If you are as old as me or relatively close, you were probably raised on a steady diet of movies and tv shows that you consumed with reverence whenever possible. Ideally at the movie theatre, but more realistically at home. Mine was the VCR generation and I grew up surrounded by VHS and betamax tapes;… Continue reading The Sounds on Screen
This is a picture of my mom on her wedding day in 1971. I think she looks pretty happy, considering she’s about to bag the biggest nerd she could wrangle up while attending the University of Washington. She was 21 when she married my dad. By 1982, she was 31 years old and had earned… Continue reading 25 Years Later
I wish we had more mashup films like AVP or Freddy v. Jason, or at least some sequels that were willing to try something new. I can think of a couple dozen guaranteed hits right off the ol' bean: Back to the Future / Terminator: Picture the T-1000 clinging to the back of the Delorean… Continue reading Get me J.J. Abrams on line 1
This September my father enters into his 70th year living among us common folk and it has gotten me thinking about everything I know about Gene Fomin and the impression he has had on my life. If you’ve known me well for any length of time you’ve probably heard me tell stories, give impressions and… Continue reading The Masterful Gene Fomin
During World War II, my grandmother and grandfather were prisoners inside a uniqueGerman labor camp for captured soldiers and staff of the Red Army. My grandpa was one of the lucky ones, in that since he had a college degree (in engineering mind you), he was pulled aside and granted special work detail to treat… Continue reading Blankets and Bleeding Hearts
I want to like football. I really do. I just wish more sports teams made hats out of what their home state is known for, just like the Green Bay Packer Cheeseheads. It makes a lot of sense since their coming from Wisconsin, the Dairy State. I think the other teams could all come up… Continue reading Intimidation factor
All I want for Christmas is a four-year coma. Sincerely, Nick
If the multiverse theory is true I wonder in how many universes I might be flying around on a jetpack, solving crimes.
The thing I don’t like about guns is that for them to be useful, you have to use bullets. You have to put in the extra effort to load the gun, which uses up valuable seconds and broadcasts your intentions in a crisis situation. This is why when confronted by danger, I just immediately hurl… Continue reading Gun control
Before I die, I've decided I'm putting a secret provision in my will to pay a look-alike of me to dress up in my clothes and stand off in the distance during the funeral. That way people will be reminded and comforted to know that I will always be watching over them.