Yearly Archives: 2011


galactica space
I know. I know.  The title of this article is rather salacious.  You will soon find that this has very little to do with space or the Stanley Kubrick film. This has been a terrible year for me.  I really feel like this was a throw away disaster of a year […]

2011 a Space Odyssey


Every year at this time I watch several versions of A Christmas Carol. It is my favorite movie during the holidays. The period in which the story takes place has forever fascinated me.  I especially love the hats. If you are like me the most glaringly obvious sign that a […]

A Christmas Carol …about Hats


magical musical thing toys
I don’t remember ever being disappointed waking up on xmas morning. I look back now on those frosty mornings filled with toys with such great memories.  I thought it would be great to share some of the greatest presents I ever received.  Maybe some of these bring back great memories for you […]

Toys of Xmas Past


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It’s that time of year again.  The gloriously hedonistic annual jaunt through that labyrinth filled with religious land mines called XMAS.  As I get older I have noticed that I loath xmas more and more each year. I find that as soon as the turkey is all gobbled up, my mind […]

Gloriously Hedonistic Annual Jaunt



Birthday Fun The time between birth and death is what we have, however long or short.  How we spend that time and what we do with that time defines us. It defines us differently to different people. The hero of a revolution is a dastardly traitor to those displaced by said revolution.  As we […]

Birthday 1973, A True Story



cooper
Carving a pumpkin, wearing a costume, and collecting tasty candy are really the only things a child dreams about during the month of October. One of my absolute fondest memories of Halloween growing up was picking out my costume.   I was lucky enough to have been of trick or […]

Cooper Halloween Legacy


What would Halloween be without Horror movies? I wouldn’t be very fun for adults. Now let’s think a bit about what makes a Horror movie so damned scary. The story is most definitely a key element. A spooky soundtrack and good Foley adds to the experience. These aren’t the reason […]

Prolonged Halloween Effects



not a zombie
On all hallows eve the creatures of the night roam the earth in search of candy and fun. Little do they know that they are acting out stories that have permeated our society since the middle ages. Anyone watching TV or movies knows all about a Zombie. I, however, find […]

No It’s Not a Zombie


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Werewolf Folklore permeates the fabric of our lives.  Stories handed down through the ages that become part of our culture make us who we are.  We don’t think about it much in our day to day activities.  It is usually during special occasions that ritual and traditions are observed in an obvious […]

The Evolution of the Cinema Werewolf



frankenstein
The story of Frankenstein has always been one of my favorites.  I love the romanticism and mysticism that surrounds it.  I also love science so it’s really a match made in heaven.  We all probably know the story of Frankenstein, which I won’t go onto here, but as usual I […]

Frankenstein’s Real Father