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Podcast: Fall Fun

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. …

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The Tentpole Western

We recently went to see┬áThe Magnificent Seven. Magnificent Seven┬ástars Denzel Washington playing Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt playing Chris Pratt, and a host of other good actors playing bad cliches of characters from westerns of yore. You have your Good Indian, the crusty old backwoodsman who hates Indians, except he becomes buddies with the Good Indian, …

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Kubo and the Tugged Heartstrings

My Japanese mother married my Caucasion father in the early 1950s. Back then, she bought into the idea of immigrant assimilation so completely, she never bothered speaking her native language around her sons. I grew up as an English-language speaker, and the only second language I learned, somewhat poorly, turned out to be German. However, …

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