January 5, 2021: In case you missed it! And I was ahead of my time!

In the event you missed it (And I'm assuming you have a good excuse), here is yesterday's Dark Matter panel discussion of Episode 201, Welcome To Your New Home, with the gang at Orville Nation and special guest Production Designer Ian Brock! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi9CsdQ-DpE Yes/No? https://twitter.com/food_porn/status/1345044333435600896 You know my answer.  I was way ahead of the…

January 4, 2020: Let’s talk Dark Matter with Production Designer Ian Brock! Stuff from the Stargate Vault!

Join us later today (5:30 ET) when the gang at Orville Nation and I discuss Dark Matter Episode 201: "Welcome To Your New Home" with special guest star Production Designer Ian Brock! https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1345906307044438020 Okay, what'll it be?  This - https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1346092543642132480 Or this - https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1345370190045917185 Came across this stash of old Stargate photos taken by Lawren…

January 2, 2021: Ringing in the New Year Japan-style!

This year, we celebrated a Japanese-style New Year. New Year's Eve, it was tosh-koshi soba. And, as is the custom here, we were in bed by 10:00 p.m. and missed the countdown. Then, on New Year's Day, it was osechi (snapper, ozoni, marron rice, fish cakes, and mochi). Then, for dessert, we picked up for…

The Top 20 K-Pop Songs of 2020!

Happy New Year! I was going to write that it was an overall disappointing year in K-pop and, I suppose, in comparison to 2019 which was, in my opinion, a stellar year, there were far fewer home-runs.  And yet, as I was compiling this ranking, my initial list amounted to about 50 tracks which, really,…

The Best Anime I Watched in 2020!

A surprisingly solid year for anime-viewing.  I ended up watching an even mix of pre-2020 anime and new releases.  These were my Top 10 favorites... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeyJ7MPb7MQ #10. ID - Invaded (2020 release) A trippy tech-driven thriller that spins a compelling world-within-a-world mystery.  As the body count rises the viewer descends down a rabbit hole of…

The Best Anime I Watched in 2020!

A surprisingly solid year for anime-viewing.  I ended up watching an even mix of pre-2020 anime and new releases.  These were my Top 10 favorites... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeyJ7MPb7MQ #10. ID - Invaded (2020 release) A trippy tech-driven thriller that spins a compelling world-within-a-world mystery.  As the body count rises the viewer descends down a rabbit hole of…

December 30, 2020: Amazing Comic Book Covers!

Here are a few that caught my eye... The Amazing Spider-Man #55 (cover art by Patrick Gleason) The Amazing Spider-Man #55 (cover art by Garbriele Dell'otto) Detective Comics vol. 4: Cold Vengeance (cover art by Doug Mahnke) Avengers #40 (cover art by Taurin Clarke) Avengers #40 (cover art by Leinil Francis-Yu) Batman Annual #5 (cover…

December 29, 2020: Ringing in the New Year with Mr. Clean and dust pans!

In case you missed it, here's my Dark Matter Episode 13 discussion with gang at Orville Nation and special guest star Marc Bendavid (ONE) as part of Virtual Trek Con.  But beware!  Spoilers abound for future episodes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QbepNRRFQc Well, my hopes of an upset victory fizzled last night.  Once again, the Patriots screw me -…

December 28, 2020: Marc Bendavid joins the chat! Snow Monkeys on the brink of defeat! Projects, the Legion, and Snow Globe Pie!

Join us later today for a Dark Matter post-episode 13 discussion with the Orville Nation panel and special guest star Marc Bendavid (ONE)! https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1343390098155597824 You do NOT want to miss this one! Nooooooooo!  My Snow Monkeys appear to be facing imminent defeat heading into tonight's final game.  My studs - Tyreek, Henry, Jacobs, and the…

December 25, 2020: Merry Christmas!

Months deep into this pandemic, I decided to effectively adopt a local small business to help it weather the tough times.  Beast is a great Toronto restaurant, known for its fantastic brunches.  Given the staggered lockdowns however, it has had to shut down indoor dining and shifted to a bodega-style set-up that has seen it…