Category Archives: Fandom

An evening with Carrie Fisher, ‘compulsive divulger’

A year ago me and a couple thousand of my closest friends got to spend time with Carrie Fisher. Continue reading

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My Journey to The Force Awakens

I revisit the last three years of waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Continue reading

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The circle is now complete: 10 years of Revenge of the Sith

10 years ago was the end of an era, from a certain pint of view. Continue reading

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Leonard Nimoy, 1931 – 2015

Everyone has their own Mount Rushmore. I’m talking about the hypothetical mountain, located in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota that doesn’t have the faces of four presidents blasted and carved into its side. The mountain we mentally anoint with create … Continue reading

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What I didn’t blog (enough) about in 2014

I didn’t have time to write about everything in 2014. So I decided to barnstorm through some of topics that mattered to me on some level or just kept nagging at the back of my mind. Continue reading

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Hogs, Horns and a brief history of fandom

It’s a good thing Y2K was a bunch of hot air, otherwise the memories of my first time watching college football wouldn’t be of the 2000 Cotton Bowl meeting between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas Longhorns. Continue reading

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Keselowski and Gordon is what the sport needs … sort of

“There’s a fight! Between Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison. The tempers overflowing, they’re angry, they know they have lost.” – Ken Squire, Feb. 18, 1979. One of the most famous moments in NASCAR history is a fight. It was the Daytona 500. … Continue reading

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Watching the Cowboys with my people

Thanks to the wonder of the Internet, I was with people who were in as a precarious state as I was. We high-fived, we fist bumped and we paced. All in the name of the Dallas Cowboys and the fear of 2-2 and Monday morning. Continue reading

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Watching TFIOS with its target audience

While sitting in Theater One at the Landmark 12 cinema on Keystone Ave Thursday night, preparing to watch one of the earliest public viewings of “The Fault in Our Star” in order to review it for Indianapolis Monthly, I noticed one major thing: I was in the minority.

As a 23-year-old, male college student who has been reading John Green’s novels since his junior year of high school, it was clear I was not the movie’s target audience. Continue reading

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My very late take on Pearlman’s “Boys Will Be Boys”

Of the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990’s I remember little. What I do remember wasn’t great, good or even a good effort.

I missed out on the “Good Ole days” of Aikman, Smith, Irvin and Johnston. But I don’t know if should even call them the “good” days after reading Jeff Pearlman’s book “Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty.” Continue reading

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