He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: Krampus the Anti-Claus

By |2018-12-18T17:30:25-06:00December 18th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, Thoughts & Notions|

We are all familiar with the benevolent nighttime intruder who once a year indulges in mass breaking and entering to deposit gifts under indoor foliage. You know, the omnipotent fat man dressed in red who observes your every waking and sleeping moment to determine if you are “bad” or “good” [...]

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By |2018-10-15T15:20:47-06:00October 13th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses|

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 [...]

All of This is New to You, And New Can Be Scary (The Return of Doctor Who)

By |2018-10-08T15:56:00-06:00October 8th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

The new season (series) of Doctor Who started yesterday and I feel I am required to say something about it. Typically this is not something I do, at least in the terms of a “hot take” or some such thing. I usually like to ruminate on a thing for a [...]

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

By |2018-10-15T14:27:15-06:00October 2nd, 2018|Features, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses, Monster Memories|

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 [...]

Swim Until You Cant See Land (Saying Goodbye to Scott Hutchison)

By |2018-05-12T11:04:06-06:00May 12th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

It was late December 2007 and I was driving home from work listening to the radio. There is an indie station that plays Christmas music by alternative bands with alternative takes on the holiday and that is the only type of Christmas music I listen to because yeah, I’m [...]

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

By |2018-01-01T20:44:52-06:00January 1st, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

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 [...]

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