Ten Funny Authors You Didn’t Know I Admired – No. 5 Will Shock You!

Hee hee hee, I do love me some internet clickbait. Number Five isn’t going to shock anyone I have ever met, unless you were some frat guy I was trying to sleep with in college and told you I loved watching baseball while we downed two six packs. In which case, you need a shock. Anyway … onward to the list! 10. Ellis Weiner – I’m really only familiar with his Dune parody, Doon, but it still tickles me to no end. It is so…

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The Ten Things I Love Most About American Ninja Warrior

I am a more than a little obsessed with this show.  It was crazy to hear some of my friends were, too. Since we live 7 miles from Mount Midoriyama (AKA the empty lot across from Mandalay Bay), a few years ago, we got audience tickets and saw some of the USA vs. The World filming. I remain obsessed to this day, and here’s why … 10. Obvs, the shirtless guys. From Lance Pekus to that hot Russian bug exterminator we never saw again to…

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My 10 Favorite Things at ComiCon This Year

After 20 or so years of going to ComiCon, it is easy to get a little jaded. I fear that happened to me over the last few years, so this time, I made the effort to see things with fresh eyes and have a better attitude. Thus, I have 10 things I found delightful (in no particular order) about this year’s comixstravaganza … 10. Seeing Dan Parent sketch – I effing LOVE all the stuff Archie is doing and I got to see him sketch…

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Five Things I Love That I Need To Break Up WIth

In trying to make life simpler, more zen and spacious, I am trying to do away with clutter both internal and external. Sure, it wasn’t easy to let go of my entire run of 1990s Wonder Woman issues (I seriously don’t know how they thought that bicycle-pants/leather jacket look was going to stand the test of time), but I’m coming to some realizations. I am in love. And I am in love with some things that any relationship expert would tell me to break up with post-haste.…

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The Top 11 Reality Shows I Would Have No Business Being On

Let’s face it – I don’t care how much scripted TV you binge on, you watch SOME reality TV. I’ve come to peace with that. I once tried out for Nashville Star and didn’t get on (I couldn’t even see the judges from the stage, and in fact pretty much all memory of my audition is blanked from my mind – it was that bad). So I learned my lesson. Whatever celebrity is to come my way, it won’t be from reality TV (unless they…

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In Which I Outline The Drops In My Bucket List

While I wait patiently for science to get into gear and develop clone bodies so that I A) never die and B) can fix this persistent tennis elbow, I have been reflecting on those achievements I have yet to … achieve. Write a comic book. I continue to work towards this and one day know it will happen. However, any comic I write would simply be a stepping stone towards my ultimate goal  – to see my thrilling, hilarious and politically relevant outline for a 4-issue Matter-Eater Lad mini-series…

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Use This One Weird Trick To Meet Celebrities!

Yeah … move to LA or New York and work in entertainment is the trick. It’s not that weird. I’ve been fortunate enough to live and work in two cities that collect celebs like I collect silver-age issues of Wonder Woman – Los Angeles and Las Vegas. I also travelled a lot to New York for business, and San Diego for ComiCon. So my celeb sighting and interaction has been better than average for somebody that grew up in the wild suburbs of Raleigh, North Cackalacky. Since I…

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You Won’t Believe Where These Cheesy Music Videos Are Now!

Collected here as clickbait, obvs. Since I saw my first music videos on the old America’s Top Ten with Casey Kasem TV show (since I NEVER had MTV until I went to college), I was obsessed with music videos. To me are kind of the pinnacle of short-form storytelling. The soundtrack is catchy (usually) the narrative can be interpreted loosely (usually) and they take only 3-5 minutes (usually). Music videos used to make or break artists … and while I love good ones, I love bad ones…

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The Ten Best 70’s Cartoon Theme Songs EVER (According To Me)

In between the Fruity Pebbles and soccer practice, every Saturday morning belonged to me. I got up early and sat through 4-H programming and reruns of Daniel Boone, to get to the good stuff – the cartoons. With nearly everything available streaming these days, its hard to remember how important it was for me to get to the TV first so I had control. It’s hard to recreate how excited I was … until I hear the theme songs. Those take me right back to…

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In Which I List The Ten Imaginary Places I Wish To Live

Whatever city I’ve lived in or visited, I felt it had a character. Some may not be as fully formed as others (but then, which characters are?) but as I live in Sin City and watch as it grows out from under the monopoly of the Strip and evolves into a community, I can’t help but compare our Earth cities to some of the paradises I’d rather move to … for example: Pern – Dragons. Telepathic dragons. That should be enough right there, but the rich descriptions…

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