Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping can take ‘quite awhile’

On Monday I ordered a new case for my computer from Amazon for $70.98. Because it was more than $25, the order was eligible for Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping. If I chose regular shipping, it would have added around $20 to the bill. I’ve been checking the status of my order every day. As of … Continue Reading “Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping can take ‘quite awhile’”

If you attended DragonCon, you financially supported an accused child molester

DragonCon, the popular annual science fiction and fantasy convention, was held last weekend in Atlanta. I first wrote about the convention and its founder, last year. By all accounts, this year’s event was a raging success. How many of the thousands in attendance knew they were financially supporting an accused child molester, a man who … Continue Reading “If you attended DragonCon, you financially supported an accused child molester”

Why will it take three movies to adapt 'The Hobbit'?

I’m having a bit of a math problem trying to figure out why director Peter Jackson needs to make three full-length motion pictures to tell the story of The Hobbit, the prequil of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit was only one book while The Lord of … Continue Reading “Why will it take three movies to adapt 'The Hobbit'?”

USADA to strip cheater Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles

Cheater Lance Armstrong has announced that he will stop fighting allegations that he used banned substances. In response, the USADA, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has announced it will strip Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles. From Armstrong’s statement: There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough … Continue Reading “USADA to strip cheater Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles”

Skip Bayless is an idiot

ESPN blowhard Skip Bayless spoke up about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and claimed white Redskins fans favor Kirk Cousins over Griffin. They prefer Cousins at quarterback because he’s a white guy like them. He made this assertion yesterday on ESPN’s morning show, First Take. Here is a portion of what Bayless said: … Continue Reading “Skip Bayless is an idiot”

The gals of Pussy Riot sound like a bunch of jerks

A lot has been made on the Internets lately about three young woman, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich, from the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot. That’s the actual name of the band, Pussy Riot. The before mentioned woman were sentenced on Friday to two years in a prison after being convicted of … Continue Reading “The gals of Pussy Riot sound like a bunch of jerks”