Monthly Archives: August 2014

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  ~Sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein (probably wrongly), but an important truth regardless of who said it.

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My First Feature Film

Under the Gipper.  I was doing an internship on one of the top floors of the building they blew up in Diehard (only Ronald Reagan’s office was above us).  Anxious to find a movie project, but with no money, I … Continue reading

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Is Robin Williams in Hell?

Robin Williams’ death brought on the expected flood of tributes, but also a smaller wave of hellfire warnings by judgmentalists—because Robin lived a sometimes sinful life and died at his own hands. These warnings were countered by gentler folk who … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Men And Women…Very, Very, True!

Originally posted on THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL:
Let’s say a guy named Fred is attracted to a woman named Martha. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he…

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“If Ya Wanna Send a Message…”

Picking a Blog Name, Part Five The old movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn is reputed to have snarled at a screenwriter, “If ya wanna send a message, use Western Union!” And yet so many of the greatest storytellers (novelists, filmmakers, playwrights) … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

Picking a Blog Name, Part Four I admitted in Picking a Blog Name, Part Three that, while the name “Mitch Teemley” could be cunningly construed to say something about this blog site, it really is simply my name. Hence, the … Continue reading

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Your Gateway to “Godlike Entertainment!”

Picking a Blog Name, Part Three OK, so I lied. My name isn’t your gateway to anything. But it is both original and safe—which, after my Mitchellaneous experience, seemed important!  Plus, since I’m literally the only Mitch Teemley on the … Continue reading

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