Hey folks, been a while since I rapped at ya.
Recently I was a guest on the Fate, Luck & Karma podcast to talk about my latest book A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever. It was fun! Groovy times! Click here to check out the episode on YouTube. It’s also on Spotify and Apple.
My thanks to Dean (the host) and the West Midland Ghostbusters for having me on. And let me again thank everyone who has been reading and talking about A Convenient Parallel Dimension. It’s tough to promote a book these days. Well, unless you’re an actor with a memoir. The last piece of literature that seized the nation was written by Matthew Perry. I’m not immune; there’s a copy in my house. My review: this guy has problems money can’t fix.
Speaking of people with serious problems, every day I wake up and the top headline is always some variation of “Can DeSantis Beat Trump?” or “Trump Voters Feeling Their Loyalty Tested By DeSantis” and just once it would be nice to see “Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump Are Both Repugnant Fascists Who Deserve Zero Support And Should Be Frog Marched Into The Nearest Black Hole.” Some other good headlines would be “Nationwide Gun Buyback Program Ahead Of Firearms Ban Sees 100% Success Rate” and “Biden Reallocates $800 Billion From Military To Jump Start Free Health Care.”
Return of The Jedi was released 40 years ago today, which reminds me that the various special editions of the three earliest Star Wars movies have now been circulating longer than the original (and currently out of print) “regular” versions ever were. I subscribe to the belief that George Lucas only started re-editing his three most beloved films in 1997 so he would no longer have to pay his ex-wife Marcia her cut of the profits. I also sort of believe the rumor that George sold Star Wars to Disney on the condition that the original cuts never again see the light of day. Thank god for the bootleggers.
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Aliens, Werewolves, Guys Who Look Like My Dad (coupla film reviews)
Touch My Monkey! The Fight Over The “Sprockets” Movie (Mike Myers saga)
Cartoons, Reviewed (numerous thoughts on animated classics)
Idle, Awkward Moment (deep dive on 1978 drama Moment by Moment)
Uncle Rump (review of 1995 horror film Rumpelstiltskin)
Robot Town (review of 1986 Transformers movie)
Greg, Paul, The Devil, & Mickey (deep dive on Paul Shaffer’s devil sitcom)
Of Wolfen And Man (deep dive on 1981 horror film Wolfen)
Ass My Kiss (deep dive on the official Kiss tribute record)
Too Hot To Stop (review of the insane Pierce Brosnan film Live Wire)
Witchy Woman (review of forgotten gem The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon)
The Individual Will Be Destroyed (review of The Parallax View)
The Anti-Remake Remake? (deep dive on Gus Van Sant’s Pyscho)
“Faerie Tale Theatre,” Reviewed (capsule reviews of every episode)
Danny And Sandy Control The Universe (review of Two of a Kind)
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What else can I tell you? Trans rights now, trans rights forever. Season three of “Picard” is actually great (unlike the first two seasons of el stinko garbage). I’m working diligently on my next book. I saw a bluejay yesterday. Bluejays are awesome. Probably my favorite bird.
Save the environment!
Q: Kirk Or Picard?
A: Kirk, but not by much, and only because he represents the “American dream” (nobody scrub from Iowa grows up to be the ultimate astronaut). Gotta to root for my fellow countryman. Rest assured, I’d have no problem handing my fate over to Picard. That guy ran a smooth ship with a teenager and a Klingon on the bridge. Respect.