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SIX OF THE WORST… parts of the Star Wars movies

I already have my plans made to see The Force Awakens. I'll be going on the Saturday or Sunday after it releases, if you're interested. And, as befits my status as "guy who writes lists [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE WORST… things about playing against the computer

As much as I love playing games with other people, sometimes* it's not possible to have them around. Sometimes you're stuck playing a game you love by yourself. Enter the computer player -- a reasonably-sophisticated [...]

SIX OF THE WORST… things about finishing a series on Netflix

A couple of weeks ago, I finally finished watching seaQuest DSV. I don't even remember why I started it, come to think of it; probably some failed attempt at recapturing nostalgia. Also this year, I've [...]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… new words and symbols we (unfortunately) need

I usually try to keep these columns lighthearted and funny, but I wrote this one the day after the Louisiana theater shooting. I've been working in the media industry since 1999. I did spot news [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE WORST… things about seaQuest DSV

One of the many great things about Netflix is how many old TV shows that you forgot about end up there. Twenty-two years ago, Steven Spielberg brought a Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator of Farscape) show [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|3 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about pooping at work

Pooping at home is great. You have your own bathroom, your own toilet paper, no one comes in to bother you (unless you have small children), and you can take pretty much as long as [...]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about birthdays

My birthday is this month (as is our esteemed editor's, as it happens). I'm not looking forward to it. In fact, for the past several years, I haven't looked forward to my birthday. It's just... [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… side effects of losing your memory

Today is April Fool's Day here in the U.S., but I'd like to talk about something very serious today. I'm losing my memory. Most of my friends know at least a little something about this, [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about applying for jobs

It's finally happened. You're fed up with your job, and you want a change. Or maybe you were downsized and need to find work. Job hunting sucks. It's hard. It's basically a full-time job -- [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… even-numbered Star Trek films

It's generally accepted that the even-numbered Star Trek films are the best of the bunch. But as we approach Star Trek 13*, I've been staring at my two-disc DVD versions of each of the first [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments