Zero Distraction / An Anthology of Examined Nerdy Things

I May Not Succeed, But I Won’t Fail

This week I launched a podcast called the JEMcast, which marks my foray into producing a show of my own. While I’m not new to podcasting—I co-host The Impromptu and have been fortunate enough to be a guest on countless other shows, including Internet Outrage Machine on 5by5—there’s been a void in my heart that […]

Read Post / February 27, 2015

I Need A Break from First Person Shooters

This week I finished Wolfenstein: The New Order and I absolutely loved it. The previous games in the series were just mindless shooters and the latest offering really steps away from that. I was pleasantly surprised at the strength of the story and characters, both of which I found compelling. When was the last time […]

Read Post / February 27, 2015

Thoughts on Adi Shankar’s Power/Rangers

Like many of you, I watched Power Rangers as a kid. I recall vividly when the pilot for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” aired that stifling summer of ’93. Way back in the day, there was absolutely nothing like it on TV, so my reaction to the first episode became forever forged in my memory. The […]

Read Post / February 26, 2015

Console Gaming of A Bygone Era

Over the last couple of years, I’ve started to collect older consoles and games. At the moment I have a model 2 Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and an original Nintendo Entertainment System. For a while I ruminated on adding a Super Nintendo to the mix, that is until I began to playing games on these […]

Read Post / February 11, 2015

“Alone Again”

This is the plot summary for episode 14 of Jem, season 2. A young girl named Laura comes to live at Starlight Mansion after her parents are killed in a car crash. She’s extremely withdrawn, moody and consumed with low self-esteem despite her obvious musical talent. I and the Holograms try to draw her out […]

Read Post / February 4, 2015