After several weeks of relatively serious topics, Eric rejoins us as we talk about the fun stuff we’re looking forward to through the end of 2016 and into early 2017. We talk TV, movies, books, video games, board games, and more. It’s a raft of all the cool geek entertainment we’re hoping will be great. It’s a lively and, well, fun time.

Tools

David brings us a little show-and-tell, including one of the odder kitchen tools I’ve ever seen. Eric and David receive their Amazon Echo Dot v2s, but no one’s had time to set them up. I talk about my new bike tires and how I plan to carry an HTC Vive to the east coast.

Both Eric and David get new shoes. That may sound kinda boring, but it’s more interesting than you might think. Finally, after getting my LG 38-inch ultrawide screen display up and running, David takes the 34-inch Dell U3415W off my hands. His plans for it are a bit different than mine.

Fun

What about the fun we’ve been having? I wrap up the Gears of War 4 campaign and find the middle section to be kinda blah, but the opening and final sequences mostly made up for it. Now on to Horde mode! I’ve also started a new book series about time traveling historians. No, it has nothing to do with the TV series Timeless.

I’m also loving Supergirl Season 2 and took some time to go to the movies and see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I thought it was mostly good but missed a few opportunities.

Eric continues his Pokemon Go obsession and adds HBO’s new SF adventure Westworld to his list of current obsessions. On the other hand, he’s getting a little bored with Grim Dawn. He also talks about a Kickstarter HQ event, Portland’s best bookstore and more.

David is at the critical turning point in Seveneves; both Eric and I urge him to continue. His current obsessions are Rick and Morty (still) and Ip Man, a martial arts movie series.

I leave you with the teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, another movie we’re looking forward to seeing.

 

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