TMIT: Too Much Information Thursday

I'm posting this from the beginning of last week. Internet gets hooked up on the 26th so life will get back to "normal" next week. In the interest of multiculturalism I shan't ask you what you got or gave for Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice/etc. Instead, let's just make this an open thread. Share what you will but know I… » 12/25/14 8:30am Today 8:30am

A Franchise Dream Deferred

I watched chunks of RIPD and Amazing Spider-Man 2 on cable tonight, and I could almost tell that the filmmakers realized, on an instinctual level, that the audience just wasn't going to give a crap. There's just the sense that they understood that all the big emotional/funny "beats" they'd worked so hard to craft were… » 12/24/14 11:29pm Yesterday 11:29pm

The Snowpiercing Polar Express Hellmas Train

Back in early November some of us discussed our experiences with model train sets, as I was looking into getting a set for a Christmas themed project and exploring its potential for a hobby in general. Well, with modest goals, I picked up a Lionel Polar Express set, but as per usual, I have trouble keeping things… » 12/24/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm