Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1991

Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest and youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (886 games at age 29 years, 342 days) in LA Kings’ 6-3 win over the NY Islanders at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum. Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1991

The International (2009) and its relevance

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Made after the 2008 housing market crash, this is a film that hasn't lost a single ounce of relevance.  It's a corporate thriller about a corrupt bank, and the efforts to expose the corruption and put those who are responsible in prison.  Problem is, any potential witness, and potential whistle-blower, gets … Continue reading The International (2009) and its relevance

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: 1990 in review

When I first started this little nostalgia trip endeavor, I wasn't thinking too seriously about it. My intention was to prove to myself (and anyone else who was curious) that the 90s was an overall better decade in the entertainment industry than the 2010s are (or were, in the present-tense). After going through each month … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: 1990 in review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1990

Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King.  Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks.  First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany.  US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit; first time 12 people in space at the same time.  Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1990

Owning up to mistakes regarding WWI and Feminism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvkBvzpbBPs So I've been in a couple discussions, and I've been shown to be in the wrong in a couple of them.  For the sake of introspective, so that I can remind myself to never be too full of myself (it's ok to be a little full of myself, that's what makes this fun), I'll … Continue reading Owning up to mistakes regarding WWI and Feminism.

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

Notable events: Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts. Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war". Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand. Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages. Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula. Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

How to fix a water heater.

So I've had a problem with the water heater recently.  First, it stopped making hot water.  Tried to determine what was wrong with it, but wasn't thorough enough with my analysis, so a plumber was called in.  Turns out, what could've been a $20 fix turned into a $120 fix because I couldn't determine the … Continue reading How to fix a water heater.