Category: Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

Star Trek Into Skepticism (Now, with Angels!)

Star Trek Into Skepticism (Now, with Angels!)

| April 5, 2013 | 3 Replies

I am one of those Star Trek fans who hated the J.J. Abrams reboot movie. I know, I know. Bad geek. Bad, bad geek! How could I not like the new rugged Kirk, the sexy Uhura, the analytic but kick-ass Spock, the very Bones-y Bones? When I want to watch an action movie, I’ll choose from any […]

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How About Some Amateur Rock Drumming? Say Yes, Please!

How About Some Amateur Rock Drumming? Say Yes, Please!

| April 4, 2013 | Reply

If you have a couple hours to kill one evening, click over to YouTube and search for song covers made my amateur musicians. Sure, you’ll see a lot of junk, but if you’re patient and your search-fu is strong, you’ll find some amazing performances. I went YouTube prospecting a few weeks ago and found a […]

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The Rookie’s Guide to H.P. Lovecraft, in 1500 Words or Less

The Rookie’s Guide to H.P. Lovecraft, in 1500 Words or Less

| April 2, 2013 | Reply

If I had to pick a favorite horror author, I’d go with Howard Phillips Lovecraft. His tales of horror, most often set in small-town New England (with the occasional jaunt to the Antarctic, New York City, or The Dreamlands), are enjoyable little morsels of creepiness. Lovecraft was one of several authors such as M.R. James, […]

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Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

Megan Fox, ‘Squatch Hunter?

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

The hidden treasure in this story is not that Megan Fox is delightfully strange, oh no. It’s that she could, if the stars align correctly, make the greatest show currently on television completely awesome. Bigfoot, Leprechauns and the Loch Ness Monster are all real, according to Megan Fox. The Hollywood bombshell opened up about the […]

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The Music of Christmas — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Worthy is the Lamb / Amen"

The Music of Christmas — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Worthy is the Lamb / Amen"

| December 24, 2012 | Reply

One of my Christmas traditions is to listen to my favorite parts of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” as close to Christmas Eve night as possible. I have a terrific rendition, by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis, that brings majesty and reverence to the piece in ways the traditional chamber orchestra recordings do […]

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The Music of Christmas — Celtic Woman's "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

The Music of Christmas — Celtic Woman's "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

| December 24, 2012 | Reply

Ever hear a song on the radio and say to yourself, “Oh, hey! I haven’t heard that song in ages. I really liked it!”. Well, “Ding Dong Merrily on High” is that Christmas song for me. The tune is delightful (but a bear to sing well because the chorus is two long phrases and you […]

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The Music of Christmas — Nat King Cole's "A Cradle in Bethlehem"

The Music of Christmas — Nat King Cole's "A Cradle in Bethlehem"

| December 23, 2012 | 1 Reply

If you know me even a little bit, you know I love Christmas music, especially the classics done by old-school musicians who know the value of a simple melody sung well. Nat King Cole, who for my money is one of the three finest male pop singers ever (along with Sam Cooke and Frank Sinatra), […]

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World War Whoa!

World War Whoa!

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Okay, I have a few concerns* about the movie adaptation of World War Z, but this trailer is awfully good. Awfully. Good. *I still don’t buy Brad Pitt as an action hero, or even as a leading man. He doesn’t command my attention when he’s on-screen. I’m not thrilled that they narrowed a book of […]

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Growing Little Patriots Together: How You Can Help Teach Children About America

Growing Little Patriots Together: How You Can Help Teach Children About America

| October 1, 2012 | 1 Reply

Lately, there has been a lot of focus on the fact that American kids are not learning American history. Unfortunately, doing something about it doesn’t seem to be a top priority. This could explain a lot of the problems America is facing today. We have an electorate that not only doesn’t understand America but doesn’t […]

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The Delivery Presents – A Huge Announcement, then a @KurtSchlichter and @AmeliaHammy Bookfest!

The Delivery Presents – A Huge Announcement, then a @KurtSchlichter and @AmeliaHammy Bookfest!

| September 21, 2012 | Reply

Before I get into Episode 165, I have a huge announcement. This coming Tuesday, September 25, we’ll celebrate the third anniversary of The Delivery with a two-hour live show and podcast! I’ve lined up a bunch of great guests: renowned author and great guy David Limbaugh, two great podcasters and the Twin Terrors of FTR […]

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