I am a man. A man exploring the infinite possibilities of today's burning questions and topics... Or I'm a playwright and novelist who likes to write about random subjects or popular topics. Plus, it helps me at least write once in awhile, especially when writer's block sets in.
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Christmas Time is near...
Aah, the Holiday season. A time to celebrate with friends and family. A time of giving and love. A time to become completely inebriated. All in all, 'tis the season to be merry. So, in order to fully appreciate the season, I've decided to open this blog to you, the avid reader. I am presenting 8 questions about the holidays that I desperately need answered. Feel free to leave comments or questions of your own. It's time to collaborate as a group and turn this season on its head. (I do know by doing this I open myself up to any ridicule you may have. Proceed.) And away we go...
1.) Does Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer really want to be associated with Columbus?
1a) And do reindeer really enjoy playing football?
2.) If it is technically summer in Australia, then shouldn't they celebrate Christmas on June 25th, in the middle of winter?
3.) Has there ever been an elf that has sued Santa over labor abuse?
3a) Is there such a thing as an Elvin Union?
4.) When Bing Crosby is singing about a White Christmas, is he singing about cocaine?
5.) In a Christmas Story, Ralphie is repeatedly told he'll shoot his eye out if he gets a Red Ryder BB gun. Lo and behold, he gets the gun and shoots his eye out. The question I pose to you is this: Is there really a point to this timeless classic of a movie?
6.) Why haven't the McAllisters been arrested for child abandonment yet?
7.) If Santa is so magical, why hasn't he magically placed a girl under my tree on Christmas morning?
8.) What exactly is a yule log?
There it is. Answer as many as you'd like. Or answer none. There are days I just need to write something, and today is one of those days. I look forward to our future correspondence.
In the late 1990's and early 2000's, there was no greater bromance than that between Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard. The two of them appeared in no less than five movies together in a five year time span. These two were meant to be. Two young stars destined to take the world by storm as a team. Hanging out, meeting women, and enjoying the good life. And then, just like that, stardom was ripped away from them. Though they continued to work, they would never appear together again in a film.
What was it that pulled them apart? Did they just choose to go different directions? Was it Sarah Michelle Gellar that drove a wedge between these two? While Lillard eventually went on to star in an Oscar nominated film (The Descendants), Prinze, Jr. went on to write for the WWE and occasionally show up as a guest star on television shows. While both have tried, neither has recaptured that joy that once displayed on screen. Tonight, I want to dutifully remind the world of t…
Nevada Day is fast approaching. Have you picked out your costume yet? Autumn is here. Leaves are doing their annual impressions of a chameleon, before dropping from the trees and collecting in piles on the ground. This is one of the many signals we are creeping ever closer to an important fall holiday: Nevada Day.
Nevada entered into an union with the United States on October 31, 1864. Since then, the day is marked nationwide by a celebration of candy, costumes, and general shenanigans and debauchery.
Each year, on October 31, millions of Americans--kids and adults alike--throw on a costume to celebrate this amazing day. Children even go door-to-door in their costumes, soliciting chocolate and licorice to honor the state of Nevada.
Adults have re-inserted themselves into the fun over the past ten years. Many have decided to partake in the celebration of Nevada by dressing the skimpiest costume they can find. These costumes are aptly titled "Sexy Pirate", "Sexy Cop"…
Years ago, in this galaxy and not too far away, the release of a new Star Wars movie was usually reserved for the month of May. Outside of the ill-fitted, little-seen Star Wars holiday special, the past three years have changed that.
New movies from the Star Wars galaxy have now turned into a Christmas-time affair, with The Last Jedi being the most recent of these films.
I grew up with the Star Wars universe and accompanying toys. Hours were spent playing with the toys, whether in my room or my grandpa's backyard. From Luke Skywalker to Jawas, these figures spent a fair amount of time buried in dirt and thrown into the grass. Many a weapon was lost this way, maybe even a head or two, and I like to believe a lost figure is buried in a yard in Bishop, California.
I still own a fair amount of toys from the original trilogy. Sure, the figures have no weapons or helmets and parts are missing on the Millennium Falcon, but I'm proud to say I still own them.
Over the years, I have p…