12 05, 2018

Swim Until You Cant See Land (Saying Goodbye to Scott Hutchison)

By | 2018-05-12T11:04:06+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

It was late December 2007 and I was driving home from work listening to the radio. There is an indie station that plays Christmas music by alternative bands with alternative takes on the holiday and that is the only type of Christmas music I listen to because yeah, I’m [...]

1 01, 2018

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

By | 2018-01-01T20:45:16+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get [...]

2 10, 2017

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

By | 2017-10-02T18:34:03+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Features, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses, Monster Memories|

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl [...]

20 04, 2017

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By | 2017-04-20T00:12:22+00:00 April 20th, 2017|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 [...]

12 12, 2016

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling

By | 2016-12-12T22:36:18+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Ideas & Excuses|

"The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly" - Rod Serling in 1963. Blank on Blank is a series of short animations featuring snippets of conversation and interviews of various celebrities and other assorted famous people which airs on PBS. This particular [...]