Friday Feb 12th: PowerPoint Karaoke with Double-Blind Improv!

This upcoming Friday (February 12th), PowerPoint Karaoke returns to Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville! This time, we will be joined by Double-Blind Improv! That’s two shows for the price of one! PowerPoint Karaoke What it is: Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never …

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FRIDAY! The Return of PowerPoint Karaoke!

This upcoming Friday (January 15th), PowerPoint Karaoke returns to life at the Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville! Join us for laughter and nerdery as we huddle together for warmth in middle of the bleak midwinter! And, in case that’s not enough for you, we’re also doing a few rounds of …

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Arid January

So, I decided to have a dry January. Okay, maybe not exactly dry. Just arid. Lemme explain. Last year was rough. Really rough. Incredible things happened, but I was pulled beyond capacity. And I was drinking a lot. The two aren’t necessarily related. I don’t think I was drinking to …

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Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2015

Once again this past December, I was given the honor of joining the audience of the Butt-Numb-a-Thon in Austin, TX. For 24 hours, around 200 or so hardcore movie nerds and I indulged in whatever cinematic glory that Harry Knowles felt like pouring into our eye sockets. Windy Bowlsby, Meghan …

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

I sucked at keeping it together in 2015. No, that’s probably not quite right, even though that’s how it feels on the first day of 2016. I sucked at keeping my brain together in 2015. On the outside, if I look at the evidence, there’s a lot I did in 2015 …

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Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2014

For the last thirteen years, I’ve had the honor to attend the Butt-Numb-a-Thon in Austin, TX, for which I am ever thankful to cinematic madman Harry Knowles. I won’t delve too deeply into my overall experience right now, since a) I don’t have the photos edited yet, and b) I’ve talked …

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So, let’s talk about The Interview…

Over the last few days, a movie became the biggest news story in America. Thanks to hackers who held Sony hostage with embarrassing e-mails, confidential employee information, and eventually terrorist threats, The Interview has been pulled from distribution. As of the time of this writing, speculation from the FBI is …

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Lessons of Holly

I don’t remember when I first met Holly. She just always seemed to be part and parcel of the Butt-Numb-a-Thon experience. Every year, when I’d go down to Austin, TX, chances were pretty good that Holly was also there, having traveled from Atlanta. Holly was always a burst of energy. …

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Fantastic Fest Day #8

It took me a while to recover from Fantastic Fest, which is why my post about the final day comes to the Internet more than a week later. The final party was a lot of everything (including a booze luge, slap shots, a water balloon slingshot, real free tattoos, and a …

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Fantastic Fest Day #7

On the penultimate day of Fantastic Fest, I thankfully hit my second wind. I was still exhausted, but I’d gone past the zombie state into a sort of zen master peace. It is by movies alone that I set my mind in motion. One of my film slots yesterday was …

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