” where his mother and the other gajillion baby fish get devoured… [read the rest]

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Last night, a new supergroup dubbed Chickenfoot—former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar (vocals) and Michael Anthony (bass), Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani—played at a stiflingly hot basement nightclub in the Boston area … and the lovely and vivacious Wonder Woman and I were on hand. And I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow. Good night. [UPDATE: Here’s the full batch of photos from the show.]… [read the rest]

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9 + Nine = Oops

If you listen closely, you can hear Harvey Weinstein screaming in the distance. See that movie poster on the left? That one is for “9” … a very cool-looking animated action/adventure film produced by goth-cinema icon Tim Burton. And the movie poster on the right? That one is for “Nine,” which Weinstein’s production company describes as “a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion.” There are several reasons why Harvey is screaming like that—I mean, aside from the fact… [read the rest]

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On his way up

How ’bout a little time-warp action? Every now and again, I’ll scroll waaaaayyyyyy up in my iPhoto library, watching the months and years tick off in reverse order … and I am always amazed by what I see. I know the kids used to be small, but knowing that versus seeing that are two very different things. This is Zan almost exactly four years ago, May of 2005. He was still eating in a highchair, and Jayna was still renting space in Wonder Woman’s womb. I can’t help but get choked up when I see pictures of him as a… [read the rest]

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