Articles in the Things We Like Category

In Defense of “Tron: Legacy”
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Posted in Things We Like on 21 December 2010
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It’s nowhere near an instant classic, but “Tron: Legacy” is an enjoyable and strong popcorn movie, and it doesn’t deserve much of the abuse it’s getting. Let’s break it down to the bits.

Things We Like: Nintendo’s Gunpei Yokoi and “The Abominable Dr. Phibes”
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Posted in Things We Like on 18 December 2010
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Meet the man who invented the GameBoy, and the man who wants to kill your medical provider with a plague of bees.

Things We Like: Christmas Sweaters, The Sullivan Nod, and “The Mighty Thor”
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Posted in Things We Like on 11 December 2010
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The subliminal suggested-sell, the hammer of the gods, and the Christmas sweater — which one do you fear the most?

Things We Like: “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “Blood Diner”
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Posted in Things We Like on 4 December 2010
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Sheetar and Lumpy engage in mortal combat! Who will prevail?

Things We Like: Spirograph, “Class of 1984″ and a Tom Lehrer Christmas
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Posted in Things We Like on 27 November 2010
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This week: Standing up to the man, drawing lots of circles, and the timeless musical wisdom of the great Tom Lehrer, who actually has a few disc jockey friends. He’s got Dr. Demento, at the least.

Things We Like: “Glitter Freeze,” Cooking with Betty and “World’s Greatest Sinner”
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Posted in Things We Like on 20 November 2010
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Timothy Carey, Betty Crocker, and the Gorillaz walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Must be Saturday at Monkey Goggles.” Crocker says, “I don’t get it.” Oh, that Betty!

Panda Radio, Back on the Air
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Posted in Things We Like on 18 November 2010
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It’s not a digital camera or an MP3 player, doesn’t even get FM radio — and yet, I love this cheap piece of electronic hardware more than anything.

Things We Like: Henry Murals, “Melvin and Howard,” and Wrapping Kittens
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Posted in Things We Like on 13 November 2010
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How to wrap a kitten for Christmas! Plus: Melvin Dummar makes a friend, and Ryan Henry Ward paints the town.

Things We Like: The Ernie Kovacs Show and Klingon Hardcore Rap
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Posted in Things We Like on 6 November 2010
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We lament the day Ernie Kovacs was forced to quit the Nairobi Trio. And in Monkey Goggles Klassics: Klingon hardcore rap?

Things We Like: “Assault on Precinct 13″ and Haunted Las Vegas
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Posted in Things We Like on 30 October 2010
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John Carpenter’s first “real” movie remains one of his best. Also: The ghosts of Las Vegas live in plain sight … for now.