The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Why MELANIANADE is peak SNL and brilliant comedy

Music has never been more competitive. A good music video adds another layer of difficulty–and when you add comedy–the hardest thing of all–then it’s no wonder that truly funny music videos … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Saga of Sir Bushytail the Brave

This picture was the writing prompt from an earlier post, something I saw on the Book of Face with a caption which went something like this: You swerve to avoid … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writing prompt: this epic armored squirrel

So a friend on Facebook posted this with a caption along these lines: You swerve to avoid a squirrel. Later, in your hour of greatest need, the same squirrel returns … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Things to watch on Netflix, Part 2: Every Korean Action Movie Known to Man

While I was healing up from a thing, I watched every possible free movie on Netflix. The happiest surprise, out of nowhere? South Korean action movies. I grew up on … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

SALSA TEQUILA is a classic parody turned accidental hit

Norwegian comic Anders Nilsen isn’t a world-class musician. He tells jokes. And I bet you my house he didn’t set out to make this a hit song in Europe (or … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 5 reasons why GO 4 IT by Corey Feldman is so bad, it circles back to good

Corey Feldman’s live performance on the TODAY show was supposed to be a big opening for his new album, Angelic to the Core, and yes, that is punny. You may … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

The five greatest cover songs of all time

As a fan of music, and music videos, I applaud the decision by MTV to start a new channel that actually plays music videos instead of reality TV shows about … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 3 Comments