Friday, April 29, 2011

MOVIES THAT CAN'T BE SEEN -- "The World's Greatest Sinner" (1962)

Well, it
lists "1962" as its release date on the IMDb, only because it has to say it was released at some point. After all, people have seen it. It has to have an origin, right? It mainly achieved status in '62, playing in select theaters at midnight screenings, but that was pretty much it. The truth is, this has still not been officially released, and you CAN'T see it, no matter what you do. Read More...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wild Horses!

Now that the tornadoes have left and the damage is done, what is the future for hundreds of Alabama residents? Their experiences, plus more, on this first-hand, no sponsors account of the bad weather in the Southeast.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The State of Emergency Show

With massive regional destruction, six people dead, and no end in sight, hear a first-person, blow- by-blow account of what Famed Alabama Weatherman James Spann has called "the worst weather I've seen in my career!" Hear all the severe weather action as I shack up inside my tiny apartment and ride the storm out. Also, witness the tale of how my humble paper route almost ended my life!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


It seems creative people have the hardest time getting vindicated for their actions -- working super hard on a project, whether it be novel, or screenplay, or acting, only to see their efforts evaporate into the universe of ephemeral appreciation. Well, no more -- at least not for me! Tonight, I look back on some of my ideas, past and present -- ones I've spent huge chunks of time obsessing over, and throw them out there for your enjoyment. And you will enjoy, and I will finally feel vindication for spending most of my life inside my own head.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Through a Killer Darkly

Back in 2004, Fangoria released a comprehensive list of what they believed to be the 50 scariest movies of all time. Not being an avid subscriber to the historic magazine, I picked up a copy, thinking this might be (at least) a fairly crucial quick-reference encyclopedia to have on hand. Slowly but surely, I made my way through the list, and, to my surprise, found its picks relatively tame. Even though I liked most of them, and was moderately enlightened by such listed classics as "Jacob's Ladder" and "Cronos", nothing, to me, really lived up the hyperbole Fangoria was granting these flicks. I don't know when I abandoned the list, but it was certainly before I got to "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer". If I had gotten to "Henry", well, I would have felt too intimidated, rather than too passe', to continue onward. It's a rabbit hole of a movie; once you're through it, it can only get darker. Read More...

Monday, April 11, 2011


The first episode of the show ever recorded while the sun is still up. Listen as I struggle through Wal-Mart coffee, as well as reflections about final exams, teaching, and what it's like living in a state despised by every comedian alive.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Countdown to Shutdown!

I'm stockin' up on beans, milk, and Coca-Cola as I await the impending shutdown of all things government. Also: new apartment, Birmingham's in the proverbial economic toilet, and Radio Flyer.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Night: A Week Off

No, "A Week Off" ain't the name of some Hughes-wannabe teen comedy from the 80s; it's a decision my state of mind has forced me to make. This week has been populated with all kinds of craziness: first, I had an apartment, then lost it because I waited too long to decide and it was rented out to some other dude; then, I went broke; then, I decided I wasn't broke, and it was just paranoia; then, we got a super cool apartment for a song in (here's the kick) the SAME building we're in now.

Regardless of how easy it may seem to move all your dishes and books and DVDs and toiletries one level down a flight of stairs, it's still moving, and it's a queen bitch, so I'm taking this Friday Night -- usually reserved for sitting on the deck and bringing you a new movie -- off, crashing from the first of (hopefully) three days of relocating junk (actually, it's nice stuff, but everything looks like junk when you're moving), and quietly drinking coffee on the porch.

But not wanting to expend the effort of pullin' out the camera and dealin' with YouTube doesn't mean I can't still recomment something. For some odd reason, I got to thinking about the old ABC classic, "Eerie, Indiana", one of the best one season, prematurely axed TV shows this side of "Freaks and Geeks" -- and, maybe, "Joey", but let's not go nuts. Check it out; you may have never watched it and are in for a treat, or you haven't watched it since before your voice first cracked and are in for a somber stroll down nostalgia avenue. Watch it, and try and answer me the question: how is that kid making any kind of money throwing newspapers on a bike? Seriously, at .10 cents a paper, what's he making? Like, five bucks? Whatever...