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Podcast Network Review: The Incomparable

— June 1, 2015

I have already praised The Incomparable podcast itself, but it has a number of loosely related shows. There’s the brand new Robot or Not?, in which the robotness of various things is argued. Mostly it is just massively nerdy. Though not nearly as nerdy as Total Party Kill, in which people play D&D for your amusement. Dice rolls for everyone! I enjoy the concept of Unjustly...

Scam Review: Microsoft Tech Support

— May 1, 2015

I get a lot of calls from “Microsoft” tech support, claiming to have received errors from my computer. It might just be a lack of other human contact, but I’ve been engaging with them. Sometimes it takes 5 minutes to figure out I don’t have a Windows key on my keyboard or a start menu before they give up, sometimes they hang up on me when...

Anime Review: Spring 2015

— April 15, 2015

Overall, nothing that amazed me. The end of “Seraph of the End”‘s first episode was unexpected, but I don’t know about the actual show. Re-kan, Plastic, Gunslinger will probably be solid. “Is it wrong etc” gets points for having a non-Potato protagonist. – Is it wrong to try and pick up girls in a dungeon: points for being the nekomimi show of the season, though it...

Anime Review: Winter 2015 Review

— April 1, 2015

Not actually all that much to say. Did not watch most of the shows this season. Many were sequels to things I haven’t seen, or were terrible. Of the new shows, I only watched 3, and while 1 was great, the others annoyed me at times. Death Parade would be a great show any time, but this season it is a lone light in the darkness....

Dog Review: Shiba

— March 20, 2015

Shiba Inu (brushwood dog) are Japanese dogs that are reportedly used to fetch things from dense brush, where the thick neck fur and small pointy ears would be an advantage. I say reportedly, because my sister’s 2 shiba seem unlikely to go fetch things, or return at all. Shiba are genetically more related to wolves than most dogs. This doesn’t make them wild (they are Japanese...

Anime Review Winter 2015 Update

— February 21, 2015

I just found out about Death Parade, which I somehow missed the first time around, when it appeared on somebody’s best of list after Aldnoah. It is deserving of such honors. It is quirky, has some humor, but episode 3 almost made me cry. I retro-nominate it as the season’s winner.

Anime Review Winter 2015

— January 17, 2015

Winter 2015 Anime: A lot of continued older series. I assume you’d start at the beginning, so I don’t review them. If you did not see Aldnoah.Zero, you should have. And if you are in Dog Day’s target audience, it is also a must watch. Parasyte continues to not suck, keeping the angst coma thing under control. Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!: Enjoyably weird, but...

Anime Review: Fall 2014 Review

— December 30, 2014

I may have dropped too many shows, because all mine are done, but the Winter season hasn’t started yet. Kokkuri-san is a solid comedy, and ends a string of inadequate fox-based shows. Parasyte’s hero borders on an angst coma at times, but Migi is the real star of the show anyway. Enjoyed “I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying”. The horse head thing still cracks...

Disease Review: the flu

— December 15, 2014

As diseases go, I’d give this one high marks in that it left my sinuses alone. I just passed out in the morning and spent all day in an NPR-induced hallucinatory state, unable to move. The primary downside is the puddles of sweat. I had to turn the heat on for the first time in years because I couldn’t tell if it was the chills, sweat,...

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