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Murphy’s Law – Saying goodbye to Boston

Joel Murphy On December 30, 2006, I packed up all of my worldly possessions and moved from Maryland to Boston. For two years and three months, this city has been my home, but now I am once again packing up all of my worldly possessions and moving

Murphy’s Law – Nice package

Joel Murphy There has been a lot of talk lately about the government’s $787 billion stimulus package (and recently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Congress needs to “keep the door open” for another stimulus package later this year). But while the government’s plan may get all

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Joel Murphy This was inevitable. As longtime readers have undoubtedly surmised by now, I am not a Jimmy Fallon fan. I’ve taken shots at the guy in every single “Things that piss me off” column I’ve written, I mention the hate I have for him in my

Murphy’s Law – Wolverines don’t dance

Joel Murphy Like most fans of comic book movies, I got really excited when I saw the trailer for X-men Origins: Wolverine. Wolverine has always been the best of the X-men and his backstory has always been the most interesting, so getting to see a Wolverine spinoff

Murphy’s Law – A new Street Fighter movie, really?

Joel Murphy When I heard that Seth Rogen was already remaking Paul Blart: Mall Cop, I knew Hollywood was scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas, but it wasn’t until I saw a trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li that I realized just

Murphy’s Law – Lost action figures I’d like to see

Joel Murphy While many licensed toys on the market are complete and utter crap, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has made a name for himself by sculpting photo-realistic toys that look more like mini-statues than action figures. To date, McFarlane has done two different waves of Lost action

Murphy’s Law – Grappling with The Wrestler

Joel Murphy [Disclaimer – People are oversensitive about movie spoilers these days, so I feel the need to warn you that I will be talking a bit about the plot of The Wrestler. So if you haven’t seen it, consider this an official spoiler warning.] To say

Murphy’s Law – The Too Much Information Age

Joel Murphy “The problem is, after a week of intense googling, we’ve started to burn out on knowing the answer to everything. God must feel that way all the time. I think people in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling

Murphy’s Law – I’m Batman

Joel Murphy Last week while taking a shot at the wannabe rocker from American Idol, I wrote the following paragraph: “I’ve spent most of my life wanting to be Batman, but I’m enough of a realist to accept the fact that it isn’t going to happen. I’m