Doctor Who Review, “The Magician’s Apprentice”

Doctor Who’s 9th series premier was a big dumb fun parade of inexplicable action and in-references for long term fans – exactly the opposite of poor Matt Smith’s last season. And damn, was it a breath of fresh air. Moffatt’s love of gotchas is questionable at best, but damn if they didn’t work here. It kicks off with high energy

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Battle of the Whovian Backpacks

In honor of Back to School season coinciding with Capaldi’s debut as The Doctor, Amazon.com has a sale on three different Doctor Who backpacks, each with horrifically bad, keyword laden titles that will make your average Whovian scream. Luckily, no one has to know the list name. Instead, they will merely look on in envy at your choice of personal

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Rogue Ale + Voodoo Doughnuts = Irresistable Beer

Voodoo Doughnuts Review - Portland Oregon

I happened to visit the Portland Saturday Market on a day when Rogue Ale was selling their Voodoo Donuts Pretzel, Raspberry, and Chocolate Ale. After Sampling Voodoo Doughnuts before, I naturally I had to compare the pepto bismol pink bottle’s contents with their original inspiration, so I spent half an hour in line being harassed by panhandlers who knew darn

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What’s in the Box: Peckish May Review

I’m not sure it’s possible to fully express my disdain for the Peckish Food Subscription Box. The website makes it sound pretty good. For $15+shipping, you get three generously sized bags of organic snacks. You’re allowed to pick among themes including “Energy Booster,” “Protein,” and my sad failure, “Sweet Tooth.” The sweet offerings on their website included such tantalizing offers

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What’s in the Box: Gourmet Spotting Review

Really, Gourmet Spotting? This is what you considered worth my $37? Their website proudly promises 4-6 full sized gourmet products. I hadn’t expected one of those full sized products to be a squeezy lemon. Seriously? In addition to being one of the cheapest items in any grocery store, these abominations are a crime against citrus. If I want to fill

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What’s in the Box: KlutchClub Review

After three deaths and nine maimings at Thunderdome #7, I decided to order my minions a somewhat more “nutritious” subscription box. When I first received this month’s package from KlutchClub, I thought The Pharaoh sent me a purse as a surprise present. Instead, I found a bakers dozen of healthy or interesting products, most of which are actually ingestible. First

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