Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

It’s been a few days, so I think I’m finally ready to say something about the death of my favorite living actor, Bill Paxton. I’d always been a fan of his from stuff like Weird Science and Aliens which we saw over and over again when it came out–I was a junior in high school. Plus I remembered him from The Lords of Discipline. I thought he was so versatile and funny and amazing. He was credited as “Wild” Bill…

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Why do you watch that stuff if it makes you so angry?

I’ve spoken before in this blog about the importance of “fake news” shows like Daily Show and Colbert Report. Nutshelled, it’s a way for people to keep up with what’s happening in the world without becoming suicidally depressed. TDS and CR always made sure to have accurate facts, and a clear way of explaining why whatever thing was fucked up. Watching regular news can be difficult without the comic relief and camaraderie. Even though Jon Stewart gave up TDS (he’s…

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Fish Fry

After music, architecture, incense, and free wine, the best thing about Catholicism is the Friday night Fish Fry. It was a joyous event back when my family was pretending to be Catholic to get lower rates at St Mary Magdalen school. These fish frys featured thick cuts of cod filet, deep fried (or deep fried earlier in the day and then baked). They came with, as you’d expect, fries and slaw. It was fantastically delicious. Most Catholic churches don’t do…

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Arguing with Savini? If I must…

Like most horror fans, Creepshow has always been high on my list of fave horror movies. I love the cast, the camp, the gruesomeness, and that hilarious dub where it’s super obvious that Adrienne Barbeau called Emily Vanderbilt a cunt. Hahahaaha. H and I watched an awesome documentary about it recently. Apparently, it was on the UK DVD reissue that never actually came to this side of the pond. That’s bullshit, BTW. Because then I had to download it on…

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Argh!

So much annoyance. Power and internet took turns going out all friggin’ weekend. That’s dumb, because I certainly don’t need help NOT getting any work done. So I’m working today and tomorrow instead of taking some much needed time to work on the outline for my screenplay. Yeah, I’m taking another stab at this screenplay, this time with a writing partner. Our door buzzer has been broken for more than a week. Given the impatience of the UPS guy, I’ve…

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A Second Opinion

When they’re not talking about the Nazi rally down the street, a lot of people are talking about health care. Health care in America has sucked for a long time, almost got better, but then kinda didn’t. Now? It’s going to be worse than it’s ever been, and for whatever reason, some poor people are happy about it. I guess if your insurance company decided to raise rates and deductibles, that’s bad news for you. But they didn’t do that…

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