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by K. M. Kirby
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Dredd 3D in 3D
Replies: 0
Views: 3786

Dredd 3D in 3D

For the e-record, this was one free preview that justified three hours of line time. I was fortunate enough to get a seat in the room‘s acoustic sweet spot, thus getting buzzed by something more than just electronic music while swimming through the amazing results of 3D cameras and special effects s...
by K. M. Kirby
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: DC versus Marvel films
Replies: 24
Views: 4186

Re: DC versus Marvel films

So, who will be catching the midnight dkr showing tonight?
by K. M. Kirby
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Udder-ly Astounded
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

Udder-ly Astounded

As I discovered last night, a series currently running on the Science channel turned out to be that one which includes The Discarded. I was happy to catch most of it, after realizing that it actually was this particular show, as I had indeed surmised only after about the eighth airing of a preview. ...
by K. M. Kirby
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 56939

Hey, I Just Finished...

Zone One. I went into this book with anticipations of great literature but was not disappointed. The story should merit a sequel, with the first chapter's title being something like "Swimming to Roosevelt Island" -- yes it's that good. But, seriously, wow, what did I just read? Just anothe...
by K. M. Kirby
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 50499

Stand on Zany-zabar

With local channels airing 5+ episodes every eve, I was eventually impelled to catch up on the half-hour sitcom Big Bang Theory. Now, months later, it's rare to catch an episode that I haven't already watched two or times already. Still unable to manage catching one on its first airdate, I've no ide...
by K. M. Kirby
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 45827

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Listening to Move Like This again, after about a week's hiatus from this library cd of last year's cars. Try it, if you want to feel like opening old wounds on novacaine, or something like that. It has its merits, even if your memories of the Seventies may be from dredging up a previous incarnation....
by K. M. Kirby
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Coefficient of Causality
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: The Coefficient of Causality

It's just one of those little physical details that, if missed by a science fiction writer, could prove to be the difference between a Nebula and a tomato-plastered pillory. My own opinion--based on various high school courses, college experiences, random readings and infotainment--is that lightspee...
by K. M. Kirby
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Coefficient of Causality
Replies: 5
Views: 951

The Coefficient of Causality

So now it seems that neutrinos have raised the upper limit of light speed by .0002% or something like that. Now it seems to me, if a gravitational-lensing galaxy could be used to detect any difference in the amount by which a neutrino gets bent by gravity (even by the slightest bit) then we may have...
by K. M. Kirby
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Repent, Timberlake, Said the Man
Replies: 1
Views: 1072

Repent, Timberlake, Said the Man

It's perhaps not surprising that they would blithely try to slip yet another adaptation past the rights people. Can we hope for some spoilers here, which may be perhaps less-so revealing for those lucky multitudes who have already read it in the original?
by K. M. Kirby
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Mamet: Playwright or Film Dabbler
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

A Wig, a Wig, My Kingdom for a Wig

The thing about it is, Mamet's talents do stand out in the crowded market. It seems unlikely, to me anyway, that he actually believes the "Aging B-girl Suicide Theory" but, in the view of his imagined audience, all we have now is a superstar mix-board jockey languishing in a cell, another ...
by K. M. Kirby
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Mamet: Playwright or Film Dabbler
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Mamet: Playwright or Film Dabbler

Mamet, the memorable playwright, seems intent on ruining his good name by trying his hand at the task of film direction. Missing somewhere between Malle and Mankiewicz on best-of lists, his mechanistic lack of style has led from big productions to the dregs of direct-to-cable sensationalism. It's so...
by K. M. Kirby
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: What's the Big Idea, Anyway?
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

What's the Big Idea, Anyway?

Perhaps typical among some who might expend energy declaring themselves readers of particular sets of written works, I can say that there are few stories I've not read in the bibliography posted on this website. Maybe not so much recently but, as I recall, there was a time in the late 1970's when ma...
by K. M. Kirby
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 467741

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Here's my "Happy Thanksgiving" comment to the Internet.
by K. M. Kirby
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Things I'd Like to See in any "A Boy and His Dog" Reboots
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Things I'd Like to See in any "A Boy and His Dog" Reboots

Put this guy in a Puli costume and he'd surely fit into the typical Roverpack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXElh_VM0Uc&feature=player_embedded#!&fsb=18
by K. M. Kirby
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Watching the Antics of the Colony
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Watching the Antics of the Colony

I don't know if you've ever caught any episodes of that fairly new reality-experiment "The Colony" but, if you're into some in-depth post-apocalyptic docu-infotainment drama-dy junk, then this show may be your cup of Dandelion Tea. Season 2 being nearly all aired, it remains to be seen whe...

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