Articles in the One Million Watts Category

Preventative Maintenance
Posted in One Million Watts on 27 December 2010
Stats: 23,603 views and 2 Comments

There will be changes made, but I’m not giving them the power of Resolutions. As non-resolutions, these reminders won’t induce guilt when they are inevitably broken.

What Have They Done to Bookstores?
Posted in One Million Watts on 7 December 2010
Stats: 5,805 views and 2 Comments

I don’t need to tell you why bookstores are disappearing. Truthfully, the economics of it don’t interest me as much as where the introverts are supposed to go without them.

Karaoke is At Least 50% Evil
Posted in One Million Watts on 30 November 2010
Stats: 5,239 views and 4 Comments

When Karaoke was introduced to America in the early 1980s, it is said that Byrne demonstrated the equipment at its New York premiere with a terrifying version of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”

What’s That? You Need Holiday Presents?
Posted in One Million Watts on 29 November 2010
Stats: 4,685 views and No Comments

You say it’s the holidays and you need presents for your friends and family? We have a few suggestions. Turns out this site is sponsored by Archie McPhee!

Wreath Havoc!
Posted in One Million Watts on 15 November 2010
Stats: 8,149 views and No Comments

Why can’t I just get a Styrofoam ring and make my own holiday wreath? A little hot glue and some straight pins and voila!

How I Discovered My Favorite David Bowie Song
Posted in One Million Watts on 4 November 2010
Stats: 8,066 views and 5 Comments

There are some songs that find a hole in your sense of self and plug it up … and all at once, you begin filling up with the exultations to which you were once immune.

Marshmallow vs. Marshmallow: A Halloween Throwdown
Posted in One Million Watts on 26 October 2010
Stats: 8,549 views and 4 Comments

Two chocolate-covered marshmallows, both of them shaped as pumpkins. Russell Stover and Peeps. One will be declared victorious, and the other will face internet scorn.

Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
Stats: 14,010 views and 2 Comments

This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

The Vampire Problem
Posted in One Million Watts on 19 October 2010
Stats: 4,671 views and 2 Comments

I began to feel a dragging in the book as Bella anguished over Edward. When was she actually going to realize that he was a vampire?

Jack Skellington, Go Home
Posted in One Million Watts on 22 September 2010
Stats: 6,409 views and 8 Comments

“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the stop-motion animated movie, is wonderful. “Haunted Mansion Holiday,” the Disneyland semi-attraction based on the movie, is the precise opposite.