Road Trip: Days 1 – 2

I’m in the midst of spending around 10 days on the road, visiting friends around the country and, eventually, Ebertfest. Right now, I’m hanging out with my dear friend, Poe, in Morgantown, West Virginia. The first two days mostly involved driving, as there is a lot of highway between Minneapolis, …

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The Guitar Wolf Saga Concludes

Remember when I was a horrible fool and lost that guitar pick? Well… I got home yesterday to find this taped to the inside lock on my apartment door: !!! Then my head exploded. Apparently, Fes Works tracked down the tour manager, explained what happened, and asked if he could buy …

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Guitar Wolf, and the Meaning of Stuff

In lieu of traditional Easter celebrations yesterday, I went to a Guitar Wolf concert at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. Who are Guitar Wolf? I hear some of you ask. Well, they’re a Japanese garage punk band, founded in the late 1980s. Aside from starring in strange Japanese B-grade sci-fi …

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Predicting Doom with George Hrab

This past weekend, I drove to Spring Green, WI, so I could join the Chicago Skeptics group on a tour of House on the Rock. As a supermegabonus to the fact that I’d be spending an afternoon at the House on the Rock with Chicagoans whom I do not see …

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Corporate Goose Dog

My Day Job is at the headquarters of A Very Large Corporation. I work in a complex of buildings that are all connected by human Habitrails of glass and concrete. These buildings are only built on part of a large parcel of land, large enough to accommodate a large ring …

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Ambien Calls Are the New Drunk Dial

Around 11pm last night, I looked at my phone. I was surprised to find that someone I know (who shall remain nameless) had tried to call me nine times between 9pm and 10pm. They also left a phone message, which was strangely garbled. Since it was now considerably later, I …

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Seriously, I don’t know everybody.

The following conversation happened on Twitter last night, whilst I was distracted by a lovely little movie named Whale Rider: fesworks: I’m apparently following @MarkWaid, just realizing who he is, but don’t remember how I came to follow him. I blame @chebutykin… Somehow… wdonohue: You can almost always blame @chebutykin …

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Testing 1, 2, 3…

Hello, WordPress. It’s always fun to take the new gadget out for a test spin, so here I am, doing my best to spin donuts in an icy digital parking lot. It’s not that WordPress is particularly new, nor is it even new to me (thanks to my work at …

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Hello, everyone!

The Tin Lizard Productions site is having an overhaul. Please bear with me while I bring this site into the 21st century. Thanks, Melissa