Something weird, and it don’t look good

Full disclosure: no matter what anyone says, myself included, I’m on the fence about supernatural phenomena. I’ve never actually seen one, mind you. My mother maintains that I was friendly with an old man’s ghost as a child, but I tend to fall on the side of “imaginary friend” on that one. Even so, I’m just enough... read more


Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler) make up the LA rock band The Lone Rangers. These guys are desperate to make it big, and they know their only ticket to... read more

Still think the South Pole is Boring?

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is an odd book. I came across it in a collection of sci-fi stories I bought on my Kindle for a dollar, so that should tell you something.  Specifically, it should tell you that the book is out of copyright, and I paid a buck too much, since you can easily find this book free on any platform. Which makes... read more

Sweeter than a Hertz donut

And now, an imaginary conversation between me and my moms. "Dude, you totally have to see Sucker Punch." "What's that?" "You totally have to see Sucker Punch." read more

Charles and Erik: MORTAL FRENEMIES

Here's the thing: I usually try to focus my FTE posts on stuff that's at least a little bit under the radar. Of course there are exceptions (um, hello, Elf), but for the most part I figure the optimum use... read more

A Girl and A Ghost Walk Into A Bar…

In my youth I was a sucker for adventure games. I suffered through any number of ignoble deaths in all the old Sierra “Quest” games, I punned my way through Monkey Island, and I punched my way through the Nazis of “Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis”. Give me a pixelated guy with an improbable mission and a world full of... read more