The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Author Archives: Guy Bergstrom

DOWNTOWN by Macklemore is daring and different

Note: Macklemore uses a few bad words.  Macklemore is a Seattle treasure, a smart artist who figured out his producer, Ryan Lewis, is the secret to success–so he gives Ryan … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why MAKE ME by Lee Child gets graded on a curve

I can’t count how many hardcover Reacher novels line the top shelf of my library. Lee Child is that good. MAKE ME is his latest novel about Reacher, and it’s … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Man Uses Raccoon To Start Breathalyzer Equipped Car, Raccoon Then Attacks Driver

Does it get any better than a headline like that? Click here for the incident report. So this convicted drunk driver has to blow into a tube before his car … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Defense against the Dark Arts: Propaganda vs. journalism and rhetoric

As the race for the White House gears up, you are being bombarded with stories, 30-second ads, attack tweets and Instagram videos. Back in the 1970s, the average person got … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watch the beatiful visual echoes in both STAR WARS trilogies

George the Lucas may stink at dialogue. And all humans with a microgram of taste hated the first two prequels. HOWEVER: The man is a genius when it comes to visuals. … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

International Film Critics Vote ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Year’s Best Film – Hollywood Reporter And this movie deserves more awards. Beautifully shot, great acting and surprising depth for an action movie. Give us more!

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

CARL POPPA by Bad Lip Reading is a brilliant parody–and you can DANCE to it

How much do I love this? Here’s how much: I could not adore it more, or find a single serious way to improve the lyrics or the music. Seriously. Four out … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

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