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Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

2018-01-01T20:44:52+00:00

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get [...]

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017 2018-01-01T20:44:52+00:00

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl [...]

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time 2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00

All Hallows’ Eve Month is Here! A Month of Classic Horror

2017-10-01T14:25:41+00:00

October has arrived - the most wonderful time of the year. There is a nip in the air, the leaves are changing and the smell of pumpkin pie surrounds us. It’s time to wear flannel as you walk a corn maze then curl up by a fire as the sun [...]

All Hallows’ Eve Month is Here! A Month of Classic Horror 2017-10-01T14:25:41+00:00

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again

2017-09-27T21:56:36+00:00

Last Sunday something happened that I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. Star Trek returned to television for the first time in 12 years. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on CBS and to fans it was not only welcomed, it was praised. Because, you see, for the first time in [...]

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again 2017-09-27T21:56:36+00:00

NerdSync’s History of the Adam West Batman

2017-06-30T14:38:41+00:00

NerdSync is a pretty great channel over on the YouTube that deals with all things comic book related. Everyone should head on over there and just watch everything because, if you like comics, this is the place to find thoughtful and insightful takes on history, trivia and philosophy of the [...]

NerdSync’s History of the Adam West Batman 2017-06-30T14:38:41+00:00

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

2017-04-20T00:12:22+00:00

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol 2017-04-20T00:12:22+00:00

A Nation of Immigrants & Refugees: A Call for Kindness

2017-02-11T12:34:50+00:00

Editor's Note: I originality wrote this back in 2015 I thought it could use a re-post.   My great-great-grandfather came here from Ireland. He did so to escape famine, civil war and oppression. He left everything he knew – family, friends and culture - to come to America and create [...]

A Nation of Immigrants & Refugees: A Call for Kindness 2017-02-11T12:34:50+00:00

Because It’s Fun: A Lesson Learned in 2016

2017-01-02T21:16:06+00:00

2016 was not a good year. I could mention the abundance of celebrity deaths or the uncivil election or the discouraging decisions in Europe as the reasons for the awfulness of the year. Or on a smaller scale there were financial issues, work related shakeups and arguments I don’t care [...]

Because It’s Fun: A Lesson Learned in 2016 2017-01-02T21:16:06+00:00

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling

2016-12-12T22:36:13+00:00

"The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly" - Rod Serling in 1963. Blank on Blank is a series of short animations featuring snippets of conversation and interviews of various celebrities and other assorted famous people which airs on PBS. This particular [...]

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling 2016-12-12T22:36:13+00:00
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