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  • Project Almanac

    Project Almanac

      Don’t we all wish we could go back in time and change some event in our lives? It’s a fantasy as old as mankind and many have speculated, spoken of, written or filmed contrasting versions of time travel. The list of literature and cinema debating the effects of time travel is too numerous to list here but it’s safe to say, it’s a genre that is here to stay. Growing up as a nerdy teenager in the 80’s, the […]

  • Building a Simple Compost Bin

    Building a Simple Compost Bin

      Maya and I recently moved into a new house in Decatur that came with a spacious backyard. Over the last couple of months, we’ve been trying to eat healthier, non-processed food and thought we’d grow a garden in our backyard. Off to the side, we found this empty containment fence that was totally overrun with fallen tree limbs, weeds and ivy. So we decided to build a compost bin inside that fenced off area. The area looked like it […]

  • The Wedding Ringer

    The Wedding Ringer

      A couple of months ago, I was making the 9 hour trip back to Georgia after visiting Florida. Not content with the many, many Christian music stations that kept popping up on the radio, we tried finding something new to listen to. Maya brought out her iPhone and introduced me to Pandora, where we found all these comedy stations and I thought that was a pretty good idea. After going over several stations including Jim Gaffigan, Steve Harvey, The Blue […]

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  • Selma

    Selma

      Quick, think of an important historical personality. Now ask yourself, “Does that person deserve a movie made about their life?” For anyone who thought of Dr Martin Luther King, then join me in congratulating Hollywood for final making a movie worthy of this mans legacy. Sure, there have been numerous tv specials, documentaries and small movie parts about Dr King but this is the first time Hollywood has made a big budget feature that was specifically made about Martin […]

  • Rabbit and Deer: A Film by Péter Vácz

    Rabbit and Deer: A Film by Péter Vácz

    I found this remarkable animation short on Vimeo the other day. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I won’t bore you with a bunch of small talk. I have a funny feeling we’ll be hearing from this talented artist sometime soon.   Rabbit and Deer CREDITS: Writer Director and Designer: Péter Vácz Co-Director and Animator: Attila Bertóti Edited by: Judit Czakó Original music & Sound Design by: Máté Hámori Ending song ‘Listen’ by: Mahdi Khene Photography: […]

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    On Wednesday December 17, Peter Jackson releases the final installment of his Hobbit trilogy in the US, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It’s been quite a journey for Jackson, starting way back in 2001 with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the four films that followed. I know that Jackson was hesitant to direct the Hobbit series but honestly, who else could have made these movies, especially after the worldwide success of The […]

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  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: A Trip to Dessert Heaven

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: A Trip to Dessert Heaven

    Man, do I love doughnuts! Cream, glazed, jelly, chocolate, sprinkles, I even love them little doughnut holes: if it’s a doughnut, I’m eating it.   Hailing from Winston-Salem, NC, (and judging by my weight), I’ve had my fair share of doughnuts. For those of you that don’t know, headquarters was started in my home town. I can remember riding through the city as a kid, the aroma of freshly made doughnuts floating through the air (it helped mask that heavy […]

  • Workaholics Season 5 NSFW Trailer

    Workaholics Season 5 NSFW Trailer

    I ain’t gonna lie, I thought Workaholics on Comedy Central fell off a bit but after looking at this new trailer, Blake, Adam and Anders (don’t forget about Kyle) look like they are coming strong for a season 5.   Don’t look at this video at work, it might get you FIRED!

  • Praying Mantis

    Praying Mantis

    While enjoying a cool glass of wine on the porch, Maya and I noticed a praying mantis hanging out on the railing. Luckily, I had my camera with me so I shot some video. While filming, a lady bug landing on the railing just below the praying mantis. Now, this may sound a bit morbid, but I continued filming just to see what would happen. Good news, the lady bug survived. The praying mantis looked at it for a minute […]

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  • Mohans Rule Aerial Silks

    Mohans Rule Aerial Silks

    This was one of the adventures Maya and Amy tried during their “Summer of Groupon” challenge. It was a bit weird seeing all this little kids hopping around like monkeys at the zoo and then there was Maya and Amy. I think they secretly enjoyed themselves but wish they had done this about seven years earlier. As a spectator, I gotta say it looks alot tougher in person than what you see on tv. But don’t take my word for […]