Thar She Blows: Pinky and the Brain

Many of you know that I collect references to Moby-Dick. My latest comes from the animated television series Pinky and the Brain, which was produced by Steven Spielberg and ran on Kids WB! network from 1995-2001. It was a spin-off of Spielberg’s earlier series...

USB Lightsabers

Well, Chani, how many of these should I buy? (I’m thinking six: a Jedi and a Sith each for me and my two boys.) They’re available from ThinkGeek. And, while I’m there, I’m might get myself one of these, as well:

Most of the Teachers are Monsters

The other day I wrote a post over at PWHNY about my older son’s interest in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series in anticipation of the the release of the film adaptation of the first novel, The Lightning Thief, this week. I’ve now started reading the...

We Were the World

I just saw a snippet of the remake of “We Are the World,” and it gave me goosebumps. (So I’m downloading it on iTunes as I write this.) But part of the reason for the goosebumps was remembering this (I can’t believe it was 25 years ago!): I...
Freej

Freej

I picked up the first two seasons of the television show Freej at one of the duty-free shops in the Abu Dhabi airport. Freej is a 3D animated cartoon produced in Dubai, which has been a big hit in the Emirates since it debuted in 2006. The series depicts the lives of...