15 12, 2018

Horse with No Name: A Shining Beacon of Mediocrity for the Ages

By |2018-12-15T15:58:58-06:00December 15th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Features, Thoughts & Notions|

I work in a place that plays canned music on the loudspeaker all day. To be fair there is a decent amount of variety (although at the time I write this, in mid-December, there is nothing but Christmas music. But that’s another article) a mix of current pop songs and [...]

13 10, 2018

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By |2018-10-15T15:20:47-06:00October 13th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses|

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]