GenX kids had better toys.
I once shot my friend's mother in the eye with a web-slung Spiderman wrist dart. It had to be an accident because you couldn't aim these wrist mounted, weakly sprung dart pushers for anything. No one took the wrist launchers away.
An acceptable-by-current-parenting-standards version is nothing but a Silly-string can under your child's wrist.
I am so glad I lived through the 1970s and 1980s.
Image of the OG toy via Hake's Auctions, who sold one for over $400. I will stick with my Lone Ranger ring for now.
I had misassigned the “Gar-On-Tee” to Chef Paul Prudhomme for some reason. Justin Wilson is the chef who filled my kitchen with empty promises.
Douglas Preston’s search for a boyhood friend led to a dark discovery. He fled from any hint of conflict, usually with a wiseass comment flung over his shoulder, and he could outrun any goofus who took up the chase. I couldn’t begin to fathom the trajectory that brought him from an upper-upper-middle-class home in Wellesley […]
One of the most memorable moments of the movie that will always be known to me as Star Wars is now in LEGO. I had to wonder if people just went around kissing strangers for good luck in the Republic. This scene was awesome, it deserves to be immortalized in LEGO. The Han Solo chases […]
When it comes to large computer systems, not one of them is fully secure. Even with constant updates to the platforms that keep vital networks humming, there’s always a back door. And companies are willing to pay handsomely to effective bouncers that can keep an eye on them. Call them ethical hackers or white hat […]
So you’ve visited the Kennedy Space Center every year. You’ve watched “The Right Stuff” for the 95th time. There must be something to do while you’re waiting to join Space Force for the next manned mission to Mars or the moon. Here’s a combo that should raise a salute from any fan of space or […]
Looking for a new tablet? If you haven’t upgraded in a while, it might be time to check out the latest iPad Pro for two very good reasons. First, the 2018 model is a real workhorse. The 12X Bionic chip processor means it can handle any task you set out for it, and still have […]