Map of the continent of Africa. She’s trying to get all her nations in order. There are so many that it’s sometimes very difficult to keep track of them all. Making matters worse, some of her nations keep insisting on changing their names. AFRICA: Alright, is everyone here? How about you, Rhodesia? ZIMBABWE: Mom, you […]
Read More A story about africa.
And when I say “dark,” I’m not talking about the screenplay or the script. I mean that the movie is so damn dark, you can’t even see what’s going on for most of the movie’s runtime. Disney’s latest updated live-action, politically-corrected remake, is everything the 1953 original isn’t: dark, dull, and would be the perfect […]
Read More Peter Pan and Wendy: A “Dark” “Retelling” of a classic.
It’s here. My third collection of beats, flips, and reimaginings of music we all love. Well, I love it, and I know you will too.
Read More I. Am. Beat Boy.
Back in the olden days of making mixtapes on an analog 4-track, a Pioneer CDJ-1000 rented from an audio store for the weekend, and a handful of CD-Rs, I set about making a mixtape of all love and love-related songs. I wanted something extra to add to it, so I searched around the internet for […]
Read More This one time…
What we have here is We Have A Ghost, the newest supernatural dramedy to come down the Netflix pike. The trailers will paint this as a rollicking comedy with a kid and his ghost buddy taking both the internet and real world by storm. And part of it is. But too much of the movie […]
Read More We Have A Ghost: Or does it have us?
Spoiler alert: it’s not. Gen Xers like myself are sick and tired of the later generations coming along and mining our classics to turn them into vulgar, edgy, (wannabe) irreverent new shows. I mean, did we need an updated version of Archie in Riverdale with murders, promiscuity and angst? The Harley Quinn from the old […]
Read More Velma: Can y’all just leave her alone?
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Read More J.L. Love
He looks me in the eyes, not saying anything for a long time. Finally, he speaks. “Who are you?” I smile. “I am me. Just like you are you.” “True. We are all who we are. But what would you like me to call you?” “If you feel the need to paste a label on […]
Read More Pronounced “zinc-see.”
A is a regular person. B doesn’t know the number 3 exists. A: Cool! I’ll come pick you up at 3 o’clock and we’ll head to the game. B: You’ll pick me up at what o’clock? A: 3. B: I don’t know what you’re saying. A: (sighs) Fine. Forget it. I’ll pick you up at […]
Read More What if you didn’t know the number 3?
So, we’re traveling west, making stops along the way. One of those stops was in North Platte, Nebraska. Cute little town. Anyway, we got up and hit the road at exactly 9:00 am, which was kind of early for us. We got on the Interstate and drove for about 75 miles before we needed to […]
Read More My funny time zone story.