Month: December 2015

“The Force Awakens”: Excellent and Mediocre – Simultaneously

SPOILER ALERT! IN CASE YOU WERE STILL UNCLEAR ON THIS POINT: YES, THIS REVIEW IS RIFE WITH SPOILERS. THE FIRST SENTENCE IS A SPOILER IN ITSELF. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET, STOP READING RIGHT NOW (AND COME BACK AFTER YOU HAVE). “I’m being torn apart. I want to be rid of this pain.” […]

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Congrats, Earth!

Arguably the most important news of the new Millennium–by some standards, by far the most important news since the onset of the Industrial Revolution–seems to be landing with much less of a splash than I expected. Reason enough in itself for world-wide celebration, immense fireworks (well, maybe not those), gallons of champagne, and an unprecedented baby […]

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What Customer Satisfaction Is Worth To UPS

Thirty-four cents or less. That’s how highly UPS values the satisfaction of their customers. And I can prove it. Last Monday, I was expecting a package shipped through UPS. Since I knew it contained my replacement Surface tablet, I was very eager to receive it. But as the notice of shipment specified only that it […]

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The Star Wars Lego Advent Calender 2015 (75097)

Now that Christmas 2015 has come and gone, this post is a list of the Lego microsets in their Star Wars advent calendar for 2015, including the (provisional) identification, a picture of the set, and a screen shot of the movie scene it appears in, if possible. All sets are from the original trilogy (ANH = IV […]

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