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  1. newsmanfan

    Avenge the Fallen!

    What? No one has posted here yet about the Avenge the Fallen meme or Endgame in general (as its own thread)? WELL then. If you haven't seen Marvel's teaser poster campaign, Google is your friend. And then came the parodies. These two legit had me giggling for fifteen minutes...
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    Green Things: Gardening Thread

    Anyone else here into growies? Anything from container gardens, fairy gardens, to backyard gardens or big plots. Spring has sprung (which in Wisconsin means 40 degree days but with 28 degree windchill still), soon crocuses and irises will be poking their heads up, and in a month it might...
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    Stranger Things

    Hi all, I didn't see a prior thread for this show; if so, apologies, and please point me to it. Watched the trailer for S3 this morning and I am so there for it. Looks like there'll be more character development, which I am ALWAYS down for, more interpersonal conflicts, and as usual more...
  4. newsmanfan

    The Fortune Teller

    My apologies if this has already been posted on MC; a search didn't turn it up anywhere here. Today I ran across this utterly gorgeous, well-performed morality play by Erik Sanko with music by Danny Elfman. The marionettes are deliciously creepy, the story entertaining, and the production as a...
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    Daring to Dream

    Hi all. This week marks the 3-year anniversary of me meeting my sweetheart (and five days later, our engagement anniversary, same year). Lest that sound very self-congratulatory, the point is: I spent most of my life trying and failing, personally and professionally, fighting depression, and...
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    American Gods

    Who else is psyched for this series? I thought the casting was brilliant all around, and I'm very happy that Bryan Fuller is helming. Looking forward to watching. For those who have no idea, this is a new miniseries based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same title. Trailer:
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    Newsie: AMA

    I noticed several folks have running Ask Me Anything threads. Since I haven't been here for a while, I thought I may as well open up the floor... *Newsie falls through hole in the floor* AAAAGH! Oops...
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    Inspector Gadget

    ---------- So, on a whim this past week, I started looking around for anything new on this series, which was a childhood fave of mine. All through my early teens (when it first aired) I would run in from the pool each day in the summer to watch it, despite the formulaic nature of the stories...
  9. newsmanfan

    Happy Solstice!

    ---------- Blessed be, for any members who might be Wiccan or neopagan. And if nobody here is of those faiths, well,'s not the end of the world! ;) -----------
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    Million Puppet March

    This wasn't well-publicized; I heard it on BBC news last night. Although SST and Disney did not, of course, participate officially, this bears repeating...
  11. newsmanfan

    storm victims

    ----------- :news: Heads up everyone, Yesterday and today I've been texting a little with Charlietheowl, whose family is caught up in the big storm system in the East. He's okay, though his family had to evacuate their home and go to an aunt's, apparently due to some water and wind damage and...
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    Pink Ribbon Month

    ------------- Saw this earlier. Applies to more than just Kiwis.
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    History Lesson

    (Author's Note: While I have never been a flag-waver or pledge-sayer, the ideals inherent in the founders' speeches and writings and edicts are, I believe, excellent ones, and all too often neglected by the very people who wrap themselves in flags and publicly claim the highest patriotic motives...
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    Soar with the Stars, Ray Bradbury

    ----------- I am a bit perturbed that NO ONE HERE seems yet to have mentioned the great master's passing this week. Come on, guys! The dude practically invented dark fantasy!! A little respect for the Original, now! For the obit...
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    Mike Wallace, CBS pioneer of '60 Minutes', dies at 93

    ------------- I know this is a few days late, but the man deserves notice. For all of us who lionize those among us brave enough to go after a story with the tenacity of a rat terrier, this guy was one of the Greats. "60 Minutes" did a fine tribute to him featuring some of his best work...
  16. newsmanfan

    Happy Easter (and Hagh Pesach!)

    Greetings and wishes for your baskets to be full... from Carl, the Big Chocolate Bunny.
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    Uncredited Performances

    (Author's Note: No, I'm not done with "So We'll Go No More A-Roving...", a bit more to come on that...but this issue has been bugging me since I rewatched the dvd, and I felt I just HAD to address it! A short one-shot, in less than a handful of parts...)
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    A Fanboy News Flash!

    ------------------ :news: Too cool! I was able to watch "The Muppets" on bluray finally this weekend, and during the commentary by James Bobin, Nick Stoller, and Jason Segal, at the "throw me over" scene, the guys were joking about Muppet trivia. They said they were going to form a Muppet Trivia...
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    Muppet stuff for Crocs!

    ------------- know, those rubbery shoes with the holes in 'em. I don't wear them, but passing by their mall kiosk last night I saw -- MUPPETS! They had several styles of very well portrayed little Muppety nubs to put like buttons in the shoes. I picked up a few for myself and friends...
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    Muppet Easter?

    -------------- Just wondering if anyone else has seen anything out for sale for Easter which is Muppety in the least. I snagged a few boxes of the Valentines, and the Kermit-heart plushes sold out quickly here. Wondering why I haven't seen, for example, Kermit and Piggy baskets? or Muppety...