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Brad Anderson provides today’s Twitter example of what happens when mansplaining goes embarrassingly wrong.

It would seem that Brad’s tweets venture into areas worse than tragic self-owns (surprise, surprise), as his Twitter account has been suspended.

Thanks to Mandi Vale Dragland for the find!

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Hello from Toronto! / My office for the day

by Joey deVilla on May 13, 2019

Photo: The view from our hotel room at Toronto Marriott City Centre hotel, showing the desk with my computer and iPad on it, with the interior of Rogers Centre and the baseball diamond and stands visible through the window.

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Hello from Toronto! Anitra and I are here on a last-minute business trip of hers which also gave me the chance to catch up with my family (I’m originally from here) for Mother’s Day.

For the couple of days when Anitra will be attending the Discovery Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, we’re staying at the Toronto Marriott City Centre hotel, conveniently located next door. It’s the hotel attached to the Rogers Centre (which I still refer to by its old name, “SkyDome”).

She’d booked a room at the conference rate, and when we arrived mid-afternoon yesterday, the front desk said that they’d just finished cleaning up a room that we could occupy immediately. It turns out that it was one of the rooms facing the stadium interior.

Photo: A closer-up view of the desk with my computer and iPad on it, and the interior of Rogers Centre and the baseball diamond and stands visible through the window.

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You can even open the windows to hear the crowd or catch a lucky fly ball:

Photo: The view of the baseball diamond from the window of our hotel room at Toronto Marriott City Centre hotel.

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It should make for a pretty nice office today.

This is a last-minute trip, and we’re around only until Thursday afternoon, after which we fly back to Tampa. Drop me a line if you’d like to catch up, and we’ll try to make it happen, what with work and family commitments.

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Joey deVilla and Anitra Pavka pose with the 'Avengers: Endgame' poster.

My 14-year old self is so happy to see all these comic book stories come together on the big screen, and even happier to see it with Anitra, my geek dream date.

Oh, wow. This movie pulled down the pants of my mind. It’s been an age since I’ve thought “I would like to see that again — right now.

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Thanks to Alistair Morton for the find!

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If you’re going to do the “Florida Man” thing in a town that’s Italian in name only — Naples, Florida — you might as well do it in a restaurant that’s also Italian in name only: The Olive Garden. And remember: Any fool can eat a sausage or an oyster suggestively; it takes the creative genius of Florida Man to eat spaghetti belligerently.

Here the story from a local news channel, and here’s the Miami Herald’s coverage.

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Cognitive dissonance

by Joey deVilla on April 11, 2019

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