Author: Todd

  • Wreck-It Ralph’s Message

    It’s no question that to an old video game enthusiast as myself that Wreck-It Ralph was an appealing movie long before I ever went to see it.  So I went in to see it with exceedingly high expectations.  Perhaps higher than when I went to see The Avengers – the difference, I didn’t really know […]

  • Avengers Assemble!

    It probably comes as no great shock to anyone taking the time to read this that I was raised on comic books.  Some of my earliest childhood memories are wrapped up in theses stories of good versus evil.  And I’ve been reading stories involving the Avengers for quite some time.  Consider that the Avengers were […]

  • So what are the “Flash Sideways” in Lost? (a theory)

    Right now everyone is focused on only one part of what’s going on in Lost and it all revolves around the “Man in Black” (a.k.a. “Man in Locke”, “Milty”, “Black Smoke”, etc.).  They’re so caught up in what’s going on in this battle between Milty and Jacob, that they’ve forgotten about the other major mystery introduced […]

  • Thoughts at 5 days into C25K

    First let me say, “Whew!” I simply can’t believe I’m running.  I’m 41 years old, and while I’ve done a lot of walking (30-60 mins almost every day since 2004) and hiking in that time, I’ve done very little running.  Even when I played sports, I was defense and there was still little running.  However, […]

  • Goodbye, ExtraLife Radio, My Old Friend

    This past Friday I feel like an era ended as Scott Johnson, creator of the ExtraLife webcomic, announced that the ExtraLife Radio podcast (ELR) would be shutting its doors.  Ordinarily, there’s not much cause to write about a podcast that was or has gone away (a.k.a. podfading), but that’s not what happened here.  The show […]

  • TouringPlans.com Lines: Consumption, Contribution, & Gaming

    For those that don’t know, TouringPlans.com is the website for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World (*ding*).  “The Guide” is a favorite among travelers to Walt Disney World, and the Disney online community, especially fans of the WDW Today Podcast.  The greatest asset of the book and the site is the sheer amount of […]

  • Cheering Adventures at the Disney Half Marathon

    Recently Walt Disney World held it’s 2010 Marathon Weekend – a 4 day event consisting of Mickey’s Marathon Kids’ Fest, Disney Family Fun Run 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, and Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge (Marathon + Half Marathon yields 3 medals).  I’d chosen not to attend as a runner, but rather to go and […]

  • Unboxing: Disney Marathon ChEAR Squad Swag Bag

    Tomorrow I’m going to do something that I’ve never done before, and it sounds like a ton of crazy fun.  I’m going to go cheer on some friends who are running in the Disney Half Marathon: Katie (kidanikatie) and Ed (superedo).  It’s always nice to have a new Disney experience after close to 40 years […]

  • Movie Review: Avatar

    [xrr rating=3.25/5] For my last movie of 2009 I opted to see Avatar.  It is the latest in line of what are considered to be some of the best cinematic experiences of all time by Writer/Producer/Director James Cameron.  And Avatar succeeds in continuing that line. It’s not because this movie has a great story, because […]

  • Movie Review: The Spy Next Door

    [xrr rating=3.5/5] I have to be honest with you up front, I’m a huge Jackie Chan fan.  I’m not just talking the modern day “American” movie star Jackie Chan that has come about with movies like Rush Hour, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Tuxedo.  No, I’m talking about classic, pirate fighting, Project A Jackie […]