Is this Lego Thing Getting Out of Hand?

Yep, Lego finally did it: they built a full-scale version of an x-wing fighter from the original Star Wars movie. It was built in the Czech Republic and shipped to NY, and it will later be shipped to CA. Yes, any reasonable adult will probably think that’s a bit excessive. But… it’s hard not toContinue reading “Is this Lego Thing Getting Out of Hand?”

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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Fear of a Vegan World

“The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Fear of a Vegan World” considers Nick Park’s gothic masterpiece as a response to vegetarianism by a meat-eating soul. If the premise of this essay sounds as if I lost my mind briefly while writing it, I probably did. But, I fear, there’s method in this madness. Originally published on Metaphilm FebruaryContinue reading The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Fear of a Vegan World”

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It’s Off…

Today I let my kids watch Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. My son Penn (8) has lately become a Star Wars freak, largely and most lately due to Angry Birds Star Wars. If you don’t know what that is, don’t ask. He was talking about it so much I thought I’d justContinue reading “It’s Off…”

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The Unbearable Banality of Knock-Knock Jokes

Keep in mind: Three children, 9, 5, and not quite 2.  My elder daughter posts a knock-knock joke to Facebook: Knock knock Who’s there? Owl. Owl who? Yep, that’s what they say… Yes, it is terrible.  She is passing on her own suffering, as her manager said it to her.  I, in turn, passed itContinue reading “The Unbearable Banality of Knock-Knock Jokes”

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