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Great Scott!

Well today I finally sent out the query letters for my new book, so I guess I’ll find out if anyone is interested in reading my book proposal. I’m hoping for a few nibbles since clown porn is en vogue right now (I said en vogue rather than in vogue because I’m sophisticated and just… Read more »

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Charlie Sheen or Benjamin Franklin?

I’m currently pitching a new game show to ABC called Charlie Sheen or Benjamin Franklin? The game itself is quite easy to play – the host will describe actual situations, and the contestants simply need to guess who it pertains to – Charlie Sheen or Benjamin Franklin. Sound easy? It’s not. Take a look below,… Read more »

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Raiders Of The Lost AARP

Harrison Ford has been in the news quite a bit lately. Not only has he signed on for the next Indiana Jones movie, but he will also reprise the role of Han Solo in the newly announced Star Wars reboot. The Star Wars movie sounds great as long as the Han Solo character is age… Read more »

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The Twilight Zone Mystic Seer

Nick of Time – One of the best episodes of the original Twilight Zone, it starred William Shatner and Patricia Breslin as a married couple who discover a fortune telling machine that seems to predict the future. Written by Richard Matheson, the Shatner character becomes obsessed with the machine and can’t make a decision without… Read more »

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Making The Cut

This week I did not have a lot of time to write my blog – I’ve been incredibly busy cleaning up and revising my book so I can send it out at the end of the month. But never fear, the crap-fest continues.  I have included snippets from my book that did NOT make the… Read more »

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Original Movie Dialog

Writing dialog is an art. The spoken word you hear on the big screen is the result of several read-throughs and multiple rewrites -the final product is flawless. So let’s take a peek behind the finished product and see your favorite lines before they’ve been cleaned up, improved or cut altogether….   “Well Igor, I… Read more »

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Infocom

Infocom was a software company that produced interactive fiction from 1979 to 1989. The games were so well-written and conceived, that even today, they are still widely played and collected. Thanks to a loyal fan base, these decades-old games are playable on all modern computers, as well as iPhones and iPads. Interactive fiction or text… Read more »

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Resistance Is Futile

Ah, the Borg. Those brutal, yet loveable robotic drones from the fictional world of Star Trek. The Borg, for those of you who don’t follow Star Trek, were a frightening species who went around the galaxy assimilating other races and making them part of their own collective society. The Borg assimilated their victims with the… Read more »

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The Hollywood Sign

I was working on an article about the Hollywood Sign and had finished all the desktop research I could – the only thing remaining was a possible visit to the Sign itself. I contacted the trust that handles media inquiries for the Hollywood Sign, and they agreed to help me out. This was a remarkable… Read more »

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How porn killed the Betamax

You may remember a few years back there was a battle for high definition video. There were two competing formats, HD-DVD and Blu-ray. In North America and Europe, Blu-ray won out, and the less expensive HD-DVD is the most widely used format in China. But before the disk wars, there were the video cassette wars…. Read more »