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Book Review: Possums Are Not Cute!: And Other Myths About Nature’s Most Misunderstood Critter
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Possums Are Not Cute! by Ally Burguieres

Possums Are Not Cute!
And Other Myths about Nature’s Most Misunderstood Critter
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
By Ally Burguieres
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: May 10, 2022

Hello, I’m the person on your social media feed who shares memes that say “Hello, I’m an opossum, please don’t hurt me, I mean you no harm” every two weeks. That’s because the opossum, which is commonly referred to as “possum,” the name of its distant cousins from down under, is so misunderstood. People often mistake these climbing critters for rats or raccoons who could carry rabies and consider them :::gasp::: ugly! Well, spoiler alert: They are none of those things!

In Possums Are Not Cute!: And Other Myths about Nature’s Most Misunderstood Critter, wildlife rehabber and advocate Ally Burguieres aims to dispel the myths about opossums, specifically the Virginia Opossum, which is the only native marsupial in the United States. If you see a white and gray little beast with a pointy snout rifling through your garbage pails or eating the food you leave out in your yard for the feral cats, that’s the Virginia Opossum. And they are actually quite adorable … and harmless, too! They’re also here to stay, thankfully, because they happened to be very beneficial to our society, as this new full-color hardcover book delightfully explains.

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‘In Search Of Tomorrow’: Last Chance To Preorder This Definitive ’80s Sci-Fi Documentary
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The films speak for themselves. Back to the Future. Aliens. The Terminator. Blade Runner. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Empire Strikes Back. Robocop. These movies have stood the test of time, but they were part of a greater world of 1980s science fiction cinema. 80s sci-fi weaved worlds of the future, dealt with the current nuclear conflict, accurately predicted technological trends, created incredible practical creatures while dabbling with new CGI, and perhaps most important, kept our spirit of inquiry going. Fans of ’80s sci-fi rejoice, as you can now help support and purchase the new almost 5-hour (!) documentary on ’80s sci-fi: In Search of Tomorrow: The Definitive 80s Sci-Fi Documentary.

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Book Review: Dungeons & Dragons and Critical Role Presents: Call Of The Netherdeep
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Dungeons & Dragons and Critical Role Presents: Call Of The Netherdeep
Hardcover
D&D Accessory
Wizards Of The Coast
Release Date: March 15, 2022

Greetings and salutations, folks. I hope you are also finding your way out of this not-so-lovely pandemic and are starting to be able to gather back around an undersized kitchen table loaded with books, miniatures, and dice. As things are beginning to get back to normal, the wonderful folks at Wizards of the Coast and the gang at Critical Role have teamed up to bring us a massive adventure set in the world of Exandria, Dungeons & Dragons and Critical Role Presents: Call Of The Netherdeep. I hope to give you a small glimpse of what to expect with this newest release.

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Seandps Top 10 Movies Of 2021
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We did it folks! We survived another crazy year, that had a few high moments as well as a few not so great moments. We were back in theaters (sort of), and then Omnicron variant hit, and we are still in theaters, although perhaps with a little hesitation. With my handy A-List status at my local AMC theater, I was able to increase the number of new movies I saw in 2021 to 53 (I hit 42 in 2020). What did I learn this year? Well, I missed the theater experience, thankfully I had a great experience with one of the movies in my top ten list. Streaming continues to be a dominant force; some movies don’t necessarily need to be seen on a big screen, but still plenty new releases were enhanced by going to the theaters again. For 2020, I got a little crazy and added a +1 to my Top Ten list, because I had a hard time with picking the movie to grab that #10 spot. It did happen again this year, so I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to my honorable mention, Mortal Kombat. It finally gave us the R-rated version with all of the violence and gore, with a story that was lacking at many angles, but not all movies need to be Oscar winners. So with no further delay, let’s get to my Top Ten Movies of 2021.

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