Originally, I thought about doing a blog about the most Metal of tacos since the Black Jack taco from Taco Bell, but I’m not going to even bother. Recently Taco Bell (or Kraft Foods, whoever is in charge of that decision) changed their packaging when it came to products in the grocery store. One of the latest items was a brand new dessert Chocolate Taco. The product calls for whipped cream and ice cream. I figured it would make a nice dessert for the dinner I was thinking about making for my fiancee and I.
In the summer of this year, my favorite speaker system gave up on me, and I was forced to seak out new ones. The one set I use is too bulky to travel around with, which left me seeking out a new set for casual listening while at other locations. This led to my picking up the 2.1 Powered Speaker System from Cyber Acoustics. Unfortunately, this choice was easily one of the worst that I have ever made.
Stephen King, the master of suspense, is back with a new collection of short stories titled Full Dark, No Stars. These four tales are meant to showcase the darkest side of humanity, and had quickly topped many bestselling lists. Of course, given the author, this is absolutely no surprise. But, critics everywhere seem to either love or hate this new compilation of terror, and of course his legion of loyal fans are right there to speak praise of his works. But, do these four new compositions stand out as some of his best, or are they some of the worst in recent years?
“A Good Marriage” is available on Full Dark, No Stars
The fourth and final story to Full Dark, No Stars is the tale “A Good Marriage.” At this point, Stephen King has tackled quite a lot regarding the darkest of human nature, from rape right down to evil spirits and rats looking to get revenge. But, this time around, we’re given a tale of discovery, and the horrors that can come with it. Does “A Good Marriage” equate to a good closing, or will it have you wanting to leave regardless of for better or worse?
Making a quick pit stop this morning for a cup of coffee, I figured I would go ahead and grab a cheap bottle of soda for a more immediate wake-up call before hitting the road. Looking over the assortment of name-brand bottles, an interesting “Limited Edition” bottle marked Pepsi X sat at the front of only one row. After realizing it was not just a special cover for the television show The X Factor, I was immediately intrigued. Pepsi with Dragonfruit? Go on, I’m listening…
“Fair Extension” is available on Full Dark, No Stars
“Fair Extension” is the third part of the Full Dark, No Stars collection by Stephen King, and it’s also the shortest. Ranging a meer thirty three pages of text, this one ventures into the concept of jealousy, as well as the tried-and-true theme of making a deal with the devil. No, there are no fiddles involved, but does this tale grab the reader and not let go, or is this a deal made to be broken?