Fanged satire, Celtic shwag, and what's left of the Force
Twilight fever has pretty much taken over the world.
As expected, didn't take long for Hollywood to cash in with a related vampire spoof. If anyone has seen Transylmania, chime in with a review.
I predict this movie will to go to video by the end of the week.
Shoulda left it alone, George.
One of the ongoing controversies in fandom is the argument that George Lucas screwed up Stars Wars. From Ewoks, the icky incestuous attraction between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, the lousy remake of Episode IV, and pretty much everything in Episodes I, II, and III, diehards fans have a beef with Sr. Lucas. Local screenwriter and producer Alexandre Philippe hopes to capture that contemptuous spirit with his work-in-progress, the documentary The People Vs. George Lucas
. Philippe encourages anyone with an opinion (and video) to submit a rant (pro or con) to his official website
This last Saturday, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop
sponsored the December Writer's Buzz: People Vs. George Lucas Poetry Slam
. The prize, a collector's set of Star Wars action figures. (What else?) The poets included Denver's Poet Laureate Chris Ransick and Lighthouse Executive Director Michael Henry.
While the ensemble Boba Fett And The Americans didn't win the slam, they stole the show. (Check them out on Facebook
) Here's a sample of their zaniness from another venue.
Need a rear admiral, stat!
Every vocation has its lingo, including the doctors and nurses working the emergency room a.k.a. The Knife and Gun Club. If you're wondering what CTD, GPO, and UBI mean, or if you're a GLM, read this essay from the Smithsonian Magazine
Sucks getting old. Biting Edger from NY, Lorri Mark, sent shared these pics. Bottom line, time marches on and it shows.
. Jeanne and I will be signing at the Barnes & Noble, at the Pavillions in the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver. This Friday, December 11, at 6PM.