Battlestar Galactica: What The Frak Is Going On?

Battlestar Galactica: What the Frak is Going On?

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So much of this video made me laugh maniacally and replay bits, mostly because of the delivery.

(Spoiler alert: This is a summary of the first three seasons.)


“Starbuck and Apollo like each other, so they beat each other up.”

“when a phone with a cord rings”

“there’s a bun in the toaster”

Stephen King’s It


First trailer for Stephen King’s It: the child-devouring clown is back

The first trailer for the latest version of Stephen King’s It has landed, suggesting that yet another generation of children will be haunted by visions of an evil, sewer-dwelling clown. It’s the first of a proposed two-part adaptation of the 1986 novel that was originally turned into a mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise, a clown that kidnaps and eats children.

Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Digging the discovery that Dean Stockwell—who I first watched in “Quantum Leap” when I was a kid and am currently watching in “Battlestar Galactica” and have loved in many things in between—was a child actor in the 40s and has been in the biz ever since. Being a character actor, he’s like the Hollywood version of a ”working musician.” I appreciate the understated, non-hot-shot-star-celebrity actors. They’re more like real people! No Jackie Coogan drama here! 😂

The Continuous Story In The Background Of Many Horror Films + Sam Raimi video

The Continuous Story In The Background Of Many Horror Films

Being a horror fan isn’t easy. You fall in love with a no-bullshit, nightmare-inducing killer, then the next thing you know he’s in Manhattan, going to hell, or bumbling around in space. It was probably never John Carpenter’s intention to have the ultimate opponent of Michael Myers be Mr. Break Ya Neck, either.

This is a fascinating and almost entirely well-researched piece with a huge error.

I hate to be the pedant here (though really I love it) but it did NOT start with Nightmare (however it did start with Wes Craven).

Sam Raimi explains the true origins here, in this video I’ve seen just once or twice, starting at 4:14:

Sam Raimi Rules Of Horror

Sam Raimi Rules Of Horror with Stephen King intro from “This Is Horror”

Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

At the time of their invention, books were devices as crassly practical for storing or transmitting language, albeit fabricated from scarcely modified substances found in forest and field and animals, as the latest Silicon Valley miracles. But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about.

—Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

The Monkees TV show 50th anniversary

50. years ago. today.

And I’ve been a fan for nearly 30 of those! It would have been longer, if that were physically possibly. (My mom was not a fan, so I did not listen in the womb, or anything like that.)

My life and personality have been shaped by these lads. I look into these faces—faces and gestures and mannerisms I know so well, more than many family members’—and feel a nostalgia (dare I say saudade) for my own youth, and for a time I never knew.

I’d give anything for a photo of Alicia and me—rocking a custom-made Micky Dolenz tee shirt—the night we saw them perform during their 30th anniversary tour… Highlights included shaking Peter Tork’s hand (with a hand I haven’t washed in 20 years); walking by Davy “I *am* standing up” Jones and only then truly believing how short he was; and getting a smile and a nod from Micky on stage, presumably for the aforementioned tee shirt (I am almost positive I did not imagine that last one).

Good News in History September 12 – Good News Network

50 years ago today, the first television episode of The Monkees was broadcast in the US. The NBC series, featuring Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and British actor-singer Davy Jones ran for a total of 58 episodes.

Sam Raimi in “Indian Summer”

Believe it or not, this is the man responsible for some of the most terrifying moments in cinema in the last generation and a half, and arguably for shaping the modern horror genre.

A rare moment of beautiful physical comedy, featuring Sam Raimi, in a movie his friend made. Fun fact: This was the year after his Army of Darkness was released.

Posted (this time) in honor of seeing the amazing Raimi-produced (Ghost House Pictures) Don’t Breathe last night with Tess. (Thank you Tess!)

Sam Raimi in “Indian Summer” (1993)

Sam Raimi, in the role he was born to play.

Nick Hornby posts announcement of “Juliet, Naked” film adaptation in the works

Nick Hornby‘s “Juliet, Naked” is coming to the big screen!! Oh my goodness, in many ways this is the announcement I’ve been waiting for since ’09!

But when I read the article, my elan dwindled. The combination of it looking like an entirely American production, and some of the meh-inducing people involved, and the screenplay NOT having been written by Nick Hornby makes me a little queasy.

I know that they (“they” not being the people involved in this production, but rather other American filmmakers and people who are not Nick Hornby) did a good job with “High Fidelity,” but I’m a little more attached to this novel.

And it should be all about me and my expectations, of course.

My undying love for “Juliet, Naked” was immortalized back in ’09 with this review.

I am still excited, but now, hesitantly, warily. I will cheerlead for it no matter what, even if it’s mostly to get people to read the book, which is, je ne sais quoi, One Of The Best Novels Ever Written; nbd.

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – The History of Women in Funk and Soul

Some really killer episodes of The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show ended 2014 that you can still listen to online for a while.

This one is ESSENTIAL: The History of Women in Funk and Soul

The History of Women in Funk and Soul, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – BBC Radio 6 Music

Craig looks back on his History of Women in Funk and Soul with plays three hours of hits.

“Throughout 2014 Craig has been charting The History of Women In Funk & Soul. Starting way back from Mahala Jackson’s era through to the up and coming artists of today Craig will be looking at successful women in funk & soul. You’ll be hearing when Craig had the late Amy Winehouse in Session and conversation and when Beverly Knight and Lisa Stansfield joined his Fantasy Funk Band. They’ll be disco hits from Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor. R&B-soul from Jill Scott & Angie Stone. Country soul from Candi Staton and neo-soul from Erykah Badu.”

And then, the Biggest Tracks of 2014

Biggest Tracks of 2014, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – BBC Radio 6 Music

Craig takes a look back on the tracks and albums that really made waves on the scene.

“It’s been a great year for Funk & Soul with releases by Shaun Escoffery, Lisa Stansfield, Brand New Heavies, Smoove & Turrell, Lack of Afro, Lee Fields, Aloe Blacc, the list is endless. Craig takes a look back at the tracks and albums that have really made waves on the scene throughout 2014.”

This show includes this gem by Smoove and Turrell

Smoove & Turrell – Will You Be Mine (Official Video)

Smoove & Turrell – Will You Be Mine is taken fron the new album, Broken Toys Music Video Produced by Zebrafish Media – Follow Smoove & Turrell: Follow Jalapeno Records:

“A Time For…” – Lack of Afro feat. Wayne Gidden – YouTube

“A Time For…” – Lack of Afro feat. Wayne Gidden

Taken from the forthcoming album “This Time”, released on Freestyle Records Buy the single from Juno: Written by Adam Gibbons and Wayne Gidden Directed and Produced by Alex Genn-Bash

This is a beautiful, earnest song–unlike its official video. The video makes me increasingly uncomfortable. Toward the end I peek through my fingers, not wanting to look full on but too morbidly curious to look away.

Really not helpful that now whenever I get this song stuck in my head (which is frequently, since I listen to it frequently), these images also get stuck in my head.

But. On some level, I identify with this man. If It let myself go while listening to this song, I might look not entirely unlike this.

“I’m not saying white people don’t get to complain. But I am saying black people get to complain more.” —Louis CK

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