Author Archive: Eric San Juan

There was a Mork & Mindy board game for some damn reason, and I have one

The early ’80s were a weird time for board games. You either had hardcore war simulations, lightweight family games, or lousy games based on pop culture stuff. The Mork & Mindy game is obviously the latter. Mork & Mindy was, of course, the “zany” television sitcom that brought Robin Williams and giant alien eggs into all our homes. Robin Williams played an alien who talked in nonsense words. He lived with some woman, Mindy. My family watched this when I was a kid. It was goofy. For some damn reason, they made a board game out of this show. And I got my hands on one. Let’s take a look at it: I’m not sure who thought this would be a good idea. I do…
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Self-Employed? Protect Your Financial Future with These Tips!

Contributed Post Image Source Life can be a bit more stressful if you are self-employed. After all, it can often feel like you are opening yourself up to more risk. You don’t have the security of a long-term employment contract, nor do you have any corporate benefits. However, there are plenty of pros associated with being self-employed, as you are no doubt aware of. Plus, there are numerous ways for you to protect your financial future too. So, let’s take a look… Look for second streams of income – One of the best ways to protect your financial future is to look for other ways to make money. There are a number of ways you can do this. You can look for second income streams…
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Contributed Post We’ve all heard of the famous nursery rhyme, so how does your garden grow? Are you someone who loves to make it as bright and colourful as possible? Or are you one that has a garden so big you feel it’s pointless trying to do anything with it? Or does gardening just not interest you? Well whichever one you fall under, you need to try and make as much effort with your garden as possible. It is one of the first things any guest notices about your home, and gardening can be so fun if you make it. It also comes in handy when it comes to selling your home. A big attractive garden is a selling point for a lot of people….
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5 Ways to Make Your Songs More Interesting

Contributed Post If the songs we made sounded as good to an audience as they did in our head, then we’d all be superstars. Alas, that’s a message that often fails to get through to the listeners of our music. If you’re finding that people aren’t engaged in your music, then it might be time to take your songs to strange new places. All the greatest bands in history pushed the boat out, and if it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for you! Below, we take a look at how you make your existing and future songs more noteworthy. Source: Pexels.com Mix up the Tempo There have been a great song made (and a few lost) just because the songwriter finally stumbled…
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Writer who laments the lack of smart sci-fi like Blade Runner 2049 doesn’t understand smart sci-fi

I’m not keen on attacking other writers, and indeed, this should not be construed as an attach. Still, I can’t help but vent a little frustration at this piece from the Guardian, Has Blade Runner 2049’s failure killed off the smart sci-fi blockbuster? The writer (who I’m sure is a terrific guy) has great praise for Denis Villeneuve’s unexpectedly astonishing sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction cult classic, Blade Runner. I agree with him wholeheartedly about that. This was a visually stunning, thematically rich modern masterpiece of the genre, one that had me talking about it and chewing it on for days after, exactly as great speculative fiction/science fiction should. I expected nothing from it, in fact openly said they shouldn’t even make it when it…
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