April 2007

There was a time where I fancied myself as some kind of writer-like guy. You know, like fiction writing stuff. I finished off a half-dozen or so short stories—a form I’m particularly fond of—and posted them on my main Manic Pop Thrills website.

I yanked them a while back for some inexplicable reason, so I figured I’d resurrect them for “Phiction Phriday.” They’re not really all that great, but I want to make sure I don’t lose the damn things if a hard drive explodes or something.

So, without further ado, here’s “The Right Thing to Do.” Warning: Contains scenes of sexual content and bad language, and may remind people of “chick lit.” Reader discretion is advised. (more…)

I’m a Douchebag!I’m not sure why I thought it was a good idea to spend three hours with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, but I saw “Grindhouse” on Friday. Aside from further cementing my view that Rosario Dawson is one of the hottest women on the planet (though she’s starting to look a bit skeletal; get that girl a cheeseburger, stat!), it was… er, a bit of a grind.

Conceptually, it’s pretty dumb to spend $60 million to perfectly emulate a double feature of movies that probably cost $600K or less to make; that, my friends, is why these are B-movies. It isn’t a chosen aesthetic; it’s one mandated by limitations both budgetary and, lets face it, talent. For every Martin Scorsese that found the artistry in cheese like “Boxcar Bertha” in the early 70s, there were dozens of Doris Wishman’s pumping out swill like “Deadly Weapons” (featuring the appropriately named Chesty Morgan, who in the movie’s best scene, clubs a guy to death with her enormous boobs). (more…)

Bunny TimeI had no idea it was Easter until I went to Staples and found out that I couldn’t actually go to Staples since it’s Easter. I’m fairly certain this has leveled me from “lapsed Catholic” to “burn in hell heathen.”

Isn’t Easter the time of year we celebrate Christ’s resurrection into a cute bunny rabbit with a pancake on his head?

On the plus side, I woke up and turned on the TV to find a lovely, heartwarming tale of humanity’s kindness playing on HBO, Hotel Rwanda.

While digging through some old CDs, I found this image that we created for the 10 year anniversary of Strategy Plus/CGS+/Computer Games. It was used on a poster that is collecting dust in our old office.

Lots of Covers

My “Please Hire Me, Please” 2007 World Tour has finally kicked off. No more fun. It’s all serious work from here on out. (more…)

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