Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr

A Tale Of Two Reboots: "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Terminator: Genesys" 2

A Tale Of Two Reboots: “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Terminator: Genesys”

I don’t hate sequels and reboots – sometimes they work out really well!   But, it’s a case by case thing – some of them excite me, some don’t. When Mad Max: Fury Road was announced, I was a bit dubious – did Mad Max need a sequel after Thunderdome?  That pretty much wrapped up …

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And now there’s a plan (Workouts, post-screwed shoulder)

So, I finally made it to the doctor today to have my shoulder looked at.  Yep, it’s screwed.  I haven’t had an MRI on it yet (that costs more than I have, and may not even be relevant), but range of motion, prodding, etc. confirmed what I thought – it’s most likely torn cartilage.  While …

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Making a... er... beercan sunflower? Yeah, I'll call it that. 5

Making a… er… beercan sunflower? Yeah, I’ll call it that.

Lately I’ve been doing various artsy sorts of stuff (mainly woodworking) when someone I know online said (paraphrased) “I know this is sort of odd, but, would you make me something?” Now, this wasn’t a “something specific”, this was a “something”.  I asked, and they didn’t have anything in particular they wanted – just “something”. …

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Using The Twinkie Scale for iPhone 5S -vs- Atari 2600 6

Using The Twinkie Scale for iPhone 5S -vs- Atari 2600

So, I’m watching Warren Robbinett’s Post-Mortem of the development of Adventure for the Atari 2600 console (because I’m a game developer, and that’s how I roll.  Plus, I grew up playing stuff like Adventure on the 2600, so it’s fascinating to me.)  It’s interesting to see exactly how much things have moved on in the …

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After all this work, I won't be doing the Highland Games 7

After all this work, I won’t be doing the Highland Games

So, for a while I was posting frequently about my progress for workouts as I trained for the Wichita Highland Games being held at the Great Plains Renaissance Festival.  This was a really big thing for me – I had been really looking forward to doing it.  I’ve competed once, having no idea what I …

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Application For Cuddle Buddy and/or Girlfriend and/or Ex-Wife #3 8

Application For Cuddle Buddy and/or Girlfriend and/or Ex-Wife #3

Not being particularly interested in getting into online dating sites after my most recent divorce, I decided to take a web 3.0 approach to meeting incredibly strange people and / or being rejected by those who aren’t strange.  So, I’ve created an online form to simplify most of the process of being rejected or stalked. …

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Financial Success -vs- Workout Success (Finding the common threads?) 11

Financial Success -vs- Workout Success (Finding the common threads?)

So, I’m looking at my life right now and part of my life is going pretty damned good.  However, it’s a narrowly focused portion of my life.  I’m achieving my physical goals (workouts, strength increases for the Highland Games, etc.) with… well, I’m not going to call it ease, but I’m going to say it’s …

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Obamacare officials target NRA rally for experimental airborne vaccine to treat Ebola using Influenza F

Officials deny accusations that recent reports of scouting at NRA rallies were related to plans to test a new vaccine developed at Betacar Industries’ Blue Lotus Facility. Recently discovered internal documents from the Facility indicate that a refined air-borne virulent strain of Influenza F virus has been demonstrated to inoculate unknowing test subjects against the …

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Politicians, 72 hours after quitting smoking, more on ADHD 21

Politicians, 72 hours after quitting smoking, more on ADHD

Today’s blog; back in to have a good grip on my ADHD (thanks to serious workouts), thoughts about my experience having quit smoking for 72 hours now, and local politicians trying to get my vote / social media support. Also, has a cool new hyper-lapse video I show, though the music for both the intro …

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