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Alex and His Pen: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer” Review

Scooby Dooby Doo Corner Giveaway

Hey Manic Expression,

Whyboy of ToonGrin here to promote the Scooby Dooby Doo Corner Giveaway I am doing alongside my latest review.

The prize is the complete Scooby-Doo Where Are You? Series boxset and all you have to do to be eligible to win are 3 things.

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You Deal

It’s kind of funny of how one acts,
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Triple Nerd Score: Gaymer Edition: I Suck At Dark Souls, And This Is Not A Bad Thing (No, Really!)

I’m going to say it up front: While I am currently playing the first, and it is the only one I HAVE played, Dark Souls is not my favorite game. The bleak world and more overtly grotesque horror elements turn me off — I like my scares a little more subtle. Read more

Gone Alone

You a silent plea that I missed,
you are nowhere in sight, Read more

Outstanding Content of the Week 4/15/17 to 4/21/17

Hello and welcome to another Outstanding Content of the Week. Without further ado let’s get started.

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Analytical Episode Guide:Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 8, Part 1)


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A Quickie: The Flaws of the Jedi (Star Wars)

The Jedi Order has existed for millennia. For time without end, it seems, they have been the bringers of light to a chaotic universe. When I first watched the movies I saw them as the good guys. There could be problems within the Order but the flaws could always be fixed. Right?

I am not sure where the origins of the Jedi Order are in the new canon and I don’t want to accidentally give out some now defunct canon information. It’s been awhile since I’ve kept up with the Expanded Universe (EU) as all the information overwhelmed me. Need to catch up but with my never ending ‘to read list’…might be awhile.

So if anything new has been revealed in the EU and I don’t mention it, that’s why. Read more

True Ending

Everything has a start and a ending,
how the middle could be, Read more

Alex and His Pen: Dark Tower Series Still in Development

Underrated Trek-The Savage Curtain (TOS)

Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. Ah, season three of Classic Trek. Some ideas are so silly that you wonder what they could have been thinking. Here is a prime example :




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Title Hero

You want to be hero,
best take a look of what it takes to be one, Read more

Team Yume Plays “Beachside”, Part 70: “Stick Handling”

One of these days, this campaign will start making sense… Not today, though. Today, the gang plays Hockey.


A Look at Disney: The Shreds Fell Like Snowflakes (Fillmore! Episode Review)

Enjoy this older review as a preview for what’s come to next month with A Look at Disney Investigates



Question, what do you get when a Saturday Morning cartoon series parodies police dramas and sets it in a middle school?  Answer, one of the most underrated Disney cartoon shows ever!  Fillmore,   is what you get when you take all of the tropes of crime dramas and set them in a middle school and the result, it worked   Fillmore was one of the shows that could’ve been found on the Disney ABC block, I’m not sure if it was still One Saturday Morning when this show rolled around. Either way, this show while not a popular as say Recess is still pretty good and I’ve decided to take a look at one of the episodes from season 2 for a review. Enjoy!   Oh, one last and really cool thing to bring up is that Jeff Probst,  host of Survivor had a role in this show as the vice principal.   That is so cool that the host of my favorite show was in this, I mean the guy known for doing this  and saying this was in a Disney show.

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Forever Now

Don’t you forget what was given in the sight now, Read more

Movie Curiosities: Free Fire

I’d like to start by talking about a little movie called Shoot ‘Em Up. Speaking as one of the two dozen people who first saw that movie on the big screen in 2007, I say without a trace of sarcasm that it’s not only one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasure movies — it’s my all-time favorite action film. I don’t just love that movie for its shameless sense of humor, its subtle commentary on fascination with guns, its endless supply of groan-worthy one-liners, or its utterly brainless plot. Read more

First Drive: 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan

My favorite thing about the Houston Auto Show is the ride and drive. I should have done it in 2011. My first experience doing the ride and drive at the Houston Auto Show was in 2012, when I test drove four cars. One of those was the 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan. At the 2017 Houston Auto Show, I got behind of the wheel of a 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan. I version I drove has the Impreza 2.0i Sport Sedan. It also came with the optional CVT transmission. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the Impreza sport sedan.

The Impreza Sport Sedan looks like a proper sports sedan compared to the other two Impreza trims. The black trim across the grill and the 18″ aluminum wheels gives it an aggressive look. It has a more aggressive appearance compared to the 2012 Impreza I drove. The Impreza Sport comes with cloth seats. The center console is simplistic and the touchscreen was easy to use, especially for someone not familiar with Subaru’s infotainment system. I had plenty of leg room and head room behind the wheel.

The Subaru Impreza is powered by a 2.0L H4 engine that produces 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. That is an increase of 4 hp from the Impreza I drove in 2012 although torque remained the same. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, It did not have much acceleration and I did not feel that much power. But while the Impreza lacks in acceleration in power, it makes up for with a quiet and smooth ride. Prices for the Subaru Impreza start at $18,395. The Impreza 2.0i sport sedan starts at $21,995. That is not much for an all-wheel drive compact sedan.

Overall, the Impreza sedan does its job. It is a good vehicle of choice for new drivers and first time buyers with its starting price point and practicality. The sport trim has much better exterior styling compared to the other Impreza trims. It is lacking in the power and performance department. For those who want power and performance, there is the Subaru WRX and STi versions.


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Analytical Episode Guide:Everybody Loves Raymond (Season 7, Part 5)


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Les’ Science Fiction Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame #14: Cylons

Greetings, Manic Fans. Les here to continue my Robots/Androids/Cyborgs Hall of Fame. Science Fiction has had a huge impact on artificial intelligence and mechanical advancements in robotics through the wonderful characters that fall into those 3 categories. Whether it’s a mechanical man, a part man/part machine, or an artificial person, these characters frequently show us personalities that end up being just as, or more human than we are. And so, I will select a new Robot/Android/Cyborg at a time. I’ll give it’s origin, abilities, actor portrayal, first appearance and why I think they’re amazing.


Today, I’m selecting:


Cylons(“Battlestar Galactica”(1978-79))

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Sunshine is a rare joy to have in areas around the world, Read more