A Winner Is You – A Review of Ready Player One

A Winner Is You – A Review of Ready Player One

I’m proud to be a child of the 80s. It was a decade on the brink of the future, the last before instant global communication was an accessible and everyday occurrence. Our reality was beginning to look like science fiction, thanks to video games. Special effects made our wildest dreams into visual possibilities. We dreamed up the weird and amazing, and found ways to experience it. My generation is now busy creating tomorrow. Ernie Cline…

G is for Godzilla, Part Two

G is for Godzilla, Part Two

And now, I continue my journey into rubber monster suit madness. In this next batch of Godzilla flicks, things get really weird. Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964) Story: Princess Selina Salno of Selgina is about to arrive in Japan, because shit is getting too hot in her home country. Her uncle is out to kill her and take control of their chief export: Victorian-era ruffled collars and mens’ blouses. He has his preferred assassin take…

G is for Godzilla, Part One

G is for Godzilla, Part One

Zombies have saturated the market, aliens are not in season, and vampires & werewolves are locked in a prissy slap-fight for young adult literature dominance. Let’s face it, now is the suck-all time to be a fan of monsters. But I have the answer. It’s time to bring the Big Guy back – Godzilla. Normally, this is the point where I bring out all the scientific evidence to back up my claim that the next…

Gorillas Are Filthy Animals

Gorillas Are Filthy Animals

I have weird mental mash-ups when I’m tired: “There’s this passage I got memorized. Miyamoto 19:81. “The path of the carpenter is beset on all sides by the fires of the oil drum and the barrels of giant gorillas. Blessed is he who, in the name of points and an extra life, shepherds the weak through the girders of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost Daisies. And I…

Happy America, yo.

Happy America, yo.

“Alright, Bucky… here’s the plan. I’m going to strap a parachute on and grab you by the britches. You won’t need a chute because my grip is like a vice. Then I’ll jump us into the middle of a hellish firefight in the Pacific. Here’s a Tommy gun. Ready?” “What?!? Wait Cap… wait… no… AHHHhhhHHhHHHHHHHHHhH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!” That’s the American spirit, kids. Also, if you look at the covers of other issues of Timely’s (Marvel’s Golden…

Freebie Superheroes, Part 1

Freebie Superheroes, Part 1

There was a time not too terribly long ago when Marvel Comics would have done anything for money. This includes publishing special freebie issues peddling any good or service that coughed up the dough. Spidey sold AIM toothpaste (no, not Advance Idea Mechanics brand – nerd), the X-Men dropped in on the Texas State Fair, and the Hulk waxed on about the comfort of Soft-E Intrusion suppositories. But it was a rare event when the…