Recently, a coworker—who is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan—urged me to scratch the item off my bucket list and get tickets to see him perform live. I’ve already missed the chance to see Clarence play, so why not see the remaining members of the band before they too turn to dust? So out of morbid […]Read more "Bruce Springsteen Can Go Screw Himself"
Recently when speaking with The Clone, we both happened to mention our distaste for Clerks 2. Since I’m migrating all of my old blogs from blogs.starwars.com/kesseljunkie, I dug this one up to show that Mr. Smith has been standing on my last nerve for quite some time. Then, as I read through it, I realized […]Read more "My Low Estimation of Kevin Smith’s Talents (and Flashback Blog: Enough Already)"
There’s a topic that’s been on my mind for some time, especially after the re-release of The Phantom Menace in theatres. Inevitably, in the aftermath of its return to the national consciousness I got to enjoy the amplification of the never–ending argument that anyone who dares have a contrary opinion to the “conventional wisdom” about […]Read more "How Deep Is Your Love? (Part the First)"
The nature of nerd fandom is a uniquely strange thing, one that I have yet to see repeated in other fan bases. It fosters the notion that the fans somehow “own” the material as much as the artist, or that they have some sort of legitimate input to bring to the table for the creative process.Read more "Fandom, Fanaticism and the Question of Art"