July 20th, 2014

Exclusive Video Premiere: Weird @AlYankovic’s “Lame Claim to Fame”



The master of parody is poking fun at our fascination with celebrity in his new clip from Mandatory Fun.

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I may have to buy this.  Too bad all his albums didn’t get this kind of a marketing push.

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July 20th, 2014


Attention fellow aging gen-X geeks: the archives of Cinemagic magazine are now online. Between 1972 and 1987, Cinemagic was the only publication dedicated to showing filmmakers how to make science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies on backyard project budgets.

The documentary tracks the evolution of the magazine from an indie fan mag to a national pulpit backed by Starlog, the granddaddy of all science fiction publications.

We’ll catch up with the people behind some of the most beloved projects featured in its pages, and see how some of them went from making homemade Super8 epics to creating the biggest blockbusting movies coming out of Hollywood today. We’ll also show how this humble publication laid the groundwork for today’s indie do-it-yourself filmmaking revolution. When completed, the documentary will feature interviews with Kerry O’Quinn, Gregory Dohler, John Dods, Al Magliochetti, Ernest Farino, Tim Sullivan, and many, many others. Currently in production by Swords & Circuitry Studios.

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July 19th, 2014

It’s been a fairly lazy Saturday afternoon… so far…

July 16th, 2014

This is the scene by my office at the moment. I had to drive 15 minutes around it and argue with two police officers so I could pick my wife up.

Photo is from this article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Train-derails—267428201.html?device=mobile

As I drove past those officers again they were closing down the entire street. I hope it gets cleared up before I have to got back to work tomorrow.

July 16th, 2014

Little moments like this is why I adore Secret Avengers.

July 8th, 2014

I finally finished Neverwhere by neil-gaiman last night. It’s not a very long audiobook, so it really shouldn’t have taken me four months to get through it. I enjoyed the second half of the story quite a bit, and am hoping that Gaiman revisits London Below again in the future.

This version was actually narrated by Gaiman, which was I thought was great. It’s nice to hear the author read the book the way they intended it be read/heard.

I heard that he published a short story/sequel/spin-off about it in an anthology. Anyone want to save me a google search and tell me the name of the anthology?

July 3rd, 2014


mental_floss magazine is hiring!

mental_floss magazine is hiring an assistant editor. This is a full-time, in-house position based in New York City. 

This would be a dream job…

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June 29th, 2014

For Sunday dinner at my parents place we played Cards Against Humanity. #CAH #CARDSAGAINSTHUMANITY #CARDGAMES

June 28th, 2014


February, 1998

AVENGERS #1 was arguably the most successful of the Heroes Return relaunches that brought the core Marvel heroes back to the Marvel Universe. The credit can substantially be attributed to the artwork of George Perez. When he was announced as the artist of the new AVENGERS series, naysayers snidely asked, “So, who’s going to draw issue #3?” But George surprised them all, penciling every issue in the first year, not missing an issue until #16, and remaining with the series longer than any of the other Heroes Return artists.

Both George and writer Kurt Busiek were in place when I became the Avengers editor—George was approached first, and he indicated that he wanted to work with either Kurt or Mark Waid as writer. I kibitzed with Kurt when he was writing up his pitch for the series (we were working on THUNDERBOLTS at the time, and were going to be doing IRON MAN together—I traded the IRON MAN editorship to get AVENGERS.) Kurt and George indicated a preference for having me as the book’s editor, and so I got the gig.

My big contribution to the issue was probably the poster of the original issue #1 cover as a picture in the Avengers’ meeting room. George had originally wanted a copy of his 30th anniversary Avengers poster in that spot, but we couldn’t find a usable copy of it that could be inserted, so I opted for the Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers piece instead. It seemed appropriate.

2014 Note: I am still the editor of AVENGERS to this day.

This is the first Avengers comic I ever read, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

June 26th, 2014

Got my June @lootcrate today!
#transform #looterbots vs #deceptricrates

June 26th, 2014

My @lootcrate just arrived! Got a Hexbug #decepticon named Lockdown. #looterbots vs #deceptricrates

June 22nd, 2014



Summer is coming and I am ready

for all go you out there planning a binge watch 

(Source: born-to-fangirl)

June 21st, 2014

This is how the folks in the wardrobe department on Supernatural think alarm technicians dress … or at least in season one, episode 16 anyway. 

It’s on Netflix and good for a laugh.  Check it out.  The Bieber haircut is a nice touch.

June 20th, 2014


Keenen Ivory Wayans talks about leading a camper attack against a campfire story that got REAL.

I never went to camp.
I always associated it with Lord of the Flies. Still, this story almost makes me wish I went. Almost.

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