Category Archives: Popular Culture & Entertainment

Movies, music, sports, health – IMHBCO (In My Humble But Correct Opinion)

Lockdown, Part Two?

My state, like most of the world, is on the verge of producing a bad sequel, Lockdown, Part Two: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Into a Restaurant. For many, the last lockdown seemed to last forever … Continue reading

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Let it Flow!

There’s never been a better time to talk about healing. From civil strife and viral fear. From isolation. In the midst of a worldwide medical/social pandemic, we’re more alienated than ever from each other, and oddly enough from ourselves. Why? … Continue reading

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How to Host a (Virtual) Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party

It’s a pandemic Halloween. Probably not the best year for a live Halloween party. And trick-or-treating is pretty iffy, too. So what to do? Amazon to the rescue! They’ve put together everything you need for a Virtual Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party … Continue reading

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50 Truly Clever Memes

The word meme comes from the same source as the word mime. Both can be clever, or incredibly annoying. Like when a mime starts building an imaginary box around you while you’re hunting for a public restroom. Also, memes don’t … Continue reading

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Back to the Future (19th Century-Style)

The best version of the future is in the past, and its name is Steampunk. At age 5, I saw the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and fell in love with the Disney version of the Nautilus submarine, and … Continue reading

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Nerds of the World, Unite!*

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who know they’re nerds, and those who don’t. Math nerds, science nerds, grammar nerds, computer nerds, gamers, bookaholics, comic nerds, anime nerds, fantasy nerds, sci-fi nerds, philosophy nerds, Whovians and … Continue reading

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Subtexts (for the Implication-Impaired)

Subtitles or closed-captions (for the hearing-impaired): Most movies and TV shows have them. But what about subtexts, the underlying real meanings or implications behind people’s words? As a writer, blogger, social-networker, or even as as conversationalist, have you ever wished your … Continue reading

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My Wife and I Are Poster Kids!

I couldn’t mention this until today, because it’s kinda hush-hush. Also, because we were out of town, and wife Trudy refused to let me tip off burglars that our house was unoccupied (except for a six lb. attack kitty) and … Continue reading

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Hide Your Beer – Notzilla’s Here!

A Filmmaker’s Journal My multi-award-winning affectionate send-up of old monster movies Notzilla has finally arrived! Here’s the story in a nutshell, or, well, a beer can:  Yomama Bay, 1962. While the Japanese armed forces destroy yet another giant kaiju, a … Continue reading

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I Got (Algo)Rithm

To be sung to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”: I got algo, I got rithm, I got pop-ups Who could ask for anything more? I’m a target of “smart marketing” That’s forever Who could ask … Continue reading

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