In this week’s Aggressive Negotiations over on The Nerd Party, Matt Rushing and I discuss a very special part of many childhoods, and several adulthoods of special character: Star Wars toys. Our memories of them, which ones we loved, and which ones we lost. Without further ado: Listen here to Aggressive Negotiations Issue 56: Favorite […]Read more "On the Latest Aggressive Negotiations: Favorite Star Wars Toys!"
The new Wonder Woman trailer is out. It’s put together well and actually does a better job of selling me on the idea of the movie than previous efforts. This should not be a controversial view. At the very least, it should not start an argument. But positive observations about this trailer have triggered the […]Read more "Let’s Talk About That Wonder Woman Trailer"
As a special note to this post: I am indeed working on some new blogs. Give me a little more time. They are being drafted hot and fresh as we speak…or read…or whatever. It’s rare that Mike “@mumbles3k” Schindler and I strongly disagree about things other than 3D formatting. So this week’s Great Shot, Kid! should […]Read more "For “Great Shot, Kid!” We Watched Jon Kasdan’s “In the Land of Women.”"
The brilliant gem that is Mike Schindler (@mumbles3k) figured out the names for five sequels to Run Silent, Run Deep, based on the “Fast and the Furious” naming convention template. And it works. Hence, 2 Silent 2 Deep. Want to hear what 3-6 would be called, AND what we thought of the 1958 classic directed […]Read more "We Watched “Run Silent, Run Deep” on Stage Nine…."
This week it’s my turn. I present to you my “Anthropological Mixtape” of songs that shaped the music to which I have listened through my life. Not most liked, nor most listened, but most formative. WordPress is an awful mess when trying to embed things, so here’s the link to the open playlist on Spotify: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4cr73-687974. […]Read more "Kesseljunkie: Molten (The Anthropological Mixtape)"
Renewing a long-standing invitation to watch Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, Shawn “@shawndorman” Eastridge invited me to watch the film for the first time and record my reactions for his excellent show Missing Frames over on The Nerd Party network. He wondered what my reaction, a man often disinclined to acknowledge romance to the outside world, […]Read more "So I finally saw “Before Sunrise”…."
I’ve walked away from the “big two,” Facebook and Twitter, for Lent, and so I’m using the blog to share my podcasting efforts. Hopefully it spurs me to write (I actually have about 12 drafts waiting for revision right now), which I miss a whole lot even though I chatter for four shows per week. […]Read more "“Great Shot, Kid!” Looks at More American Graffiti"