This is going to be one of those stories about life in the 21st century. Or more to the point, how in a world that offers seemingly unlimited technology, sometimes we can’t even get the basics right. Like many cord-cutters, I use an over-the-air antenna to get local HD channels. Since the digital tuner in […]Read more "Rabbit Ears and Red Faces"
The most intimidating part of cutting cable TV is figuring out how you’ll get all your favorite shows. Oh, intellectually, you probably understand they’re all available “online”, but how do you reconcile that with your brain, which is used to picking up your remote and just cruising through 500 channels? Online programming is offered through […]Read more "Streaming Boxes – Because 500 Channels is Kid’s Stuff"
My love of costuming goes way back. In fact, it’s only now I’m starting to connect the dots and realize just how seriously I took it even as a kid. Yeah, I was “that kid”, who asked why his plastic K-Mart Halloween costume didn’t look exactly like Optimus Prime. Case in point, my love of […]Read more "Ghostbusters, Whadaya Want?"
In the Bossig household, there is no “summer slump” in between TV seasons. Summer is the time when we start catching up on shows we’ve missed or re-watching old favorites. Why suffer through endless reality shows when you can watch a quality show, uninterrupted, at your own pace? Time it right, and you can watch […]Read more "No Summer Lull Here"
I’m a big fan of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding services, but I think it’s time the internet started to enforce some real-world economics on the idea. Yes, raising a five-figure sum to make potato salad is a great story, but that’s not a sustainable event. Too many people see crowdfunding as an internet-powered money machine. […]Read more "Kickstarting Common Sense"
Like most MST3K fans, who still haven’t come to terms with the fact that their favorite TV show ended 15 years ago, I love RiffTrax. While I can’t turn on the TV and see a new episode, I can at least download a movie or a short featuring the same talent. So imagine my […]Read more "Long Live Shiny Discs!"
Can I confess something? I absolutely, positively hate the word “cosplay”. I prefer calling it just plain “costuming”, since that’s what it is. Call me old-fashioned, but I like actually using the full word, and it’s not right to call it “play” when it involves this much work! Now having said that, I’ll still use […]Read more "My Starfleet Wardrobe"