Tag: pop culture

Maps to Adventure: You Are Swept Into Eternity

If you were a kid in a Western country in the 1980s who was at all interested in reading, chances are your parents and teachers tried to encourage…

Wrestling with the Voting Public

`I’ve been thinking a lot about the presidential election, and what I believe nearly everyone missed about the Trump campaign method. Trump presented himself as a laughable candidate to…

Cat Pee

Been very busy lately, doing some cleaning… This could take a while.

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

I’m not a Tarzan fan by any stretch (though I do love a lot of old pulp characters) and I haven’t seen the new film, but I have…

Influences, Part 2: Bob Elliott, Magical Realism & Hiding Your Hand

Following up on my post about David Bowie In 1946 radio broadcaster Bob Elliott teamed up with Ray Goulding, and for the next five decades the duo crafted…

Influences Part 1: David Bowie, Cut-up Writing

No matter what genre of music, film, or art you like, the number artists and creative celebrities passing since the start of 2016 has been staggering. Putting the…

Joke Origins: I wish I could retire / The State Hospital

I blog at another site, FLIMSpringfield.net where a friend and I muck about with the classic Simpsons years, and their relation to media tropes. Basically, it’s an excuse to…