All posts by bonehead

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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In Which I List The Ten Movies I’m Simply Never Going To See at This Point

There are so many films that are cultural touchstones that everyone assumes everyone has seen them. Some add so much to the popular vocabulary, you feel like you know them, regardless of whether you watched them or not. Some clips are repeated on TV or in other movies so much you can get the context and reasonably quote them, whether you actually know what you are doing or not. These are the films that are probably great and would enrich my life, but by now,…

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In Which I Visit The Isle of My Fave Misfit Heroes

Kid Eternity – He calls dead (and sometimes mythical)  figures from the past to battle crime. Hangs out with a ghost named Mr. Keeper. Actually brought a just-killed reporter back to finish a story and imprison a criminal. Wow. Hoppy The Marvel Bunny – Becomes the World’s Mightiest Cottontail when he says the magic word, Shazam! (I could probably do 25 lists just on the extended Marvel Family, like the Lieutenant Marvels, but Hoppy will suffice for now.) Isis – She had an amazing array of…

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In Which My Night Is Interrupted

Oh shit … I feel that clenched sensation in my neck. Stay calm. On the tipping point of a bad headache – first in months.  Sinus spray. Motrin and Excedrin. Spot vibrator plugged in. Nothing’s working. Breathing slowly until I almost see purplish bars behind my eyes that are probably hyperactive nerve endings. It’s 1:09 am. I am wide awake. My head pulses with that buried dull pain. Scalding hot shower. Blissful few minutes of painlessness. Pain blooms above eyebrow again. Vibrator to the temples and…

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