Category: Pop Culture

Very Bad Theater »

Over the years I’ve participated in every performing art except dance. There are unenforced rules that guide every good performer. The Show Must Go On. Always Leave Them Wanting More. Don’t Work With Kids or Animals. And one that is just as important, but seldom discussed: Give Them What You Promised. If you said you […]

Blurry Lines »

Immature artists copy. Mature artists steal – Variously Ascribed The verdict on the Blurred Lines lawsuit is ridiculous. The style of both songs is similar, but you can’t copyright style. The bass lines are similar, but not the same. The melody is entirely different. The lyrics are different. This isn’t one artist going after another […]

Blood Witness is Now Available for Your Kindle »

Many many years ago I thought “I’d like to read a novel about a vampire who becomes a Jehovah’s Witness.”  But no one had written one, so I had to. Blood Witness, released as a podiobook a while back, is now available on your kindle for less than the price of a Starbucks coffee. It’s […]

I Wish Them an Eternity of Torture »

When someone truly evil dies it’s disappointing to know hell isn’t real. It would be satisfying to believe people like Saddam Hussein and Jerry Falwell are being roasted and tortured for eternity. Alas, there is no evidence for that. But I believe there is a chance, just a slight one, that the universe can react […]

Farewell Peter Bergman »

We lost one of the great ones this week – Peter Bergman, the greatest comic most of you have never heard of. Peter was a member of Firesign Theatre, a four man troupe that created some of the funniest, strangest, and best comedy of the late sixties and early seventies. Although they’ve continued to release […]

Ruining a Classic »

I’m about to ruin a classic rock song for you, but I’ll give you a fair warning first. If you click play, you will never be able to listen to this song again without thinking of this.

Ed Alleyne-Johnson – Orange »

Here’s a little something to hold you over until the next article.