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Dinner at the Peerless Saloon

As part of my recent roadtrip in search of the Hell’s Gate Bridge in Oxford, Alabama, I’d intended to stop by my (then) favorite restaurant in the nearby town of Anniston for dinner. That place was crowded like crazy with a waiting line stretching around the parking lot, so the lovely missus and I decided…Continue readingDinner at the Peerless Saloon

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You Can’t Please Everybody

Guess it’s time for another one of those PSA posts that I have to make from time to time. Now I do get that there are some people, a lot of people, who get on the Internet for the express reason of bitching. We wouldn’t want to deprive those people of one of the great…Continue readingYou Can’t Please Everybody

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A Visit to Hell’s Gate Bridge

There are apparently two bridges with the unofficial name “Hell’s Gate Bridge”. There might be more, but there are two that I’m aware of. One is in New York City. I’m not likely to visit that one anytime soon. The other is located in the town of Oxford, Alabama, and I visited it this past…Continue readingA Visit to Hell’s Gate Bridge

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TV REVIEW: NOS4A2 Season Two, Episode Two—“Good Father”

Ask and receive! Last week I mentioned how I would enjoy an episode of the series dedicated to Charlie alone, sans any inclusion of Vic or the overall storyline, and that’s just what I got with this week’s episode—the best episode of the series so far, in my not-so-humble opinion. We got to see Charlie…Continue readingTV REVIEW: NOS4A2 Season Two, Episode Two—“Good Father”

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Movie Review: CREEPSHOW 2

George Romero only wrote the screenplay for this one, basing the three installment stories on works by Stephen King, who was otherwise not involved, except to appear in a cameo. Michael Gornick, who worked as cinematographer on the original film, took over as director on this one. CREEPSHOW 2 is not as much fun as…Continue readingMovie Review: CREEPSHOW 2

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 19

Hank Frye would have dismissed the peculiar movement of Fate which brought him into work at such an early hour, had he acknowledged it at all, as a nonsensical lapse in rational thought. Hank Frye did not believe in Fate; to him, it belonged consigned to the past with all the myriad superstitions which had…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 19

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Saving Notre Dame

I suppose, if I’m being totally forthcoming about it, I’ve been guilty of it a time or two myself. I’m talking about using clickbait headlines, guaranteed to snag a reader’s attention, but that may not 100% accurately reflect what’s in the body of the article following. I do try to avoid it, as it annoys…Continue readingSaving Notre Dame

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Movie Review: VAMPIRA, THE MOVIE

Upon completion of this documentary, I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface insofar as getting to know this fascinating, totally unique woman. Eccentric and charming, Ms. Maila Nurmi was capable of carrying the piece, and she did, but there’s so much more, so many details, so many more areas of her life the movie…Continue readingMovie Review: VAMPIRA, THE MOVIE

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Movie Review: SHOCKER

I never saw this one back in the day, and I never sought it out in the years since, because I remember reading the reviews at the time of the film’s release. Turns out I maybe should have listened to those reviews. What I hoped would prove a nostalgia-fueled romp with some quality flourishes by…Continue readingMovie Review: SHOCKER

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Movie Review: HELLRAISER: INFERNO

I’d never seen this one before. Owing to my belief in the law of diminishing returns, possibly, although I have seen all the HALLOWEEN movies—and man-o-man did those have diminishing returns! (Excepting HALLOWEEN H20 and right up until the 2018 reboot.) So that doesn’t completely explain it. For whatever reason, I went into HELLRAISER: INFERNO…Continue readingMovie Review: HELLRAISER: INFERNO

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Jason Momoa is a Vampire Now

I’m glad they scrapped that proposed remake of THE CROW with Jason Momoa. The whole point of the Crow is that he’s just a normal dude until he’s murdered and returns from the dead to seek revenge. Brandon Lee may have been a Kung-Fu badass in real life, but he looked like a normal guy.…Continue readingJason Momoa is a Vampire Now

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The Zombie Star

Astronomy 101: when a star dies, it either becomes a black hole or it becomes a neutron star. Then there are these things called pulsars, which are “ultra-dense neutron stars that rotate [at] regular intervals, emitting light periodically like a lighthouse.” These pulsars can gobble up their neighbors. In other words, they’re zombies, or vampires,…Continue readingThe Zombie Star