Alien Nation is on Tubi? Seriously?

Back around 1988 or so, the brand new Fox network added a science fiction drama to their lineup. It was a reboot of the 1986 film Alien Nation, which was a science fiction buddy-cop movie. Sorta. But this iteration of the TV series was different. Very different. Because, as we know, the best science fiction…

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Incubators aren’t necessarily automatically mothers.

I know why she penned this tweet. It wasn’t so much about celebrating mothers as it was about denigrating men and denigrating trans people. First off, the whole “birthing person” rubric came because Rep. Cori Bush (D-MD) testified about the potential loss of two of her children during painful births, in that doctors apparently did…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 8, 2021

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and as the great baseball voice Ralph Kiner said, “Happy birthday to all you mothers out there.” Ha. Welcome to the Saturday recap, where I showcase this week’s blog posts and photos from my fellow bloggers and writers and photographers. This week’s interview features writer and poet J. Eric Smith, whose…

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It works with Reese’s, but not with dairy.

Stewart’s shops are part of our Capital District culture. Philadelphians have their Wawa stores, but everybody knows Stewart’s is superior. Well, technically, if you’re from up here, it’s not truly “Stewart’s.” It’s “Storts.” Pronounced as one six-letter word. Stewart’s offers a series of beverage “refreshers,” 20-ounce plastic bottles of milk and teas and the like.…

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I’m good with an Excelsior Wallet.

Here’s the deal. I was vaccinated against COVID-19 at the end of March. Technically, the proper medial term for me is that I’ve been “Double Pfizered.” And recently, New York State has opened up arrangements for additional venue capacity, essentially the state is re-opening. Yesterday came word that New York was allowing sports stadia and…

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Stop being stupid about Cinco de Mayo.

You know what today is? Yes, it’s Cinco de Mayo. 5th of May. Mexican Independence Day, let’s all drink beer and wear sombreros! No. Wrong. Stop. Ugh. First off, how many times have holidays been corrupted into excuses to drink? St. Patrick’s Day, I’m looking right at you. Yeah, you too, New Year’s Eve. The…

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A Steam Locomotive Audible. Strasburg Number 90.

Last week, when I returned from my excursion to photograph the steam locomotives at Pennsylvania’s Strasburg Rail Road, I went through the shots captured and pulled out two nice-looking images. They’re here. I liked both of them, I really did. But there was something on each one that, well, I could have submitted them as…

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And the Big E’s photo competition is open for 2021.

Well now, look what’s back. After offering a COVID-limited online photo competition (for which I snagged a best in show, yeah baby), the Eastern States Exposition, also known as the Big E, is opening up their Call for Art for the 2021 season. And that means their photo competition is active again. Holy crap, there…

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