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A Different Take On The Christmas Story: What If The Three Wise Men Were NINJAS?

November 28th, 2021
A Different Take On The Christmas Story: What If The Three Wise Men Were NINJAS?

You’ve all heard the classic tale of the Nativity – Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus as the three wise men follow a star to offer their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But what if… the three wise men were NINJA WIZARDS, part of a secret society of warriors, sent to protect Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from the evil of King Herod and Satan, who sought to kill the holy family before they made it to Bethlehem? That’s the pulse-pounding premise of THE ARIMATHEAN, a new action- adventure novel from author Sean Leary. The book is an action-packed popcorn tale... Read More

Shots And Giggles, Ninja Wizards, Viva Las Divas And More In This Week’s FUN10

November 28th, 2021
Shots And Giggles, Ninja Wizards, Viva Las Divas And More In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Book Signing For Ninja Wizards Action Novel, ‘The Arimathean’ Tomorrow In Davenport

November 27th, 2021
Book Signing For Ninja Wizards Action Novel, 'The Arimathean' Tomorrow In Davenport

You’ve all heard the classic tale of the Nativity – Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus as the three wise men follow a star to offer their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But what if… the three wise men were NINJA WIZARDS, part of a secret society of warriors, sent to protect Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from the evil of King Herod and Satan, who sought to kill the holy family before they made it to Bethlehem? That’s the pulse-pounding premise of THE ARIMATHEAN, a new action- adventure novel from author Sean Leary. The book is an action-packed popcorn tale... Read More

Oh, For Christ’s Sake, Just Let People Have Their McRibs And Be Happy In This Crap Show Year

November 26th, 2021
Oh, For Christ's Sake, Just Let People Have Their McRibs And Be Happy In This Crap Show Year

I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook today, as I am wont to do when I want to incrementally lose faith in humanity, and I stopped briefly on a posting by someone trying to make themselves look far more hip and cool than they actually are. I know, I know, hard to pin that one down when it comes to social media! You’ll never guess who I’m talking about when you’ve got 80 million people to choose from there… Anyway, the person was making a comment about a certain fast food item that some people profoundly enjoy. They post about it. They revel in its return. They write with glee... Read More

What If The Three Wise Men Were Ninja Wizards? Find Out In ‘The Arimathean’

November 25th, 2021
What If The Three Wise Men Were Ninja Wizards? Find Out In 'The Arimathean'

In the action-packed fantasy novel The Arimathean, the three wise men and Joseph of Arimathea are ninja wizards, part of a secret society of warriors of the supernatural, who are entrusted to protect Joseph and Mary on the road to Bethlehem as King Herod and a cadre of demons led by Satan attempt to kill them before Jesus can be born! It’s a wild, fun, roller coaster ride of a novel that tells a totally different and fantastic version of the Christmas story! The novel will be signed by its author, Sean Leary, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at The Book Rack, 4764 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Get... Read More

Behind The Fluff: The Tawdry Tales Of Festival Of Trees’ Teddy Bear Teas

November 19th, 2021
Behind The Fluff: The Tawdry Tales Of Festival Of Trees' Teddy Bear Teas

Entertainment is a tricky thing. One person’s wholesome fare is another person’s demon-possessed trash. From time to time, I’ll get emails from irate people who are disappointed that I’ve recommended some bit of entertainment they find to be offensive. One of them messaged me about it. Another called me, taking me to task for “leading children down the path of evil.” How she knew I’d been a tour guide at Disneyland is beyond me. But nonetheless, this lady wasn’t pleased. “You shouldn’t be telling parents to let their children go to demonic concerts…you should be warning them... Read More

Some Pro Tips To Be Cool To Trick-Or-Treaters, And Have A Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2021
Some Pro Tips To Be Cool To Trick-Or-Treaters, And Have A Happy Halloween

Pro Tips On Being Cool To Trick-or-Treaters This Halloween: 1. Whether or not you “believe in” allergies to peanuts, chocolate, or whatever, is irrelevant. Shut the fuck up about it if a kid says they have one. Have a couple different varieties of candy to give out to kids, including Starbursts and Skittles, which I don’t think have any potential allergens in them, and which most kids love anyway. 2. It doesn’t matter if a kid is shy, autistic, quiet or is just rude. Don’t be that douchebag that makes them say “Trick or Treat” or withhold candy... Read More

On Halloween, Let’s Consider Important Questions. Like, Do Vampires Poop?

October 29th, 2021
On Halloween, Let's Consider Important Questions. Like, Do Vampires Poop?

It’s Halloween weekend, and along with the tricks and treats, and little goblins and ghouls, there are other things that haunt me. Questions. Queries. Imaginings. About These keep me awake at night. Can zombies swim? Whenever I watch a zombie movie, I always imagine different ways that I could escape zombies if I ever found myself in that situation. I’m sure you can all relate. Now, to be clear, I’m talking about your standard issue, usual zombies that you see in TV and movies, the kind that move very slowly, shambling along, whose bodies are in a constant state of disrepair, and who... Read More

With Halloween Approaching, I Think It’s Time We Asked, Do Ghosts Fart?

October 22nd, 2021
With Halloween Approaching, I Think It's Time We Asked, Do Ghosts Fart?

Do ghosts fart? Ever walk into your house after you’ve been away, or walk into a room and notice a strange smell? Of course, once you do, you have to try to find it, to try to get rid of it, because who wants a strange smell in their house? I’ll usually look for some dropped food or something behind or under furniture, and sometimes that’s the case. Some bit of stray potable that tried to escape and sadly discovered its motion was limited to whatever got it there in the first place, and then was left, saddened, and chastened, to rot in bitterness and disappointment. It’s like the Brando... Read More

Bowie Might Have Been More Of A Space Oddity Than We Thought

September 24th, 2021
Bowie Might Have Been More Of A Space Oddity Than We Thought

Ever wonder what music made by an extraterrestrial might sound like? Apparently, kind of like this: “Let’s dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues…” Which, if you play it backwards, sounds like this: “Dance let’s shoes red your on put blues the dance and laser beam cattle rectums. . . ’’ Amazing how that works, isn’t it? And you thought only Selena Gomez wrote about laser beaming cattle rectums, didn’t you? Little did you know . . . Anyway, of course, the song I’m talking about is “Let’s Dance,” by Alf. Well, no, it’s “Let’s Dance,” by the late legend... Read More