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A proud dork and loser, Tan The Man writes mostly about film and music, and has previously covered the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, South By Southwest and WonderCon.

Own Your Very Own Napoleon-Era Fort

If you ever wanted to own your own island, now is the time. For a relative bargain at £150,000 or around $275,000, you can own Stack Rock Fort, which is situated off the coast of Milford Haven. It has it’s own cannons! We’ve all had fantasies and playfights on our islands, and now you live it. I’m not sure you ... Read More »

Nerds Make Better Lovers! Yes!

Apparently, nerds make better lovers. Here. This article doesn’t say that nerds are better in bed, it just says that nerds attract women who want to settle down. “A nerd is an excellent provider and a guy who puts you first,” says E. Jean Carroll, Elle magazine’s love and sex advice columnist. “He’ll turn out to be a great father ... Read More »

V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

I must admit that I didn’t have any inclinations to read graphic novels despite the good films that inspired them: Road To Perdition by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner and Sin City by Frank Miller quickly come to mind. The funny thing is that most of my friends in grade school and high school were huge fans of ... Read More »

Top 5 Oddest, But Still Brilliant Inventions

I read over at MSN recently of Tamim Ansary’s (a columnist) list of the 10 greatest inventions. His number one is the mechanical clock. And kudos for that. Not many people realize how important and ingenious time is to both nature and civilization as we know it. I don’t think that we’ll ever find out that single man or woman ... Read More »

The Dying Popularity of Grass and Its Wimbledon Champion

Wimbledon, the historic tournament at the All England Club, is already upon us and in full swing. The world’s favorite player and the one player whom everyone wants to see win one last time withdrew from the tournament a week ago – Andre Agassi is still recovering from the back pains that caused him to lose in the first round ... Read More »

Lions Save Girl From Abduction

Score one for the animal kingdom. Here. Three Ethiopian lions scared off several men who were trying force marriage upon a 12-year-old girl to one of the men. The men had abducted the young girl and beat her. Police suspect that the lions mistakened the girl’s cries for lion cub whimpers, which kind of explains why the girl wasn’t eaten ... Read More »

AFI Ranks Top 100 Movie Quotes

Once again the mighty jury of AFI voters have chosen their Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time. On Yahoo, they have released the top 25, but nothing more than that. There is a 3 hour TV special on tonight hosted by Pierce Brosnan on the list. 1. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Gone with the Wind, ... Read More »

George Weller’s Firsthand Accounts of Nagasaki’s Aftermath

The firsthand accounts of American reporter George Weller’s stories on the aftermath of the atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki, Japan were published today. A summary can be found here on Yahoo. More detailed and complete entries can be found here. There are four complete entries there. The entries include much detail about the scarring of the island due to the ... Read More »

The Joy Is Sucked Out Of MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge

What has become of one of the most entertaining and ancient of reality shows? In no way do I think MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge is remotely near the top 500 greatest television shows, but in terms of mind-numbing and testosterone pumping ability, the Challenge is as near perfect as any show can get. But sadly, it has reached its ... Read More »

Top 5 On-Screen Hunks

I didn’t want to seem sexist, so I wanted to also mention my top 5 on-screen hunks. These men make my blood boil and my heart beat fast. I must admit that I have man-crushes and if I was gay, then I would definitely want these men. This list includes more classic hunks for the simple fact that there really ... Read More »