Irregular’s Intel – The Underappreciated Break

The weekend is coming up and I am so looking forward to playing a lot of pinball and video games, reading, watching a movie or two, and not much else. Did you see that I didn’t mention anything productive in there? That’s not to say that reading is non-productive, but I plan on reading for pleasure. In short, I’m taking a much needed break. It is interesting how, as a culture, we do not embrace real leisure time. Americans feel this need to fill it all with activity (an idle mind is the devil’s workshop). We can’t have one silent moment and we must show something for the time we have been given. As I have gotten older, I have fully embraced a more European approach to my personal time. I do enjoy keeping active, but I need to balance it with some legit idle time.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – The Underappreciated Break

Playing Around – Easter Basket Fun

It’s that time of year again, when a percentage of the population celebrates a religious holiday by indulging in chocolate and all things bunny. But instead of filling those Easter baskets with nothing but sugar, maybe consider adding a little bit of fun that will last beyond the buzz. There are some enjoyable card games that would make great additions to any basket.  Continue reading Playing Around – Easter Basket Fun

GW1 Issue 147 – Freedom Raider

This week we have a movie review and an interview! The reboot of the Tomb Raider series premiered last week and of course we went to see it. So we have some thoughts on how well it reflects the games it’s based on. We also share details on a big Superman memorabilia exhibit and an impressive comic collection, both in northeast Ohio. And we round out the show talking with Sean Patrick Fannon about Freedom SquadronListen now!  Continue reading GW1 Issue 147 – Freedom Raider

She Geek Critique – Everyone’s a Critic

Year ago, people used to be able to go to movies and just enjoy them. Sure, depending on the movie some would have been more enjoyable than others – I mean, the adventure of Raiders of the Lost Ark was perhaps a touch more “fun” than all the crying in Terms of Endearment (yes, that’s sarcasm). But somewhere along the way, with the evolution of the internet and the idea that everybody’s opinion needs to be made public, we stopped being satisfied with seeing a movie for the enjoyment factor and started critiquing everything about it.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Everyone’s a Critic