Happy Doctor Who Day

Geek alert.

It’s Doctor Who‘s birthday. The TV show. You know how all you comic book fans with your Batman and your Deadpool and your Richie Rich…

Well, Doctor Who fans are just as bad. This is the anniversary of the first episode of the show, which aired November 23, 1963 in the UK. And most Doctor Who fans, particularly those in the US, didn’t watch it. But we don’t care. We’re fans. So, we want to wish The Doctor and Doctor Who a happy birthday.


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A happy day. And it seems like only yesterday that we were mourning the loss of Clara.

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It was 40 years ago today…

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was released 40 years ago today. I was a DJ at a small radio station in a small town in southeast Georgia. When the record came in, I listened to it. Queen wasn’t new. They had been around a few years, and had played some of their stuff. But, when I listened to Bohemian Rhapsody I thought “What the heck?…” Or something along that line. But, it wasn’t my call about adding it to the rotation. When it started making its way up the national charts, it was added to our rotation.

The general reaction was “What the heck?…” Or something along that line. Still, it kinda grew on everyone. After all, this was the mid 1970s.

If you like the song, you’ll like this old video, because it’s a funny tribute. If you hate the song, you’ll like this video, because, well… muppets.


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Okay, if you’d rather watch the original version, click here.

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Sports Post-Game Press Conference

Hey, sports fans! Did you miss the big post-game conference? Here you go.


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The Force Awakens Trailer featuring Luke Skywalker

I keep reading that Star Wars fans are getting their panties in a wad over Luke Skywalker not being in any of the trailers for The Force Awakens. Well, a whole bunch of somebodies have not been paying attention. Because, right there on The YouTube is a trailer, and I sure enough spotted Luke in it. You gotta look careful, though.


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Maybe I will go see the movie after all. The current season of Doctor Who will be over by then, anyway.

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The Force Awakens or Batman v Superman

So, which are you most excited about? The Force Awakens or Batman v Superman? Well, why not both?

Here’s the trailer for Batman v Superman with the audio for The Force Awakens


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Me? I don’t know. Might see them both. Might see neither one. Might wait for them to come to home video and just watch them on the big screen color TV. For now, I’m going to keep watching stuff on the small screen like Doctor Who.

Which reminds me. Check out the Doctor Who LaB podcast at http://DoctorWhoLaB.com where romance author Larynn Ford and I review both new and classic episodes. You can subscribe to it on iTunes and listen to it while waiting in line to watch The Force Awakens. Or Batman v Superman. Or both.

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Coming soon to a DVD near you. But not me.

One of the biggest money-making films of all time is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. And I was wondering if I wanted to get it.

Jurassic World hits stores — and Amazon Instant Video — today. I haven’t seen the film. Apparently, from the box office numbers, I’m one of about a dozen people who haven’t seen it. So, before I shell out $20 for it, I wanted to find out if it’s any good. There’s a trailer out. An Honest one.


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Still not sure they’re going to get my money. I could own Jurassic World or get four KFC Lunch Meals. I’m leaning toward the Colonel.

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It’s no Bohemian Rhapsody, but…

A small clip of the Swedish Chef performing “Rapper’s Delight.” Yes, you read that right.


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You’re welcome.

 

I know. You thought I was going to somehow find a way to plug the latest episode of Doctor Who LaB podcast, didn’t you? Well, there’s no connection. So I won’t.

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Relax!!!

You’ve nearly made it through the work week. Perhaps this will help you finish the week. Perhaps not.


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If you’re in the mood for more Doctor Who, there’s the Doctor Who LaB podcast that I keep nagging you about. Larynn and I have a new episode up. We talk about a really really old serial from the early days of the show: An Unearthly Child (conclusion, episodes 2, 3, & 4). Find out why the TARDIS looks like it does, and learn how time travel can be like playing with fire.

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The Hot-Crazy Matrix

Science is useful. Because Science!


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Tip: Douglas Urbanski/The Facebook

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Peggy Joseph 2014

Remember Peggy Joseph? Sure you do.


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Well, she’s using different words now.


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Tip: The Other McCain

The question is not who “will she vote for in 2016?”, it’s “who will she vote for in 2014?”

I didn’t mind making fun of her in 2008, or in the years since. But she seems to be wising up. So, maybe there’s hope — real hope — after all.

But, if I stop making fun of Peggy Joseph, that doesn’t mean I’ll stop making fun of Barack Obama and others who still drink his Kool-Aid. None of us should.

Do you have a funny story of someone who was Peggy Joseph then and is still that way? Share it. We could all use a good laugh.

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