Articles in the Things We Like Category

In Defense of “Tron: Legacy”
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”
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”
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”
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
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”
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
Posted in Things We Like on 18 November 2010
Stats: 5,068 views and 2 Comments

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
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
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
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.