Seth MacFarlane and “The Orville”

I just watched episode 5 of The Orville yesterday, and wow; seriously one of the more impressive shows I've seen of late. They've addressed my initial concerns about the high level of slap-sticker present in the premiere episode, while maintaining the essence of MacFarlane's comedic sensibilities. To top it off, they've wrapped it all up … Continue reading Seth MacFarlane and “The Orville”

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Human nature?

I wonder lately--often, in fact--what it is about politics that makes people so crazy. I wonder, but can find no explanation for it, except for human nature. I have made some observations, though... People say they want no religion to intrude upon their politics, when what they mean is they don't want someone else's religion … Continue reading Human nature?

*Breaking News for all my military buddies**

A source at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base recently provided me with a look at a draft memo regarding changes to the current Air Force rank structure. While I was not able to keep a copy, I was able to take some notes on the content. Relevant para/sub-paras are below: … Continue reading *Breaking News for all my military buddies**

Possible changes to Salt Lake Comic Con…

...Let's discuss. Co-founder Bryan Brandenburg recently announced that Growtix, the company which handles ticketing for this and other events, is adding "the ability to handle reserved seating like other fan conventions. You can pay a premium price and have a guaranteed seat at a guaranteed place for the whole convention." This option would, in his … Continue reading Possible changes to Salt Lake Comic Con…

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 just got awesomer (yes: I said AWESOMER!)

Just received this press release from Stan Lee's folks. I'll post it in its entirety below, but let me hit some of the highlights: Melissa Joan Hart. And most of the rest of the cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch for a reunion panel. (She seems like she would be fun to hang around with, … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 just got awesomer (yes: I said AWESOMER!)

NaNoWriMo 2017

God help me, today I signed up for NaNoWriMo 2017. That's National Novel Writing Month. It's an internet-based... thing... where, through the course of the month of November, the goal is to complete first draft of a novel (50,000 words). You can share your daily word counts, work with a "writing buddy," get support... I've … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017

Netflix’s “The Punisher”

I finally found time to watch the "new" trailer for Netflix's upcoming Marvel series, The Punisher, and I'm a bit.... uneasy? Unhappy? First, let me just say I wasn't necessarily a fan of how the Punisher was portrayed in season 2 of Daredevil. Not that Jon Bernthal didn't portray the necessary gravitas or bad-assedness that … Continue reading Netflix’s “The Punisher”

I’ve been thinking…

Actress Lynda Carter has recently responded to director James Cameron's comments about how the recent Wonder Woman film was a "step backwards" for women in Hollywood because, basically, Gal Gadot is too pretty. Now, when Cameron first made that comment (on which he has recently doubled-down), I called "bullshit" on Facebook because, well... bullshit. His … Continue reading I’ve been thinking…

“The Dead Must Die” part 5

Sorry it's been a while, but life happens, you know? Anyway, here's another bit of fiction for your eyeballs. Enjoy! And remember: Like, Share, and Follow! Reginald reached past me and grasped the cut-glass doorknob, turning it to the right and swinging the door open in front of me. I’m not sure exactly what I … Continue reading “The Dead Must Die” part 5

Fuck, am I really that old?

Sorry, I just have to get this off my chest, as I think it speaks volumes about the current state of affairs in America. I just used the phrase "straight man" when discussing comedy. I even followed it up--IMMEDIATELY, same sentence--by referencing Abbott and Costello. Some stupid fuck still thought I was talking sexual orientation … Continue reading Fuck, am I really that old?