Category Archives: Reviews

Treating myself

With money as tight as it is around here right now, it’s hard to get me to treat myself sometimes. But I’m not made of stone, and gift cards can be wonderful things. My current highlight is an “ugly sweater” … Continue reading

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What’s writing these days…

We keep pretty busy here at casa de Teehan. What with the new baby, things get busier, but we also find time to work on our own projects. For myself, it’s a lot of writing. I like keeping it regular, … Continue reading

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Trivia, lies, and Torchwood

Some more bits of trivia that are probably lies, but who can say for sure in this world of uncertainty? Eyeglasses, as we know them today, were first developed in 11th century Syria. The prohibitive cost in making them, however, … Continue reading

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Some Capsule Viewing Reviews

If we lived in such a world where one could adopt celebrities, I think near the top of my list (along with the late Vincent Price and the not-late John Waters) would be Charles Nelson Reilly. I bring this up … Continue reading

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Friday’s Mailbag: reviewing book submissions about…

This week’s myserious mis-delivered mail features a linen white business envelope with a folded letter within. There are some adhesive marks on the back which suggest that it may have once been attached to a larger package. No package exists … Continue reading

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Friday Mailbag: Existential Detectivery

Today’s awkward mail sent to me, but not for me, comes first in a plain brown business envelope of the sort one doesn’t see much these days. Within on engraved business stationery is thus: Dear Ms. Malin, As you know, … Continue reading

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Rumor Tuesday: Movie Edition

In 1923, pirates off the coast of India hijacked a ship which was carrying a print of the Rudolph Velentino movie The Sheik (1921). This is the origin of the term “pirate” when referring to illegal copies of movies. The … Continue reading

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Five Things On the Internet That Are Pretty Cool Despite What Some Might Think

Granted, I live in a special world. I sent my first e-mail in 1985. I remember relying on packet mail. I was a regular on various systems around the world (thanks to telnet) by 1989. I still miss PINE for … Continue reading

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Rumor Tuesday — Canine Edition

In honor of the newest addition to the Teehan family, today’s Rumors edition features claims about dogs that you probably hadn’t heard before. Dog drool was used by ancient Sumerians as an ingredient to beer, as a stomach medicine, and … Continue reading

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