Commodore computers

Posted on February 25th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

If, like me, you played games and programmed as a kid on a Commodore computer, you might find this site interesting. It has information about the computers they built — such as the PET, the VIC 20, and the 64. It also has information about the company, advertising, and even downloadable programs if you’re still […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Posted on February 24th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Guess it ain’t self explanatory, then.” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in 2017 Mildred’s daughter was raped and killed a year ago, and the police haven’t arrested anyone. In utter frustration, she rents 3 billboards that highlight the fact that the police, and specifically Chief Willoughby, haven’t arrested anyone. She even gets on […]

Ysabel

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You were sitting where you could grab a Coke from the fridge and listen to U2 on your headphones, and then you were in a place where a bull had just been sacrificed and a man had drunk its blood and summoned a woman to life, between fires.” Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay, published […]

Pixar movies

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. And here is my discussion of a concert of music from Pixar movies I attended. Toy Story movies Toy Story 1995 -> 5/5 Toy Story 2 1999 -> 5/5 Toy Story 3 2010 -> 4.5/5 Toy Story 4 2019 Monsters, Inc. movies Monsters, Inc. 2001 -> 5/5 Monsters University […]

Coco

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I thought it might have been one of those made-up things that adults tell kids, like vitamins.” Coco, released in 2017 Miguel’s family makes shoes but all he wants to do is play music. Unfortunately the one thing his family forbids is music, so he does it in secret. Then he finds out that […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Drastic Measures

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Ribiero simply wasn’t suited to crisis management. On the other hand, Kodos acted as though he was born to do it. Looking back on it, he came off somewhat less emphatic than I remember. Instead, he was cool, almost detached in a way… If only one of us had been smart enough to see […]

Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.” Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017 Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in […]

Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “If you’re selling flotation devices, you add a markup when the customer’s drowning. Any Ferengi child knows that… At least they used to, before Nagus Rom and all his fairness and equality claptrap.” Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War by David Mack, published in 2017 Twenty years ago the Husnock were obliterated — […]

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (season 1)

Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Like… a coherent dream. Stable, rational. Longer I was there the more familiar it became. I remembered it — I remembered my life there. That’s the eerie part, like I was remembering my real life for the first time.” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams season 1, aired in 2017-18 In “The Hood Maker” telepaths […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 1)

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I look around here and I just… I see people living their lives. Maybe it’s not normal to us but in their own way ordinary. The emperor was wrong, this is a home. And if we give the Federation targets to attack it won’t ever be the same.” Star Trek: Discovery season 1, aired […]