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The Bitch Is On A Rant

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Some asshole once said–and I’m paraphrasing–that life won’t give you more than you can handle.  Does anyone want to guess how long it took before the f***er was stoned to death after he said it?  I’m guessing not long.  Yes, it’s been that kind of a week and I can only be so much of a sponge soaking the negativity around me before the sponge needs to be wrung out to make more room to absorb negativity.  I’m an absorber.  Oh, Christ.  I’m a human tampon.

Fracked Monday Update, the Detroit FanFare, Bruce Campbell and Peter Weller

Monday, September 26th, 2011

It’s Monday!  I know.  It just means the day is totally fracked up, right?  Well, I’ve got some pretty cool stuff to share with you today and some not-so-cool stuff.  It always seems to be a balance and it kind of puts a damper on things when you’re just not in the mood for moody crap.

Let’s start with the shit end of things and get it out of the way, shall we?

Classic Blog Post: Key West, Bronchitis and a Conversation With My Left Hand

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Original Publication Date: 1/23/08

Right, so I’m a little bit evil, right?  I fortunately come by it naturally, so it’s not like I have to summon the willpower when an opportunity presents itself.  Oh, no.  I have to summon the willpower not to do something.  And now that we’ve established that again, I can tell you what I did to our friend down in Key West this past weekend.

1000 Years Of Wisdom Behind Her Eyes: A 2003 Conversation With Robin Curtis (Part 2)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

This was originally on 2/02/03 on

Continued From Part 1.






KA: There was a rumor at one time that Saavik might be pregnant with Spock’s child, especially since she went through Pon farr (Ed. Note:the time in a male Vulcan’s life when he is driven to mate) with him.  Was that ever toyed with?

1000 Years Of Wisdom Behind Her Eyes: A 2003 Conversation With Robin Curtis (Part 1)

Monday, September 19th, 2011

This interview was conducted on 2-02-2003 and first published on

I had the pleasure of meeting Robin twice after this interview, once at DragonCon in Atlanta and the second time at the MotorCity Comicon here in Novi.  She’s absolutely delightful!  I can also say that my conversation with her has stayed with me long since.  My only regret is not staying in better touch with her.  In any case, here is Part 1 for your enjoyment.

Classic Blog Post: OnStar and a Tale Of Busch

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Original Publication Date: 1/03/08

Has anybody heard those OnStar commercials on the radio?  Kind of annoying, aren’t they?  Seriously, shut up and let me listen to Sly Fox’s “Let’s Go All The Way” on DougFM.  Oh, and as an aside, I woke up at 5am this morning, turned my mp3 player on and proceeded to shower to “Me So Horny”.  Yeah, me not so horny at 5:05am.  Me can barely open my eyes at 5:05am and the last connection I’m making in my mind is what that soap on a rope might be good for…other than as soap.

The Enormity of a Lack of Security

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

My boss and his wife just welcomed their second child (and first son) into the world yesterday.  I’ll tell you what, that kid has been born into a world that already has Blu-Ray. How exciting is that?  He totally saved time bypassing Beta, VHS and DVD!!!!  So, you know, aside from that, I’m a little weirded out that Pookie is overseas for a couple of days.  That always makes me feel uneasy.  And, honestly, it’s not because he’s been there less than 24 hours and already been shopping at Marks & Spencer.  I’m not envious.  Annoyed, maybe, but not envious.  It may have even made me consider sitting in a cold draft until my ebbing flu turned into something worse that hung around until I could breathe on him and infect him for it.

Technology Confuses Author on Thera-Flu: News at 11

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I have a wonderful friend and delightful fellow author, the prolific Dorien Grey, who shares my curiosity and childlike tantrums about technology.  It’s a blessing in disguise because my partner has a childlike curiosity about technology that he loves to see me fly into tantrums about.  It bothered him in the beginning.  Now it just amuses his half Asian ass.  But, come on.  I mastered the Atari 2600 on my own.  I had a pager.  I know how to use Excel and PowerPoint.  It’s just all this other crap with phones that do shit they have no business doing and then there’s this whole touch pad thing.  Grrr…

A Nightmare on DragonCon Street 2011: Children of the Con

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

ConCrud: noun, The condition one finds oneself suffering from after being around thousands of people at a convention, some of who do not embrace proper shower etiquette and who enjoy spreading germs that make you feel like they look.

It happens.

So, a little update before getting to the rest of the DragonCon 2011 adventure.  Do you remember that Wil Wheaton blog post I wrote earlier this week?  There are those who enjoyed it and those who are a part of Wil’s acknowledged Geek Army–or cult as I call it–who didn’t.  They are legion.  But I’m satire, so the Farce is with me, which means they can suck it.

Right.  Shall we get to the rest of the good stuff?

Classic Blog Post: Holiday Tales…and btw, the Grandmonster Thinks I’m Christ

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Original Publication Date: 12/27/07

The holidays have been a wee bit crazy over here, so I apologize for not sending out a mass bulletin.  Hopefully everybody had a terrific Christmas, holiday celebration or whatever it is you do or don’t practice per your beliefs.  I believe that’s the PC way of putting it.  I gave some very nice gifts out and received some pretty awesome ones, too.  The only thing on my list that didn’t find its way to me is the Intrada Limited Edition of the Jaws 3 Soundtrack.  Not to worry since I’ll be ordering it.  (heh heh)