With the new job training and everything else that goes with it, I’ll be a bit sparse on posts here and at Sourcerer for a short time. My apologies to my readers for this. I shall return. I swear it.
Another late thought:
As my own lot continues to improve, I am saddened to hear about the loss of Robin Williams. Depression is a monster many of us must face down on a daily basis. There is no shame in it. May he rest in peace.
A late thought: just trying to get some things sorted out with the new teaching job and such. Wish me luck!
Here’s to brighter days ahead. Things always get better eventually, and it looks like my number finally got called. Back to teaching, with no regrets!
Watch for my (possibly) long-awaited return to my column here at the Thoughts on diversity in Nerd Culture later today. It involves the color green. Don’t miss out!
A nerdy thought to act as a sort of preview for Phil’s new post coming in a few hours: of all the Star Wars characters, I most readily identify with Han Solo. Who else shares this view? Sometimes, the Jedi/Sith mysticism is just too much.
Continuing from my thought on Friday, I give Guardians of the Galaxy all of the thumbs up. I’d say it’s probably my third favorite Marvel movie at this point, after The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What did those of you who were able to see it this weekend think of it? Let me know in the comments below. (And let’s try to avoid spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen it.)
Who else is excited about Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend? I think I’m going to see it tonight. When are all of you going?
If you haven’t already, check out a post I did at Sourcerer awhile back that contains suggestions for further reading to acquaint you with the characters.
For some reason, I’m thinking about 80s movies as I write this. I like quite a few 80s films. Let’s face it; it was a great decade for movies. It gave us Terminator, Ghostbusters, two-thirds of the Star Wars trilogy, the Indiana Jones movies, E.T., Tron, and more than a few horror classics as well. The lists can go on and on and on. For today’s simple thought, I wanted to recommend two of my favorite 80s films: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins and The Last Starfighter. Both have just the right amount of cheesiness and corniness, so enjoy! Let me know some of your favorite 80s movies in the comments below.