Truly Bizarre vintage print ads for video games

Pretty much every comic book I read throughout the ‘80s and 90s had a video game ad on the back cover. Usually it was one of these: Some of them were really awesome. Sometimes, though, they got really weird. First off, there was a whole “video games are better than sex” trend going on. And of course, just sex used without the implication that video … Continue reading Truly Bizarre vintage print ads for video games

Latest classic films viewed

A few days ago I posted about some classic films my wife and I had recently watched. Well, we’ve watched more, and here’s my impressions: 99 River Street (1953) This is an absolutely gorgeous gem of a film. An ex-boxer turned cab driver is framed for his unfaithful wife’s murder and races against time to find the real killer before the cops catch up with … Continue reading Latest classic films viewed

Five great hip hop songs from 1989

Ice-T has become a household name as an actor, but in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was widely considered one of the most dangerous people on that planet, at least in circles of uptight white people and by Oprah. Thing is–and I understood this as a thirteen year-old, so I don’t know what that sad about adults–these songs were ALL cautionary tales. Nowhere … Continue reading Five great hip hop songs from 1989

My escape, your escape

Effugium, which is Latin for “escape,” was the name of a space vessel constructed in the early years of the twenty-first century by eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard “The Prophet” Kryuss, founder of Krytech Industries. After a mysterious force announced its intent to remove all human life from Earth within ten years’ time, Kryuss funded the Effugium project with his own money, for … Continue reading My escape, your escape

Been watching a lot of “Outer Limits” lately

Talk about a show that was ahead of its time… I don’t hear it talked about much anymore, though. And that’s a shame, because it’s a real treasure. One of my favorite episodes is “The Hundred Days of the Dragon.” From what I understand, and I could be wrong, it’s not one of the more popular episodes; I guess my fondness for it only serves … Continue reading Been watching a lot of “Outer Limits” lately