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2014 Stories by Jef With One F

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  • The Leftovers: The Industry of Post-Apocalypse

    published Aug 04, 2014

    I love an American apocalypse more than any other kind. I mean, 28 Days Later was awesome too (By that I mean Chistopher Eccleston was also in it), but Americans are simply made for the end of the wor... More >>

  • True Blood: Dwarves, Rutger Hauer and Roy Orbison

    published Aug 04, 2014

    Some people say that as the universe's entropy speeds us towards the inevitable Big Crunch, the massive amount of forces in play will actually cause bits of reality, space and time to break off from ... More >>

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    5 Things Radical Conservatives Have Ruined for Everyone Else

    published Aug 01, 2014

    I have an addiction that is worse than heroin and twice as likely to end in my tragic death at my own hands... I read the comments under political news stories. In part because keeping my finger on th... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Rudy Zanzibar Campos, Painting Them Loudly

    published Aug 01, 2014

    What He Does: Rudy Zanzibar Campos likes to paint, but he prefers flesh to canvass. No, not tattooing, but airbrush and other techniques to transform mere mortals into the otherworldly and uncanny. Th... More >>

  • The Best Comics in July Part 2: Four Weird Mysteries and Lumberjanes

    published Jul 31, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Click here for Part 1. Supreme Blue Rose #1 This part of the comic round up this month is dedicated to a quartet of str... More >>

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    Rest of the Best: 8 Best Dinosaurs (& 2 Pseudo-Dinos) That Once Roamed Houston

    published Jul 31, 2014

    I am an unashamed dinosaur nut. I had three different Time Life series on them as a child and if I had them today I would still read them. Dinosaurs are amazing and I don't think I'll ever get tired o... More >>

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    Doctor Who's Five Best Recent Pop-Song Parodies

    published Jul 31, 2014

    Whenever I hear that a new song sensation is sweeping the radio waves, I do two things. First, I take a moment to try and remember what radio is and whether or not it matters (spoiler: it doesn't). Se... More >>

  • The Best Comics in July Part 1: Jailbreaking Your Sexdroid

    published Jul 30, 2014

    Each month the staff at 8th Dimension Comics picks out the best book to review. Look for Part 2 tomorrow. Alex and Ada #7 Look, we all know that sexbots are just a matter of time. It's like space col... More >>

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    5 Mind-Blowing Facts Hidden in Video Game Manuals

    published Jul 30, 2014

    If there's anything I truly miss about gaming as a kid (Aside from, you know, having the ability to play Final Fantasy VI for eight straight hours on a Saturday) it's game manuals. Oh, they still exis... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Meagan Chambers, Don't Gag Her Gorgeous Guitar

    published Jul 29, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • The Leftovers: Things Get Metal

    published Jul 28, 2014

    Let it never be said that HBO doesn't know how to ramp up a show in the opening. This weeks' episode begins with a member of the Guilty Remnant guilt getting duct taped to a tree and stoned to death ... More >>

  • True Blood: They Don't Know What "Karma" Means

    published Jul 28, 2014

    Pardon me as I wax spiritually about my brief years as a Buddhist... Karma is a bit more complicated than people think. You see someone scream at a supermarket cashier and then he or she slips on the... More >>

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    5 Creepiest Quotes From Craigslist Houston M4W Ads

    published Jul 28, 2014

    One of my more deplorable habits is that I like to troll Craigslist ads looking for the worst of humanity. I started doing it back when I ran a column that looked for weird band advertisements, but li... More >>

  • Club King Goes Bare and Bold, But Not Deep

    published Jul 25, 2014

    Jon Bush's documentary Club King is a fascinating look at the life of New York and L.A. club and party promoter Mario Diaz. There's no denying it's a wild and flamboyant ride through the underground g... More >>

  • Craig Kinsey Studies Hard on American Roots and Machines

    published Jul 25, 2014

    I don't really feel that it's right to criticize Craig Kinsey's American Roots and Machines as an album. It doesn't really feel like one aside from the fact that it is a CD that goes round and plays m... More >>

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    Dudley Saunders Shows What the Dead Leave Behind

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Musician and multi-talented artist Dudley Saunders saw two of his exes lose their lives close together in the early '90s during the AIDS crisis. As with when anyone dies there comes the question of st... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Justin Nava, the Voice of thelastplaceyoulook

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

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    Doctor Who: 5 Reasons the Tenth Doctor Wasn't All That Great

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Now, don't get me wrong. I love the Tenth Doctor. I love all the Doctors. What I'm addressing today is the fact that on any given list of favorite Doctors Ten is nearly always tops. His only real comp... More >>

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    Rest of the Best: 10 Best Novels Set in Houston

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Houston continues to get wider and wider recognition in the world, but I still feel like it sometimes lacks an identity in the national consciousness. I mean, if someone tells you that a book takes pl... More >>

  • 5 Upcoming Games That Make Me Want to Buy a Wii U

    published Jul 23, 2014

    Despite being a diehard Nintendo fan throughout most of my life, this is the first time I can remember where I didn't have a Nintendo console in the house. When I first got a chance to preview the Wii... More >>

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    Yes, the Female Thor Is a Gimmick. So?

    published Jul 23, 2014

    The world of comic fans is all a-ricking right now. Soon, Marvel will have a female Thor and a black Captain America. Sam Wilson as Cap isn't that much of a stretch, having been Cap's buddy for most o... More >>

  • 100 Creatives 2014: Melissa Maygrove, Romance and Happy Endings

    published Jul 23, 2014

    What She Does: Melissa Maygrove's mother likes to tell a story about constantly finding her daughter in the closet with a pen, flashlight, and spiral notebook writing away. She's made up stories all h... More >>

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    Wreck-It Ralph Is a Class Warfare Analogy

    published Jul 22, 2014

    Welcome once again to Jef Overthinks Disney Films WAY Too Much Theatre The Kid With One F was sick this weekend, which means I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch with her watching streaming vid... More >>

  • The Leftovers: Everything Is Broken

    published Jul 21, 2014

    For my money, The Leftovers is currently the best thing on television. Last week was an examination of Father Matt (Christopher Eccleston) and just how strange and far his fall from grace since the ... More >>

  • True Blood: Flashbacks and Tearjerkers

    published Jul 21, 2014

    Despite some recent stellar showings, it's pretty apparent True Blood is going out in a whisper, not a bang. That's fine. Seven seasons of a vampire show is always going to be a bit much. The last sea... More >>

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