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XMen: I Have Questions

by meanlouise March 20, 2017 movies

And now, we return you to our continuing series, “Xmen: I Have Questions,” already in progress. What sort of nuclear war was Charles Xavier’s stepfather preparing for exactly with that bunker full of department store mannequins? Okay. Fine. Technically this series only existed in my head until now, but it was already in progress, as […]

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secret weapon

by meanlouise March 11, 2017 humor

When we first spotted this ad in the Washington Post Magazine, we debated whether the secret weapon is an army of lethal girl assassins or symbiotic fungal zombie child husks. Husband concluded its something boring, like sofa beds – which are probably as painful & dangerous as highly-trained murderous children but not as useful.

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For variety, we celebrated Christmas after New Year’s this year

by meanlouise January 9, 2017 florida files

We kicked off the new year doing as little as possible for a few days on Siesta Key, in preparation for a whirlwind bout of Family Fun that we had to schedule for the 1st week in January because…well, just because. Despite the delay, we did indeed have a fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. One could […]

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The Many Mudras of Michael Fassbender

by meanlouise December 20, 2016 pop culture

If anyone is looking for me, I’m busy working on my newest performance art piece: a 6 hour PowerPoint presentation titled “The Many Mudras of Michael Fassbender.” (Alternate title: “Jazz Hands, With Michael Fassbender!”) 1. No, I’m not really doing this, I’m just bored standing in line at the post office. 2. Yes, this dude […]

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Sam & Dean Halloween

by meanlouise October 17, 2016 halloween

#selfie #halloween2016 #halloween #plasticskeleton #halloween #delrayva #skeleton #sam&deanhalloween #SamAndDeanHalloween A photo posted by Rebecca (@meanlouise) on Oct 14, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT Instead of spinning the Sam & Dean adventures off to their own Instagram account, I’m going back through and tagging all of the photos in this series #SamAndDeanHalloween. If you haven’t been following […]

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Colin Dickey’s Ghostland

by meanlouise October 6, 2016 books + libraries

If you’re looking for a fun read for the Halloween season, Sam & Dean & I

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Clowning around

by meanlouise October 3, 2016 halloween

In the middle of writing a post about creepy clown sightings I found an excellent article on the subject at Rolling Stone, so I’m going to save some time and post that instead: ‘Killer Clowns’: Inside the Terrifying Hoax Sweeping America. As campus safety officials in Pennsylvania pointed out in their notice, the “creepy clown” […]

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Happy Halloween (Month)

by meanlouise October 1, 2016 halloween

Like many parents, I have trouble getting the kids off the couch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I’m not above bargaining, so I made these two a deal today: they can play Rise of the Tomb Raider all afternoon, but first they had make plans to go out and play to celebrate for the rest […]

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Windows, soundproof

by meanlouise April 4, 2016 horror & scifi

Something has broken my comprehension of basic architectural features. Have I lived in the DC-area too long? Spent too many decades studying nuclear culture? Seen too many action movies? I guess we’ll never know. Here’s what I do know: last night I booked a hotel room. The hotel is a lovely Marriott resort and conference […]

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Dancing Albatrosses

by meanlouise March 14, 2016 true life 2015

This video of dancing albatrosses is all you need today: Courtesy of the live Kauai Laysan Albatross Cam and the Cornell Ornithology Lab, which has a variety of live bird cams guaranteed to destroy your productivity for hours on end. Also: Here’s the Cornell Ornithology Lab’s YouTube Channel. I was only joking last week that […]

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