5 siblings. 5 weekdays. 5 very different perspectives.


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Cosplay Plans for NYCC: The Doctor

This October will be my third year attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) and I have decided to participate in one of the biggest traditions of Comic Conventions.

I am cosplaying.

For those who don’t know, it basically means dressing up as a character from a comic, novel, movie, video game, etc. Expect it is often taken much MUCH more seriously then any Halloween costume.

I will be cosplaying as the Doctor. (“Doctor Who?”) Exactly! THE Doctor from the British Sci-Fi series “Doctor Who.” More specifically, his current incarnation played by Matt Smith.

Yes a bow tie. Bow ties are cool.

If you need more proof, check out how the Doctor holds his cool in Ancient Rome when every evil alien he has every fought in all of time and space wants what he is guarding.

I have already started assembling pieces and my hair has been growing out since May. I will post updates as I find more parts of the outfit and I will be sure to post photos of the finished product.



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Joe Gallagher feat. Sean Lee
Bein' Green

As promised here is “Bein’ Green” ala Kermit the Frog ala Joe Gallagher feat. Sean Lee!

This is my arrangement of “Bein’ Green” with Sean Lee playing a beautifully elegant Flugelhorn solo.

Keep the requests coming!

- Joe

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The President Gives His Inaugural Address While He’s Really, Really High

Hello, my fellow Americans.

Whoa. There are a lot of people here.  There’s like… two, three, four… anyway, it’s a lot.

Ok. Right. Um…


How’s everybody doing?  I’m good.

Hey, look everybody, it’s the First Lady!  What? No, honey, I’m cool.  No, I swear.  Go, go sit down. I’m cool, I’m totally cool.

Man, it is really cold.  Why did we have to do this in January?

(Giggles) Oh, right.  First month of the year and, uh, whatnot.

Hey. Hey. Did you, did you ever think about that? Hm? Like, why is January the first month of the year?  It doesn’t have to be.

I bet, I bet January is only the first month because we think it is. First. Of the months.

Ooh, you know what would be awesome?  Let’s make something else first.  Another month, I mean.  Not like, a screwdriver. Or whatever.

Ok, so.  First thing I’m doing as president is changing the start of the year.  Show of hands, who wants June?

Alright, let’s see.  One, two, three… wow, there are a lot of you.  I wonder how many there are?

Ok, new first president thing.  I order you to, um, count yourselves.  And then, just, you know, somebody tell me how many of you there are.

What was I talking about?

Boy, it’s getting windy.  And cold.  Does anybody else taste snow?  Does that mean it’s going to snow?

Ooh, that would be awesome!

Ok, first thing as president, I command all of you to build a giant snow fort.

(Giggles) And then we’ll call it (giggles) the White House!  Because it’ll be white!  And a fort!  The White Fort!

Hey, can anybody else see these little words floating here?  “…promoting fair and equal access to opportunity…”

Boring!  I’m gonna go find something to eat.  You guys go build me my snow fort!

Thank you, America!  I love you!  Good night!


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All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event — in the living act, the undoubted deed — there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask! How can the prisoner reach outside except by thrusting through the wall? To me, the white whale is that wall, shoved near to me. Sometimes I think there’s naught beyond. But ‘tis enough. He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principle, I will wreak that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me. For could the sun do that, then could I do the other; since there is ever a sort of fair play herein, jealousy presiding over all creations. But not my master, man, is even that fair play. Who’s over me? Truth hath no confines.

Captain Ahab, explaining his motivation, in Moby-Dick, or The Whale, by Herman Melville.

I can’t stop reading this quote, over and over again.  It’s fascinating how passionately, charismatically, unswervingly, unfailingly wrong Ahab is, about absolutely everything.

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Movie Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service

I recently added several Hayao Miyazaki films to my Netflix queue that I had not seen yet. Tonight’s feature was Kiki’s Delivery Service.

The film opens with Kiki, a thirteen year old witch, about to leave home for a year of honing her magical skills. In this world witches are just ordinary girls and women, except they have magical powers. They are common enough that people know of them and are not frightened by them, but still uncommon enough that most characters we meet seem to have never met a witch before Kiki. In fact, besides Kiki and her mother at the opening of the movie, we only meet one other young witch who is only in the movie for 60 seconds or so.

Where was I? Right. So Kiki (voiced by Kirsten Dunst circa 1998) and her sarcastic talking cat Jiji (voiced by the late Phil Hartman) fly off on her broomstick as all young witches do at 13 years old: to train for a year on their own. The scene is set for a coming-of-age story.

Spoilers? I guess stop reading if you don’t want to hear the ending.

All in all it is a cute story, in which Kiki is befriended by several kindhearted older female role models. Even with their help, living on her own (and dealing with a confusing adolescent crush) causes Kiki to lose faith in herself and in turn “lose” her magic. Worst of all, she can no longer understand her cat Jiji, who she described as her best friend.

A combination of encouragement from her new friends and dramatic circumstances that require Kiki to believe in herself and save the day, she regains her confidence and magic powers. I was confused to find that Jiji did not start speaking again at the end, but it seems that her inability to hear her cat speak may actually be a metaphor that she is growing up and has outgrown talking to her pet cat. (Fun Fact: Phil Hartman had adlibbed a finale line in the original English dub, but it was not in the original Japanese movie and was cut from the 2010 English DVD release)

To sum it up: this is a cute movie to watch. Like any other Studio Ghibli film, even if you don’t get into the story, the art will blow you away. I am always in awe of the amount of work poured into the backgrounds, and that’s only when I can see past the detailed animation work. Between the fitting music and beautifully depicted worlds, you should try to watch at least a few of Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces.


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Anonymous asked: "It ain't easy being green" by Kermit the Frog!

First song voted in! Look for the cover of “Bein’ Green” ala Kermit the Frog by Joe Gallagher next Tuesday, September 4th!

- Joe


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