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tronBy Christopher Hawes

Movie Review - When TRON (released in theaters in 1982, and as an 8 year old my dad took me to see it) came out on VHS, I think I saw it 5 or 10 times. I thought the movie was so cool.

I saw that a sequel, TRON: Legacy, was coming out and I was pumped to go see it. I was so pumped I went to amazon.com to get a DVD copy of the original, only to find out it was out-of-print, it came out on DVD in 2002, and the price for new copy was about 185 bucks. I went to eBay and they were starting around 25 bucks and going up from there. I decided not to buy a copy of the original. Anyway, I was pumped to go see the sequel, Tron Legacy, and so was my dad, so after Christmas the two of us went to go see it...

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Resolution Stuff

Do you do New Year's Resolutions?

Yeah? Us, too.

Medieval Shenanigans...

pillarsBy Roman Nesk

Movie Review - Rarely are movies based on books as enriching and entertaining as the books, themselves. Occasionally, though, they are even better. In my not-to-be-trusted opinion, "Hunt For Red October," "Dolores Claiborne," "Brokeback Mountain," "Wonder Boys" and "The Firm" are examples of movies which outshone their estimable literary counterparts.

And sometimes the movies, or mini-series, and the books on which they were based, seem perfectly aligned, each as good as the other. This sublime experience typically requires that the screenwriter demonstrate an absolute reverence for the original material. To me, "The Cider House Rules," "Lonesome Dove" and "Pillars of the Earth," are perfect examples of great books that were transformed into equally great movies...

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Childless Stay At Home Dad...

chadGoing Off Course - Decorated triathlete / duathlete / intrepid climber of things / mild-mannered guy Chad Millner is a civil engineer.

Does anyone who is not a civil engineer really know what a civil engineer does? Our best guess is that a civil engineer is a polite person who either designs stuff or drives a train. We suspect that Chad Millner is a courteous train driver.

Why? ....

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A Duck Walks Into A Pharmacy...

duckiesBEST OF MINNESOTA: Swim Course Poll Results Are In...

By Darin Wieneke

...And the top vote getter for the best swim course in Minnesota, garnering nearly 30.6% of the votes, is the Buffalo Triathlon swim course. Square Lake and Lake Minnetonka rounded out the podium by each receiving 21.6% of the votes. (Vote results tallied on December 27, 2010)

A duck walks into a pharmacy and asks for Chapstick. The cashier says,

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