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“Samurai Jack” to return with limited episodes in March, 13 years after end

Samurai Jack is coming back and I am so excited for his return. Truth be told, I was sad to see him go the first time. But fans should be elated to learn that the new limited series will premiere on March 11. For those who don’t know, “Samurai Jack” […]

Keep your screens clean and please think of IT professionals’ health needs

Being the spouse of a tech guy can have its advantages — but last week, one of the downfalls of his chosen career path found me in the form of a cold. There is a secondary kind of computer health that most information technology (IT) professionals don’t really talk about. […]

Masaya Nakamura, “father” of company that created Pac-Man, dies at 91

The “father” of Pac-Man died late last month at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura was born in 1925. Nakamura founded the Japanese video game company that manufactured Pac-Man, which debuted May 22, 1980. The company, named Namco, was founded in 1955. It began as Namco Manufacturing and it created […]

Always Potterheads invites all Harry Potter fans to weekend event in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY — Harry Potter fans both young and old are invited to attend Always Potterheads. The annual event starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 and will end at 5 p.m. Feb. 5. Event-goers are invited to walk through Diagon Alley, enjoy butterscotch beer and look for all of those […]

“The Last Kingdom” latest, but hopefully not last, in line of medieval epics

As so often happens, the finding of a likable series between seasons has me a little bit on the edge of my seat. “The Last Kingdom” is a British series, which means there sometimes can be multiple years between seasons. The show is set in the year 872 and, since […]

Eight down, two to go: Tarantino still churning out movie masterpieces

Quentin Tarantino very well might be one of the finest directors of our time. I will admit his films are not for everyone — they are complex, darkly humorous and excessively violent. But for those who happen to enjoy his movies — myself included — they are highly anticipated works of […]

Goodbye, 2016: The year all the celebrities passed away

I’ll be really honest with you — 2016 is a year that seems to be taking a lot of celebrities. I was pretty much done watching the death toll before Christmas. We all know how that turned out. (See “Nerds Unite” blog posting for the month of December.) A large […]

Carrie Fisher remembered fondly for role of Leia, despite personal demons

Carrie Fisher’s death was confirmed Dec. 27 through her daughter’s publicist. The news immediately caused tears for many, many people. Facebook and Twitter soon were filled with condolences and cries for 2016 to stop taking all of our beloved cultural icons. Fisher, who was 60, had a heart attack on […]

Stewart and McKellen: An example of the perfect bromance

Bromances have existed for longer than the term has been in existence. The one-time slang term now is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a close, nonsexual friendship between two men. Take, for example, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, the original Odd Couple who also created the “Grumpy Old Men” franchise. […]