Two kids and a demanding job meant I hardly had time to read at all - I had no commute as I lived five minutes walk from work, and at night I was too tired. I'm now an avid audio-book "reader", and can read when I'm doing house-work, driving etc etc etc. I use a Kindle with Whispersync if I ever get a free moment to… » 8/26/14 4:42am Yesterday 4:42am

To be fair, the Ice bucket Challenge has been around for more than a year, but was only linked to ALS a couple of months ago - so it doesn't "belong" to a single cause at all. The baseball player with ALS ( Pete Frates) who was one of the first (but actually, not the first) who linked it to ALS rather than another… » 8/25/14 8:50am Monday 8:50am

While I agree whole-heartedly that he seems like a racist, misogynistic douchenozzle, he did have a streak during the eighties and the nineties where he wrote many, many excellent comics. Besides the Dark Knight Returns, there's Ronin, his Daredevil run, Elektra Assassin, Wolverine, Batman: Year One, and Give Me… » 8/23/14 2:38am Saturday 2:38am

The taxi scam should be updated for anyone going to Sweden. The fares are unregulated, meaning as long as the taxi posts its rates in the window, they can leaglly charge you anything. Several small companies calling themselves official-sounding names like "Stockholm Taxi" instead of "Taxi Stockholm" wait around… » 8/15/14 2:31am 8/15/14 2:31am

Ugh. This article was well written, and funny, but the way it dislikes Garden State is the way I sometimes feel about Jezebel, because feel my pain! I am victim! All white men are inherently evil! The fact that it is not about a woman or a minority does not make the movie worse, it just makes it less worthy - those… » 8/15/14 5:20am 8/15/14 5:20am

I read the book, and liked the historical aspects, but the romance veered to far into slash-fic "50 shades" territory for me - there's an unhealthy focus on rape, both male and female, to an extent that can't be explained away by the setting. Also there was waaaaay too much thinking about, talking about, and having… » 8/14/14 1:17am 8/14/14 1:17am

I take what I can only call umbrage with the reading of Chuck being God in the Supernatural universe. It was stated fairly unambiguously that he was a prophet of the Lord, and that his novels about the Winchesters were divinely inspired epiphanies, and that's why they later become gospels. » 8/08/14 3:10pm 8/08/14 3:10pm

I judge people based on their view on this movie. If they don't get that it's a satire (or that basically, the humans are the bad guys), I don't want to know them. I once broke up with an underwear model over this. I may be an idiot, but I stand on principle. » 8/07/14 3:13pm 8/07/14 3:13pm

After I had kids and moved to a larger home, I had to re-install all my tech-stuff; this went fine until I wanted to install Tomato on my second wi-fi wouter and have it automatically connect to my VPN whenever it started, so I could get around those pesky "not cleared for your country"-messages and..stuff. » 8/02/14 5:34pm 8/02/14 5:34pm

Huh. I know you absolutely panned the movie, but the concept of a non-deific Hercules is waaaaay more interesting to me that another CGI-fest monster-bash. And Tropes are Tropes for a reason - they're effective. Based on the spots, I wasn't going to see this; now I just might. » 7/26/14 3:39pm 7/26/14 3:39pm

Any yoghurt or "fil", of which Kefir is one, will have almost no lactose; you'd have to eat litres to trigger a reaction. Same with any aged hard cheese, which are the good ones anyway - a good cheddar or jarlsberg won't affect you at all. It annoys the shit out of me when self-diagnosed people pretend they can't eat… » 7/19/14 1:29am 7/19/14 1:29am