The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Some of my favorite editors OF ALL TIME

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. So come closer and listen to what I’ve learned from experience: Editors are a writer’s best friend. Not when they’re … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 21 Comments

Short film ROSA blows Hollywood away

So this studio works for years to produce ROSA, a beautiful little short about an apocalyptic android goddess with kung fu powers on loan from Neo, who’s busy not using … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Real animal that should NOT exist: the blue dragon mollusk

So I see this on the interwebs, and my brain says, “Ah, here we have James Cameron, busy at work on AVATAR 2: BLUE MONKEYS VERSUS HUMANS AGAIN, BECAUSE I … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 43 Comments

The worst movie poster OF ALL TIME

So I’m minding my own business, wandering around the Series of Tubes after finishing all kinds of physical labors, and what strikes my eyeballs? Only the worst movie poster known … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 22 Comments

Music Video Monday: Violins and cellos gone wild

Classical music can be a wonderful sleep aid. HOWEVER: These people show that you don’t need a guitar loud enough to shatter boulders. No. All you need is a violin … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Is this high-brow poetry — or pretentious garbage?

Poets are crazy. This much I have learned. In my endless quest for the truth, I have discovered more Gertrude Stein-esque free verse. I did so after writing the post, Gertrude … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 11 Comments

Gertrude Stein is a literary TRAIN WRECK

I know the name Gertrude Stein, and understand that she is some kind of Giant of Literature. HOWEVER: For the first time, I’ve read some actual words Stein wrote and … Continue reading

December 11, 2011 · 34 Comments