Monthly Archives: March 2007

CogDaily: Making the A-list?

Cognitive Daily’s stats have exploded the past few months. Links from BoingBoing and Andrew Sullivan have helped, as well as several Diggs. Check it out: Is this sustainable? We’re now averaging nearly 5,000 visits a day. In less than a … Continue reading

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Coolest graph ever!

Social Security doomsday predictions: In the 10 years from 1994 to 2004, the predicted “doomsday” for Social Security moved from 2029 to 2042 — 13 years! If this trend continues, Social Security’s doomsday will keep moving farther into the future. … Continue reading

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On writing in coffee shops

John Scalzi’s book on writing is called You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop. The title riffs off those pretentious people who need to write publicly for validation: Ha! Stupid silly pompous Starbucks people! … Continue reading

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Rambo / Rocky Wrap-up

We set out with a humble goal: to watch and review every Rambo and Rocky movie we could get our hands on — all during the short time the Munger women were absent from the household, and without neglecting our … Continue reading

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Rambo III

(This is the eighth and FINAL review in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) Whew! I’m sure glad the Stallonefest is finally over. And I’m even happier to say that I now get to share … Continue reading

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Rambo: First Blood, Part II

(This is the seventh in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) I admit it: I fell asleep during this movie. I had gotten up at 6:30 Saturday morning to take Jim to his lacrosse tournament, … Continue reading

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First Blood

(This is the sixth in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) Now is the time when you begin to wonder why you choose to such an inane thing as watching and reviewing eight Sylvester Stallone … Continue reading

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Rocky V

(This is the fifth in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) As you might expect by now, I’m beginning to feel just a little fatigue about this whole endeavor. But you know, even though there’s … Continue reading

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The ratings so far

We’re halfway through the Stallonefest, with four movies down and four to go. I thought this might be a good time to sum up how our reviews compare, so I made up a little ratings chart (five stars possible):

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Rocky IV

(This is the fourth in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) Okay, now this is just getting silly. Rocky IV is either the worst boxing movie ever made or the longest James Brown video ever … Continue reading

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Rocky III

(This is the third in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) You know what? Rocky III isn’t an entirely horrible movie. This is the Rocky movie I never saw before, because it was largely mocked … Continue reading

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Rocky II

(This is the second in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) Oh. My. God. Did it really go this far south this quickly? The first five minutes of Rocky II is its best. You know … Continue reading

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Rocky

(This is the first in a series of reviews of the entire Rocky / Rambo sequence) I can still remember the first time I saw Rocky. I must have been 10 or 11 years old — I probably saw it … Continue reading

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Days of Rambo, nights of Rocky

The time has come, once again, for the Munger women to abandon the Munger men. Each year on Greta’s spring break, she takes one child with her to visit family in Pullman, Washington. During years when the guys are batchin’ … Continue reading

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More countries: Find the “errors”

Fun animaniacs song. I noticed quite a few inaccuracies (some of which may have been correct when the song was written): –Russia substituted for the former Soviet Union (no Uzbekistan, Latvia, and so on) –North and South Korea merged –Transylvania … Continue reading

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How many countries can you name?

I got 105 out of 192 in 10 minutes. Try it out. My list below

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