Monthly Archives: October 2016

Italian #44: Christopher Lee

What? The consummate Englishman from all those Hammer Horror movies? Saruman the White? Count Dokku? Scaramanga? Yes, the towering actor was half Italian. His mother was Countess Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano, an Italian citizen who married an English army officer. … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Rental

Another instance of the good Tim Burton directing this ho-hum movie about peculiar (weird) children; more like a Victorian X-Men that doesn’t fight other mutants. I can’t help feeling Peregrine is a poor attempt at competing with the Harry Potter franchise. The whole premise … Continue reading

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Jeremy Shada

Almost done with all the celebrities I saw at this year’s WizWorld. Jeremy was a last-minute addition to the show. As you can see from the poster, he’s the voice of Adventure Time‘s Finn, the program’s main hero. I stupidly didn’t … Continue reading

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An evening with Bryan Cranston

My first outdoor rolling roadshow for Alamo Drafthouse and they couldn’t have gone with a better choice. Getting his book signed would’ve been nice but I have a feeling Bryan is high demand in Hollywood thanks to Breaking Bad. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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We seem to have it easy with just four cats

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RIP Pete Burns

Pete will always be known as the lead singer/mascot for the band Dead or Alive with their hits “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record),” “Lover Come Back To Me,” “I Wanna Be Your Toy,” “Brand New Lover” and “Something … Continue reading

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Jack Chick is officially dead…

…but his brain and heart died decades ago. Most of you all are probably asking who this turdburglar was and why am I speaking ill of the dead. Well, he was the primary person behind these incredibly ignorant and hateful … Continue reading

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Happy 100th birthday to Bob Kane

Bob is most famous for being the primary creator of Batman. Since he’s dead and many other claims have come to light involving Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, I think there’s an asterisk by Bob’s name. I don’t particularly care. … Continue reading

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Weird Al Yankovic

I’m finally getting off my duff on the Weird One’s birthday (he’s 57 today) after seeing him in concert for the third this July…and having my brief FaceTime with him. This Summer we saw him again on a second take … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Tiki

Our friends Tom and Alaire gave us the sad news Friday about their Burmese Boss Tiki needing to be put to sleep. The poor guy was having heart trouble and he was starting to suffer from pneumonia, something cats have … Continue reading

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