Monthly Archive: December, 2013

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000… Continue reading

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The Last of Us (PlayStation 3)

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A complaint I had with Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4 was that while the gunplay was smoother, it came at a cost of making it perhaps a little too easy to fight… Continue reading

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The Year in Bad Movies: 2013

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As per our tradition that we started last year, we will count down the worst movies we have seen this year, with 2013 releases as well as movies we saw on DVD and… Continue reading

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Troll 2 (1990)

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I have no idea where to begin with Troll 2, the 1990 horror movie that sparked the viral YouTube video containing the clip of Arnold (Darren Ewing) expressing his horror at the prospect… Continue reading

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Their Reasons for Doing it Are Obvious. Their Methods Make Me Want to Hit Them.

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Admit it, if you are reading this post by following a link you clicked on Facebook, you probably clicked because the Upworthy-inspired title aroused your curiosity. I’m hoping the screencap from the 2006… Continue reading

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Why Listening to Your Elders is Actually a Good Idea: Or How I Did My First Term of Grad School All Wrong

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As I’ve made abundantly clear on this blog, I am an alumnus/current grad student at Cornell. Readers should also know that I am an alumnus of John P. Stevens High School, class of… Continue reading

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The Grandmaster (2013)

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While most movies are certainly watchable on a television, there are some that absolutely must be experienced on the big screen. Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster (一代宗師), of course, falls strongly into the latter… Continue reading

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